GKMS Families,

Today the students started their last Encore rotation of the school year.  Over the weekend would be a great time to ask your student how their last Encore session went and which one they have for their last session; Art, STEM, Careers, LCS, or Health.  The Encore5 grades will be posted in your Skyward Parent Portal by 3pm on Thursday, April 14th.  

Looking for something to do this weekend?  The GKMS Drama Club has been hard at work rehearsing for their spring play and is excited for their first show tonight.  GKMS Drama is having their spring performance tonight and tomorrow, April 8 & 9, at 7:00pm each evening.   The cost is $3 per ticket and there will be snacks and drinks available for purchase.  The GKMS Art Club will also be selling student created bookmarks.  Come out and enjoy  The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, written by Mary Lynn Dobson and produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.  

8th Grade students took the first of three science assessments required by the state today.  The final two Illinois Science Assessments(ISA) will be completed during the day on Tuesday, April 12th.  

As always, please feel free to contact me at or call me at 815-784-5222.


Craig Butcher

Principal GKMS

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Upcoming Events

4/8–Spring Drama Performance at 7pm @ GKMS

4/9–Spring Drama Performance at 7pm @ GKMS

4/15–Day of Non-Attendance

4/18–Day of Non-Attendance

5/5–6th Grade Field Trip to Walcamp

5/20–8th Grade Dance

5/23–8th Grade Promotion