GKMS Families,

 We are excited to host our first ever GKMS Movie Night, next Friday, May 6th at Genoa-Kingston Middle School.  Thank you to Mrs. Row and the GKMS Student Council for organizing this fun evening for our students.  This event is only open to current GKMS students.  


Drop off at 5:15pm

Pick-Up at 7:15pm


This event will cost $2 at the door.  Popcorn, soda, water, and candy will be sold.  All items will be $1 or less.  The movie being shown is Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (rated PG).

Students can "camp out" with a blanket, sleeping bag, or lawn chair in the Gym while hanging out with their friends and enjoying the movie. Email Mrs. Row at with any questions! 


8th Grade

Reminder:  The 8th Grade Promotion is scheduled for May 23rd at 7pm at GKHS; everyone is welcome.  The 8th Grade Dance is on May 20th at GKMS from 7-9pm.  Tickets for the 8th Grade Dance will go on sale the week of May 9th during the lunch period.  Tickets are $5; you must be a GKMS student to purchase a ticket or attend the dance.  

Teacher Appreciation Week–May 2nd-6th

Please see the PTO Teacher Appreciation Week Information for how to participate and show your appreciation for our tremendous GK Staff.  Thank you GK PTO for putting this together!

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions at, or call me at 815-784-5222.  Don’t forget to check out the grade level newsletter below to see all the great things happening in your student’s classrooms!


Craig Butcher

Principal GKMS

6th Grade Newsletter

7th Grade Newsletter

GKMS 8th Newsletter 

Encore Newsletter

Upcoming Events

5/5–6th Grade Field Trip to Walcamp

5/5–MS Band Concert @7pm at GKHS

5/9–GKMS Chorus Concert at GKHS @7pm

5/20–8th Grade Dance 7-9pm at GKMS

5/23–8th Grade Promotion @7pm at GKHS

5/23–7th Grade Field Trip to Sycamore Family Fun Center

5/24–6th Grade Battle of Ancient Empires