GKMS Families,

As we conclude Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to recognize the hard work and dedication that each of our GKMS teachers show each and every day.  GKMS Teachers make GKMS a great place to be.    

Happy Mother’s Day to all the AMAZING GKMS moms out there!  I hope you all enjoy the weekend with your families.  As always, please contact me with any questions at or call me at 815-784-5222.  Please take a moment 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

5/9–GKMS Chorus Concert at GKHS @7pm

5/14–Chorus and 7/8th Band Trip to Six Flags

5/20–8th Grade Dance 7-9pm at GKMS

5/20–8th Grade Field Trip to Skateland

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