Good evening GKMS Families,

This is the last newsletter for the 2021-2022 school year.  It has been great to end this school year with field trips and a variety of fun and engaging activities.  Thank you for your support and entrusting your students to us throughout this school year.  They have been fantastic this year and it has been great to see them grow and develop throughout the school year.  GKMS students are #1.  

For the second part of the school day today, your students participated in our PBIS Quarter 4 Celebration.  Feel free to ask them about the various activities they participated in as part of the event.  

If your student ordered a yearbook, it will be handed out on their last day of in person attendance if they attend in person. 

8th Grade

The last day for 8th grade students is Monday, May 23rd.  On Monday, the 8th grade students will head to GKHS for Promotion practice and will return to the school for lunch and field day activities outside.  Pizza and ice cream will be provided to the 8th grade students.  Please see the 8th Grade Promotion Letter to Families for more information on 8th Grade Promotion at 7pm at GKHS on Monday, May 23rd.  We are very excited to have everyone together for this special event.  

GKMS Gazette

The final edition of the 2021-2022 GKMS Gazette is live! Please take some time to read fictional stories, things to do in Genoa this summer, a farewell to our 8th graders, and more! 

GKMS Gazette

As always, please contact me with any questions at or call me at 815-784-5222.  Have a Cogtastic Summer!


Craig Butcher

Principal GKMS

Upcoming Events

5/23–8th Grade Promotion at 7pm

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

8/1–Summer Advancement Program Begins; ends 8/10

8/11–6th Grade Orientation at 6:30pm

8/16–First Day of School

8/22–Curriculum Night at 6:30pm 

GKMS Football Information

GKMS Football Camp is July 25th - 28th

GKMS Practice Schedule--Begins August 8th