Good evening GKMS Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  The staff is excited to meet all of the middle school students on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 16th.  If you have not already picked up your school supplies please see the GKMS Supply ListsStudents will be using their lockers this year and storing their backpacks in their lockers throughout the day.  

6th Grade

On August 11th, GKMS is hosting the 6th Grade Orientation at 6:30pm for 6th grade students and their parents/guardians.  At the 6th Grade Orientation, there will be a presentation outlining what the incoming 6th grade students can expect on a daily basis at GKMS and answer any questions you may have.  Students will also have their schedules and locker combinations so they can tour their schedules and practice opening their lockers.  6th grade students will also receive their Chromebooks at the Orientation.  

7th/8th Grade Students

The Supply Drop Off and Chromebook Pick Up event for 7th/8th grade students is only a couple of weeks away.  Students will pick up their schedules and Chromebooks, drop off school supplies in their lockers, and may walk their schedule. Students must be registered in order to receive their schedule and Chromebook.  This event is from 8am-3pm for both grade levels.  

7th Grade–August 9th, drop-in 8am-3pm

8th Grade–August 10th, drop-in 8am-3pm

As always, please contact me with any questions at or call me at 815-784-5222.  Have a Cogtastic remainder of the summer and I look forward to seeing everyone at Orientation (6th Grade) or Supply Drop Off (7/8th Grade).  


Craig Butcher

Principal GKMS