GKMS Families,

The second Encore rotation began yesterday, September 22nd.  Our Encore classes are :  Art, LCS, 21st Century Skills, Health, or Careers.  Also, students who had Health class during Encore 1 are now in a PE class.  Please take time this weekend to discuss which Encore class your student is in and what they enjoyed most from their first Encore rotation.  Grades for Encore 1 will be available next Thursday, September 29th.    

There is still time if your student would like to get involved in their school and join a club.  Parent permission slips are available in the office.  Please see the GKMS Calendar for all meeting dates.  School is more fun when you get involved. 

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


Craig Butcher

Principal GKMS

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Upcoming Events

9/26–Art Club 3-4pm

9/29–Community Impact Club 3-4pm

9/30–GK PTO Fun Fair 

10/4–Journalism Club 3-3:45pm

10/4–Student Council 3-3:45pm

10/7–Teacher Institute Day/No School

10/14–End of Quarter 1

10/14–Chess Club 3-4pm

10/17–Fine Arts Showcase Concert at GKHS 7-8pm