GKMS Families,

Next week is GK Homecoming Week and GKMS is participating with our GKMS Homecoming Theme Week.  Please remind and encourage your students to show their GK Pride and participate every day next week.  We kick it off Monday with “Mismatch Monday.”  We will end the week with the PBIS Quarter 1 Celebration.  The GKMS students have done an excellent job of being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe this Quarter.  To recognize this we are having the  Student vs. Staff basketball assembly next Thursday, October 6th.  

Student-Led Conferences are just over a month away on November 2nd and 3rd.  I will send out the link for families to sign up for their Student-Led Conference next week.    

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

10/4–Journalism Club 3-3:45pm

10/4–Student Council 3-3:45pm

10/7–Teacher Institute Day/No School

10/10–No School/Columbus Day

10/14–End of Quarter 1

10/14–Chess Club 3-4pm

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

10/19–Winter Sport Pictures

10/20–Fall Drama Performance at 6:30pm

11/2–Student-Led Conferences

11/3–Student-Led Conferences