Virtual Backpack logo. Paper bag background, in text "Virtual Backpack". Background has different squiggles in blue, orange and white. There is a blue backpack in the bottom right hand corner.


The virtual backpack is a page for distributing information from non-profit, intergovernmental agencies, and business partners in an eco-friendly way to our students/community. If you would like to add your information to our virtual backpack, please see below for approval process.

Materials posted are the responsibility of the organization posting and endorsement by Genoa Kingston CUSD 424 is not direct nor implied.


Flyer for "diggin" the dirt Junior Maser Gardner

Chicago Youth Orchestra

Apply today!

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Flyer for "diggin" the dirt Junior Maser Gardner

4-H Gardening Program - Diggin' The Dirt Jr Master Gardener

The University of Illinois Extension will be offering a summer 4-H gardening program for youth between the ages of 9 and 12. The weekly sessions will be facilitated by Extension Master Gardeners and 4-H personnel.

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Flyer for GK School Supply Assistance

2023-2024 School Supply Assistance Form

The Genoa/Kingston community is providing school supplies to Genoa/Kingston School District K-5 families who need a little help starting the year strong. We all know that back to school time is fun, but it can also be challenging to students and families.

Your community wants to lend a hand! 

Students attending Kindergarten thru 5th grade at GK are eligible to register to receive free school supplies and a backpack.  

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Flyer for NIU STEAM Camps

NIU STEAM Summer Camps

  • Organization: Northern Illinois University

  • Email address:

  • Phone number: 815-753-8554

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Flyer for Curiosity Lab

CURIOSITY LAB - Personalized Tutoring for Reading


  • Free Trial Session

  • Available for K-8

  • Virtual tutors

  • Highly personalized data-driven teaching approach

  • certified teachers

Visit Our Future Reads

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Flyer for Camp Russel program

Camp Russel

Register your child now for summer day camp! Choose from four weeklong programs, each with a different theme. Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Children will have fun learning about nature through hands‐on activities, games, and nature awareness. Camps fill quickly and space is limited to 20 children per camp so register now!

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AMI Summer Music Camp flyer

AMI Summer Music Camp (July 17-21)

 AMI Summer Music Camp (July 17-21) takes place at American Music Institute's (non-profit org) Clarendon Hills Campus. The early bird tuition special we're running ends on 2/15.

  • Beginner-Advanced Camps

  • Early Bird Tuition ($450) - ENDS 3/15

  • Ages 5-18yrs old 

  • All Instruments 

  • Aftercare Available 

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The Genoa-Kingston School District is proud to work collaboratively with our community organizations to help share information with our student(s) and families. In an effort to limit print distribution we encourage you to request your flyer be placed in our virtual backpack located on our website and/or on our social media. All flyer(s) submitted for either print distribution, virtual backpack and/or social media must be approved by the Superintendent’s office.