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Image result for no school inclimate weather images Wednesday January 30, 2019
GCSD9 will be closed due to
Inclement Weather


Winter Break
Reminder to All Families and Students...
No School December 24th thru January 7th
All Students Will return on January 8, 2019

Have a Safe and Happy Holidays.


GC Congratulations!

Mr. Billy Laycock and the GCHS Industrial Technology Department were recognized by KPLR Channel 11 during their "Tools for Teachers" segment.

The 12th Annual production of

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A Christmas Carol
This is a must see! The GCHS Theather Department puts on an amazing performance.
Performance dates are 
December 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2018 

Get your tickets soon they will sell out fast 

For more information please click read more



Happy Thanksgiving 
from the Staff of the 
Granite City School District #9

Please remember there will be NO SCHOOL 

November 21, 22, and 23, 2018


Parent/Teacher Conferences
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Reminder NO SCHOOL for Parent/Teacher Conferences!
Please see the schedule below and if you have any questions please call your students school.

Thursday, October 18th from 1 - 4 and 5 - 8.
Friday, October 19th from 8 - 11 and 12-3.



See How They Run

This years GCHS Homecoming Play 

See How They Run

October 10th and 11th, 2018 
7:00pm to 9:00pm
You dont want to miss this hilarious production! 

A list of your cast for this play Click Here 


GC 2018 GCHS Homecoming!!

Granite City High School's 2018 Homecoming Events begin on Thursday, October 4th with the parade and powderpuff game.  Homecoming will conclude on Friday, October 12th with the Tribefest after school.

GC Granite City High School Homecoming Dance

It’s Homecoming time!! Homecoming Dance tickets will be on sale Tuesday, September 25 and go through Friday, September 29 to all GCHS students. Tickets will only be available on these four days for the discounted price of $10.00. Tickets will be on sale during lunch hours in room 356. You must have your ID to purchase your ticket and must not have any obligations. You may only purchase one ticket unless you are escorting a GCHS Graduate. If you are escorting a GCHS Graduate, you must have the Homecoming Dance Permit signed and present it when you purchase tickets. This form is available in Mrs. Ames’ room, 356. Beginning Monday, October 1st through Thursday, Oct. 4 the price of the ticket increases to $20 and will be sold in room 356. No tickets will be sold at the door of the dance. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Ames. 

Professional Learning Day (PLD)

Professional Learning Day (PLD)..
Friday, September 14th 2018


WBR Welcome Back Rally!!

School is back in session and it is time for the GCHS Welcome Back Rally!!

GC Spirit Wear Fridays

Friday's at GCHS are spirit wear days.  Students are encouraged to wear school colors red and black to school each Friday throughout the school year.  

Special Special Board Meeting
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Board Meeting for 8/21/2018
has been Cancelled 



GC 2018-19 Fall Athletic Parent Meeting

On Wednesday August 14th, the GCHS athletic department held an informational meeting for parents and athletes.  Please click on the link below for the slide presentation.  


/userfiles/88/my files/granite city warriors fall parent meeting power point (1).ppt?id=4059

Late Start Mondays

GCHS will have it’s first Late Start Monday on August 13th, 2018

Schedules Release of Student Schedules

All students schedules will be released on Wednesday, August 1st. You can login to your skyward account and view the schedule option to check teachers and class periods.

Open District Registration


Registration and/or New Enrollments
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration will be closed July 23rd from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
August 6th from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Please note there will be no 2 day registration at the High School as we have had open Registration and New Enrollment all summer at the Board of Education at 3200 Maryville Road

Visit anytime!


Camera Senior Yearbook Photos

Attention GCHS Seniors; Yearbook Photo Information





It has come to our attention that you may have received information, or been contacted by, ‘HR Imaging’ Photography regarding senior portraits. 

Please know this company is not contracted or affiliated with Granite City High School. 

You should disregard their correspondence.

NOTICE OF SALE: Vocational Buildings Trade House



An OPEN HOUSE will be held on Sunday, July 15th, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please see attached Flyer for more informationNOTICE OF SALE 


GCHS Volleyball Camp


GCHS Lady Warriors Volleyball Camp
When:  July 23 - 25, 2018
Where: GC High School Gym

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am for Grades 5th - 8th
            6:00pm - 8:00pm  for High School Students 

Cost: $30

Any Questions Please contact Coach Brittany Spotanski at
GCHS Volloyball Camp Flyer



The Mid- America Vision Clinic is BACK
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The Eye Care Charity of Mid-America
Mobile Vision Clinic is back!!

Date: July 13th
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm please arrive EARLY, first come first serve.
Please see attached flyer for more information 
Free Eye Clinic 


2018-2019 Meet the Teacher Schedule

Back to School 
Meet the Teacher and Student Orientation 
Dates and Times 

Please see attached for the Dates and Times


Coolidge Junior High Baseball

CJHS is excited to add 7th & 8th grade baseball
teams to our sports program.

The guidelines and information to participate are listed below,
and any further questions about Coolidge baseball should be directed to
Coach Scott Smallie-


Region I Special Education Cooperative Board Meeting
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Special Education Cooperative Board meeting

has been changed to Tuesday, June 26th at 2 p.m.
at the Granite City School District Administration Building
located at 3200 Maryville Road, Granite City


Kickball Freshman Kickball Tournament
"Warrior Step Up" Summer Program begins tonight at 5pm.
District Registration


District Registration
2018-2019 School Year

*** Starts June 4, 2018***

There are a few changes this year so please take a few minutes to look them over.

Registration Requirements 

All Registrations/Enrollments are now done at 3200 Maryville Road
Hours 7:30am - 3:00pm
Any questions please call Student Services at 618.451.5800 opt 1


2018 GCHS Athletic Summer Camps


Granite City High School Athletics
2018 Summer Camps

Please see attached flyer CAMP LIST
If you are interested in your child attending
please email the Coach that is listed 

or for additional information,
please contact the GCHS Athletic Office,
618-451-5800 ext. 2500; or, email the coach directly.


GCHS GCHS Semester Exam Schedule

Please click on the information below for the semester exam schedule.


/userfiles/88/my files/gchs fall semester exam schedule (1).pdf?id=4432



HR Imaging Graduation Pictures

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To order your Seniors Graduation Pictures online 
Please go to

shophrimaging flyer 



The Academic Support Network is offering a semester exam study session on Monday, Dec. 17th from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the H.S. cafeteria.

2018 High School Graduation


GCHS High School Graduation
Friday, June 1, 2018

Nelson Hagnauer  Sports Complex,
 Kevin Greene Field


MANDATORY graduation practice, Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

more information provided below


Toni Toni Rush - Southwestern Conference Champion

Congratulations Toni Rush on your Southwestern Conference Championship in the 100m dash!

Six Mile Library Summer Reading

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Six Mile Regional Library District
Summer Reading Program for
Teens and Youth

They have a lot in store this summer for the children. Please check it out

SMRLD Summer Challenge
May 21st - July 30, 2018


IPA Awards Illinois Principals Association Awards

On April 18th, 2018 Megan Keel and Samson Roberds were awarded the Illinois Principal Association Award.


Have you been wondering about the donation boxes at the
High School and Grigsby Middle School?

We have partnered with Caritas Family Solutions to support local foster care, adoption, and counseling programs. Proceeds from items collected benefit more than 1,500 children in the foster care system!

Learn more at


SLU MaPP Challenge '18

6 GCHS students competed as a team against other St. Louis area schools in the MaPP Challenge '18 competition held on SLU campus Saturday, April 14th.

CEO Shark Tank GCHS CEO Shark Tank

Congratulations to CEO student Morgan Ambruso for winning our CEO Shark Tank event. 

Dylan Beasley Congratulations to our 2018 Mr. Warrior, Dylan Beasley

GCHS Renaissance hosted the 2018 Mr. Warrior Pageant on Wednesday, April 11th in front of a large enthusiastic crowd.  Congratulations to all of the contestants and the hosts on a terrific event. 

Kai Kai Hale speaks at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Dinner

Granite City High School Junior Kai Hale had the privilege of speaking at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Dinner.  The keynote speaker for this event was Human Rights Activist Naomi Tutu.

Swimmers Congratulations GCHS Swimmers!!

Granite City High School Swimmers finished 5th at the IHSA Sectional Meet competing in the 400yd Freestyle Relay .  Congratulations to Warriors Bennett Smallie, Matt Wilson, Dawson James, and Noah Cain.  A big shout out goes to Coach Linda Ames for her hardwork and dedication.

Books SAT Prep Workshop at GCHS

Granite City High School is offering free SAT workshops beginning on March 1st.  Please click on the article for additional information.

Coolidge Wrestling Team


Tournament Champs

Coolidge took 1st place in the
George Nemeth Wrestling Tournament
Congratulations to the Coolidge Wrestling Team!
please click below for some pictures from the tournament


GCHS Madison County Early Voting Sites

Madison County has announced early voting sites for the 2018 Primary Election.

All-State Musical Talent 2018


GCHS Band Students Receive Recognition for Musical Talent
 - Illinois All-State Honors 2018 -

Also the GCHS Wind Ensemble 
Preformed at the ILMEA All State Conference

Over the weekend these students performed at the
Peoria Civic Center and received high honors.
For more on this amazing group of Band Members.

please read the attached article  

State Article


2018-2019 School Calendar
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On January 24, 2018 GCSD9 School Board Approved the
2018-2019 School Calendar


CEO CEO Best of our Granite City Area Event

The Granite City High School CEO program would like to invite you to our "Best of the Granite City Area Event" on January 30th.

Ricky Hard GCHS Bowler Achieves Perfection

Ricky Hard bowled a perfect 300 game during the IHSA Regional Competition at Camelot Bowl in Collinsville.

Warrior Flock GCHS Students visit Siteman Cancer Center

On Saturday, December 23rd, Granite City High School students that are members of the Warrior Flock visited the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis to deliver care packages to patients.

GCHS Semester Exam Study Session

Preparation for Semester Exams 12/14/17

Wrestlers cleaning up GCHS Wrestling Team Helping Out Our Community

GCHS Wrestlers Caring For Their Community

NHS Clean up Cleaning Up

GCHS National Honor Society working in our community

GCHS Gym Granite City Sports Hall of Fame

Granite City Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony

Warrior Fall Sports Awards

GCHS Celebrated the Fall Sports Season on November 1st

Andrew O'Keefe Madison County Cross Country Meet

Granite City's O'Keefe Wins Madison County Championship

King and Queen 2017 Homecoming King and Queen

Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming King and Queen

2017 Homecoming Court Congratulations to the 2017 Homecoming Court

GCHS 2017 Homecoming Court

Marching Warriors Grand Champions

Warriors continue Marching On!!

Golf Congratulations Golfers!!

Golfers Megan Keel, Alexis Schmidke, and Drew Wielgus have advanced to the IHSA Sectional Tournaments.

Class of '97 Donation Thank you to the Class of 1997

GCHS Class of 1997 donated $500 to help the students at their alma mater.

GC Andrew O'Keefe continues his impressive season

Andrew O'Keefe continues his impressive season by winning the Alton Invitational.

Preview of Champions GCHS Marching Warriors bring home hardware

The Marching Warriors competed in the 2017 McKendree University Preview of Champions event on Saturday, September 23rd.

GC GCHS Homecoming

During the Week of October 9 - 14, Granite City High School will hold it's homecoming festivities.

Welcome Back Rally Welcome Back Rally!!

Granite City High School's Welcome Back Rally is scheduled for September 8th.  

GC Senior Panoramic Picture

Senior Panoramic Pictures will be taken on September 14th.

Dental Safari Dental Safari

Dental Safari will be visiting Granite City High School on October 4th during the school day.  

Pep Rally Fox2Now Pep Zone

Fox2now Pep Zone will be at Granite City High School on Friday September 1st.  The Rally will begin at 6:15am, we look forward to hosting another exciting event here at GCHS.  

Warrior Football Warrior Football Livestreamed on ESPN

"Our football game this week is on TV! Tune in next Friday night to for the live stream of Carbondale vs. Granite City. Live from Kevin Greene Field ESPN and Silverback Video will bring you the High School Football Game of the Week, coverage begins at 6:50 Friday Night!

Warriors Prep Rally

Granite City High School hosted the #5Prep Rally on Friday 8/25 prior to the first home football game vs. Jerseyville.  

IL State Scholars Illinois State Scholars for 2019

Congratulations to Granite City High School's 2019 Illinois State Scholars!!!  The State Scholar Program recognizes students attending approved high schools for outstanding academic achievement. State scholar designation provides honorary recognition with no monetary award. Approximately the top ten percent of graduates from approved high schools are announced as State Scholars each year.

GCHS Football Warriors Earn a Playoff Berth!!

On Friday, October 26th, the football Warriors will travel to Batavia for an IHSA State Playoff game for the first time since 2011.  The Warriors finished the season with a 5-4 record to earn their playoff berth.

GCHS Incoming Freshman "Warrior Way" Open House

GCHS would like to invite all incoming freshman to our "Warrior Way" Open House event.  Everyone will meet in the main gym at 6:30pm and then have an opportunity to tour the building and meet the staff.  If you have any questions, please contact the high school at 618-451-5808.  We look forward to seeing you!!

Arrowhead GCHS Semester Exam Schedule

Semester Exams scheduled for Dec. 18,19, & 20.

Arrowhead Incoming Freshman Scheduling Night

Incoming Freshman for the 2019-20 school year are invited to the high school cafeteria on February 13th, beginning at 5:30pm, to create a schedule.  We ask that families arrive at the following times;

A - H at 5:30pm

I - P at 6:15pm

Q - Z at 7:00pm

Anyone that is unable to attend at their designated time, may arrive after 7pm.  If you have any questions, please contact the GCHS office at 618-451-5808.  Any families unable to attend will be contacted by a GCHS guidance counselor.

This link contains the information provided during the "Warrior Way" event on January 28th.

 /userfiles/88/my files/2019 freshman parent meeting and open house (1).pptx?id=4569

WorldQuest GCHS Students Compete in WorldQuest

"Rookies of the Year"

IDOT Congratulations Marching Warriors!!

The GCHS Marching Warriors ended their wonderful season with another Grand Champion honor!!  The Illinois Department of Transportation has created another set of signs to commemorate our Marching Warriors accomplishments!!

2019-2020 District Calendar
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2019-2020 District Calendar 

Please understand that these Dates are
**Subject to Change**


Cross Country Boys and Girls Cross Country Runners Advance!!

On Saturday, October 21st, the Warrior runners competed in the IHSA Regional at SIUE.  Both the boys and girls teams qualified to compete in the IHSA Sectional in Quincy on Saturday, October 27th.  Best of luck to all of our runners!!

Bench GCHS Outside Seating Cap Collection

GCHS Clubs and Organizations are collecting caps and lids

Parent Survey Administration


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DEADLINE March 15,  2019

5Essentials parental survey
We must provide your input and rely upon it
for these very important issues concerning our schools.
I am asking you to please take a few moments and
participate in this very important survey.

Your participation is greatly appreciated.
Mr. James J. Greenwald, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools


Camera We Need Your Help!!


Attention Granite City Warrior students and parents.

The Granite City Video Journalism Club has entered a contest hosted by Vantage Credit Union, hoping to win funds to support the purchase of new video equipment. We need your votes! You can vote with a current email address from October 16-23rd. We could win one of five cash prizes (2) $500, (2) $1,000 or the grand prize of $2,000!

SIUE Bi-State Band Festival
band The SIUE Bi-State Band Festival was held this weekend on the
campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  
Over 45 high schools and 250 musicians from Illinois and Missouri auditioned to participate in the festival. 
GCHS was represented extremely well with 16 band members selected to participate in the Bi-State Bands! 
Bi-State Band Festival 


Granite City Alumni Association

Welcome to the official Alumni Association of all
Granite City Graduates. 

We are excited to have this resource available for our graduates, schools, and community.  From this site you can learn more about our current projects, donate,  share your story, and stay connected with other alumni.  To become a member please visit the website you can choose to between a free or paid membership.

Alumni Association website:


Arrowhead Peer Tutoring

Granite City High School offers peer tutoring during the lunch periods for students in need of academic support.  Please click on the flyer below for additional information.


/userfiles/88/my files/peer tutor flyer s19.pdf?id=4498

2018 GCSD9 Winter Newsletter

Please check out the
2018 GCSD9
Winter Newsletter



Blood Center NHS Blood Drive

National Honor Society students organize blood drive

Books Academic Support Network

Homework help!!  Granite City High School offers tutoring from teachers and peers through the Academic Support Network.  Please click on the link below for details.

/userfiles/88/my files/s19 academic resource flyer.pdf?id=4497

Local ACT prep resources



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For years, Dental Safari comes to every school in our district every year for dental cleanings and fluoride treatments. 
They see any student as long as parent has completed a permission form.
For the families that are interested in utilizing this service please go to the website and fill out that out at,
click read more: for more information