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


2019-2020 District Calendar
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2019-2020 District Calendar 

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


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 


Basketball 7th Grade Regional Basketball Game Rescheduled

The Coolidge Braves 7th Grade Regional Basketball game is reschduled from Saturday, January 19th to Monday, January 21st  due to inclement weather. See new game information below:


7th Grade Regional Game

January 21, 2019 at 12:15 PM

Lincoln Middle School- 145 West Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Wrestling Coolidge Wrestling Duels Cancelled

The Coolidge Wrestling Duels scheduled for Saturday, January 19 are CANCELLED due to inclement weather. 

Extracurricular ALL After School Activities Cancelled 1/11/19

ALL after school activities have been cancelled Friday, January 11, 2019! These activites include all sports and clubs! 



2018 GCSD9 Winter Newsletter

Please check out the
2018 GCSD9
Winter Newsletter



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.


Basketball CANCELLED- Boys Basketball Game 12/12/18

The Boys Basketball game scheduled again East St. Louis today has been cancelled  due to a transportation issue with East St. Louis buses.

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


Coolidge Cheer Coolidge Cheerleaders Place 1st at Alton Competition

Coolidge Cheerleader place 1st at Alton NCAA Invitational


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


Cheerleaders Coolidge Cheerleaders Qualify for State at ICCA Regionals

Coolidge Junior High Cheerleaders advance to ICCA State Championships

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Tonight November 5, 2018
the Coolidge Girl's Basketball Game has been postponed,
due to the leakage in the roof.  

We are sorry for the inconvenience and do not want to put the students in harm's way.
Any questions please contact Coolidge at 618-451-5826


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


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.



Sept. SOTM CJHS September Students of the Month

CJHS September Students of the Month!

Each student was nominated by various teachers within the Departments at CJHS!

Congratulations to all the September Students of the Month!

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 


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:


Local ACT prep resources


Professional Learning Day (PLD)

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



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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 


Homework Helpers!

Need help with homework or need a little extra help in a certain subject? Come to Homework Helpers afterschool in the Cafeteria! 

-Every Wednesday 2:45-3:45 PM


2018-2019 School Pictures
Say Cheese

School Pictures will be held on:

Monday, September 10, 2018



Fall Dance- September 21!
Fall Dance

Coolidge Junior High School Fall Dance!

Sponsored by CJHS Student Council 

-September 21, 2018 7:00-9:00PM

-Students will need their ID to get in 


Winner- Shelby Rainey Clean Air Bookmark Design Winner- Shelby Rainey

8th Grader Shelby Rainey won the Clean Air Bookmark Design Contest! 

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



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!


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 


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-


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



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


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


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