Social Studies Club

Mr. Vince Willaredt - Teacher sponsor

The Social Studies Club is open to all GCHS students.  We focus on community and school engagement activities that involve political action or civic engagement.  We proudly host our local voter registration drives, mock elections, and school censuses, as well as participate in service projects like food pantry drives.  We also enjoy student field trips both near and far.  We hope to expand the social studies horizons of all GCHS students.


Democracy School

In 2015 GCHS was named a "Democracy School" by the Illinois Civic Mission Coalition in recognition of the vast community and school service activities that sprout from the work of the GCHS students and staff.  It was a great honor to have our hard work over the years recognized.   GCHS is now linked to other Democracy Schools in Illinois and share civic engagement projects and resources.  The GCHS DSI Team distributes age appropriate social studies themed books to our district 3rd graders twice per year, sponsored the creation of a student member to our school board, and hopes to create a chapter of the RHO KAPPA social studies honor society for our students who excel in Social Studies.  We try to make what GCHS already does well even better.