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IllinoisStateScholar GCHS Recognizes Illinois State Scholars

Granite City High School had 21 students named 2021-22 State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement, as announced by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

2021SportsCamps GCHS Announces 2021 Summer Sports Camps

Granite City High School has announced its 2021 Summer Camp Schedule with available camps for boys basketball, girls basketball, cross country, girls volleyball, baseball and football.

ElksMay Elks honors May Students of the Month

Seniors Bryon Kidd and Whitney Klee from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Elks May Students of the Month.

HiringWeb GCSD9 Hiring for 2021-22 School Year

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 is preparing for the 2021-22 school year and has multiple full-time and part-time openings.

PratherGreen Prather Recognized as Green Team of the Year

Prather Elementary School has been named the 2021 Madison County Green Schools Program Green Team of the Year.

2021BOE GCSD9 Welcomes Newly Elected Board Members

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 swore in four newly elected Board of Education members at the James J. Greenwald Administration Building on May 3. Tallin CurranLinda KnoglEric Stacy and Erica Venne join president Dennis Wilmsmeyer, vice-president Bill McMasters and secretary Zack Nunn on the seven-person board.

CannFox2ED Message from Superintendent Stephanie Cann

Attached message from Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann on the outlined projected district use of upcoming grant funds.

CannThankYou Thank You from Superintendent Cann

As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close, GCSD9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann wanted to celebrate our entire staff for the work they have done to make this a successful 2020-21 school year.

Kujawa Kujawa Named Clean Air Bookmark Winner

Coolidge Junior High School 8th grader Savannah Kujawa was named the 2021 Clean Air Bookmark Competition  Winner, as announced by the Madison County Green Schools Program.

SzymcekObit GCSD9 Mourns the Loss of Elizabeth Szymcek

Lake Educational Support Services Center monitor Elizabeth Szymcek passed away on May 1 at Evelyn's House in Creve Coeur, Mo. Szymcek was 59.

GCHS GCHS Provides Scholarship Info for Seniors

As the 2020-21 school year comes to a close, Granite City High School seniors have the decision to make about the next step in their life. The GCHS Guidance Department has provided steps on the process of applying to college, scholarship websites and the remaining scholarships that are available to students. 

RotaryMay Rotary honors May Students of the Month

Juniors Sierra Cooper and Ryan Eudy from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Rotary Club May Students of the Month.

GCSportsHOF Granite City Announces 2021 Sports HOF Class

The Granite City Sports Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2021 inductees who will be inducted in a ceremony on Friday, November 12, at the Granite City High School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Induction ceremonies begin at 7 p.m.

schoolboardmeeting GCSD9 Announces Special Board Meeting

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 announced a Special Meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, May 3, at 5 p.m. at the James J. Greenwald Administration Building at 3200 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill. 

HarrisIHSA Harris Recognized by IHSA and Special Olympics

Granite City High School Athletic Director John Moad presented junior Lillian Harris the Inclusive Youth Leadership Certificate on Tuesday following her completion of a five-month virtual course hosted through the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and Special Olympics.

2021Graduation GCHS Announces Plans for 2021 Graduation

Granite City High School has its announced its plans for the Class of 2021 Graduation, which is set for Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Kevin Greene Field. 

GCHS GCHS Hosts 2021 Personal Choice Awards

Granite City High School hosted the 2021 Personal Choice Awards Monday night at the GCHS Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Granite City, Ill. GCHS recognized 63 students from grades 9 through 12 during its annual event. Each student received a medal and a certificate while the supporting nomination was read by a staff member.

GCSD9Graphic GCSD9 Hosting Vision and Hearing Screenings

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 is conducting the required annual vision and hearing screenings for students attending in person.  

TeacherSpotlightMoore Teacher Spotlight: Gerard Moore, GCHS

Every other week throughout the 2020-21 school year, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 features a teacher who is going above and beyond to better serve our students. This “Teacher Spotlight” features GCHS special education teacher, boys basketball coach and assistant track & field coach Gerard Moore.

CannFox2ED Message from Superintendent Stephanie Cann

Message from Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann on upcoming events for the Class of 2021 - Senior Decision Day, 99th May Carousel, Graduation and Prom.

IPA Boushard, Huskamp Recognized by Principal

Granite City High School seniors Chase Boushard and Kayla Huskamp were chosen as the Illinois Principals Association Outstanding Student and Citizen Award recipients, as announced Thursday by GCHS Principal Daren DePew.

GCArrowhead GCHS Announces Class of 2021 Events

Granite City High School announced upcoming events for the the Class of 2021, including Senior Decision Day, 99th May Carousel, Graduation and Prom.

DonMiller Former GCHS Coach Headed to SLMFCA HOF

Former Granite City High School football coach Don Miller will be among 16 individuals inducted into the St. Louis Metro Football Coaches Association (SLMFCA) Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday, May 23, at the Royal Orleans Banquet Hall in Mehlville, Mo.

CoolidgeNew CJHS Spring Athletics Spectator Guidelines

Coolidge Junior High is pleased to share our Spectator Policy for the Spring IHSA extra-curricular events under IDPH Guidelines. As a school district we will do our best to provide an opportunity for all student-athletes from CJHS to have representation at our events.

AprilElks Elks honors April Students of the Month

Seniors Claire Sykes and Brennan Whittleman from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Elks April Students of the Month.

RotaryApril2 Rotary honors April Students of the Month

Juniors Jonas Etchison and Lailah Santizo from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Rotary Club April Students of the Month.

StaffSpotlightCarranza.png Staff Spotlight: Ruben Carranza

Every other week throughout the 2020-21 school year, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 features a teacher or staff member who is going above and beyond to better serve our students. This “Staff Spotlight” features GCSD9 Parent Bilingual Liaison/English as a Second Language (ESL) Ruben Carranza.

Grigsby Join Grigsby Intermediate School Band

4th graders interested in joining the Grigsby Intermediate School Band next year (2021-22), click HERE!

Dawson GCHS Remembers Social Worker Christy Dawson

Granite City High School honored social worker Christy Dawson Thursday by distributing purple ribbons to be worn by students and staff throughout the day. Along with the ribbons, memory cards were available for students and staff to send a message to the family or write a note about Ms. Dawson.

GCHS GCHS hosts Senior Decision Day on May 5th

Granite City Community Unit School District No. 9 announced it will hold an inaugural Senior Decision Day on Wednesday, May 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the Granite City High School Atrium. Decision Day will provide all 12th graders a chance to declare their post-graduation plans.

March302021 GCSD9 Newsletter - March 2021

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 is providing a triannual newsletter in 2021, updating parents, students and staff on the latest news and successes of our students in the District.

GCSD9Graphic Message from Superintendent Stephanie Cann

The following message from GCSD9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann was sent out to parents, students and staff on March 29.

CJHSBands Coolidge Band Excels at IGSMA Contest

The Coolidge Junior High School Band participated in the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) Solo and Ensemble Contest on March 13 and walked away with 20 First Superior Ratings and 45 First-Place ratings.

StaffSpotlightMaue Staff Spotlight: Officer Matt Maue, Grigsby

Matt Maue is in his second year as Grigsby Intermediate School Saber Officer after spending 22 years as a patrolman. Maue is more than just a Saber Officer to students - he is a friend, a role model and a father figure.

Robotics GCHS Robotics Team Heading to State

The 2020-21 Granite City High School Robotics team is headed to the State Finals for the first time in school history. The Welded Warriors will compete in the Virtual State Finals from March 23-27. The team consists of 14 members and one robot, and Amy Heath and Billy Laycock serve as the team advisors.

MarchElks Elks honors March Students of the Month

Seniors Elena Schulz and Lucas Wilson from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Elks March Students of the Month.

GCSD9Graphic Illinois State Testing Update

The Granite City Community School District #9 will take all state assessments during the fall of the 2021-22 school year. This includes the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA), Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), ACCESS, DLM and SAT. 

GCSD9Graphic Notice of Public Meeting

On Friday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m., a meeting conducted by Granite City CUSD #9, will take place via a Zoom invite. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the District’s plans for providing Special Education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the District for the 2021-22 school year. 

MarchRotary Rotary honors March Students of the Month

Juniors Bella Brooksher and Caden Hibbets from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Rotary Club March Students of the Month.

GeneBakerField GCHS Spring Athletics Spectator Guidelines

Granite City High School is pleased to share our Spectator Policy for the Spring IHSA extra-curricular events under IDPH Guidelines. As a school district we will do our best to provide an opportunity for all student-athletes from Granite City High School to have representation at our events.

MarchMadness 2021 GCSD9 March Madness

Granite City Community School District #9 has had its own version of March Madness during the first two weeks of the month. From two teams advancing to state to the homecoming festivities, let’s rewind the clock and take a look back.

WellnessScreening GCSD9 Provides Wellness Screening Info

For those students who are returning to in-person learning for the first time on Monday, March 15, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 is providing wellness screening information to make the transition smooth as possible.

FoodDistributionMarch12 GCSD9 Alters Food Distribution Plan

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. announced an alteration to its food distribution plan for all schools, beginning on Monday, March 15th.

GCSD9Graphic 4th Quarter Update from Superintendent Cann

Fourth Quarter update from Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann. If your student is currently 100% remote, please notify your student’s school office of your decision to begin in-person learning or with any questions. The remote learning option is still available.

TeacherSpotlightMayhall Teacher Spotlight: Darren Mayhall, Frohardt

Every other week throughout the 2020-21 school year, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 features a teacher who is going above and beyond to better serve our students. This “Teacher Spotlight” features Frohardt 4th-grade teacher Darren Mayhall.

GCSD9Graphic Message from Superintendent Stephanie Cann

The following message from GCSD9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann was sent out to parents and guardians about Kindergarten through 12th grade students having the option to return for either In-Person Learning four days a week on the current abbreviated day schedule (half days) or continue the Remote Learning choice.

GCSD9Graphic State Assessment Notification

The US Department of Education has mandated the State of Illinois conduct the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) and the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) to all students in grades 3-8. 

CheerleadingState Coed Cheerleading Makes Return Trip to State

The Granite City High School Coed Cheerleading squad is headed back to State for the second-consecutive season and fourth time in school history. The Warriors placed third out of five teams at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Edwardsville Sectional with 85.47 points, which was held virtually on March 6th.

GCSD9-Wide Message from Superintendent Stephanie Cann

Message from Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann for students who are currently in Full Remote Learning having the opportunity to change to Hybrid In-person learning for the fourth quarter.

2021HomecomingPreview GCHS Announces 2020-21 Homecoming Plans

Granite City High School announced Homecoming Week for the 2020-21 school year will take place on Monday-Friday, March 8-12.

TeacherSpotlightGrote Teacher Spotlight: Laura Grote, Wilson

Every other week throughout the 2020-21 school year, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 features a teacher who is going above and beyond to better serve our students. This “Teacher Spotlight” features Wilson 2nd-grade teacher Laura Grote.

FoodDistributionFeb26 GCSD9 Alters Grigsby Food Distribution Plan

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. announced an alteration to its food distribution plan at Grigsby Intermediate School, beginning on Monday, March 1.

COVIDNurses Nurses Giving Back during COVID-19 Pandemic

While many students have returned to in-person learning, nurses from Granite City Community Unit School District #9 are finding a way to give during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GCSD9Graphic State of Illinois Provides P-EBT Assistance

The State of Illinois is approved to provide new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits to all eligible Illinois students. Families in our district may qualify for P-EBT because we are a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

FoodDistroFeb19 GCSD9 Alters Food Distribution Plan

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 altered its food distribution plans for Kindergarten through 4th grade students during the second semester of in-person learning, beginning on Monday, Feb. 22.

TeacherSpotlightSmallie Teacher Spotlight: Nancy Smallie, Mitchell

Every Friday throughout the 2020-21 school year, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 features a teacher who is going above and beyond to better serve our students. This “Teacher Spotlight” features Mitchell School 3rd-grade teacher Nancy Smallie.

Helmet GCSD9 INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE - FEB. 17

GCSD9 has made the decision to close school buildings for in-person learning on Wednesday, February 17. Students and teachers will defer to remote e-learning schedules and attendance will also be taken on Google Classroom remotely. In addition, remote food distribution is at the normal times at each building.

CJHSBands Coolidge Band Performs Socially Distant Song

Enjoy a socially distant version of the "The Hey Song" from the Coolidge Junior High School Band.

Feb16Weather GCSD9 Inclement Weather Update

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 has made the decision to close school buildings for in-person learning on Tuesday, February, 16. Students and teachers will defer to remote e-learning schedules and attendance will also be taken on Google Classroom remotely.

Dodd Teacher Spotlight: Tony Dodd, Coolidge

This weeks “Teacher Spotlight” features Coolidge special education teacher Tony Dodd. Mr. Dodd is in his 14th year of teaching, and fifth at Coolidge. He is the Department Chair for Special Education and an 8th-grade science cross categorical teacher. 

GCSportsHallofFame GC Sports Hall of Fame Historical Archive

The Granite City Sports Hall of Fame dates back to 1987, and you can now find a historical archive on the Granite City Alumni Association website. 

FebruaryRotary Rotary honors Students of the Month

Juniors Connor Brewer and Ella Stepanek from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Rotary Club February Students of the Month.

EricSmith Employee Spotlight: Eric Smith, Facilities

Eric Smith may be in his first year as Supervisor of Facilities Management in the Granite City Community Unit School District #9, but he is no stranger around town. Smith spent his first 22 years at GCSD9 as a laborer until his recent promotion in January.

MemorialGymnasiumOutside GCHS Winter Athletics Spectator Guidelines

Granite City High School is pleased to share our Spectator Policy for the IHSA Winter extra-curricular events under IDPH Guidelines. As a school district we will do our best to provide an opportunity for all student-athletes from Granite City High School to have representation at our events. 

FebruaryElks Elks honors February Students of the Month

Seniors Krista Davis and Trenton Sutter from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Elks February Students of the Month.

Griffith Teacher Spotlight: Christa Griffith, Prather

Every Friday throughout the 2020-21 school year, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 features a teacher who is going above and beyond to better serve our students. This “Teacher Spotlight” features Prather Kindergarten teacher Christa Griffith.

MemorialGymnasium Winter Sports Update

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. updates families on winter sports, which can resume activities following a move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

2020-21HomecomingCourt GCHS Announces 2020-21 Homecoming Court

Granite City High School announced its Homecoming Court for the 2020-21 school year. The court is made up of 14 students - seven girls and seven boys.

DePewFamily Meet the Principal: Daren DePew, GCHS

Daren DePew is in his seventh year as Principal at Granite City High School and featured in our eighth segment of #MeetthePrincipal. Born and raised in Granite City, DePew was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, baseball) at Granite City North and went to college at Illinois and SIUE.

Helmet IHSA Approves 2020-21 Sports Schedule

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board announced Wednesday the high school sports schedule for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Honor Roll 2020 Coolidge Fall Semester Honor Roll

Coolidge Junior High School Principal Patrick Curry would like to congratulate students from CJHS who earned Honor Roll accolades for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.

 

PSAT GCHS Hosted PSAT/NMSQT Test on Tuesday

Granite City High School served as a site for the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, held Tuesday at GCHS.

SamaritansFeet GCSD9 hosts Shoe Drive with Samaritan's Feet

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 administrative staff and social workers prepared and packed 250 "Hope Totes" provided by Samaritan's Feet in a socially-distanced, safe method Tuesday at the James J. Greenwald Administration Building in Granite City, Ill.

RecruitingClass GCHS Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Director of Athletics John Moad announced that seven Granite City High School student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2021-22 academic year.

HonorRoll GCHS Announces 2020 Fall Semester Honor Roll

Granite City High School Principal Daren DePew announced that 612 students from GCHS earned Honor Roll accolades for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Students who obtained a grade point average of 4.2 or higher during the first semester earned the honor.

Connolly Teacher Spotlight: Nancy Connolly, Maryville

Every other week throughout the 2020-21 school year, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 features a teacher who is going above and beyond to better serve our students. This “Teacher Spotlight” features Maryville 1st-grade teacher Nancy Connolly.

Jan20Photo 2021 FIRST DAY (LAST NAMES A THROUGH K)

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 returned to In-person learning on January 20, 2021 - Last Names A through K.

GCSD9Graphic Self Certification Information

Self Certification Information for Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Students.

ElksJanuary Elks honors GCHS Students of the Month

Seniors Evany Hernandez and Isaiah McKay from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Elks January Students of the Month.

 Jan192021 2021 First Day (Last Names L through Z)

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 returned to In-person learning on January 19, 2021 - Last Names L through Z.

January Rotary honors January Students of the Month

Juniors Judah Black and Jacyn Connolly from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Rotary Club Students of the Month for January.

GCSD9Graphic Message from Superintendent Cann

Message from Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. on its return to in-person/hybrid learning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

FoodDistribution Food Distribution Plans for 2nd Semester

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 announced plans for food distribution during the beginning of second semester in-person learning, which is set to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Quick Teacher Spotlight: Bob Quick, GCHS

Granite City High School electrical and building trades teacher Bob Quick has faced challenges in the 2020-21 school year while teaching a hands on trade remotely. As Mr. Quick prepares for a return to in-person learning, his focus remains the same, the kids.

South7 GCHS Joins South 7 as Football Member in 2023

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 announced Tuesday at its school board meeting the approval for Granite City High School to join the South Seven Conference as an associate member for football beginning in the fall of 2023.

WellnessScreening Wellness Screening Information

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 announced wellness screening information for the first day of in-person learning, which is set for Tuesday, Jan. 19.

CapriSun Capri Sun Donates Water Pouches to GCSD9

Capri Sun found a way to assist with the 2020-21 school year by donating 250,000 water pouches to Granite City Community Unit School District #9. Capri Sun swapped out its juice for filtered water, which will be used for students when they return back to the classroom on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

HiringWeb GCSD9 Hiring Subs for 2021 Spring Semester

As Granite City Community Unit School District #9 continues to prepare for in-person learning for the 2021 Spring Semester, GCSD9 is looking for individuals looking to make additional money while maintaining a flexible part-time schedule.

AlumniVeteransMuseum GCHS Honoring Alumni with Veterans Museum

Granite City High School is currently seeking military uniforms and military artifacts of GCHS alumni for a project that will honor alumni who have served our country. Items collected will be displayed in the original entrance to GCHS. That vestibule will become an Alumni Veterans Museum. 

GCSD9Graphic Message from Superintendent Cann

Message from Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. on its intention to return to in-person/hybrid learning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

 Meador Teacher Spotlight: Teresa Meador, Grigsby

Every other week throughout the 2020-21 school year, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 features a teacher who is going above and beyond to better serve our students. This “Teacher Spotlight” features Grigsby Intermediate School 5th-grade teacher Teresa Meador.

BusPhoto1 GCSD9 Announces Bus Routes for 2nd Semester

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 announced updated bus routes for the beginning of second semester in-person learning, which is set to start on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

FoodDistribution3 Food Distribution Plan for Wednesday

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 food distribution on Wednesday will include breakfast and lunch for three days - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Six meals will be included in Wednesday's distribution.

GCSD9Graphic 2021 3rd Quarter School Start Times

 Granite City Community Unit School District #9 announced the school start times for the 2021 3rd Quarter.

2020FirstSemester A Look Back at the 2020 Fall Semester

A look back at the 2020 Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Fall Semester with a compilation of videos from August through December. 

Schooley Meet the Principal: Jack Schooley, Wilson

Jack Schooley is the Principal at Wilson Elementary School and featured in the seventh segment of #MeetthePrincipal. Schooley was a three-sport athlete at GCHS, and excelled in wrestling. Family is very important to the Granite City native, and loves to cook in his spare time.

FarnsworthFamily Teacher Spotlight: Holly Farnsworth, Prather

Every other week throughout the 2020-21 school year, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 features a teacher who is going above and beyond to better serve our students. The “Teacher Spotlight” features Prather kindergarten teacher Holly Farnsworth.

GCSD9Graphic 2020-21 Tax Levy Presentation

2020-21 Tax Levy Presentation by Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Director of Finance Zack Suhre. The presentation covers: Tax Levy Terms, Historical Charts, 2020 Tax Levy, 2019/20 Comparison, Debt Schedule and Estimated 2020 Tax Rate Paid in 2021.

WojcikWebsite Stan Wojcik Reflects on Loss of Kevin Greene

Former Granite City High School football coach Stan Wojcik (1973-79) reflects on the loss of Pro Football and Granite City Sports Hall of Famer Kevin Greene, who passed away December 21 at his home in Florida.

ChristmasBasket Student Council Continues Holiday Tradition

Granite City High School Student Council continued it tradition of delivering Christmas baskets despite the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering 125 baskets on Dec. 19. 

 GreeneObit GC Mourns Loss of Hall of Famer Kevin Greene

Pro Football and Granite City Sports Hall of Famer Kevin Greene passed away Monday at his home in Florida. He was 58. Greene had a 15-year career in the National Football League (NFL) and ranks third in all-time sacks (160). He was a three-time All-Pro selection, was voted to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. 

MemorialGymnasiumOutside GCHS Hosting Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Granite City Senior High School will serve as a host for a Madison County Drive-Thru COVID-19 Community Testing Site on Tuesday, Dec. 22, in the Memorial Gymnasium front parking lot. Testing will occur from 9 a.m. till Noon, or until supplies last.

ChristmasTree GC Alumni Association Lifts Holiday Spirit

As a member of the Granite City Alumni Association, Vincent Willaredt wanted to help lift the Holiday spirit in Granite City during the COVID-19 pandemic. He made a proposal to the GCAA to have a decorated community Christmas tree. The tree is located at the entrance of Granite City High School at 3148 Fehling Road.

MarchingWarriors Happy Holidays from GCHS Marching Warriors

Happy Holidays from Granite City High School Marching Warriors!

Brooks Brooks Honored with Hero's Heart Award

Frohardt Elementary School 3rd-grade teacher Courtney Brooks received the November Hero's Heart Award, presented by Christopher Rydgig of Edward Jones in Maryville, Ill.

ULS Ultimate Lawn Services Adopts Classroom

Ultimate Lawn Services, a Granite City owned commercial and residential mowing and landscaping business, adopted a K through 2nd grade life skills class from Maryville Elementary School to help brighten the lives of children in Granite City Community Unit School District #9 during the holidays.

COVIDResources COVID-19 Resource for Students and Families

COVID-19 Resource for Students and Families from the Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Health Services Team.

Smith Staff Spotlight: Chelsea Smith, Coolidge

Paraprofessional Chelsea Smith came up with an idea of how to brighten the hallways at Coolidge Junior High School in preparation for students return in the second semester. Smith wants to motivate the students and staff with positive messaging on bulletin boards throughout the school.

Hawkins Teacher Spotlight: Austin Hawkins, Coolidge

This weeks “Teacher Spotlight” features Coolidge Junior High 7th-grade social studies and special education teacher Austin Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins is in his eighth year of teaching, and seventh at Coolidge. He taught his first year at Grigsby in 2013. As a special education teacher, he co-teaches with Mrs. Curry and Mrs. Relleke. 

Billie'sKids GCSD9 Assists with Billie's Kids Christmas

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 is assisting with Billie's Kids Christmas to help brighten the lives of children by providing gifts and basic needs items through the generosity of members of the greater Tri-City Area.

GrigsbyHolidayExpress2 Grigsby Holiday Express: Meeting Holiday Needs

Shelby Myatt admits the Grigsby Holiday Express will be much different in 2020, but the goal remains the same - "To meet the holiday needs." Myatt is in her 21st year as a social worker in the Granite City Community Unit School District #9,

Valencia Alumni Spotlight: Anna Valencia '03

Anna Valencia is the Clerk for the City of Chicago and a 2003 graduate of Granite City School. To watch the interview click HERE.

Lull Meet the Principal: Mark Lull, Maryville

Mark Lull is in his seventh year as Principal at Maryville Elementary School and featured in the sixth segment of #MeetthePrincipal. Born and raised in Kansas City, Lull enjoys theatre, being outdoors, the ocean and traveling.

Rotary2020 Rotary honors Students of the Month

Juniors Drake Crider and Lexi Kunz from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Rotary Club Students of the Month for December.

Elks2 Elks Names GCHS Students of the Month

Seniors Noah Brinker and Kayla Hubbard from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Elks December Students of the Month. Students receive a certificate from the Elks at Senior Recognition in May.

FoodDistributionDec GCSD9 Adjusts Food & Curriculum Distribution

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. announced adjustments to the Food and Curriculum Distribution, effective immediately. Food will be distributed ONLY on Mondays and Wednesdays, while curriculum is distributed on Tuesday.

GCSD9Graphic Spring Semester Return to Learn Survey

Please take the time to fill out the 2021 Spring Semester Return to Learn Survey. THE DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2, AT 5 P.M.

Jones Teacher Spotlight: Missy Jones, Frohardt

The “Teacher Spotlight” features Frohardt 3rd-grade teacher Missy Jones. Mrs. Jones has been with the Granite City School District since 1994, and has taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade throughout her career. Away from the classroom, Mrs. Jones and her husband Darrin, have been married for 29 years and have two sons and three grandchildren. 

GirlsXC A LOOK BACK AT THE 2020 GIRLS XC SEASON

The 2020 Granite City girls cross country season took to the course for the 2020 season despite the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and schedule restrictions set forth by the IHSA. Ninth-year head coach Richie Skirball guided the Warriors to the Alton Invitational team title and to three runner-up finishes.

gcsd9graphic 2021 Spring Semester Return to Learn Update

Due to current concerns of possible increased COVID-19 cases over the Winter Break, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 will continue to follow a remote learning model from January 5, 2021 through January 15, 2021.

BoysXC A Look Back at the 2020 Boys XC Season

The 2020 Granite City boys cross country season took to the course for the 2020 season despite the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and schedule restrictions set forth by the IHSA. Head coach Richie Skirball guided the Warriors in his ninth season at the helm.

CEOToyDrive CEO Hosts Toy Drive at Memorial Gymnasium

Granite City Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) is hosting a toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front parking lot of the Granite City High School Memorial Gymnasium.

gcsd9graphic Grigsby Update from Superintendent Cann

Message from Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. determining that Grigsby Intermediate School (5th and 6th grade) will not re-open to In-Person/Hybrid on Monday, Dec. 7, through the end of the semester.

Hiringweb JOIN OUR TEAM

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 is looking for individuals looking to make additional money while maintaining a flexible part-time schedule.

Talley Alumni Spotlight: Jason Talley '95

Born and raised in Granite City, Talley is the owner of Talley chiropractic, which focuses on chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, muscle stimulation, ultrasound and stretching.

AmazonThanksgiving Amazon Provides Thanksgiving Meals in GC

Amazon employees from the Pontoon Beach fulfillment center and members of the Granite City Community Unit School District #9 administration handed out 75 Thanksgiving meals to families Wednesday at the Randall D. Dalton Veterans Memorial Park in Pontoon Beach.

MemorialGymnasiumOutside GCHS Hosting Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Granite City Senior High School will serve as a host for a Madison County Drive-Thru COVID-19 Community Testing Site on Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Memorial Gymnasium front parking lot. Testing will occur from 9 a.m. till Noon, or until supplies last.

CEOLanyard Purchase #WeAreOne Lanyards and Bracelets

Granite City CEO are selling We Are One lanyards and bracelets. To order yours, scan the QR code or click on the link to go to the Minuteman Press store. https://gcceo2020.itemorder.com/sale

Elks Elks Names GCHS Students of the Month

Six seniors from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Elks Students of the Month for September, October and November. September: Kaylee McKinzie, Caleb Blair; October: Brianna Branding, Isaiah Wing; November: Luci Blomme, Chase Boushard.

MitchellFamily Teacher Spotlight: Eric Mitchell, Lake

Our “Teacher Spotlight” features Lake Educational Support Services Center 9th through 12th grade teacher Eric Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell has been a teacher in GCSD9 since January 2020, although he had been subbing prior to that.  

gcsd9graphic Statement from Superintendent Cann

Statement from Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S.

MiniGolf Friday Fun at Prather

Prather physical education teacher Robin Dresner coordinates a socially distanced team building activity each Friday for the staff at Prather Elementary School. This has helped with morale and the overall climate in the building.

BusRoutes Updated Bus Routes

Updated Bus Routes and Time as of November 12, 2020LINK. Please note that buses may be running late on the first few days of school as students become familiar with their buses and seating arrangements.

HealthForm Alternate Health Certification Forms Available

Granite City Community Unit School District No. 9 has created a temporary health certification form that parents can use for PreK through 4th-grade students (Frohardt, Maryville, Mitchell, Prather, Wilson) attending in-person learning beginning on Monday, November 16. 

FoodDistribution2 Remote Learning Food Distribution Plan

Remote Learning Food Distribution Plan Announced for Granite City High School, Coolidge Junior High, Grigsby Intermediate School and Lake Educational Support Services Center.

a Welcome Back to School Update

As we move closer to welcoming our Hybrid/In-Person PreK through 4th-grade students back into the classroom, GCSD9 is sharing the following guidance and information to support families in preparing for this important event.

Curry MEET THE PRINCIPAL: PATRICK CURRY, COOLIDGE

Patrick Curry is in his eighth year as Principal at Coolidge Junior High and featured in the fifth segment of #MeetthePrincipal. Born and raised in Granite City, Curry was a three-sport athlete at GCHS and played college football at Kansas State. He believes his greatest asset as a principal is his ability to connect and build relationships with the students.

Rotary2020 Rotary Honors Students of the Month

Six juniors from Granite City High School were selected as Granite City Rotary Club Students of the Month for September, October and November.

GCBoysGolf A Look Back at the 2020 Boys Golf Season

The Granite City boys golf team took to the course for the 2020 season despite the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and schedule restrictions set forth by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Head coach Jeff Ridenour guided the Warriors to an 8-7 overall record and finished as high as third in a tournament.

1990Soccer 30th Anniversary - 1990 Boys Soccer State Title

The Granite City Boys Soccer team won a second-consecutive Illinois State title and 10th in school history with a 3-1 victory over Evanston on Nov. 3, 1990, at Norris Stadium in St. Charles, Ill. Senior Skip Birdsong scored twice, while senior Jay Robertson also had a goal.

GCSD9Graphic Responsible Return to Learn Plan

The GCSD9 Responsible Return to Learn Plan is now available on our website and included HERE.

Mobile GCHS Mobile Halloween Parade

Granite City High School Teachers and Staff delivered gifts to students in Mr. Jakul and Mrs. Monroes class as part of its Mobile Halloween Parade on Thursday and Friday of last week.

Corzine Teacher Spotlight: Sarah Corzine, Wilson

The third “Teacher Spotlight” features Wilson 2nd-grade teacher Sarah Corzine. Mrs. Corzine is in her 16th year teaching, and fifth year at Wilson. She taught 3rd grade for 11 years and then moved to 2nd grade.

a Statement from Superintendent Cann

Statement from Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S.

Mario A Look Back at the Reverse Halloween Parades

A Look Back at the Reverse Halloween Parades held at Maryville Elementary School and Prather Kindergarten Center.

Logo GCHS Hosting Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Granite City Senior High School will serve as host for a Madison County Drive-Thru COVID-19 Community Testing Site on Thursday, Oct, 29, in the Memorial Gymnasium front parking lot. Testing will occur from 9 a.m. till Noon.

BrattenFamily Meet the Principal: Genie Bratten, Prather

Genie Bratten is in her first year as Principal at Prather Kindergarten Center and featured in the fourth segment of #MeetthePrincipal. Born and raised in Worden, Ill., Bratten graduated with bachelor’s degree from Greenville and a master’s degree from SIUE. She is an avid reader and has a passion for music, and loves to spend time with her family.

a Return to Learn Plan

It is extremely important that you make your selection on remote vs. in person learning by no later than Thursday, October 29. Please make your choice by filling out the questionnaire you can access by clicking on this LINK.

GirlsXC Preview: GC Hosts Cross Country 3A Regional

Granite City High School will serve as the host for the 2020 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys and Girls Cross Country Class 3A Regional on Saturday at Wilson Park. Granite City will be one of 11 schools in the field. The first boys race begins at 10 a.m., and the first girls race is set for 11:15 a.m.

GirlsTennis A Look Back at the 2020 Girls Tennis Season

The Granite City girls tennis team took the court for the 2020 season despite the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and schedule restrictions set forth by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Head coach Linda Ames guided the Warriors to a 3-12 overall record in her 19th season at the helm of the program.

Wozniak Alumni Spotlight: Chad Wozniak '94

1994 Granite City High School graduate Chad Wozniak was interviewed by Manager of District Communications Chris Mitchell in the first segment of the Alumni Spotlight. Wozniak is a physical education teach and boys soccer coach at Louisville Collegiate School.

a Statement from Superintendent Cann

Statement from Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S.

2020-21GirlsGolf A Look Back at the 2020 Girls Golf Season

The Granite City girls golf team took the course for the 2020 season despite the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and schedule restrictions set forth by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Head coach Ginger Harrison guided the Warriors to an 8-9 overall record in her first season after replacing Karen Greenwald.

Hutchings Teacher Spotlight: Chris Hutchings, GCHS

The second “Teacher Spotlight” features GCHS English Department Chair and coordinator for the evening academy Chris Hutchings. Mr. Hutchings is in his 17th year teaching at GCHS, and has taught summer school each year since 2004.

NSLW National School Lunch Week

As National School Lunch Week comes to a close, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Supervisor of Food Services Chris McCullough wanted to celebrate the outstanding team of cafeteria workers, cafeteria leads, custodians and paraprofessionals for the distribution of food and beverage throughout the school year.

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Statement from Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S.

Parents Thank You Parents and Families

Teachers from across Granite City Community Unit School District #9 put together a video to thank the parents and families for their commitment and support during the Fall semester.

a USDA Announced Kids will Eat Free

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-21 school year. This unprecedented move is part of USDA’s unwavering commitment to ensuring all children across America have access to nutritious food.

b Meet the Principal: Don Stratton, Grigsby

Don Stratton is in his eighth year as Principal at Grigsby Intermediate School and featured in the third segment of #MeetthePrincipal. Born and raised in Carlinville, Ill., Stratton graduated from Eastern Illinois in 1974. In addition to serving as Principal at Grigsby, he owns three companies and is an Ordained Minister.

a Message from Superintendent Cann

Message from Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S.

a Teacher Spotlight: Andrea Fox, Mitchell

Every other Friday throughout the 2020-21 school year, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 will feature a teacher who is going above and beyond to better serve our students. The inaugural “Teacher Spotlight” features Mitchell 4th-grade teacher Andrea Fox. Mrs. Fox is in her fifth year as a teacher, and second year teaching 4th grade at Mitchell.

b GCSD9 Announces Chromebook Distribution for Kindergarten Students

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. announced plans for distribution of Chromebooks for students at Prather Kindergarten Center. Distribution is set for Monday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 2-6 p.m.

a GCSD9 Awarded Digital Equity Formula Grant

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced that 471 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) will receive funding to help close the digital divide among Illinois students. 

a Meet the Principal: Lisa Yarbrough, Mitchell

Lisa Yarbrough is in her eighth year as Principal at Mitchell School and is featured in the second segment of #MeetthePrincipal. Born and raised in Granite City, Yarbrough was very active in sports growing up and attended Northeast Missouri State. She enjoys interacting with the students, getting to know the parents, and being around her teachers on a daily basis.

a GCSD9 Announces Upcoming Chromebook Distribution for Elementary Schools

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. announced plans for distribution of Chromebooks for students at Maryville and Wilson Elementary Schools.

Carpet City Carpet City Makes Donation to Assist with School Year

Carpet City assisted with the start of the 2020-21 school year by donating carpet squares to Granite City Community Unit School District #9.

a Meet the Principal: Don Harris, Lake

Lake Educational Support Services Center Principal Don Harris is featured in the first segment of #MeetthePrincipal. Born and raised in Granite City, Harris attended Blackburn College and played football. He taught in Hazelwood for seven years, and is in his 15th year with the Granite City Community Unit School District #9.

a Doolittle Honored with Award from Navy

Granite City High School English Teacher Lindsay Doolittle was presented an award on Thursday from the Mid America Navy Talent Acquisition Group for her support to the Navy and our nation.

a Officer Maue Reads to Frohardt Students

As a way to stay connected with students during remote learning, Granite City Police Officer Matt Maue read to students at Frohardt Elementary School on Thursday. Maue is a 22-year veteran of the police force, and currently is the Substance Abuse Resistance Education (SABRE) Officer at Grigsby.

m Maryville Teachers Going Beyond Computer Screen to Stay Connected

Maryville School second-grade teachers Carolyn Pirtle and Michaela Genovese-Moss are going beyond the computer screen to stay connected during remote learning in the Granite City School District. VIDEO

m GCSD9 Announces Additional Resources for Fall Semester

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. announced that additional resources will be available for students during the 2020 Fall semester.

a U.S. Steel Assists with Opening of School Year

United States Steel Corporation assisted with the start of the 2020-21 school year by donating school supplies and bags to the Granite City Community Unit School District #9.

Computer GCSD9 Provides Resource List of Wi-Fi Locations

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Superintendent Stephanie M. Cann, Ed.S. announced a resource list of where free Wi-Fi is available in the community for students to use during remote learning this Fall.

nus Food/Curriculum Distribution Routes

Food will be distributed on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, while curriculum is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday.

 

Monday Distribution will include 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches

Wednesday Distribution will include 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
 

Friday Distribution will include 1 breakfast and 1 lunch

 

 

Updated ROUTES - As of August 28, 2020

 

To view the nearest bus stop location and time, please visit the BUS DIRECTORY and find your street name and bus number. You can then select the associated bus number below to see your drop off time.

a Food Distribution Update

Granite City Community Unit School District #9 Supervisor of Food Services Chris McCullough discusses the Food Distribution Plan for the 2020 Fall Semester.

a Senator Crowe Assists in Prep for School Year

Illinois State Senator Rachelle Crowe and her staff spent a day working with the Granite City Community Unit School District #9 assisting with Chromebook preparation prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year. VIDEO INTERVIEW

a School Board Meeting Information

The regular open Granite City School District Board of Education meeting continues to use precautionary measures due to COVID-19, and is still closed to in-person public viewing.

 

Please be advised  that the open session meeting is available to watch on Facebook live - LINK.

Distribution Chromebook Distribution a Success on Day One

Teachers, Administrators and Staff spent the day on Friday, Aug. 21 distributing Chromebooks to students from Granite City High School, Coolidge, Grigsby and Lake.

 

This was the first of four days the school district will be passing out Chromebooks as we start the 2020-21 school year in remote learning.

a Chromebook Distribution Plan Announced

Letter to Parents (English) - Click HERE

 

Authorization for Electronic Network Access Waiver Form (English) - Click HERE

 

Letter to Parents (Spanish) - Click HERE

 

Authorization for Electronic Network Access Waiver Form (Spanish) - Click HERE

 

For more information for students Pre-K through 2nd grade, click Read more.



 

Chromebook Message from Superintendent Cann

 Superintensdent Stephanie M. Cann updated families on the 3rd-12th grade District Chromebooks, which will be used to begin the 2020-21 school year.

GCSD9 Message from Superintendent Cann

To view, Click HERE

GCCD9 Board Meeting Information 8-11-2020

Please click HERE to view the attached letter from our Board of Education President, Mr. Matt Jones.

RTL Updated Return to Learn Plan 2020-21

Our Remote Learning Plan (Return to Learning Plan) will provide meaningful instruction and related services strategies for all grade levels. First Day of instruction will begin Monday, August 24th, 2020.

 

 

Updated 8-16-2020 Message from Superintendent Cann, click HERE

Important Message from Superintendent Cann, click HERE

 

To view the Return to Learn Plan, click HERE

Additional Information, click HERE

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Congratulations to GCHS
Student Aubroy Bugg

Several GCHS Students competed in the
10th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition
and Aubory advanced to the final round of the competition.  

 

GCSD9 BOARD MEMBER VACANCY - CALLING ALL GRANITE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS!

The Granite City Community Unit School District #9 is welcoming letters of interest packets from residents interested in filling the unexpired term on the Granite City Board of Education.

 

If you are interested in being appointed to the Granite City Board of Education, please click HERE for more information.

GCSD9 Message From Superintendent Cann

Knowing that our # 1 priority is the health and welfare of our staff and students, the Board has made a decision this evening to have our district students engage in full remote learning for the Fall semester.

 

Click HERE for more information. 

Board Meeting Message
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The School Board Meetings are still going to be on Facebook Live.  

The board meeting is going to In-Person for Board Members Only, 
due to the COVID-19 Guidelines.

Any Questions please call 618.451.5800 

 

We're Hiring

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The Granite City Community School District
is looking for individuals looking to make
additional money while maintaining a flexible part time schedule.

For additional information, please contact:
Granite City Community School District
Human Resources Department
3200 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 451-5800 Ext 2004 or 2005

 

Preliminary 2020 - 2021 District Reopening Survey


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Granite City School District Preliminary
2020 - 2021 District Reopening Survey

As the Granite City School District continues to plan for the
2020 - 2021 start of school, we would appreciate your feedback by completing this survey. 

Preliminary Survey

This survey will end on Sunday, July 12th

Thank You

 

2020 Prom Cancelled 2020 Prom Cancellation

The 2020 Granite City High School Prom has been regretfully been cancelled.

Select Read More >> for more information.

2020 2020 Granite City High School Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2020. We know this year has presented huge challenges, but you have overcome them with great strength. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

 

Click HERE to stream the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony.

 

Congratulations Mr. Greenwald
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The District #9's Central Office Staff would like to wish
Superintendent Mr. James Greenwald
a wonderful Retirement.
 

 
Please see attached video wishing him a Happy Retirement.

 

 

James J. Greenwald Administration Building
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the Board of Education Honored
Superintendent Greenwald
by Presenting him with the Attached Certificate
Renaming the District #9 Administrative Offices
located at 3200 Maryville Road to the
James J. Greenwald Administration Building.

 

GCHS Graduation COVID Ceremony Announcement & Instructions

GCHS Graduates,
Congratulations!!  You have reached a great milestone in your life, high school graduation.  We are all very proud of your accomplishment and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with you on June 26th.  Please refer HERE for details and times.  
If you have any questions, please contact the high school office 618-451-5808 or send me an email.  
Congratulations once again!!

WP 2020 Summer Job Program

For more information, click here

PH Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

Breakfast After The Bell

June 9th, 2020 5:00 PM

At Board of Education Offices

3200 Maryville Road

Granite City, IL 62040

2020 - 2021 District Enrollment and Registration

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District Enrollment for any Kindergarten, NEW Students (of ALL grades) or Returning into the District.  Also Current Students Registration for the

2020-2021 School Year **** IS OPEN **** on Skyward.

You may login on there and register OR you can go to 3200 Maryville Rd.
 

All Enrollments done at
3200 Maryville Road
Hours 7:30am - 3:00pm

ALSO Due to the COVID-19 guidelines please have a mask when entering the building.

 

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Free, Healthy Meals For Kids | HRDC Bozeman
 

SUMMER FOOD SERVICES PROGRAM

Location: Granite City High School Cafeteria 
Dates: June 1 - June 24, 2020 (Mondays and Wednesdays) 
Drive-Thru Pick Up Times: 9:00am - 11:00am

Please Click here for more information:
SUMMER FOOD SERVICES FLYER

 

GCHS GCHS Important Dates and Locker Clean Out

Select link below or details.

 

GCHS INFO

Glasses Free Glasses Option

Parents, 

Do you want free glasses for your child?  

 

Spring Concert 2020 Spring Band Concert

Like other school events, our GCHS Spring Concert was canceled due to the recent coronavirus outbreak. We know that our students are missing band and would love nothing more than to get together to play some music. Well, for those of you who would have liked to attend last night’s spring concert, here are several videos of our students overcoming the challenges of social distancing! We hope you enjoy our online Spring Concert!! 

 

Click HERE to view their performances

GCSD9 Parent Information for Granite City High School

We wanted to send out some important updates for all of you. Please read at your convenience and let me know if you have any questions.

 

Parent Letter / Spanish

GCSD9 Information on Remote Learning Packet #4 and remaining work

Message from Superintendent Mr. Jim Greenwald.

 

English

Spanish

MC Group 2020 May Carousel Court

Congratulations to the 98th GCHS May Carousel Court.  May Carousel is a beautiful tradition dating back to 1923.  While this year’s event cannot be held, the students who were named to this year’s court deserve recognition. These students were selected by the GCHS faculty.  The Class of 2020 will be voting for this year’s Queen. Congratulations to all!!

 

2020 May Carousel Court

 

Congratulations to 98th May Carousel Queen, Macy Watson

DL Cancelation of Spring Sports and Activities

I would like to announce that all sports for the Spring 2020 season have been cancelled. Also, just another reminder to all parents and all staff that the Spring Formal dance for Coolidge Junior High School has been cancelled. 

 

Thanks,

Jim Greenwald

GC MANDATED REMOTE LEARNING FOR REMAINDER OF 2019 - 2020 SCHOOL YEAR

The Illinois Governor is extending the Remote Learning Plan for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 school year. Please continue to check the website for continued information.

 

Scolarships Scholarship Opportunities

Select READ MORE>> for additional Information.

RLP 2019 - 2020 Remote Learning Plan

This was a collaborative effort between administration and members of the Granite City Federation of Teachers Union, Local 743.

 

Remote Learning Plan / Spanish Version

Remote Learning Days

Build a Remote Learning Plan & Virtual Classroom in One Day
 

Remote Learning Days begin on Tuesday 3-31-20.
Our plan is in place with our teachers Technological and Manuel lessons and methods,being provided for students and communicated with their families. We are working diligently to add additional strategies to this plan,
as it is our educational plan in place during the Governors period of school closings. We will continue to communicate with you on this topic.
Remote Learning Plan 

Respectfully,
Mr. Jim Greenwald
Superintendent of Schools
GCSD9

 

Updated Food Distribution Schedule and Location

*Effective Monday, March 30th*

New Information: to view new Schedule and Locations please select READ MORE>>

Homework packets Homework packet pickup information

Homework Packets will be available for pickup beginning Monday, March 30th. For more information Select READ MORE >>

Online Virtual Board Meeting 3-24-2020

Please click here for more information.

Economic Assistance Economic Assistance

We would like to share this information to aid those in need of Economic Assistance.

Additional Resources
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Dear Parents
Additional resources for food during the two week closing of school.

Community Care Center 1818 Cleveland Blvd in Granite City will provide food assistance to families in need.... All that is needed is name, physical address but must be located in (Granite City, Madison, Mitchell, Pontoon Beach, and Venice), child’s age, and school.  There will be food baskets delivered as needed...... Please call CCC at 618-876-8770 or send a message on Community Care Center’s Facebook page!
On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday there is lunch served at CCC from 11-12 as well!

 

COVID-19 Announcement from Superintendent Greenwald

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Please see our COVID-19 Page
with updated information from Superintendent Greenwald
This page will continue to provide information and updates.

Click here For a list of free eLearning Websites made
available during the time of School Closure.

 

Notice of Public Meeting
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

On Thursday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m.,
a meeting conducted by Granite City CUSD #9,
will take place at the Granite City Board of Education Office,
3200 Maryville Rd., Granite City

 

GCHS STUDENTS TOUR US STEEL
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The GCHS Vocational Electricity Class toured the electricity division at
US Steel on Feb. 28th. 
 

 

GCSD Young Authors
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Due to School Closures
the Young Authors

County and State Conferences are Cancelled.

 

Course Selection February 26th - Incoming Freshman (2020-2021) Course Selection Night

Incoming Freshman Course Selection night will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in the high school cafeteria with the following last name breakdowns for time:

5:00-5:30 = A - C

5:30-6:00 = D - G

6:00-6:30 = H - M

6:30-7:00 = N - S

7:00-7:30 = T - Z

Special Board of Education Meeting
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Notice of a Special Meeting 
will be held on 
On February 3, 2020
At 6:30pm 
3200 Maryville Road, Granite City IL
 

 

No School School Closing Alert

Due to inclement weather, there will be no school on Friday, January 17th, 2020

2020-2021 District School Calendar
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Board Approved 1/14/2020 School Calendar

2020-2021 GCSD9 District Calendar

 

5Essentials Survey
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It is very important that you take the survey,
we need and want your input.


Illinois State Board of Education 5Essentials Survey
for Parents and Guardians


You can access the survey
at survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ 

For your convenience Staff at the schools will allow you to take the survey at your Students Conference.  
Any Questions please just ask, your opinion matters.

 

A TASTE OF 62040
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 "A Taste of 62040 Plus More"
event being held by our
Granite City High School CEO Program
on Wednesday, January 22, 2020,
in the GCHS Cafeteria from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

 

Late Start *UPDATE* Granite City High School Late Start Mondays will begin on Monday, January 13th.

Monday, January 6th will be a regularly scheduled day and will not be a late start. Late start Mondays will begin on Monday, January 13th.

Finals Granite City High School Finals Schedule
No School No School on Tuesday, December 17th 2019

Due to inclement weather, there will be no school on Tuesday, December 17th 2019

High School Finals will still remain as scheduled. 

 

It's a GREAT DAY TO BE A WARRIOR!
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There are no words to describe this!
Thank you to GCHS and members of our community, you are the heart and soul of this amazing campaign!! 

They raised $11,592.96 this year... Way to Go! 

 

Study Session Semester Exam Study Session 12/17 3:30-6:30 PM

Tuesday, December 17th
Semester Exam Study Session
from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
in the H.S. Café.

Congratulations
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The Granite City School District would like to introduce
Stephanie Cann as the new Superintendent 
beginning the 2020-2021 School year.

 

GCHS Performing Arts Presents
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13th Annual Holiday Production 

A Christmas Carol

December 5th, 6th, 7th  and 8th 2019
GCHS Performing Arts Center
3148 Fehling Road, Granite City, IL

Tickets Prices:  General Seating   $5.00
Reserved Seating $10.00 (
paid in advance)
Call (618) 451-5808

 

No School No School November 12th

There will be No School November 12th due to inclement weather.

Marching Warriors
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University of Illinois -
ILLINOIS MARCHING BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The band had their best performance of the season
earning First Place in Class 5A,

along with the trophy for Best General Effect Performance.
Congratulations Marching Warriors on an awesome show and an incredible marching season!!
You make us very proud to be Warriors!!

 

IRTAF Grant

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The Excellence in Education Grants for Teachers Program Awards $36,500 in Grant Money

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTAF) awards $36,500 in grant money to several public school educators (Pre-K through 12) statewide.  IRTAF is affiliated with the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, a lobbying group for retired educators, with a current membership of over 38,500.  On September 30, 2019, Jennifer Connolly was awarded his/her IRTAF grant check.  Below, you will find more information on the winner, along with his/her school, the amount of the award, IRTA Area.

For more information on this please click Read More.

 

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Granite City District Parents/Guardians, Students and Staff,  

Please See the attached Calendars which include updates for the
current 2019-2020 School Year.

IMPORTANT: High School Students will follow a separate calendar, and for (Fall Semester Only) No Late Start Mondays: (Spring Semester) Late Start Monday’s will resume. 

 

Pre-K through 8th Grade 2019-2020 Calendar

 

Granite City High School 2019-2020 Calendar

 

At the Board
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Please see the attached "At the Board" from the Board of Education meeting held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Click below to see the

Meeting Minutes 

 

CAC
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Citizens Advisory Committee Now forming 
if you are interested in Joining this Committee
Please contact Linda Knogl at Lknoglcac2018@gmail.com

CAC Flyer

 

Message from Superintendent Greenwald

The Granite School District prides itself on having an inclusive environment for all students,
staff and visitors. A statement that creates an environment where a person feels
unwelcome will be addressed. Over the last 9 hours, students, staff and community
members have reached out to me about statements made on social media that were
attributed to an employee of this District. As Superintendent of Schools, I hear your
concerns and am working diligently to address those concerns.

I have obtained a resignation from the person.

Respectfully,

Mr. James J. Greenwald, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools

Granite City Alumni Association
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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:  https://www.granitecityalumni.org/

 

Local ACT prep resources

 

Are Kindergartners ready

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The BND did an article on the recent study that children are not prepared for Kindergarten.  

One of our own Kindergarten classes was in this wonderful article and shows that Granite City is doing a good job at preparing them.  Then the Police Chief Rich Miller did a letter to the Editor talking about our great programs we have in Granite City to Help Education succeed in Our Town.  

BND article 

Letter to the Editor (Chief Miller)