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a Need some extra help in Math, Science or English class?  

Need help with some extra help in your math, science or English class?  


Teachers are ready to help every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  

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 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


Similar to what Major League Baseball is doing with cutouts in the stands, Pirtle and Genovese-Moss have printed out a photo of each student and attached it to their chair in the classroom. This allows students to feel a little more connected and see themselves, as well as their classmates, when the teachers are recording videos or during google meets.

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


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.  



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

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


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
lo At the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2020,
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


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.



Free, Healthy Meals For Kids | HRDC Bozeman


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:


GCHS GCHS Important Dates and Locker Clean Out

Select link below or details.



Glasses Free Glasses Option


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.




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. 



Jim Greenwald


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 

Mr. Jim Greenwald
Superintendent of Schools


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


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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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



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

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
 "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. 



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.

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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

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
hg On Saturday, the GCHS Marching Warriors competed in the
University of Illinois -

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!!




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.


revised District Calendar

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 


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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.


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

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:  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)