Thursday, April 20, 2017

Music Is Always There

This evening, under the direction of Miss Crater and Miss Mitchell, GDW Fourth Graders presented their musical performance, "Music Is Always There".  Students showcased their musical talents through vocal selections as well as instrumental pieces featuring their recorders.  Way to go, Wildcats!




Tuesday, April 18, 2017

D300 Foundation for Excellence 2017 Annual Awards Celebration

Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Swiney and Mrs. Morabito for being recognized at the D300 Foundation for Excellence 2017 Annual Awards Celebration.  Mrs. Swiney was Gary D. Wright Elementary School's Distinguished Educator of the Year nominee and Mrs. Morabito was our Distinguished School Employee of the Year nominee.  We are so proud of these Wildcat Staff Members for their dedication to our learning community!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

GDW Students and Staff Recognized At Board of Education Meeting

As a result of their involvement with The Wright Before School Program, the following GDW Students and Staff were recognized at the District 300 Board of Education Meeting held on April 11, 2017:

  • Brooke Waller
  • Sadie VanHorn
  • Logan Pugh
  • Olivia Kazmierczuk
  • Angelica McDuffie
  • Jacob Sheba
  • Cademon Steuber
  • Mrs. Hankla
  • Mrs. Pflederer
  • Mrs. Graham
  • Mrs. Brodie
  • Mrs. Latimer
  • Mrs. Almodovar
  • Mr. Cappas





Friday, April 7, 2017

D300 Relay for Life 2017

This evening, GDW Staff participated in the D300 Relay for Life at Dundee Crown High School. While at the event, Team GDW presented a check to donate funds to fight cancer and walked in support of those affected by it. We would like to thank everyone for your contributions and support!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

PTO Culver's Night

This evening was another fun-filled PTO Culver's Night!  GDW Fourth Grade students volunteered to work shifts during the event and they were certainly busy serving all of the Wildcat families and GDW Staff that came out to support our PTO.  I especially enjoyed going through the drive thru, waving at all of our students and families, and being surprised by Kendall Neil bringing my order to the car!  Of course, I couldn't just drive away without taking pictures, parking my car, and stopping inside to have some more fun with everyone!  As a result of the great turnout, Culver's donated a percentage of the sales equaling $467 to our PTO!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Coins For Cancer 2017

GDW will be participating in the District 300 Relay For Life Event at Dundee Crown High School on Friday, April 7.  Team GDW will be walking to remember and support those who have been affected by cancer as well as raising finds to donate to Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society.  This past week, GDW students and staff participated in our annual Coins For Cancer drive, where we collected pennies on Monday, nickels on Tuesday, dimes on Wednesday, quarters on Thursday, and dollars on Friday.  Each day, we held a friendly competition to see which classroom raised the most funds.  Our daily classroom coin collecting champs were recognized during morning announcements and then awarded a banner to proudly display outside of their classroom for the day.  We charted our progress on the visual below, and this year many students and staff added personalized notes that we displayed along with our donations in honor of many special people who have been affected by cancer. While our school-wide goal was to exceed our donation total from last year (which was $4,743.96), we came out in true Wildcat fashion and crushed that goal by bringing in a grand total of $5,337.98, which will be donated in support of Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society.  To celebrate our accomplishment, a school-wide incentive will be provided to our students after Spring Break.  Way to go, Wildcats!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Big Chill

Under the direction of GDW Music Teachers, Miss Crater and Miss Mitchell, our first grade students performed "The Big Chill" for a packed audience!  During this performance, the students sang selections expressing their wishes for a snow day!  Fortunately, this week's weather forecast calls for temperatures in the 70's!