Sunday, October 14, 2018

ILMEA Elementary General Music Festival

Congratulations to GDW Music Teacher, Miss Crater, and to the following fifth grade students for their participation in the 2018 District 9 Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) Elementary General Music Festival:  Jack DiCosola, Mia Campion, Maddie Franz, Olivia Lucas, and Calle Mejdrich.  This Saturday, the group traveled to Palos Heights and represented Gary D. Wright Elementary School well as they engaged in a variety of musical experiences.  Way to go, Wildcats!





Friday, September 28, 2018

PTO Walk-a-thon 2018

Our annual PTO Walk-a-thon was such a fun-filled fundraiser.  I would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to everyone who supported this event, including our PTO, parent volunteers, HHS students & staff, and all of our community partners.  Here are some highlights of the PTO Walk-a-thon 2018...














Thursday, September 20, 2018

Second Grade Brookfield Zoo Field Trip

Today, GDW Second Grade students and staff took a field trip to Brookfield Zoo.  A huge thanks to our parent volunteers for spending the day with us!






Friday, September 14, 2018

Fifth Grade Field Trip To Camp Duncan

GDW fifth graders took a field trip to Camp Duncan, where they spent the day engaging in activities that fostered team-building and outdoor education.  We would like to thank all of our chaperones for volunteering to spend the day with us.  As you can see from the photos below, this trip afforded our students many great experiences that we hope they will have fond memories of for years to come.








Friday, September 7, 2018

Birthday Wishes

A little birdie must have told our Wildcats that my birthday was this weekend.  After visiting some classrooms on Friday morning, I received a surprise from Mrs. Graham's class, where they decorated my office door.  It was really fun to hear all of the students' guesses as to how old they think I am. Thank you for the birthday wishes! 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Wildcat Night At HHS Football Games

To help kick off Wildcat Night at Hampshire High School's football games this evening, HHS football players, cheerleaders, and staff visited Gary D. Wright Elementary school this afternoon!  Since we were already outside after practicing our fire drill evacuation procedures, the WHIP-PURS greeted their Wildcat superfans and passed out t-shirts, lanyards, and water bottles.  We are so proud of the WHIP-PURS and thankful for their visit as well as the cool swag!  Good luck tonight and throughout the season!  Go WHIPS!