Sunday, May 21, 2017

Congrats, HHS Class of 2017!

GDW students and staff lined the halls and cheered on Hampshire High School's Class of 2017 as the soon-to-be graduates paraded through our school in caps and gowns to Pomp and Circumstance. Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Thank you, Volunteers!

On behalf of Gary D. Wright Elementary School, I would like to take an opportunity to recognize and thank the many individuals who have volunteered their time and talents throughout the 2016-2017 school year.  Our volunteers help make GDW a great place to learn and for that we are appreciative!

Field Day 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fifth Grade Wax Museum, Moms & Muffins, and Kindergarten Picnic/Concert

This week, GDW hosted a variety of wonderful events such as the Fifth Grade Wax Museum, PTO Moms and Muffins, and the Kindergarten Picnic and Concert featuring GDW's own Class of 2029!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring Band, Choir, & Orchestra Concert

This evening, GDW hosted our Spring Band, Choir, & Orchestra Concert, directed by Mr. Krivosik and Miss Crater.  It was wonderful hearing how much students have grown and developed as musicians throughout the school year!  Way to go, Wildcats!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Camp Read S'More

This evening, Gary D. Wright Elementary School partnered with Hampshire High School's Avid Program as well as the Ella Johnson Library to offer a family literacy event - Camp Read S'More. The camping and literacy-themed evening featured the Scholastic Book Fair; library card sign-ups by the Ella Johnson Library; mystery readers including Superintendent Heid and Mr. Gary D. Wright; popcorn prepared by Mr. Cappas, and many fun literacy activities including Book Bingo.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Britany Goodman and the HHS Avid students, Mrs. Kathy Kann and GDW Staff involved with the Family and Community Engagement Professional Learning Community, The Ella Johnson Library, Superintendent Heid, Mr. Gary D. Wright, and all of the students, staff, families, and community members who contributed to this event's success!  Keep reading, Wildcats!

GDW Students Recognized By The Illinois Principals Association

This week, Gary D. Wright Elementary School fifth grade students, Benjamin Bennick and Ainsley Bryson, were recognized at the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) Kishwaukee Region's 18th Annual Student Leadership Breakfast.  The IPA Student Leadership Breakfast recognizes tomorrow's leaders today.  Each year, principals are invited to recognize a female and male student from the exiting grade level in his/her school.  This year, we are proud to recognize Benjamin and Ainsley for their leadership within the Gary D. Wright Elementary School learning community.

The breakfast was held at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn.  Benjamin and Ainsley joined students from Boone/Winnebago, DeKalb, Kane, and McHenry County Regional Office of Education Schools, who were all recognized as leaders within their school communities.  During the breakfast, Benjamin and Ainsley were presented with a certificate, a copy of a book on leadership, and a picture in honor of their recognition.

I would like to congratulate Benjamin and Ainsley on this outstanding accomplishment and also thank the GDW PTO for providing the funds for us to attend this special event.