Sunday, January 13, 2019

NAESP's "Report to Parents": Fight Flu and Germs

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) offers a monthly publication, Report to Parents.  With flu season in full swing, this month's Report to Parents, "Fight Flu and Germs", provides resources to help families navigate flu season with tactics for prevention and care.  Click here to access this report.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Welcome Back to School, Wildcats!

GDW Students & Staff are like glow sticks…
Sometimes we need a little “break” to shine in the New Year!
Welcome back to school!  Let’s shine bright in 2019, Wildcats!
~ Dr. Gravel

Friday, December 7, 2018

Holiday Hoopla

GDW's Holiday Hoopla helped bring some holiday cheer to our Wildcat families.  The event featured a holiday store where students could shop for presents for their family and friends, holiday-themed crafts and games, some challenging math problems to solve, spectacular musical performances by HHS musicians, and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.  This event would not have been possible without the many volunteers who assisted, including our PTO, GDW Staff, and HHS students.  Also, a HUGE thank you to Santa and Mrs. Claus for making the trip from the North Pole to Gary D. Wright Elementary School!  Happy Holidays, Wildcats!

Friday, November 30, 2018

April 1st, 2019 Declared a Student Attendance Day for all District 300 Schools

In the interest of student and staff safety, District 300 closed all schools on November 26th due to heavy area snowstorms. In response to this emergency closure, District 300 has officially declared April 1st, 2019 as a student attendance day.

District 300’s 2018-2019 school calendar had designated April 1st, 2019 as a non-student attendance day in the event no emergency days or closures had been authorized. The November 26th closure has prompted April 1st to transition to an official student attendance day.

District 300’s spring break will run from Monday, March 25th through Friday, March 29th. All students are expected to return to school on Monday, April 1st.

For more information about the District 300 calendar, please visit

Friday, November 23, 2018

GDW Second Graders & PBIS Committee Organize #GrinchForGood Food Drive to Benefit D300 Food Pantry

This holiday season, Gary D. Wright Elementary School students and staff are excited to grow our hearts three sizes bigger, just like the Grinch!  To make this happen, our school will be participating in the #GrinchForGood campaign by organizing a seasonal food drive to benefit the D300 Food Pantry.  Please click here for more details.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

GDW Staff & Families Work Together As Mathematicians

A huge thank you to Mrs. Karen Raistrick, District 300 Math Coach, for providing challenging and engaging math problems for our Wildcat students, staff, and families to solve.  Many of our families and staff took on the challenge and were spotted applying their mathematical knowledge during parent teacher conferences.  Both collaboration and problem-solving skills were utilized as a result.  Way to be mathematicians, Wildcats!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

PTO Mom Son Bowling

GDW's PTO hosted their annual Mom Son Bowling event.  This year's event took place at Bowlero.  Our Wildcat Moms and Sons enjoyed an evening filled with bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and more.  A fun time was had by all!