Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween!

On behalf of the staff at Gary D. Wright Elementary School, we would like to wish all of our Wildcat families a safe and Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Welcome, Assistant Principal Unruh!

Today, Gary D. Wright Elementary School students and staff welcomed the newest member of our learning community, Dr. Brett Unruh.  Dr. Unruh has officially begun his new role as Assistant Principal of Gary D. Wright Elementary School.

Dr. Unruh has been teaching in District 300 for 10 years serving as a Social Studies and Language Arts teacher at Carpentersville Middle School.  He has fostered not only his teaching career at CMS but also had the opportunity to harness his leadership skills for both school and district wide initiatives.  In addition to completing the district’s Aspiring Administrator Pipeline, Dr. Unruh has served on the Social Studies framework committee, provided leadership regarding the expansion of technology use in the classroom by serving on the 1:1 Team, and was a member of the Pre-AP Team, dedicated to prepare middle school students for Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school. He also led his colleagues as a team leader.  Dr. Unruh attended and earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2014 from Argosy University.  He also attended National Louis University for his Master’s degree and the University of Iowa for his Bachelor’s degree.  Dr. Unruh has presented at several conferences including:

·        Illinois Council for the Social Studies (2015)
·        Mid-West Educational Research Association (2014)
·        Dissertation (2014)
·        D300 Educator to Educator (2009)

If you would like to send a note welcoming Dr. Unruh to the Gary D. Wright Elementary School Learning Community, his email address is

Friday, October 16, 2015

Dads and Donuts

A huge thank you to all of our GDW Dads for attending this morning's Dads and Donuts Event!  It is my hope that you enjoyed spending some special time at school with your children.  I would also like to recognize and thank our PTO for coordinating a special morning with our dads!

Monday, October 5, 2015

GDW Participates in "Blue Shirt Day" World Day of Bullying Prevention

This October, District 300 is celebrating Bullying Prevention Month and Red Ribbon Week.  On Monday, October 5, Gary D. Wright Elementary School students and staff participated in "Blue Shirt Day" World Day of Bullying Prevention. Students and staff wore blue shirts to school in support of bullying prevention. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

GDW Gives Thanks To Our Custodial Team

In honor of National Custodial Workers Recognition Day, (celebrated on October 2, 2015),  the Gary D. Wright Elementary School Students and Staff would like to recognize the members of our Custodial Team and thank them for all of their efforts in promoting a safe, clean, and effective learning environment for us!  Thank you, Mrs. Gennardo, Mr. Arias, and Mr. Peters for making GDW a great place to learn!