Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Thank You, Miss Cretacci & Mrs. Seiler!

Today we celebrated Administrative Professionals Day, where we both thanked and honored our fabulous Office Staff, Miss Cretacci and Mrs. Seiler.  Please join me in thanking and recognizing these two outstanding members of the Gary D. Wright Elementary School Staff for their hard work, tireless effort, and friendly demeanor.  Miss Cretacci and Mrs. Seiler make significant contributions to our learning community each and every day and we appreciate all that they do!

Friday, April 22, 2016

GDW Fifth Graders Recognized by the Illinois Principals Association

This week, Gary D. Wright Elementary School fifth grade students, Jaedyn Ohm and Julian Silva, were recognized at the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) Kishwaukee Region's 17th 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 Jaedyn and Julian for their leadership within the Gary D. Wright Elementary School learning community.

The breakfast was held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford.  Jaedyn and Julian 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, Jaedyn and Julian 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 Jaedyn and Julian on this outstanding accomplishment and also thank the GDW PTO for providing the funds for us to attend this special event.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month.  Gary D. Wright Elementary School is showing support and raising awareness through a variety of activities, including our school-wide "Autism Awareness is Growing" tree project.  Each student and staff member has the opportunity to contribute to the project by coloring a puzzle piece to be placed on our tree, as shown below.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Thank You For Supporting Team GDW & Relay For Life

This evening, Team GDW will be participating in D300's Relay for Life event, which is being held at Hampshire High School.   We would like to thank our community for your support of our team, Relay For Life, and The American Cancer Society.