Friday, September 15, 2017

GDW Fifth Grade Field Trip to Camp Duncan

Today, The GDW Fifth Grade Team experienced team-building and outdoor education throughout their field trip to Camp Duncan, located in Ingleside, Illinois.  The photos below feature some of the highlights from their trip.  A huge thank you to our chaperones!




















Wildcats Support The American Red Cross In Hurricane Relief Efforts


Friday, September 8, 2017

Wildcat Night at HHS Football Games

This Friday, Gary D. Wright Elementary School students and staff gathered together for Wildcat Night to cheer on the Whip-Purs at the Hampshire High School football games.  Prior to the evening, HHS students visited our school and provided a special gift to each of our students.  It was such a special surprise and on behalf of the Wildcats, we would like to thank HHS for your thoughtfulness and generosity!  Go Whips!






Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy 10th Birthday, GDW!

Gary D. Wright Elementary School celebrated our 10th Birthday on September 6, 2017!  To commemorate ten years of educational excellence, students each received a special gift...a charm (pictured below) along with a keychain to display proudly on their backpacks.  Students will be collecting many other charms throughout the school year to celebrate special milestones and accomplishments.  Happy 10th Birthday, GDW!


Saturday, August 26, 2017

I Scream, You Scream, Wildcats Scream for PTO's Ice Cream Social!

The PTO Ice Cream Social was such an amazing event!  It was wonderful seeing so many of our Wildcat families come out on a Friday evening to gather as a community of learners in celebration of the beginning of the school year!  Thank you, PTO for providing such a great night out...the ice cream was delicious, our students had a blast playing with their friends, and the conversations Mr. Cappas and I shared with our families were truly something to cherish!



Friday, August 18, 2017

Welcome Back, Wildcats!

It is so great to have our Wildcats back to school!  We enjoyed visiting with our families during the School Supply Drop Off!  It was an honor to have Mr. Gary D. Wright help us kick off the new school year, as he joined us on the first day of school and addressed our Wildcat learning community at the Balloon Release Ceremony.  We would like to thank the PTO for providing biodegradable balloons for this event.  Additionally, we sincerely appreciated the PTO's coordination of the Boo-Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast for families of our incoming kindergarten students.  It has been a fabulous week and we are excited for all that this year will have in store for our Wildcats!





Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kindergarten Kick-Off

Today, GDW welcomed our incoming kindergarten students and their families at our Kindergarten Kick-Off Event.  During Kindergarten Kick-Off, students and their families enjoyed taking a bus ride, eating breakfast in the cafeteria, playing on the playground, touring the school, meeting our staff, and learning about kindergarten and the upcoming school year at Gary D. Wright Elementary School! Welcome to the Class of 2030!






Thursday, July 6, 2017

Midwest PBIS Gold Level Recipient

We are pleased to announce that Gary D. Wright Elementary School was recently recognized by the Midwest PBIS Network as a Gold Level Recipient for the 2016-2017 school year.  Gary D. Wright Elementary School is part of a larger community of implementers across the country with a strong commitment to positive student outcomes and PBIS implementation.  As a recognized school, we are prominently featured on the Midwest PBIS Network website.  We are thankful to all of the students, staff, parents, and community who support our efforts and are excited to see our school’s progress throughout the 2017-2018 school year!


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!