Thursday, April 19, 2018

Family Literacy Night

In collaboration with Hampshire High School students and staff, Gary D. Wright Elementary School hosted a Dr. Seuss-themed Family Literacy Night.  The evening included many activities for our Wildcat families to engage in, such as making Oobleck, listening to stories read by guest readers including author Sheri Powrozek, visiting the Book Fair, and taking photos with the Wildcat and Whippur mascots.  A huge thank you to the Hampshire High School Avid students as well as other student and staff volunteers from HHS, the Ella Johnson Library, Sheri Powrozek, and our GDW Staff for all of their efforts in making this evening a tremendous success!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fourth Grade Recorder Concert

This evening, Gary D. Wright Elementary School fourth graders were able to showcase their musical talents throughout their recorder concert, led by GDW Music Teachers, Miss Crater and Mr. Valdivia.  The students did a wonderful job, and all of their practice was evident!

Friday, April 13, 2018

PTO Mother Daughter Pajama Party

Girls just wanna have fun, and this evening's PTO Mother Daughter Pajama Party was a ton of fun!  Our moms and daughters came decked out in their jammies and had a blast making crafts such as bead bracelets, dream catchers, and pillowcases.  The event also included a delicious trail mix buffet as well as a cake walk, raffles, and selfie station! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

GDW Students Recognized By Illinois Principals' Association

Congratulations to Gary D. Wright Elementary School fifth grade students, Evan Branca and Hailey Paszkiewicz, for their recognition at the Illinois Principals' Association Kishwaukee Region 19th Annual Student Leadership Breakfast.  During the event, both Evan and Hailey were presented with a certificate as well as a book about leadership.  Pictured below are Evan and Hailey together in preschool and then nearly eight years later as they are recognized as student leaders today!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

PTO Culver's Night

Our PTO Culver's Night was another huge success!  Thank you to our parent and student volunteers who worked shifts throughout the evening as well as to everyone who dined in, drove through, or carried out in support of our PTO!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

D300 Relay For Life

Today, our staff participated in the D300 Relay For Life.  This evening was a great way for our District 300 learning community to come together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors, and provide assistance to the American Cancer Society.  With the tremendous support of our friends, families, and school community, our team raised $5,205, which was donated in support of the American Cancer Society.  Thank you for your support, Wildcats!  #WildcatsMakingADifference

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month.  Throughout the month, Gary D. Wright Elementary School students and staff will participate in a variety of activities to help build our awareness.  We invite our students to join us in wearing blue shirts each Wednesday throughout this month.  Our staff is pictured below wearing our special shirts created by GDW First Grade Teacher, Mrs. Neitzel.  Let's #LightItUpBlue, Wildcats!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Daisy Troop 1942

On behalf of Gary D. Wright Elementary School, I would like to thank the following girls from Daisy Troop 1942 for creating a beautiful wildcat-themed bird bath for our school, as part of their "Three Cheers For Animals" journey badge:

  • Adyson Nelsen
  • Olivia Campbell
  • Claire Covington
  • Brielle Schumann
  • Madison Allen
  • Gianna Manzella
  • Charlotte Lichthart
  • Alayna Crowley
  • Molly Hennessy
  • Aubrey DeVries
  • Jovie Gauthier

Keep making a difference, girls!