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!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Third Grade Presents "Americans We"

Congratulations to GDW Music Teachers, Miss Crater and Mr. Valdivia, along with our Third Grade Students on a stellar music performance.  The students performed patriotic songs as part of their program, entitled "Americans We".

Sunday, November 11, 2018

GDW Choir Performs at Chicago Wolves Game

In honor of Veterans Day, the Gary D. Wright Elementary School Choir, directed by Miss Crater, performed a medley of patriotic songs at the Chicago Wolves Game.  Our school even made an appearance on the jumbotron!  This was a wonderful opportunity for our Wildcats, and I would like to give thanks to Miss Crater, the Chicago Wolves, our GDW Choir and their families, and to all of those who served or are serving in the United States Military.