Sunday, May 21, 2023

Happy Retirement, Mrs. Czajkowski & Nurse Jackie!

At the end of the 2022-2023 school year, Mrs. Czajkowski (GDW Kindergarten Teacher) and Nurse Jackie (GDW Nurse) will retire.  After many years of dedicated service, I would like to thank Mrs. Czajkowski and Nurse Jackie for their contributions to their profession, District 300, and Gary D. Wright Elementary School.  Mrs. Czajkowski and Nurse Jackie, Happy Retirement!  

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

HHS Senior Walk

Hampshire High School's graduating seniors visited Gary D. Wright Elementary School as part of the District 300 Senior Walk event.  This is a special class, as they were fifth graders my first year as the Principal of Gary D. Wright Elementary School in the 2015-2016 school year.  The students below were all GDW Wildcats who now belong to the Hampshire High School graduating Class of 2023.  Congratulations, Hampshire High School Class of 2023!  Thank you for serving as role models for our GDW Wildcats!  All my best to you!

Friday, May 12, 2023

PTO Mystery Night

The GDW PTO's Mystery Night was an incredible event!  We enjoyed delicious treats and were intrigued by many characters introduced to us as we needed to use clues provided throughout the night to determine who stole a precious jewel.  Thank you, PTO for another fun event and a novel idea!

Fifth Grade Wax Museum

As a culmination of their biography research, GDW's Fifth Graders dressed up and put their learning on display by creating a Wax Museum.  Our students, staff, and families visited the museum throughout the afternoon.  The fifth graders did such an incredible job on this project!  Way to go, Wildcats!

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Prismatic Magic Laser Assembly

To celebrate an incredible school year where our Wildcat students have demonstrated kindness as well as being respectful, responsible, and ready to learn, our PBIS Committee coordinated an assembly featuring a Prismatic Magic Laser Program.  A huge thank you to the GDW PTO for generously providing the funding to make this opportunity possible!

Monday, May 8, 2023

Culvers Night

Our Wildcat learning community had a wonderful evening at the PTO's Culvers Night!  The GDW Staff and Fifth Grade volunteers helped to serve food and greet everyone who came out to support this event!  A huge thank you to Mr. Richard and the staff at Culvers for welcoming us in and generously donating a portion of the evening's sales back to the GDW PTO!  Also, thank you to our GDW PTO, Wildcat Staff and Fifth Grade Volunteers for your service and to our Wildcat Families for your continued support!

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Kindergarten Carnival

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our Kindergarten Team and the support of the GDW PTO and HHS, our Kindergarten students engaged in a celebration of learning throughout GDW's first-ever Kindergarten Carnival!  Students rotated through many different carnival tents (classrooms) to experience various engaging and high-interest carnival games and activities that provided them with opportunities to apply their learning in fun and meaningful ways.