Seniors and Parents: FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid The FAFSA is an application that both students and parents will need to fill out in order to do a number of things: 1. It is a state graduation requirement 2. it must be filled for many schools to accept an application or to be eligible for scholarships. 3. it must be filled to see what financial assistance you are eligible to receieve. The FAFSA is opening in December this year, I will be providing information concerning the FAFSA for students and parents in the upcoming weeks. Mr. Cruson
Just a reminder that Wednesday, September 20th is a half day for students. As always, elementary will begin dismissing students for pick up at 10:45. This is always posted on our school calendar, the school website, listed on the lunch menu, and on the teacher's weekly planners that are sent home.
Illinois State Representative Patrick Windhorst visited this group of outstanding readers today. They all completed his Summer Reading Club by reading at least 8 books over the summer. They received a certificate, a coupon for free custard at Culver's, and a coupon for donuts from Krispy Kreme. We always enjoy when he comes to talk to our kids and recognize their achievements. The students who participated include: Dallas Glaser, Evelyn Mann, Logan Martin, Hazel Dobyns, Haidyn Dobyns, Jameson Drone, Jackson Drone, Asher Pierce, Jason Wollard, and Mason Wollard.
We are proud of these kids! Great work!
Mark your calendars, September 14th is picture day!
Did someone say they wanted a picture of the entire elementary? Challenge accepted! Getting 288 kids into one space long enough to get a picture was definitely that, but we did it! Happy Hawk Pride Friday from the elementary students and staff! I do think I have way more staff than what is in this picture. Don’t worry though, I will get them when they least expect it. 😉
Mrs. Jackson’s class ended our special color days with Favorite Color Day today! They made crayon crowns and a Favorite Color graph. Blue won!
Our 4th graders had a field trip today to the Ridgway Park for the conservation fair day. A big thanks to everyone that puts this event on! The kids always have a great time.
The first Friday of every month in elementary will be Hawk Pride Day! That means tomorrow, let’s all wear our navy blue and orange. We will be taking a group photo to show our school spirit. 💙🧡🤍
Ms. Bean and Mrs. Russell took two members of the yearbook staff to a workshop today. Pictured are Mrs Russell, Kindrie Streeter, and Tristyn Franks during a team building exercise. They are ready to build our yearbook staff and get busy on this year’s book!
BETA Club sponsors Chelsea Sutton and Mariah Dennison applied for the IEA SCORE grant over the summer to help fund our service project Birthday Box Blessings. We have been awarded $1000 for start up costs. Anita Golden from the Gallatin County Summer Lunch program helped us by writing a recommendation letter. BETA president Ella Dennison made a video that was submitted also. Pictured: Association President Jennifer Bean, sponsors Chelsea Sutton and Mariah Dennison, Anita Golden, BETA members Ella Dennison and Isaac Walters. We hope to get fully underway with our service project by Oct. 1!
Parents of senior athletes, Shawn Pilkington is offering sports photos/banners. This is for all sports except baseball and softball since those teams have yet to be determined. If you are interested please have your child pick up an order form in the high school office. These are due back by September 6th so we can get a head count, payment will be due at time of pictures. September 30 from 9am-11am. 2ftx3ft $60, 3ftx4ft $70, if you want a banner with more than one sport add $15 to the cost. Below is an example of past photo.
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We are getting very close to school starting. I still have some parents that haven't registered their students. Tomorrow is the deadline! Please go to gallatincusd7.com and click register returning students. If you have any trouble, call the school or come to the office and someone can help you. All new kindergarten, pre-k students, and move in students will need a birth certificate on file before you can start.
Gallatin County School Onlinie Registration July 24-28
Just a reminder: All registration is online. If you do not have access to internet at home, feel free to come in and register on a chrome book in the office. The times listed are for office hours only. You can register any time from home on the days listed .
Pre-K screening dates for this fall have been set. They will be conducted at Gallatin Co. CUSD #7 on Tuesday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 20th. Please call the elementary office at (618) 272-3821 ext. 1308 to make your appointment as soon as possible. Your child must be 3 years old by the screening day to possibly get into the Pre-K program. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Elementary online registration will open Monday, July 24th. All returning students must register every year. New students that do not have a sibling attending currently will use the New Family/Student portal on the Gallatin Co. School website (gallatincusd7.com). If you already have an account for another student, you can add your new student to the same account. We briefly opened registration this morning to test a few new additions. I had a few people try to register during that time. Fees have not been added yet, so for the few that tried today, they will need to be registered again when it is officially open. For new kindergarten students: please try to register your students on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25. We need to get the kids registered as soon as possible to finalize class lists. The teachers are anxiously awaiting this information so they can welcome your child to their homeroom class. We look forward to seeing the kids soon!
Reminder we have early dismal today. We will dismiss at 2:00 today.