Students, Parents and Guardians: The Gallatin County Board of Education decided during last night's meeting to give teachers an additional Remote Learning Plan Day on August 14th, therefore, students will not be in attendance this day. Administrators are working on schedules to bring back 20 percent of each class Monday through Friday August 17-21. The student schedules will be emailed to each student on Monday, and the student’s homeroom teacher will also contact them on Tuesday, August 11, to confirm which day they should return to school. This will also allow Mr. Holloway, our Technology Director, time to inventory every device given to students and allow teachers to have a small group of students to teach Google Classroom and school safety practices which have been put in place. Students will receive practice remote assignments and learn how to use Google Meets. Teachers will also do a practice google meets session with the class. This initial short term low percentage of students will allow Gallatin County Schools and the local health department to gain a better understanding of our county’s COVID 19 situation and look at the current trends in our area before students fully return to the classrooms. The board will have a special meeting on August 20 to discuss the current COVID trends in collaboration with the local health department to decide if a full return is possible or a remote start would be a better option at that time. This situation is evolving and we will do our best to keep our staff, parents, and community members informed. To best protect our school community we must stay flexible and make decisions based on the most current information. . Please be patient as this is new territory for all of us! The safety of the students, staff and our community is our first priority. Please take care, we will be in touch through email and phone calls soon.
Have you registered your student for school yet? Online registration for students in grades 1st-12th will end this Thursday at Noon. In-person registration for those who are not able to access the forms online and new student registration will continue tomorrow at the school from 8:30-2pm. In order to prepare for class sizes we need everyone registered before Friday, Aug 7th!
Junior High Baseball Tryouts: With the circumstances we are dealing with this year, baseball tryouts will be done individually. Each tryout will be done in 15-20 minutes. If you are wanting to tryout, you will need to call the Jr. High Office and have your name put on the list and then schedule a time for your individual tryout. You must provide your name, grade, and a reliable cell phone number so you can receive information about the tryout via text. All names must be on the list by 2pm on Tuesday, August 4th. Tryouts will then be on Thursday, August 6th. All who sign up must have a physical in order to tryout and you must turn in an athletic handbook packet. For tryouts: Each student will be assigned a time to arrive, please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your assigned time and must remain in the vehicle until their tryout time. Students must arrive dressed (hat, shirt, baseball pants, cleats, etc.) and ready for tryout (have baseball equipment). Students must be wearing a mask for their tryout. Each student’s temperatures will be taken at arrival of tryout. Those that bring students for tryout must stay through the tryout, any student that is dropped off, will be dismissed and not allowed to tryout. Those that bring students for tryouts will be required to remain in vehicles. Once a student’s tryout is done, they will need to take all their equipment and return to their vehicle and leave. The Coach will post a list of students that made the team by Friday, August 7th. He will text those that made the team with information about practices
Jr. High Cross Country is open to all 5th-8th boys and girls. Sign ups will occur August 14. Practices will begin the following week. You can also email Coach Dennison at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know if you would like to join. If interested please practice on your own at home, working your way up to a 1 mile run with no walking. You must have a physical by Aug.14 and turn in your athletic handbook by Aug. 17. More information will be posted at a later date
Junior High Softball Tryouts You will need to call the Junior high office and have your name put on the list and to schedule a time for your tryout. You must provide your name, grade and a cell phone contact number so you can be sent a text with information about the tryout. Your name must be on the list by 2pm on Tuesday August 4th. Tryouts will be on Wednesday August 5th and will consist of a 15-20 tryout for those who sign up. You must have a physical in order to tryout and you must turn in an athletic handbook packet Tryouts Students will be assigned a time to arrive, please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before the assigned time and must remain in the vehicle until time for tryout. Students must arrive dressed and ready for tryout with a mask on Students temperatures will be taken at arrival of tryout Those that bring the student for tryout must stay through the tryout and must remain in the vehicle, if the student is dropped off, they will be dismissed and not allowed to tryout. Those that bring students for tryouts will be required to remain in vehicles Once a student’s tryout is complete, they will need to take all their equipment and return to their vehicle and leave The Coach will post a list of those students that have made the team by Thursday, August 6th and he will text information about practices to those that have made the team
Just an update to last message about tryouts. Students that are virtual learners are allowed to tryout. That was an error in last post. Thank you!
SIJHSAA has released the following information. Softball and Baseball will occur this fall. Games will be limited to 2 per week with no tournaments. Other regulations will be released the first week of August. Coaches will be updating players with information about tryouts. All tryouts will follow IDPH guidelines as well as SIJHSAA guidelines. All athletes will need a physical and must sign the athletic packet before tryouts. Cross County will also take place with limits on meets and the same guidelines from IDPH. We look forward to the safe return of all our student athletes. #inthistogether
Here are our newest registration dates for all new/transfer students or for those who are having trouble registering online. Please note, if you have registered your student online you do not need to register in person. Registration for elementary will take place in front of the elementary entrance under the awning. Dates for registration: Tuesday, August 4 from 8:30am-2:00pm Wednesday, August 5 from 8:30am-2:00pm Pre-K will also have registration for new and returning students on this day. However, the teachers will contact you for an appointment time. If you are transferring to us, it is important to come see us so we can get a release signed to transfer all records from your previous school. Thank you!
IHSA has released new guidelines about sports. This information is current but ever-changing. Currently, for high school, fall cross country will take place on a limited basis with guidelines about meets in place. Volleyball will be moved to take place in the spring. We will update information on each season closer to that season as this information changes weekly. This information is for high school sports only. We look forward to the safe return of all our student athletes. #inthistogether
Good Afternoon, In person registration for Gallatin County Prek - 12th has temporarily been postponed for this week. We have done this to help maintain social distancing and allow parents a chance to utilize our new online forms option on My School Bucks. When you register your students online you will have an option to choose remote or in person learning. We will monitor the registration process to get an accurate count of class sizes to help us follow IDPH guidelines. Registration dates will be set later for new students or any students having complications with online registration. Elementary teachers will be contacting parents this week via telephone to discuss classroom rules and introduce themselves.. Please check out facebook pages and school websites for links to my school buck where you can fill out our school forms. Reminder these forms are for all students remote and in person learners. Have a great day everyone, stay safe. MySchoolBucks-->https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain?requestAction=home
We are SO excited that we get to return to in-person learning in August. Do not fear - we are working hard to ensure the best school environment for each and every student upon their return. Our goal is to keep your child safe, while providing them the educational experience they deserve! Please be patient as we work through this unprecedented time. Our promise is that we will do what is best for ALL of our Gallatin County community! Go Hawks!
Back to School Physicals FREE School and Sports Physicals if you are currently enrolled in Gallatin County Schools. $20 physicals for students outside of Gallatin County. EVERY THURSDAY in JUNE and JULY by appointment only! Any physicals after July 31,2020 will be full price. Please call the Gallatin County Wellness Center to schedule your appointment today 618 272-7132 Wellness Center Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30-3:30 Friday 8:00-11:00
To all our anxious teenagers- the wait for drivers education to continue is finally over! Mr. Utterback will be back behind the wheel this week! When it is your turn to drive, he will be contacting you for time slot. Safe driving!
2020-2021 GCHS Students: check your email for a form to register for your classes. Any questions, email Mrs. Mitchell or Mr. Cruson!
Gallatin County ACES Team wins 2nd place in the state for the 300 boundaried (public) division! A couple of weeks ago, as half of the team were scrambling to prepare graduation speeches, our team received a surprising email that our state host, EIU, was able to host the state competition virtually. Gallatin County had qualified for the state competition by receiving 3rd place in our sectional competition the week we went into quarantine back in March. So, as 8 of our 14 members were saying goodbye to high school with their private graduation appointments, they were also logging on to take their final WYSE/ACES tests. We received the results this week, they were: 1st place Durand High School 2nd place Gallatin County High School 3rd Edwards County High School 4th Eastland High School 5th United School District 304 We also had six individual medal winners, breaking a seven year school record for the state event. The individual winners were: Morgan Schmitt 4th place in Biology, Abbie Keasler 5th place in Biology, Blake Seely 4th place in Math and 5th place in Chemistry, Brock Seely 4th place in Engineering Graphics, and Jayde Pennington 5th place in Math. Two of our retiring seniors end the year earning a spot as a top 10 medalist in Gallatin County School history. Kallie Keasler ranks 7th on the list with 9 individual medals and 4 team medals (1st, 1st, 3rd, and 2nd) and Blake Seely climbed to the 3rd spot after this event with 12 individual medals and 3 team medals (1st, 3rd, and 2nd). Brock Seely became the 5th Hawk to receive two consecutive state medals (2019 and 2020) and Blake Seely is the 4th Hawk to double medal at the state event. This year’s team joins a long list of teams to place at the state event. Gallatin County placed 2nd in 2013, 4th in 2015, 1st in 2016, 2017, and 2018, 3rd in 2019, and now 2nd in 2020. Even though our retiring seniors were part of the 2018 1st place team, probably their greatest accomplishment was their successful campaign to SAVE WYSE in 2018. Many more Gallatin County students will have the honor to participate in ACES because of their efforts.
Mrs. Lowery is beginning the process the for 2020 - 2021 School Year Junior High Cheerleaders. Please email her at email@example.com if you are interested. At this time Mrs. Lowery is wanting to get an idea of how many are interested, possible tryout information will be sent to those on her email list. This is open to those entering 6th-8th grade.
Check out the schedule for tonight's event! The link for the video goes live at 7pm tonight! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nOnquOwEhs&feature=youtu.be
GCHS Graduation Ceremony TONIGHT at 7 pm!! https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=-nOnquOwEhs
Scholarship award- Congratulations to both Abbie and Kallie Keasler as they were awarded the AITC Scholarship by the Gallatin-Saline Farm Bureau
Class of 2020 your pictures from graduation can be found in your school email! The password can be found in your email with the pictures. Mrs. Lydick will be in the office tomorrow if you have any questions on how to access them.
Message from Mrs Anita Golden “Hawks Lunch Bunch” Due to the Memorial Day Holiday May 25 on this Monday, the Hawks Lunch Bunch will not be open for delivery or pick up meals. We will back on schedule Wednesday the 27th as normal at all locations!!
This is a reminder that our Class of 2020 “graduation” will begin tomorrow! When you arrive for your appointment, please enter through the gym doors. We can’t wait to see everyone!
Hawks Lunch Bunch summer plans are set!! We have been working with the G. C. School District to make the transition from “Yellow Meals On Wheels” to “Hawks Lunch Bunch “ meals for the summer lunch program. Here is the current schedule: New Haven and Ridgway meals will be delivered by the school van. New Haven meals will be at your regular pick up point by 11:00am. The van will then go to Ridgway to deliver meals at the ball field by approximately 12:00noon. Equality Fire Dept. will be picking up and taking Equality’s meals to their Fire Station for pick up by approximately 11:30. Old Shawneetown meals will be delivered by Nell Rosser, Village Clerk. Time for that delivery will be 11:30 to 11:45am. The Country Route meals that G.C. Resource Officers deliver, now will be continued with Liz Hood of Egyptian Health Dept.. Time for delivery will try to stay the same as the regular schedule. New Shawneetown meals will not be distributed on the Mall. They will be handed out at our regular site: 188 Church St., Ohio Valley General Baptist Fellowship Hall in Shawneetown. The time for pickup meals will be 12:00noon. Beginning May 18 the meals will be delivered or handed out Monday and Wednesday each week through August 12. Monday each will receive 2 meals and on Wednesday 3 meals will be received. We are hopeful this transition will go smoothly. Your patience will be greatly appreciated! This a lunch program only, no breakfast will be served during the summer. Our menu will not be posted daily due to the availability of products changing. Please be assured that all the meals will be made to the meal plan established by the State Board of Education. We are looking forward to serving Gallatin County this summer. If you have any questions please message our page, call Anita Golden, Site Coordinator at 618-525-4128, or your delivery person. Have a great and healthy summer!
Pre-K screenings: I have had many questions regarding pre-k screenings. Beginning next week we will be making phone calls to parents that had called to make an appointment for their child to be screened. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we will do a questionnaire over the phone for the screening instead of in person. Your child must be 3 years old already to participate in this. We do plan to have our fall screening for kids that aren’t 3 yet. If you haven’t made an appointment yet and would like to, please leave me a message on this GCES page with your name and phone number along with your child’s name and date of birth. Please try to answer next week when you receive your phone call. The teachers are working from home and will be making a trip to the school to make the phone calls. If you don’t answer, it may be the next day before they can get back to you. Thank you!
Scholarship winner- Ferrell Hospital has awarded their scholarship to Will Henson ($500) Congratulations Will!
Scholarship winners- Illinois AM Vets Ladies Auxiliary has selected Whitney Hilburn as their Worchid Memorial Scholarship Legence Bank has selected- Konner Gross for their American Farm Mortgage FFA Scholarship ($500) and Anna Watson for the Legence Bank Academic Scholarship ($500) and Southeastern Electric Coop has selected Audrey Jackson as its academic scholarship winner ($500)
Ms. Bobbi’s bus overheated and we are moving food to another bus and then she will be at the Ridgway stop. We think 15-20 later around 11:20 or so. It’s filled with great foods for the rest of the week! Don’t miss this delivery!!
Today we will be conducting our drive thru pick up and drop off of student materials. We will be here between 3pm and 5 pm. Kindergarten and 2nd grades will drop off by the prek playground at the west doors. Drop off for 6 and 7th grades junior high office entrance. Drop off for 11 and 12 grades High school door east side of building. If you missed your drop off day yesterday you are welcome to come by today we will be glad to see you and collect all items from you today. Remember to stay in the car pop your trunk and we will trade out all items. See you this afternoon!
The final delivery of the Gallatin County “Yellow Meals on Wheels” food program will be ending this Wednesday May 13th from 11-12 (as always Wednesday’s delivery will have enough meals for the rest of this week. On Monday May 18th the Ohio Valley General Baptist Churches “Hawks Lunch Bunch” will provide a summer meal Program. If you would like to volunteer to help or make a donation there is a number to call in the attached letter. Thank you to all of Gallatin County Cooks, Bus Drivers, Volunteers, and Resource Officers for all of the hard work you have done to feed the students of the district. We appreciate each and everyone of you and are so very proud to have wonderful people to take over and continue feeding our students this summer. Click for Printable Letter--> https://5il.co/g1n4 Thank you and have a great week. Judy Kaegi, Superintendent Gallatin County CUSD #7
Scholarship winner- This one came in just a little late to make the video, but Anna Martin has received a scholarship to Eastern Illinois University for around $6900 per yr for 4 yrs for a total if over $55,000!!! Great job Anna
Seniors, I sent information about registration at SIC out this morning, please make sure you check your email and email me with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Cruson scholarship update- post game edition- Congrats to all the seniors that won scholarships tonight. I will be sending out an email to all the students that won scholarships. In the email I will have the information on how to get your scholarship and whom to send your thank you notes. If you have questions, please feel free to send them to my email address, again congratulations to you all. email@example.com
***Update*** Please use this new link to watch the virtual awards, the link from yesterday's post does not work. Please share the word to delete yesterday's post and share the current link. Join Gallatin County High School students as they hear the announcements of scholarships and awards for the first time. Sign in to Youtube to be able to congratulate the winners as they are announced at 7pm, May 5th. #HawkPride https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkOi9idMevA&feature=youtu.be
A Drivers Education Update: The tentative date for the Governor to allow the Illinois Secretary of State offices and Drivers Services facilities to open is June 2, 2020. This means that your student will not be able to obtain a Illinois Driver’s License or a white slip until this date. In regards to completing the 6 hour behind the wheel portion of Drivers Education that many students still need to complete, the Governor’s office and the Illinois State Board of Education has not released a tentative date to resume this portion of the Driver’s Education Class. Rest assured, we will get back to our behind the wheel training as soon as possible so that our students can obtain one of the things they look forward to the most about high school - their driver’s license. If there are any updates, I will let you know as quickly as I get them.
Wednesday, May 6, will be the last day to purchase a yearbook. If this is something you’d rather pay for with cash or a check, please email Ms Bean. So many things got canceled this year, but the Talon staff is still still putting together a great yearbook! Don’t miss out! Use the link to order. https://www.balfour.com/shop/yearbook?smi=97166
I just wanted to pass along some information about Parent Connect. In the past, elementary hasn’t used this tool very much. The way grading is done in the lower classes especially, made it not very useful for our age group. However, now that final grades will be available via Parent Connect, I have printed every student’s login and password information for you. It will be handed out the day that is scheduled for your child’s pick up/drop off by the teacher with their belongings. Thank you, Ms. Tami
All Sports equipment can be turned in on the same schedule as books. Currently as per the IHSA there are no summer contact days. If workout days are approved for later summer your coach will let you know.
Just a reminder about kindergarten registration: May 7th and 8th was supposed to be our kindergarten screenings/registration. Due to the current circumstances we cannot have the actual screening at this time. However, the kindergarten teachers will be calling people on these dates to get registration information so that your child will be on the list for the fall school year. If you already had made an appointment with me when we were still at school, you will be on the list for a phone call. If you hadn’t made an appointment yet, please send me a message on this GCES page with your name, your child’s name, and your phone number and you will be added to the list to receive a call on May 7th or 8th. Thank you, Ms. Tami
New Early College Students, Ms. Parish is going to be sending an invitation for a virtual online meeting as an orientation for 1st time and newer early college students. Currently the meeting is set for May 6th at 1pm. You can email me if you have questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. C Scholarship update- reminder the Lions Club Scholarship is due to me tomorrow. Also, the SICEA Scholarship has had its deadline pushed back to May 15th. Send all apps for Lions Club to me at: email@example.com I can also take SICEA Scholarahip apps as well.
I have had several phone calls in regards to the kindergarten screenings we were holding on May 7 and May 8. At this time, we will not be able to have people in the school to actually screen the students. However, on these days we will be having our kindergarten teachers and our school nurses calling the parents that have already signed up for appointments. They will be getting the information that we need for our registration cards to be completed. This will help us to know our numbers for this grade level. At some point if restrictions are lifted, we may still try to have a day for screening the students. If you have a child going into kindergarten and have not contacted us for an appointment, please call the school as soon as possible. We will get you on the list for the registration call! (618)272-3821 ext 1301. Thank you!
Mr. C Scholarship update- Just a reminder, the Jennings scholarship is due to me tomorrow and the Lion's Club Scholarship is also due to me on Friday. Let me know if you have questions or if you ha e apps to turn in: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Cruson Scholarship Updat #2- Anyone that has a Carl &Janet Jennings Schikarshio application they need to turn in, please email those to me by April 22nd, this Wednesday. email@example.com
Mr. Cruson Scholarship uodate- The Lion's Club Scholarship is due this Friday April 24th. The application is avaliable for download on the school site and the app. This scholarship is a very simple form to fill with a small essay. I would highly encourage all of you to fill it out and email your completed forms to me before Friday. If you have questions or if you have completed forms send them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder that our parade for the Gallatin Co. senior class of 2020 is tomorrow Sunday, April 19 at 4:00. RAIN OR SHINE! We will begin in New Haven so please be lined up ready to roll at 4! Also, to the parents, kids, and all of the community supporters, please snap some pictures or videos! They can be of the cars as we drive by, pictures of you and your family outside, etc. We are going to get an email out to everyone and have whatever pictures you take sent to that email. We plan to try to make a video for the students to keep. Thank you in advance for your support!!
Remote Learning is continuing at Gallatin County Schools. Kiddo's, Please do your Homework!! :) This afternoon Governor Pritzker did suspend in-person learning in Illinois schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Remote Learning is how we will finish this school year. I will share more information as it is released to us from the Illinois State Board of Education. Enjoy your weekend everyone.
Just a reminder: we are encouraging as many as possible to have students do their work via E-learning. However, if you do not have access to a computer or internet and need a paper packet, please contact me at (618) 272-3821 ext 1301 or email@example.com. You will need to contact me each time a new packet goes out. They do not get sent automatically. Also, please let me know which bus to send it with. I am not currently working at the school I am taking calls at home so please allow enough time for me to get to the school and get your packet sent. Some of the elementary teachers have sent packet work to get through the entire month of April and others are sending one week at a time. So make sure you look at your pacing guide. This will let you know how long their work packet should last. Thank you and stay healthy!! I miss everyone 🧡💙
If you need a paper packet for the next round of homework that will go out Monday, April 27th, please let Mrs. Lydick know by Friday, April 24th. You can reach her at 618-272-5141 ext. 1224 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Cruson Scholarship update, today is the deadline for Egyptian Health Scholarship and next week the Lions Club(Apr.24) and Carl Jennings(Apr. 22) are due. Please send completed applications to my email: email@example.com
All high school students- please check your email for the April 16 check in survey.
High school students - this is the link to order your yearbook. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal. I just did it and it is so easy! https://www.balfour.com/illinois/junction/gallatin-county-high-school
This is the Ridgway and the Equality parade route for the Gallatin County class of 2020. New Haven has someone that is letting us know where all we are going. I’m not certain about that. And Shawneetown so far we have people on Wilson, Logan, Posey, Roosevelt, McClernand, and Park St. that would like us to drive by. We will also make a lap around the mall for whoever would like to be parked up there! We hope to see you all out cheering on this class!! 4:00 this Sunday beginning in New Haven 🧡💙
Mr. Cruson Scholarahip message #2- The Lions club scholarship is also still about a week away from its deadline. It is a very easy scholarship to fill out and I would encourage you to go ahead and work on it, as it will not take long to complete. The application is online at school site and on the app. It has a deadline of April 24th, and completed apps should be emailed to me. As always email me with questions and completed apps.
Mr. Cruson scholarship uodate- There are a couple of scholarships that still have deadlines remaining, 2 of which are due this week, The WADI scholarship is due on April 16th and the Egyptian Health Scholarship is due on the 17th. Both applications are available online at the school web site and on the app. If you can complete your application for these scholarships please email me your completed app and I'll make sure it gets to the appropriate people. As always email me with questions or completed apps: firstname.lastname@example.org
To honor our seniors, the Gallatin County class of 2020 will have a parade this Easter Sunday (4/12) beginning at 4 p.m. in New Haven. We should parade around Ridgway about 4:20 to 4:40. We will be driving through several streets including Main Street. After Ridgway we will be heading to Shawneetown then Equality. We are coming up with routes for each town. We want everyone to stay safe and practice social distancing while we honor our seniors. This is such a special class! They have missed out on so many highlights of their senior year. Please get out in your yard and give these kids a wave or make a sign or show your school spirit with some navy and orange! They need something fun and uplifting 💙🧡In case of rain, we will postpone the parade to 4/19. We are looking forward to seeing you!!! If you are a senior, please be at New Haven to line up a little before 4. Don’t forget, we are social distancing. So everyone in their own car or with your own parent.
Any high school student who did not receive a paper packet and needs one, please contact Mrs. Lydick at 272-5141 ext 1224 or email@example.com.
Gallatin County Parents and Students, This is to let you know we are changing our meal delivery from three days to two days until May 1st. The “Yellow Meals on Wheels” will be served two days a week Mondays and Wednesdays for the next three weeks. The FFA Alumni has provided a special Easter Treat you will find in your sack! On Monday there will be food for Tuesday and every Wednesday for the entire month of April there will be three breakfasts and 3 lunches for you to have plenty of food to finish out the week. Delivery time is the same from 11 to 12 once a day on Monday and Wednesdays until May 1st. Governor Pritzger will advise Illinois Schools again on April 30th. We appreciate your understanding as we are taking care of you and our employees by adding more social distancing. Friday is “Good Friday” and we hope you enjoy this Easter Season at home with your loved ones. Happy Easter to you all!
Last of a series videos about high performers that I have been posting on google classroom. This last one is by admiral mcraven formal seal and he gives a great. Message. https://youtu.be/pxBQLFLei70
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Parent Letter For K-8 Explains Remote Learning Expectations. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11L6LeBuQnncAqUIUE4EUPstIb1_m8tb7Rx4FmJljVuc/edit?usp=sharing
Gallatin County Community Unit School District No. 7 Judy Kaegi, Superintendent 5175 Highway 13 Junction, Illinois 62954 March 31, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, Gallatin County CUSD 7 has continued to be committed in keeping students engaged in learning during Governor Pritzker’s mandatory statewide school closure/Act of God Days. Initially our teachers created and sent home-work packets for students, teachers utilized Google Classroom, many designed assignments considering those students who would not have access to online options. Books were sent home with Jr. High and High School students and assignments were emailed using their student school email address. On Friday, March 27, we received a guidance document from ISBE and the Governor announcing that current Act of God Days would change and become Remote Learning Days as of March 31, 2020. With this change expectations for the district, our students and families have also changed. • Students are expected to participate in remote learning and complete the work packets and any online content/activities assigned by teachers. • Teachers will prepare enough remote learning content for students two weeks at a time labeling the date work was assigned and date it is due. • Student work packets must be turned in every two weeks. Packets will be collected and also delivered with meal deliveries, or by emailing the teacher(s). Please make sure the name of student, grade, and teacher’s name is on the work so we can get it to the correct teacher’s classroom. • Teacher’s will continue to be available to students through email, district voicemail, or through other technology. Teachers will make every attempt to answer all questions you may have. • Principals will send out a letter detailing specific information for each school. The remote learning content and activities will be tied to the existing curriculum of Gallatin County CUSD# 7 schools. If you need assistance our secretaries are receiving school calls at home. Call 618 272-3821 Elementary ext. 1308; Jr. High ext. 1300; High School ext. 1224. Thank you for your support and your understanding as we continue forward. We are Stronger Together!” Superintendent Kaegi
Mr. Cruson Scholarship update- This week there a few scholarships that have due dates, among them are The Equality Masonic Lodge and the Robert "Radar" Patton. If you have those forms ready to turn in, the best way is to send them to my e-mail, which will be listed below. Remeber if you have questions please send those to me as well. I have spoken to several of our scholarship providers and they are being very flexible with their dates and scholarships due to current circumstances. Be safe and as always let me know if you have questions . Dcruson@gallatincusd7.com
Attention Jr High- tune into Z100 99.9FM at 10am today! Our very own Issac Walters, 8th Grade Student Council President, will be talking about the money that Gallatin County has raised for St. Jude! We know Issac will do a great job representing GCo! Everyone tune in!
Starting this next week on Monday, March 30 through April 3, Gallatin County CUSD 7 “Yellow Meals on Wheels” is going to make one delivery on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11:00-12:00pm. There will be no buses on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Our bus drivers will be at the same stops in our towns and villages bringing you enough breakfast and lunch for two days. Tuesday and Thursday meals will be Heat and Eat style. Delivering every other day one time per day will allow our wonderful employees and our school families more social distancing in the coming weeks.
Thank you to everyone that helped Ms. Keri and Ms Beth today! You know who you are and so do we! During this crisis you stepped up and took care of our kids and put their needs first. Thank you all for all you do! Gallatin has a wonderful staff and we are proud of you for everything you have done and all you do for our kids every day! ❤️. #gallatinstrong
Mr. Cruson Scholarship update: After speaking with SIC, the SICEA scholarship deadline has been extended beyond the regular deadline today. They did not provide a set date but have set a target date of April 8th- they will provide me more info later. As always contact me at my email if you have questions or need to send me completed scholarships: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is our first pledge video. I will post at least one a day in the order they come in. https://youtu.be/3vKt6w5LMr8
Unfortunately, we are canceling our Pre-K screenings that were to be held April 2nd and April 3rd. They will be rescheduled!! We aren’t sure yet when they will be, but we will let everyone know as soon as we find out. Thank you!
Another challenge Mr. Fromm’s pledge challenge any parents that want to video their children doing the pledge. Send the video or links to me at the school. Reminder videos will be able to veiled by the public. Cfromm@gallatincusd7 .com
Hello, this is Mr. Fromm I hope everyone is doing well. I have a reading challenge for all students at Gallatin County. Let’s create story time for our elementary. Have your parents Record a a video of yourself reading a short children’s story . I will post it on our pages. Reminder to all parents this video will be visible by everyone not just Gallatin County. Her is a link to the first video https://youtu.be/xW_WCB55RRs
Just a reminder, 3 scholarships are due this week: SICEA scholarship is due at the college by March 25th, The Legence Bank FFA and the academic scholarships are due at Legence Bank by March 27th. The academic scholarship can be found on the Legence Bank web site. As always if you email or drop off apps to me before deadline, I will get them where they need to be. In addition, there are many scholarships with due dates upcoming, please check school site for info. If you have questions or need transcripts or anything else I can help with, e-mail me at: dcruson@gallatimcusd7 Thanks
School meals will continue be delivered during our mandatory closing. Breakfast will be from 8:00 to 9:00 and lunch from 11:00 to 12:00. Meals will be dropped off in New Haven at the City Hall, in Equality at the fire station, Ridgway at the Catholic Church ( by the ballfields), Shawneetown on the mall, and Old Shawneetown at the City Hall. Any other students/families needing delivery, that are unable to make it to the above mentioned places, please call Pat Koester at the school bus garage at 272-7008 ext. 1287 a day in advance. Please continue to "grab and go!" Have a blessed week!
Today at 3 pm. the Governor shared that schools will be closed through April 7, 2020. As far as the shelter in place, schools will be seen as essential functions if we are providing meals to our communities. Gallatin CUSD 7 can and WILL continue meal service as we have been for the past week.
As of right now we are still planning to have our Pre-K Screenings on April 2nd and April 3rd. This year you need to bring a copy of a CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the child that is being screened and INCOME VERIFICATION with you to the screening. This is to help us ensure we are meeting state guidelines. Below is a list of acceptable items to complete income verification. •Pay stubs (two most recent, consecutive) •Proof of WIC benefit •Proof of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit •Proof of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) enrollment •Proof of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit •Proof the family receives Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) •Tax return (most recent) •Wages and tax statement (most recent W-2) •Verification/letter from employer •Proof that parent is enrolled in Medicaid (a medical card with the child’s name does not prove income eligibility). •Signed written statement from the family (provide form for families with no income). This is only an option when families have no income sources. THANK YOU for your cooperation!
Students - just a reminder that tomorrow’s breakfast is an omelet and mixed fruit and lunch will be chicken tenders, celery sticks with dip and an apple. There is a shortage of milk packaged for schools, so there may or may not be milk with the meals. Let us know if you need anything, we are here for you!
The scheduled Thursday and Friday lunches will be switched. Tomorrow will be burrito, chips and salsa, fruit and milk and Friday will be chicken tenders, celery sticks, apple and milk.
Just a reminder that all high school students should have received an email with their work, grades 4-8 have work on Google Classroom, and younger grades had a packet sent home last week. If you have not received your child’s work, or need a paper copy, the offices are open from 8-2 tomorrow.
Scholarship update #2- Any scholarship that is coming due can be turned in at the high school office or e-mailed to me, Mr. Cruson at: email@example.com Also you may email me with any questions you may have
A Mr. Cruson Scholarship update: The Carl & Janet Jennings Scholarship that was due this Friday, has had the deadline extended to April 3rd. Check school web-site and app for other scholarship due dates.
Dear 4th grade students: Be sure to check your school gmail messages and join our Google classrooms so you have access to us during the closure. If you're not sure how to login, or don't have your information, email your homeroom teacher. Mrs. Reeder: firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Legan: email@example.com Ms. Pritchett: firstname.lastname@example.org We miss you & we want to keep in touch!
I will be updating all 12th grade students regarding scholarship information throughout this time off from school. Please be watching for those updates.
High School Homework! Students can access their homework via email. Student email addresses are first and middle initial followed by last name @gallatincusd7.com. Paper copies of assignments are available in the office as well. Call 272-3821 ext. 1224 with any questions.
Spring break will still be in April as previously planned on our school calendar. No changes!
The mandatory closure of Gallatin County CUSD 7 will begin Tuesday March 17. Currently we anticipate the closure to last through Tuesday March 30. We anticipated a possible closure, so teachers did send home books and work with your children for them to do while they are home these next ten days. Teachers will discuss with your children Monday what work they need to complete and return. Please do not work ahead and make your child work all weekend. Teachers will explain to your children and send home a note on Monday regarding the work. Currently all Athletics and extra curricular activities including practices are cancelled. Beginning Tuesday March 17, we will provide pick up areas in our towns and villages for free breakfast and lunches for our students. Thank you for you patience as we work through this unprecedented event in our lifetime. We will send out updates as we receive them. #Hawkstrong
Governor Pritzker announced at 3:30 today all Illinois public and private schools will close as of Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, March 30. All athletic and extra curricular activities including practices are also cancelled. See you Monday!!
The Gallatin County School recently held their annual Quest for St. Jude, February 2nd through February 24th. As always, this year was a huge success. The entire school, community, and Jr. High Student Council pulled together raising money to help fight childhood cancer. The money has been counted and the classroom that collected the most will celebrate with a pizza party. Third place was Mrs. Makenzie Tuttle’s sixth grade class with $91.50. Second place was Ms. Amanda Drone’s seventh grade class with $154.81. First place was Mrs. Rikki DeNeals’ first grade class with $176.24. This year’s school-wide grand total was $777.35. The Jr. High Student Council would like to thank you for your help in supporting such a great cause! Donations may still be made to the school prior to our z100 St. Jude’s check presentation on March 27th. The students are pictured with Student Council President Isaac Walters. Again thank you Gallatin County! By: Reporter Hunter Miller
All Jr High activities for today Thursday, March 12th after school have been cancelled. This includes tutoring and volleyball. The volleyball game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled and there will be no practice.
GallatinCounty Parents who work and need to drive in this fog this morning Remember we have an early drop off now Mrs Patton will receive kids at the main entrance of the school this morning.
Gallatin county schools will have a one hour delay due to 0-1/4 mile visibility. Students should expect their bus to be an hour later than usual. We want to keep everyone safe to do that we need daylight. Staff will need to arrive by 8:45 this morning. High school student drivers be very careful the national weather service had issued a red warning for our area.
State Testing starts tomorrow for grade 5 and grade 6. These tests are very important to your child and our school district. We ask our students to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast in the morning. Grades 5 and 6 will be testing tomorrow, Friday and Monday. If you have any questions feel feee to call 618 272-3821 extension 1300
Elementary will begin state testing tomorrow. Grade 3 will begin with Reading tests tomorrow Thursday March 12th and Friday the 13th. 3rd grade math testing will be next week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday March 17th through the 19th. Grade 4 will start testing in reading tomorrow March 12 and continue through Monday March 16th. Next week grade 4 will do math testing March 17th though March 19th. The teachers need their students to arrive rested and ready to do their best work on these state tests. If you have questions please call Ms Logsdon at 272-3821 extension 1308.
Tomorrow night is 8th Grade night for Jr High Volleyball, Scholar Bowl, Cross Country, Band and Choir. Those participating 8th graders will be recognized between the JV and Varsity Volleyball matches. Also all 6th and 7th grade volleyball and scholar bowl members will receive their letters/pins tomorrow evening before the JV game at approx 6pm. Come out and join Mrs. Newton and the Jr High Girls Volleyball and help us recognize our 8th graders!
Dear Parents: We will be having our kindergarten screenings for the 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th, 2020. They will be held at Gallatin County Elementary school in our kindergarten class rooms. Appointments are necessary so please call Ms. Tami in the elementary office as soon as possible at (618) 272-3821 ext 1308. You will need to bring a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate, their social security card, an immunization record, and any dental records your child may have had. And yes, you need to bring your child too! Thank you in advance and we are excited to have your child here with us!
Congratulations to the HS band and choir students that competed in Solo and Ensemble Contest in Carbondale on Saturday. They all did an outstanding job! Sam Howard, baritone solo, 1st place Erica Johnson, drum solo, 1st place Sophie Howard, clarinet solo, 1st place Alissa Jester, voice solo, 2nd place Bryce Jester, saxophone solo, 1st place Tiffany Mantel, flute solo, 1st place Cassidy Flanigan, clarinet solo, 1st place A special thanks to Brenda Wood for accompanying them on piano!
Our 4th graders are really doing great things!! To give you an idea, here are a few things we are recognizing them for! Thirteen 4th grade students finished a Kindness challenge in February. Each of them completed 16 acts of Kindness and turned in their charts. Today they received their Kindness tokens and were recognized! Also, more 4th graders have completed their first 100 hours in the #1000hoursoutside Challenge for 2020! Keep up the good work!
Our phone system is currently down. A fiber optic line was cut near Ridgway causing the outage. If you need to contact the school, you can do so via email. Office secretaries and staff members email addresses can be found on the app and school website.
Congratulations to Dawson Hish for being named Captain of the GEC All Conference team!
Two FCCLA students are holding a free yard sale next Saturday in the school commons. We will be accepting donations after school Friday until 6:00. Just come in through the door by the gym. March is a great time to start cleaning out those closets! Come “shop” with us on Saturday. Take what you need or want and it’s all free!!
Congratulations to Mr. Austin and the music department for competing in Junior High Solo and Ensemble Contest in Carterville, IL on Saturday. Every student that competed brought home 1st Place!!! Morgan Hubbs, 6th grade, clarinet solo Bailey Jones, 5th grade, clarinet solo Adrianna Lackey, 8th grade, clarinet solo Jaxson Buckman, 7th grade, drum solo Ava Franks, 7th grade, vocal solo Isaac Walters, 8th grade, vocal solo A special thanks to Brenda Wood for being the accompanist on piano.
Congratulations to Garrett Crane! He won the 3 point shootout at Regionals tonight with 11 shots. He will move on to Regionals next Friday.
The Student Council attended their LEDSC (Little Egypt District of Student Council) District Convention today! The whole council listened to speakers, networked, and participated in leadership activities to learn skills to bring back to our school and to help raise money for St. Jude. Kallie Keasler retired her position as district liaison, giving her title to junior, Lilly Finnie. Congrats to Kallie for her year of service to the LEDSC, and we look forward to seeing Lilly do the same in the 2020-21 school year. Council member, Addison Bean also awed the crowd with her rendition of the National Anthem at the start of the convention.
Hawks kick off regional play TONIGHT at 7:30 at Crab Orchard against Meridian! Let’s go Hawks!
Attention high school students: there will be a fan bus available for our boys regional game at Crab Orchard tomorrow night. We will only take the bus if at least 20 students sign up. Sign up tomorrow in the office. You can bring a signed note or we will call for permission. Bus will leave around 6:15.
2020 Graduation dates have been set! Jr High May 14th 7:30 pm High School May 15th 7:30 pm
Gallatin County residents are encouraged to download the new "Gallatin County School" app from the App Store or Google Play to stay updated on the most current district happenings. Items that may be found on the app include cafeteria menus, events, staff directory, alerts, and athletics. "It's everything Gallatin County Hawks in your pocket," says Judy Kaegi, Superintendent at Gallatin County School. Pictured are students downloading the app in the Gallatin County School Library.
Can’t make the High School Girls Sectional game tomorrow night? It will be broadcast on 102.3 with special commentary by Gallatin County’s own - Lisa Coonse!
The high school girls sectional game Monday night will be broadcast on 102.3 FM.
The Fire Department will be meeting Grayson Wilson & Andrew Hubbs at 4:30 in Omaha to escort them around the county as we welcome them back from their bow shoot in Las Vegas. If anyone would like to join in the fun please meet at 4:30 in Omaha.
These 4th graders have completed their first 100 hours in the #1000hoursoutside Challenge! Our challenge for 2020 is to spend 1000 hours outside, without digital devices, discovering the world around us. Pictured in 1st picture are : Eliana Kingston, Casey Lawler, Greenly Baker, Sarah Pittman, Brayden Porter, Jaden Tucker, Bentley Gorden, and Carrson Capeheart. Pictured in 2nd picture are: Noah Robinson, Aiden Combs, Nevaeh Gray, Collin Knott, Murphie Horton, McKenna Brazier, Kinsley Stanford, Gavyn Brazier, Aaliyah Richardson, Heather Brown
Gallatin County FCCLA attended the Section Rally today at Fairfield. Students attended workshops, listened to a keynote speaker, competed In events and ran for section office. Outgoing Section Officers were Tylar Colbert and Rylie Rushing. Elected to office today was Mason Bean. Tylar will be running for State Office in April.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on 2/6/2020 from 3:15 pm - 7:15 pm and again on 2/11/2020 from 3:15 pm - 6:15 pm.
Student Council members attended a district meeting at Mount Vernon High School today. Brylee Bayer and Sidney Raymer were members of the Credentials Committee who interviewed officer candidates. Kallie Keasler is the current District Liaison for the Little Egypt District of Student Councils. Lilly Finnie is running for next years District Liaison position. Great job girls!
To support our high school Hawks playing in the GEC tournament Friday night, wear your Gallatin crewnecks to school this Friday, January 31st. The seniors are dubbing it #NationalCrewneckDay! Let’s fill the SIC gym with Hawks supporters rockin’ the iconic crewneck! If anyone needs a crewneck before #NationalCrewneckDay, we have a few left - mediums are almost sold out, and the others are selling quickly too. Email or visit Lindsay Adams in room 502 to purchase before Friday!
Parents: We sent home permission slips with all students from kindergarten through 8th grade! It’s for a Free Animal Education Program coming to Gallatin County School Monday, January 27th! I think the kids (and teachers) will love it! If your child wants a picture with one of the animals they will be available for $10.00. If your child has been home sick this week and didn’t get a permission slip you can send a written permission note with them to school on Monday.
US Census 2020!! Make sure you fill out the 11 questions and get your entire family counted! And FYI, they are still hiring for Census Jobs - $17.50 per hour!!! And mileage too. For every person not counted, we lose over a thousand dollars per person. That adds up fast! So take a moment and do the census for our school and community!
The Sophomore Class is raffling off a Alfredo dinner with dessert for a family of 4. If you want a chance to win this meal check in with a sophomore. Tickets are 1 for 5 dollars or 3 for 10 dollars!
The Lady Hawks are back at home tonight playing against Galatia @6:00pm! The Gallatin Co. Band will also be performing tonight! Come out and support these hard working ladies!!
Congratulations to Grant Holmes, he is the 1 st person to complete all 28 coding lessons in the 6th Grade Tech class this quarter, this is a huge accomplishment just 1 week into the new quarter! Great job Grant!
LADY HAWKS WIN 49-22 over Century tonight! Congratulations Lady Hawks!! Next game is at home on Thursday January 16th vs. Galatia! Game time is 6:00pm!
The Jr. High Lady Hawks won tonight in the semi-finals of the Little GEC tournament. They play Pope County on Friday at 7:30 pm in Thompsonville for the Championship! Go Lady Hawks!
Lady Hawks played against Johnston City tonight and won!!! Final 43-19! Way to go Lady Hawks, CONGRATS!
Gallatin Co. Hawks play the Hamilton Co. Foxes in the EHT @8:30am on Friday Dec. 27th! GO HAWKS!
GCHS will have Ugly Christmas Sweater day on Wednesday!
The GC Junior High and High School Band and Choir Christmas Concert will take place Tuesday, December 17th at 6:00 pm in the HS gym. *free photo booth with Christmas props *milk & cookies for sale (schmookies, dream baskets, big johns, and subway) *drawing for the gift card raffle ($250 worth of gift cards goes to the winning ticket)
Make plans to attend the Friday night Homecoming activities: 🏀 Lady Hawks vs Dongola 5:30 pm 🏀 JV Hawks vs NCOE 5:30 pm 🏀 Varsity Hawks cs NCOE 7 pm 👑 Coronation following varsity game #hawkpride
Jr. High Basketball Boys & Girls , Cheerleaders, & Band members will have sportmate pictures taken on Wednesday, December 11th. Picture order forms are in the office now!
Reminder Iconik Studios will be here Wednesday, Dec. 11th for picture retakes. Order forms can be picked up in any of the offices.
Jr. High Girls Basketball travels to Hardin County tonight to play at 6:00pm.
Boys basketball travels to Egyptian tonight - Girls play at home against Eldorado! #hawkpride
The Hawks and Lady Hawks picked up wins last night. Tonight, the Lady Hawks will travel back to Hamilton County to take on the Foxes in the tournament. The Hawks play at home against Carmi. Get out to see one of these great teams play!
Hawks Basketball kicks off TONIGHT at Grayville. Get your orange and blue out for tomorrow night’s game at HOME vs Carmi. JV will tip off at 6:15. #hawkpride 🏀
Don’t have time to eat before Tuesday night’s game? The juniors will take care of you! You wanting salty? Well we got you covered! There will be some tasty nachos and cheese with taco meat. Or is your sweet tooth craving a little something?? Because we have fabulous hot fudge brownie sundaes. Come see us Tuesday evening in the commons!
Half Day Attendance today - Students will be dismissed at 11:15.