Geneseo High School’s Student Council is teaming up with ImpactLife to host a blood drive on Thursday, February 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn more and schedule an appointment to donate: https://www.geneseoschools.org/article/1476591
Middle School Wrestlers hit IESA Regionals head on in Rock Island today, taking a number of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes, sending 9 to Sectionals next week. #BeLeaf!!!
GMS Chess is at IESA State in Peoria today and Saturday. Our Chessletes pulled some win, loose and draw matches in all 8 rounds, and are having a great time. Go get 'em Coach V and GMS Chess!
With its spring programs quickly approaching, Geneseo Youth Baseball & Softball will host a free umpire clinic on Thursday, March 28. Learn more and register: https://www.geneseoschools.org/article/1473653
Third grade students at Northside playing Conquest to practice their area and perimeter calculations! Students are competing to see who can conquer the most territory on the board!
Health classes at GMS study substance abuse, highlighting the negative effects of drugs, tobacco and alcohol on the human body. Groups of 2-3 researched and developed posters detailing their findings, take a look. The next unit will be on natural highs like reading and running.
GHS hosted approximately 55 businesses and organizations for a job fair and career expo on Friday. “We were really happy with the turnout and it was great to see how our students engaged with the professionals on hand,” said Travis Mackey, the event organizer. Read more: https://www.geneseoschools.org/article/1465007
GMS students Colin Roemer, Taeton Chirchir, Elijah Coppejans, Jadynn Pollard, Lily Bellagamba, Addi Swan, Faith Mierop, and Nadia Karn were escorted by Ms. Croft to Omaha, Nebraska to participate in the midwest ACDA Honor Choir. “This was honestly one of the best choir events showing excellence of the students participating in the choirs,” said Ms. Croft. Here is some information about ACDA and the choirs: Founded in 1959, ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music’s position in American society. To participate in an ACDA honors choir, students had to audition and be selected out of the entire midwest. To be selected is a great honor. For the three days they were away, students got to work with Dr. Brandon Boyd, the director of choral activities and graduate choral conducting program and associate professor of choral music education at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Students improved skills in their ability to read a variety of music, blend, create tall vowels, express diction, and build a community by making new friends from different schools.
It's National School Resource Officer Day! Thanks to Detective Steines and Officer Berthoud for their many contributions to our students and schools.
4th Grade students loved helping out their Kindergarten counterparts with the American Heart Association Jump Rope challenge. Our Kindergarten friends definitely enjoyed their "big" helpers as well.
Congratulations to our GMS and Geneseo Rotary Club Students of the Month, Tatum Eiselstein and Ella Johnson. Both 6th graders go above and beyond and demonstrate LEAF Skills every day.
First grade students recently celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up and a variety of activities. Meanwhile, 5th grade celebrated 1000 day! They have been in school since the beginning of Kindergarten for 1000 days!
Our second Family Preschool Night was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came out to learn more about Conscious Discipline and for our Preschool team for putting on a great night. Lots of fun and learning took place.
Sheila Puls, Megan VerStraete and Melanie Rice were recently awarded Maple Leaf Medallions by Dr. Brumbaugh for their efforts in setting up special education students with various opportunities outside of the classroom. The trio was at February's Board of Education to present on their work (GHS Vocational Program: A Path to Independence - https://www.geneseoschools.org/documents/general/board-of-education/special-presentations/2023-24/448324). Congratulations, Sheila, Megan and Melanie, and thank you for all that you do!
It is a great day for Geneseo wrestling as both the boys and girls teams competed in the IHSA Individual Sectional. Eight wrestlers qualified for the IHSA Individual State tournament! - Girls 100: Molly Snyder 4th 125 Bella Cucuru 4th 140 Lauren Piquard 🥉 - Boys 113 Tim Sebastain: 2nd 🥈 138 Izaac Gaines: 3rd 🥉 144 Malaki Jackson: 2nd 🥈 150 Zachary Montez: 1st 🥇 157 Kyle Weinzierl: 1st 🥇
Congratulations to Sully Jackson, a Millikin 5th grader who was recognized at Thursday's Board of Education meeting and awarded a Maple Leaf Medallion for his efforts in mentoring a fellow student. "Sully was not afraid to ask hard questions or explain how students should behave at Millikin," explained Millikin Principal Philip Moe. "Sully played a huge role in helping this student turn things around." Congrats again, Sully!
Congrats to our February GHS students of the month, Addison Dykstra and Shane Bagby. These two were selected by staff for their outstanding character and leadership. Proud of you!
We are thrilled to announce that a pair of our leaders have been recognized by the Illinois Principal Association (IPA). Nathan O'Dell has been named the Blackhawk Region IPA Middle School Principal of the Year, while Brooke Emmerson was selected as the Blackhawk Region IPA Assistant Principal of the Year! Congratulations to Nathan and Brooke!
For the third straight year, Geneseo High School will host a Dance Marathon that will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Learn more about the event, its organizers, and how you can get involved: https://www.geneseoschools.org/article/1453534
Following one of the snowiest months of January on record for the Quad Cities, Geneseo Community Unit School District #228 has updated its calendar for the 2023-24 school year: https://www.geneseoschools.org/article/1452833