Rally to #ReclaimOurSchools

On October 6th, Granite City School District participated in a #ReclaimOurSchools event.    Students and staff joined members of the community for this event to address issues of educational justice and equality.  Parents, students, teachers, educational support professionals and community members united

Granite City School District is Hiring

This flyer was distributed to staff to share with friends and family.  The district is always in need of substitute teachers and teacher’s aides.  I can say from experience that working with children and young adults is very rewarding!   Call human

Retirements 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 group of retirees.  You will be missed!   Richard Ahlvers – I started teaching in St. Charles, Mo. In the early 80’s I was laid off and had to do a lot of different jobs to feed my

On Teacher Evaluations

My first year of teaching was in 1994, and I was fresh out of college and was optimistic that I could handle a classroom and that I knew my subject matter.   It only took a few days for me to realize

Granite City School Calendar 2016-2017

GCSD Calendar  – 2016-2017 August 15-16 Teacher Institute – Staff Reports August 17 First Day of Pupil Attendance September 2 Professional Learning Day- Early Dismissal September 5 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day October 7 NO SCHOOL – County Institute October 10 NO

How Does Our School Funding Compare?

Would you like to see how school funding compares across states and across the country? NPR explores the question of why some schools get so much while others get so little. Meanwhile, Illinois is at a budget stalemate which affects all schoolsin

Changes to Dress Code for 2016-17 School Year

STUDENT CODE OF DRESS K – 12 Granite City CUSD #9 encourages a standard in behavior, dress, grooming, and appearance that reflects pride in self, home, and school. Student dress should not disrupt the educational process or be a safety or health

Five Years of Uniform Policy

One of my students strolled in five minutes after the 8 a.m. bell rang and I stated that she would get a tardy.   She proceeded to argue with me about the mark on her record, and asked “what does it matter