AP US History review

Student in Mr. Aper’s AP US History class are reviewing for an upcoming assessment.  The students were in small groups, were given a discussion question, then given time by Mr. Aper to discuss in those small groups.  Mr. Aper would interact with each small group and provide some context or ask more in-depth questions.

SAT testing

April 5th is mandatory SAT testing in the state of Illinois, so GHS juniors are all taking the SAT test.  The SAT is owned and published by the College Board, a private, not for profit corporation in the United States. It is developed and administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational testing…

Assistant Principals Week

This week is designated as National Assistant Principals week.  SO we want to say thank you and great job to Mr. Steve Brucher and Ms. Carrie Griffith for all that they do for the students, staff, and all stakeholders of D228.

PTA recognizes educators and volunteers

Julie Fiers was honored this week at the PTA Life Member Banquet for all of her years of dedication to GHS students.  Mrs. Fiers has served the district as a teacher, Vocational Director, class sponsor, and coach.  Mrs. Fiers has also been a mentor to many young and aspiring teachers at GHS.  Also being recognized…

10-Minute Tuesday

10-Minute Tuesday is the nickname for the bi-monthly professional development sessions conducted by GHS staff for other GHS staff.  This month, Mr. Kyle Bess talked to his peers about how he uses drones in class to teach a number of 21st century skills.

English 9 small groups

Students in Mrs. Schneden’s English 9 class were discussing the first four chapters in To Kill a Mockingbird this week.  Mrs. Schneden used the “swivel” to record the discussions in order to give the students feedback and for her to evaluate how the students are doing/