Galesburg High School

March Family Newsletter

A Message from Mr. Hawkins

Parents and Guardians,

Testing, testing, testing. It is that time of year again so I think it is necessary to share information regarding the testing your student may experience at Galesburg High School.

Classroom Assessments- I think that everyone has experienced classroom testing through their own educational experiences. These are tests that are developed by the classroom teacher to provide information to students and teachers regarding student learning progress.

District Assessments- Currently you may be aware that your students participate in Scantron Assessments. These are assessments that are nationally normed that provide information regarding your student's progress towards grade-appropriate learning standards. These assessments are conducted during benchmarking periods in the fall, winter, and spring.

State/National Assessments- Currently it is a graduation requirement that all students must take the SAT in order to graduate from high school. All students in junior standing, and any senior who has not yet completed the test, are required to take the SAT. The SAT testing date is March 23rd. Our 9th and 10th graders participate in the PSAT testing. PSAT testing will happen in late April.

Finally, we want to highlight a special group of students. Galesburg High School has been known for its successful basketball teams. This includes the Galesburg Thunder. Members of the Galesburg Thunder are students with disabilities that participate in Special Olympics. On Thursday, March 10th, members of the Thunder received a Silver Streak sendoff. During the sendoff, our drumline leads our state-bound teams on a parade throughout the school to be recognized by their classmates. The Thunder will travel on March 11th to play in the State Special Olympics basketball tournament. On April 1st at 6:00 p.m., these same athletes will be participating in the Shooting Hoops and Smiling Fundraiser for Special Olympics. We are proud that all students have the opportunity to find success at Galesburg High School.

In Silver and Gold,

Mr. Hawkins

Student Reminders

Student Identification- Students must wear their ID’s around their neck as intended at all times in the building during the school day. The ID must be visible and worn outside of the students’ clothing.

Lunch- Galesburg High School is a closed campus. This means that students are not allowed to leave campus to get lunch. Our servery is newly remodeled and provides many nutritious choices for our students. Additionally, our new student commons provides students with a spacious atmosphere to enjoy lunch with their friends.
Start Time- On a regular school day, school starts at 7:40 a.m. This means students are expected to be seated in their classrooms, ready to learn, at 7:40 a.m.

Restrooms- Our restrooms have been newly remodeled. Please use the restrooms appropriately.

Lockers- Students are to place coats and backpacks in their lockers during the school day. It is also a great location to store their cell phone.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

GHS Jazz Concert in the Commons, Saturday, March 12th, 7-9 pm

CUSD #205 Band and Choir Solo and Ensemble, Thursday, March 17th, 4-8:30 pm

GHS Art Display, Thursday, March 17th, 4-8:30 pm

End of 3rd Quarter, Friday, March 18th, 1 Hour Early Dismissal

SAT for Juniors, March 23rd

Student Council Blood Drive, Friday, April 1st, 1-6 pm

Shooting Hoops and Smiling Fundraiser Event, Friday, April 1st, 6-7 pm

Working Musical-GHS Spring Theater Production. Performance at Churchill Junior High; Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.

No School, Monday, April 11th, P/T Conference Observance Day

No School, April 12th-15th, Spring Break