Galesburg High School

October Family Newsletter

A Message from Mr. Hawkins

Parents and Guardians,


Daily school attendance is important. Students who attend school on a regular basis have been shown to achieve at higher levels than their peers who do not attend or have sporadic attendance. Additionally, research has shown that teacher effectiveness is an important factor for increasing student achievement. When students don't attend school, a teacher's ability to increase student achievement is diminished. As a community, we need to work together to make sure the students of Galesburg are attending school.


We are excited to have students back in the building, and we are ready to work with you in providing a top-notch educational experience for our students.


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.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Tuesday, October 26, 2021- Fall Band Concert, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday, October 29, 2021- End of 1st Term, 1/2 Day Attendance for Students

Saturday, October 30, 2021- GHS Trunk or Treat at Main Parking Lot, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, November 2, 2021- GHS Student Council Blood Drive, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Monday, November 8, 2021- CUSD #205 School Board Meeting, 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 11, 2021-Veterans Day-NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 12, 2021- Student Council Veterans Day Breakfast at GHS, 7:00 AM