08.28.15


For those returning to Goreville Schools, WELCOME BACK!!!  For those who are new, WELCOME TO GOREVILLE SCHOOLS!!!


 

   GOREVILLE SCHOOLS LAUNCHES 1:1 TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE!    

In 2014, Goreville Schools was designated as a SMART Technology Showcase School for their integration of SMART technology throughout the district.  In 2015, they will take that a step forward with the launching of their 1:1 Technology Initiative for Goreville High School issuing Chromebook computer systems to all high school students starting with the 2015-2016 school year!  To view the article in the Goreville Gazette, click here.  To learn more about Chromebooks and what our students will be able to experience, go to the new "Goreville 1:1 Technology" page, click here.  


 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 BLACKCATS AND LADY BLACKCATS REGIONAL CHAMPS!

Congratulations to the Blackcats AND Lady Blackcats for winning the Illinois High School Association Regional Championship!!!  The Blackcats defeated Carrier Mills while the Lady Cats defeated Hardin County. 

We are PROUD of you!!! 



CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2015!

Congratulations and GOOD LUCK!!!  WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


    10 BLACKCATS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE!

Congratulations to the following Blackcats who were named Black Diamond All-Conference in baseball/softball this year: Sydnee Rushing (MVP 1st Team), Camren Anderson (1st Team), Alexis Massey (2nd Team), Noah Schuetz (1st Team), Brant Glidewell (1st Team), Jared Vaughn (1st Team), and Brodie Lenon (2nd Team)! Madison Sopczak, Macy Goins, and Peyton Geyman were all named Honorable Mention!
 
We are proud of you!

     RUSHING BDC-WEST MVP!

 Congratulations to Lady Blackcat pitcher Sydnee Rushing for being named the Black Diamond Conference West MVP!

 

 2015 TRACK PLACES IN STATE!    

Congratulations to our Goreville Junior High School Boys and Girls Track Teams as they finished 9th and 7th in State out of 75 schools! Also, the Jr. Lady Cats Track Team won the 2015 SIJHSAA Regional Championship! Collectively, the Jr. Cats and Jr. Lady Cats won a school record 26 medals in the state competition.

 

We are proud of you!



 DARNELL AND WEBB NAMED 1ST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE AND RECOGNIZED ALL-STATE!

Congratulations to Lady Blackcat Sophomore Ashlyn Darnell and Blackcat Freshman Braden Webb for being named Black Diamond Conference "1st Team All-Conference"! Also, Darnell was named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Special Mention All-State and Webb was named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-State!

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


 2015 HIGH SCHOOL BETA CLUB TAKES 2ND IN STATE! 


Congratulations to the Goreville High School Beta Club for winning 2nd place in State! The honors students competed against 21 other high schools from across the state in academic contests as well as drama and public speaking. Several of our students advanced to compete at nationals in Nashville, TN this summer!  The places were as follows:  1st Computers- Aaron Gunther; 1st Geography- Mello Baker; 1st Character Skit- Montanna Albright, Jacob Andros, Tori Benard, Brody Conley, Cheyenne Cook, Jacob Crews, Bailey Edwards, Colton Harner, Kyle Kinder, Sarah McLain, Courtney Minor, Jared Vaughn, and Gidget Wade; 2nd Oratory- Christine Bryant; 2nd Poetry- Emily Miles; 2nd Science- Eli Manier;2nd Social Studies- Tucker Manier; 2nd Spanish- Emily Hunt; 2nd Photography- Gidget Wade; 2nd Banner- Sidney Ross, Macy Goins, Savannah Duringer, Zane Schuetz, Mario Carrillo, Cassandra Jones, and Karli Illum; 3rd Quiz Bowl- Noah Ward, Billy Ward, Ethan Childers, Tucker Manier; and 3rd Special Talent- Jalynn Maze, Tucker Manier, Jalynn Ashford, and Jonathan Troop.

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!



GOREVILLE ELEMENTARY PRESENTS "THE LITTLE MERMAID"


Congratulations to our Goreville Elementary Drama Club for their great performance of The Little Mermaid!

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!



 BELCHER SIGNS TO PLAY FOOTBALL AT MILLIKIN 


Congratulations to senior Blackcat Josh Belcher for signing a National Letter of Intent to play football at Millikin University in Decatur, IL!

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!



GOREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS "GUYS AND DOLLS"!

Congratulations to the Goreville High School Drama Club for a great performance of "Guys and Dolls"!

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!



GOREVILLE MARCHING BLACKCATS PERFORM AT DISNEY!

Congratulations to the Goreville High School Marching Blackcats for their great performance at Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom!


WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


2014-15 JR. BLACKCATS 4TH IN STATE!


The Goreville Junior Blackcats Baseball Team defeated Fairfield but lost to Smithton and Nashville to claim 4th Place in the SIJHSAA State Tournament!

Congratulations!!!  WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


COACH HELTON NAMED TO THE BASKETBALL COACHES HALL-OF-FAME!


Congratulations to Goreville Lady Blackcats Basketball Coach Mike Helton for being inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame! Coach Helton has been at Goreville for 21 years where he has a 406-189 career record. He has guided the Lady Cats to 12 Conference Championships, 7 Regional Titles and 4 straight "Elite 8" finishes. He joins former Blackcat Coaches Ned Ray and Jerry Qualls as well as former Blackcat player Greg Cruse in the IBCA Hall-of-Fame. He will be honored at a banquet in Bloomington, IL in the spring.

We are PROUD of you!!!


2014-15 STATE CHAMPIONS!!!


The Goreville Junior Lady Blackcats Softball Team defeated Anna to win the 2014 SIJHSAA State Championship! They also finished the season a school record 28-0! 

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


GOREVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AWARDED STATE "GOLD CIRCLE OF QUALITY"!


Congratulations to Goreville Elementary School and the Goreville Early Learning Center for being named "Gold Circle of Quality" by the Illinois State Board of Education!  The top award recognized the efforts of the Pre-Kindergarten Program's "instructional excellence" for the 2013-2014 school year.

We are PROUD of our school!!!



 RUSHING SIGNS WITH LOGAN


Congratulations to Lady Blackcat Sydnee Rushing for signing a National Letter of Intent to play softball for John A. Logan College next year! Sydnee is a 3 time All-South and Black Diamond All-Conference selection and a 2 time 2nd Team All-State selection. She helped lead the Lady Blackcats to the 1st State Championship in school history in 2012 as a freshman and to a 3rd place finish in state in 2013 as well as 3 Regional and Sectional Titles and 2 Supersectional Titles.

Congratulations and GOOD LUCK!!!



2015 JR. LADY BLACKCATS 3RD IN STATE!

The Goreville Jr. Lady Blackcats won the SIJHSAA Regional Championship, then defeated Red Bud in the state quarterfinals!  They then fell to Aviston in the state semifinals before beating Jonesboro for 3rd Place at the SIJHSAA State Tournament!

Congratulations!!!  WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


GOREVILLE FFA NAMED TOP 10 IN AMERICA!

The Goreville High School FFA Chapter was named the Section 25 Champion, State Champion in Community Development and was ranked 3rd overall in the State of Illinois out of 408 schools and has now been named "Top 10 in the Nation" - the only school from Illinois! The chapter competed in the Program of Activities also known as the "National Chapter Award" sponsored through the National FFA Organization. The National Chapter Award is made up of three divisions: Student Development, Chapter Development, and Community Development. A State Winner is named in each division and the overall point leader is named the Illinois Banker's Plaque winner which carries the title of the number one chapter in the state. The chapter was recognized at the State FFA Convention in Champaign, IL. One Section Winner is chosen from each of the 25 Sections and then the top five in the state are ranked and placed. The chapter also won the State Cooperative Award and the State Heritage Award for the first time in school history!

 

We are PROUD of you!!!


GOREVILLE SCHOOLS NAMED TECHNOLOGY "SHOWCASE SCHOOL"

 

Goreville Elementary School and Goreville High School have been notified by SMART Technologies based out of Calgary, Canada, that they have been chosen as a "2012 Showcase School"!  The award is based on a competitive application process where school districts from around the world describe their commitments to adding technology and engaged learning in classrooms.  In 2010 and 2011, Goreville Schools added state-of-the-art whiteboard interactivity technology to their Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, and High School as well as extensive training for their teachers on using technology to enhance learning.  The school was recently recognized by the Chicago affiliate of SMART Technologies when they traveled to Goreville in April to tour the facility and host a SMART Experience event for the region.  The event featured Goreville School's certified "SMART Exemplary Teachers" Rachel Jenkins and Melissa Robertson as well as Kindergarten Teacher Dana Harris and High School Business Teacher Diane Kirby where they provided inservice to parents and community members as well as teachers and administrators from school districts across Southern Illinois on the effective use of technology in their classrooms.  Due to the award, Goreville Schools will now receive technology training and professional development scholarships; exposure in global SMART publications and marketing materials; a profile in the SMART Showcase Schools web directory; a "Showcase School" display for their school facility; access to low-interest loans for technology purchases; and special opportunities to test new technology products from SMART as they are developed.  Goreville joins other Showcase schools from around the world including schools from Finland, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom and their profiles can be found at www.smarttech.com/showcaseschools.  You can also view the article on the SMART Experience Event hosted by Goreville Schools in the Goreville Gazette here.




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