MEDIA CENTER TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS
The 4th Annual Trivia Night was held Saturday, March 16 in the Goreville School Cafeteria. Sponsored by the Media Center and PTA as a fundraiser for new books, 9 teams turned out for the competition which raised over $400. The winning team, "Stray Cats", took home the title of Grand Champion as well as baskets full of prizes and a bag full of books to share. Congratulations to team members Nancy Brewer, Georgia George, Danny White, and Katherine White.
GOREVILLE 6TH GRADER WINS KENTUCKY FISHING TOURNAMENT!
Goreville 6th Grade Student Caleb Murley won the Kentucky State Youth Fishing Tournament on September 16 bringing in over 13 pounds! Caleb was awarded a 1st Place trophy, a new rod and reel, and a $250 college scholarship. He is now eligible to be part of the Kentucky State Team and will compete in the Southern Divisional Tournament in Tennessee held this coming spring.
GOREVILLE ELEMENTARY PARTICIPATES IN "JUMPROPE FOR HEART" FUNDRAISER
Congratulations to Goreville Elementary School for raising over $1000 for the American Heart Association in their Jumprope for Heart event! The event was organized by P.E. Teacher Theron Rushing and consisted of all students in Pre-K through 5th grade participating in several "stations" designed to promote heart health and fitness. Miss Illinois, Megan Ervin, was at the school to jump with the students and talking to them about healthy living and the benefits of exercise. To learn more about the American Heart Association, click here.
WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!
Congratulations to the Spelling Bee Participants and Winners!
On Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 the Elementary Spelling Bee took place at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. Four students each from 5th-8th grades competed in the Bee for a chance to go to the Tri-State Competition. The Grand Champion was Ryan Holland in 6th grade. He will represent Goreville at the Tri-State Bee in Evansville, IN In February, 2013. If he wins at the Tri-State Bee he will advance to the Scripps National Bee in Washington , D.C. Good luck Ryan! ****UPDATE: Ryan scored a 100 in the written portion of the Tri-State Bee and made it to the 3rd round of the oral part. Way to go! You made us all proud, Ryan!***
Pictured are: Grand Champion, Ryan Holland
6th grade winner Ryan Holland, 5th grade winner Zachary Dudley, 7th grade winner Shayna Elms, and 8th grade winner Ellen Scola.
GOREVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRESENTS "DINO LAND"
The Goreville Elementary School First Grade provided a classroom tour of their first ever "Dino Land" where the students integrated art, history, and science into their creations. All elementary students participated in the tours and learned about dinosaurs and their habitats.
Thank you Mrs. Sopczak and Mrs. Brewer!!! WE ARE PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS!!!
Even though the Media Center lost all library book data, there is good news! The new circulation and database software is now web-based. Students, teachers, and parents can now browse our database to see what books are in, what books we have, and what AR books we have. Just follow this hyperlink to see the books available.
GOREVILLE SCHOOLS ADDS TECHNOLOGY
Goreville Schools has turned its Elementary, Jr. High, and High School classrooms into a state-of-the-art technology showcase and gained access to a new 30 station mobile computer lab! Each core classroom has a new interactive white board called a SMARTBoard that essentially turns the white board into a 77" widescreen computer monitor that has touch screen capabilities like an IPhone or the new IPad. Students and teachers are now able to manipulate numbers, letters, pictures, icons, etc. using their hands and the computers to create a visual stimulus to enhance student learning. Teachers also have access to new SMARTResponse systems that gives each student in the class a remote control to answer questions posed by the teacher and gives immediate feedback to the teacher and students regarding their mastery of the subject being taught. In addition, now all elementary and Jr. High classrooms have an advanced audio system to amplify the teacher's voice and provides audio for the SMARTBoard systems. The new Mobile Lab is a $20,000 30-laptop station on a mobile cart that teachers can check out of the library. The lab, supplied with a grant obtained by the Goreville FFA, has 30 networked internet accessible wireless laptops that also communicate with a wireless printer on the cart.
CONGRATULATIONS GOREVILLE STUDENTS!!!
Read for the Record Day was a great success!
Pre-K through 3rd grade students filled the elementary gym to read Anna Dewdney's book Llama Llama Red Pajama. Ms. Bigler began reading the book as the students joined in to read in unison. Altogether, there were 232 students and teachers reading the book at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 26. Counting 4th and 5th grades and a few Jr. High classes, we had 331 students read the book to hopefully help Jumpstart set a world record. Way to go, Goreville!
Afterwards, students took turns going outside to meet and pet Baby Llama. Thanks to Mrs. Harner for helping us get a llama for the day and to Jeri Maze who answered questions and cared for the llama throughout the day.
GOREVILLE PTA WEBSITE
If you are looking for ways to get involved with the schools, check out the Goreville PTA Website! Just click the picture above and it will take you to the site.
JR. BLACKCATS AND JR. LADY CATS REGIONAL CHAMPS!
The Jr. Blackcats Baseball Team defeated Cobden by a score of 16-6 in the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Regional Championship and the Jr. Lady Blackcats Softball Team defeated Jonesboro by a score of 10-0 in the SIJHSAA Championship for BOTH teams to earn a trip to the SIJHSAA State Tournament in Pinckneyville, IL!
Congratulations Jr. Blackcats AND Jr. Lady Blackcats!!! We are PROUD of you!!!
2012 JR. BLACKCATS TAKE 4TH IN STATE!
The Jr. Blackcats Track Team, after competing in the IJHSAA Regional Track Meet in Herrin and sending a record 16 to State, placed 4th at the IJHSAA State Track Meet!
Congratulations Jr. Blackcats on a great season!!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!
JR. BLACKCATS AND JR. LADY CATS WIN AT SUMMERSVILLE SHOOTOUT!
In a clash of unbeaten teams, the Jr. Blackcats defeated St. Rose of Clinton County and the Jr. Lady Blackcats defeated Woodlawn to win each of their designated shootout games and to remain as two of the only undefeated basketball teams in Southern Illinois! Braden Webb was named MVP of the boys' shootout while Cassandra Jones was named MVP of the girls' shootout.
Congratulations Jr. Blackcats and Jr. Lady Cats!!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!
JR. BLACKCATS VIENNA INVITATIONAL CHAMPS
The Goreville Jr. Blackcats defeated Eldorado and Christopher to win the Vienna Invitational Tournament!
Congratulations Jr. Blackcats!!! We are PROUD of you!!!
JR. BLACKCATS EGYPTIAN TOURNAMENT CHAMPS!
The Goreville Jr. Blackcats defeated Nell Holcomb, Meridian, and Cairo to win the Egyptian Invitational Tournament Championship! The Jr. Blackcat Cheerleading Squad also won "Best Cheerleaders" in the tournament! Jr. Blackcats Braden Webb, Tanner Dunn, and Austin Sullivan were named 1st Team All-Tournament.
Congratulations Jr. Blackcats and Jr. Blackcat Cheerleaders!!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!
JR. LADY CATS UNITY TOURNAMENT CHAMPS!
The Goreville Jr. Lady Cats defeated Lick Creek, Giant City, then Unity Point to take the Unity Point Invitational Tournament Championship!
Congratulations Jr. Lady Cats!!!