Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Angel Tree gets ready to deliver!

Giant City has been the wonderful recipient of generous donations. This Christmas Season several teachers, staff, parents, students, churches, and our local Brownie troop donated funds or gifts to make some holiday wishes come true for children in our area. This week the presents will be delivered. 

Cheer Competitors Ready!

Hiant City Cheerleaders will compete in their first regional competition today. Girls have been practicing since July and hope to qualify for state competition in February. Good Luck Giants!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Special Visitors in Mrs. Crombar's Class

This week Mrs. Crombar and her students received a special set of visitors. An able veteran and his canine companion stopped by to show the class some tricks and discuss working dogs. The visit correlated with a story from the 3/4 reading time. The class raised $100 to donate to the project which relies on donations. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wild West Day at Giant City!

On Friday, November 1, 2013 students in kindergarten through 4th grades enjoyed a Wild West PRIDE Party. Those students exhibiting good behavior for the first quarter were able to participate in the following activities:
1) Horseback ride
2) Cook s'mores
3) A shaving station
4) A hay wagon ride
5) Run a stick horse obstacle course
6) Practice roping a hay bale calf
7) Paint some western ornaments
This event could not have been possible without our great parent volunteers and donations!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Owl Pellet Dissection

Today fifth grade students dissected owl pellets in science. Students tried to determine what kind of prey the owl had last feasted on. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fort Massac Encampment

Students in 5-8th grades went on a field trip today to the Fort Massac Encampment at Metropolis. Students were able to experience demonstrations in period life from the French and Indian War. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Physical Education Fun!

Students at Giant City did a whole body workout today featuring a video with Jillian Michaels. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Regional Baseball Champions!

Giant City boys baseball clinched the Regional Championship this evening. The Giants played OLMC for the title. The Giants demonstrated excellent fielding, and pitching, as well as hitting. Congrats to 8th grader Seth German for a three run home run!
Team is pictured with trophy. Also pictured are the varsity 8th grade players and both Coaches. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Colorful School Lunches

Today students at Giant City enjoyed lasagne, salad, garlic bread, and a whole apple. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Blood drive today

Giant City School hosted a blood drive in the gym today from 2-6 pm. Staff, parents, and community members rolled up their sleeves to give!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Parent Volunteer Work Day

On Saturday, several parents and staff members helped clean up the school grounds. Volunteers did weed-eating, painting, caulking, and trimmed limbs to make the school grounds safer. 
Thank You!

Monday, September 9, 2013

8th Grade Night!

Parents and students were honored at 8th Grade Night this evening. Baseball players Alec B., Seth G., Max S., Joe S., and Noah W. we're celebrated!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Giant City Softball

The Giants Softball team played Tamaroa today as they near the end of the season. Coach Lance Crombar admires the team's effort!

Friday, August 23, 2013

It pays to read!

Students in Ms. Taylor's room were rewarded with pizza today. These students read at least 800 pages over the summer and turned in a report of their reading to Ms. Taylor. Ms. Taylor paid for their delicious lunch !

Friday, August 16, 2013

How does our garden grow?

Earlier this summer Giant City planted the raised garden beds. We wanted students to be able to harvest a few things this fall. Pumpkins, gourds, tomatoes, and green peppers were started. All of the rain has really kicked the plants into high gear!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Booster Club gives out Escue Award

On July 15, 2013 Booster Club President Ed Robinson presented Brian Kelley with the Escue Athletic Academic Achievement Award. The presentation was made at the regular Board of Education Meeting. 
President Robinson stated that after consideration the Booster Club felt that one student deserving of the award was missed; and the Boosters wanted to honor that student. 
Brian Kelley played multiple sports all four years at Giant City, was a salutatorian, and participated in numerous clubs. Please congratulate Brian if you see him!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Garden beds

Mr. White and two students volunteered to build Giant City some raised garden beds to incorporate agriculture in the classroom this fall. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Muddy Kids Check Presentation

This year Giant City School was the pilot program for the Muddy Kids Project. The Muddy Kids Foundation works to promote student understanding of the wildlife living in southern Illinois. This year students learned different species of animals and took a field trip to the Touch of Nature to explore and meet many of the animal species. Muddy Kids founder, Gene Morgan is pictured with teachers and students from Giant City. He is presenting a check for $500 to the school to purchase supplies for the program, and another $500 was donated to pay for the field trip to Touch of Nature.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cache Creek Donation

This week has been a very busy one at Giant City! Olivia and Emma hosted a bake sale to add to the donation for Cache Creek Animal Shelter. Overall they raised over $1200 to donate to the animal shelter. It is amazing how much anyone can contribute to the world today!

Monday, May 13, 2013

PRIDE Parties

Students displaying good behavior of 9 points or less got to attend the PRIDE Party! Younger students enjoyed activities such as inflatables, slip-n-slide, hula hoops, races, and much more. Older students went to the Rec Center at SIU to play basketball, racquetball, swimming, and diving. Thanks to all of those people and businesses that donated funds for these special days!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

State Science Fair

Valerie Graham and Sawyer Latour recently competed at the State Science Fair. Sawyer received a Gold rating and Valerie received a Silver rating.
We are proud of you!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Princess King

Drama students from the play, "The Princess King" performed for other students today. The play will be performed at Carbondale High School on Thursday and Saturday. Tickets are still available.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Track State Qualifiers

Congratulations to Rachel Robinson (800 m), and Jasmine Deboe, Elissa Escue, Haley Barrett and Rachel Robinson (400 girl relay) for qualifying for the State Track Meet in Salem, IL. The meet is set for May 11, 2012.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Jump with Jill Show

The people of Southern Illinois Healthcare brought the Jump with Jill Show to Giant City this morning! Students enjoyed learning about healthy foods, energy for their bodies, and exercise.

Monday, April 22, 2013

CCHS Engineering Day!

Students from Giant City attended the Engineering Day hosted by CCHS honor students on Saturday. Teacher Chris White took five students to the competition. Competitors built catapults and a puff mobile to compete. Billy Brandenburg and Elizabeth Schultz took home 5th and 7th places in overall competition respectively! Nice Job!

Friday, April 19, 2013

8th Graders vs. Teachers

8th grade students play in the traditional teachers vs 8th graders game!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Congratulations to History Fair Students!

Seven junior high students received a rating of "Superior" at the Regional History Fair. Each of these students will advance to State Competition in May. Keep up the Good Work!

Art Program Collaboration

Students from the SIU School of Art and Design have provided art for students in 1st and 2 nd grade over the last few weeks. Students come once a week to do special projects.