Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Giant City Student Helps Local Animal Shelter

Fifth grade student, Olivia Zambetta, is using her voice to help the Cache Creek Animal Shelter in Anna, IL.
After watching a local news story about the shelter being flooded several times over the last few years, Olivia decided, "Being an animal lover, I knew I needed to help."
Olivia and her classmates have decorated cans to collect money at school and has sent letters to other local school districts in our area. She hopes other schools will get in a competition with Giant City to raise money for the no-kill shelter.

Music Students Rock Contest!

Music students from Giant City competed in the District Music Contest at the Chester High School. Two students received 1st Superior ratings in their individual events. Twenty-one students received 1st place on their individual or small group selections. One student received a second.
We are proud you!

Friday, February 22, 2013

President's Day Parade

Pre-K students went on parade for President's Day in the front office this morning. Waving their flags and marching to Yankee Doodle Dandy, they seemed to have a great time.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

3rd Place Winner!

Giant City 4th grader Faith Halliday competed in the State Level Elks Shootout at Decatur, IL. Faith did an excellent job finishing at 3rd place for her age division. Way to go!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Freshman Orientation

Students from Giant City attended Freshman Orientation at CCHS today. Students received a tour and information about their freshman classes. An informational meeting will be held this evening for parents.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Beta Club Convention

Beta Club students from Giant City traveled to the Beta Convention today. Students will compete in a variety of categories. Pictures below are examples of two of their competitions, in engineering, and living literature.

Friday, February 8, 2013

5/6 Girls Basketball play Lick Creek

The Giant City 5/6 Girls Basketball teams played Lick Creek this evening. In the first game GC beat Lick Creek with a score of 30-2.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kindergarten musicians

Today music teacher Debra Henson worked with the kindergarten classroom on tone color. Students played maracas or drums to music and talked about high and low pitches.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pep Rally

Giant city hosted a special pep rally today. Students and staff wished the best of luck to our volleyball team as they kick off their season.
The first grade gave the Varsity basketball team a "jump start" to their state playoff game with a leap frog relay!
Special cheerleaders Sarah Honza, Rebecca Apgar, and Chris White led all of the students in a special cheer!