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"Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams", Galesburg High School is a four-year high school with an enrollment just over 1,300 serving the the students of District 205. GHS offers a diverse curriculum, taught on the block schedule, inlcuding both honors classes and vocational classes offered by an area vocational center headquartered in the building. GHS also offers its students many opportunities to participate in activities, ranging from athletics and music to drama and Scholastic Bowl.

 

Construction Update:

Work continues on GHS campus

demoFollow the progress on Galesburg High School's new stadium and multi-purpose building with a live video feed. Work on the campus improvements is scheduled to be completed in August of 2014. Simply click onto "Under Construction" logo and see it live!

Time Lapse Movie

FFA Soup Supper & Dessert Auction March 26th

The Galesburg FFA Soup Supper and Dessert Auction Thursday, March 26th from 5-7 PM in the High School cafeteria. 

Attention Seniors: Senior news letter now available

In two short months, the GHS Class of 2015 will be graduating. Here is a link to a Senior News letter covering important dates and informaion. Both seniors and their parents should take a look: Senior News Letter #1.

Parents, teachers & students urged to take 5Essentials Survey

                               5Essentials Survey

Term Two Honor Roll released

Congratulations to the students who made the Galesburg High School Term Two Honor Roll. Click on the this lik to view the Honor Roll.

Illinois Senate school funding bill #16 discussed

    How does Illinois Senate Bill 16 address school funding? Superintendent Bart Arthur explains the merits of the bill in a letter to parents.

Learn how District 205 is living the mission statement...

 

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Academics:

   To learn more about the 5Essentials Survey, when the results will be available, and how schools will use this information to drive improvement, please visit The Illinois 5Essentials Survey website.

 

Activities:

2014-15 activity calendars going on sale

The GHS Student Council will be selling their 2014-15 activities calendars for $5.00 beginning on August 11th - the date of Freshmen Orientation.

GHS Activites List

Yearbook (Reflector)
Budget (Newspaper)
Student Council
Artte Clubbe
National Honor Society
AFS/Rotary Interact
Skills USA - V.I.C.A.
Scholastic Bowl
Jets
French Club
German Club
Spanish Club
Key Club
Math Club
Band
Choir
Stage Call
Color Guard
G-Club
C.A.R.E.
FFA
Speech Team
GSA
Project Graduation
Tomorrow’s Teachers
 

Arts:

Music in Our Schools Month

The month of March is Music in our Schools Month and Youth Art Month at schools throughout the United States.  It is a time to recognize the importance of the arts in schools as well as an opportunity for celebration of the arts in schools.

At Galesburg High School, music students got an early start in the festivities by participating in the District No. 205 All-District Choir Festival on February 17, 2015 and the All-District Band Festival on February 24, 2015.  The Choir Festival included performances by the GHS Concert and A cappella Choirs as well as special performances by the Canta Bellas (the women of the GHS choirs) and the GHS Chamber Singers, doing their rendition of a Pentatonix tune.  The 21st Annual Band Festival included performances by the GHS Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony.  A highlight of the concert was the grand finale, God Bless America, performed simultaneously by all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band students as well as the two high school bands.

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, select GHS choir and band students will participate in the annual Solo and Ensemble contest at GHS.  Students will perform prepared pieces for judges who will give feedback for improvement as well as division ratings based on the quality of the performance.  Awards will be presented to all events receiving a Division I (Superior) rating.

A new event this year in honor of Music in our Schools Month and Youth Art Month will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Lake Storey Pavilion.   The GHS Fine Art and Chamber Music Festival will showcase the work of many of the most talented visual artists and musicians at GHS.  Snacks will be available and attendees will have the opportunity to view art work as they listen to various small instrumental ensembles from GHS.

The month of March will end with two vocal music concerts in GHS Hegg Auditorium.  On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the GHS Choirs will present a Pops Concert at 7:00 PM and on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, GHS will host the annual All-District Elementary Choir Festival at 7:00 PM.   All of these events are free and open to the public.

 

Athletics:

Gadet tryout nex week

Tryouts for next year's Gadet squad will be held the week of March 16th. Dates, times and locations are posted at the high school and junior high. Here is additional infomation for those trying out: Gadet General Information

Visit GHS' athletic website

demoThe home for up-to-the-date information on Silver Streaks athletics has moved to Athletics 2000. The website will be directly integrated with the Athletic Department's scheduling program.

Useful Links

C.U.S.D. # 205 Knox County R.O.E. Galesburg Area Vocational Center
Knox College Carl Sandburg College Knox County YMCA
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Galesburg Register-Mail I.H.S.A.
I.E.S.A. Illinois Association of School Boards GHS North High School
Master Facilities Plan Partners Galesburg Athletic Booster Club Galesburg FFA
 
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