2021 Bond Proposal - New Buses Video Our bus fleet is an aging fleet that requires increasing and costly repairs to keep them safely on the road. School buses are expensive, approximately $100,000 per bus. The district has purchased one new bus annually for the past few years. However, the fleet still has an average age over 11 years with high mileage rates--an average of over 121,000 miles. From an operations standpoint, it costs significantly more to maintain older, high-mileage vehicles. Utilizing bond funds to purchase three buses eliminates a significant impact (approximately $300,000), thereby leaving those funds for instruction and the operations of the district. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR9iOHlSlik
about 3 hours ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
2021 Bond Proposal - STEAM and STEM Video For three years, G-A has been adding STEM/STEAM courses K-12. This type of curriculum incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and Art. These programs are collaborative-based, group-oriented classes where projects are examined integrating all subject areas. Students examine real world problems and develop engineering process-focused solutions. Having the right facilities to grow more STEM/STEAM programming will help us ensure all students receive this education before graduation, keeping the world of possibilities open for each of them. https://youtu.be/ae3FaDPV644
1 day ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** REMINDER: Community Tailgate TODAY *** G-A Administrators will host our annual community tailgate before the home varsity football game TODAY Friday, September 17th at 5:30 PM. There will be food, games, music, and giveaways prior to the game against Watervliet. We hope you will come out to support our student athletes and marching band members. GO RAMS!!!
2 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
2021 Bond Proposal - Multipurpose Space at the High School We may be a small district, but our high school students still need experiential learning opportunities that increase their preparedness for life after graduation. Having the flexible space of a multi-purpose facility will allow our high school staff to add such things as: large group presentations related to health and safety, career and technical education options throughout the county, job fairs, college application/FAFSA nights, fine arts celebrations, large group projects, robotic competitions, music, speech, theatre, debate, and additional P.E. classes. We need space for indoor marching band practice, flag corp practice, sideline cheer and to start a competitive cheer program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MovmSpt-Aok
2 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 2021 Bond Proposal Video *** On Nov. 2, 2021, Galesburg-Augusta residents will be asked to consider a bond proposal to support Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools. Please watch the video below for more details. https://youtu.be/gSwsUe5xrtE G-A Bond Website: https://www.ga-bond.com/
3 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Community Tailgate *** G-A Administrators will host our annual community tailgate before the home varsity football game THIS Friday, September 17th at 5:30 PM. There will be food, games, music, and giveaways prior to the game against Watervliet. We hope you will come out to support our student athletes and marching band members. GO RAMS!!!
4 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
REMINDER: DELAYED START TODAY 9/15! Just a friendly reminder that TODAY, 9/15 is our 1st delayed start of the school year. Delayed starts are scheduled every Wednesday, except for the 1st Wednesday of each month. School will start 90 minutes later on delayed start days. School will dismiss at the normal time. Delayed Start Times: Primary School 9:20 AM Middle School 9:44 AM High School 9:00 AM * Bus riders will be picked up 90 minutes later than their scheduled pick up time.
4 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
REMINDER: DELAYED START TOMORROW 9/15! Just a friendly reminder that TOMORROW Wednesday, 9/15 is our 1st delayed start of the school year. Delayed starts are scheduled every Wednesday, except for the 1st Wednesday of each month. School will start 90 minutes later on delayed start days. School will dismiss at the normal time. Delayed Start Times: Primary School 9:20 AM Middle School 9:44 AM High School 9:00 AM * Bus riders will be picked up 90 minutes later than their scheduled pick up time.
5 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 2021 Bond Proposal *** Visit the 2021 Bond Proposal Website for more information. Vote on November 2nd!! https://www.ga-bond.com/
6 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
REMINDER: DELAYED START 9/15! Just a friendly reminder that THIS Wednesday, 9/15 is our 1st delayed start of the school year. Delayed starts are scheduled every Wednesday, except for the 1st Wednesday of each month. School will start 90 minutes later on delayed start days. School will dismiss at the normal time. Delayed Start Times: Primary School 9:20 AM Middle School 9:44 AM High School 9:00 AM * Bus riders will be picked up 90 minutes later than their scheduled pick up time.
6 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Congratulations G-AHS Equestrian Team!!! *** The G-AHS Equestrian team placed first at Meet 1, 2, & 3 and brought home the B division championship trophy. The team will head to Regionals on October 1-3, 2021 at Berrien Springs. WAY TO RIDE RAMS!!!
6 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G-A HS Equestrian Team
Come out and support the varsity football team this Thursday, Aug. 26th. We are offering free admission for our Community Night. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.
25 days ago, Michael Woodard
Bring your family to downtown Galesburg for an afternoon to meet the principals! The Middle School and High School Principals (Mrs. Wiese and Ms. MacDonell) will be at the Gull Lake Distillery. The Primary Principal (Mr.Sportel) will be at the Galesburg Community Park! The event is THIS Sunday, August 22, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. ****High School and Middle School Families****come down and chat with our principals, support a local business, meet new families within our community, and enjoy an ice cream sundae provided by AFGAK! ***Primary Families*** Come down to meet with Mr. Sportel, let the kids play with other kids from their school, meet new families within our community, and enjoy a sweet treat of ice cream sundaes!!
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G-A High School is hosting a KRESA Education for Fine Arts class! Modern/Jazz Dance Studio: Learn dance techniques through exploring modern dance, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and cultural dance styles. Exploration of dance-related subjects will include movement improvisation, composition, and dance history. Students gain performance skills, learn how to choreograph their own dances and are required to participate in EFA dance concert at end of each term. They will have the opportunity to take field trips to see live dance concerts and attend master classes. Students will work with professional dance educators and guest artists. EFA Website For More Information: https://www.kresa.org/page/269 Housed in the gym; this class is open to 9-12th graders! Please contact Mrs. Walmsley to sign up: Phone: (269) 484-2103 Email: Christine.walmsley@garams.org
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** All GREAT things must come to an end. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY for the summer food program. Meet Up & Eat Up ~ Summer Food Program is TODAY! G-A Primary School 315 W. Battle Creek St. * PICK UP ONLY * Tuesday: 11:00AM - 12:30PM Thursday: 11:00AM - 12:30PM MULTIPLE days of meals will be provided, including breakfast. Thank you to our food service staff for providing delicious & nutritious meals this summer!
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** THIS IS THE LAST WEEK! *** Meet Up & Eat Up ~ Summer Food Program is TODAY! G-A Primary School 315 W. Battle Creek St. * PICK UP ONLY * Tuesday: 11:00AM - 12:30PM Thursday: 11:00AM - 12:30PM MULTIPLE days of meals will be provided, including breakfast. The summer food service program will run through August 19.
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
We are still in need of a clock operator for our home high school football games. It is a volunteer position, but there are some perks that come with the position like free admission to all of our league athletic events (home and away) for you and a guest. Training will be available, but you should have a general understanding of football .Please email me at michael.woodard@garams.org if you are interested.
about 1 month ago, Michael Woodard
Meet Up & Eat Up ~ Summer Food Program is TODAY! G-A Primary School 315 W. Battle Creek St. * PICK UP ONLY * Tuesday: 11:00AM - 12:30PM Thursday: 11:00AM - 12:30PM MULTIPLE days of meals will be provided, including breakfast. The summer food service program will run through August 19.
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 2021-2022 District Calendar *** Our district calendar is now available at the link below. 🙂 Here are some important dates coming up in the next few weeks. August 25 (W) - Primary School Open House 5 -7 PM - MS Open House 5:30 – 7:30 PM - HS Open House - 8th Grade 5:30-7 PM / 9-12 6:30 – 8 PM August 30 (M) School Begins - ½ Day K-12 September 3-6 (F – M) No School K-12 / Labor Day Holiday https://5il.co/wx2v
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
HS Fall Sports Practices begin TODAY!!! * ALL students need a physical this school year dated after April 15, 2021, BEFORE they can begin practice. * Turn all physical forms into the MS or HS Office. (Form linked below) * Students and a parent/guardian must complete Athletic Forms. Email Mr. Woodard (HS athletic director) at michael.woodard@garams.org with any questions. GO RAMS!!!
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools