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Early Dismissal at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 16th for Parent/Teacher Conferences...Spring Break is March 17th - March 26th

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PI Day

PI is a mathematical term used in finding the area of circles, among other uses. Simplified it is equal to 3.14. So, on March 14th or 3.14 Graymont Grade School held its annual Pie eating contest. Our contestants choose between a butterscotch or chocolate pudding filling. The winners were: 1st/2nd Grade - Kendall L. 3rd/4th Grade - Scout M. 5th/6th Grade - Olivia L. 7th/8th Grade - Lydia G. Educators and . . .

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Students compete in the Bradley University balsa wood bridge building competition

In preparation for the competition, Eli and Matthew looked at various bridges and considered what design would make a strong bridge.  They went to Bradley University where they met with an engineering student who took their design, put it in a CAD system and ran some strength tests on the design.  Their final design was then printed on a plotter and brought back to Graymont for the building.  They spent multiple weeks . . .

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Students compete in the regional You Be the Chemist Challenge

Congratulations to Emma D. and Lydia G. or being our representatives to the You Be the Chemist competition on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby. Lydia received fourth place and is the alternate for the state competition All of our 5th-8th grade students took the preliminary test to see who would represent us at the regional competition. Lydia won first place and received a laptop computer. . . .

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Math Team General Information

Math Team   2017 Rotary Math Competition Tuesday, March 14 Streator (Northlawn)   Join us on Pi Day for a math competition and all around fun evening!   We will hopefully be taking a bus to the competition.   Registration begins at 4:30 with the competition beginning at 4:50 The evening will start off with a variety of stations for . . .

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Science Happenings

In science, we are currently studying force, motion, and different forms of energy. Last week, we did an experiment, "Swing Time", where students looked at how different size washers and different number of washers effected the number of swings their pendulum would get in 10 seconds. What they actually found is that the size and number of washers didn't matter, but instead it has to do with the length of the string. The . . .

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PARCC Testing Information for Parents

March 30th - April 20th

The following link has been created by the State of Illinois to answer questions about the PARCC Test.  http://www.parcconline.org/resources/parent-resources We will be giving your child state-required achievement tests on March 30 th – April 20 th .  These tests will be on Thursday for the junior high. The 3 rd /4 th grade students will have testing every Thursday and Friday during this period.  . . .

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Graymont and Normal Cornbelters Reading Program

To start off the New Year, Graymont Grade School will begin its reading program with an incentive from the Normal Cornbelters Baseball Team. Each student who completes twenty 30 minute reading sessions will receive four vouchers for bleacher seats at the Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Cornbelters' baseball game versus the Evansville Otters at Graymont Grade School Night.  GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION READING CURRICULUM   . . .

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Rooks Creek School District History

In 1997, Rooks Creek celebrated its 50th or Golden Anniversary. Mrs. Nivana Ahrends did the work to collect historical photos and articles of the district. Using her information, we'd like to dedicate this page to the Rooks Creek Community and all of its faculty, staff, students, administrators, and board members who have shaped this district. A thank you to all the community members who have supported the district. On April . . .

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