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Geneva CUSD 304 Accepts Communications Award

Three Awards for Geneva 304 Feature Stories of Student Achievements

Sept. 14, 2021

Geneva Community Unit School District 304 has received three communications awards for projects that feature student achievements, including two Awards of Excellence, from the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA).  
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GHS Sept 11 Remembrance Wall

GHS Reflects on Sept. 11, 2001: ‘Ordinary people do extraordinary things in times of crisis’

Sept. 10, 2021
 
After contemplating ways in which to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Social Studies Department at Geneva High School chose a particular lens from which students could reflect on this time in our nation’s history: through the words and experiences of those who were alive when the events took place. Social Studies faculty Matt Hahn, Annie Plackett, and Lucas Rojas began preparing for a 9/11 Remembrance Wall last year, knowing that it would be something that took careful planning.
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GMSS Nurses Appreciation

Geneva Middle School South Says 'Thank You' to Nurses

April 27, 2021

While technically, National Nurses Day falls next week, showing your appreciation is always timely, students and staff at Geneva Middle School South demonstrated today.
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GHS Early Childhood Car Parade

Early Childhood Class Celebrates Preschool Students With Car Parade

May 21, 2021

GHS students enrolled in this semester’s Early Childhood Education course held a “car parade” recently for children attending the Little Vikings Preschool to celebrate a year that exercised their adaptive, creative thinking.
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Virtual Enterprises Students Place 3rd in Nation

May 25, 2021

The accomplishments of students in Geneva High School’s Virtual Enterprises class are a reflection of the advice that Ms. Dunlap shares at the start of every school year: You will get out of this course what you put into it.  
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Western Walks 2021

5th-Graders Organize 23rd Western Walks

June 1, 2021

Fifth-graders at Western Avenue School set an example for younger students at the 23rd annual Western Walks event today. In the spirit of community service and developing self-directed learners, the event was organized by the school’s fifth grade and supported by PTO and staff.  
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District Receives 10th Consecutive Meritorious Budget Award

June 24, 2021

For the 10th consecutive year, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Geneva School District its Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation.
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Updates Free Meal Service

Additional Details for 2021-22 Food Service Plan

Aug. 17, 2021

According to the Illinois State Board of Education at this time, when District 304 begins the school year on August 18, we will be able to continue offering a FREE LUNCH to all students. The lunch program will operate similarly to last year and follow current nutritional guidelines. Please note, a free breakfast will not be offered as an option at this time as previously communicated.
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Welcome to a New School Year!

Aug. 13, 2021

Each fall, we are eager to welcome students and staff back for a new year in Geneva 304. There is a spark of excitement when our halls and classrooms come alive again. We are filled with anticipation for our students and all they are capable of learning as they grow throughout the year.
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Notice of Temporary Records Destruction for GHS Class of 2016 and Special Education Years 2015-16

Aug. 9, 2021

GENEVA — This press release is to inform the general public about the destruction of temporary student files in two Geneva School District offices.
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Fall Return Update from Geneva 304

Aug. 6, 2021

As the school year nears, we are excitedly preparing to welcome students and staff back to our buildings for full in-person learning, believing that together we can adapt to changes the year may bring. One of those such changes is the mask mandate announced by Gov. Pritzker this week, which requires all students, teachers, and staff to wear a mask indoors at PreK-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.
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Food Service Update for 2021-22

July 30, 2021

Geneva 304 has been participating in the Federal Summer Food Service Program, which was designed to support families during the ongoing pandemic. Per federal direction, this program must end when the new school year starts and transition to the new federally funded program, the Seamless Summer Option. Under the new Seamless Summer Option program beginning Wednesday, Aug. 18, all K-12 students will still be eligible to receive free meals (a meal consists of food and drink) for active school days during the 2021-22 school year. Weekends and holidays are not included in this program.
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Fall Return Update from Geneva 304

July 22, 2021

As you are likely aware, Geneva 304 has received updated public health guidance from the CDC, which has been adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education. This new guidance has been carefully reviewed by our District, along with local information and public health data, all of which are instrumental in helping us further develop an appropriate plan for the start of the school year.  
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Collaboration Zone Geneva Library

Library Names Collaboration Zone in Honor of Longtime Teacher Gigi Kimball

July 15, 2021

Family, friends, & community members gathered together for the Gigi Kimball Memorial Tribute this week, hosted by the Geneva Library Foundation at the Geneva Public Library. The event honored the life and legacy of the longtime Geneva 304 teacher and LMC director who had combined two of her passions — teaching students and bringing people together — and in the process touched countless lives.
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Communications Task Force Seeks Volunteer Member

June 28, 2021

GENEVA — The Geneva CUSD 304 Communications Task Force is seeking one community volunteer member starting in the 2021-22 school year.
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Back Together 304 Message from Superintendent

June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for all of your contributions in making this year a great one for students in spite of the pandemic. This was a monumental task, and we were very fortunate to be able to work with our students in-person so much, while also providing a high-quality remote educational program. Simply put, we have much to be thankful for this year - made possible only by the efforts of everyone in our school community: students, staff, parents, and partners.
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Geneva 304 Website Survey Open Until June 30

June 3, 2021

Geneva CUSD 304 is collecting community feedback regarding its website, which is an important communication tool for the school district and its schools. This survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and will remain open through June 30. 
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Curbside Meal Pickup Moves to Tuesdays; Program Extended

May 28, 2021

This message is to inform Geneva 304 K-12 families that the Federal Summer Food Service Program has been extended through Aug. 16, 2021. Under this federal program designed to support families during the ongoing pandemic, all K-12 Geneva 304 students are eligible to receive free meals from the school district. Also, starting starting next Tuesday, June 1, the weekly curbside meal pickup service will be held every Tuesday, instead of Monday. 
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Curbside Meal Pickup Moves to Tuesdays; Program Extended

May 28, 2021

This message is to inform Geneva 304 K-12 families that the Federal Summer Food Service Program has been extended through Aug. 16, 2021. Under this federal program designed to support families during the ongoing pandemic, all K-12 Geneva 304 students are eligible to receive free meals from the school district. Also, starting starting next Tuesday, June 1, the weekly curbside meal pickup service will be held every Tuesday, instead of Monday. 
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Rescheduled: Public Notice of Timely Meaningful Consultation

May 17, 2021

GENEVA — Geneva Community Unit School District 304's Timely Meaningful Consultation will now be held at 2:30 p.m. May 27, 2021. 
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Back Together 304 Updates

FAQ Updates from Geneva 304 School Nurse Team

May 14, 2021

The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the administration of COVID 19 Pfizer vaccine to youth ages 12 to 17. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccinations in school-aged children and staff. These can also be found on the Back Together 304 Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
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Public Notice of Timely Meaningful Consultation

May 7, 2021

GENEVA — Geneva Community Unit School District 304 will conduct a virtual meeting at 2:00 p.m. May 21, 2021. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the District’s plans for providing special education services to students with identified disabilities who attend parentally placed private/parochial schools and home schools located within the District’s boundaries for the 2021-22 school year.
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A New Geneva 304 Newsletter Has Arrived!

April 22, 2021

How are Geneva 304 students and staff living the District's Vision? Find out in the latest newsletter by clicking the link below and reading the latest stories! Also, look for the print version coming soon to mailboxes within Geneva School District.
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Back Together Superintendent Message

Back Together 304 Message from Superintendent

April 14, 2021

As was shared at the most recent Board of Education meeting, Geneva CUSD 304 is continuing to work hard to support students while adhering to the latest public health guidance for schools. As we have done all year, we also continue to monitor trends in COVID-19 and its impact on our schools, students, and staff.  
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Dr. John Duffy Provides Online Parent Presentation

Recording of Parent Presentation on Teenage Anxiety Now Available

April 9, 2021  

For those who were unable to join the free online parent presentation hosted by Geneva High School earlier this week, “Navigating COVID, School and Life in Stressful Times,” a recording is now available to view on our website.  
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Back Together 304 Message from Superintendent

April 9, 2021

This week, we welcomed back all students from spring break and returned to five days of in-person learning for families who chose this option. As educators, few things compare to the excitement that comes with reconnecting with our students — both online and in-person — and gearing up for a successful finish to the school year.  
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Back Together 304 Plan Updates Approved

Back Together 304 Plan Updates Approved

March 22, 2021

At a Special Meeting tonight, the Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education approved updates to the District’s 2020-21 Back Together 304 plan, which reflects the most recent changes in guidance by IDPH and ISBE. The District’s approved plan allows for a safe and effective transition to five-day in-person learning for all students currently enrolled in the in-person model. The complete message can be found at this link.
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Spring State of Illinois Standardized Assessments

Update Regarding Spring State of Illinois Standardized Assessments

March 22, 2021

The following is a message for parents/guardians from the Geneva CUSD 304 Office of Learning & Teaching regarding Spring State of Illinois Standardized Assessments. Thank you.
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Joint Message Regarding 5-Day In-Person Learning

March 16, 2021

Geneva 304 received updated public health guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education. Based on this development, our task force has been refining plans to allow for K-12 students enrolled in the In-Person Learning model to return to five-day on-site education following spring break on April 5, in accordance with the most recent public health guidance.
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Save the Date: April 7 Parent Presentation

Save the Date: Virtual Parent Presentation on Anxiety April 7

March 15, 2021

Geneva High School has organized a free online event for parents and guardians: Navigating COVID, School and Life in Stressful Times.
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Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools

Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools

March 9, 2021

Today the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education released “Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools.” 
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Back Together 304 Updates

Spring Parent Preference Inquiry

March 8, 2021

As our District considers a variety of potential strategies regarding increased opportunities for in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, we are asking parents/guardians to submit information regarding parent preferences.
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Back Together 304 Webpage Updates

Back Together 304 Webpage Updates

March 5, 2021

Thank you to those who watched the live stream of last night's meeting of the Task Force for Educational Planning in COVID-19 and participated by submitting questions and comments. Information from this meeting has been posted on the Back Together 304 webpage, including:
  • A link to the livestream video
  • A list of public comments and questions submitted by the community
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Back Together 304 Joint Message Update

March 1, 2021

We recognize that, with the release of new CDC guidelines, staff vaccinations, and a generally downward trend in COVID-19 data, families have questions and concerns regarding Geneva 304’s plans for the current and upcoming school years.
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GELP Open House Feb. 24 Click to register

Geneva Early Learning Program Accepting Enrollment

Geneva School District's Geneva Early Learning Program is currently accepting enrollment for tuition-based preschool students 3 and up who are not yet kindergarten eligible. 
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Back Together 304 Joint Message Updates

Back Together 304 Joint Message Update

Feb. 12, 2021

This is an update on our current educational planning during this pandemic situation. As we have explained in the past, guidelines and expectations continue to change in order to keep our students and staff safe while moving forward in learning and teaching.
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GHS Students Create Valentines for Vets

GHS Peer Leadership Students Create Valentines for Vets

Feb. 12, 2021  

In the spirit of the Geneva 304 Vision, students in Geneva High School students focus on being collaborative & productive citizens while connecting with each other and helping their community. This week, the school's Peer Leadership Program held a donation drive and created Valentine’s Day cards for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.
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GMS North Students Place First in Regional Stock Market Game

Feb. 11, 2021

A student group from Geneva Middle School North took first place in the region for the first session of this year's Stock Market Game, according to 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher Mr. J. Neitzel. Congratulations to these students for exercising their collaborative, adaptive thinking skills!
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GHS Art Students Receive Scholastic Awards

Feb. 9, 2021

Congratulations to several Geneva High School art students who have received recognition in the annual Scholastic Art Competition. “During these uncertain times, as art teachers we have found that students are making art more than ever and have found solace in being able to CREATE!” said GHS Art Teacher Mrs. Megan Kelly. “We were thrilled that the competition continued this year, and we were even more thrilled that so many of our GHS artists were award winners.”  
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GHS Art Students Receive Scholastic Awards

Feb. 9, 2021

Congratulations to several Geneva High School art students who have received recognition in the annual Scholastic Art Competition. “During these uncertain times, as art teachers we have found that students are making art more than ever and have found solace in being able to CREATE!” said GHS Art Teacher Mrs. Megan Kelly. “We were thrilled that the competition continued this year, and we were even more thrilled that so many of our GHS artists were award winners.”  
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Back Together 304 Important Updates

Updates Regarding Staff Vaccination & Feb. 25 Schedule

Feb. 9, 2021

The Kane County Health Department has designated Feb. 9, 10 and 11 for Geneva 304 employees to receive the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Please also note that Thursday, Feb. 25 has been changed to a B Day for students enrolled in Hybrid In-Person Hybrid Learning.
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Congratulations ILMEA Students

Several GHS Music Students Recognized by ILMEA for Talents

Feb. 4, 2021  

They may have different talents, but among them GHS Music Department students share at least one common trait: a passion for their craft that is fueled by an inspiring and skill-building music program. This school year, many GHS students have been recognized by the Illinois Music Educators Association for their superior musicianship.  
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Back Together 304 Updates

Important Health & Safety FAQ Updates

Jan. 22, 2021

We would like to thank all families for continuing to follow our Back Together 304 health and safety protocols. This message is to inform you that we have updated the District's Frequently Asked Questions page to include recent guidance regarding isolation, quarantine, and travel. We invite you to review this guidance under the Health & Symptom Screening section at this link.
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GHS Student Authors Awarded for Literary Submissions

Jan. 21, 2021

Congratulations to several student authors from Geneva High School who earned awards at the 2020 DuKane Conference Literary Festival. The spring conference was canceled due to the pandemic, says Literary Festival Sponsor and English Teacher Mrs. Heather Peters, but judges were still able to determine the winners and announce them this fall.
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Back Together Joint Message

Back Together 304 Joint Message

Jan. 11, 2021

We would like to start by thanking our parents, staff, and students for their continued flexibility, partnership, and grace as we move forward in the school year. It is nothing short of remarkable that our District was able to start the school year with the offer of in-person learning while so many did not, and a testament to everyone’s hard work and commitment that we have been able maintain this model.
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Back Together Joint Message

Back Together 304 Joint Message

Dec. 30, 2020

We hope that you are having a wonderful Winter Break. Today, our COVID-19 Planning Task Force reviewed the local data on COVID-19 within our Geneva CUSD 304 school community and are thankful to report that, as planned, we are in a position to welcome students and staff back to our schools for in-person hybrid and remote learning formats on Monday, Jan. 4. We are grateful to the community for following health & safety protocols these past couple weeks, positioning us for this return.  
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Back Together Superintendent Message

Back Together 304 Updates from Superintendent

Dec. 18, 2020

As we move closer to the end of the year, we reflect on where we have been and what may lie ahead.  

If you are reading this, it is because you played some role this year in the life of a student or in our school community, and for that we thank you. For the times we asked for grace and you gave it, and for the times we held out a hand in partnership and you grasped it — these were the significant moments that helped us move forward in our plans to educate students, while keeping health and safety in focus. Thank you for your partnership and support.  
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Geneva 304's New Publication Available

Dec. 16, 2020

Although much has changed this year, our District Vision remains as important as ever to the students we serve. We encourage you to take a moment to see how we are transforming the way learning happens to best meet the needs of students in a constantly changing, increasingly globalized world. The annual publication from Geneva CUSD 304, "Our Purpose, Our Plans, Our Goals," is now available for our community to enjoy. This booklet provides a snapshot of our District's successes, initiatives, and goals for the future.
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A New Newsletter Has Arrived!

Dec. 3, 2020

How are Geneva 304 students and staff living the District's Vision? Find out in the latest newsletter by clicking the image below to flip through the PDFs. Also, look for the print version coming soon to Geneva home mailboxes!

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Back Together 304 Updates from Superintendent

Dec. 2, 2020

Throughout this school year in Geneva CUSD 304, we have emphasized the high value we place on in-person learning, while prioritizing the health & safety of our school community. We are so appreciative to all our Geneva 304 staff, students, and families who remained flexible as we transitioned to an adaptive pause this week at the recommendation of the Kane County Health Department. As previously communicated, all students will continue to follow their remote learning schedules through this Friday, Dec. 4.  
 
The adaptive pause will end on Friday, Dec. 4, and all K-12 In-Person Hybrid students will return to school on Monday, Dec. 7 and continue with their on-site AB Schedule, which can be found on this page. Preschool students will return to their typical on-site learning schedules, as well.  
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Important Reminders for Daily Symptom Screening

Sept. 16, 2020

We would like to thank all families for your support, patience, and cooperation with our Back Together 304 symptom screening plans. Your partnership in the Daily Symptom Screening, among all other new procedures, has allowed us to reopen our schools to families who have selected in-person learning for their students.  
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National Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week

Oct. 19, 2020

Geneva CUSD 304 is observing National School Bus Safety Week during Oct. 19-23. More than 4,200 children ride Geneva 304 buses every day in a typical school year, and National School Bus Safety Week serves as a reminder for the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront.
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Back Together Superintendent Message

Back Together 304 Updates from Superintendent

Nov. 16, 2020

Throughout this school year in Geneva CUSD 304, we have emphasized the high value we place on in-person learning, and our goal to support students. We are so fortunate that we were able to meet this goal for the past 11 weeks by providing families with the choice of an in-person hybrid and an online learning model.  
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Back Together 304 Updates from Superintendent.

Nov. 13, 2020

As our Back Together 304 school year moves forward, we feel it’s important to highlight the moments we are thankful for. 
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Back Together 304 Updates from Superintendent

Nov. 9, 2020

I want to take this opportunity to thank our families, staff, and students for your continued flexibility and support as we continue to navigate the 2020-21 school year.  
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Geneva 304 Launches COVID-19 Dashboard

Oct. 21, 2020

As we move forward in this school year with a focus on health, safety, and collaboration, we have taken steps to build a Geneva CUSD 304 COVID-19 Dashboard on our website, which is now available at this link.  
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Back Together 304 Updates from Superintendent

Oct. 16, 2020

This week, we invited parents to participate in a survey that will help us get a jump start on planning for second semester. We are grateful to the many families who have already submitted responses. While it is clear that parent perspectives on learning options vary greatly, one thing is consistent across the board: a desire to see their student supported and successful. Please know that we strongly support that goal. 
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Notice: Students 16+ May Apply to Serve as Election Judges This Year

Oct. 13, 2020

Anticipating a shortage of election judges, Public Act 101-0642 makes several changes to state law aimed at encouraging students to serve in the role of election judge. In addition to specifically mandating that Election Day will be a school holiday, the law provides that election judges may be as young as 16 if they are otherwise qualified. Schools districts are being asked to notify students about the opportunity to serve as an election judge, as well as the qualifications for serving.
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GHS Invites Community to Join Virtual 5K Fundraiser

Oct. 8, 2020

Geneva High School’s Student Council is inviting the Geneva 304 community to participate in a virtual fundraising event that celebrates the season, promotes socially distanced togetherness, and raises awareness and support to neighbors impacted by the pandemic. The Geneva Vikings Creepy Crawly Virtual 5K is open for registration online now until midnight Friday, Oct. 16, at this link. Proceeds will benefit the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.
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GHS Celebrates National Merit Semifinalists & Commended Students

Sept. 29, 2020

Geneva High School Principal Tom Rogers has announced that nine students have earned recognition in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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Starting at the Roots: GMSN Science Students Learn Observation Skills

Sept. 22, 2020

As part of their unit on prairie life and native species, Mrs. Benjamin’s 7th grade Life Science classes at GMSN North have been building their critical thinking skills through the observation of natural habitats. Students learn that observation means employing one’s senses and trusting their attention to detail, which is crucial to the identification of plants and insects and their further exploration. 
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Public Notice: E-Learning Plan for Inclement Weather

Sept. 18, 2020

In accordance with Public Act 101-0012, Geneva CUSD 304 is seeking approval of an e-learning plan to be implemented in the event of inclement weather or need to close a school building(s). Such a plan would be approved for three years, 2020-2023. 
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Back Together Superintendent Message

Back Together 304 Updates from Superintendent.

Aug. 28, 2020

The first day of school is almost here! To ALL of our families — regardless of whether your students will be joining us in person or online — we are so excited to welcome you back!  
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Symptom Screening Overview & Next Steps for Families

Aug. 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world for all of us; schools are no exception. But one area that has not changed is our commitment toward health and safety. Geneva 304 has been collaborating with our Health Services team, and our local and state health departments so that we can continue to prioritize a safe and healthy environment for our school community. This message provides some important information that we are asking all parents to review and take action on before Monday, Aug. 24, as well as answers to new FAQs.
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Back Together 304 Updates from Superintendent.

Aug. 14, 2020

This week, we welcomed our new teachers to Geneva 304, and we look forward to welcoming back our returning teachers on Monday. Next week, staff will engage in professional development opportunities and planning for our students’ return on Aug. 31. While this year will look very different than past years, it has been comforting and heartening to see so many individuals committed to making this school year a success when we are Back Together 304.  

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Joint Statement: Back Together 304 Plan Updates

Aug. 7, 2020
 
Please see the following message sent jointly on behalf of the Geneva 304 Superintendent, Board of Education, Geneva Education Association, and Building Administration. 
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Final Reminder: Back Together 304 Deadline Tonight

July 28, 2020

Today is our last day for families to select the Back Together 304 learning plan for your K-12 student. I would like to thank the Geneva 304 school community for your input, feedback, and patience as we have tried to build a flexible and adaptable plan that is aligned to guidance from state regulatory agencies.  

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Reminder: Back Together 304 Deadline is Tomorrow

This is a reminder that the deadline to choose your K-12 student’s learning selection is 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday July 28. The instructions, which also include your student’s transportation selection, are provided below. Please remember that students whose families do not complete this process by the deadline will be placed in the In-Person Learning setting. This is necessary so that we can facilitate staffing and other planning.   More +
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Back Together 304: Family Selection Reminder & Updated FAQs

July 23, 2020
 
This week, we opened the window for families to select the Back Together 304 learning model that works best for their families. We are asking families to complete these steps (which are also provided below and on our website for your convenience) by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. Students whose families do not complete this process by July 28 will be placed in the In-Person Learning setting. This timeframe is necessary so that we can effectively facilitate staffing, schedules, and learning opportunities, just to name a few. If you have not yet selected the learning model for your student in grades K-12, we ask that you follow these steps:
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Back Together in 304 Plan & Next Steps

July 17, 2020
 
We are continuing to work hard to provide our families and staff with plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year. This is no small task, and we thank you again for your continued patience and support. This week, we are providing information about the Back Together 304 plans for the fall, as well as next steps regarding the choices we are offering to allow you to decide what works best for your children and family. As you review these plans, please understand that this information is subject to change, and we will keep you informed of any changes.
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Back Together 304: Resources & Next Steps

July 10, 2020
 
As we near the start of the 2020-21 school year, we recognize that families are eager for information so that they can make some important decisions for the fall. This week, we invite you to take a moment to review some new Geneva 304 resources that we will be using in the coming weeks as we release information about fall planning, engagement opportunities, etc. We are committed to keeping these resources updated as much as possible moving forward.   
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

July 2, 2020
 
We would like to thank our parents and guardians who participated in the District’s survey this past week. Your feedback and insight are valuable to us as we plan and prepare for our return to learning in the fall. The plentiful and thoughtful responses we received demonstrated once again how fortunate our District is to partner with such engaged families in Geneva 304!    
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

June 24, 2020
 
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Yesterday, the Illinois State Board of Education released guidance for schools on the 2020-21 school year, which strongly encourages schools to reopen in the fall for in-person learning.  
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FAQs Now Live

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Geneva 304 Closure Due to COVID-19

Please read this carefully, as it includes much important information regarding the supports our staff are providing across these departments: Communication, Learning & Teaching, Technology, Student Services, Food Services, and much more. We will continue to update this document as the need arises.

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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

June 4, 2020
   

Sometimes an event can open our eyes to a difficult and harsh reality that has been right in front of us for a very long time. For our country and community, the events of the last week have provided just such a galvanizing moment. While the inequities and mistreatment that we have all recently witnessed are certainly not new, they have been a clarion call to all of us that our society can and must do better.   

 
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

 
May 29, 2020
 
Today is our last day of the 2019-20 school year, and while much uncertainty lies ahead of us, I would like to take a moment to turn attention toward the things we are fortunate to celebrate: Our students. Our staff. Our families.   
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District Wraps Up 8th Week of 1:1 Device Curbside Service

 

May 22, 2020 

This week, Geneva 304 completed its 8th week of curbside drop-off service for student and staff 1:1 devices and computers. Since the Geneva 304 Remote Learning Plan began this spring, the District has been supporting repairs for District-issued devices, by way of conducting scheduled pickups and drop-offs in front of Geneva High School. Many employees worked behind the scenes with safety as the primary focus, according to Technology Director Mike Wilkes.  

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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

May 22, 2020   
 
As we approach our last week of the 2019-20 school year, May 26-29 (observing Memorial Day on Monday), I would like to share some information related to several areas that we will be focusing on:    
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Senior Awards Night Program Available Online

May 21, 2020

Thanks to the continued support of many, a virtual Geneva High School Senior Awards Night program was recorded this week and made available digitally to parents and students. The high school would like to thank the sponsors of all scholarships and awards, as well as the student-run GTV broadcast program for producing the video, which is available at this link.

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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

May 15, 2020
 
This week, Geneva High School Principal Rogers and about 60 staff members volunteered to deliver Class of 2020 signs to the homes of 485 senior students. The heartfelt reactions and appreciation from those families has been overwhelming, and this is a testament to the bonds formed between educators and their students. I am proud of our graduates for their many achievements, thankful to our staff for their unwavering care, and humbled by the Geneva 304 community and their solidarity in the face of the unknown.    
 
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

May 8, 2020

We would like to again thank everyone for celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with us! We have enjoyed seeing parents, students, and colleagues showing their appreciation to teachers and all staff through videos, posters, and many other kind gestures. These acts are heartening reminders of the support, kindness and generosity of our Geneva 304 community.

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Chinchilla Check-Ins

Chinchilla Check-ins Inspire Hope, Creativity in Young Learners & Families

May 8, 2020

Some plucky pals are encouraging Williamsburg Elementary School Patriots to keep their chins up through a new video series “Chinchilla Check-Ins,” much to the students’ delight. While on the surface the videos are light and friendly, each is embedded with a heartfelt topic or lesson inspired by the school’s certified staff.

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GHS Spring Art Show Goes Virtual

May 6, 2020

This semester, four walls will not be needed to exhibit the hard work of GHS art students for others to enjoy. The GHS Spring Art Show Art has been assembled in a virtual format by GHS art teachers. The public is invited to view the art show online at this link.

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Message from Board of Education

A Message of Thanks from the Geneva 304 Board of Education

May 4, 2020
 
The Geneva 304 Board of Education would like to say Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to our wonderful educators. This week is a chance for district students and families to express their gratitude for the exceptional work of our teachers and staff, and while that may look drastically different this year, the sentiment remains. Geneva schools are not only a place of academic learning; our schools are a place of personal development. Socially and academically, our students learn the life skills of collaboration, creativity and effective communication. This is a direct reflection of the hard work of our staff and teachers. 
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

May 1, 2020
 
I hope this message finds you and your family well during these unprecedented times. I would like to share my continued appreciation to our students, staff and families for your patience, support and hard work as we continue our journey of remote learning while also planning for many possible scenarios for next year.?    
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Springtime Serenade Friday May 1 at 2pm

Geneva Orchestra Students to Share Gift of Music From Safe Distance

April 30, 2020

Music is a gift to both the player and the listener — even from a safe distance. At 2:00 p.m. this Friday, Geneva 304 orchestra students will step outside onto their individual porches, yards, or driveways to perform a “Springtime Serenade.” All Geneva 304 orchestra students in grades 5-12 have been invited to participate. The local community is welcome to enjoy the music within earshot, while practicing safe social distancing.

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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

April 24, 2020
 
This week Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May, in addition to his prior announcement to extend the school building closure for the rest of the year. This order has implications for how the District can conduct several end-of-year plans - including picking up materials from our buildings, just to name one – and when those plans are finalized, additional communications will be forthcoming.  
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Staff to Students: You Are Not Alone

April 17, 2020

Across Geneva 304, staff are creating new ways to stay connected and show support for their students, despite being apart. This week, Geneva Middle School North collaborated on a photo collage to remind all students: “We are all here for you. You are not alone.” 

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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

April 16, 2020
 
This message is a reminder that tomorrow, April 17, is the first of our scheduled Self-Directed Learning Days in April.  
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

April 8, 2020
 
I hope this message finds you and your family well during these unprecedented times. I would like to share my continued appreciation to our students, staff and families for your patience, support and hard work as we continue our journey of remote learning this week and in the days ahead.    
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Geneva 304 Webpage: COVID-19 Resources

To view our webpage of resources and information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), click on this this link
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

April 3, 2020

 

I hope that you and your families are experiencing as enjoyable and restful a Spring Break as possible under the circumstances. We are looking forward to our return to remote learning on Monday, April 6. Please know that, in addition to connecting with our students and providing them with learning opportunities on Monday, we will be asking our teachers to devote some time to transitioning back into the remote learning schedule, which is now planned through April 30 

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Geneva 304 Webpage Includes Coronavirus Resources

March 6, 2020
 
To view our new webpage of resources and information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), click on this this link
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

March 19, 2020
 
I’d like to take a moment to express my gratitude. Thank you to our families and students for your flexibility, patience and understanding as this situation evolves. Please know that we are doing our very best to communicate our latest understandings with you as we learn more and do our best to adapt to a changing landscape. Thank you to our staff as well for your collaboration, creativity, and caring for our students, families and each other. I am confident these partnerships will only grow stronger and continue as we head into next week.  
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

March 16, 2020
 
I would like to thank everyone for their continued flexibility and patience during these unprecedented times. We appreciate those of you who have reached out to help the District and help families in our community during the upcoming weeks.  
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

March 18, 2020
 
Due to the changing allowance of the state, we have been working to implement our Geneva 304 e-learning plan in an introductory fashion this week and are targeting full implementation beginning next week. Starting Monday, March 23 our teachers will provide learning activities and be available for students on a daily basis during typical school hours.     
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

March 17, 2020
 
We remain grateful for your patience and understanding as this situation evolves. Please know that we are doing our very best to communicate our latest understandings with you and work to keep you informed as we learn more and do our best to adapt to a changing landscape.  
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A Message from Geneva 304 Superintendent

March 15, 2020
 
I know that everything moved quickly this week, and there are many questions out there about what comes next for our school community. Please expect to be receiving a lot of digital communication in the coming days. Please take time to read each of the messages that comes your way. 
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COVID-19 Update from Geneva 304

March 12, 2020
 
The IDPH continues to recommend that schools hold classes. Geneva 304, however, has decided to postpone or cancel district- and school-sponsored events that involve large gatherings with parents and community outside of the regular school day, starting this afternoon through Sunday, March 15. 
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COVID-19 Update from Geneva 304

March 11, 2020
 
The purpose of this letter is to communicate with you important information related to steps we are taking to help maintain the health and safety of our students and staff.     
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We Are Listening Board of Education 8-9 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Geneva High School

Connect with School Board Members

March 9, 2020 
 
The Geneva 304 Board of Education would like to hear from the community as they plan for the future of our students and school district. Parents and residents are invited to the Geneva High School cafeteria from 8-9 p.m. Thursday, March 26, to meet with board members and share questions or concerns on any topic.

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Enroll Your Preschooler Today! Click to read enrollment information

5 Things You May Not Know About Geneva Early Learning Program

Feb. 14, 2020

Geneva 304's preschool, the Geneva Early Learning Program, is now accepting 3- and 4-year-olds for the current and upcoming school year! Here are 5 facts residents may not know about the program...

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Two Student Writers Published in DePaul University Anthology

Feb. 12, 2020

Geneva High School Senior Elle Plucinsky and 2019 graduate Abby Rieck have been selected for “DePaul’s Blue Book: Best of Illinois High School Writing 2018-2019.” 

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Featured TEDx Speaker Coming to Geneva 304 on Feb. 12

Feb. 3, 2020
 
Parents and guardians are invited to a free presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Geneva High School auditorium titled "Challenge Accepted: Building Student Resiliency." The featured speaker is Adam Russo, LCSW, the Chairman & CEO of Edgewood Clinical Services.
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Geneva 304 and Partners to Provide Free Documentary Screening on Early Childhood

Feb. 1, 2020

Geneva CUSD 304 and partner organizations are hosting a special event and film screening for the film “No Small Matter,” the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. This free event is brought to the community through a collaboration by Geneva CUSD 304, The Kane County Health Department & AOK Network, Batavia School District 101, St. Charles Community School District 303, Fox Valley United Way/SPARK and Illinois StarNet. 
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Geneva Middle School North Fall Stock Market Game Winners

GMS North Students Place Regionally in Fall Stock Market Game

Jan. 29, 2020

Two student groups from Geneva Middle School North placed first and third in the fall session of this year's Stock Market Game, according to 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher Mr. J. Neitzel. 

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GHS Scholastic Regional Winners 2020

Students’ Award-Winning Artwork Proudly Displayed in GHS Commons

Jan. 28, 2020

Congratulations to the Geneva High School fine art students who received awards this year at the Scholastic Art Competition. The Suburban Chicago Art Region received 2,188 entries, including 57 senior portfolios. Among those, 638 works received awards and will be displayed in the Regional Exhibition from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. The event will be held at Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main. St. 60515. There is no admission fee and light refreshments will be provided.

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Students Achieve Honors at 2019-20 WordMasters Challenge: Meet 1

Jan. 22, 2020

Each year, students across Geneva CUSD 304 participate in a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 participants. The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that holds three meets each year.

The following are students who have been recognized from the first meet of the 2019-20 WordMasters Challenge™ program. 

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Innovative Athletic Director, '70s Football Star, Volleyball All-American Chosen for 2020 Hall of Fame

Jan. 21, 2020
 
GENEVA, IL — Three powerhouse inductees will join the ranks of the Geneva High School Athletic Hall of Fame next month. They include championship-building Athletic Director Jim Kafer, Class of 1976 football stalwart Tim Sandman and Division 1 All-American volleyball star Lauren Wicinski.  
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Preschool Open House Jan. 22 at GELP

Families Invited to Geneva Early Learning Program’s Preschool Open House Jan. 22

Dec. 13, 2019
 
The Geneva Early Learning Program invites area families to its next Open House from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, to learn about the rewarding and enriching preschool offerings from Geneva CUSD 304.     
 
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Mike Graham Elementary PE Teacher of Year 2019

Geneva 304 PE Staff Receive Elementary Teacher of the Year & Blue Ribbon Awards

Dec. 9, 2019

Geneva 304 PE staff have been recognized with two awards by The Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance — including Teacher of the Year and Blue Ribbon. Williamsburg Elementary School PE teacher Mr. Mike Graham was named Elementary PE Teacher of the Year, and for the third consecutive time, Geneva Middle School North received Blue Ribbon designation by IAHPERD.

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HSS Students Amazing Shake Assembly

HSS Students Develop Lifelong Skills Through Amazing Shake Experience

Dec. 9, 2019

Fifth-grade students at Harrison Street Elementary School just had an experience they may never forget.

What started in the classroom, included a limo ride to City Hall, and ended with encouraging cheers from peers and family members, has resulted in an opportunity to develop lifelong skills of communication, collaboration, and citizenship. 

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Watch Video: GHS Presentation Focuses on Helping Students Make Healthy Choices & Tips for Parents

Dec. 5, 2019
 
Parents, staff and community members gathered at Geneva High School Nov. 21 to attend an event focused on teen use of marijuana and vaping.
 
The presenter, Matthew Quinn, LCPC, CADC, is a certified drug and alcohol counselor with more than 15 years’ experience working with teens, young adults and their families. His presentation “Legal Marijuana: Now What?” highlighted upcoming changes in Illinois legislation, trends in teen vaping, and parenting strategies.  
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Students Grasp Their Goals During 3rd Annual Hot Chocolate Run

Nov. 25, 2019

As you’ll see on their faces, 67 Fabyan Elementary School students are joyfully determined when it comes to reaching for their goals! 

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Baking & Pastry Students Receive Sweet Lessons from Local Experts

Nov. 18, 2019
 
Chef Mallory and Molly (GHS Grad) from Graham's Chocolates in Geneva recently visited Sara Consdorf's Baking and Pastry class at Geneva High School. 
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National School Board Day

Geneva CUSD 304 Expresses Gratitude

Nov. 15, 2019
Happy School Board Members Day!  
This national day of recognition thanks local board of education members for their commitment to providing a local governance voice for public schools.
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Veterans Day Ceremony at GMS

Community Veterans Invited to Student-Led Ceremonies at Geneva Middle Schools

Nov. 7, 2019
 
On Monday, Nov. 11, veterans are welcome to attend two longstanding all-school Veterans Day ceremonies at Geneva Middle School North and South. GMS students and staff have invited their families and the veterans in their lives to be their guests at these student-led events, which will honor all individuals who have served our country.    
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Registration Open: Free Event on Legal Marijuana and Vaping

Nov. 1, 2019

Geneva CUSD 304 is asking parents and guardians to register today for the following community event at Geneva High School: Legal Marijuana: Now What? A Guide to the Law, Vaping, & Teen Health.

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Fall Newsletter 2019

Fall 2019 Newsletter Has Arrived!

 Oct. 30, 2019
 
How are Geneva 304 students and staff living the District's Vision? Find out in the latest newsletter by clicking the image below to flip through the PDFs. 
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Families Invited to Geneva Early Learning Program’s Preschool Open House Nov. 12

Oct. 24, 2019
The Geneva Early Learning Program invites area families to an Open House from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, to learn about the rewarding and enriching preschool offerings from Geneva CUSD 304.   
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Elementary Students Focus on Fire Safety

Oct. 22, 2019
 
In observance of National Fire Prevention Month this October, young Geneva 304 students enjoyed learning fire safety basics from the Geneva Fire Department.
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National School Bus Safety Week

Recognizing National School Bus Safety Week

Oct. 21, 2019

Geneva CUSD 304 is recognizing National School Bus Safety Week during Oct. 21-25. More than 4,200 children ride Geneva 304 buses every school day, and National School Bus Safety Week serves as a reminder for the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront.

 
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3 Ways to Read Geneva 304's New Publication

Oct. 17, 2019 
"Our Purpose, Our Plans, Our Goals" is an annual publication of Geneva CUSD 304 that provides a snapshot of our District's successes, initiatives, and goals for the future. 
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Geneva 304 to Host Community Forum, “Legal Marijuana: Now What?”

Oct. 11, 2019

The Geneva 304 is asking parents and guardians to save the date for the following community forum at Geneva High School: Legal Marijuana: Now What? A Guide to the Law, Vaping, & Teen Health.

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Heartland Elementary School Day of Awesomeness

Heartland Students Celebrate Fundraiser with DAY OF AWESOMENESS

Oct. 8, 2019

Doing good feels great, students at Heartland Elementary School learned this month during their school fundraiser, STEP IT UP!

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Students Continue Walk & Bike to School Day Tradition

Oct. 2, 2019
Despite the morning’s wet conditions, students at Western Avenue School joined students across the nation in pursuit of promoting healthy habits, safety, and helping the environment. Walk & Bike to School Day, organized by the school’s PTO, is a one-day effort to encourage more families to enjoy the many benefits of safely walking and biking to school.
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Geneva Middle School Football Teams Win Conference Championships

Sept. 30, 2019
Both the 7th and 8th grade Geneva Middle School football teams won their Conference Championships. Congratulations to these young athletes!
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Students Living District Vision by Creating Their Own Recycling Club

June 16, 2019

Upon learning about the ways we all are affecting the environment, Mrs. Brady’s 6th grade science students at GMS South created and organized their own club this year called “The Green Team.”

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Administrative Assistants Across Geneva 304 Focus on Safety Workshop

June 12, 2019

This week, administrative assistants from across Geneva 304 attended an in-school workshop led by Safety & Security Coordinator Raymond Adkins. The event featured practical tips and scenarios regarding building safety, as well as a presentation by members of the Geneva Police Department.

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Continuing the Conversation: Resources from Wake Up Call Community Forum at GHS

June 11, 2019

Earlier this year following a community forum at Geneva High School called Wake Up Call, attendees walked away with knowledge about the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, as well as parenting strategies to help with prevention.

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Girl Scouts Give Little Free Library a Home at Western Avenue School

June 7, 2019

Young readers who visit the memorial bench of former teacher Mrs. Beth Shannon at Western Avenue Elementary School this summer will now discover a place to indulge in a shared love of books and citizenship: the Little Free Library.

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Photo Gallery: Geneva Early Learning Program's Preschool Graduation

June 7, 2019
 
Congratulations to the second graduating class of Geneva Early Learning Program preschoolers, who walked across the stage this week. We are excited to welcome these kiddos into kindergarten next year!  
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GMS North Dedicates Library in Mrs. Kimball's Honor

https://glf.kindful.com/gigi-kimball-new-library-memorial-fund-2019/gigi-kimball-new-library-memorial-fundJune 5, 2019

Mrs. Gigi Kimball’s legacy shall live on in what her husband referred to as her “one big classroom” this week, as Geneva Middle School North dedicated the school’s library in her honor. 

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Sixth-Grade Cuture Fair at Geneva Middle School North

Sixth-Graders Offer up Taste of Culture

June 4, 2019

Stepping into the 6 Blue team center Monday at Geneva Middle School  North, the low sounds of Mongolian singing and soft beats of African drums could be heard playing on computers, under the excited chatter of  students and the smells of their freshly baked cuisines from around the  globe.

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Senior Awards Night Demonstrates Community Support for Geneva 304 Students

May 28, 2019

Each year, Geneva High School hosts Senior Awards Night, during which local organizations present scholarships and awards to graduating seniors for their achievements. Geneva CUSD 304 would like to thank these organizations for their support, as well as to congratulate the deserving students.

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Williamsburg Student Ambassadors: ‘Everyone is Amazing in Their Own Way’

May 23, 2019

No one is “normal.” We are more alike than we are different. And friendships can spark anywhere if we are open to recognizing our likenesses. 

These are the lessons learned this year by Williamsburg Elementary Students after adding “The Nora Project” to the Student Ambassador Program curriculum (previously known as Student Council). 

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Students Walk for Animals at Annual Charity Event

May 16, 2019  

Western Avenue School participated in the 21st annual Western Walks event last week. In concert with Geneva 304’s Vision for developing self-directed learners and collaborative & productive citizens, the event was organized by the school’s fifth-graders and supported by the school’s PTO and staff.

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Kindergartners Shower Caregivers with Appreciation at Mom and Me Event

May 10, 2019
Kindergartners showered mothers and caregivers with appreciation this week during Williamsburg Elementary School's annual Mom and Me event.
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Mr. Sutor Receives ROE 2019 High School Teacher of Year

Watch Nomination Interview for 2019 High School Teacher of the Year Derek Sutor

May 6, 2019

Congratulations to Geneva High School Special Education Teacher Mr. Derek Sutor, who was named the 2019 High School Teacher of the Year award this weekend by the Kane County Regional Office of Education!

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Geneva High School's Mrs. Behlow Receives French Order of the Academic Palms

May 6, 2019

On Saturday, May 4, Geneva High School French teacher Mrs. Martha Behlow received The French Order of the Academic Palms through the Government of France.

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Students Deliberate Human Rights at Capitol Forum

May 3, 2019
 
Geneva High School social studies students tapped into their critical thinking and productive citizenship skills while attending the Capitol Forum last month on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.
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Check out the Geneva 304 Spring 2019 Newsletter!

Spring 2019 Newsletter Has Arrived!

May 2, 2019
How are Geneva 304 students and staff living the District's Vision? Find out in the latest newsletter and look for the print version coming soon to Geneva mailboxes at home. 
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GTV Students Win Best Morning Announcement Show in Region for 3rd Year

April 8, 2019
Over spring break, 16 Geneva High School GTV students traveled to Seattle for the annual Student Television Network Convention, bringing home several honors, including Best Morning Announcement Show (Midwest) for the third consecutive year.
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GHS Student Receives National Award for Writing

 
April 3, 3019
 
Congratulations to GHS student Laura McDonald, who made it to the National Level for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards this March. Her writing piece, “Nature,” won a Silver Medal.
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Letter to Families from Geneva 304 Nurses

 
April 2, 2019
 
Please be advised, our schools' nurse offices have been able to secure a supply of Undesignated Epinephrine to aid those whom our nurses assess to be experiencing a severe allergic reaction.  
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Students Participate in #Trashtag Challenge, Clean Up School Campuses

 
April 2, 2019
   Just as we were closing the book on winter this March, Ms. Di Natale’s 7th grade language arts class was finishing their reading of the novel “Trash.” The Geneva Middle School North students then stepped outside to complete an exercise in collaborative and citizenship: the #Trashtag Challenge.  
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See List of Colleges/Universities Scheduled for Illinois Regional College Fair April 4

April 1, 2019
Please read the article to see the current list of schools registered to attend.
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Geneva’s DECA Chapter Competes at State

March 25, 2019

Geneva’s DECA Chapter brought home quite a bit of hardware at the State Competition earlier this month. With more than 1,500 students statewide, all of our GHS DECA competitors made their advisers very proud, according to Ms. Dunlap, GHS Business Education Teacher and DECA Adviser.

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FCCLA Regional Competition Results

March 19, 2019
Congratulations to the following students for a job well done at FCCLA Regional Competition in February. They all advance to state competition in April!      
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GMSN Girls Basketball Teams Make History

March 15, 2019
Last night, for the first time in Geneva Middle School North history, all four GMSN girls' basketball teams (7A, 7B, 8A and 8B) claimed the title as CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS! 
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Letter to Families from Geneva 304 Nurses

March 6, 2019

Important information regarding Undesignated Epinephrine supply.

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GHS 2018 Literary Magazine Receives First-Class Rating by REALM

 

Feb. 25, 2019

Congratulations to the staff of the 2018 Literary Magazine, "The Skaldic: Resilience" on achieving the Nominated for First Class rating in the 2018 National Council of Teachers of English Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (REALM).

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Geneva High School Student Receives Three Honors for Writing in Humor Category

Feb. 22, 2019

Congratulations to Geneva High School student Laura McDonald, who entered the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition this year in the writing category (humor).  

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Three GHS Seniors Receive IHSAE Scholarships From Art Portfolios

Feb. 22, 2019
 
Three Geneva High School seniors received numerous scholarships from the art portfolios that were submitted to the IHSAE (Illinois High School Art Exhibition) Senior Portfolio Show. 
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26 Art Pieces Recognized in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Feb. 12, 2019 
Geneva High School visual art students won 26 honors this year in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards – including 6 Gold Key winning entries.   
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DECA Students Advance to State Competition in March

Jan. 25, 2019
Congratulations to the following students who competed at the West Suburban DECA Sectionals this week. They have qualified for the DECA State Competition in March and have certainly made Geneva proud, according to Ms. Dunlap, DECA Advisor and Business Education teacher. 
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3 Ways to Read Geneva 304's New Publication

 Feb. 13, 2019
 
"Our Purpose, Our Plans, Our Goals" is an annual publication of Geneva CUSD 304 aimed at providing a snapshot of our District's successes, initiatives, and goals for the future.  Here are three ways to enjoy the new edition ...
 
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GHS Book Drive

Book Drive at Geneva High School - Please Donate by Feb. 1

Jan. 22, 2019
FEA - Educators Rising Club at Geneva High School is teaming up with Bernie's Book Bank to collect books for children ages birth through age 12 from Jan. 22- Feb. 1 at Geneva High School. Drop-off locations are in the main office and counseling office (and students' second-hour classes at GHS). The goal is to donate 1,500 books by Feb. 1.    
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Geneva Middle School South Students Wrap Gifts During Life Skills Class

Dec. 20, 2018
Students in the FAST Program at Geneva Middle School South channeled their holiday cheer into wrapping gifts for #Geneva304 staff this week during their Life Skills class with Ms. Moroni. 
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GHS Invites Community to Engage with New, Interactive Athletics Archive

Dec. 15, 2018
New website launches to celebrate tradition of excellence in Geneva Vikings history; community invited to contribute, help fill gaps in accolades over the decades  
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Geneva 304, Kane Juvenile Justice Council to Host Community Forum on Teen Substance Abuse Jan. 22

Dec. 13, 2018
Your Choice to Live, Inc. will present life-size exhibit of teen's bedroom empowering parents to spot 20+ signs of drug or alcohol use; local resource fair to follow.
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Negotiations Update: School to Resume Tuesday, Dec. 11

Dec. 10, 2018
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education.

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Negotiation Update: Tentative Agreement Reached, Still No School Monday

 Dec. 10, 2018
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education.
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Negotiation Update: An Important Message from the Board of Education

 Dec. 8, 2018
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education.
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Negotiations Continue on Friday, Dec. 7 – No Classes on Friday

Dec. 6, 2018
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education.     
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Important Update Regarding Negotiations

Negotiation Update: An Important Message from the Board of Education

Dec. 6, 2018
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education.
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No Classes on Thursday, Dec. 6, Negotiations Resume Thursday Night

 Dec. 5, 2018
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education.    
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Negotiation Update: An Important Message from the Board of Education

Dec. 5, 2018
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education.     
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Teacher Strike

Dec. 4, 2018
Parents and guardians, please read these answers to frequently asked questions. Thank you.  
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Negotiation Update: An Important Message from the Board of Education

Dec. 4, 2018
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education.   
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Geneva’s Athletics Director Named Certified Athletics Administrator by NIAAA

Feb. 5, 2019

Geneva High School’s Athletics Director David Carli has been named Certified Athletics Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

 
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Important Update Regarding Negotiations

Geneva 304 Teachers on Strike - No Classes on Tuesday, Dec. 4

Dec. 4, 2018
After more than 7-½ hours of negotiations starting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday evening and continuing until 1:30 a.m. this morning, the Geneva Education Association (GEA), the union that represents our approximately 450 teachers, walked out of negotiations and called for a strike. As a result, schools will be closed today, Tuesday, Dec. 4.     
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A Letter to Parents & Guardians from Geneva 304 Administration

 Dec. 3, 2018
 
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 administration.
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Letter to Parents & Guardians

A Letter to Parents & Guardians from Geneva 304 Administration

Dec. 1, 2018
 
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 administration. 
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Negotiations Update: An Important Message from the Board of Education

Nov. 30, 2018     
 
At our scheduled session with the federal mediator on Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Geneva School District 304 Board of Education presented a comprehensive settlement package proposal to the Geneva Education Association (GEA) for their review and consideration.  
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Fall 2018 Newsletter Has Arrived!

Nov. 27, 2018
Click below to open the complete digital version of the Geneva CUSD 304 Fall 2018 Newsletter. Also, look for a copy in your home mailbox! 
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Important Update Regarding Negotiations

An Important Message Regarding Negotiations

Nov. 16, 2018
 
Please see the following message sent jointly on behalf of the Board of Education and the Geneva Education Association. 
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Letter to Parents & Guardians

A Letter to Parents & Guardians from Geneva 304 Administration

Nov. 12, 2018
 
Please see the following message sent on behalf of the Geneva CUSD 304 administration.
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Geneva Middle School South Students Collect 4K+ Food Drive Items

Nov. 11, 2018
Eighth-grade students at Geneva Middle School South collected more than 4,000 items during a Red Ribbon Week food drive, learning valuable lessons and building a caring community along the way.   
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Veterans Day 2017

Community Veterans Invited to Student-Led Ceremonies at Geneva Middle Schools

 On Monday, Nov. 12, each of Geneva’s middle schools will hold an all-school ceremony honoring the individuals who have served our country. More +
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An Important Message Regarding Negotiations

Nov. 1, 2018
 
Please see the following message sent jointly on behalf of the Board of Education and the Geneva Education Association.
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Negotiations Update: An Important Message from the Board of Education

Oct. 24, 2018

Following is an update on the status of  negotiations between the Geneva 304 Board of Education and the Geneva  Education Association (GEA).  

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Negotiations Update: Board Delivers New Offer to Teacher's Union, IELRB

Oct. 23, 2018
 
Today, the Geneva 304 Board of Education delivered a new proposal to the Geneva Education Association (GEA), the union that represents our District’s approximately 450 certified teachers, for their consideration.
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Negotiations Update: An Important Message from the Board of Education

Oct. 19, 2018  

Yesterday, the Geneva 304 Board of Education and the Geneva Education Association (GEA) met for more than four hours under the guidance of an independent mediator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

 
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Hot Chocolate Run Rewards Students for Staying Active

Nov. 28, 2018
Snow and ice can't stop students from reaching their goals, or in this case, the finish line. Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from Fabyan Elementary School piled into the gymnasium yesterday for the second Hot Chocolate Run. 
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Geneva High School Girls Basketball Coach Meadows Receives Statewide Coach of the Year Award

Nov. 26, 2018

Geneva High School’s Sarah Meadows has been selected to receive the 2017-18 NFHS Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Award, according to a press release by the Illinois High School Association.

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Geneva High Students Receive 1st-Place Rating for 2018 Literary Magazine, The Skaldic: Resilience

Nov. 27, 2018  

Congratulations to the Geneva High School student staff of the 2018 Literary Magazine, The Skaldic: Resilience, on achieving a first-place rating in the 2018 National Scholastic Press Association competition for Literary Magazines. 

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Geneva CUSD 304 Receives Four Communications Awards

Sept. 18, 2018
Geneva Community Unit School District has received four communications  awards, including one Golden Achievement Award, from the Illinois  Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA).
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Negotiations Update: Additional Negotiation Session Scheduled for Thursday, October 18

Oct. 15, 2018  

A third contract negotiation session between the Geneva 304 Board of Education and the Geneva Education Association has been scheduled for the evening of Thursday, October 18, with the independent mediator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

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Several GHS Music Students Qualify for District Festival

On Oct. 2, several students from the Geneva High School Music Dept. competed to represent their school at the Illinois Music Educators  Association District Festival. This audition process involved hundreds of students from area high schools in ILMEA Dist. 9. More +
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Negotiations Update: Board Delivers New Offer to Teacher’s Union, IELRB

Oct. 10, 2018  

As you may be aware, last week, the Geneva Education Association (GEA), the union that represents Geneva Community Unit School District’s approximately 450 certified teachers, initiated a formal dispute resolution process that requires both the union and the Board of Education to submit their most current offers by today (October 10) to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB) for public posting.

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Geneva Academic Foundation Invites Community to Grand Gala

Year after year, many members of the community work behind the scenes to support enhanced learning experiences for the students of Geneva Community Unit School District 304. The Geneva Academic Foundation is one of many such examples.  More +
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An Important Message from the Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education

Oct. 4, 2018
As you may be aware, since February, the District has been meeting with  the Geneva Education Association, the union that represents our  approximately 450 teachers, to negotiate a fair and fiscally responsible  multi-year contract agreement that addresses the needs of all District  304 stakeholders—including our students, teachers and staff, parents and  community. 
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GHS Students Invited to 6-Week Bereavement & Loss Counseling Group

This semester Geneva High School will be partnering with Fox Valley  Hands of Hope to offer students a six-week, school-based support group called Project Hope. The group is designed to help teenagers deal with  losses such as death and divorce using healthy coping skills. The registration deadline for the fall group is Friday, Oct. 19.    More +
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GHS Students Welcome Author, Discuss Child Development

Elizabeth Gerlach, mom to triplets, marketer and children's book author, came to visit Geneva High School's Child Development & Parenting and Early Childhood Education classes this month. Gerlachshared  with the class about her pregnancy and delivery at 25 weeks, raising  triplets, raising a child with significant special needs, and navigating  the Early Intervention Program and other therapy options for her child.     More +
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Harrison Street Students, Staff Surprised With $10K Donation from Burlington Stores

In a surprise, student-led assembly this week, Harrison Street  Elementary School received a special gift that will benefit its classrooms for years to come.  
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Community Dedicates Courtyard in Memory of Mrs. Beth Shannon

Western Avenue Elementary School invited the community to attend a courtyard dedication and celebration in the memory of beloved teacher, Mrs. Beth Shannon, this weekend. More +
WAS Walks 2018

A Mile for a Smile: WAS Students Raise Funds for Cleft-Lip/Palate Charity

With sneakers laced and sunblock lathered-on, students at Western Avenue School participated in the 20 annual Western Walks event on a sunny May afternoon. In concert with our District’s vision for developing self-directed learners and collaborative & productive citizens, the event was organized by the school’s fifth-graders and sponsored by the school’s PTO. More +
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Horticulture Students Pay it Forward, Donate Harvest to Community

This school year, horticulture students at Geneva High School have been living the District’s vision in more ways than one. Not only have they cultivated their complex, creative-thinking skills during their time growing crops in the school’s greenhouse, but they also are becoming productive citizens and giving back to the community.   More +
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Students Appeal to Lawmakers with Letter-Writing Campaign

By taking pen to paper one afternoon during their lunch break, students at Geneva Community High School learned yet one more way citizens can appeal to lawmakers’ attentions.  More +
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Heartland Elementary School Introduces 'Buddy Bench' to Reading Room Friends

The Reading Room program at Heartland Elementary School has a new addition that encourages students to sit for a little while and to become confident readers for life: The Buddy Bench.  More +
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GHS Special Education Assistant Wins Honor by Kane County ROE

Geneva High School Special Education Assistant Brittany Bailey-Cole was named the winner in the Educational Service Personnel Category by the Kane County Regional Office of Education. More +
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GHS Students Demonstrate Cabinet-Making at SkillsUSA State Competition

Two students from Geneva High School headed to Springfield in April after qualifying for the SkillsUSA state competition. Kyle Michelsen and Sean Corkery were among only 15 woodworkers to earn this achievement. 
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GTV Students Receive Student Production Awards

Two Geneva High School GTV students have received Student Production (Emmy) Awards from the National Academt of Television Arts & Sciences. The surprise annoucmenent was made at the MMEA VidFest last weekend, and will be officially presented during the Silver Circle dinner on May 4.  More +
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Infographic Series: WE ARE Your Board of Education

The Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education is a seven-member board made up of residents of the Geneva 304 community. Read on to learn more about what service on this board has meant to its members.
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Spring 2018 Newsletter is New and Improved!

Click below to open the complete digital version of the Geneva CUSD 304 Spring 2018 Newsletter. Also, look for a copy in your home mailbox!  More +
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Family & Consumer Sciences Students Honored at State Competition

Geneva High School students brought home several awards during the FCCLA State Competiiton in Springfield this month, including 6 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 1 bronze medal.  More +
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Geneva High School Students Participate in Upstate Eight Literary Festival

Dozens of Geneva High School students participated in the Upstate Eight Literary Festival on Friday, April 6.  More +
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Geneva High School's DECA Chapter Competes in State Competition

Geneva High School's DECA Chapter brought home quite a bit of hardware at the State Competition in February, according to DECA Advisor Mrs. Dunlap. "With more than 1,300 students statewide, all of our GHS DECA competitors made their advisors VERY proud," she said.  More +
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Fabyan Elementary Students Raise $10K for Hoops for Heart

Fabyan Elementary School students — with the help of their community — teamed up against heart disease and raised more than $10,000 for the American Heart Association through the charity event Hoops for Heart. The experience, which emulates the District’s Vision of being collaborative and productive citizens, also teaches students to develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active. More +
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Hundreds of Geneva High School Students Organize to Honor Victims in Florida, Promote Safe Schools

Approximately 400-500 Geneva High School students led an on-campus event from 10:05-10:22 a.m. the morning of March 14 that was twofold: to honor the 17 victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and to promote safe schools. More +
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Freshmen Attend 'Signs of Suicide' Program at Geneva High School

You’re not invisible. Help is always available. It’s OK to speak up. These were the sentiments echoed by students, support services staff and administrators Thursday morning in the auditorium at Geneva High School.  More +
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Watch Now: Recording & Resources From Program on Drugs & Alcohol

A recording is now available for parents who were unable to attend the Jan. 25 program at Geneva High School titled Drugs & Alcohol: What Geneva Parents & Community Should Know. Watch the full video, and download links to free PDFs from local support services.  More +
GHS Skaldic Literary Magazine Receives 2017 Award

GHS 2017 Literary Magazine Team Celebrates Prestigious Award

Congratulations to the staff of the 2017 Literary Magazine, "The Skaldic: Identity" on achieving the Recommended for Highest Award rating in the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. More +
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New Infographic Series: We Are Your Board of Education

How much do you know about the Geneva 304 Board of Education? Read and share this new infographic series, designed to bring awareness to School Board activities and increase community engagement.
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Geneva CUSD 304 Gathers Resources for Presentation: “Drugs & Alcohol: What Geneva Parents & Community Should Know”

Keynote speaker Tim Ryan, recovering addict and bereaved parent, teams with law enforcement, treatment centers and school administration to talk warning signs, trends and assistance.
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3 ways to read the new 2017-18 Goals Book

"Our Purpose, Our Plans, Our Goals" is an annual publication of Geneva CUSD 304 aimed at providing a snapshot of our District's successes, initiatives, and goals for the future. Here are three ways to enjoy the new edition.  More +

Geneva CUSD 304 Water Test Reports

Geneva CUDS 304 is committed to providing a healthy learning environment for our students and staff; this includes making one of our highest priorities the delivery of clean and safe drinking water. As such, we actively perform testing at our facilities and take necessary corrective measures to ensure adherence to the legislation. The water test reports conducted this year can be found on the Facilities page of our website. More +
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GHS Students Get Their Hands on an Innovative New Learning Opportunity

Few high school students can say they do their homework on a computer that they built. Or repaired. But to the students in Mr. Hatczel’s Technology Support Internship, it’s not that out of the norm.

“I built my own computer. Several of us have; it’s how a lot of us got interested in it,” GHS senior Matt said while sitting at his own large, wooden table as he meticulously loosened and carefully set aside eight tiny screws from the inside of a student’s 820 HP laptop in the middle of the GHS library.
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Nine Geneva High School Students Commended in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

Geneva High School Principal Tom Rogers has announced that nine students have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by Rogers to the following scholastically talented seniors: Emma Chrusciel, Noah Hood, John Kasarda, Katherine Kilmer, Jack Krieger, Rey Lautenschlager, Constance Linardos, Britney Mason and Sarah Mozden. More +
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Geneva and Batavia High Schools “Competing for a Cause” at Geneva vs. Batavia Football Game on Fri., Sept. 29

On Friday, September 29, Batavia High School and Geneva High School football fans will not only be meeting up at Geneva High School for the 99th annual crosstown classic game, but will also be wearing competing T-shirts.

Both high schools’ cheering sections, “The Dog Pound” and “The Blue Crue” will be selling Batavia vs. Geneva “Competing for a Cause” T-shirts starting the week of Sept. 18 to benefit Ava Warriors, CHIP IN Batavia, and Bulldogs Unleashed.
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Geneva High School Reaffirms Commitment To Civic Learning

Geneva Community Unit School District 304 and the Illinois Civic Mission Coalition are proud to announce that Geneva High School has completed the recommitment process for the Illinois Democracy Schools Initiative. This distinction commemorates 10 years of fostering a school climate that cultivates and models civic dispositions and builds strong relationships with the surrounding community. More +
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Geneva ACT Scores Surpass State, National Averages

Repeating a tradition of success that Geneva High School’s students display on the ACT, Geneva’s graduating class of 2017 achieved an average ACT composite score of 24.1, according to numbers released last week by ACT.

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Four Geneva High School Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Geneva High School is proud to announce that four senior students have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program: Grace Brolly, Ryan Chalmers, Alex Cordogan and Caroline Lahey. More +

Appreciation from Geneva CUSD 304 Superintendent Dr. Kent Mutchler

Sept. 22, 2017

Dear Ladies & Gentlemen of Geneva CUSD 304:

Thank you to everyone who showed caring and compassion for our students and staff this week, in the face of daunting situations. Our community has come together through the efforts and teamwork of our staff, the Geneva Police Department, the Geneva Fire Department, the Kane County Sherriff’s Office, our parents, our students, and others. Please know that we take any type of rumor jeopardizing the safety of our students and staff very seriously and will continue to take safety precautions at GHS and our other schools as we move forward. 
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Letter From Principal Tom Rogers

Sept. 22, 2017

Geneva High School Parents, Guardians, Students and Employees:

You have received many communications from Geneva High School this week, most of them filled with information about disturbing events and rumors of violence. We would like to begin this communication instead with a heartfelt THANK YOU to our students, parents, staff, first responders, and community. Throughout the challenges we have faced this week, we have had one shared focus: The safety and well-being of the students of Geneva High School. We are humbled by the support and trust that you have in us and are so glad that you are such an integral part of our school family.
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Letter From Principal Tom Rogers

Sept. 20, 2017

Geneva High School Parents, Students, and Employees:

In the early morning hours of Sept. 20, Geneva High School and the Geneva Police became aware of some social media posts referencing rumors of a possible shooting at Geneva High School. As a result, emergency communications were made to parents prior to the school day alerting them to this information. As a precaution, student belongings were searched upon their arrival at school. Additionally, the Geneva Police Department provided increased support.
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A Followup Letter From Principal Tom Rogers

Sept. 19, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians of Geneva High School Students,

I would like to provide another update to you regarding the unfortunate incident that occurred at Geneva High School on Monday, and also to share additional information about the accident that occurred over the weekend.
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Letter From Principal Tom Rogers

Sept. 18, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students of Geneva High School,

I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with more details regarding the incident that took place at Geneva High School this morning.

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Press Release: All Students Safe Following Incident at Geneva High School

At approximately 7:30 this morning, a Geneva High School student poured gasoline onto himself from a water bottle and was immediately prevented by students and staff from taking further steps to do self-harm or harm to others. No other students were injured as a result of this incident and administrators responded.

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Geneva CUSD 304 Works to Hold the Line on Taxes

Among the 14 school districts in Kane County that saw a tax levy increase this year, Geneva’s ranks the lowest at .10%, according to the Kane County Clerk’s office.

“Through short- and long-term planning, our Board and Administration work to hold the tax levy rate as steady as possible for school district taxpayers,” said Superintendent Dr. Kent Mutchler.

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Geneva's Own Kid Vikings Encourage Us to #KeepMovingFoward

The world has changed drastically over the last two decades. In Geneva, we recognize that if we are going to prepare students for the future, the way we educate students must also change. It’s time to start taking risks, time to innovate, and time to accept that failure is an essential step in the path to success. Changing the way things have always been done isn’t easy, but Geneva is going to #KeepMovingForward and our Kid Vikings are leading the way! More +
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Updated Install Directions for Office 365 for Home Use

Did you know that as a benefit of the District’s Microsoft licensing, we are able to offer our students and staff the ability to install the latest version of the Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) on their home computer(s) free of charge? Using the student or staff member's Geneva304 email address and password, Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus can be installed on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets, including iPads. The ability to use this version of Office will continue for as long as the student is enrolled or the staff member works in Geneva CUSD 304 and the district continues to maintain Office 365 email accounts.

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Statement on "13 Reasons Why" Netflix Series

Dear Geneva 304 Families,

We want to make you aware of a relatively new Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” based upon Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult novel. The series centers on an adolescent girl’s suicide and the thirteen cassette tapes she leaves behind detailing the reasons why she took her life. While the show is opening up awareness and conversation about issues that are typically hard to talk about, especially between adults and teens, there are some blatant shortcomings in its execution. The show and the book deal with mature themes, including sexual assault and suicide that are vividly portrayed in the TV version. As a result, the show is not appropriate for some viewers, particularly young teens and/or those whom have struggled with mental illness, self-injury or thoughts of suicide, and minimally should not be watched without accompanying dialogue and/or intervention from trusted adults.

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Geneva 304 Placed on the College Board’s 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

Posted 01/05/2017
Geneva Community Unit School District 304 is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. 
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Our Purpose, Our Plans, Our Schools

What are we doing to ensure that our students thrive in the 21st century economy? 

This booklet is an annual publication of our District aimed at giving a snapshot of our District’s successes, initiatives, and goals for the future. We encourage you to take a moment to see how we are transforming the way learning happens to best meet the needs of students in a constantly changing, increasingly globalized world. 

At the core of everything we do rests the goal of helping our students become self-directed lifelong learners, effective communicators, complex, creative, and adaptive thinkers, and collaborative and productive citizens.

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ACT Scores Chart 2016

Geneva ACT Scores Outpace State/National Averages

Maintaining the success that Geneva High School’s students traditionally display on the ACT, Geneva’s graduating class of 2016 achieved an average ACT composite score of 24.2, according to numbers released this week by ACT. More +
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School District Shares Concerns About Proposed TIF District at Public Forum

Geneva School District has concerns about the impact of a new Geneva TIF district on schools and taxpayers. If you were unable to attend the Board of Education's public forum on May 3, you can now watch the video of the forum online.

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Geneva Welcomes Six Exchange Students this Year

We are happy to introduce six foreign exchange students who have joined our Geneva High School Viking Family for the 2016-17 school year. Each student comes with a friendly attitude and excitement to learn more about our culture, as well as a strong desire to share their culture with us. Below is as little bit of information about each student, and we hope you continue to help us welcome them!     More +
Teacher-Generated Reflection of the 2015-16 School Year

Teacher-Generated Reflection of the 2015-16 School Year

Throughout this school year we have sought to bind our galaxy together by focusing on our vision for learning, and we’ve done some truly amazing things! We’ve seen students and teachers take initiative to engage in projects that they’re passionate about. We’ve seen folks harness the power of technology to communicate in powerful ways. We’ve seen learners develop solutions and create things they never have before, and we’ve seen everyone find new and exciting ways to collaborate. We should be proud of all we’ve accomplished, and as we look ahead to next year, I know we’ll keep moving forward. More +
Modular Classroom FAQs

Modular Classroom FAQs

The Geneva Board of Education recently approved the submission of a letter of intent to purchase a refurbished modular classroom unit for Geneva High School. We have compiled this FAQ to help answer many of the questions our community members might have about the installation of such a unit. 

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Geneva Teacher Named Elementary Teacher of the Year!

Geneva Teacher Named Elementary Teacher of the Year!

Barbara Freeman, A/E teacher at Western Avenue School was named the 2016 Elementary Educator of the Year by the Kane County ROE! Congratulations Barb! More +
Sodexo Seeks Feedback on Lunch Program

Sodexo Seeks Feedback on Lunch Program

Posted on March 2, 2016
Each year, Sodexo conducts a survey of middle school students, high school students, and parents regarding the quality of the lunch program. Please take a moment to complete the survey. Your input will help Sodexo ensure that the lunch program meets the needs of our students and parents.

Parent Survey for All Schools


Middle School & High School Student Survey
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New Location for School Board Meetings

New Location for School Board Meetings

Posted February 8, 2016
The Geneva Board of Education will now meet in the Professional Development Room at Coultrap
Educational Services Center located at 227 N. Fourth Street in Geneva. The new meeting location is more intimate and will allow for more effective community engagement at school board meetings. The next Board of Education meeting is Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m.
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Geneva 304 Ranks in Top 3% of School Districts in the Nation

Geneva 304 Ranks in Top 3% of School Districts in the Nation

Niche, a website that conducts annual grading and rankings of K-12 public schools, gave Geneva Community Unit School District 304 an A+ rating. This grade takes into account key factors such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the district. Niche ranked Geneva CUSD 304 the 14th best district in Illinois placing it in the top 3% of school districts nationwide. More +
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Geneva School District Unveils Redesigned Website

Posted January 5, 2016
Geneva Community Unit School District 304 today announced the launch of a newly redesigned website. The new site features a new look, easier navigation, expanded content, and a mobile-friendly design.
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Geneva Continues to Achieve High ACT Scores in 2015

Geneva Continues to Achieve High ACT Scores in 2015

Posted August 27, 2015
In a continuation of the success that Geneva High School’s students traditionally display on the ACT, Geneva’s graduating class of 2015 achieved an average ACT composite score of 24.3, according to numbers released this week by ACT. This impressive average far outpaces the state and national composite averages, which for 2015 are 20.7 and 21.0, respectively.
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Geneva in Top Ten Chicagoland School Districts with Highest Graduation Rates

Geneva in Top Ten Chicagoland School Districts with Highest Graduation Rates

Chicago Agent Magazine recently reported that Geneva CUSD 304 ranks in the top ten Chicagoland School Districts with the highest graduation rates. The data was drawn from a recently released report by The Hechinger Report, an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based at Teachers College, Columbia University. The data, which draws from the 2013 graduating class, broke down the numbers past the typical statewide average. Chicago Agent took a closer look at the graduation rates for the Chicagoland area, and found the 10 school districts with the highest graduation rates. Geneva ranks 6th with a graduation rate of 96.2%. See more here. More +
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Geneva 304 Awarded Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

Posted 07/27/15 
The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Geneva Community Unit School District 304 its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability.
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Geneva Middle School Students Score 2nd in National Vocabulary Contest

Posted 06/24/2015
A team representing Geneva Middle School North recently earned Highest Honors in the 2014-15 WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The eighth grade team scored an impressive 194 points out of a possible 200 in the last of three meets this year, placing second in the nation. The eighth graders also placed third nationally in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 562 points out of a possible 600.
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Geneva School District Earns Meritorious Budget Award

Posted 03/10/2015
For the fourth year in a row, the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Geneva Community Unit School District 304 the Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation.
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Geneva School District Awarded Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

Geneva School District Awarded Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

Geneva School District is once again the recipient of the Association of School Business Officials International’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting. This award results from having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. This reflects the work of staff on the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending in 2015. More +

Geneva 304 is Ranked 12th Best School District in Illinois by Niche (formerly College Prowler)

Posted 12/10/2014
Geneva School District has been ranked the 12th Best School District in Illinois by Niche (formerly College Prowler).  Geneva is one of 9,299 school districts to be ranked this year by Niche (formerly College Prowler) with only 8,738 school districts receiving a numerical ranking. Geneva has 5,959 students attending 10 schools in grades PK and K-12. According to state standards, 92% of students in this district are considered proficient in math and/or reading.
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Geneva Announces Appointment of New Assistant Superintendent Due to Retirement and Other Administrative Openings

Posted: 11/25/2014
Geneva School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrew Barrett to Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Teaching, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Barrett joined Geneva School District in 2006 as principal of Mill Creek Elementary School and was appointed Director of Learning and Teaching in 2011. As Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Teaching, Dr. Barrett will direct the curriculum, instruction, and student assessment functions of the district.
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Expert to speak on The Future of Illinois State Funding

Posted: 11/18/2014
On Thursday, December 11, the Board of Education will host Ralph Martire, who will speak on the Future of Illinois State Funding. This program will be held at Geneva Middle School South, 1415 Viking Drive, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, will discuss how Illinois’ lack of money may have profound consequences on the future State Aid formula.
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Veterans Day Ceremony Photo Gallery

Posted: November 11, 2014
The 18th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Geneva Middle School North is one of many tributes to our nation's veterans that occurred in Geneva's schools today, November 11, 2014. Click here for a photo gallery of images from GMS North.

GHS Parents - Stop Using RevTrak/MealTime for Your Student's Lunch Account

Posted: 10/9/2014
As of TODAY parents will no longer be able to use RevTrak/MealTime to fund/view their Geneva High School students' lunch accounts. The remaining balance in all high school students' lunch accounts will be available in PushCoin account by end of day today.
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2014 GHS Homecoming Parade

Check out a few photos from Friday afternoon's Homecoming Parade in downtown Geneva. And don't forget to click here to see recorded coverage!

Geneva High School Ranks in Top 5% of Nation’s Public High Schools

Posted 4/24/2014
Geneva Community High School places among the top 5% of public high schools in the nation, according to rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of education news and information. Geneva is one of only 131 high schools from Illinois to be nationally ranked by the publication.
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Geneva Students Achieve High ACT Scores

Posted: 8/21/2014
In a continuation of the success that Geneva High School’s students traditionally display on the ACT, Geneva’s graduating class of 2014 achieved an average ACT composite score of 24.2, according to numbers released this week by ACT.
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Three School Board Seats Available for Election on April 7, 2015

Posted 9/16/14
Nominating petition forms for the April 7, 2015, school board election in Geneva Community Unit School District 304 are now available online.
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School Funding Reform Act: How Senate Bill 16 Could Impact Geneva 304

Updated 12/1/14
The State of Illinois has been looking at ways to change education funding, which has remained unchanged since 1997. One of the results of that effort is the creation of Senate Bill 16 (SB16). The Illinois State Board of Education has calculated the amount each school district would receive next year if SB16, as written, becomes law. District 304 would lose 79.9 percent of its state funding or $3.9 million per year.
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Looking for Assessment Information?

Information on assessments that will be administered to students during the 2014-15 school year is available on the District 304 website by clicking here

HERO Video Aims to Combat Bullying

GMS South Viking Voices film a video to contribute to South's anti-bullying campaign. "Hero" words and music by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff/arr. by Mark Brymer.

Click here to see the video.

2014-15 Budget Adopted

Here is a link to the 2014-15 budget, which was adopted by the Board of Education on Monday, August 25, 2014.

New Visitor Management Procedures in Effect

Posted: 8/7/2014
Beginning on August 20, 2014, new visitor management procedures will be in effect at Geneva High School, Geneva Middle Schools North and South, and Mill Creek Elementary School. Visitors will be required to present identification and be screened prior to being allowed access to the building. This system is expected to be implemented District-wide by the end of the school year.

New Lunch Account Deposit Procedures Coming Soon

Posted: 8/7/2014
This school year, Geneva School District will gradually roll-out the use of PushCoin to fund lunch accounts. Parents will continue to use RevTrak until their school's PushCoin "Go Live" date.

Geneva schools play part in Geneva being named one of "Chicago’s Best Places to Live"

Posted: 3/19/2014
The quality education provided by Geneva School District was one of the criteria that led editors to recognize Geneva as one of the region’s best places to live in the April edition of “Chicago Magazine.” The magazine recognizes 12 city neighborhoods and 12 suburbs as “Chicago’s Best Places to Live” based on a comprehensive review of statistics from Midwest Real Estate Data, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois State Board of Education and local police departments.
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District recognized for excellence in financial reporting

Posted: July 16, 2014
Geneva School District is once again the recipient of the Association of School Business Officials International’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting. This award results from having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. This reflects the work of staff on the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
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Geneva Summer Sports Camps Registration Info

Posted: 3/20/2014
Online registration for athletic summer camps is available for all students living within the Geneva School District. Brochures can be downloaded from the Geneva High School website.
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Board Hires Director of Transportation

Posted: April 16, 2014
The Board of Education on Monday approved the hiring of Mary Torrance as Director of Transportation for Geneva School District 304. She will begin her full-time assignment on July 1, 2014.
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District Awarded Meritorious Budget Award

Posted: 3/12/2014
The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Geneva School District its Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation. This is the third time Geneva School District has submitted an application for and received this award.
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Our Purpose, Our Plans, Our Schools

Our Purpose, Our Plans, Our Schools

Posted: 1/21/2014
Geneva School District is pleased to announce the publication of a newly-redesigned booklet titled “Our Purpose, Our Plans, Our Schools” that will inform readers what we value, where we’ve been, and where we’re going as a district.  
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Kindergarten Study Documents Available

Posted: 1/14/2014
The Geneva School District Kindergarten Committee presented several options to the Board of Education on January 13, 2014 regarding the implementation of full day kindergarten in District 304. The committee has unanimously recommended that the Board of Education approve the option for District-funded all day kindergarten for all students. 
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Illinois Law Requires Schools to Post No Concealed Carry Signs

Illinois Law Requires Schools to Post No Concealed Carry Signs

Posted: 12/5/2013
The safety of our students is always a top priority in Geneva School District. We take very seriously our responsibility to ensure the safety of your child every day. Each of our schools has a plan in place to handle emergency situations, and our staff has made great strides in recent years to increase security at our buildings. Beginning this December, you will likely see more evidence of this commitment to security in the form of “no concealed carry” signs posted around our campuses.
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2014-15 School Year Calendar

Updated: 6/5/2013
The 2014-15 School Year calendar is available in both color and black and white on the Calendars page of the District’s website.

School Closing and Late Start Information

Posted: 12/2/2013
With Thanksgiving behind us and Winter Break fast approaching, it’s time to review Geneva School District’s late start and school closing procedures. In the event of inclement weather this winter, there are several ways Geneva School District will advertise that school will start late or be canceled.
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Geneva School District Placed on the College Board’s 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll

Posted: 11/22/2013
Geneva Community Unit School District 304 is one of fewer than 500 public school districts in the U.S. and Canada that earned a place on the College Board 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll. The honor roll recognizes districts for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.
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Board Member Wins Geneva Chamber’s Community Service Award

Posted: 11/13/2013
Geneva school board member Mary Stith is one of two recipients of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Wood Community Service Award. According to the Chamber, Mrs. Stith received this award because “she continually has the best interest of Geneva’s students, youth and future front of mind ...”
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District Employee Wins IASB Service Award

Posted: 11/5/2013
Pam Burgeson, administrative assistant to the Geneva School District Superintendent, is the recipient of the Illinois Association of School Boards’ 2013 Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award.

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Common Core Math Resources Available Online

Posted: 10/29/2013
Follow this link to find a wealth of resources related to Common Core Math Implementation in Geneva School District.

Geneva School District is on Twitter!

Posted: 10/28/2013
A little bird told us we should be Tweeting, so Geneva School District is now on Twitter! Follow us today @Geneva304.  

“In Geneva School District, we are constantly evaluating and modifying our communication strategies because we are committed to communicating with as many people as we can as efficiently and effectively as we can,” said Communications Coordinator Kelley Munch. “Research shows that 72 percent of online adults use social media, and so we are adding Twitter as a District communication tool to reach more people in the Geneva community with great news about Geneva School District.”
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What we found in the Coultrap time capsule!

Posted: 9/30/2013
On Saturday, September 28, 2013 Geneva School District dedicated the District's administrative offices the Coultrap Educational Services Center in honor of Harry M. Coultrap, who served as Geneva's Superintendent of Schools from 1912 to 1950.
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School Board Earns IASB Governance Recognition Designation

Posted: 9/10/2013
The Geneva School District Board of Education is one of only 10 to earn the IASB’s 2013 School Board Governance Recognition designation.
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Geneva Students Achieve High ACT Scores

Posted: 8/21/2013
Geneva High School’s graduating class of 2013 achieved a record average ACT composite score of 24.6, according to numbers released recently by ACT. The average composite ACT score for 2013 graduates state-wide is 20.6. Nationwide, the composite score is 20.9.
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Best Place to Raise Kids in Illinois: Geneva!

Posted: 12/19/2012
The City of Geneva was recently recognized by Bloomberg’s Businessweek as “The Best Place to Raise Kids in Illinois.” Public school performance and safety were weighed most heavily in establishing the seventh annual list of “America’s Best Places to Raise Kids 2013,” according to an article published December 17, 2012 on businessweek.com.
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Enroll at Geneva School District

Are you interested in enrolling your child(ren) in Geneva’s public schools? At Geneva 304, we make things easy with forms available online and centralized enrollment!  More +

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