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  • GOREVILLE SCHOOLS APPROVES NEW ADDITION

    The Goreville C.U.S.D. #1 Board of Education, in their December meeting, approved a new building project to add a multi-purpose facility to the Early Learning Center and Goreville Elementary School that will serve as an area for assemblies, recess, physical education, and elementary athletics. “The facility will be designed to accommodate the growth in not only the student numbers, but also provide a gymnasium that actually meets code and playing regulations for middle school size students.” said architect Michael Baysinger.

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  • JR. LADY BLACKCATS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS!

    Congratulations to the Jr. Lady Blackcats as they are the 2017 8th Grade AND 7th Grade Coal Belt Conference Champions!

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  • BLACKCATS WIN CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP!

    Congratulations to the Blackcats as they won the Massac County Superman Classic Consolation Championship over Massac County tonight 72-69 in overtime! Also, congratulations to Peyton Massey and Braden Webb for being named All-Tournament! We are PROUD of you!

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  • JR. BLACKCATS ARE REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!

    The Jr. Blackcats defeated Anna 45-30 to win the SIJHSAA Regional Championship! We are PROUD of you!!!

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  • DR. WEBB NAMED "SUPERINTENDENT OF DISTINCTION" BY STATE

    Goreville CUSD #1 Superintendent Dr. Steve Webb has been selected as the 2015 Superintendent of Distinction for the Illinois Association of School Administrators Shawnee Region consisting of southernmost Illinois’ 11 counties. Dr. Webb is currently serving his 16th year as a School Superintendent and is a member of the Governing Board of the American Association of School Administrators and is the former President of the Illinois Association of School Administrators and the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools (AIRSS).

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  • GOREVILLE FFA NAMED TOP 10 IN NATION!

    The Goreville High School FFA was honored in Indianapolis, IN at the 2016 National FFA Convention for being one of the top 10 clubs in America! The Goreville High School FFA has consistently been a nationally recognized club as this is their 5th time to reach the top 10. Congratulations to the members, the sponsor Mr. Robison, and all of the volunteers that help with the program. We are PROUD of you!

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  • WEBB AND GLIDEWELL BREAK TOURNAMENT RECORDS

    Congratulations to Blackcats Braden Webb and Brant Glidewell as they broke the scoring and rebounding tournament records respectively this past week in the Goreville Invitational Tournament! Webb scored 135 points breaking the previous record of 114 and averaging 27 points per game including two 30 plus point games while Glidewell pulled down a record 19 rebounds in a game and 63 for the tournament (39 was the previous record) and averaged a double-double - points and rebounds!

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  • GOREVILLE SCHOOLS PRESENTS "WILLY WONKA"

    Congratulations to the Goreville Schools Arts Program and the wonderfully talented cast and crew for their performance of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" this weekend! A special thanks to Mrs. Stanley, Ms. Harris, Mrs. Farris, and all of the volunteers for helping to make this event special for over 100 of our students! We are PROUD of you all!

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  • MARCHING BLACKCATS WIN 1ST!

    Congratulations to the Marching Blackcats as they won 1st in Class, Best Color Guard, Best Percussion, and Best Drum Major at the Corn Days Parade in Carmi over 7 other schools! We are PROUD of you!!!

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  • JR. BLACKCATS 2ND IN STATE!

    The Jr. Blackcats fell 13-12 to take Runner-Up in State! Congratulations on a GREAT SEASON! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!

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  • BLACKCATS ARE STATE CHAMPIONS!!!!

    The Blackcats scored an IHSA record 14 runs in the 5th inning to defeat Somonauk 17-7 and claim their first IHSA State Championship in school history! The Blackcats defeated Pope County and Shawnee to win the Regional Championship, then defeated Trico and Cobden to take the Sectional Championship. The Blackcats then defeated North Clay in the Supersectional to earn their 3rd trip to state in school history. The Blackcats defeated Okawville in the semifinals to advance to the State Championship game. The Blackcats were runner-up in 2010 and took 3rd Place in State in 2011.

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  • MARCHING BLACKCATS TO PERFORM IN DC!

    Congratulations to the Marching Blackcats as they have been chosen to represent Illinois in the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.!

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  • DARNELL AND WEBB NAMED ALL-STATE!

    Congratulations to Blackcats Ashlyn Darnell and Braden Webb for being named "All-State Special Mention" by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association! Webb was also named "All-State Honorable Mention" by the Associated Press! We are PROUD of you!

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  • GOREVILLE SCHOOLS NAMED TOP 50 "FUTURE READY"

    Goreville CUSD 1 has been recognized as a Top 50 in the Nation "Future Ready School" with our work and progress toward our Technology Implementation Plan! Goreville Schools implemented our "1:1 Technology Initiative" Phase 1 that included Chromebooks for all high school students and enhanced broadband access in 2015 and will complete Phases 2 and 3 for the 2016-2017 school year that will provide IPads for K-4 students and Chromebooks for students in grades 5-8! We are PROUD of our school!

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  • GOREVILLE FFA NAMED TOP 10 IN AMERICA!

    The Goreville High School FFA Chapter was named the Section 25 Champion, State Champion in Community Development and was ranked 3rd overall in the State of Illinois out of 408 schools and has now been named "Top 10 in the Nation"

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  • MARCHING BLACKCATS WIN "GRAND CHAMPION" AT MT. VERNON PARADE!

    For the 3rd year in a row, the Goreville High School Marching Blackcats won 1st Place in their high school class and Grand Champion overall

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  • GOREVILLE SCHOOLS LAUNCHES 1:1 TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE!

    In 2014, Goreville Schools was designated as a SMART Technology Showcase School for their integration of SMART technology throughout the district. In 2015, they will take that a step forward with the launching of their 1:1 Technology Initiative

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  • COACH HELTON NAMED TO THE BASKETBALL COACHES HALL-OF-FAME!

    Congratulations to Goreville Lady Blackcats Basketball Coach Mike Helton for being inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame! Coach Helton has been at Goreville for 21 years where he has a 406-189 career record.

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  • GOREVILLE SCHOOLS NAMED TECHNOLOGY "SHOWCASE SCHOOL"

    Goreville Elementary School and Goreville High School have been notified by SMART Technologies based out of Calgary, Canada, that they have been chosen as a "2012 Showcase School"!

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  • GOREVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AWARDED STATE "GOLD CIRCLE OF QUALITY" FOR 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR!

    Congratulations to Goreville Elementary School and the Goreville Early Learning Center for being named "Gold Circle of Quality" by the Illinois State Board of Education!

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