WELCOME TOGOREVILLE COMMUNITY UNITSCHOOL DISTRICT#1HOME OF THE BLACKCATS!
Please take the time to see why we love our schools so much here in Goreville. It is truly a wonderful academic and athletic community with a great staff who believe in taking care of each and every child that enters our doors. By the end of your tour, you should see the pride emanate from the many clubs, teams, and organizations that represent our schools.Thank you for visiting and come back soon!!GO BLACKCATS!!!
Steve Benard, President*
Jeff Maze, Vice President*
Mike Cloud, Secretary*
* Completed board trainings.
WEBB BECOMES PRESIDENT OF IASA
SPRINGFIELD - The superintendent of the Goreville Community Unit District 1 will become president of the statewide association for school superintendents and administrators. Dr. Steve Webb will begin his one-year term on Monday (July 1) as president of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA).
"It is a complete honor to be selected to represent school administrators across the state as we work together to make a positive impact on the future of educating kids," said Webb, who will succeed Dr. Kathryn J. Robbins, who recently retired as superintendent of the Leyden High School District in Franklin Park. "If nothing else, I hope I can contribute some common sense in terms of dealing with issues we face in moving our education system forward."
Brent Clark, executive director of the IASA, praised Webb as the right person to lead the IASA at this challenging point in time for public education.
"These are very difficult times for public education given the deep state budget cuts and unfunded mandates facing school districts," Clark said. "Steve Webb not only is a well-respected educator, but he also has the experience and a common-sense approach that will serve our association well."
In addition to serving this past year as president-elect of the IASA, Webb also has served in various capacities the past six years, including Treasurer from 2010-2012, and stints as chairman of the Budget Committee and the Membership Committee.
Webb also is President of the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools Board of Directors, a position he has held since 2010. He also was appointed to Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon's "Classrooms First Committee" to study the issue of school district consolidation and collaboration.
A native of Goreville, Webb has served the past 10 years as superintendent of the school district he attended, and where his father served as a teacher and administrator for 31 years. Webb previously served as superintendent in Thompsonville and as principal in Joppa. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from McKendree University, his Master's of Science in Education and his Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Goreville School Board President Kenneth Robison called Webb "a true leader with a great work ethic." "Dr. Webb not only is a leader in educating our children, but in making every effort to improve our everyday lives by writing grants for the school and community, using his optimism and caring personality in helping to resolve problems as they occur, or simply throwing on his work clothes and doing the work himself," said Robison, noting that Webb was selected the Village of Goreville "Volunteer of the Year" in 2009. "Some people lead with their mouths and telling you what they are going to do. Dr. Webb just does it."
Webb has been married to his wife, Angie, for 20 years and the couple have four children, Nate (18), Alison (17), Braden (13), and Kanon (9).
WEBB ELECTED ILLINOIS RURAL SCHOOLS PRESIDENT (2010)
Goreville School Superintendent Dr. Steve Webb has been elected President of the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools (AIRSS). At their spring meeting, the AIRSS Board of Directors elected Webb, who has been an AIRSS Board Member for the past two years, as President of the Association for a two year term. “I am very proud of the quality of education, as well as the quality of life overall that our small, rural schools provides for our children,” said Webb, “It’s an honor to serve this Association as its President and I look forward to working with our state legislature to hopefully enlighten them on the immeasurable value of receiving an education in a small, rural school.” Dr. Webb grew up in rural Goreville, attending the school district he now heads. He has also been Superintendent in Thompsonville and Principal/Teacher in Joppa, IL, both rural small schools. He is also currently a Board Member on the Illinois Association of School Administrators where he serves as Treasurer, former Chairman of the Illinois State Beta Club Board of Directors (2007-2010), and an Associate Professor of Education Administration for McKendree University. Webb said that he will strive to make sure those who are making decisions affecting thousands of Illinois schoolchildren, completely understand that as they deal with financial strain, the trend seems to be heading toward the belief that greater “quantity” provides more “efficiency” when in fact, he suggests that education is not simply about being efficient, “It’s about creating sustainable quality of life from birth until death and that is exactly what our rural schools do each and every day.” Webb stated, “The focus should be on finding ways to change our large, congested, and unsafe school environments into small, more manageable systems where students are not known simply by scanning their barcode or reading their namebadge.”
GOREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL WINS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD!
Goreville High School has been notified that during the Illinois High School Association State Softball Tournament last year, their Sportsmanship Committee chose our fans and our school for a "2011-12 Do What's Right! Program Sportsmanship Award"! The IHSA's "Do What's Right! Program" provides an opportunity to recognize students, coaches, student bodies, and communities who demonstrate good sportsmanship.
Congratulations Goreville High School and the ENTIRE GOREVILLE COMMUNITY!!!
STATE RECOGNIZES GOREVILLE SCHOOLS
The Illinois State Board of Education, represented by Board Member Dr. Andrea Brown, presented Goreville Superintendent Dr. Steve Webb and the Goreville C.U.S.D. #1 Board of Education with an official commendation for attaining Financial Recognition status.