The Megaband Festival is a unique experience that brings together entire middle school bands from several local schools to create one "vey large" ensemble.  The 2016 edition of the Megaband Festival marked its thirteenth year.  The year's gues clinician was Adam Bever from Rice Lake Middle School.

Thank you to Mr. Bever and all the area band instructors, including our Matt Lamb for making this event a success.

The following selections were performed during the event.  Each link provides a you tube video of the performance.


More Than Just a Motto

If you have an opportunity to visit us at Glenwood City, it will become apparent that the motto, "Every Student, Every Day" is important.  From the lanyards that hold our ID badges, to the staff polo shirts that were purchased during the 2014-2015 school year, to the wall in the superintendent's office, this phrase can be found throughout the district.  

"Every Student, Every Day" has become a way of voicing the greatest strength of a small school - the individual attention that students get here.  I strongly hope and believe that no student should feel like just a number or a grade in my classroom.  They are each a work in progress.  I come to know their strengths and weaknesses so well that I know which ones will need help with decimal points before they learn scientific notation and which ones will need me to check the spelling on their presentations before the whole class sees their work.  "Every Student, Every Day" means knowing all of our students well enough to give them the attention they need, to push them a littler farther every day."

- Ann Anderson                         
             GCSD Science Instructor          


The Principal's Perspective


The following blog is meant to generate transparency between the high/middle school, parents, students and the community.  The name of the blog is meant as a play on words based on our "Hilltopper" nickname and the position that I hold as principal.

Through this blog, I hope to share with you communication about different initiatives that we are/will be engaging in.  It is meant to give you a firsthand account of what is happening, why it is happening and how it will benefit our students.  I encourage feedback and the posting of questions or comments about the materials that I post; it is important to know that all communications will be filtered and previewed before being posted in order to maintain the integrity of the website.

As with any "new" endeavor, I anticipate that there will be issues with implementing this means of communication; when these arise, I will address them and hopefully, make this a reputable sounding board for informed communications.

I look forward to sharing with you as the year progresses.
Patrick Gretzlock
HS/MS Principal

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