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GCSD9 Job Openings

Granite City, Ill., April 11, 2024 – Granite City Community Unit School District #9 is underway with hiring for the 2024-25 school year, and has multiple full-time and part-time openings:

• Coolidge Cheerleading Coach
• Mitchell Special Education/IR Teacher
• GCHS Math Teacher
• Coolidge Special Education Teacher
• Substitutes (Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Café, Custodian, Nurse, Paraprofessional, Teacher)

GCSD9 Employment Opportunities:

GCSD9 District Application:

For additional information, please contact GCSD9 Human Resources at (618) 451-5800, Ext. 2004 or 2005, or visit our website at:

GCSD9 Announces 2024-25 Dental Safari Days

Granite City, Ill., March 19, 2024 – Dental Safari is coming to Granite City Community Unit School District #9 so students (all grade levels) can be seen during the school day. They will provide an exam, cleaning, fluoride and sealants.

Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all students in Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th, & 9th grades submit an updated Proof of School Dental Examination Form

Parents should make an appointment if your student has not been seen in the last year. If your student has not recently seen a dentist and would like them seen during the school day this fall, please complete the attached Dental Safari permission form and turn it in to your school nurse. This visit will count as the required dental visit.


Maryville - October 24, 2024
Grigsby - October 29-30, 2024  
Coolidge - October 31, 2024
GCHS - October 31, 2024
Wilson - November 7, 2024
Frohardt - November 15, 2024
Mitchell - November 20, 2024
Prather - January 21-22, 2025

For more information please visit – – or contact your school nurse with any questions.

Warrior Scholarship Bulletin - April 2024

Steps in Applying to College:
1.         Completely fill out the college application. (Most are online applications.)
2.         Request that ACT or SAT send official scores to your school of choice.
3.         Sign up at to have official transcripts sent to your school of choice.    

· In order to work on scholarships with your college or university, you may need to have applied and been accepted to the college or university 
· Scholarship and Application deadlines for schools may be as early as November 1!
· A FAFSA Completion Workshop will be offered on February 1, 2024.  Before you attend the FAFSA workshop you must complete your FAFSA student and parent ID’s.  We will be holding a FAFSA ID night the week before, on January 25, 2024. These workshops will be held at the High School in the Media Center at 6pm!

Scholarship Websites:

10 Tips on Scholarships
1. SEARCH! Persistence is the key to getting a scholarship.
2. Be organized and prioritize.
3. Never assume: Don't believe that because you don't have straight A's and can't shoot a 3 pointer, there's nothing available to you.
4. Identify the goal of the scholarship and double check the eligibility requirements.
5. Be able to write about a variety of topics that may or may not be exciting to you. 
6. Understand yourself well enough to create a compelling portrait of who you are. You must understand your audience well enough to be able to position your skills and strengths as deserving of their support. Demonstrate that you are a scholar or would like to be a scholar. 
7. Use concrete examples in essays.
8. Watch deadlines like a hawk.
9. Apply early and for many scholarships.
10. Proofread your application one more time.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, DON’T GET SCAMMED!! "If you must pay money to get money, it might be a scam." 


COMING SOON – Application Deadline
Dawn Bruder Educational Scholarship - This scholarship is being given to two GCHS seniors who will be going into education. Dawn Bruder was a teacher in the granite city school system. Dawn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. Throughout her journey she remained faithful to her faith and to her students, often taking treatments in the early mornings, just to be in her classroom ready to teach. She loved teaching! Dawns’ journey ended in December of 2019. Her family is using the sale of a song called (this journey) written by her brother-in-law to fund this scholarship. The family will be offering two $500.00 scholarships. This is the second year for this scholarship and we are looking for two students who we feel they have a real “Dawn Bruder” heart for teaching! Applications will be available in the Guidance Office by February 1st, 2024!

March 15th, 2024 – Application Deadline
Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship- Sheriff Jeff C. Connor, Madison County, will be awarding two scholarships in the amount of $500. Applicants must be an Illinois resident, utilize their scholarship at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois, and must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 23-24 school year.   Applications can be found online at or can be picked up at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 405 Randle Street, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025, between 8am and 4:30pm.  Students must complete the application, answer the essay question, and return all documentation to the sheriff’s office in Madison county by March 15th, 2024.

March 15th, 2024 – Application Deadline
Josephine Marley Beckwith Future Leader Scholarship-  JMBFL awardees are well-rounded students who are actively involved in their school and community. These leaders are passionate, service-oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community - they have an ambition to change something in the world for the better.  A renewable $1000 scholarship award will be presented to a young woman who have a 2.5/4.0, plans to be a full time student at a two or four-year institution, completes an essay and can be available to meet with the selection committee. Applications and more information can be found at    

March 15th, 2024 – Application Deadline
Horatio Alger Association ScholarshipsThese scholarships range from $5,000 to $25,000.  Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA, demonstrate critical financial need and be involved in extracurricular and community activities to be considered.  Visit  to receive more information.

March 22nd, 2024 – Application Deadline
Granite City Federation of Teachers Local 743—Four $500 scholarships will be awarded this year to graduating seniors of Local 743 and six $500 scholarships will be awarded to GCHS graduating Seniors. To be eligible, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5/5.0. Email Mrs. Sara Bell,, for the application or stop by room 217 to pick one up.  If you have any questions contact Dr. Baileygaines or Mrs. Bell

March 22nd, 2024 – Application Deadline
Heneghan Associates Scholarships - Heneghan and Associates, P.C. offers four $500
scholarships to high school seniors who wish to pursue higher education in civil engineering or surveying.  Our deadline is March 22, 2024, and the winner will be notified on April 9th, 2024. Please feel free to direct any questions or guidance to Paige Ringhausen 618-498-6418.  Applications can be found at

March 29th, 2024 – Application Deadline
The Society of American Military Engineers Scott Field Post -
The Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) is a professional engineering organization that brings together professional engineers and those in engineering related fields, such as architecture, planning, and interior design, to support the Department of Defense. Our members are comprised of both military and federal government engineers as well as private sector professionals. In support of our mission, the Scott Field Post will sponsor academic scholarships and needs based scholarships for High School students who excel in math, science and technical courses and are interested in pursuing degrees in a science, technology or engineering related field.  The Scott Field Post will sponsor multiple one-time $2,000 scholarships this academic year. The individuals selected for these scholarships shall show both academic excellence as well as being active in the community.  The individuals selected for this scholarship shall have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and demonstrate a financial need based on their participation in the free or reduced-price school meal program.  Please return applications  via email with SAME SFP Scholarship Application in the subject line to the following address:  Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office.

March 29th, 2024 – Application Deadline
Saint Louis University Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship- The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is a competitive award granted to students who are committed to social justice, academic success, service, leadership and intentional cultural awareness experiences. More information is available at

March 29th, 2024 – Application Deadline
1st MidAmerica Credit Union-  is offering five $1000 scholarships to any graduating high school senior who will be attending a post-secondary institution and is a current 1st MidAmerica member. All completed applications must be received at a 1st MidAmerica Credit Union office by noon on  March 29, 2024 with an official copy of the applying student’s transcripts.  Apply online at 

March 30th, 2024 – Application Deadline
Metro Area Professional Organization – MAPO is a nonprofit organization that offers scholarships to students pursuing their college education.  Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office! 

March 31st, 2024 – Application Deadline
Alton Memorial Health Equity Scholarship - The scholarship could be renewable for up to 3 years beyond the initial term (up to 4 years total) and could include employment while in school.

Alton Memorial Health Equity Scholarship will be awarded to:
• Permanent residents of Madison County
• High school seniors or graduates within the last 2 years (also includes those obtaining a GED)
• Students of historically marginalized populations (BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+)
• Earned a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average while in high school or earned a GED
• Plans to attend an accredited college, university, technical or certification program to pursue a career in healthcare beginning in the fall of 2024
• Recipients asked to consider employment at Alton Memorial Hospital during and upon completion of degree or certification
Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office!

March 31st, 2024 – Application Deadline
National Tooling & Manufacturing Association - High school students, associate degree/precision manufacturing students and mechanical engineering students who are considering careers in manufacturing are encouraged to apply!   Scholarship recipients from previous years are encouraged to re-apply for this year’s scholarships if they will be enrolled next fall/spring (2024-25).  Missouri A+ students whose tuition is paid by the State can apply for a “Toolship” thru this same application process. Several students have received $1500 (each) to help build their professional tool collections.  Apply online at


April 1st, 2024 – Application deadline
Royal Banks of Missouri -  Royal Banks is excited to announce that the 2024 Lubin-Green-Cohen-Kiem Scholarship for high school seniors is now open! This scholarship is intended for Seniors who will graduate this May 2024 and plan on attending higher education (college, university, trade school, etc.) this coming Fall.  They will be awarding 8 scholarships of $1,500 each throughout our regions!  Applicants are now able to complete the application and submit supporting documents via this link -  Interested students may access the link at –( 

April 1st, 2024 – Application deadline
Danny Kreher Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship fund was set up in memory of our father Danny Kreher,  Our dad always served others.  He served the Long Lake Department for over 50 years with 30 of those years as Fire Chief.  With the loss of this great man, we have decided to keep his memory alive by creating the Danny Kreher Memorial Scholarship Program.  This program is designed to award scholarships to students interested in an education as a First Responder (Firefighter, law enforcement, EMS) however, we also wish to award scholarships to anyone seeking higher education. The scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors enrolling in classes within 12 months of graduation. The check will be made payable to the student and their chosen college. The scholarship recipients will be announced at their Senior Recognition Ceremony in May.   All awards will be given to graduating students from Granite City High School.  Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office.  Please return completed application and essay to Mr. Fandrey in the Guidance Office! 

April 11th, 2024 – Application Deadline
Steelers Alumni Scholarship-In order to be eligible for this award, graduating seniors must be a descendent of someone that attended Granite City North High School.  Applications are available in the guidance office.  

April 11th, 2024 – Application Deadline
St. Elizabeth Health Foundation Scholarship - St. Elizabeth Health Foundation is dedicated to addressing health care needs in St. Clair County and Madison County, Illinois by sponsoring health care occupations scholarships to qualified students of that area. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. This scholarship program has been established to assist only students enrolled in a recognized health care occupation program at an accredited institution.  Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.  Applicants to the St. Elizabeth Health Foundation Scholarship Program must be residents of Madison County, Illinois or St. Clair County, Illinois, and are pursuing a degree at a college or university, or attend an educational institution that provides a program that is acceptable for full credit towards a bachelor’s or higher degree, or offers a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.  Annual scholarship awards may be granted up to $15,000.  Apply at

April 15th, 2024 – Application Deadline
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis- The Scholarship Foundation provides access to area students through interest-free, fee-free loans and grants. In 2017, The Scholarship Foundation provided nearly $3.0 million in interest-free loans and $1,033,952 in grants to 454 students. In 1920, The Scholarship Foundation made its first interest-free loan for $15; since then, 11,200 students have received more than $83.6 million in interest-free loans and grants. We are now accepting applications for 2023-2024 and interested students may apply at 

 April 19th, 2024 – Application Deadline
Carson Niepert Memorial Scholarship-   This scholarship fund was set up in memory of our son Carson Alexander Niepert in 2008.  Our family felt it was important to give back to the community that was so supportive in our difficult time.  Carson was with us only a short time however, we want his memory to continue on.  We feel it is important that the recipients of this scholarship have an appreciation for our community and will use this as a tool to pursue their college education.  There will be consideration to academic success and activities in school, but other criteria will be taken into account.  The scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors from Granite City High School.  The check will be made payable to the student.  The scholarship recipients will be announced at the Granite City High School’s Senior Recognition Ceremony in May. Applications are available in the guidance office!

April 27th, 2024 – Application Deadline
Granite City Scholarship Foundation-The Granite City Scholarship Foundation will be awarding several $2000 scholarships based on financial need and signs of ability to succeed in a chosen field. Applications are accepted through April 27, 2024 and are available at:

Babe Gantt Memorial Scholarship-This scholarship is awarded to one male golfer and one female golfer in the amount of $1000. It will be payable in the fall with proof of attendance & paid tuition at a two-year, four-year, or trade school. Students must have a minimum 3.6/5.0 GPA and show good attendance.  Selection will be made by the coaches!!  NO ACTION IS NEEDED!


SWIC Top 20% Scholarship- High school students must be ranked in the top 20% of their graduating class. Proof must be provided by submitting an official transcript. A Top 20% application must be submitted by the second week of the first semester of attendance following high school completion.

May 1st, 2024 – Application Deadline
Revity CU College Scholarship - All Revity CU members who are seniors in high school are eligible for the Revity CU Scholarship! Not a member? It's easy to apply online. 

  • A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to five winners in early May.
  • Applications are accepted through May 1, 2024.
  • Fill out and submit your application online.

Applications are accepted through May 1, 2024 and are available at:

May 1st, 2024 – Application Deadline

Jill Berni Memorial Scholarship -   Jill Berni was the School Food Service Director for the Maplewood-Richmond Height School District and most recently Dunklin R-V School District. In addition, Jill was an instructor for the network for St. Louis Community Colleges. Jill was passionate about school food service and thought every child deserved a healthy meal. It is with great honor the St. Louis Food & Nutrition Directors Association establishes this scholarship in Jill’s memory so her passion for food will continue to grow and flourish in the coming generations.  This scholarship is for any senior high student who will undertake undergraduate study at a vocational/technical institution, community college, college or university. The student must pursue an education in culinary arts, dietetics, food service management or hospitality.  The scholarship award could be up to $2500!  Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office.

May 21st, 2024 – Application Deadline
B. Davis Scholarship- This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors with an award value of $1,000 and requires applicants to write an essay of less than 1000 words. More information can be found at

May 31st, 2024 – Application Deadline
The Colwell Law Group-is pleased to announce the offering of The Single Parent Scholarship.  We have put together this wonderful scholarship for the 2023 school year and would like to share this with the students at your school. The Colwell Law Group understands the difficulty of obtaining a college degree as a single parent or a child of a single parent and we want to help fund that person’s education.

Here is some brief information about their scholarship opportunity:
- One time award of $1,000
- Must submit application no later than 05/31/2023
- Must be a single parent or child of a single parent to apply
- Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

To view the scholarship application and other pertinent scholarship information please go to the following page:

June 30th, 2024 – Application Deadline
Calvin and Juanita Ritchey Whitlock Education Scholarship
The Whitlock Education Foundation was established by Calvin Whitlock to provide educational scholarships to students furthering their education at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. The amount of money awarded will vary annually based upon available funds. Visit for application.  The deadline for submission of new and renewal applications is June 30th for the fall semester and December 31st for the spring semester.  Contact Anna Fessler at 618-498-6466 ext. 224 for additional information.

GCHS Students Earn Academic Honors from College Board

Granite City, Ill., March 15, 2024 – Granite City High School had 10 students earn Academic Honors from College Board, as announced on Friday. 

The National Recognition Programs are four programs that celebrate the strong academic performance of rural area, Black, Indigenous and Latino students. Because of the success of the National Recognition Programs, a fifth program will be added this fall: the National First-Generation Recognition Program.

The following students were recognized from GCHS: Trenton Clutts, Armando Hernandez, Elijah Kolb, Savannah Kujawa, Cleison Miranda-Gomez, Dave Patel, Noelle Richey, Emilee Saggio, Fred SanSoucie and Hector Villa.

College Board is honoring 72,000 students nationwide who met the academic criteria and belonged to an underrepresented student group in the 2022-23 academic year. This was the first year that students could apply for the award on BigFuture. It has resulted in a 16% increase in the number of students awarded compared to the previous year. 

Students must meet these criteria to qualify: 

  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. 
  • Earn PSAT/NMSQT® or PSAT™ 10 assessment scores that are within the top 10% of test takers in each state for each award program or earn a score of 3 or higher on 2 or more AP® Exams. 
  • Attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, or Indigenous or Native.

For more information about Granite City School District #9, visit

GCSD9 Hosts Home Schooled Children Special Meeting

Granite City, Ill., March 15, 2024 – If you are a parent of a home-schooled student who has been or may be identified with a disability, Granite City Community Unit School District #9 is holding a special meeting on Thursday, April 18 at 9 a.m., at the James J. Greenwald Administration Building at 3200 Maryville Road in Granite City.

The meeting will discuss provisions of Special Education services for the 2023-24 school year. Please contact Micki Watkins at 618-451-5800, Ext. 2419 for more information.

For more information about Granite City School District #9, visit