State Journalism competition in Charleston at Eastern Illinois University

Results from Dekalb IHSA Sectional & advancing to State

Julian Butts – 1st in Advertising

Ben Behlke – 3rd in Broadcast News

Luc Pham – 2nd in Editorial Writing

Lisi Ludwig – 2nd in Informational Graphics

Adam Swisher – 3rd in Newspaper Design

Megan Frank – 1st in Sports Writing

Emma Eaton – 2nd in Yearbook Copy Writing

Julia Lieb – 2nd in Yearbook Layout Double-Page

Franklin Street Closure – April 17 – May 12, 2017

The City of Galena has notified the School District that the Franklin St./Bench St. intersection will be totally closed to all but pedestrian traffic from April 17—May 12, 2017.

The Transportation Department of Galena Unit School District #120 will make the following adjustments to the affected bus routes starting Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Green AM: The first pickup will be at the corner of Hill St. and Bench St. in front of the Fire Station; the rest of the AM route will be unaffected.

Brown AM: Students who normally get on at the Courthouse will now be picked up 5 minutes earlier at 249 Main Street (The Gold Room).

The pickups on Commerce will be at approximately the same time.
The pickups on Franklin St. and within Indian Ridge subdivision may run about 2 minutes behind normal pickup time.
Brown PM: The only change will be that the first Bench St. drop will be at Hill St. and Bench St. in front of the Fire Station, possibly 2 minutes later than normal.
Red PM: The only change will be the students who get off now at the Franklin St./Bench St. intersection will get off at the corner of Main and Franklin across from the Gold Room; this may be 2 minutes later than normal.


Congratulations to the GHS Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering (WYSE) Team on qualifying for the Sectional tournament last week.  Two members took 3rd place at the Sectionals:
Adam Swisher – 3rd place in Biology
Julian Butts – 3rd place in Engineering Graphics
The top two individuals advance on to the state competition along with any individuals scoring high enough in their respective category.  Advancing on to the state contest in the English competition will be Lillie Anderson & Samantha DuHack.  They will compete on April 18th at the University of Illinois in Champaign.  Good luck girls!

Girls Basketball…Regional Champs

Girls BB 2017

It’s a GREAT day to be a PIRATE!

Congratulations to the Girls’ Basketball team for winning their 2nd straight IHSA Sectional Championship!
Congratulations to the GHS Girls’ Basketball team on a VERY successful season!  The girls season unfortunately ended last night in the IHSA Super Sectional.  On behalf of everyone in Pirate Nation, thank you for all of your hard work this season!

WYSE Regional at Highland Community College

On Thursday, Feb. 2nd 7 juniors and 7 seniors participated in the WYSE Regional at Highland Community College. We had several students place, which advances the individual to Sectionals.
Elisabeth Ludwig – 3rd in Biology
Adam Swisher – 1st in Biology
Stephanie Hyde – 2nd in Math & 3rd in Physics
Emma Eaton – 2nd in English
Julian Butts – 2nd in Engineering Graphics
With the team placing 3rd overall. This advances the entire team to Sectionals on March 2nd, at NIU.
WYSE Regionals