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About the Counselor - Michelle Gates

About the Counselor - Michelle Gates I am from Pittsfield.  I graduated from Illinois State University with an Elementary Education degree with a concentration in mathematics. I have taught elementary, middle, and high . . . read more

Housing Insecurity and Schooling Options through McKinney-Vento Act

In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act, updated March 9th, 2023

Are you experiencing housing insecurity or are currently homeless? If your family is in a temporary or inadequate living situation due to loss of housing, your child might be eligible for certain educational rights and . . . read more

Please welcome our newest staff member, Norwich!

Norwich is an 18 mo old black English Labrador. He was selected as a puppy based on his temperament and has been trained and tested extensively for the past 16 months. Norwich has been trained by inmates in Leavenworth, Ft. Leavenworth, and an occupational therapist in Colorado before being ready to be an assistance dog. He knows approximately 50 commands.

English Labs are an older line that produce better service dogs due to the fact they were bred to be water retrieving dogs and are very good at waiting until being told to do something. You will notice with Norwich, he has a blockier head, broader chest, and a flatter otter-style tail.

Norwich is super excited to be at Griggsville Perry with his handler Ms. Gates as they split the week between the middle school and the elementary school. This is a whole new setting for him and he is adjusting well.

Norwich - 18 month old English Labrador

Ms. Gates and Norwich

Norwich with his handler, Ms. Gates

Elementary202 North StanfordGriggsville, IL  62340

p. 217.833.2352

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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