The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsors a grade school math contest for grades 3-8. Participating schools are sent three sets of contests to be taken in December, February, and April. Each set of contests consists of an eight-question (20 minute) individual test and a twenty-question (25 minute), five-person team test. A school's score is based on the top ten individual scores and the top two team scores. The results are mailed to ICTM, who compiles the scores and posts them on its website. GJHS has competed in this competition since the 2007-08 school year. Mrs. Corbus (8th), Mrs. McGuire (7th), and Mrs. Bauer (6th) are the GJHS Math Team sponsors. Pictured below are the 6th Grade, 7th Grade, and 8th Grade Math Teams for the 2016-17 school year.
Th 8th grade winners from the December math team competition include individuals Morgan Wilderman and Lily Warchol (7 of 8 correct); Kamron Gaffner, Eowyn Dorethy, Will Sussenbach and Kortney Unterbrink (6 of 8 correct); and Wes Sussenbach, Abby Wall, Gabe Lager, Karson Cook, Sophie Warchol, and Emma Nord (5 of 8 correct). The top two teams were Emma Nord, Will Sussenbach, Wes Sussenbach, and Gabe Wilson (16 of 20 correct), and Lily Warchol, Sophie Warchol, Elena Valentin, Abby Wall, and Morgan Wilderman (12 of 20 correct).
The 7th grade winners from the February math team competition include individuals Sophie Borwick and Courtney Evans in first place and Mia Emken, Mason Vonder Haar, and Brevan Summers in second place. The top teams were Sophie Borwick, Mia Emken, Emma Siefken, and Katie Pepper in first place, and Courtney Eans, Alyssa Schaub, Karlie Jerrell, Friedrich Peters, and Liz Campbell in second place. The 7th grade winners from the December math team competition include individuals Courtney Evans, Jordan Pierce, Ethan Mergner, and Jack Schaufelberger (6 of 8 correct); and Alison Tabor, Sophie Borwick, Katie Peppler, and Allie Stewart (5 of 8 correct). The top teams were Sophie Borwick, Kennedy Hoffman, Jack Schaufelberger, Emma Siefken, and Mason Vonder Haar (10 of 20 correct); Mason Barnes, Elizabeth Campbell, Karlie Jerrell, Isaac Turner and Cody Weiss (7 of 20 correct); and Gabe Dickenson, Courtney Evans, Friedrich Peters, Jordan Pierce, and Alyssa Schaub (7 of 20 correct).
The 6th grade winners from the February math team competition include individuals Ellyn Miller in first place (8 of 8 correct) and Kaydence Cook in second place (7 of 8 correct). The top team was Ryan Jackson, Kaydence Cook, Ainsley Olson, Carter Snow, and Devante Griego with 11 out of 20 correct.