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Gard Elementary School

Welcome to Gard Elementary School 


Beardstown CUSD # 15  Mission Statement:  Provide a challenging and responsive, educational environment in a changing community that creates caring, socially responsible, and exemplary students.

400 E. 15th Beardstown, IL 62618

Phone:  217-323-1364

Fax:  217-323-4307


Dear Gard Elementary Families,
We would like to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! Some amazing changes have occurred over the summer with our building project. Many rooms have been remodeled along with a face lift to our library and the new PK wing has started to emerge. There are still a lot of changes that will continue throughout the year and next summer, so please show patience and understanding as we wade through this process. The building will look amazing when it is finally completed and ready to move into during the 2023-2024 school year.

We are thrilled to be back and are privileged to work with such an outstanding staff to make it a great year for our students. Ms. Denise Wittler and I are excited to work closely with you to ensure the success and well being of all of our students.

We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our district website for important updates and information regarding the school calendar, special events, and our building transformation.

We value our partnership with families as we navigate these challenging times together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Stay safe!

Mrs. Lori Young, Principal
Ms. Denise Wittler, Assistant Principal