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Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged.

- Abraham Lincoln

Building Citizenship, Scholarship, and Character

The Social Studies Department challenges students to be open-minded global citizens, equipped to be critical consumers and producers of information, so that they may break down barriers and positively influence an ever-changing world.

Jason R. Janczak
Social Studies Department Chair
847-986-3300 x5585

Social Studies Links

  • Social Studies Course Guide
  •  Honors World History online book access
  •  US History online book access

Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions


Social Studies Department Staff

Francesca Bevente

Social Studies

Georgia Brown

Social Studies

Dustin Chierico

Social Studies

Jennifer Clesen

Social Studies/ Literacy Interventionist

Amber Gibbard

Social Studies

Jason Janczak

Social Studies Department Chair

Heather O'Connor

Social Studies

Jim Plaza

Social Studies

Glen Roeck

Social Studies

Danilo Sutic

Social Studies

Danielle Wankmuller

Social Studies

Haley Wickstrom

Social Studies

Mary Beth Zerwic

Social Studies

Connect with Grayslake Central

Grayslake Central
400 North Lake Street
Grayslake, IL 60030

(847) 986-3300

Upcoming Events

BOE Meeting

May 19, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


May 26, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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