West Frankfort to Take Day to Remember Gretchen Marks

West Frankfort – West Frankfort community schools are canceling class on Thursday to give students and faculty a chance to honor the memory of 5th grade teacher Gretchen Marks, who passed away on Friday. In a press release, District Superintendent Matt Donkin said “The district and the family appreciates the outpouring of support for the Marks family, our students, and our staff after this loss.  Our students in 5th Grade will miss their teacher, as will all who worked with her.  We hope to carry on by remembering and honoring her giving and caring spirit as well as her unique gifts as we continue to work with our students.”