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Sign up for Grand Vista - new district e-newsletter. The Grandview School District is getting ready to send its new e-newsletter - the Grand Vista - out to families, staff and community members. The newsletter will go out every other Wednesday. The newsletter is a chance to see all of the amazing things happening throughout the Grandview School District. It also features reminders of upcoming events. We want to make sure everyone in our community has the latest news. We're asking anyone who is interested in receiving the Grand Vista to sign up here. Signing up is an easy way to make sure you're on the list and in the know. Get signed up now to ensure the Grand Vista comes to your inbox every other Wednesday. The next edition comes out Aug. 31.
First day of school will be Aug. 25. The Grandview School District's official first day of school will be Thursday, Aug. 25. We're looking forward to starting the new year off right.
School supply lists are ready for the 2016-17 school year. It's already time to start thinking about fresh boxes of crayons, shiny pencil boxes and colorful three-ring binders. Click here to see school supply lists for every school in the district. To find a list for a specific school, please visit your school's website.
No uniforms at GMS this fall. This fall students at GMS will no longer have a uniform they are required to wear. Instead, the school will have a standard dress code like every other building in the district. The change comes after more than five meetings between parents and staff over the past year with neither side voicing strong positions on the benefits of continuing the policy. According to Principal James Heinle, staff pointed out too much time was being taken up working to uphold the uniform policy - time that would be better spent on instruction. "We understand there was a long process for implementing the dress code, however Grandview Middle School believes our students and parents are capable of making decisions to meet the building expectations," Heinle wrote in a letter to the school board. "We have the expection that our students will dress for success and we want them to begin making those decisions now that will help support them in their secondary years."
Stay connected and receive district news on your phone. It's now easier than ever to stay connected and learn the latest about what is happening in the Grandview School District. All you have to do is text the words Follow TheGSD200 to 40404. Doing this will connect you to the Grandview School District's Twitter account, meaning any time the district sends out a tweet you'll receive that tweet as a text message to your phone. You don't have to be a member of Twitter to take advantage of this feature. All you need is a cell phone capable of sending and receiving text messages. We hope you'll use this new and easy way to stay connected to your schools. And, if you think it gets too much just text the word STOP to 40404 and the texts will stop coming.
The Grandview School District is looking at one of its largest hiring classes in recent memory. Since January, including new hires and people changing positions, the district has posted and hired for 62 positions.
Henry Strom was looking for a new challenge when he applied for the job as the superintendent of Grandview schools. He had spent his entire career in education at the Mt. Adams School District. He knew the ins and outs. He was looking for a place he could stretch his wings and put to use some of the important lessons he had learned.
The Grandview School District has a new look and a new communication plan. For the past year the Grandview School District has been working with a strong group of people to make sure our community’s needs are being met. Last fall, the district brought in EdTactics, a company based out of Vancouver, to come in and talk to major stakeholders in the community about areas where the district could improve.
This summer nearly 40 students took part in the district's Kinder JumpStart program. During the three-week program they learn about lining up, taking turns and teachers go over some basic writing and math skills. Teachers also make sure the students get a jump start on STEM.
Summer programs aren’t always about catching up on credits or working to get a leg up on the coming year’s concepts. Sometimes they can just be about fun, or at least an opportunity to learn something new.
Nearly 40 Grandview High School juniors took a couple of days out of their busy summer schedules to think about not only school, but college. Through Grandview’s GEAR Up program, these students took part in a college essentials seminar.