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Congratulations to the Grandview Chamber of Commerce Students and School Employees of the Year. Every year the Grandview Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations for a student and school employee of the year from each of the schools in the district. This year's honorees were presented their awards during the annual Grandview Chamber of Commerce Community Awards banquet held on April 21. Congratulations to this year's honorees:
IMPORTANT calendar changes. Due to the school closures due to winter weather, the district is looking at ways to make up days. A decision has been made by the district, as well as its teachers and staff, to make Friday, May 12, a regular school day with no early release. The day was originally slated as a teacher inservice day, but will now be a regular school day. Adding this day as a regular school day means the last day of school will now be Thursday, June 15. The last day of school will be an early release day.
Community members invited to celebrate education with our students - A Day with Our Students set for April 28. The Grandview School District is inviting community members in for a behind-the-scenes look at what’s happening in our classrooms. From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, a group of community members will be touring schools, visiting classrooms, talking to students and teachers and seeing first-hand the wonderful things happening in our classrooms. The event – A Day with our Students to Celebrate Education – will include classroom visits at Grandview High School, Grandview Middle School and Arthur H. Smith Elementary School. The group will start their day with a social from 8 to 8:30 a.m. at the District Learning Center, 313 Division St., then they will tour the district, traveling from school-to-school via big, yellow school bus. The event will end with lunch at GMS and a performance by the GMS music department. Anyone interested in attending is invited to contact Jean Grubenhoff at 882-8515.
Senior presentation volunteers needed. Your help is needed! On May 15, 16 and 17 Grandview High School’s seniors will be required to complete an Exit Interview with a panel of three or four adults. We are in need volunteers, even if it is for only for one of the nights mentioned. The presentations start at 3:30 p.m.and are scheduled to be completed by 6 p.m. or earlier. If you would like to help with this project, or have any questions, please contact Steve Long via email or call him at 882.8774. You can also volunteer by clicking here.
GHS spring musical happening April 21, 22, 28 & 29. The Grandview High School Drama Club will stage it's spring musical - Hollywood Hillbillies - on Friday and Saturday, April 21 & 22 and April 28 & 29. The play will take place at 7 p.m. at Grandview Middle School. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. Be sure to come out and support our students. We'll see you there!
A reminder to always be cautious online. We want to remind all of our families, community members and staff to be wary of suspicious-looking email messages. Remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We just want everyone in our GSD200 family to be careful when dealing with spam or phishing emails. Click here for more information on what to look out for and to learn what types of precautions can be taken.
Do you & your students want to know what's for lunch? Keep up-to-date with mobile app. Remember, finding out what's for lunch or breakfast throughout the district is as easy as checking your phone. This year the school district has started using Health-e-Living to create and broadcast our menus and a part of that is the My School Menus app. The app is available in the Apple App Store or the Google Play store under My School Menus. The app makes it a snap to find out what's cooking.
Stay connected, follow the district on social media 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 need a Twitter account to take advantage of this feature. All you need is a cell phone capable of sending and receiving text messages. Also be sure to follow the school district on Facebook at @gsd200, and on Twitter and Instagram @thegsd200. The district also has a Spanish-langauge Twitter account @GSD200enespanol.
When first grade teacher Yesenia Mendez asks her students a question, there is only answer she won’t accept - a one-word answer. “We’ll do a quick check,” Mendez said. “I’ll stop them and ask them to use a complete sentence.”
Being brave enough to submit your writing for judging is something that takes a lot of guts, and having to write in Spanish just adds to the challenge. Recently one Grandview High School student - Jaqueline Murillo did just that.