6:30 PM School Board Meeting
Winter weather and Grandview schools. The Grandview School District would like to remind people that winter weather can often affect school schedules. If there is a need for a two-hour delay or a school cancellation due to weather families will receive a phone call from the district as early at 6 a.m. The district also works to quickly get information out to the media - television and radio stations - on any scheduling changes. For more information on the two-hour delay schedule or which television and radio stations the district contacts, please visit the Cancellations & Delays page on the district's website.
GHS Drama Club to present winter production. For more than six weeks Grandview High School's Drama Club has been rehearsing for the December premiere of their production of How the Other Half Dies. The play is a murder mystery, but it's also a bit of a comedy. "It is a murder mystery that is ridiculously silly," said Debi Foster, Drama Club advisor. The play centers around the character of Sybil Chasteen, played by Kristina Alcaraz. Foster said Chasteen is a woman who is trying hard to get into high society. One way she tries to get in good with the upper crust is by hosting an exclusive dinner party. Needless to say, things do not go smoothly. On the day of the party she finds a corpse in her car, which ends up sitting on her sofa in the middle of her living room. Foster said two goofy police officers can't seem to do anything about the corpse and there's a Jack-the-Ripper-style killer on the loose who seems to have Chasteen in his sights. The GHS Drama Club will present their production at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3, 4 and 5, at Arthur H. Smith Elementary School. Tickets for the show are $6 for adults and $3 for children.
English language proficiency assessment shows district met two of three targets. Federal law requires Washington state to set standards for the development of English language proficiency skills and academic progress for children learning English. Every year schools across the state test students who are learning English with the Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment, which measures English language proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The first target districts are required to meet looks for an annual increase in the percentage of students making process in learning English. The state's target is 68.1 percent, the Grandview School District shows an increase of 77.3 percent of students making progress during the 2014-2015 school year. Another target is the percent of students attaining English proficiency - the state's target is 8 percent and last year 10.6 percent of Grandview's students successfully transitioned from the English language development program. The final target measures the percentage of students learning English who reach academic standards in reading and math. For more information on the state's targets and to see the official letter that was sent out to parents click here.
The district is looking for substitute teachers. The Grandview School District is looking for substitute teachers for the 2015-16 school year. To qualify, a person must have an Associate's degree and be interested in being in the classroom. The district's pays $126 a day for substitutes. Click here to begin your FastTrack application. Once on FastTrack, click on Search Current Job Openings then select Substitute and click Apply for Selected Position to get started. The process, which goes through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, can take four to six weeks. So please get your application process started now. Once approved substitutes can state their preferences when it comes to working with particular grades and schools.
It wasn't hard to see that Leah Markus' fourth graders were excited as they got ready for their Thanksgiving feast. They were busy setting their tables - putting out plates, cups and napkins - making sure everything was perfect for their soon-to-be arriving guests.
What's on the lunch menu is a daily topic of conversation in homes throughout the district. Every morning kids want to know what's for lunch.
The Grandview School District recently took time to honor our employees for their years of service and dedication to their various positions. Every year the district hosts a reception to honor employees who have been in district for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and more than 30 years.
When you’re running a volunteer program for fourth and fifth graders that requires them to give up their lunch recess and more than 100 students sign up, you must be doing something right.