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     New District Website Coming SOON!
Our district will launch a new and improved district website this August!  We will still use the current website during the summer and for a short period thereafter to help with the transition.  We will keep you posted on updates and accessibility on this page!

Back-to-School Preparation List
Getting ready for school can be a lot of fun as long as everything doesn’t happen at the last minute! Beat back to school stress by spreading out everything that needs to get done over these next few weeks of summer so that by the time school starts, you and your kids can relax and step confidently into the new school year! For a helpful list of ways to prepare for the upcoming year, GO HERE.

How to Reach Us During the Summer

The District Administration Office is located at 205 N. Alder Ave Granite Falls, WA and is open 7am-3:30pm, Monday-Thursday until August 15th and will resume normal hours thereafter. The District phone number is 360-691.7717. Special Services is available at 360.283.4311. Business Office is available at 360.283.4314. Superintendent/ Communications Office is available at 360.283.4305.  Transportation Services is available at 425.335.1508. Food Service, Technology, Operations & Maintenance can all be reached 360.691.7717. The schools will be closed during the summer months and re-open the week of August 18th. Thanks for visiting us!

Three FBLA Students Return from National Conference in Nashville

Although Granite Falls did not receive national recognition at the FBLA awards ceremony on July 2, Jeremy Miller (sophomore) was a strong contender for the category of Help Desk and Alaina Vanderhoff (senior) and Tyler Arp (sophomore) remained very competitive individually in their category of Accounting. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students occupied themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics. Mt. loop exPress covered the story-->

High School Shop Teacher, Michael Werner, was named "Innovative Teacher of the Year"
The Center of Excellence in Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing honored Mr. Werner
at the Future of Flight Aviation Center on June 20, 2014. Werner has promoted co-ed involvement in the field and has helped increase female participation significantly through the competitive ‘eco car program’ that competes at Shell Eco- Marathon Americas.  Werner established the first all-girls eco car team called, “ShopGirls.” Superintendent Hall said of Michael Werner, “He is a role model for the nation.  He has built the eco program from the ground up and now his teams compete against colleges and universities.”  Congratulations Michael Werner! Read More HERE. The Herald covered the story-->

Boys & Girls Club Now Offering Before School Program
The Granite Falls Boys & Girls Club is offering an affordable before school program this fall, serving Mountain Way Elementary, Monte Cristo Elementary and the Middle School. The B&GC is taking registrations for the 2014-2015 AM now. Please contact the club at 360.386.1583 or stop by today to learn more. Drop-in hours are from 6AM to 6PM Monday through Friday during the summer. To register you must first fill out this 2014-2015 AM Program Registration Form. Scholarships available for those who qualify.

Summer Lunch Program in Full-Swing
The Community Coalition is the proud host of the Summer Lunch Program! Having started out serving 29 kids on the first day, they are now serving over 100 some days.  If you would like to help the program, you may do so by making a monetary donation or volunteering your time and helping serve and prepare food for kids. Please contact Heidi Hutchins at 206.427.9451
hchutchins@comcast.net or Carl Cary at 801.694.6605 with questions.

LUNCH MENU
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July/August Menu

Health & Safety Fair on August 5!
Hosted by the Pilchuck Foundation, the Health and Safety Fair will be held at the vacant spot next to IGA from 4pm-8pm on Tuesday, August 5th.  This is an opportunity for kids and adults to get FREE health and dental screenings.  The Granite Falls Fire Department will be there to meet and greet families!  There will be several other activities going on, FREE Food, and giveaways! You don’t want to miss this!
For an informational flyer go here.

FREE Full-Day Kindergarten Beginning Sept. 2014!

The Granite Falls School District is now offering all day Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year at no fee. During the summer months, you may drop by the District Office (205 North Alder Ave.) from 7:00am-3:30pm / Monday –Thursday, to get a registration packet for your child. Children must be five years old on or before August 31, 2014 and have a current immunization record and birth certificate. REGISTRATION AVAILABLE THROUGH AUGUST 28. To determine which elementary school your child will attend, visit the boundary maps page.

Student Support Advocate (SSA) Summer Help Line
The SSAs are available for  you during summer break!  All families go through periods of stress and/or a crisis in life.  When these things happen, it is often hard to know who to go to for help.  The Student Support Advocates are offered  to provide support for students and their families in a variety of ways. Please contact Jackie Woolman-Morgan or Donna Noble if you need assistance by calling 360.283.4485 and leave a message.  Jackie or Donna will return your call.

What Are the Common Core State Standards?
In 2011, Washington formally adopted the Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and mathematics. The new Smarter Balanced Assessments (formerly known as WASL, HSPE) for these standards will begin in the spring of 2015. For information about the Common Core State Standards, resources for teachers, and links to these standards, please visit our Web site at: http://www.k12.wa.us/CoreStandards/default.aspx.  In the United States, standards for students varied from state to state, so some states had tougher standards than others. For example, an “A” student in Washington may fall behind a “C” student in Colorado (or vice versa). Common Core changes that by providing consistent learning expectations for all students no matter where they live, and creating clear goals for what students should know and be able to do at every grade level. Schools and teachers in Washington are using the Common Core now because our state needs to do a better job at preparing students to be college and career ready.   Read More Here-->

 

2014/2015 District Calendar NOW POSTED
Note: events listed are established months in advance, so changes WILL occur throughout the year.

 

Upcoming Events 

Important School Dates:
September 3
1st Day, Grades 1-6, 9 September 4
1st Day, Grades 7,8,10-12 September 8
First Day Kindergarten, Crossroads
September 15
First Day ECEAP
November 27-28
Thanksgiving
December 22-January 2 (2015)
 
Winter Break
February 13-16 (2015)
Mid-Winter Break
April 6-10 (2015)
Spring Break

 

SCHOOL/COMMUNITY

August 5
Health/Safety Fair, 4-8pm
Flyer

National Night Out
 

September 2
MS Open House, 4pm

MCE/MWE Kindergarten
Parent Orientation, 6pm

 September 4
MCE/MWE Kindergarten
Visitation
9am-11am
12:30-2:30pm

September 9
MWE Parent Mtg, 3:15pm

MS Parent Mtg, 6pm

September 10
MCE Parent Mtg, 6:30pm

September 15
MCE Parent Mtg, 6:30pm

 

 

BOARD
All regular board meetings
are held the 1st and 3rd
Wednesday of the month
(except July/August the board meets 3rd Wednesday only)

For a copy of all the
agendas and minutes, go here

July 16
2014-2015
Budget Hearing
@5:30pm

Board Meeting
 @ 6PM
 205 North Alder Ave

July 30
Study Session;
Executive Session @ 5pm
Public Session @ 6pm
Executive Session @ 7:30pm

 205 North Alder Ave

August 20
Board Meeting
 @ 6PM
 205 North Alder Ave

 

SPORTS
Tiger Sports is now available to watch LIVE via the Internet at www.tigersports.tv

HS Athletic Schedules are posted on Cascade Athletics website
Schedules are subject to change throughout the season.

Visit cascadeathletics for team schedules. You can even sign up to get SMS and email alerts of changes!  Contact: Doug Plucker (Athletic Director) with questions.

 

 


 

 

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