The mission of the Granite Falls School District is to inspire and facilitate a passion for life-long learning and the pursuit of excellence in every student, every day.
Coming Together for the Children – We are all here for the children, aren’t we? It’s time to celebrate it!
On Friday, May 20th (from 6pm – 8pm) the Granite Falls School District will be hosting the first “Coming Together for the Children” event, celebrating the reconfiguration of MWE and MCE – the district’s primary and intermediate elementary schools. The event will be held at Granite Falls High School, and is an evening filled with food, fun, games, and educational resources about the elementary reconfiguration and the 2016-2017 school year. We hope to see you there!
Success in Education – The Granite Falls School District has announced its fourth quarter ‘Success in Education’ award winners!
Congratulations to Student Winners! The recipients from Granite Falls High School are Mandalynn Scheffler, Brittany Mayer, Wyatt Long, and Shawn Fuller. The Middle School has nominated Kiana Marchman-Ronne, Taylor McCaughan-Schireman, and Carissa Cole as their ‘Success in Education’ recipients. The students recognized from Monte Cristo Elementary are Dylan Klepper and Alanon Brown. Mountain Way Elementary will be recognizing Tayler Soto and Albert Cubias. The award represents students that show an understanding of the importance of education and provide a committed and excellent service to other students, staff members, or the community. Candidates were nominated by staff and selected by the School Administrative team.
In addition to students, two staff members will also be recognized for their commitment, dedication, and service to the Granite Falls School District. The Staff Success in Education winners are Nancie Wilder and Trevor Williams.
The Granite Falls School District Board of Directors will recognize the winners at the May 18th board meeting. Our District Vision is to see that our students are passionate in pursuit of their goals and aspirations. To that end, they are critical and inspired thinkers, adaptable, collaborative and committed to making a difference in their communities and to the betterment of society. Our District Mission is to inspire and facilitate a passion for life-long learning and the pursuit of excellence in every student, every day. We enjoy celebrating student and staff successes and civic progress. We are very proud of our students and staff!
Director Position Available – The Granite Falls School District Board of Directors is accepting applications for Board Director District #3. To fill the District #3 term, applicants must (1)live within District #3, (2)be a registered voter and (3)be able to meet time commitments established by the board. To determine whether or not you live in District #3, please see the map of the area or call the Snohomish County Elections Office at 425-388-3444. Interested and qualified candidates must submit a letter of interest and qualifications by Wednesday, May 25, 2016 to the Secretary of the Board:
Linda Hall, Superintendent
205 N. Alder Ave.
Granite Falls WA 98252
GFHS EcoTeams and FBLA Success This past week, two outstanding clubs from Granite Falls High School traveled to compete in annual competitions. The GFHS EcoTeams traveled to Detroit, MI to participate in the Shell Ecomarathon. The UrbanAutos took second in the diesel urbanconcept category, with an impressive 524 miles per gallon (mpg) – just one mpg less than the first place winner. The ShopGirls, one of just a few all girls teams to participate in the event, placed first in their category – achieving 1115 mpg with their diesel prototype car.
In FBLA news, 28 competitors traveled to Spokane, WA to compete in the 2015 Washington State Business Leadership Conference. This conference is the second in a three phase competition, starting with a regional conference, and followed by a national conference taking place in Atlanta, GA. Students who place in the top four positions in the events are eligible to move on to the next level. The students from our school who received such distinction are listed below. This is the first time in GFHS history that SIX students have been eligible to compete at the national level.
Tyler Arp – 1st Place in Personal Finance, 1st Place in Banking and Financial Systems (a team event), and 2nd Place in Accounting II
Laura Gilbertson – 3rd Place in Business Calculations
Jeremy Miller – 1st Place in Banking and Financial Systems (a team event)
Kenna Todd – 2nd Place in Computer Applications
Alex Turner – 1st Place in Banking and Financial Systems (a team event) and 3rd Place in Securities and Investments
Maia Whitley – 3rd Place in Computer Applications and 5th Place in Word Processing