Granite's Got Talent! is
Falls Education Foundation and Granite Falls School District is hosting
annual “Granite’s Got Talent” Show.
Auditions were held end of February and "the new contenders
will be fun to watch," said Superintendent Hall. The show will be held March 8th at the High School PAC,
6pm! The community is welcome to attend this
highly-anticipated night of entertainment! $8 for Adults, $5 for
Students and FREE for children 4 yrs. and under. The
concession stands will be open and souvenirs will be
available! You don't want to miss this event!
MORE INFO HERE
Readers Advance to Semi-Finals Competition
In December, our participating elementary schools formed
teams within their third grade classes of readers. Six books
were selected by Sno-Isle librarians. Each "Reading Team"
had to read as many of the books as they could and then each
team participated in a challenge on March 3rd that
involved Q & A, as well as, T & F questions. The winning
team answering the most questions correct moves on to the
Semi-Finals between other school districts on March
17th... Congratulations to both winning teams: Mrs. Bennison's
team and Mrs. Rossnagle team!
More info about the semi-finals
High School Wrestlers Place at State
The wrestlers did well at the
"Matt Classic" state tournament in Tacoma on February
21st/22nd. The team had several participants at
Regionals and had three placers at the state tournament:
-Senior Danielle Crawford placed 5th in state at
-Junior Logan Corbin placed 8th in state at
-Senior Tysen Campbell placed 8th in state at 145
Congrats to the team and
the wrestling coach, Tony Helgeson!
Anti-Bullying Campaign Continues at Middle School;
Random Act of Kindness Goes a
At the start of the school year, the middle school narrowed
their focus on changing the culture and overall atmosphere
in the building. They use WEB (where everyone belongs) using
Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
methods, and some very positive changes are happening!
Among the many students
articulating positive culture throughout the schools, Lauren
Cruger has stood out for her exceptional contributions.
accomplishment was a task that no one dreamt she would
Read more here
Girls Club Spring Sports
Granite Falls Boys and Girls Club is still accepting
registration for the 2014 Spring Volleyball or Flag Football
teams. Complete a
registration form and membership form and return to 307
N. Alder Ave or call 360.368.1583 Mon -Fri, from 12pm - 6pm
Thank You Voters!
Both Replacement Levies passed:
-Programs and Operations Levy passed
-Technology and School Improvements Levy passed
A big thanks to our community and for the ongoing
support! Thank you voters!
Final election results were posted today.
Or visit the Snohomish County Elections website for the
FREE Full-Day Kindergarten Beginning
The Granite Falls School District is now offering all
day Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year at no fee.
Join the elementary schools as they host "Kindergarten
Round-Up" on March 26th/27th to register and receive more
details. For an informational flyer click
FBLA Regional Winners Continue to
On February 8th, twenty students attended the
Future Business Leaders of America Northwest Regional
Competitions. Students took tests, participated in
various public speaking events, networked with students from
nine other schools. These students are now eligible to
continue on to the state level competitions in Seattle on
April 16 – 19. Good Luck students!
The school board approved a five-year strategic plan at
its December 4, 2013 Board meeting. The planned goals focus
on Quality Learning, Positive Image and College-and Career
Ready. The foundation of our District Beliefs are: powerful
teaching and learning; District and Board communication with
community and staff; financial stewardship & assuring
optimal use of district resources; District climate that
emphasizes a positive school culture. The District's
full Strategic Plan is
Digital Safety Training
The OSPI sponsored a special training for the
community on February 11th regarding digital social
aggression and how to manage upgraded technology.
Items from the training are below:
Networking Safety Links
Guide to Personal Publishing
Parents Should Ask
for Teen Responses
Open Enrollment for Washington State
Enrollment is available through March 21, 2014
for coverage in 2014. For coverage starting in 2015,
the proposed enrollment period is November 15, 2014- January
2015. It’s called
and it gives individuals and families the confidence to
choose the plan that best fits their needs and their budget.
More people than ever before are now eligible for low-cost
or free health insurance.
Student Support Advocates Available
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 at all secondary schools to
provide support for students and their families in a variety
of ways. Contact Jackie Woolman-Morgan or Donna Noble if you
firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 360.691.7717.
Success in Education Winners!
The Granite Falls School District announced its
2nd quarter Success in Education award winners. High School
winners, Winter Wirkkala and Riley Hansen; Middle School
winners (6th grade) Aurorah Fischer, (7th
grade) Maddie Veatch and (8th grade) Jaden Yaretz;
Monte Cristo Elementary winner, Orion Green and Mountain Way
Elementary winner, Kimberly Butler. These awards will be
presented at the January 15th board meeting. The award
represents students that show an
understanding of the importance of education and provide
service to other students, staff, or the community.
Awarded 'School of Distinction' for the second year
in a row!
Granite Falls High School has been named a
2013 School of Distinction
from the Center for Education Effectiveness (CEE) and Phi
Delta Kappa again. Only the top five percent of all schools
in Washington State earn the award based on outstanding
improvement in student achievement. To read more click
We are proud to partner with
and Girls Club
Granite Falls Community Learning Center.
“I am very excited about having a location for the kids and
we will continue to work for grant funding in support of
extended opportunities,” said Superintendent Linda Hall.
Boys and Girls Club
Registration Form Registration Form
Child's Life... Become a Mentor!
have an extra 30 minutes a week? Do you want to give back to
your community? Become a mentor! Mentoring is a valuable
tool for helping youth live up to their potential and
discover the best in themselves. The Granite Falls Mentoring
Program serves approximately 35 students in grades 4-12.
Students meet with an adult from the community once a week.
Contact Kayla Lehman for more info 360.283.4353 or
There are many
community service opportunities available, many of which are
local. The most up-to-date list is posted at the high school commons, or
you can download a list
HERE. Please contact your school secretary or Jan
Macomber at the HS with any questions, 360.691.7713.