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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
will keep you posted on updates and accessibility on this
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,
How to Reach Us During the Summer
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
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.
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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.
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Boys & Girls Club Now Offering Before
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
email@example.com or Carl Cary at 801.694.6605 with
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
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
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)
English language arts
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:
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
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.
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2014/2015 District Calendar NOW POSTED
Note: events listed are
established months in advance, so
changes WILL occur throughout the year.
Important School Dates:
1st Day, Grades 1-6, 9
1st Day, Grades 7,8,10-12
First Day Kindergarten,
First Day ECEAP
December 22-January 2
February 13-16 (2015)
April 6-10 (2015)
Health/Safety Fair, 4-8pm
National Night Out
MS Open House, 4pm
Parent Orientation, 6pm
MWE Parent Mtg, 3:15pm
MS Parent Mtg, 6pm
MCE Parent Mtg, 6:30pm
MCE Parent Mtg, 6:30pm
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,
205 North Alder Ave
Executive Session @ 5pm
Public Session @ 5:30pm
Executive Session estimated time @ 7:30pm
205 North Alder Ave
205 North Alder Ave
Tiger Sports is now
available to watch LIVE via the Internet
Athletic Schedules are posted on Cascade
Schedules are subject to change throughout the season.
for team schedules. You can even sign up to
get SMS and email alerts of changes! Contact:
Doug Plucker (Athletic Director)