News & Information

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.


February 2017 Bond
We are in the early conceptual stages for a bond resolution that will run in February 2017 with the following initiatives:
(1)STEAM/CTE modernization at the Middle School;
(2)Security upgrades district-wide;
(3)Grandstand addition at the High School.

The improvements for the Middle School would include: Environmental Science classrooms; Family and Consumer Science and Life Skills classrooms, modernization, and additions; Engineering, Design and Manufacturing classroom modernization; Digital Media modernization; Technology classroom improvements. The High School grandstand addition would replace the current seating and include covered stadium seating, with team locker rooms and bathrooms, an entry/exit tunnel for the teams, and storage areas… plus, so much more!!! We are still looking at areas to improve in our security and will keep you posted on our proposals.  We invite you to provide your feedback through our Survey Monkey link and share your name and email to be a part of the electronic updates regarding the bond plans.

The entire bond initiative is a huge opportunity for the Granite Falls School District and our students. We encourage all of you to view the plans in depth and please give us your feedback!

Granite Falls School District Bond Proposal- You Tube Video
Looking for more information regarding the bond that will be on the ballot in February? Please take a look at our presentation: https://youtu.be/t1gnQ30Jlvs . The video highlights what the February, 2017 bond initiative entails as well as the related cost and impact to property taxes. More detailed information can be found in the power point presentation as well.

There will be information sent out this next month explaining in more detail the breakdown of changes and numbers. For further questions please contact the Business Operations department at: 360-283-4314 or the district office 360-691-7717.
Here is the download link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jv90gr7sjksx9ll/AABoIqpXu1iNXIPqkTkgK36fa?dl=0

School Board Study Session
The school board study session for Wednesday, January 11, 2017 has been cancelled.

Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations
The High School is now accepting nominations (pdf) for the Alumni Hall of Fame.  Awards will be presented at the High School basketball games on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The program was established in 1994 to honor past graduates that were active in school activities who are now positive role models.  Please send your nomination forms to Julie Lapham via district mail or email them to jwalker@gfalls.wednet.edu . Nomination forms are due Thursday, January 19, 2017. 

Voices of Youth
Please join Crossroads High School students on Thursday February 2 at 6:00pm as we celebrate the Voices of our Youth.  “Voices of Youth” is a program targeting parents and community members who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of the issues that teens face on a daily basis.
It is a great opportunity to listen, learn, ask questions, and interact with teens. Representatives from agencies providing youth resources throughout the county will be available following the youth panel.

When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 6:00p.m.
Where: Crossroads High School
205 N. Alder Ave., Granite Falls, WA 98252
Cost: Free

Bond Initiative Coffee Sessions
School Board Approves School Bond Initiative to go on the February 2017 Ballot. Join Superintendent Hall and School Board Members for Coffee Chat & Community Meetings.

Superintendent Linda Hall and School Board Directors Rick Short, Robert Butler, Carl Cary, Richard Panagos and Tom Eadie invite interested citizens to attend an open community chat. This is an opportunity to ask questions and receive more information regarding the bond initiative that will include school security enhancements, middle school STEAM/CTE modernization and a new high school grandstand.

Save these dates for coffee chats and community forums with Superintendent Hall, Business Operations Jeff Balentine and members of the teacher’s union coming up these next few months:
• January 10th from 8-10am for coffee session at Buzz Inn
• January 23rd from 3-5pm for coffee session at Buzz Inn
• January 25th from 5-7pm for Community Meeting at District Office
• February 3rd from 8-10am for coffee session at Buzz Inn

Location will continue to be at the Buzz Inn for the coffee sessions. Please contact the Superintendent’s Office for more information at 360-691-7717.

Community Survey
During conference week the district will issue our annual community survey. Please take a moment to complete the survey by going here. There will be stations set up throughout the schools during conference week as well. We desire to hear your opinion and get your feedback on how we are doing as a district so that we can improve our services and learning opportunities to the children of our community.

Inclement Weather Communication
When the decision is made to close or delay school, the information will be listed on the district website, facebook page, and FlashAlert. When you sign up w/ FlashAlert (by clicking on the link), you can choose to receive a text message notification. Local TV, radio and newspapers pulls information from FlashAlert. Parents will ALSO be notified of a closure/delay through the phone messaging system.

Mentor Program Looking for Mentors
We have several students that are on a waiting list.  Do you have an extra 30-45 minutes a week? Do you want to give back to your community? Become a mentor! The primary role of a mentor is to promote positive self-esteem and success in school.  A mentor is a role model that listens, encourages, and guides.  Contact Kayla Lehman at 360-283-4353 for more information. Join the Mentor Program! For an informational brochure, go here

 

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