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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.


Thank You Granite Falls Community

The Granite Falls School District would like to give a big THANK YOU to voters!
The YES vote on the recent bond issue benefits our students and staff, as well as the entire community. The vote of confidence and support you have given us is truly appreciated. We will continue to work hard to keep your trust, improve student learning, and provide safe, secure facilities for our children.  We will be keeping you informed as progress is made on the renovations of the Granite Falls Middle School, district wide security and safety improvements and the construction of a covered grandstand to complete the stadium at the Granite Falls High School.
A special thank you goes to the Citizen’s Committee and the Committee Chair, Carl Cary, whom devoted hours and hours of time to ensure the successful election; and to Mike Trask, Brent Kirk, VonJentzen Productions, Steve Howell, Jeff Balentine, Carol Panagos, Richard Panagos, Melanie Freeman, Deon Freeman, Premier Realty, Kathy Silveira, Julie Dickson and the countless number of employees, parents and community members who volunteered time and resources to support the election. And of course, to each and every voter – we cannot thank you enough.

It’s because of all of you that we will build a future that is Granite Strong!

Linda Hall
Superintendent, Granite Falls School District

Granite Falls School District Requests for Qualifications/Proposal (RFQ/RFP)
Architectural and Engineering Services
Granite Falls School District Bond Project

The Granite Falls School District recently passed a $13.725K bond measure and is seeking qualified Architectural and Engineering (A/E) services in order to complete district-wide security and safety improvements; renovate Granite Falls Middle School to provide flexible, integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) classrooms; and construct a covered grandstand to complete the stadium at Granite Falls High School. A/E professional services are required to perform activities within the scope of the general definition of professional practice in the RCW chapters 18.08 (Architects), 18.43 (Engineers and Land Surveyors), or 18.96 (Landscape Architects). Go to Table E of RCW 39.80.020(5) for the scopes of practice for these professions.

Specific proposal requirements, qualifications, evaluations, and contract negotiations can be found here. For further questions or assistance, please contact the Granite Falls School District business office at 360.691.7717.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL SCHEDULE REMINDERS:
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL WILL BE TUESDAY, JUNE 20.
-Friday, May 5: 1-hour early release
-Friday, May 12: 1-hour early release
-Friday, May 19: 1-hour early release
-Friday, May 26: 1-hour early release
-Monday, May 29: No School, Memorial Day

2017 Graduation Ceremonies
-CRHS: Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Crossroads Gymnasium 205 N. Alder Ave.
-GFHS: Friday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Granite Falls High School Gymnasium 1401-100th St. NE

Crossroads High School Will Be Holding Their First Prom
On May 19, 2017 from 6pm-10pm, Crossroads High School will hold their first prom in the school’s history. The Granite Falls community and surrounding communities have been amazing in supporting the effort to assist in donating, fundraising and helping assist in the many areas to make this event happen. Students and parents alike have helped raise the support to make sure the prom happens. There has been a total of $2,445 donated, $2,240.97 raised through 4 fundraisers, and $4,671.77 donated by someone who matched the funds. There are a total of 193 students attending the prom. Of those 193 students attending, 150 (of 190 total students) are Crossroads students, 10 attend the Open Doors program, 31 guests, 22 chaperones and 10 plus teachers. Donations have been coming in from all over the place. From monetary donations, to clothing and haircuts. 80 plus students will be clothed by donated dresses and suits. There are 15 students, so far, who received free haircuts and Granite Falls Floral has offered to provide flowers for the occasion.

Preparation for prom will happen prior to the main event where many students will be getting haircuts, getting hair and make-up ready, and dressing in a makeshift shopping/dressing room that has been set up at the school. Several students have been provided with transportation to and from prom.

With all the community support and help, everything for prom ends up being free to the students of Crossroads High School. The events for the night include: pictures, dinner, dessert, photo booth and a DJ. It will definitely be a night to remember for all involved.

FBLA at State
The Granite Falls High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America participated in yet another successful year at the State Leadership Conference/Competition in Spokane, WA held at the Davenport Grand Hotel from Wednesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 22, 2017. Twenty-four members from GFHS attended the conference along with two thousand other high school students from around the state of Washington.  The Granite Falls High School students who attended the conference were: Madison E. Cory, Nida Haroon, Skye K. McBride, Michael B. Turpin, Anna L. Beach, Aurora L. Denning, Joslyn T. Harding, Hannah R. Holman, Jordan T. Hymas, Ciara M. Parkhurst, Miranda I. Russo, Mandalynn M. Scheffler, Mariah J. Spencer, Maia E. Whitley, Khasia A. Hopkins, Luke D. Macomber, Conner L. Maneval, Dayna A. Strecker, Megan M. Woldstad, Bret S. Benzion, Orion L. Green, Jacob Whitt, Erich K. Whitley, and Clayton A. Wise.

In order to go to state the students had to compete and win in the top 6 at the Northwest Regional Competition which was held in February in Mount Vernon, WA.

Students attended competitions, workshops, award ceremonies and meetings during the day and at night there were concerts and dances available for the members to enjoy and network with students from other chapters.  During the awards ceremonies Granite had EIGHT students make it to the stage to be recognized as one of the top ten winners in their event.  Please congratulate the following students: Bret Benzion – 9th Grade; 2nd Place – Spreadsheet Applications and 8th Place – Introduction to Information Technology; Orion Green – 9th Grade 5th Place – Introduction to Information Technology and 8th Place – Help Desk; Erich Whitley – 9th Grade 7th Place – Agribusiness; Khasia Hopkins – 10th Grade 6th Place — Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures and 7th Place – Accounting I; Luke Macomber  — 10th Grade 9th Place – Introduction to Information Technology; Conner Maneval –10th Grade 10th Place – Accounting I; Mandalynn Scheffler – 11th Grade 10th Place – Word Processing; Maia Whitley – 11th Grade 1st Place – Computer Applications, 3rd Place – Database Design and 3rd Place – Word Processing; Michael Turpin – 12th Grade 5th Place – Help Desk. Students that were in the top four spots at state in Spokane, which included Maia Whitley and Brett Benzion, are eligible to compete at the national level and the other six students are their alternates. Great Job to the Granite Falls FBLA Team!

Granite Falls High School FFA
The Granite Falls High School Future Farmers of America have competed in several competitions throughout the year which lead them to be able to compete in the State Horse Judging Career Development Event held in Ellensburg on April 19, 2017. The Participants this year were Lacey Tolbert, Jodi Bond, Abbi McNeil, Kendal Davis, Charlotte Booke and Meckenzie Hagan. The team placed 8th overall in the competition. Kendal Davis placed 9th high in the individual category. The team will be recognized at the FFA State Convention in Pullman on May 10-14th to a crowd of about 3000 FFA members. Great Work to the Granite Falls Feature Farmers of America (FFA) Team.

We Have Gone Live!! New Options for Online Donations
If you would like to make a donation to several of the scholarship options, ASB, or ECO Car, donations can be made at: http://granitefalls.revtrak.net/ . If you are a club interested in setting up an account to receive donations, please contact Linda Briggs at lbriggs@gfalls.wednet.edu or 360-691-7717.

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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