News & Announcements

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.

We Are Proud of Super Kid, Dansil Green!
Dansil Green, 17, is a senior at Granite Falls High School with a passion for science, math and space exploration. She juggles advanced classes with music and volunteer activities, while maintaining a 4.0 grade point. After a nomination by the High School Administration, she has been honored as the Herald’s pick for “Super Kid” this week. What doesn’t she do? She is a junior member of the American Legion, a manager of the Shopgirls Eco Car Team, Band President, a leadership intern at Camp Invention (STEM camp) and actively involved at her church.  She was accepted to Purdue and is presently waiting to hear back from MIT and Cal Poly.  She plans to continue her education after high school studying Astronautical Engineering.  Herald Article Here>

Granite’s Got Talent Show!
The Granite Falls Education Foundation is getting ready for their annual Talent Show.  The Talent Show auditions are open to all ages.  The auditions will be held at the GFHS PAC on March 5 & 6 at 3:00pm or 5:00pm and the show will be held on March 14.  If you’re interested in sharing your wonderful talents with us, you may register online -OR- download and complete the entry form here.  NOTE: Early submissions strongly encouraged for planning purposes!

Congratulations GFHS Wrestling Team @ State!
Jacob Bates (junior) wrestled tough this weekend ending his wrestling season with a 25-7 record. Way to go! Alternates, Arlyss Jenkins (junior) and Logan Corbin (senior), both placed 2nd in the open tournament held the day after the state tournament. Nice Job to the entire team this season!

FBLA Regional Competition Results
Great work High School FBLA students! On Saturday, February 7th, fifteen students qualified from the regional competition and will move on to the state competition in Spokane in April. Congratulations to: Kylie Alseth, Tyler Arp, Anna Beach, Rudy Engstrom, Dansil Green, Will Kamins, Jeremy Miller, Ricky Mueller, Hailey Murphy, Hailey Nelson, Brenden Sanders, Brady Tetrick, Kenna Todd, Alex Turner and Maia Whitley.

Class of 2015 Graduation Announcement
This year, Crossroads High School and Granite Falls High School will have two separate commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2015.  Crossroads became an accredited high school in the fall of 2013.  We look forward to honoring each high school individually, and celebrating the 2015 graduates along with their valedictorian(s) and salutatorian(s) for the first time this year!  June 4-Crossroads High School Graduation at the CR Gymnasium located at 205 North Alder Ave. Granite Falls, WA 98252.  The ceremony will start at 7pm.
June 5-Granite Falls High School Graduation at the HS Gymnasium located at 1401 100th St. NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252.  The ceremony will start at 7pm.

Kindergarten Registration & Information Nights!
Join us for Kindergarten Round-Up (.pdf) in March.  All incoming Kindergarteners will have the opportunity to meet teachers and participate in activity centers.  Parents will visit classrooms and learn more about the free tuition all-day program.  Please bring a birth certificate, certificate of immunization, & emergency contact information.  The Granite Falls Fire Department will be serving FREE hot dogs at the round-up!  For more information, please contact Mountain Way Elementary at 360.691.7719 or Monte Cristo Elementary at360.691.7718, or visit the Kindergarten Readiness page here>

Electronic Message Board Information
The electronic message, installed on SR92 near the entrance to Granite Falls, has been a concept of the Fire District for the past four years to provide our community with an efficient means of notifying citizens about upcoming events and emergency notifications. More recently the partnership included the City and the District.  The three agencies are finalizing guidelines for message board use, as well as, procedures for use.  Citizens with inquires about the sign may contact City Hall for information.

Common Core State Standards; What They Are & What They Aren’t–
-Myths Vs. Facts
-Does Common Core allow for this amount of extensive data collection? And, if so, what data is being collected?  Read more here>
-For additional information, visit OSPI’s website here.

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