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.

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

HS Battle of the Classes: Saturday, February 25 @ 6pm
The Granite Falls High School Battle of the Classes is wrapping up their final week of competitions. The Grand finale takes place this Saturday, February 25, 2017 @6pm in the high school gym. Come out and support your favorite graduating class.

Congratulations Success in Education Winners!!
The District announces its 2nd quarter ‘Success in Education’ award winners! Congratulations to High School winners: Miranda Russo & Thomas Driscoll; Crossroads High School winner: Jacob Kerst; Middle School winners: Jacob Churchward, Arianna Graham, & David Cook; MCE winners: Layci Armstrong & Avery Coleman; MWE winners: Dylan Galen & Tanner Weaver. The award represents students that show an understanding of the importance of education and provide a committed, excellent service to other students, staff members, or the community. Candidates were nominated by staff and selected by the school’s administrative team.

The district announces its 2nd quarter certificated and classified staff ‘Success in Education’ awards. The employee award recognizes staff members for creating a thoughtful and exemplary learning environment through committed, excellent service to our schools. The 2nd quarter certificated staff winner is: Jon Thompson; Classified staff winner is: Laci Sturm.  All candidates were nominated by staff and selected by the school’s administrative team. The winners were announced at the board meeting on January 18, 2017.

Community Survey
Please take a moment to complete the survey by going here. 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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