Two School Board
After 4 years of dedicated service to the Granite Falls
School District, Rebecca Loney stepped down from her
position as School Board Member Director District #2 at the
regular board meeting held December 4th, 2013. To fill the
vacancy, the Granite Falls School District Board of
Directors is accepting applications for District #2.
Applicants must live within Director District #2, be
a United States citizen, be a registered voter, and be able
to meet time commitments. The
legal description and
map of Director District #2
for more details.
The Granite Falls School District Board of Directors is
accepting applications for Board Director District #3. To
fill the District #3 term, applicants must live within
District #3, be a registered voter and be able to meet
time commitments. Qualified applicants can view the
map of the area or
review the legal description
for more details.
Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest
and qualifications, and indicate the district in which you
reside (#2 or #3). Please submit your application by
January 3, 2014
to the Secretary of the Board:
205 N. Alder Ave.
Granite Falls WA 98252
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Student Selected for All-State
Orchestra Gala Event
Granite Falls Middle School student Shannara B. was
selected from a handful of auditions to participate in an
orchestra gala event hosted by the Washington Music
Educators Association (WMEA). Shannara plays the violin and
will participate at this prestigious event in February.
Well-known jazz saxophonist Kenny G. along with other
prominent music teachers across the state (including one of
our very own--Andrea Peterson--who won National Teacher of
the Year in 2008 and taught at Monte Cristo Elementary) have
been in attendance at WMEA events.
The Granite Falls School District
Food Drive (2013 youtube video) is an annual event that makes a huge impact
on the town. This year, our goal is to collect 20,000 items
and $10,000. Food donations and gifts bought with the money
raised will be divided equally among families in need. If
you would like to make a difference in the lives of hundreds
of children and families; please visit our
Facebook page for contact information, or if you
would like to donate directly, make checks payable to
"Granite Falls High School Food Drive" and drop
off at the 1401 100th St. NE Granite Falls.
Every year, the Granite
Falls School District asks the community for feedback in a
variety of areas. This
survey has 10 questions and will only take a minute!
Please take a moment to respond and let us know how we are
Hall of Fame Nominations
One male and one female will be chosen for the High
School Alumni Hall of Fame. Please send completed
form to Debbie Lindahl at the Granite Falls High School
1401 100th St. NE Granite Falls, WA 98252 or
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 17, 2014.
Inductions will be at the boys’ varsity basketball game
against Coupeville on Friday, February 7, 2014.
'Success in Education' Awards
Congratulations to first
quarter Success in Education winners:
Syrena West, Reece Cory, Valerie Lange, Michaela Heuslein,
Hunter Emborg and Anja Soldwedel. These awards are presented
quarterly to students that demonstrate an understanding of
the importance of education and provide service to other
students, staff and the community.
Houston' Documentary series awarded “2013 Best Web
Documentary” at International Cannes Corporate Media &
The ShopGirls and
UrbanAutos were featured in the Brightest Road Documentary
that was part of the Road to Houston Documentary Series
released last spring. There was a record number of 719
series submissions representing 40 countries at this
International Competition and this series surpassed them all
to achieve this award! To see the winning documentary
and to view the
news release click
Awarded 'School of Distinction' for the second year
in a row!
Granite Falls High School has been named a
2013 School of Distinction
from the Center for Education Effectiveness (CEE) and Phi
Delta Kappa again. Only the top five percent of all schools
in Washington State earn the award based on outstanding
improvement in student achievement. To read more click
Gear Up & Go!
5th Grade Program of Snohomish Co.
shown that the more active a child, the better the
academic performance. As part of the Snohomish County
Health Leadership Coalition Initiative, 5th graders from all
over the county will start wearing accelerometers, called
Sqord PowerPods, to track duration and intensity of
movement. About 7,500 of these waterproof sqord bands have
been supplied to schools for the voluntary “Gear Up and Go!”
is an exciting hardware and software that makes healthy,
active play more fun for kids by tracking activity and
turning it into rewards and friendly social competition.
For more info:
Learning Center OPEN
We are proud to partner with
and the Boys
and Girls Club for the
Granite Falls Community Learning Center.
“I am very excited about having a location for the kids and
we will continue to work for grant funding in support of
extended opportunities,” said Superintendent Linda Hall.
Boys and Girls Club
Grand Opening (.pdf)
Pictures from ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday September 20,2013.
See the Herald
article written about TECO's David Green
Child's Life... Become a Mentor!
have an extra 30 minutes a week? Do you want to give back to
your community? Become a mentor! Mentoring is a valuable
tool for helping youth live up to their potential and
discover the best in themselves. The Granite Falls Mentoring
Program serves approximately 35 students in grades 4-12.
Students meet with an adult from the community once a week.
Contact Kayla Lehman for more info 360.283.4353 or
There are many
community service opportunities available, many of which are
local. The most up-to-date list is posted at the high school commons, or
you can download a list
HERE. Please contact your school secretary or Jan
Macomber at the HS with any questions, 360.691.7713.