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.
Due to weather conditions, all schools tomorrow, February 20th, are on snow routes but school will start on time. That means most children will need to walk to the main road for school bus pick-up. Specific roads for snow routes are listed on the transportation page on the district website, but if you are unsure if the bus will travel on your road, it’s best to send your child to the main road. Students attending Crossroads High School who live in the Lake Stevens School District will be running on a two hour late start schedule. Bus transportation will be provided two hours late for those students only. Thank you and travel safely tomorrow.
GFHS Classification Change
Granite Falls High School will play as a 1A classification for the 2018-2019 school year. The adjustment is to promote a more competitive competition based on the equitable distribution in the number of schools. With encouragement from the community and school board members the district made an appeal to WIAA to change our classification from a 2A to 1A. This appeal was based on declining enrollment. The hearing was held on January 28th and the appeal was granted.
Alumni Hall of Fame Winners
Congratulations to Ulrich “Babe” Scherrer (Class of 1936), John Scherrer (Class of 1962), and Kim (Schaffer) Hills (Class of 1990) for being selected as the 2017-2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Winners.
Welcome to your town and schools!
If you would like to learn more about our district, join us for a tour of our schools. We will meet at the Administrative Office on 205 N. Alder Ave., Granite Falls to climb into the van and tour several schools for a firsthand look. You are also invited to an optional debrief with refreshments immediately following the tour to view architectural plans of upcoming projects, including the STEAM building, safety and security upgrades, and the high school grandstand. To RSVP, please call the communications department at 360-691-7717.
District tour schedule:
|Date and Time||Destination|
|January 11, 2018 (8-10am)||Mountain Way Elementary, Granite Falls Middle School|
|February 20, 2018 (8-10am)||Monte Cristo Elementary, Granite Falls High School|
|March 15, 2018 (8-10am)||Mountain Way Elementary, Granite Falls Middle School|
|April 19, 2018 (8-10am)||Monte Cristo Elementary, Granite Falls High School|
|May 17, 2018 (8-10am)||Mountain Way Elementary, Granite Falls Middle School|
CONGRATULATIONS SUCCESS IN EDUCATION WINNERS!!
The District announces its 2nd quarter ‘Success in Education’ award winners! Congratulations to High School winners: Anna Beach & Korben Young; Crossroads High School winner: Teryn Gurule; Middle School winners: Elijah Coatney, Alexa Mace, & Evan Campbell; Monte Cristo Elementary winners: Deacon Roth, Autumn Gill, & Alyssa Fleury; Mountain Way Elementary winners: Hailey Delgado & Lainey Porter. 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 1st quarter certificated staff winner is: Shari Glover; Classified staff winner is: Viki Perrault. All candidates were nominated by staff and selected by the district’s administrative team. The winners were announced at the board meeting on January 17, 2018.
New To the Area? Don’t forget to enroll your student.
New Student Enrollment is now available online! Save a trip to the school office and update your student’s information, or enroll a new student, directly from your own computer or electronic device using the Skyward Access System.
Also, don’t forget to update your address or register to vote at: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/224/Elections-Voter-Registration.
October 9, 2017 is the last date to update your information for the November 7 General Election.
Current Student Registration is available on Skyward Family Access. Use your existing login and password to log-in to the system in order to update forms and information.
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 Mayra Ontiveros at email@example.com or 360-691-7717.
Mentor Program Looking for Mentors
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. We have several students that are on a waiting list. Contact Kayla Dupler at 360-283-4353 for more information. Join the Mentor Program! For an informational brochure, go here.
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