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. Our students are passionate in pursuit of their goals and aspirations. To that end, they are critical and inspired thinkers, adaptable, collaborative and committed to making a difference in their communities and to the betterment of society.
Railroad Days held this weekend, October 4-5!
Celebrate Granite Falls’ 49th Annual Railroad and Reunion Days event October 4th and 5th, 2014! Local businesses and street vendors will be ready to welcome everyone with fun things to do and good things to eat. The Granite Falls Historical Museum is always a must see for visitors and locals alike! Bring the whole family and have a great day together in Granite Falls! Enjoy the carnival, alumni breakfast, street fair, parades and much, much more! Further information is available on the Chamber’s website or by phone at 360-691-7733.
Awareness of Wild Life in the Area
Please tell your child to be alert for any wild life while waiting for the bus or walking home from bus stops or out in the backyard playing. It is always best to have children walk in pairs or as a group, regardless of wildlife. It is also important to discourage children from walking or cutting through wooded areas to get to school or home for overall safety, not just due to the wildlife issue. This is a good time of year to review safety tips with your children should they happen to encounter wildlife.
District Honors Volunteer & Community Partner at Sept.17 Board Meeting
The District presents two awards each year to a volunteer and partner who are deserving of the Success in Education award which honors individuals that understands the importance of education and has provided a committed, excellent service to students, staff members, and our community. The School Board recognized parent group volunteer, Tammie Driscoll, and community partner, the Community Coalition (for their hard work w/ the Summer Lunch Program), at a board meeting held on September 17th. As Superintendent Hall stated, “We truly appreciate the positive impact and support you are providing to our community’s youth.”
FREE Flu Vaccination Clinic on October 17
The District is committed to helping our students, parents and our community keep healthy throughout the entire flu season. We have partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provide a “flu shot clinic” for our district. Clinics will be open to all Granite Falls School District children (4+) and their families. Please note that students under the age of 18 will need a Patient Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian. Patient Consent Forms will be available at the clinic site or you can download the form here (.pdf). Join us on Friday, October 17th at the District Multi-Purpose Room, located at 405 North Alder Ave. from 3pm-7pm.
Healthy Youth Survey
In October 2014, Granite Falls School District will participate in the Washington State Healthy Youth survey in which grades 9th-12th graders will take the survey. Our plan is to administer the survey to grades 9-12 on Friday, October 17, 2014. Many Washington school districts like Granite Falls administer this voluntary and anonymous survey to students. For more information (including a parent/student flyer of FAQ) , please visit the “Promoting Student Wellness” page.
PSAT Opportunity on October 18
Juniors and interested Sophomores, please sign up for the PSAT-preliminary SAT/national Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This test will get you familiar with the criteria that is considered for college admission, eligibility requirements for college scholarships, as well feedback regarding critical academic skills. The PSAT will be held in the GFHS Commons on Saturday, October 18th. The cost is $14.00. Payments are accepted in cash, or check payable to GFHS. For questions, please contact the GFHS counseling department at 360-283-4394. Crossroads students should see Mrs. Berg at the main office to sign-up or call 360.283.4407.