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.

Don’t Forget to VOTE for the February 10, 2015 Special Election
Ballots for the Special Election were mailed out January 22. More info here>

Interested in Joining Granite’s ‘Key Communicator’ Group?
One of the district’s foundational beliefs involves strong communication that is informing, encouraging, intentional, and collaborative, with the community. One of the ways we are working to achieve this goal is to establish a Key Communicator Network. We are seeking fifteen (15) community citizens to be a part of this Key Communicator group. Below you will find questions and answers to help better explain the role we seek of a Key Communicator. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Linda Hall at and include (1)your name, (2)phone number, and (3)how your connections will benefit the network.  Candidates will be considered through January 30, 2015, and the members will be selected and notified the first week in February. For more information on the role of a Key Communicator, read the Superintendent Letter here.

Financial Aid Night on January 29, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
The counselors and staff of Granite Falls High School invite you to attend our upcoming Financial Aid Night! This presentation is a must for seniors and their parents! You will learn valuable information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, plus information on grants, loans, scholarships, and other aid opportunities for college! For an informational flyer click here.

Highly Capable Program Seeks Nominations!
GFSD is committed to providing a full range of services for all students, including enrichment for students who are identified as Highly Capable (Hi-Cap). Hi-Cap services begin in Kindergarten and are available through graduation.  Hi-Cap identification assessments are conducted annually, and students may be nominated by parents, peers and members of the community.  The District will screen each nominee using reading and math measures to identify students who qualify for further assessment.  Nominations forms for students in Grades K-11 will be accepted through January 30, 2015.  You can read more info. regarding the Hi-Cap program in policy 6094 or read briefly about the screening process, cognitive testing, academic testing and service model, here.  Please submit nominations to Carol Panagos at 205 N. Alder Ave or

Gear Up & Go! Winter Games Awards
Gear Up & Go!, an initiative of the Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition, aims to increase physical activity among the county’s youth to improve academic performance and create lifelong healthy habits. Students participating in the initiative receive technology, which, when worn on the wrist, records the duration and intensity of their physical activity and awards them with virtual points in an online game. The 2014 Gear Up & Go! Winter Games ran Dec. 20 through Jan. 3. Congratulations to Super Sqorer Winners: 1st Place – Morgan White (Monte Cristo Elementary; 2nd Place – Maccoy Christy (Mountain Way Elementary); 3rd Place – Karely Rhodes (Monte Cristo Elementary).  Congratulations to Super Syncer Awards:  1st Place – Connor Lozensky (Mountain Way Elementary); 2nd Place – Emmalee Thomas (Mountain Way Elementary); 3rd Place – Ms. Joelle Wright  (Mountain Way Elementary).

Success in Education Winners Announced
The District announced our 2nd quarter and 1st semester student ‘Success in Education’ winners, along with two staff recipients of the staff ‘Success in Education’ award.  The awards represent students and staff 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 Administrative team. We enjoy celebrating successes and civic progress! Congratulations to High School Winners: Tessa Montgomery, Chris Cervarich, Taylor Arndt, Megan Woldstad;  Middle School winners: Emily Wicks, Erich Whitely, Brittany Mayer; Mountain Way Elementary: Kyle Allen, Samuel Morrison; Monte Cristo Elementary: Taylor McCaughan-Schireman, Kaitlyn Cramer; District Staff: Cassie Irvin, Margaret Janes.  The School Board recognized these individuals at the January 21 board meeting at 6:00pm. The Herald covered the student winners 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.  For an informational poster, click here.  If you’re interested in sharing your wonderful talents with us, please download and complete the entry form here.


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