April 20– Herald Eco-Teams Return from Eco-marathon Americas competition
February 23– Herald Super Kid- Dansil Green
January 30– 12th Man Pride! http://www.komonews.com/news/local/289799681.html;
January 12– Herald’s School Winners; District Announces Success in Education Winners.
Jan 6– Herald Athlete of the Week; Steven Hyvari
Jan 5– Herald’s School Winners; Band Student Recognition
December 29- Granite Falls Food Drive “Sign of Love” themed
December 15– Herald Super Kid; Diana Cortes
June 20– High School Shop Teacher, Michael Werner, was named “Innovative Teacher of the Year”
The Center of Excellence in Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing honored Mr. Werner at the Future of Flight Aviation Center on June 20, 2014. The Herald covered the story–> and Mt. Loop Express covered the story.
June- Congratulations Lee Ann Draggie and Joe Roy for being selected as the two recipients of the “Employee of the Year” award by the Granite Falls School District. The Mt. Loop Express covered the staff awards and the Herald covered the Employees of the Year in their ‘School Winners’ section.
June– The seniors from both Granite Falls High School and Crossroads High School will join together this Friday, June 6th, 2014 for the Graduation Ceremony held at Hi Jewell Field (205 North Alder Ave. Granite Falls). The ceremony begins at 7pm!
June- Herald recognizes Jeremy Miller as ‘Super Kid.’ Jeremy Miller just concluded his sophomore year at age 16 and has been honored as the Herald’s Super Kid this week. Jeremy plans to focus on technology and business next year as a junior and would like to continue on a career path in the technology field of computer management or broadcast technology. Read the article here.
May 18-Multiage 6th grade student, Dawson Holm, spoke at a City Council Meeting inviting donations to his personal team for the May 18th “Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes” fundraiser (all proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). The Mt. Loop exPress covered the story!
May 11–The MWE choir did outstanding for their performance at the Mariner’s Game on Mother’s Day, May 11th. The choir was asked to submit an audio or video audition singing the National Anthem that was less than 90 seconds, in tune and without embellishments and completely acapella. The choir had never even performed the national anthem before! The Mt. Loop exPress covered the story!
April 29-Make-A-Wish Granted Student’s Dream Come True! One of our very own, Jayrah Fulsom, a 16-year-old at our High School was selected to be a part of the Washington Make-A-Wish experience! On April 29, Jayrah lived out her wish for a day on “World Wish Day,” a globally recognized day of wish granting for children around the world with life-threatening medical conditions. Despite her challenges with Friedrich’s Ataxia, she attends school full-time and has many supportive friends and family. Jayrah picked “a day of glamour” where the dream team volunteers, among many other participating businesses and volunteers, put together a lavish day full of fashion, beauty and VIP treatment! She was featured on Evening Magazine on May 6th. Komo4 News also covered the story. Be sure to visit #jayrahswish
Monte Cristo Elementary raises $602.85 in coins for Oso
Several members of the MCE staff developed a coin drive project meant to generate money for Oso support. The coins contributed were from elementary-aged students and over the course of just three weeks, the students raised $602.85 in coins! The students were able to purchase a gas card for a neighboring school teacher who lives in Darrington with the money.
Herald posted today, 5/5: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140505/NEWS01/140509530
Mt. Loop posted last month: http://mountainloopexpress.com/mce-coin-drive-helps-local-landslide-victim/
Legislators Visit Elementary Schools:
Senator Kirk Pearson and Representative Elizabeth Scott (of the 39th District Position) visited classrooms at Monte Cristo Elementary School on April 21st to learn first-hand how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being implemented into the classrooms. Pearson and Scott visited three classrooms and sat down next to the children to fully interact during the lessons. Superintendent Hall, Principal Manns and teacher Howell were able to present the work staff members have put into the common core over the last couple of years and then answer questions. Legislative Representative, Dan Kristiansen, will visit the classrooms on May 8th. We have a page on the District website devoted to information on the Common Core Standards. The full article can be found here.
WIAA Athlete of the Week for April 20-26, Lauren Harding a HS junior softball pitcher. She pitched for two away games, back-to-back nights, against Cedarcrest and Coupeville winning both! She struck out 20 batters while allowing four earned runs. Harding also collected three base hits and two RBI’s at bat. Each week throughout the school year, the WIAA recognizes twelve varsity athletes, a male and a female from each of the six classifications, who exhibited an outstanding performance for the previous week. All varsity level students in good academic standing at their schools are eligible to receive the WIAA State Athlete of the Week Award. To nominate an athlete go HERE.
Herald Athlete of the Week, Cassie Collinge