“Every Student, Every Day, Every Classroom”
October 2, 2018
Greetings Granite Falls School and Community Friends,
Fall is upon us! The first month of school is off to a terrific start with both students and teachers eager and excited to move forward. One of the special things about a new school year is the incredible sense of possibility that all of us feel. Our principals, teachers, and staff have been busy setting the tone, displaying the warmth and inclusiveness that create an environment for learning and growth. The core values at each school are front and center as academic expectations are set and rules are communicated.
The bond projects have been on the fore front since last spring. The covered Grandstand is completed, safety and security upgrades and improvements continue to be installed, and the STEAM building at the middle school is in high gear. Our goal is to start second semester in the remodeled building. We are also adding an Art Classroom and additional restrooms. The middle schools main building also received some improvements during the summer. We completed a third Science Lab classroom and improved the Life Skills Classroom. These enhancements will ensure that the students of the Granite Falls School District receive the tools and skills necessary to enjoy exploratory courses and prepare them for college and careers after high school.
The Granite Falls Education Foundation is seeking new board members. The organization meets at 5:30 pm the second Tuesday of every month during the school year. Since 100% of the foundation is to support our district and provide scholarships for seniors, this is a great way to get involved. Please join us for the next meeting October 9, 2018 at 5:30. We meet at the Administrative Office located at 205 North Alder Ave., Granite Falls, WA 98252.
Our Mentor Program receives funding from the Discuren Foundation. We have many students that need a mentor. Please think about spending 30-45 minutes a week with a student. I mentor a student and find the time with her rewarding and fun!
Thank you for entrusting us with our community’s most valuable resource – your children. I hope you enjoy the array of fall colors that are really starting to show and all the festivities that happen this time of year too!
Linda R. Hall