Welcome to Grand Ridge Grade School
In partnership with our families and community, Grand Ridge CCSD #95 will educate all students to reach their highest potential. Grand Ridge will provide a safe learning environment, will respond to students' individual learning and emotional needs, and will maintain high expectations for achievement. Our goal is to develop students who are responsible, respectful, kind, and passionate for life-long learning.
SPOTLIGHT ON SCIENCE SUCCESSES
Congratulations to Anthony Walter, Riley Killian, Ethan Chapman, and Nick Angus who represented Grand Ridge at the State Science Fair on May 14 at Millikin University.
Also congratulations to William Beach, Randi Heth, Taalor Allen, Anthony Mulinazzi, Aly Utegg, Taylor Nagy, Jacob Black, Sterling Parks, Jimmy Tredway, Jason Houch, Ethan Ohlendorf and Zach Grubbs who received certificates and a monetary prize from the LaSalle County Farm Bureau. These students completed a Sciene Fair project that dealt with some form of agriculture and were awarded for their research and scientific exploration. Congratualtions again and it's wonderful to see our young adolescents taking an interest in the field of agriculture.
We will be sending registration packets home soon. This is a very convenient way for you to register your students for the next school year. Registration fees are $80. Lunch cards are $25 for 10 lunches. No checks will be deposited until after July 1, 2016. If you are moving over the summer, please inform the school office. All packets are due in the office by Friday, May 20th.
Grand Ridge School will have kindergarten registration from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Students are encouraged to attend with parents. Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016, to be eligible to attend.
To begin kindergarten this fall, parents must bring the following to registration:
- Certified birth certificate (not the hospital one)
- Social security card
- Medical card, if applicable
All incoming kindergarten students must have a dental, physical and eye examination prior to the first day of school. The physical exam must include proof of immunizations and lead and diabetes screenings.
Contact the school office at 815-249-6225 with questions.
Summer Food Service Program
Due to state and federal mandates, our district must notify you of the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the state. This program is for needy families requiring meal assistance through the summer months. Our district does not meet the requirements for having to offer the services on site. If you would like to view a list of schools participating, or learn more information, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education site at http://www.isbe.state.il.us/nutrition/htmls/summer.htm
For other meal options within our local communities, you may visit www.foodpantries.org/li/community_food_basket_ottawa_il
- A Servants Heart Ourtreach and Resource Center, Christ Episcopal Church, 113 East Layayette and Columbus, Ottawa, IL
- llinois Valley PADS shelter 1120 Canal St., Ottawa, IL
The flag will be lowered on May 16th In Honor of the Peace Officers Memorial Day
News and Notes
Message from the Office
ATTENTION!!! Please notifiy the Office if you have an address change or phone number change. If there is ever an emergency it's important to keep all records current.