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.
Congratulations to our very own author Mrs. Kathy Geiger!
Kathleen Geiger is retired from teaching 3rd grade here at GRGS. She was inspired to write this book while she and her husband Frank were sitting outside and saw six kittens pounce out of their garage. She had help with the characters from this book by her 3 granddaughters Kailey, Sammy, and Malissa. They each chose an animal and what color they wanted it to be so now enters Kailey Kitten, Sammy Bunny, and since she neglected to say farm animal, Malissa Giraffe. Farmer Beau’s farm becomes a magical place where the animals come to realize that although we all have differences; we can learn to get along.
She left the story on the shelf for a couple of years but after the death of her husband, she decided to get it published. It is published in both paperback and hard cover. She will have a book signing at her home on Saturday, December 3 from 1 – 4.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words.........so here are about 3,000 words of appreciation for all the work that went into getting the final steps finished with the playground. Thank you to all those who have helped to get this project completed. The buidling project and the Finley project are now officially completed.
Santa Secret Shop
We are having our annual Santa's Secret Shop on Monday,December 5th through Friday, December 9th for all grades. The children will have an opportunity to shop for Christmas presents at low prices for their families and pets. The teachers will sign up their homeroom classes to shop and let the students know when they will be doing their shopping. The gifts will be bagged and ready to put under your Christmas tree.
To volunteer to help the kids shop, purchase, or bag their gifts, please call Paula Krohe at (815) 257-3772.
Christmas Music Programs
Mark your calendars for the Grand Ridge School Christmas Programs.
Kindergarten ~ 2nd Grades----Thursday, December 8, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Band and Choir Grades 5-8 ---Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Midterms are now available to be viewed on TeacherEase. We will no longer be printing paper copies of the midterms. We will continue to print out the end of quarter report cards.
In the past years, we have had many "Student of the Month" winners. This year we have changed this award. It will now be called "Student of the Quarter". Teachers will submit 1 winner per grade level once per quarter. This quarter the teachers were looking for a student that exemplified "RESPONSIBILITY".
The following students were selected to represent each grade level:
Ms. Bienemann's room Oliver Kearfott
Mrs. Sanders Emma Trumbo
Kindergarten Ruby Dittmer
1st Grade Kaleigh Rafferty
2nd Grade Caleb Marke
3rd Grade Katherine Bressner
4th Grade Steven Hladovcak
5th Grade Michael Mills
6th Grade Hannah Galletti
7th Grade Jaelyn Blakemore
8th Grade Jenna Anderson
Thank You and Congratulations for being so RESPONSIBLE this quarter!
In Memory of Pat Bacon
Pat Bacon was our school secretary from 1976 to 2000. Pat's family donated the bench that is in front of the school. Dedicating the bench to the school in Pat's memory. It is a beautiful and functional addition to our new entry.
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.
Welcome to TeacherEase!
We have implemented a new computer system that replaces Skyward. TeacherEase will allow you to view your students Grades, Assignments, Lunch Balances and Attendance. It will also allow the school to be able to send broadcast announcements to you as well as be able to communicate with any of the staff directly.
To be able to log into TeacherEase, you need to have an email address. If you have not supplied us with an email address, please contact the office and we will set you up in TeacherEase.
If you are having trouble locating or maneuvering in TeacherEase, please do not hesitate to contact the office, we will help you.