Welcome to Grand Ridge Grade School

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Our Vision

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.

8th Grade Readers

Before our break, the 8th grade students had the opportunity to read to the elementary kids the books they wrote and illustrated for a class project.  It was a wonderful way to bring the groups of children together, and the 8th graders could see first hand how the stories they created impacted little children.  Great work to all of them, Mrs. Woodyer and Ms. Brown for such a fun and engaging project!

 

PARCC TESTING IS APPROACHING

Grand Ridge students in grades 3-8 will be taking the 2016 PARCC test beginning on March 30.  Several changes have occurred since the 2015 test.  Previously, two of our grade levels were still using the paper-pencil format; this year all students will be taking the online format.  The total number of test sessions have decreased from last year.  The third major change is that students will only have one testing window instead of two.  The streamlining of the test will allow our students to spend more time learning and less time testing, and yet, will provide specific data about their understanding of reading and math. 

Not only have our teachers been working diligently to ensure that the curriculum is aligned, but they are also spending time practicing tests.  The style of questioning has changed since our previous state testing and we want to ensure that our students are prepared for the changes.  One example of these changes are that multiple choice questions may have more than one correct answer.  We are asking that parents get involved with practicing the tests at home as well.  Listed below are two websites that offer test practice.  Even if your child has practiced this test at school, the repeated exposure will help with his or her testing fluency.

 

PARCC Practice Tests: This website allows you to choose either ELA (reading) or Math and grade level.

http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/

PARCC Questions from last year: This website allows access to some of the questions from last year’s test.  You will need to select the Assessment tab and then select PARCC Released Items to view the tests.

https://prc.parcconline.org

 

 

 

 

 

News and Notes

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·IHSA training Videos
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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.

 

 

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Breakfast

Monday, February 8

     Cereal

     Chesse Toast

     Fruit

     Juice

Tuesday, February 9

     Mini Cinnis

     Fruit

     Juice

Wednesday, February 10

     Cereal

     Banana Bread

     Fruit

     Juice

Thursday, February 11

     Omelet

     Toast/Jelly

     Fruit

     Juice

Friday, February 12

     Cereal Bar

     Yogurt

     Fruit

     Juice

Monday, February 15

     No School

Tuesday, February 16

     Cereal

     Pop Tarts

     Fruit

     Juice

Wednesday, February 17

     Cereal

     Granola Bar

     Fruit

     Juice

Thursday, February 18

     Strawberry Chex

     Yogurt

     Fruit

     Juice

Friday, February 19

     Cereal

     Honeymaid

     Fruit

     Juice

Monday, February 22

     Cereal

     Banana Bread

     Fruit

     Juice

Tuesday, February 23

     French Toast Sticks

     Syrup

     Hashbrown

     Orange Smile

     Juice

Wednesday, February 24

     Cereal

     Chesse Toast

     Fruit

     Juice

Thursday, February 25

     Bagel

     Cream Chesse/Jelly

     Yogurt

     Fruit

     Juice

Friday, February 26

     Cereal

     Granola Bar

     Fruit

     Juice

Monday, February 29

     Cereal Bar

     String Cheese

     Fruit

     Juice

Tuesday, March 1

     Donut

     Yogurt

     Fruit

     Juice

Wednesday, March 2

     Cereal

     Strawberry  Chex

     Fruit

     Juice

Thursday, March 3

     Mohawk Sub

     Fruit

     Juice

Friday, March 4

     Cereal

     Cinnamon Toast

     Raisins

     Juice

    

 

    

     

 

Lunch

Friday, February 5

     Pizza Munchable

     Carrot Sticks

     Ranch Cup

     Pineapple

Monday, February 8

     Mandarin Chicken

      Rice

      Broccoli

      Pineapple

Tuesday, February 9

     Nacho Supreme

     Salsa

     Peaches

     Refried Beans

     Lettuce Cup

Wednesday, February 10

     Grilled Cheese

     Tomato Soup

     Goldfish Crackers

     Applesauce

     Sorbet

Thursday, February 11

     Chicken Noodle Casserole

     Carrots

     Mixed Fruit

     Bread w/ Butter

Friday, February 12

     Broccoli Soup

     Crackers

     Celery/PB Cup

     Orange Smiles

Monday, February 15

     No School

Tuesday, February 16

     Hot Dog/Bun

     Baked Beans

     Applesauce

     Pudding

     Condiments

Wednesday, February 17

     Chicken Patty w/ Cheese on Bun

     Salad w/ dressing

     Mandarin Oranges

     Condiments

Thursday, February 18

     Hamburger Gravy

     Over Mashed Potatoes

     Greeen Beans

     Roll

     Peaches

     Dessert

Friday, February 19

     French Toast Sticks

     Hashbrown

     Strawberries

     Condiments

Monday, February 22

     Breaded Pork Chop/Bun

     Celery/PB Cup

     Orange Smiles

     Condiments

Tuesday, February 23

     Popcorn Chicken

     Potatoe w/ gravy

     Peaches

     Ketchup pack

Wednesday, February 24

     Chicken Fajita

     Lettuce/Cheese Cup

     Cowboy Salsa

     Refried Beans

     Pineapple

Thursday, February 25

     Cheese Burger/Bun

     Salad w/ dressing

     Pears

     Condiments

Friday, February 26

     Cheese Pizza

     Corn

     Apple Slices

     Carmel Dip

Monday, February 29

     Chicken Nugget

     BBQ or Ketchup Cup

     Fresh Broccoli w/ Ranch Cup

     Orange Smiles

     Rice Crispy Treat

Tuesday, March 1

     Creamy Chicken

     Over Mashed Potatoes

     Green Beans

     Peaches

     Bread w/Butter

Tuesday, March 2

     Ham on Goldfish Bread

     Wedges

     Cheese/Ketchup Cup

     Apple Slices

     Carmel Dip

Thursday, March 3

     Bread Stix

     Meat Sauce

     Salad w/ dressing

     Raisins

     Sorbet

Friday, March 4

     Under the Sea

     Baked Beans

     Applesauce

     Ice Cream Sandwich

     Condiments