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.

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. 

Playground Equipment!

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

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.

Student-of-the-Quarter

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

·Band & Choir Dates
Band & Choir Dates ...Read more...
·Important Dates for 8th Graders
Important Dates for 8th Graders ...Read more...
·IHSA training Videos
CPR and Concussions ...Read more...

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.

 

 

 

 

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Breakfast

Dec. 5

     Cereal

     Pop Tart

     Fruit

     Juice

Dec. 6

     Breakfast Pizza

     Fruit

     Juice

Dec. 7

     Cereal

     Granola Bar

     Fruit

     Juice

Dec. 8

     Strawberry Chex

     Yogurt

     Fruit

     Juice

Dec. 9

     Cereal

     Elf Graham

     Fruit

     Juice

Dec. 12

     Cereal

     PB Toast

     Fruit

     Juice

Dec. 13

     Breakfast Burrito

     Salsa

     Fruit

     Juice

Dec. 14

     Cereal

     Cheese

     Fruit

     Juice

Dec. 15

     Cereal

     Toast/Jelly

     Fruit

     Juice

Dec. 16

     Cereal

     Banana Bread

     Fruit

     Juice

Dec. 19 ~ Dec. 30

     No School ~ Christmas Break

 

 

 

    

 

 

    

    

     

 

Lunch

Dec. 5

     Brunch for Lunch

     French Toast Sticks

     Hashbrown

     String Cheese

     Fruit

     Condiments

Dec. 6

     Chicken Patty/Bun

     Salad w/ dressing

     Mandarin Oranges

     Condiments

Dec. 7

     No Lunch ~ Dismiss 11:50 a.m.

Dec. 8

     Hamburger Gravy

     Mashed Potatoes

     Green Beans

     Fruit

     Bread & Butter

Dec. 9

     Hot Dog/Bun

     Baked Beans

     Applesauce

     Pudding

     Condiments

Dec. 12

     Chicken Taco

     Lettuce/Cheese Cup

     Salsa

     Orange Smiles

Dec. 13

     Pizza Munchables

     Carrot Sticks w/ Ranch

     Pineapple

Dec. 14 ~ Senior Lunch

     Ham

     Green Beans

     Fruit

     Roll

     Cookie

Dec. 15

     BBQ on Bun

     Corn

     Peaches

     Fritos

Dec. 16

     Mini Corn Dog

     Baked Beans

     Applesauce

     Condiments

Dec. 19 - Dec. 30

     No School ~ Christmas Break