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.  

Registration Packets for the 2017-2018 School Year:

Registration Packets for the 2017-2018 School Year will be sent home with your student.  Please return all registration material.

Kindergarten Registration:

We will be having Kindergarten Registration on Wednesday, April 19th from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m..  Students are encouraged to attend with parents.  Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2017, to be eligible to attend.

3rd Quarter PBIS Winners:

The 3rd Quarter PBIS Winners.....this quarter PBIS expectation was.....Be Kind and Caring

Music Upper Grades          Shaelyn Groesbeck

Kindergarten                       Cessily Patton

1st Grade                            Hunter Nettleingham

2nd Grade                           Emma Wilson

Music Lower Grades           Emma Wilson

3rd Grade                           Brayden Battistini

4th Grade                            Levi Laasch

5th Grade                            Alec Darrow

6th Grade                            Bianca Reilly

7th Grade                           Angela Sustek

8th Grade                          Kennedy Callahan

Congratulations to Young Author's:

Below is our list of winners for the Young Author's:

1st Grade First Place:  Leah Reed for Life in the Coral Reefs

Honorable Mention:  Hunter Nettleingham for The Walk

2nd Grade First Place:  Jersie Lechel for The Cat in the Hat Come to My House

Honorable Mention:  Caleb Marek for The Cat in the Hat Comes to My House

3rd Grade First Place:  Jorrick Black for The Day I Found a Leprechaun

Honorable Mention:  Logan Mills Switching Places

4th Grade First Place:  Annabelle Larabee for  Why Sea Came From Land

Honorable Mention:  Steven Hladovcak for How Giraffes Got Long Necks

5th Grade First Place:  Jenna Simons The Crystal

Honorable Mention:  Alyssa Purifoy Foxes

6th Grade First Place:  Hannah Galleti A Science Disaster

Honorable Mention:  Franchesca Rodriguez  Iris the Unikitty

7th Grade First Place:  Allie Snyder  Time Over Mind

Honorable Mention:  Katie Alderman  Plain Jane

8th Grade First Place:  Anthony King Trouble in the Amazon

Honorable Mention:  Lana Krohe  Australian Adventure

Talent Show:

Talent Show:  Tuesday, May 30 1:00 p.m.

Tryouts:  Monday, May 15 in the music room from 3:00-4:00 p.m.   Sign up outside the music room and see Mrs. Sanders if you have questions.  Open to students in Grades 3-8.  No lip syncing.  3 minute limit.

Sports Meeting:

There will be a Sports Meeting for next years Baseball, Softball and Cheerleading Teams on May 17th at 5:30 p.m.




News and Notes

·8th Grade Parents Meeting
8th Grade Parents Meeting ...
·6th, 7th and 8th Grade Class Funds
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Class Funds ...
·Important Dates for 8th Graders
Important Dates for 8th Graders ...

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.

Dropping off in the Morning and Picking Up After School


The school day begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:00. On the first Wednesday of the month, school dismisses for School Improvement at 11:50 a.m. All other Wednesdays are a 2:00 dismissal.  Students should start arriving by 8:00 and no later than 8:15. Breakfast children may enter at 8:00.  The doors will be locked until 8:05. Children walking should use the crossing walk if they need to cross the street. The crossing guard is there to assist them. The children should use the North main entrance by the office. Parents who drive their youngsters to school must drop off the children on  the west side of the building between 8:00 and 8:15. 


All absences should be phoned into the school office (815-249-6225) by 9:00 AM. If you wish to have homework sent home for your child, please inform us when you call in the absence.  Homework will be ready for you to pick up at the end of the day.


School dismisses at 3:00 PM.  Students are to leave the building immediately at the close of the school day, unless under the supervision of a teacher.  Students who are walking will exit the building using the east side doors near the playground.


Children may not be picked up at the bus loading area on the north side of the building. If you need to pick up your child, please make arrangements before 2:30. Parents should send a note with their child at the beginning of the day.  The office will write a green bus slip that must be given to the bus driver letting them know your child is not riding. If you need to get your child at the end of the day because of an emergency, you can call or come into the office before 2:30 to make sure they don’t get on the bus.

Important Changes to our monthly Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Beginning in January, we will no longer print a paper copy of the monthly lunch menu.  We will now load our lunch menu into TeacherEase.  We will still continue to print each week in the newsletter the weekly menu but will no longer be publishing a monthly calendar.  We are working on getting the notification system up and running to let you know by email if changes have happened with the menu.

To view the menu in TeacherEase, you will want to be on the main page of the parent’s portal page.  Click on the drop down for the miscellaneous tab and select menus.  This will bring up the current months breakfast and lunch.  We will continue to keep the website updated with the lunch menu as well.

If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Lunch with your student

Grand Ridge Grade School invites you to have lunch with your child.  Each grade level has been assigned a month for parents/guardians to enjoy lunch with their child.  In order to have enough space, we ask that you choose only one time during the assigned month to dine with your child.

If you wish to eat lunch with your child, please send a note to school by the morning of the day you wish to visit.  We kindly ask that you bring a sack lunch for yourself.  We ask that you do not bring food from restaurants into the school, as this will upset your child’s classmates.  Also, we ask that this special invitation is for parents or legal guardians only.  We cannot accommodate extended family members during the lunch hour as space is limited.  Your child’s lunch is exactly 20 minutes.  Parents must sign in at the office and then will be escorted to the multi-purpose room where the lunch is served.  You will meet your child at his or her lunch table.

We hope that many parents can take advantage of the opportunity to see their child during the school day and can experience a typical day in the lunchroom.

January        Kindergarten  11:40

January        5th                  12:00

February       1st                  11:40

February       6th                  12:05

March           2nd                 11:40

March           7th                  12:05

April              3rd                 11:40

April              8th                 12:05

May              4th                  11:40




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May 31

     Variety Day

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May 30

      Pizza Munchable



      PB Cup

May 31

      Variety Day

June 1

       Variety Day

June 2

       No Lunch