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.  

Flag at Half Staff:

The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of: 

Sergeant Holli R. Bolinski

United States Army

Hometown:  Pickneyville, Illinois

Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from: Sunrise on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 until Sunset on Thursday, March 21, 2019

End Quarter Tuesday, March 19th

TeacherEase will be locked down starting Tuesday, March 19th in the afternoon to run report cards.

Senior Lunch:

Senior Lunch Wednesday, March 20th at noon; please make reservations.

Spring Break March 25-29, 2019

Daddy Daughter Dance:

Save the date Grand Ridge PTO will be hosting a Daddy Daughter Dance, Saturday, April 13th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Light food and drinks will be served, dancing, and DJ Girls K-8 grade are cordially invited to a magical evening.  Girls may be escorted by Dad, Grandpa, Uncle or any other special adult.  Any student needing assistance with a party dress, please contact Nikki, Michelle or Terra.  Please RSVP by April 5th to Nikki Speirer 815-584-7264, Michelle Blacklaw 815-488-1384 or Terra Hetelle 815-343-9161.

IAR Testing:

Each Spring students in the State of Illinois participate in federal required assessments. These assessments help us understand how our students are growing academically, compared to those of their peers across the state. The state issues this information to provide more support and resources to the schools in the greatest need. The test name has changed from PARCC to the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR).

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness is very similar to the PARCC in regard to the format of the test. However, it is slightly shorter and will adjust level of difficulty of questions. The Illinois State Board of Education has also indicated that test results will be provided back to the schools in a more timely fashion.  The IAR measures the same Illinois Learning Standards and includes the same high-quality test questions that teachers and students have become familiar with over the past four years.

Our students should feel confident showing what they know and can do on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, even with the new test name and new look.

Grand Ridge Grade School testing window and participating grade levels will be as follows:

*3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes: April 4th - 18th

If you have questions about the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, please reach out to Mr. Ahearn or Mr. Sanders at 815-249-6225. As always, we encourage our students to do their best every day. Thank you for your partnership in your student’s academic success.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13th at 10:00 a.m.

Grand Ridge Park

Rain or Shine

Infants to 10 years of age

Bring your camera!  The Easter Bunny will make an appearance.

Thank You PTO

Thank You to our PTO on a successful St. Patty's Day Skate Night!

 

News and Notes

·8th Grade Dipolma Information
8th Grade Diploma Information ...Read more...
·8th Grade Important Dates
8th Grade Important Dates ...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.

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

5th

11:40

12:05

February

1st

6th

11:40

12:05

March

2nd

7th

11:40

12:05

April

3rd

8th

11:40

12:05

May

4th

 

11:40

 

 

School Calendar

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Full Calendar

Weather

Grand Ridge, Illinois, weather forecast

Breakfast

**PLEASE NOTE: MENU IS

   SUBJECT TO CHANGE

   W/ AVAILABILITY** 

March 25 - 29

  No School

  Spring Break

April 1

  Cereal Bar

  String Cheese

  Fruit

  Juice

April 2

  Donut

  Yogurt

  Fruit

  Juice

April 3

  Cereal

  Strawberry Chex

  Fruit

  Juice

April 4

  Mc Mohawk

  Fruit

  Juice

April 5

  Oatmeal

  Cinnamon Toast

  Fruit

  Juice

April 8

  Cereal

  Cheese Toast

  Fruit

  Juice

April 9

  Cereal

  Granola Bar

  Fruit

  Juice

April 10

  Cereal

  Banana Bread

  Fruit

  Juice

April 11

  Egg Patty

  Toast / Jelly

  Fruit

  Juice

April 12

  Cereal Bar

  Yogurt

  Fruit

  Juice

April 15

  Cereal

  PB Toast

  Fruit

  Juice

April 16

  Cereal

  Pop Tart

  Fruit

  Juice

April 17

  Cereal

  String Cheese

  Fruit

  Juice

April 18

  Frugel

  Fruit

  Juice

April 19

  No School

April 22

  No School

April 23

  Cereal

  Toast / Jelly

  Fruit

  Juice

April 24

  Breakfast Burrito

  Salsa

  Fruit

  Juice

April 25

  Cereal

  String Cheese

  Fruit

  Juice

April 26

  Dutch Waffle

  Yogurt

  Fruit

April 29

  Cereal

  Banana Bread

  Fruit

  Juice

April 30

  French Toast Sticks

  Hash Brown

  Fruit

  Juice

  Condiments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Lunch

**PLEASE NOTE: MENU IS

   SUBJECT TO CHANGE

   W/ AVAILABILITY**  

March 25 - 29

  No School

  Spring Break

April 1

  Tyson Chicken Day

  Broccoli

  Fruit

  Condiments

April 2

  Creamy Chicken over

  Mashed Potatoes

  Green Beans

  Peaches

  Bread / Butter

April 3

  Sub of the Day

  Ham & Cheese Sub

  Fries

  Condiments

April 4

  Italian Dunkers

  Carrots

  Fruit

  Ice Cream Sandwich

April 5

  Under the Sea

  Baked Beans

  Applesauce

  Sorbet

  Condiments

April 8

  Chicken Tenders

  Salad / Dressing

  Fruit

  Condiments

April 9

  Walking Taco

  Lettuce / Cheese Cup

  Salsa

  Fruit

April 10

  Mini Corn Dogs

  Baked Beans

  Fruit

  Condiments

April 11

  BBQ on Bun

  Corn

  Fruit

  Fritos

April 12

  Broccoli Soup

  Crackers

  Celery w/ PB

  Applesauce

April 15

  Meatless Monday

  Grilled Cheese

  Tomato Soup

  Crackers

  Applesauce

  Sorbet

April 16

  Turkey Wrap

  Veggie

  Fruit

  Cheese Puffs

  Condiments

April 17

  Senior Lunch

  Ham

  Sweet Potatoes

  Sliced Pears

  Roll

April 18

  Grilled Chicken Patty with

  Cheese on Bun

  Curly Fries

  Fruit

  Condiments

April 19

  No School

April 22

  No School

April 23

  Chicken Fingers

  Fries

  Orange Smiles

  Condiments

April 24

  Cheeseburger on Bun

  Baked Beans

  Fruit

  Condiments

April 25

  Sack Lunch

April 26

  Try Day Friday

  Chicken and Rice Bake

  Broccoli

  Fruit

April 29

  Chicken Nuggets

  Fresh Broccoli w/ Ranch

  Fruit

  Condiments

April 30

  Chicken Fajita

  Lettuce / Cheese Cup

  Cowboy Salsa

  Refried Bean

  Pineapple