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Superintendent's Weekly Update

Dr. Stutz

Weekly Update: January 18, 2019

 

Dear Grinnell-Newburg Board of Education, Staff, Families, and Friends:

I would like to thank our community for participating in the listening tours during the months of December and January. I am grateful for all of those citizens who participated in this event.  Please let us know if you would like your business, church group, or community group to host a listening session. We are happy to schedule this event to continue to gather input.

 

Our next step is to form an ADHOC committee that will meet with our Architects, Estes Construction representatives, administration, staff and various representatives from several community groups to discuss options for the community to consider.   This committee will take into account all suggestions and put costs to those projects. The options will be narrowed to 4-5 scenarios that will be presented to the community for feedback, prior to any consideration for a bond vote. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Amber Robson at 641-236-2700 or email her at amber.robson@grinnell-k12.org.  

We are aware of the impending weather forecast for today and will be watching it closely.

Take a look at this week’s highlights!  January is a busy activity month.

 

No School Monday, January 21:  The Grinnell-Newburg School District will be closed on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.  

 

10 Days of Kindness - January 25-February 3, 2019

The Grinnell community will be participating in a 10 Days of Kindness initiative from January 25-February 3.  During this time there will be multiple opportunities for community members, businesses and schools to participate.

 

Also visit the 10 days of Kindness Facebook page to learn more.

 

Please continue to check out the  Virtual Backpack!!

 

Jr. and Sr. girls have an opportunity to attend a financial literacy session on January 25 during lunch hour (12:00-1:00 pm) at the Drake Library.  The focus is to empower women in learning more about their finances. Lunch will be served. It is open to the public. Students interested should sign up in the counseling office.

 

GNCSD student artwork is displayed in the hallways at UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

Student Art workStudent diplayed art work

 

Grinnell College Men's Basketball team read to our students at Davis Elementary School last week and shared what it is like to go to College.

Grinnell college mens basketball visits davisReading at davis

GC mens basketball reading at davisgroup photo with mens bb

 

Guest speaker from Poweshiek County Soil & Water Conservation District talking about water pollution in Iowa with 8th-grade students.

Soil and water consevation presentationConservation at GMS


 

Event Highlights:

Girls BBGirls basketballGirls Basketball

HS eventsMS boys basketballMS basketball

Cheerleading at MSCheerleading


 

Upcoming Events:

 

Looking ahead - Parent Teacher Conferences will be held February 14 & 15

 

Friday, January 18

5:00 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Oskaloosa

6:30 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Oskaloosa

 

Saturday, January 19

8:00 State Jazz Band @ Pella HS

9:00 District Large Group Speech @ Pella HS

9:00 SEIBA Honor Band Festival @ Iowa City

10:00 Varsity Wrestling Invitational @ Williamsburg

 

Monday, January 21

No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Day

 

Tuesday, January 22

4:45 JV Boys & Girls Basketball @ Home

6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home

6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Home

7:00 Varsity Boys Swimming @ Grinnell College Bear Athletic Center

7:30 JV II Girls Basketball @ Home

7:45 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Home

 

Thursday, January 24

4:30 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home

4:30 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ Oskaloosa

6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home

6:00 JV Wrestling @ Home

6:30 Varsity Wrestling @ Home (Senior Night)

7:00 Varsity Boys Swimming @ Grinnell College Bear Athletic Center

7:30 JV Boys Basketball @ Home

 

Friday, January 25

12:00 Lunch Hour Jr. and Sr. Girls Financial Literacy at Drake Library

4:00 Debate Tournament @ Iowa City

4:45 JV Boys & Girls Basketball @ Home

6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home

6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Home

7:30 JV II Girls Basketball @ Home

7:45 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Home

 

Saturday, January 26

8:30 Debate Tournament @ Iowa City

10:00 Varsity Wrestling Conference Meet @ Home

10:30 Varsity Boys Swimming Conference meet @ Luther College

 

Sunday, January 27

1:00 Spelling Bee @ Davis Elementary