Statement from Dr. Stutz
Dear Grinnell Families and Community:
We have received many comments and thoughts regarding a proposed plan to remove the All-State pictures from the Athletic Hallway adjacent to the New Gym. This was only a discussion in which a presentation to the Booster Club was made to explore an idea that could incorporate touch-screens of pictures and videos. No decisions have been made.
The original idea was that there would be more than just photos to celebrate the athletes. You could include YouTube clips, coach testimonials, game clips, etc… in each athlete’s bio. The thought too was to try to find a solution to our growing wall that will someday run out of space.
As a school district, we acknowledge that there is much history surrounding the accomplishments of our alumni that we need to preserve. We also acknowledge that visitors, both from Grinnell and from other communities, enjoy seeing the pictures and reminiscing about past teammates, coaches, and memories.
Please know at this time, I have talked to our administrative team, and our Booster Club leadership to re-visit the Athletic Hallway proposed idea, and engage others in a process that would explore this situation for the future.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns, questions, or further feedback. I welcome your feedback.