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Weekly Update: September 7, 2018

Janet Stutz

Weekly Update: September 7, 2018


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


Happy Friday!   It has been a busy week for the Grinnell-Newburg students and staff.  It is our best hope that the weather turns a little less wet for the upcoming weekend. There is some important information below about tonight’s football game and events. Please be sure that you take a look.   


Also, I would like to thank Miraco Company for their support and assistance yesterday for bus parking and additional parking they made available on such short notice as we scrambled to host the GHS cross country meet.  Ahrens Park was determined not usable due to the amount of water. There were 11 teams that participated in the event and they traveled from across the State to be here. I want to thank everyone for their patience as this large event was put together in less than 2 hours at the 4th avenue site.  We recognize that there was some frustration with communication and parking, however in the end, it was an amazing event for our athletes. The 4th avenue space worked out very well due to the size of the property.


Grinnell Tiger Football & Band BBQ:

Due to field conditions, the 9th grade football game has been moved to Monday at ADM (more details to come). Kickoff for varsity game will still be 7:30pm on T.T. Cranny at Grinnell High School.


Grinnell Band Booster BBQ will open at 5:00:

MENU: Shredded Pork Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Chips, Dessert, and Drink COST: Meal - $7.00 or Sandwich Only - $4.00.  Carryout containers will be available. Join us and then stay for the game vs. ADM. There will be a combined performance of the 2018 GHS Tiger Marching Band and the 2018 GMS 8th Grade Band.


Little Tiger Cheer Clinic Performance- Pre-game will begin at 7:00pm


Halftime of Varsity: 1998 Grinnell Tigers Class 3A runner up Recognition


Cross Country Meet:

Thank you Miraco for your support as we accommodated 11 teams for this Cross Country Invitational Event.   Our athletes had an opportunity to compete against many teams that they have not run up against in the past.  

boys cross country team

girls cross country team

girls runner

Boys runner


PTO T-Shirt:

Connected PTO is having a tiger t-shirt fundraiser.  Attached you will find the order form and items for sale. 

Please note that all sales are online at  https://connected2018.itemorder.com/sale

The due date is Tuesday, Sept 11 at 11:59 p.m. when ordering online.


5th Grade Kindness Retreat:

Our 5th grade students participated in a TEAM building event that focused on being kind!  “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness”. - William Arthur Ward

Kindness retreaat 5th grade


Kindness group


7th Grade Courage Retreat:

Our 7th grade students worked together as a TEAM to find learn about courage.  “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” -William Faulkner

Courage retreat


School Bond information:

This Bond will enable the district to provide safe and secure entry ways for students, separate drop off and pick up areas, storm shelters, College and Career spaces, critical Heating and Cooling Updates, Plumbing, and electrical updates. It will also enable the district to house students and staff in learning environments that are ADA compliant and meet the needs of our gifted and special needs learners.  This past summer we have experienced several system failures due to aging systems. The plan, that will cost the average homeowner 64 cents a day, will enable the district to build a new PreK-5 building, completely gut and renovate the middle school, and renovate the high school. Please know that the district does not have dollars to fix the 42-48 million dollars worth of renovations in five buildings just to bring them up to code, without adding any educational learning spaces or longevity to the life of the school building.   The plan was designed based upon feedback from our many community engagements meetings, our new architect firm, administrators, teachers, and students. The final informational meeting will be held Monday, September 10 from 12:00-1:00 at the Drake Library.



Paper copies of the weekly update are provided at the following locations:







Don’t forget to check the Virtual Backpack.


Upcoming Events:



Informational meeting at the Drake Library on the School Bond 12:00-1:00 PM

Varsity Girls Swimming Meet @ Williamsburg

JV Football @ ADM High School



8th Grade Football @ PCM High School

Varsity Girls & Boys Cross Country Invitational @ Edmundson Park

Middle School Cross Country Invitational @ Edmundson Park

7th Grade Football @ Home (High School)

8th Grade Volleyball @ Newton

7th Grade Volleyball @ Home (Middle School)

9th/JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Home



Varsity Volleyball @ Des Moines Christian School

Girls Varsity Swimming @ Marshalltown



9th/Varsity Football @ Fairfield High School



Varsity Volleyball Invitational @ North Mahaska

9th Grade Volleyball @ South Tama High School


Enjoy your weekend!   Go Hawkeyes? Go Cyclones?  GO TIGERS!!!!!! Enjoy the games.





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