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Weekly Update: December 14, 2018

Dr. Stutz

Weekly Update: December 14, 2018


Happy Friday!  This morning’s fog reminded me to make sure that my information in Infinite Campus was up to date in the event of a late start, hard surface pick up, or school closure. As we head into the winter season in the coming months, please be sure that you are able to receive a voice reach.   


December 21, 2018 Early Dismissal

Just a reminder that next Friday students will be released two hours early to begin their holiday break. Dismissal will be at 1:15 PM.   


Facility Listening Tours: I am looking forward to listening to our community at the following facility listen tour events listed below! Participants will have an opportunity to walk down memory lane, learn about current instructional practices, and tour the facility. The majority of the time will be spent listening to our community about solutions regarding our school facilities.  We are starting over, and hope that you will join us to share your thoughts. Once all of the listening tours are complete, we will engage an ADHOC committee made up of representatives from the community, farmers, businesses, parents, students, CMBA, Bluestone Engineers and staff to review all of the information we have collected to bring scenarios back to the community for review.   

December 15  - 10:00-12:00 at Davis Elementary
December 17 - 6:00 - 8:00 at the High School
December 19 - 6:00 - 8:00 at Bailey Park
January 10 - 6:00 - 8:00 at Fairview Elementary
January  14 - 5:00-7:00 at the Middle School


Board Meeting Recap:

Congratulations to the Bailey Park Paras for being recognized by their principal, Josh Smith, for going above and beyond to support teachers and students on a daily basis.  

Bailey Park Para's


FFA Presents:

Thank you to our FFA student leaders for sharing their leadership and conference experiences during the FFA National Convention this past October, 2018.   



Donations recognized from Alliant Energy, University of Iowa Credit Union, GMRC, and Grinnell Mutual

You may have noticed on this past week’s Board agenda that we received several donations not only for the Robotics Team, but also for GMS invisible Closet, (GMRC).   We are grateful to Alliant Energy, GMRC, University of Iowa Credit Union, and Grinnell Mutual for their donations to support our students.

Robotics Donation


GHS Invisible Closet Tree:

The Invisible Closet Tree is up in the Counseling Office at the High School. We have hats, mittens, scarves socks sweatshirts and coats available. If you are in need of any of these items, or know another student who is in need, please stop by and pick something out! If you would prefer, you can also email Mrs. Plagge or your counselor about getting some winter gear! This is also an opportunity to give back if you are able. Feel free to bring in any of the items listed above in new or lightly used, clean condition!

Invisible Closet


Yes!  It was concert week.  This is one of my favorite weeks of the year to listen to all band and choir students in grades 5-12.   Wonderful performances!

5th & 6th Grade Band & Choir Concert:


ConcertConcert Middle School


choirBand 2018


7th & 8th Grade Band & Choir

7th and 8th Band


band 2018

choir Middle school

Concert 2018

High School Winter Concert:

HS Concert 2018HS Winter Concert


Playing in Concert 2018Concert 2018


Upcoming Event: Student Sponsored Community Dance Marathon

Please note on January 5, 2019 starting at 5:00 PM in GHS cafeteria we will be hosting a Dance marathon that will benefit the Pediatric Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplant patients at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.   This is a 12 hour event. This is open to all community members.


Schedule 5-7:00 PM is open to the community who do not wish to stay overnight.


Small children are welcome to participate and visit with Tina the Tiger

Food and Games will be available

5:00 PM through 5:00 AM is the dance a marathon


Admission sign up information


Watch for more information next week!  


Upcoming Events:

Friday, December 14

4:15 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ South Tama

4:30 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Home

4:45 JV Boys & Girls Basketball @ Dallas Center - Grimes

6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Dallas Center - Grimes

6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Dallas Center - Grimes

7:30 JV II Girls Basketball @ Dallas Center - Grimes

7:45 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Dallas Center - Grimes


Saturday, December 15

8:00 Booster Club Basketball Tournament @ HS

8:30 Lincoln Railsplitter Debate @ Abraham Lincoln High School

10:00 Facility Listening Tour Meeting @ Davis Elementary

10:00 Varsity Wrestling @ Roland - Story


Monday, December 17

4:30 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Oskaloosa

4:30 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Home

6:00 Facility Listening Tour @ GHS


Tuesday, December 18

4:45 JV Girls & Boys Basketball @ Home

6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home

6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Home

7:30 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Home


Wednesday, December 19

6:00 Facility Listening Tour @ Bailey Park Elementary


Thursday, December 20

4:30 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ PCM

5:00 Varsity Wrestling @ Home


Friday, December 21

4:45 JV Girls & Boys 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


Have a wonderful weekend!





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