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Weekly Update: December 21, 2018

Dr. Stutz
Weekly Update: December 21, 2018


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

Happy Holidays! I hope that all of you enjoy a restful Holiday break! Tis the season to sing about math, spread holiday cheer and come together as a Grinnell-Newburg School community!  Please be sure to check out GHS Math students in their holiday videos spreading a little math cheer on the Grinnell-Newburg Facebook Page. Also, you should take a look at Fairview’s story time character activity this morning. Students had an opportunity to vote on their favorite live action story! Bailey Park enjoyed the week with visitors for the Breakfast Book Club, Focus STEM day, building Gingerbread houses and learning a few dance steps. If you have not had an opportunity to hear Davis’s “12 days of Christmas” version well here is your chance to listen. Grinnell Middle School, even though they lost a day this week due to the water main break, did not lose a beat with their Holiday fun. The 7-8th grade Choir and band spread a little holiday cheer out at Grinnell Mutual yesterday.   


I wish all of you a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year! See you back on January 2, 2019 as we celebrate learning, friends, athletics, and student success stories. The next weekly update edition will be posted on January 4, 2019.    


Please remember to join us on January 10 at Fairview from 7-8 PM,  or on January 14 from 5-7 PM at GMS to participate in the Facilities listening sessions. Here is your opportunity provide feedback about our schools and facilities. You will have an opportunity to tour the school building too.  If you can not make a session, please feel free to answer the following statement on the Facility feedback form.


Jill Scheck is in the Holiday Spirit.

Mrs. Scheck


Cookies Galore! 

Did you know that our FCS students made more than 200 dozen cookies!   Community members, staff, and students had a chance to purchase some wonderful tasting cookies to share with family and friends!  Wow amazing!

Cookies FCS


High School Holiday Math

Math Songs


Middle School at Grinnell Mutual spreading Holiday Cheer

GMS Band at GMRC


High School Fans having a little fun watching Varsity Girls Basketball!


Girls Basketball


Debate picture

Three Grinnell High School debaters were award winners last Saturday's Railsplitter Speech & Debate Tournament at Des Moines Abraham Lincoln High School. Senior José Niño and junior Case Fenner finished in 7th place out of 34 teams in the Public Forum Debate event, advancing to quarterfinals. Junior Maile Latham finished in 7th place out of 28 Congressional Debate competitors.


Beck record

At our Tiger Dual Tournament last Saturday, Brock Beck achieved his 100th career win. He is one of only four, in GHS history, to achieve this as a Junior. Congrats Brock!!


Fairview gingerbreadWolf play at fairview


Assembly at FairviewDress up at fairview

Fairview enjoying character story time!


Making gingerbread houses at Bailey ParkSTEM

Bailey Park students had a blast with all sorts of winter-themed focus day activities. Students decorated and ate cookies, were challenged with some STEM activities, created art projects, and enjoyed musical activities!



Are you creative, collaborative, and have a passion for making Grinnell a better place for kids?  Join the AmeriCorps team and lead one of four short term projects bringing people and organizations together to support area kids.  Positions focus on Health and Wellness, Community Engagement, Volunteer Engagement, and employability skills. All positions begin February 4 and earn a living allowance and education award.  Positions are either four or six months, depending upon placement. Must be 17+ to serve. For an application or to learn more, call 641-269-3900 or visit Grinnell-AmeriCorps. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, January 4, 2019.


Upcoming Events:

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


Thursday, January 3, 2019

6:00    JV Boys Basketball @ Home

6:00    Varsity Boys Swimming Meet @ Boone

6:00    JV & Varsity Boys Wrestling @ Home

7:30    9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home


Friday, January 4

12:30    Debate    @ DMACC

4:45    JV Girls Basketball @ Norwalk

5:00    Varsity Wrestling @ North Polk

6:15    Girls Varsity Basketball @ Norwalk

7:30    Boys Varsity Basketball @ Norwalk


Have a Wonderful Break!  See you January 2, 2019!





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