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Weekly Update: May 10, 2019

Dr. Stutz

Weekly Update: May 10, 2019


I hope that this weekly update finds everyone well! It is Friday and the Grinnell-Newburg School District has some wonderful news to share with our community this week. I hope you enjoy this update! In just four short weeks, we will be closing out our school year for summer. I know that it may not quite feel like Spring, but summer will be here before you know it.   I am wishing everyone a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend!


Celebrate Iowa School Board Superheroes this May!  

The Iowa Association of School Boards invites communities to celebrate and thank their local school board superheroes during the month of May. This year’s theme, “Superheroes for Public Education”, pays tribute to the incredible work of these unpaid volunteers and the significant impact they have on Iowa Public Education. More than 2000 School Board members across Iowa volunteer countless hours on board work each month. Thank you Stephen Sieck, Barbara Brown, Meg Jones Bair, Helen Redmond, Dustin Smith, Laurel Tuggle Lacina, and Emily Guenther for being Superheroes for our students.

Board of Education 2019


Bailey Park and Davis Awarded PLTW Distinguished School:

A representative from Project Lead the Way attended the Board meeting this week to recognize two of our elementary schools. We are among 426 schools across the country to earn this award. There were 17 schools in Iowa who also received the recognition, however only 4 PLTW Launch (Elementary) schools earned this designation in Iowa... and two of them are from Grinnell!!  Congratulations!

PLTW Award 2019


Matthew Cunningham -  1st Team Academic All-State 2019

Matthew was recognized by the Board for this spectacular achievement.

Matthew Cunningham


Above & Beyond recipient:

We recognized two recipients for the Above and Beyond award.  Congratulations to Mindy Kostow, assistant tech director. She was recognized by the building principals.  Not pictured: Steve Langerud was recognized for the time and commitment that he gave to our district by facilitating the Listening Tours held in December and January.

Mindy Kostow


National Board Certification:

This past week the Board was presented with re-visiting the National Board Certification opportunity for teachers. If you are interested in participating in this activity, please contact Malissa Juni or April Gosselink. I am working with them to organize a cohort who will submit an application in January of 2020.  


New Infinite Campus Mobile App:

Now you can have Infinite campus information at your fingertips.  Check out the new Mobile application below.

Infinite campus app

Diversity Alliance visits our littlest learners at Fairview:

The Grinnell High School Diversity Alliance visited our littlest learners to talk about kindness and acceptance for all.  The students worked together to determine what we can do at Fairview to make it a more inclusive school for everyone who walks through our doors.  If you are at Fairview, look for posters with ideas from our students.

Diversity AllianceDiversity Alliance 2019


Diversity Alliance


Bike Helmets for 3rd graders:

Last Friday, our 3rd graders were lucky enough to be fitted for bike helmets by our community partners. It is an awesome deal that 3rd graders in our County get free bike helmets to keep them safe while riding.

Bike HelmetsSafety for 3rd grade

Tiger Tokens:

These students used their Tiger Tokens to earn a lunch with Mrs. Grewe. Way to go kids!!

Tiger Token Lunch

Kindergarten Round Up Welcomed the Class of 2032:

Class of 2032


Sports Competition Highlights:

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Spring Concert:

Come support the GHS Choir Student in their final concert of the 18-19 school year, tonight.

Extraordinary kids doing extraordinary things!

Friday, May 10, 2019 • 7:30 PM • GHS Auditorium (Concert will run 1 hour & 15 minutes)

We will also be honoring these 2019 senior choir members:

Senior Chior students


Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 10

8:00 Varsity Boys Tennis @ Knoxville

9:00 8th Grade Activities Fair @ GHS

6:30 Varsity Baseball Scrimmage @ Home

7:30 Spring Choir Concert @ GHS

8:15 JV Baseball Scrimmage @ Home


Saturday, May 11

9:00 JV/V Girls Golf @ Tama-Toledo Country Club

9:00 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Nevada

9:00 Varsity Girls Tennis @ Home


Sunday, May 12

1:00 Varsity Softball Scrimmage @ Cedar Rapids


Monday, May 13

3:00 JV/V Girls Golf @ Otter Creek

3:00 Varsity Girls Tennis @ Home

5:00 Varsity Softball Scrimmage @ East Marshall

5:30 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Boone


Tuesday, May 14

4:00 JV/V Girls Golf @ American Legion Golf Course

5:00 JV/V Boys Soccer @ Ahrens Park Soccer Field

7:30 All City Band Concert @ GHS


Wednesday, May 15

8th Grade Campout

9:00 Varsity Girls Tennis Regional Individual @ Pella

7:30 Thespian Induction


Thursday, May 16

8th Grade Campout

JV/V State Track Meet @ Drake Stadium

5:30 Varsity Boys Baseball Scrimmage @ Home

5:30 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Pella


Have a wonderful weekend!




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