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Weekly Update: May 17, 2019

Janet Stutz

Weekly Update: May 17, 2019


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


Happy Friday! I hope that you have had an enjoyable week! This weekly update has many celebrations and appreciations!  It is a busy time as we bring the 2018-19 school year to a close. There is still a lot to accomplish over the next few weeks. Stay focused and stay dry!


Teacher Appreciation Week:

Last week we celebrated our teachers! I want to thank all of our staff for your hard work and dedication to your students and families. Thank you for all that you do each and every day!   

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Police Officer Appreciation week!  This week we should take a moment to thank our service men in blue! Happy Police Appreciation Week!  


Reading with Retirees Club:

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, three Grinnell College students made a “pitch” for the Grinnell

College Wilson Center’s SPARK challenge for a grant to bring together Grinnell Schools Davis

Elementary students with residents of The Mayflower Community for a reading enhancement

program. The project was chosen for funding at an estimated cost of $5,000 by a panel of judges and will be used during the 2019-2020 school year for transportation, training, and a work-study position.


The students are Taylor Gaskins, Shabana Gupta, and Andrew Jopeck. They termed the

proposal, “Reading with Retirees Club.” The three students have been enrolled in Professor

Monty Roper’s SPARK short course, where they worked on the development of the project.

Efforts have been coordinated with Brian Conway, Principal at Davis Elementary School, and

Steve Langerud, Executive Director of Grinnell’s Mayflower Community.

Reading with Retirees Club


8th Grade Orientation:

Our 8th grade students had an opportunity to visit the high school last week to get the lay out of the building! We look forward to our 8th graders becoming GHS students in the fall!

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Orientation 2019


Grandfriends visit Bailey Park & Fairview Elementary:

Grandfriends Day was last Friday! What a wonderful celebration for Grandfriends and students to spend time reading, playing and learning about their school. It was a wonderful day!

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Grand hour 2019Grand hour 2019 Grand friends


All City Band Concert:

What a wonderful band concert! Our band students in grades 5-12 put on quite of performance for a packed audience this week! Great job!

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Career Technical Educational Experience:

GHS  students had first-hand experiences with recent visits to Kinze Manufacturing in Williamsburg and Victor Manufacturing in Victor. This included Mr. Winkleblack's welding certificate students and members of the high school robotics team.

It included detailed plant tours and visits with employees. They were creating valuable real-world connections with successful area industries. Both emphasized the need today for skilled tradespeople in their workforce.

Tech experienceTech at Kinze


Please be sure to check out our virtual backpack!  There are many summer events and activities that you do not want to miss.


Upcoming Events:


Friday, May 17

8th Grade Campout

Boys & Girls State Track & Field

5:30 Varsity Baseball Scrimmage @ Home

7:15 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Pella


Saturday, May 18

Varsity Girls Regional Tennis

Boys & Girls State Track & Field


Monday, May 20

JV/V Boys Soccer Sub-State

Varsity Girls Tennis State Team

Elementary Track & Field Day @ GHS

Grinnell College Commencement

9:00 Varsity Boys Tennis Sub-State @ Pella

10:00 JV/V Girls Golf @ Oskaloosa

3:35 Insurance Meeting for All Staff @ GHS Media Center


Tuesday, May 21

5:30 Varsity Baseball @ Home

5:30 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Home

5:30 JV Softball @ Home

7:30 Varsity Softball @ Home


Wednesday, May 22

5:00 JV/V Boys Soccer Sub-State @ Home

6:00     School Board Meeting

7:00 Fine Arts Awards Night


Thursday, May 23

JV/V Boys Golf State Tournament

5:30 JV Baseball @ Home

6:00 JV Softball @ Home

7:30 Varsity Baseball @ Home

7:30 Varsity Softball @ Home


Have a great weekend!



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