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Weekly Update: February 7, 2020

Janet Stutz

Weekly Update: February 7, 2020
Dear Grinnell-Newburg Board of Education, Staff, Families and Friends:


It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that the Grinnell-Newburg School Family lost one of our own this past week. Jodie Gallagher, first grade teacher at Bailey Park, passed away on February 5, 2020. Our Tiger family will dearly miss Jodie. Please keep her family and our Tiger family in your thoughts during this difficult time. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3-7 P.M. and mass service on Monday, at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 

The principals are creating a schedule in order for all staff members at Bailey Park to attend her service and are making arrangements for staff at other schools to be at the service on Monday. I want to thank our principals, LINK, many parents, PTO and other community members for your support in insuring our students are supervised so that staff can attend the service who wish to attend. This amazing outreach of support and assistance is greatly appreciated. 

Reminder February 17, 2020:  This will be a make up day for students and staff.  All students and staff will be in session on a regular schedule. 


Next Week Advocacy Day:

Next week, I will be attending Advocacy Day with Superintendents from across Iowa. These sessions enable superintendents to discuss priorities with our legislators as they continue to develop bills in their subcommittees that may affect school finance and how we do business. I will share information regarding this event at our next Board meeting on February 12, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.     


Wrestling Team Update:  Way to go Tigers!

Two conference champs! On to sectionals Saturday! Go Tigers!

Landon Kirby- 1st 

Eli Rose- 1st

Brock Beck-2nd

Kam Steveson- 2nd

Garrett Heater- 3rd

Wyatt Hunter- 3rd 

Jack Dahlby Albright- 4th  

Max Loveall- 5th 

Gavin Gilman- 5th

Hayden Eaton- 6th

Colin Hartz- 6th

Gabe Gilman- 6th

Michael Norenberg- 7th




Champ wrestling

Eli Rose-Conference Champ

Conference Champ

Landon Kirby-Conference Champ

1,000 point club

Jake Hull earned his place in the 1,000 point club.


Large Group Speech, Swimmers, Solo Ensemble... and much more

Best of luck to all of our students who are competing this weekend!!!


Variety Show!   Our student performances last evening were outstanding!  Here are a few photos from the event!

Choir ConcertSinging

honor choirHonor Choir 2020Performance 2020



Check out the Virtual Backpack!!!


Upcoming Events:


Friday, February 7

4:45 Boys & Girls JV Basketball @ GHS

6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ GHS

6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ GHS

7:45 Varsity Boys Basketball @ GHS


Saturday, February 8

8:00 Middle School Solo/Ensemble @ GMS

9:00 State Large Group Speech @ Cedar Rapids

12:00 Varsity Boys Swimming State Qualifier @ Summit Middle School

12:00 Varsity Wrestling Sectionals @ Carlisle


Sunday, February 9

9:30 ISU Honor Band @ ISU

7:00 Connected (PTO) @ Davis


Monday, February 10

8:00 ISU Honor Band @ ISU

10:00 LHC Instrumental @ Norwalk

6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Norwalk

7:15 JV Boys Basketball @ Norwalk

7:30 ISU Honor Choir Concert @ ISU


Tuesday, February 11

4:45 JV Girls Basketball @ Norwalk

6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Norwalk

7:45 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Norwalk


Thursday, February 13

8:00 UNI Honor Band @ UNI

4:30 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Pella Christian

4:30 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ GMS

4:45 JV Boys & Girls Basketball @ Indianola

6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Indianola

6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Indianola

7:45 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Indianola


Have an awesome weekend!



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