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Weekly Update: April 1, 2022

Dr. Stutz

Weekly Update: April 1, 2022


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


Happy April! I hope this update finds you well as you are heading into the weekend. There has been a lot going on in the district, and the next eight weeks will continue to be busy for many families as we slide into the home stretch of the school year. In the next few weeks, we begin our spring testing for students. The Iowa State Tests, ACT, MAP, and other assessments will be given to students. It is essential that we encourage students to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy morning breakfast, and try their best. These assessments assist us with our planning for curriculum and instructional practices while identifying any skills gaps. Thank you for ensuring that students attend school and are on time too.    


REMINDER: Monday, April 4th - No School / Teacher PD day


Speech Festival: 

This past Monday, The Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) held the 43rd Annual All-State Festival of Individual events. Congratulations to Olivia Mick, SMT, who received the honor to appear at the All-State Festival. Also, a highlight of the festival, Elizabeth Hansen, former GHS English teacher and Speech sponsor and Inductee into the IHSSA Hall of Fame, was chosen to serve as a critic for the event. Congratulations! A special thank you goes out to Mr. Hosbond and Ms. Flinspach for coaching our students and guiding them to develop such talent! 

Mick award

Olivia Mick


Liz Hansen


HVAC planning for GHS and GMS:

The planning for HVAC replacement at GHS and GMS has commenced. This project is underway; however, most of the construction to replace portions of the HVAC system will occur in the summer of 2023. The timing for installation is mainly due to equipment availability and timing for opening up ceilings when students are not in session.   


Conditions for Learning Survey:

Please watch for an important letter and link from your building principal regarding the survey as required by the Department of Education. We thank you for your time in taking this survey, as the results are used to plan for school improvement.  


Grinnell Track & Field Camp

Hosted by Grinnell Track and Field


The Grinnell Tigers Track and Field coaching staff will be holding a Track and Field camp for boys and girls in grades 3-6. The camp will be held at TT Cranny Stadium (Inside if there is bad weather) on Sunday, April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th from 4 to 5:15 PM.  Check out the virtual backpack or this link below for further details.  




Virtual Backpack has some new items for families and students, including the Grinnell Hometown expo, upcoming lifeguard job openings for the summer, activities for youth, and much more! You can find the backpack link here: Virtual Backpack


Spring Sports Season is upon us! 


Take a look at the upcoming events:  Spring Calendar of Events.


Have a wonderful weekend!




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