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Weekly Update: April 15, 2022

Janet Stutz

Weekly Update: April 15, 2022


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


Happy Friday! Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend!  


Please review important information regarding Registration!  


Online Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year!

All of our students need to be officially registered on Infinite Campus, our student information system, click HERE to begin the online registration process. You will want to select new student if you have never attended our district. Make sure to select the 22-23 school year. Once you complete the registration, please reach out to me for your activation code for your parent portal account setup if you do not have one. 


If you have a current parent portal account, you can log in and register through your portal account. To access your parent portal, click here. Please note that your Preschool and/or Kindergarten student(s) may not show up in the student section. If you have them listed in the "nonenrolled section," there is a box you can mark to register this student. If you have other children in the district, please update their information for the 22-23 school year as well. We need every student to have their information updated and online registration completed. 


The GHS Model UN club did an incredible job representing France and India at the 2022 IHSMUN Spring Conference. Nearly 250 students participated in the conference, and sixteen were recognized as "outstanding delegates." Grinnell had five of the sixteen outstanding delegates: Iris Mackenzie, Ella Stephens, Kiran Jones, Peter Simpson, and Kiran Elfenbein. Great work Model UNers!


GHS Art Day:

Five Grinnell High School students participated in the Little Hawkeye Conference Art Day at Central College in Pella, hosted by Pella High School, on Wednesday, April 6th. Max Deitrich (11th grade), Madison Hey (11th grade), Reece Madren (10th grade), Brody Petig (10th grade), and Deja Tucker (11th grade). Max Deitrich, Madison Hey, and Deja Tucker received All-Conference Artist recognition for outstanding portfolio work and their performance and dedication in art classes. Brody Petig received second place for “Rose Colored Glasses” in the category of printmaking. Deja Tucker received third place for “‘Emotions’ Happiness” in the category of acrylic painting. Of the student-nominated works from the Make It Challenge, Max Deitrich received an honorable mention in “Most Creative Use of Materials” for his work with the theme “dream.”  Madison Hey and Deja Tucker also received an honorable mention in “Most Creative Use of Theme” for their work with the combined themes of “dream” and “music.”


Little Hawkeye Conference Art Day


You can see the virtual show here:

The 2020 LHC Art Show Website

Grinnell-Newburg is Leading the way at ITEC!  

We had five staff members attend the ITEC technology conference to enhance engagement and learning in the classroom.


Bill Gruman and Mindy Kostow co-presented with Brent and his team from Apple on a new workflow that our district is leading the state in implementing. 

Apple presentation


Fairview Custodian takes time to help a student!  

Mr. Troy is always willing to step in outside of his assigned duties to make a kid's day! Today a student wanted a bridge for his train set. He knew just who to ask! Mr. Troy joined right in to help. We appreciate all he does at Fairview!


building bridges


Upcoming Events: Activities next week


Take a look at the activities calendar for next week.  

Due to weather, there have been changes, and some games have been rescheduled. Let’s hope for better weather in the coming weeks.  


SIAC will be meeting next Wednesday, April 20th, at 5:00 in the GHS library to complete the IASB Feedback process and identify needs and goals for next year. We will highlight the work we have achieved and finish the last section! Thank you for participating. Amber sent out an email to SIAC members. Anyone is welcome to attend.  


Take a look at the Virtual Backpack, which includes Boys and Girls in Grades 3-6 track and field camp.


Have a lovely weekend! 




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