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Weekly Update: May 6, 2022

Dr. Stutz

Weekly Update: May 6, 2022


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


Happy Friday!  Spring weather has not been the best for our outdoor activities; however, I believe next week we may finally see some relief. Listed below are the many upcoming events for next week. This quick “at a glance” will hopefully assist you in navigating through all of the activities to place on your calendar during a busy time of year.   


It is with great sadness that I share the recent loss of former student Drew Gibson, Class of 2021, son of Dee Gibson (Fairview first grade teacher) and Rob Gibson (GMS Social Studies Teacher) this past week. Please keep the family in your thoughts during this difficult time. The Tiger Staff have been working together to support our colleagues through this challenging time. 


We would also like to congratulate Dr. Anne Harris, Grinnell College’s 14th President, on her official inauguration ceremony that will take place this Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 10:30 am.   


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Please be sure to take a moment to thank your teachers for all that they do to support our students and families! Each and every day, our teachers find ways to help our students to learn and grow even during the most challenging times. Thank you, Teachers! 


Teacher appreciation week

The Grinnell Middle School wrapped up its 2022 Teacher Appreciation Week celebration with a check presentation from its partner in education, Grinnell Mutual. A contribution of $2,500 to the Grinnell Newburg School Foundation’s mini-grant program honors the GMS staff and supports Grinnell-Newburg staff members’ educational projects not otherwise funded by the school district. Partners in Education committee members include (from left): Barb Baker, Grinnell Mutual; Jill Hulsing, GMS; Tammy Tibbitts, Grinnell Mutual; and Principal Clay Harrold, GMS.


Happy Nurses Day!

May 11, 2022, is Nurses Day! Thank you to Kim Weber and Katelin Ferguson for supporting our students every day! Your friendly and kind faces comfort our students when they are not feeling well! Thank you for taking such great care of them.  

Katelin FergusonKim Weber


Happy School Lunch Heroes Day! 

Today we also recognize our School Lunch Heroes! Our school lunch staff goes above and beyond to ensure that students are taken care of each day not only during the school year but throughout the summer months as well. Thank you for all that you do!   


High school lunch heros


Fairview lunch heros


MS lunch heros



Davis lunch


Davis lunch heros


Bailey park lunch heros

Bailey Park


Imagine Grinnell 1000 Trees will be distributing and planting trees on May 14. We are in need of volunteers for the event.  Here is the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44aeab2da3f9c07-1000

Class efforts Benefit MICA:

We held a food drive to benefit MICA and Jill Hollingsworth’s sixth-grade STRIVE group earned the most points during the week. The fifth grade brought in the most items as an entire grade. As a whole, we contributed a total of 878 pounds of food. Our Partner in Education, Grinnell Mutual, has agreed to match the pounds of food with a monetary donation, so our contribution is doubled! A HUGE THANKS to our fabulous partner for their continued support of the middle school and our community. MICA is very appreciative saying this came at an opportune time. 

MICA food donation


Culinary Arts Students are always cooking up goodness!  This week they made special treats to appreciate Staff!   

Culinary arts


Choir Concert Photos: Grinnell Middle School Sprint Concert!

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Elementary Art Show:  

The Art show is officially opened through May 21.  Please take a moment to visit the art show to view the talents of our youngest learners! 

Elementary Art show

More Teacher Appreciation!  We Love our Teachers!   

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Upcoming Events: Activities next week

Friday, May 6 

5:00 Large Group Music Festival @ GHS

6:00 Boys Varsity Baseball Scrimmage @ Williamsburg


Saturday, May 7

Color guard auditions

9:00 Boys Golf @ Tama Toledo Country Club

12:00 Girls Varsity Softball @ Sigourney


Monday, May 9

8:00 Boys Tennis @ Boone

9:00 Girls Golf @ Pella

9:00 Boys Golf @ Willow Creek

4:30 High School boys & girls track @ Pella

4:30 Middle School boys track @ Oskaloosa


Tuesday, May 10

4:30 Middle School Girls Track Meet @ Newton

5:30 Girls Soccer @ Home

5:30 Boys Soccer @ Pella

6:00 Baseball Scrimmage @ Williamsburg


Wednesday, May 11

9:00 Girls Tennis @ Cedar Rapids

Nurses Day


Thursday, May 12

3:00 Girls Golf @ Newton

3:30-6:00 Public Health Immunization Clinic

4:00 Track-Boys & Girls High School State Qualifier @ Bondurant-Farrar

5:30 Boys Soccer @ Home


Take a look at the Virtual Backpack!


Have a wonderful weekend.  Happy Mother’s Day.  



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