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Weekly Update: May 13, 2022

Janet Stutz

Weekly Update: May 13, 2022


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

Happy Friday! We will end the 2021-22 school year in just two short weeks. There are many activities planned in the upcoming weeks. Today alone, the district will be hopping with Boys Soccer Senior Night, Spring Concert at GHS, Davis 4th grade Campout, and GMS play performances.   


Dear Grinnell Families, Important Information Needed for Funding Source:   

The district is applying for Emergency Connectivity Funding this summer, and we are in need of information. We ask that you fill out the Connected Personal Device Survey, which will aid the district in gathering data to apply for Emergency Connectivity Funding (ECF) to benefit our students. Please complete the survey by May 31, 2022.   

Above and Beyond: 

Congratulations to Charlie Clements, nominated for the Above and Beyond award by Allison Pease. Charlie is a parent and community member who significantly impacts our district. One of his unique talents is to be the guest reader at our elementary schools, in which he often will throw in a little bit of balloon art.  Allison gave Charlie a special book for his shelf that includes many thank yous for his service!  Way to go, Charlie! 

Charlie Clements


Poster winners for farmer's market and Plant a Pizza event

Join us at the Grinnell Farmers Market for a free Plant a Pizza event sponsored by Olson Garden Market Thursday, May 19, from 3-6 pm, and Saturday, May 21, from 10 am-12 pm. Plant your own basil, onion & tomato to take home with you! Look for the event in front of the vet's building, and then be sure to check out the rest of the market! 


We would also like to announce the Farmers Market poster winners:

Valerie Peart- 7 years old 

Avery Lepley- 8 years old 

Caleb Meyers- 9 years old 

Harper Van Ersvelde- 10 years old 


7th grade ELA students conducted research on a Titanic passenger and were responsible for presenting it to their classes. Each student chose a style that worked best for them (creating podcasts, iMovie, brochures, slide shows, or interviews). Students in Mrs. Moore’s and Mrs. Culham’s classes did a great job with this year-end project. Some students went above and beyond the requirements by being extremely creative. They made Titanic extra credit projects at home the night before they presented.


Titanic Presentationtitanic cupcakes

titanic cake


Soccer Senior night courtesy of the Grinnell Herald Registry

Soccer Senior night 2022


Thespian Inductions: 

Thespian inductions

Thespian inductionthespians 2022


The Middle School Play Performances:  Directed by Olivia Mick and Annika Ford, GHS students
5th/6th grade Three Bears vs. Goldilocks
7th/8th-grade Bedtime Stories(As Told by Our Dad)(Who Messed Them Up)


It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them! 


Saturday, May 14, 5th and 6th play - 2:00 p.m.  7th and 8th play - 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday, May 15, 5th and 6th play - 1:00 p.m.  7th and 8th play - 3:00 p.m.

MS play

Take a look at the Virtual Backpack!


Upcoming Events:

Take a look at all of the events coming up next week!  


Activities calendar


Have a great weekend!





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