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Superintendent's Update: September 29, 2023


Weekly What’s Going Well: 

Happy Friday! 


This week we want to say thank you to Grinnell Elementary PTO as they provided Grinnell Tiger t-shirts for all K-4 students.  Perfect timing with homecoming right around the corner. 

In preparation for the 2023 Homecoming week, I decided to bring the President and Vice President of Grinnell High School Student Body, Brody Petig and Chloe Alger to the table.  Check out their video which takes us through the fun and exciting events to come during homecoming week! 

We are one day away from the exciting Kites Over Grinnell Event! We hope you are able to come out with your family and friends for an enjoyable Saturday at Ahren’s Park. 

Grinnell Newburg Homecoming Parade:

Grinnell-Newburg High School Homecoming Parade, sponsored and organized by Grinnell-Newburg Dollars for Scholars and the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held downtown on Thursday, October 5th. The Grinnell Tigers play Benton Community on Friday, October 6th at 7:30 pm at T.T. Cranny Field! 

Lineup for the parade begins: 4:30 p.m. (Downtown: 4th Avenue & Park Street)

Parade Begins: 5:30 p.m.

All entries must be submitted by Monday, October 2nd to participate in the parade.

Click here to register your float and find the parade route.

Following the parade, head over to Central Park for more festivities and Tiger Spirit!


Fee Waiver Forms & School Fees

 If your child(ren) qualifies for free or reduced-price meals, you may also be eligible for full or partial waiver of school fees.  To be considered you must submit the fee waiver form to the District Office or your school building by October 4, 2023.  

The fee waiver form can be found HERE.

Parent Portal Link 

Families are also able to pay their school fees online through the parent portal or can bring checks/cash to their school.  Notices will be mailed out in the weeks to come for any unpaid fees. Please contact your school or the district office with questions about school fees.



Dari Barn Day for GMS XC

Middle School Cross Country Team enjoyed a sweet treat from the Dari Barn this week. 

GMS XC enjoying their ice cream


GMS XC enjoying their ice cream


GMS XC enjoying their ice cream


1st Grade Goes to Reiman Gardens

Grinnell 1st graders took a field trip to Reiman Gardens in Ames this week.  They’ve been learning about the lifecycle of butterflies in the classroom and were able to see lots of them at Reiman.

1st Graders tour Reiman Gardens in Ames, IA


1st Graders tour Reiman Gardens in Ames, IA


1st Graders tour Reiman Gardens in Ames, IA




Grinnell FFA Soils Team advances to State!

Congratulations to Grinnell FFA Soils Team on being District Champions and advancing to State!


FFA Soils Team with their awards


FFA Soils in the dirt at work


Grinnell Elementary PTO 

Mrs. Williamson’s class changed right away into their Grinnell Tiger t-shirts provided by the Grinnell Elementary PTO.

Mrs. Williamson's class with their t-shirts



Grinnell Athletic Dept. Garage Sale!

Don’t miss out on the Grinnell Athletic Department’s Garage Sale during the HOCO Game October 6th!  Lets go Tigers!

Check out their flyer, HERE! 



New Resident Welcome

The Chamber is partnering with Grinnell Community Greetings to host a New Resident Welcome next Tuesday, October 3 from 5-7 PM in Central Park for anyone that has moved to town in the last 18 months. 

For more information, visit their website here


The virtual Backpack can be found here:


The activities Calendar can be found  here:



Have a great weekend!

Superintendent Steven Barber



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