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The mission of the Granite Falls School District is to inspire and facilitate a passion for life-long learning and the pursuit of excellence in every student, every day.


Thank You Granite Falls Community

The Granite Falls School District would like to give a big THANK YOU to voters!
The YES vote on the recent bond issue benefits our students and staff, as well as the entire community. The vote of confidence and support you have given us is truly appreciated. We will continue to work hard to keep your trust, improve student learning, and provide safe, secure facilities for our children.  We will be keeping you informed as progress is made on the renovations of the Granite Falls Middle School, district wide security and safety improvements and the construction of a covered grandstand to complete the stadium at the Granite Falls High School.
A special thank you goes to the Citizen’s Committee and the Committee Chair, Carl Cary, whom devoted hours and hours of time to ensure the successful election; and to Mike Trask, Brent Kirk, VonJentzen Productions, Steve Howell, Jeff Balentine, Carol Panagos, Richard Panagos, Melanie Freeman, Deon Freeman, Premier Realty, Kathy Silveira, Julie Dickson and the countless number of employees, parents and community members who volunteered time and resources to support the election. And of course, to each and every voter – we cannot thank you enough.

It’s because of all of you that we will build a future that is Granite Strong!

Linda Hall
Superintendent, Granite Falls School District

Granite Falls School District Requests for Qualifications/Proposal (RFQ/RFP)
Architectural and Engineering Services
Granite Falls School District Bond Project

The Granite Falls School District recently passed a $13.725K bond measure and is seeking qualified Architectural and Engineering (A/E) services in order to complete district-wide security and safety improvements; renovate Granite Falls Middle School to provide flexible, integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) classrooms; and construct a covered grandstand to complete the stadium at Granite Falls High School. A/E professional services are required to perform activities within the scope of the general definition of professional practice in the RCW chapters 18.08 (Architects), 18.43 (Engineers and Land Surveyors), or 18.96 (Landscape Architects). Go to Table E of RCW 39.80.020(5) for the scopes of practice for these professions.

Specific proposal requirements, qualifications, evaluations, and contract negotiations can be found here. For further questions or assistance, please contact the Granite Falls School District business office at 360.691.7717.

FFA Plant Sale
Green thumb alert!! The Annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) Sale will be starting on Friday, April 14 from 2-4pm at the high school. Please stop on by and pick up hanging baskets, herbs, tomatoes, or annual bedding such as geraniums, lobellia, petunia’s, pansies, marigolds, and red and green begonia’s. All proceeds go toward supporting the Granite Falls High School FFA team activities, community service projects, travel and the purchasing of plants and materials for next year. They will be open on Saturday, April 15 from 9am-1pm; Friday, April 21 from 2-4pm; Friday, April 28 from 2-4 pm and Saturday, April 29 from 9-1pm as well. If you have any questions, please contact the Granite Falls High School.

We Have Gone Live!! New Options for Online Donations
If you would like to make a donation to several of the scholarship options, ASB, or ECO Car, donations can be made at: http://granitefalls.revtrak.net/ . If you are a club interested in setting up an account to receive donations, please contact Linda Briggs at lbriggs@gfalls.wednet.edu or 360-691-7717.

Congratulations Success in Education Winners!!
The District announces its 3rd quarter ‘Success in Education’ award winners! Congratulations to High School winners: Jaden Yaretz, Samantha Leitzke & Jordon Heppner;Crossroads High School winner: Madelynn ClevelandMiddle School winners: Ella Smith, Makena McGill & Zoii VogtMCE winners: Dezedemona Cheer-Gomez & Rylinn BuchholzMWE winners: Kyle Dennis & Clayton Connell. The award represents students that show an understanding of the importance of education and provide a committed, excellent service to other students, staff members, or the community. Candidates were nominated by staff and selected by the school’s administrative team.

Community Survey
The district is running the community survey from Mid- March to Mid-April. We are trying to get as much feedback as possible from parents, students, and staff. Please take a moment to complete the survey by going here. We desire to hear your opinion and get your feedback on how we are doing as a district so that we can improve our services and learning opportunities to the children of our community.

Monte Cristo Science Fair
The Winners of the Monte Cristo Science Fair are: 1st Place: Hannah Brotherton & Mackenzie Diseth; 2nd Place: Cooper Washo; 3rd Place: Jonny Ralph & Andrew Dee; 3rd Grade Honorable Mention: Steven Berlin; 4th Grade Honorable Mention: Danika Mace & Alisha Wright; 5th Grade Honorable Mention: Madison Dierck-Carr & Mackenzie Dennis; Zoey Haverman & Sydnie Darnell. Principal’s Pick went to Katie Beth DaSilva-Knight & Nathan Edwards. All the projects were amazing! Great job to everyone who participated.

Kindergarten Round-Up
Granite Falls School District invites you to attend the Kindergarten Round-up on April 13th from 4-7pm at Mountain Way Elementary located at 702 N. Granite Ave., Granite Falls, WA 98252. Incoming Kindergarteners will meet teachers and participate in fun activity centers. Parents will also visit classrooms and learn more about the kindergarten program. Also provided will be a free hot dog dinner served by the Granite Falls Fire Department. If you have any questions or are unable to attend please contact Mountain Way at 360-691-7719.

The Beat
The Band Program will be hosting their annual silent auction/dinner fundraiser called “The Beat” on Saturday, April 22nd at 5:45pm located at the Granite Falls High School. Tickets are on sale now. You can buy tickets from any band students or contact the high school or middle school. Dinner tickets include: Lasagna, Salad, Bread, Dessert, and Beverage. All the funds raised from the dinner ticket sales and silent auction directly benefit the students in the band program. If you are unable to attend the event, you can still make a donation, donate an item for the auction, or help in getting the word out! Please contact Erin Howard with any questions: ehoward@gfalls.wednet.edu.

Spring Break
The Granite Falls School District will hold Spring Break during the week of April 3-7, 2017. There are several high school sporting events going on during this time if you are around the Granite Falls area during break. Please contact the high school at 360-691-7713 for details on times and days.

Mentor Program Looking for Mentors
We have several students that are on a waiting list.  Do you have an extra 30-45 minutes a week? Do you want to give back to your community? Become a mentor! The primary role of a mentor is to promote positive self-esteem and success in school.  A mentor is a role model that listens, encourages, and guides.  Contact Kayla Lehman at 360-283-4353 for more information. Join the Mentor Program! For an informational brochure, go here

 

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