Friday, December 19, 2014

Blue and Gold Brigade Marching Band Goes to Florida

Marching band members are ready to have some fun in the sun this month.  Band members are going to Disney World!  They leave the day after Christmas. The students will perform at Magic Kingdom and participate in a workshop with a Disney music staff composer/arranger.  They will also be touring the Kennedy Space Center.  Sixty-nine students are going on this trip and will arrive back to GHS on January 2 2015.


Belvidere Elementary is an Official Charter of the National Elementary Honor Society

Belvidere Elementary School inducted 33 students for its new National Elementary Honor Society. School administrators are thrilled to become an official charter of the organization.  Fourth and fifth grade students who earned A’s and B’s or at least an 85% average for the entire semester, and had no more than one discipline referral, were recognized at the school’s first induction ceremony.  Conn-West Elementary School is the first Grandview C-4 elementary school to receive its charter from the National Elementary Honor Society on July 21, 2014. It will induct its first members in January 2015.

Click here to view photos from the event.


Martin City K-8 Students Spread Holiday Cheer

Students at Martin City K-8 used their voices to spread cheer to residents at Corner Brook Care Center and Timberlake Care Center.  The students spent some time holiday caroling for residents at the facility.  It’s an annual tradition for the school.  Students from all grade levels participated in the event.
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CAIR Students Produced Spoken Word Poetry for the Youth Civic Film Project

CAIR High School and Middle School students in Mr. Jeffers’ class collaborated to engage this Youth Civic Film Project sponsored by American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Engagement in this exciting project,” If I Had a Trillion Dollars” (IHTD) gave our students an opportunity to voice their concerns about U.S. federal spending and budget priorities and how they impact ALL of us.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars - A Rap by Jordan and Isaiah

If I Had a Trillion Dollars - Spoken Word by Reva and Isaiah

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Belvidere Caring Communities Time of Service & Giving

The Belvidere Caring Communities participated in a Time of Service and a Time of Giving last week.  On Dec. 9th, Belvidere Elementary parents, children, LINC staff members, and Pastor Hicks from Belvidere Heights Baptist Church met to decorate cookies and make decorations and ornaments to give to the staff and residents at the Life Care Center of Grandview.  On Friday, Dec. 12th, Belvidere boarded a bus and went to the Life Care Center to deliver all the decorations and cookies.  During their visit, they sang Christmas songs, caroling up and down the hallways and in their dining rooms.  It was a joy to serve and give to the Grandview residents and staff members at the Life Care Center of Grandview. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Grandview Ignite at Martin City Gets Students Motivated about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Careers

Honeywell Engineers worked with GC-4 middle school students by taking proactive steps to get them interested Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers with Grandview IGNITE. Middle School eighth graders were broken down by two groups, boys and girls.  They worked alongside about twenty Honeywell engineers.  Students got some hands on experience in their small groups rotating table to table. They participated in demonstrations in a wide range of engineering pathways, from civil and mechanical engineering, even computer science.

“STEM is not a boy's game or a girl's game. It's everyone's game. It's about all persons helping us get to where we are going," said Martin City K-8 Principal Johnny Dodge.

The event brought out NBC 41 and Fox 4 news that featured the event during afternoon newscast. The KC Star also featured the story.  Thanks to Honeywell and Prep-KC who sponsored the event.

GC-4 Elementary Choirs Perform at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Belvidere, Conn-West and Butcher-Greene students spread some holiday cheer at this year’s annual tree lighting ceremony hosted by the City of Grandview and Mayor Leonard Jones.  The Butcher-Greene choir and Conn-West/Belvidere combined choir performed three songs each.  They were joined by other schools choirs around the area.  Their Christmas carols were followed by story time with Mayor Jones, who read Twas the Night before Christmas.  The highlight was the lighting of the bright Christmas tree that will shine over the View through the holiday season.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Makes Food Donation to Martin City

Every year, during the holiday season the AAFP employees strive to make a difference within their community.  This year employees chose the GC-4 school district as their place to make that difference.  Employees collected enough food to put together 80 snack bags to be given to students, who may need it, during the holiday break. The employees dropped off the bags to the Martin City K-8 counseling office.  GC-4 would like to thank AAFP for their generosity this holiday season!

GC-4 Joined Schools across the Nation in Hour of Code Event

Belvidere Elementary School students will join kids worldwide to participate in the Hour of Code. It’s a two-hour event to get kids involved in computer science and teach them how video games work.  Its objective is to get kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers.

In one week last year, 15 million students tried computer science! Computer science was on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. President Obama, Shakira and Ashton Kutcher all kicked off the Hour of Code with videos.

Over 100 partners came together to support this movement. Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. Now the Hour of Code movement is aiming to reach 100 million students.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Belvidere Student Council Canned Food Drive for GAP is a Success

On December 9, 2014, Belvidere's Student Council collected 1,107 items for the families of Grandview and delivered them to the Grandview Assistance Program (GAP). They had an original goal of 600 items. The students had a challenge amongst the grade levels and the 3rd grade won bringing the most food items.  The Student Council sponsors are Coach John DeWitt and Mrs. Pat Ernst.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pancakes with Santa at Belvidere Elementary

This was the first time Belvidere had Pancakes with Santa. The purpose of this event was to raise money to help with their Giving Tree. Belvidere adopt families from the community and provides gifts for family members for the holiday season. They served around 210 people and raised over $700.00. It was a HUGE Success.

The children got to sit on Santa's lap and take their picture by a photographer (Jessica Dittemore with "Jessica Dittemore with Photos and Designs").

Belvidere had help from volunteers that included Belvidere Staff, Grandview A+ students and a Boy Scout Troop.

Thanks to all the following sponsors who donated to help the event: Grandview McDonalds, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, True Value, Sonic, Hy-Vee and Belvidere Heights Baptist Church.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Conn-West Gets Deemed a National Honor Society Charter

Conn-West Elementary School, the first Grandview C-4 elementary school to recieve its charter from the National Elementary Honor Society on July 21, 2014, will induct it's first members in January 2015. We are very proud of this accomplishment and excited to have Grandview Middle School Honor Society members serving as mentors for our inductees and partcipants in our induction ceremony.

Monday, December 1, 2014

College Signing Ceremony Held for GHS Track Athlete

Faculty, staff, family, friends and teammates celebrate GHS Senior Ashanti Hutton's signing day to run track at Northern Illinois.  A ceremony was held in the foyer of Grandview High School.  Ashanti was joined by her father David Hutton, her mother, Patricia and brother Dante, along with a host of close family and friends.  The GHS senior is expected to graduate this winter and make her Bulldog to Huskies transition next semester.

Belvidere Elementary is an Official Charter of the National Elementary Honor Society

Belvidere Elementary School is now looking to select students for its new National Elementary Honor Society. School administrators are thrilled to become an official charter of the organization. A student selection criterion has already been put in place and invitations will be sent out to those that meet the criteria on Monday, December 8th.  Once students are selected the school will have its own Induction Ceremony on December 17th at 3:00p in the gym.

Grandview IGNITE at Martin City Next Week

Grandview Ignite is an event created to inspire and ignite excitement about the various pathways of engineering.  Martin City middle school students will be experimenting with circuit building, constructing towers of toilet paper rolls, mining for chocolate chips, robotics and more.  They will be getting hands on instructions from Honeywell engineers.  The event will take place at Martin City December 11th from 8:30a-11:30a.

GC-4 Elementary Choirs to Perform at Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting

Tis the Season! Come out and support the Butcher Greene Elementary School choir and Conn-West/Belvidere combined choir! Students will be performing at the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at The View this week.  The students will perform three songs each at the event. The ceremony starts at 6pm on Thursday December 4th.  The tree lights up at about 7pm!

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Grandview Boys Basketball program needs your support!

Players are starting their fundraiser which will run until December 3rd. They are selling a variety of items to meet your spirit-wear needs and in all sizes, even youth.

If you are interested in supporting our basketball program and promoting spirit here at GHS, please email

You do not have to pay for your spirit gear until it returns, which will be the first week following Christmas break, January 6th-9th. If you are paying by check, please make your check payable to GHS.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter Sports Fest

Let the games begin for this school year's Winter sports! Student-athletes got a great warm up for the upcoming season at Winter Sports Fest Tuesday night.  Boys and girls, jv/varsity and freshman basketball and wrestling programs participated in scrimmages, and fun competitions.  This winter sports season kicks off with the Freshman boys basketball game held November 24th at Truman.

Belvidere 5th Grader Wins School Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the winner of the Belvidere Spelling Bee!  Clint Schmidt spelled his way to gold Tuesday night, with the winning word “neigh.”  He’s been a student at Belvidere since Kindergarten.  Luke Foster, a 5th grader, took second place in the event.  He was followed by Austin Willis who placed third.  Good luck to Schmidt, who will now go on to the Jackson County Bee, held early next spring. Great effort by all 18 contestants!  

Meadowmere PTA Honored with 2014 Missouri PTA Parent Education & Involvement Award

Meadowmere’s PTA’s effort to promote the national STEM initiative last school year, with its annual Science Night went unnoticed. The organization was recently recognized by the National PTA and awarded the 2014 Missouri PTA Parent Education and Involvement Award.

Meadowemere Elementary PTA Science Night had activity booths pertaining to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Aerodynamics, Electricity and Robotics. The national organization recognized the event as an excellent example of how PTA’s can make a difference in children’s lives.

This initiative has started Meadowmere’s PTA members on a path to bring much more science to our school and community!

GC-4 Trivia Night a Huge Success!

Not only was there plenty of fun to be had at this year's Trivia Night, but enough money was raised to help continue the mission of the Grandview Education Foundation.  This year’s event raised the most money out of any Trivia Night GEF has had so far and it has the GC-4 community to thank for it.  More than $9800 was raised.  GEF uses the funds to support Innovative Teaching and Staff Grants, scholarships to GHS graduating seniors and other special events.

Congratulations to the winners:
 1st place-Got Brains?
 2nd place-Natural Disasters
 GC4 History Trivia winner-Pam Pinkerton

Thank you to all the sponsors, participants and GHS class of ’85 alum KMBZ’s Krista Martin Klaus and class of ’85 alum Greg Martinette who were honorary emcees!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Track Stars Who Helped Bring State Title To Grandview High School Sign With Colleges

Grandview High School is proud to announce two of our student athletes signed their athletic letter of intent Wednesday.

These two athletes are:
Anglerne Annelus - Signed to run track at UCLA (pictured right)
Ashanti Hutton - Signed to run track at Northern Illinois (pictured left)

Both of these athletes have already left their mark, as they are school record holders in track and field at GHS.  Congratulations to both of these fine young ladies and good luck!  The district hopes to recognize these athletes in a ceremony at a later date

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Middle and High School Students Compete in Prep-KC’s Annual Math Relays

The Fifth Annual Prep-KC Regional Math Relays held at Grandview High School last weekend brought out hundreds of students excited about math.

Approximately 600 students from 22 schools (Center, KCMO, KCK, GV districts represented) competed in the event.

The relay put students to the test in a timed challenge to answer 20 questions in 15 minutes. Calculus students participated in an all-day Sigma marathon event and the winner took home a $500 scholarship.

Honeywell, Cerner, and KU were major sponsors of the event, which was initiated by Prep-KC.
Thank you to GHS Pro-Start who prepared breakfast and lunch for approximately 60 volunteers, test proctors, sponsors, and team coaches in the Hospitality Room. GC4 food service provided lunch to all student participants. Also thanks to the GHS A+ students who were able to earn mentor hours for working the event.

Congratulations to all of our Grandview winners listed below:

Algebra Team Relay, 4th Place - Grandview High School, Timothy Burks, Monteze McGregor, Zoe Reynolds, Elizabeth Rocha
Geometry Pre-Alpha division, 2nd Place - Grandview Middle, Chayanne Williams-Sandoval
Geometry Beta division, 2nd Place - Grandview High, Keyara Wilson
Geometry Gamma division, 1st place - Grandview High, Elizabeth Casey
Geometry Gamma division, 4th place - Grandview High, Ra'yanna Battles
Number Sense Pre-Alpha division, 3rd place - Grandview middle, Jordyn Osborne
Number sense Pre-Beta division, 3rd place - Grandview High, Vanessa Aceves
Number sense Gamma division, 3rd place - Grandview High, Luisa Dominguez
Number sense relay team, 3rd place - Grandview High, Jennifer Anderson, Elizabeth Casey, Ra'yana Battles, Luisa Dominguez
Data Pre-Beta division, 2nd place - Grandview High, Vanessa Aceves
Data Alpha division, 1st place - Grandview High, Isaac Daniels
Data Gamma division, 2nd place - Grandview High, Jacob Gardner
Data Gamma division, 3rd place - Grandview High, Zoe Reynolds
Data Delta division, 4th place - Grandview High, Brandi Gentry
Data relay team, 2nd place - Grandview High, Ashley Arthur, Ben Buller, Brandi Gentry, Jacob Gardner
Data medley team, 3rd place - Grandview Middle, Thomas Moy, Chayanne Williams Sandoval, Jessica Buller, Ana Chayre-Boyle
ACT Pre-Beta division, 2nd place - Grandview High, Fuechai Vang
Sigma Marathon - 4th place - Grandview High, Camille Wilson

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grandview Bulldogs Softball Recognizes Season’s Accomplishments

This year the Grandview Bulldog softball team ended the season with something to hold on to for next year.  The team again showed some great improvement since previous seasons.  The Bulldogs celebrated players during a recent awards banquet.

Recognized for their hard work, the following ladies were awarded these post-season honors.

2nd Team All-Conference – 1B - Sr. Hope Lee; SS – Soph. Brie; Mitchell; OF – Fr. Emily Yearta; C – Fr. Anneka Lewis
HM All-Conference  - 3B – Jr. Hana Yocom

2nd Team All-District – Inf. – Sr. Hope Lee; Inf. – Soph. Brie Mitchell
District 13 – All-District Team – 3B – Jr. Hana Yocom

Freshman of the Year – Emily Yearta, Fr.
Offensive Player of the Year – Anneka Lewis, Fr.
Defensive Player of the Year – Hope Lee, Sr.
Most Improved Player of the Year – Brie Mitchell, Soph.

Player of the Year – MVP   Brie Mitchell, Soph.

Click here for photos from the event.

Friday, October 31, 2014

GC-4 Science Night

GC-4 teachers came together for a night of science.  An event was held for all district science teachers gather information on a variety of science topics.  The collaboration is an effort to gain different ideas about fun ways to teach science in the classroom.  “Science Night” had a variety of science topics on the table that included Citizen Science projects, hover crafting, roller coaster design and more.

Grandview Varsity Football Team to Buy New Helmets with Generous Donation

The Bulldog football team would like to send a big thank you to Troy Reese Senior. Reese recently donated $3000 to the football team. The check was presented to Coach Andy Leech and members of the team this week.  Reese is a father of a football player and an Environmental Coordinator at Farmland. He is the recipient of an award at Farmland where he had the option to donate the money to a charity of his choice.  Leech says the money will help buy new football helmets for players.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On Air Solutions Donates USB Robot Drives to Belvidere Students

Sixteen flash drives shaped like robots were handed over to Belvidere’s First Lego League team.  The drives were a donation from On Air Solutions. The purpose for the USB drives is to learn basic programming and watch videos downloaded onto them for the students.  The Belvidere Bobcats want to send a huge THANKS to On Air Solutions for its support!

First Lego League Robotics Scramble Competition Event Kicks Off

Grandview C-4 Elementary School students test their robotic skills at Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology.  That’s where the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics Scramble was held October 18th. These scrambles provide opportunities for FLL teams to practice before the big final competition in November and December.  The schools that participated were Martin City, Butcher-Greene and Belvidere.  There was really no win or loss - it was all about learning and getting feedback from judges.

Annual Interscholastic Head Injury Report Now Available

The Missouri State High School Activities Association has released the 2013-14 Interscholastic Youth Sports Brain Injury Report.  The report contains information about the impact of student athlete concussions and head injuries and the efforts that have been made to minimize damages from school sports injuries on the MSHSAA website. We encourage all GC-4 parents and students to review the report at the link provided.

Women In Design

Students from GHS attended the Women in Design--Kansas City Day of Shadowing. WiD--KC is a part of the American Institute of Architects Kansas City organization. Twenty of the high school’s female students went to three separate engineering firms in the area.  They had a chance to shadow women engineers there and experience some hands on learning while networking with role models in the field.  The girls were able to take tours around the office and view project renderings, documents that outlined project costs and important specifics. They even had a chance to work together on a little design of their own. Here are photos from HMN Architects of the event.  To learn more about Women In Design, please visit

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Math Relays

Grandview High School students are warming up for the annual Math Relays. GHS will host the annual Prep-KC Math Relays on Saturday, November 8th. The opening ceremony kicks off at around 8:30am and awards/recognitions will begin at approximately 2:15pm. This event will include over 500 students from area high schools. There will be representation from Honeywell, Cerner, Rockhurst, and KU at the event. G-C4 M
ath teachers will act as coaches and test proctors. GHS Pro Start will provide a hospitality room and CSD4 Food Service will provide lunch to all the students competing.

Up to 100 of our GHS, Grandview Middle School, and Martin City Middle School students will be in attendance, either showing off their math skills or volunteering their time. This is expected to be a great day of fun and learning in a friendly, competitive environment!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Grandview C-4 Middle School Students Prepare to Fill the Engineering Gap through Grandview Ignite Event

Monday, October 20th, Grandview Middle School eighth graders were shown the tricks and the trades of engineering through Grandview Ignite.  The event is designed to get students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Honeywell hosted Grandview Ignite. Twenty engineers with the company worked  hands on with students to get them excited about STEM careers.

GMS is taking proactive steps to get their students interested in STEM careers by partnering with Honeywell and Prep-KC for the special Engineering Day.

Jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) will outpace non-STEM jobs significantly over the next 10 years according to the Commerce Department, yet the U.S. is failing to produce enough skilled STEM workers. If schools don't take immediate action, we will begin to see a dramatic decline in innovation and crucial research and development.

The event consisted of small groups of students rotating table to table, participating in hands-on demonstrations.  Martin City eighth graders will participate in the same event Thursday, December 11th from 8:30am-11:30am.

Click here to view photos from the event.

Irika Sargent, a former Meadowmere Student and GHS Grad Co-hosted on "The Talk"

Grandview High School alum Irika Sargent had her own seat at the table of the daytime talk show "The Talk" this week.  Sargent is currently a news anchor at CBS4 in Miami.  Tuesday she joined hosts Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen, and visited with the show's special guest.  Here's how the GHS alum describes the experience.

Monday, October 20, 2014

1st Place for the GHS Blue & Gold Brigade at Missouri Day Marching Festival

The Grandview High School Blue & Gold Brigade marching band took first place among all class 4A bands for the fifth year in a row at the Missouri Day Marching Festival in Trenton, Mo., Oct. 18.

The band and color guard received first place (highest point total) in Music, Marchi
ng and Maneuvering and General Effect categories for overall Field Show highest point total of the nine 4A bands. Grandview had the second highest Field Show point total out of all 36 bands in all classes.

The Blue & Gold Brigade drum line also place third in its class in the indoor competition.

The 110-member Grandview marching band and color guard is unique in that it is a completely volunteer activity - all practice time is mornings and evenings outside-of-school time - and that the band includes eighth-graders (this year 21).

Missouri Day was the last competition of the season for the Blue & Gold Brigade which place second in competitions at Missouri Western University (St. Joseph), Lee’s Summit North and Carrollton, Mo. earlier in the year. The Grandview C-4 director of bands is Danny Watring.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blue and Gold Brigade Comes in a Close Second at MoWest Invite

Marching band students took their musical talents to Missouri Western State University's Tournament of Champions. The Blue and Gold Brigrade Marching band took second place in the full band competition.  The band missed first place by .8 of a point. We are still proud of our Bulldog band members and their hard work! Congratulations!!

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Parents as Teachers Visits the Fire Station

Parents as Teachers invited parents to bring their children to the fire station.  The firemen talked to them about fire safety. The firemen put on their gear in front of the children.  They role modeled how they would sound and look in a fire as they searched for people in the burning home.  Families were given the opportunity to go inside the ambulance.  All of the children received fire fighter hats and a bag of treats about fire prevention month.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

College Night

The road to college is getting closer for Grandview High School seniors.  Many are already prepping for what’s to come with the help of the high school’s College Night.  The informational event took place Monday evening in the GHS library.  Dozens of seniors came out with their parents to learn about the college application process.  That process may include things like ACT dates, financial aid, scholarships, A+, and more. The school’s counselors and coordinators broke the information down for parents and students with hopes to make that road to college a little smoother.

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Congratulations to the Blue and Gold Brigade Marching Band

The drum line, color guard, and band had a strong showing at the Lee's Summit North Marching Invitational this past weekend. Check out these results!

Color Guard Indoor Show - Silver Division - 2nd Place 
Drum Line Indoor Show - Silver Division - 1st Place 
Band Field Show - Black Division - 2nd Place 

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat

The trick or treating got to an early start for theatre students at Grandview High School.  Several students headed out to nearby neighborhoods Tuesday night to going door to door, not to collect candy but canned goods.  It’s an effort for the Tot’s Eat community service project. GHS students JP Haley, Hope Lee, and Jessie Fuller collected a couple of bags of canned goods and non-perishable items that will be delivered to the Grandview Assistance Program.

“The students have a lot of fun dressing up and 'trick or treating,' and it’s a great way for them to make a difference in their own community.” said Rachel Taylor, Grandview High School’s Theatre Director.

This is an initiative theatre students (Thespians) across the United States are teaming up on to fight hunger in their communities.

College Application Fair Held at GHS

The college application process can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time.  The College Application Fair at Grandview High School is there to give students that extra support they might need to get those apps completed.  The fair was held in the high school's library.  Eleven schools were represented this year.  Students who attended not only got help but had their application fees waived and their transcripts sent. One-hundred and ninety-two seniors were able to complete at least one college application with many applying for two or three colleges.  

Friday, October 3, 2014

The New GC-4 App Is Here

The Grandview School District has officially released a new App for all parents, students and community members to download. Is is free and full of important information.

Click here for more information and to download.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

3rd Annual Bobcat Pride Day

This was the 3rd Annual Bobcat PRIDE Day for Belvidere Elementary.A day for students, parents, staff, and community to team together on projects to "beautify" the school and school grounds. This year they had around 25 people made up of students, parents, and staff meet at the school working on various projects such as: weeding, putting mulch in the flower beds, picking up trash around the school grounds, painting picnic tables and a cart for the backpack snack program, and painting a new kickball diamond on the lower playground.

Click here to view the pictures from the event. 

Save the Date - 6th Annual Trivia Night

The sixth annual Trivia Night will be on Thursday, November 13 at GHS.  This will be a great night to show off all those useless facts you know and compete in a friendly environment and just have a great time.  Trivia Night is a unique event that brings our community together. The event is put on by the Grandview Education Foundation.  Last year it raised almost $6000 through sponsorships, teams, and donors. The money raised went toward student programs, scholarships and staff grants.

This year’s goal is to have 50 tables. You can start lining up your team

of eight from your businesses, community organization, city government, family, friends, or GC-4 school or department.  Clever team names, “uniforms”, and table decorations are encouraged and rewarded!  There will be items raffled, door prizes, and a few items to bid on during our live auction.

Click here to download the form below to sign up as a sponsor, teamor donor. All are greatly appreciated! Sponsors and donors are recognized in a pre-show PowerPoint presentation and, along with teams, in the printed program.

Friday, September 26, 2014

GC-4 Curriculum & Instruction Day with Jim Warford

A day of teaching and learning with all GC-4 Staff at Grandview High School with Jim Warford from the International Center for Leadership in Education on Sepetember 26, 2014.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rock Band Gooding Plays Music & Teaches GHS Students Financial Litercy

“Gooding's assembly contains excellent music, commercial production, and most importantly an engaging message for young people on making wise lifelong decisions around money, investing, saving, and avoiding debt. It is a powerful message for people of all ages,” said Dr. Ralph Teran, Superintendent.

Click here to view pictures from the event.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Grandview High School’s RoboDog Walk is a Success with Wayside Waifs

On Saturday September 20, the Grandview C4 School District’s RoboDog joined Wayside Waifs for Strutt Your Mutt 3K Walk in Brookside. RoboDog is part of FIRST Robotics, a global competition between high school teams.

Since 2011 RoboDog has walked their robotic dog to benefit our local shelter, Wayside Waifs. In addition, RoboDog has an ongoing service project collecting towels and blankets needed by the shelter.


Monday, September 22, 2014

National Rock Band Holds Concert to Teach Teens Financial Literacy

You’ve probably heard the tunes of Gooding and may not even know it.  His music has been showcased in hundreds of commercials and hit shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,”  “CSI,” “The Good Wife,”  “Daily Show” and “Criminal Minds.”  On Thursday, September 25th Gooding will play his hit tunes for hundreds of teens at Grandview High School during two assemblies.

This isn’t just a concert; it’s a chance for band leader, who goes by the name ‘Gooding,’ to use his platform as an artist to talk to teens about financial literacy. The educational tour uses the power of a live rock performance and Gooding’s own personal story to inspire young people with lessons of finance, saving early, credit card debt and predatory lending.

“Gooding's assembly contains excellent music, commercial production, and most importantly an engaging message for young people on making wise lifelong decisions around money, investing, saving, and avoiding debt. It is a powerful message for people of all ages,” said Dr. Ralph Teran, Superintendent.

According to Gooding, students who do not receive this message early often drop out of college and return to the same cycle of financial irresponsibility as their parents. Children from lower income households and un-banked families are especially at risk. The district appreciates the support of Bank Midwest who is helping to sponsor the event.

For more information, go to their web site:  

Belvidere Fourth Grader’s Artwork on Display at the Nelson Atkins Art Museum

Hope Butler’s artwork is catching a lot of attention.  The Belvidere Elementary School fourth grader was selected to have a piece of artwork on display at the Ford Learning Center at the Nelson Atkins Art Museum. Hope was awarded a scholarship last spring to attend art classes at the Nelson.  Her art is also hanging in the Board of Education room along with other students’ work from the district.  The Grandview School District is proud of Hope’s latest achievements.  If you’re interested in seeing Hope’s work you have until November to go check it out.

2014 Grandview Triangle Family Fun Walk/Run and Health Fair

The 13th annual Grandview Triangle Family Fun Walk and Run got off to a fast start this weekend.  Dozens showed up to Grandview High School bright and early Saturday morning to pound the pavement.  The event started out with warm up tunes provided by the Grandview’s Blue and Gold Brigade marching band.  The walk/run was all about fun and staying active and healthy.  Information on those topics was provided during the health fair at the event. That’s where a hand full of local vendors were on hand for participants.  The run/walk is put on every year by the Grandview Education Foundation.  All funds raised benefit the Grandview Education Foundation’s programs, scholarships and teacher grants for Grandview C-4 students.

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Harvest Time is here for GHS Ecology Classes

Check out what’s been growing out of the gardens at Grandview High School.  Students reaped a harvest of vegetables already this fall. The Grandview High School Ecology class has been participating in a project with Kansas City Community Gardens for the last two years. Students have six raised bed gardens and have produced over 500 pounds of produce the last two years (334 pounds and counting this season).

“The goal is to teach students about the importance of healthy eating and growing their own food,” said Heath Cooper, GHS Science Teacher.

Last year students were given the Marder Award for the school yard garden that demonstrates “spirit of community gardening”

Friday, September 19, 2014

Grandview High School’s RoboDog Walks with Wayside Waifs

This weekend Grandview C4 School District’s RoboDog will join Wayside Waifs for Strutt Your Mutt in Brookside. The 3k walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. at 62nd Terrace and Brookside Plaza.

RoboDog is part of FIRST Robotics, a global competition between high school teams. Each year the
team builds a robot designed to play a new game and compete against other robots. Students have a chance to develop their design, engineering, electrical, and computer programming skills while working with adult mentors from local engineering and technology companies.

Since 2011 RoboDog has walked their robotic dog to benefit our local shelter, Wayside Waifs. In addition, RoboDog has an ongoing service project collecting towels and blankets needed by the shelter.

There is still time to make a donation to our team.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Grandview High School Homecoming 2014

Grandview vs. Belton Game
Homecoming started off on a high note with the parade and all the festivities leading up to the big game and high school dance.  But, the Bulldog varsity football team fell short of a win to the Belton Pirates.  The score was 24-21.  It was a great comeback in the latter part of the game but a tough loss.  We are still proud of our Bulldogs football players for their great effort Friday night!

Homecoming Queen and King
Congratulations to Grandview High School’s 2014 Homecoming Queen and King.   Seniors Hope Lee and Devon Wright were named this year’s queen and king.  Both were crowned at halftime during  Friday night’s game.  Hope was nominated by the GHS Softball team.  She is a member of National Honor Society, the Cappies, and the Spirit Squad. Hope is also the captain of the softball team, the historian of the Thespian Society and lead editor for the yearbook.  Wright was nominated by the GHS Football team.  He is a member of the wrestling team and the yearbook staff.  He is also the varsity football team captain.  He plans to play college football and then become a Police Officer.

Celebrating 100 Years
As part of the homecoming festivities a reception was held in the GHS library celebrating Grandview C-4’s 100th year.  Some past and present faculty and staff were recognized for the service they provided our schools and community throughout the years.  A pregame recognition also took place on the 50-yard line thanking those in attendance for their support of our district.

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally
The sun didn’t come out at this year’s parade but that didn’t stop the bright blue and gold spirit from shining through.  Grandview High School’s annual homecoming parade was a big celebration in downtown Grandview.   Cheerleaders, the Blue and Gold Brigade band, and Bulldog athletes could be heard rooting on their school with pride down Main Street and into the high school gymnasium where a pep rally in the high school’s gymnasium followed.