Thursday, February 19, 2015

1st Grade Project Based learning Lesson at Martin City Elementary

Ms. Sara Jaramillo, a First grade teacher at Martin City read the book “To be a Kid” to her class.  In the book, there is a picture of a child with no shoes.  Ms.  Jaramillo’s students had many questions about the child with no shoes.  This conversation led to the class deciding to do a clothes drive for one week and give the donated clothes to the Highgrove Early Childhood Center so that they can be distributed to families in throughout the Grandview Community.

The students started by writing opinion papers deciding if they should do a clothes drive. The majority of students had the opinion that the clothes drive was a good idea.  Students made posters and displayed them throughout the building.  They designed flyers that went home with all of the students at Martin City and they wrote announcements for the intercom.  They also made commercials using I pads to promote their clothes drive.  They placed boxes for collection throughout the building and checked them each day.

In one week, the class collected 36 bags of clothing that will be given to the Highgrove Early Childhood Center.  Ms. Jaramillo’s students  feel like they have accomplished something big and they are very excited to give the clothes they collected to the Early Childhood Center.

Two GHS Wrestlers Get a Mayoral Sendoff to State

On February 18, 2015, Grandview Mayor Leonard Jones, Superintendent Dr. Ralph Teran, GHS Principal Steve Scraggs, District A.D Steve Robertson and Head Coach Jeremie Picard came together to congratulate and send off our two state qualifiers to the state wrestling meet. Ja'Kori Bell and Shontrel Wilson, both juniors at GHS both finished 3rd last week at the district meet to qualify for the state tournament. Ja'Kori, who wrestles at 182 pounds has a record of 34-8. Shontrel, who wrestles at 138 has a record of 39-5. Both are first time state qualifiers for the Bulldogs. The state wrestling tournament starts Thursday 2/19 in Columbia at the Mizzou Arena. Good luck to both of our student-athletes.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GHS Graduates Join College Cycling Program

Two new student-athletes, Connor Brown and Dylan Mason,  will join the Lions cycling program in the Spring of 2015.

Brown grew up in Grandview, Mo., and graduated from Grandview Senior High School.  He began cycling at the age of four and was only nine when he competed in his first race, but he took a six-year break to pursue other sporting activities until he was reintroduced to cycling when he was 15.  Since that time, he's gained a wealth of experience, racing for the USA Junior Nation Team in Europe, competing in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.

Mason was only introduced to competitive cycling earlier this year in March, but the Quincy, Ill., native from Quincy Senior High School has already generated some strong results, earning the Illinois State Junior Criterium Championship.

Brown plans to study pre-law and business economics while Mason plans to pursue pre-med with aspirations of becoming a dentist in the future.

Martin City Middle School Band Excels at the MU/Rockbridge Jazz Festival

The Martin City Middle School Band Traveled to Columbia, MO today and performed at the MU/Rockbridge Jazz Festival. The students earned a 1st Division "Superior" rating from all three judges. This also earned them a "Unanimous 1's plaque! Pretty Awesome. The students received many outstanding comments from the judges.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Early Childhood and Kindergarten Screenings

The High Grove Early Childhood Center is scheduling appointments between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 3 and between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Wednesday, March 4at High Grove ECC.  Guardians may call 816.316.5522 to schedule an appointment for children between the ages of 3 and 5 year olds.  It is a district requirement that incoming Kindergarten students have a developmental screening.

Parents with children between the ages of 3 months to 35 months may call 816.316.5217 or 816.316.5522 to request a screening which will take place at a later date.  

Spanish speaking families may call 816.315.5521 to schedule their appointments.

Thank you and let us know if you need any additional information.

Click here to view the flyer.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Conn-West Elementary School National Elementary Honor Society Induction Ceremony

GC-4 is proud of this accomplishment and excited to have Grandview Middle School NJHS members as presenters and serving as role-models for our inductees. Congratulations to our 14 new members.