Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Boys and Girls Track Team Move on to State Championship

The Bulldog track and field teams are gearing up to head to state this weekend in Jefferson City. 

Prelims are Friday and finals are on Saturday.  This past weekend several members of the track team took home the gold as Sectional champions and qualified for state.  They include:

2015 Sectional Champs
Anglerne Annelus - 100 meter dash, and 200 meter dash
Sydnee Mitchell- 400 meter dash
Michael Spears- 100 meter dash
Maliek Kendall-110 meter dash (Loren Anderson, second place)
Cirr Davis- Triple Jump

2015 State Qualifiers
110 M Hurdles
Loren Anderson / Maliek Kendall
100 M Dash
Caulin Graves / Michael Spears
200 M Dash
Caulin Graves / Michael Spears
300 M Hurdles
Maliek Kendall
400 M Dash
Tyrone Kendall
Pole Vault
Hunter Pittman
Long Jump
Loren Anderson
Triple Jump
Cirr Davis
Sprint Relays (400,800,1600)
Maliek Kendall / Loren Anderson / Sonny Garrett / Dewayne Williams / Deauntae Moss / Michael Spears / Tre Manning / Caulin Graves / Tyrone Kendall

100 M Dash
Anglerne Annelus
200 M Dash
Anglerne Annelus / Sydnee Mitchell
400 M Dash
Sydnee Mitchell
Shot Put
Miranda Carr
Sprint Relays (400,800,1600)
Anglerne Annelus / Irea Brown / Timolin Dooley / Amber Henderson / Marissa Hood / Breonne Maltbia / Sydnee Mitchell / Tatyanna Moore

Also the boy’s 4x100 meter relay took first, and both boy’s and girl’s 4x400 meter relay won the meet as well.  Congratulations to all the athletes who qualified for state and we’re rooting for you this weekend!

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Free Meals this Summer

Grandview C-4 School District participates in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) offered by the MO Department of Health and Senior Services.  By participating in this program, we operate serving sites that are eligible to offer FREE meals to our summer school students.  In addition, anyone in the community under the age of 19-years-old can eat for FREE at any of the serving sites, even if they are not enrolled in summer school.

Friday, May 22, 2015

GC4-Administrative Announcement for the 2015-2016 School Year

We would like to announce some administrative changes in our district for the 2015-2016 school year.

Grandview High School Principal, Steve Scraggs has accepted a position in the Omaha Public Schools.  Dr. Scraggs will be the new principal of Burke, the district’s third-largest high school.  We wish Dr. Scraggs all the best in his future endeavors!

We are pleased to report that Grandview Middle School Principal Dr. Jennifer Price will take over as principal at GHS. Dr. Price has been appointed to the position as interim for the 2015-16 school year.

It is also our pleasure to announce that Martin City Middle School Assistant Principal, Jacqueline Spencer, will serve as the new principal at Grandview Middle School in replacement of Dr. Price.  Ms. Spencer will also serve as interim in the position for the 2015-16 school year.

In addition to the changes, we welcome Keri Collison as the High Grove Early Childhood Center Coordinator.  Collison has been the Special Education Coordinator at High Grove.

We are thankful these administrators will remain on the Bulldog team and will continue to do great work in our district.  Please join us in congratulating them!

Belvidere & Martin City Schools Will Receive Major Donation at Martin City Big Lots Grand Opening

During the grand opening celebration, Big Lots District Team Leader Dennis Strickland will present $2,000 to both Belvidere Elementary School and Martin City K-8 School. Principal Liz Means of Belvidere and Assistant Principal Jaqueline Spencer of Martin City will accept the checks on behalf of the school.

"The students of Martin City will greatly benefit from this generous donation which will ensure supplies will be available in their classes," said Martin City Principal Johnny Dodge.

The schools were chosen based on needs and because they are neighborhood schools to the store.
"Belvidere Elementary is overjoyed for the very generous donation by Big Lots!  Our Scholar Students will definitely benefit from the school supplies that the donation will provide.  We deeply appreciate the generosity of Big Lots and their investment into our Scholar Students and our school!  Thank you Big Lots," said Means.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is will be Friday June 12th.

High Grove Sends Off Preschool Students with a Celebration

It’s just the beginning for dozens of pre-school students who will be moving on from High Grove’s Early Childhood Education Center.  The school held its annual end of year ceremonies for Head Start, Early Head Start and Title IV students this week.  Fun was had by all!

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Drum Clinic at CAIR

Students at CAIR got a moving lesson from teacher Anthony Finger.  Mr. Finger held a drum clinic in the school’s gym Thursday afternoon.  The clinic had students moving in their seats as he shared the basics about drumming.  He also played a few songs that included American Band by Grand Funk Railroad, YYZ by Rush and Hot for Teacher by Van Halen. It was a rockin good time for everyone in attendance!

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Grandview Middle School Celebrates 8th Grade

Parents packed the GMS gymnasium Thursday morning to celebrate their eighth grade student.  The school held its annual GMS Recognition Celebration Program.  The program recognized about 200 or more students who will be leaving the school to continue onto Grandview High School.  The incoming freshman will be GHS’s class of 2019.  Congratulations 8th graders!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Grandview Education Foundation Delivers Teacher Grants

Recipients of this year’s GEF teacher grants could hear the clapping coming down the hall.  Members of GEF delivered each grant one by one to GC-4 staff in a ‘Publishers Clearing House’ kind of way.  Their “congratulations” balloons and letters brought smiles, even some tears to teachers.  Each grant recipient had to apply for the grants and explain what type of program the funds will be used for. Seven grants total were awarded out of 16 submissions.  GEF dished out more than $5600 for programs to benefit GC-4 students.

Here’s a list of the 2015-2016 grant award winners:
Karla Harris, Central Office: $250 (Martin City Lady Leaders)
Clark Vance, GHS: $250 (Project Lead the Way Civil Engineering)
Thomas Robins, Belvidere: $194.84 (Stop Bullies Book Club)
Robin Reich, GHS:$400 (Book Club)
Carrie McDonald, Meadowmere $571.75 (STEM Centers in the Library Media Center)
Daniel Huffman, Martin City: 960 (Science 4 US)
DeeAnn Moore, GMS and Cynthia Godwin, GMS: $3000 (GMS Makerspace)

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GHS Graduation Ceremony 2015

Grandview High School seniors painted the Independence Events Center blue and gold Monday night with their caps and gowns.  Two-hundred and fifty-two students made up the class of 2015.  Its salutatorian was Elder Valle Morales, valedictorian was Brandi Gentry, and class speakers were Ahmed Coleman, Mary Grace Wright, and Anglerne Annelus.  Family and friends filled the arena to celebrate the achievement of their student.  We wish each and every graduate the best in all of their future endeavors.  Congratulations to you all!

Here are some photos of the event.

Also you can watch the entire graduation on YouTube. Just click here:

Arbor Day

CAIR students did their part to make a difference on Arbor Day.  Students planted several trees outside the school.  It is encouraged to plant and care for trees on the international holiday. Thanks to Suburban Lawn and Garden in Martin City, students were able to do that.  Five trees were donated by Suburban Lawn and Garden, including three maple trees and two red buds.  GC-4 appreciates your support!

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Belvidere Inducts More than 30 Students in National Elementary Honor Society

Thirty-four new members made their pledge to Belvidere’s NEHS for the 2015-16 school year. The students were recognized during a special ceremony in front of classmates and family.  The NEHS members were inducted for meeting criteria that included earning A’s and B’s and at least an 85% average or higher for one entire semester. They also had no more than one discipline referral, and students had to be in 4th or 5th grade.

Guest speaker at this semester’s ceremony was Reverend Chris Hicks, Pastor of the Belvidere Heights Baptist Church.  The school now has a total of 67 members in NEHS.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce Schools GC-4 Students on Health and Fitness at “The View”

Wednesday was officially “Chief’s Day” in the City of Grandview especially at The View.  Fifty our GC-4 elementary school students welcomed Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce as part of the NFL Play 60 After-School Kickoff program.  NFL Play 60 focuses on the health and wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

Students had a chance to dig into Kelce’s mind with questions about being in shape.  They also had a chance to learn a thing or two when it comes to staying active.  Students did drills and that included some weight lifting and hula hooping during some hands on one on one time with Kelce.  The event was hosted by Grandview Parks and Rec who entered in and won the after school NFL Play 60 contest. NFL Play 60 partnered with the local Time Warner Cable affiliate to award Grandview Parks and Rec with a $7500 health and wellness grant and PE equipment.

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Congratulations to This Year’s MSHSAA "Award of Excellence" Winners

This award is given to a boy and girl student-athlete from every school in Missouri each year. The award is for exemplary display of Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity. Nominations are made by district coaches who then vote and choose these deserving students. This year’s winners are Matthew Blankenship and Elizabeth Findlay. Blankenship is a junior and is a member of the GHS Football and Baseball teams. Findlay is a senior and is a member of the volleyball and soccer teams.

GHS Senior Hunter Pittman Signs with Avila College

Members of the GHS Athletic department celebrated the signing of yet another student-athlete.  Hunter Pittman made it official Thursday morning that Avila College is where he will continue his football career.  The letter of intent was signed in front of a handful of family and friends at Grandview High School. Congratulations Hunter, we wish you the best in your athletic and academic career!

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Missouri Options Students Recognized

Congratulations to the students who earned their diploma through Missouri Options.  We have had 32 students come through MOP this year. Of the 32, 21(and counting) have successfully passed the program earning their diploma this year.  Some of those students were recognized Thursday morning. 

Students who participate in the Missouri Options Program must attend prep classes three hours per day, five days per week until they pass the HiSet Exam. They must also either work 15 hours per week or complete Community Service 15 hours per week. These students will be crossing the stage officially during the Grandview High School graduation ceremony, Monday, May 18th.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Muffins for Mom at Belvidere

On May 8, 2015, Muffins for Mom was sponsored by PTA. Moms, grandmothers, aunts, and special friends were invited to have a muffin and juice with their child. This was a wonderful opportunity to spend a special morning with the special ladies in their lives.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Van Gogh Inspires Meadowmere Art Club Students

The Meadowmere Art Club has a group of students who meet every week before school.  Lately the students have been working on a huge mural on the cabinets in the school’s art room.  The mural is based on the famous painting, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.  Check out these photos of students painting the project as well as the finished product!

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GC-4 Takes Part in Truman Heritage Parade

The Conn West Cougars, Robo Dog and the Grandview High School Blue and Gold Brigade Marching Band were just a few Grandview C-4 representatives at this year’s Harry S. Truman Parade.  The parade had crowds lining up Grandview’s Main Street Saturday morning.  The parade was a part of the Truman Heritage Festival which took place at Meadowmere Park.

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GC-4 Walks for Health

Saturday morning was the perfect day for a walk, especially for a great cause.  Dozens of GC-4 staff, students, and parents participated in the annual Walk for Health, that’s put on by the Cass Community Health Foundation.  Proceeds from the event support the Cass County Dental Clinic, a clinic that serves Medicaid and low-income, uninsured families.

Our district had eight teams participate and raised more than $1500 for the cause!

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