Wednesday, October 28, 2015

FMA Live! Forces in Motion Uses High Energy Hip Hop Production to Encourage Students to Explore Physics

Honeywell and NASA brought their award-winning, hip-hop physics education program, FMA Live! Forces in Motion, to Grandview Middle School Wednesday. The widely popular show brings hip-hop music, dancers, larger-than-life demonstrations and audience participation to illustrate how physics plays a role in everyday life. FMA Live! has been performed before 415,000 students in more than 1,100 schools from all 48 contiguous U.S. states, as well as in Mexico and Canada, since its creation in 2004.

The fall tour rolled into Missouri and Kansas, hosting several shows at local middle schools in Kansas City, Missouri, Grandview and Olathe.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Community Feedback Encouraged in GC-4 Superintendent Search Process

Community and staff input is highly valuable to finding Grandview C-4’s next superintendent. GC-4’s Board of Education would like to make sure the community has a say during the process.  

Consultants from the superintendent search firm McPherson & Jacobson will conduct a community focus group on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the GHS Library – 2300 High Grove Rd.

The feedback from the focus groups will be used to help BOE members identify characteristics the community would like to see in our district’s next superintendent. The information will be used by the search firm to look at candidates who are a good fit for the district.  Your input will also be used to form interview questions.

Several community members may also be selected to participate in interview panels. If you’re interested, you can submit your name during the community input focus group November 10.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

College Application Fair Gives Seniors a Chance to Apply Free of Charge

Signing up for college is fun and exciting but it can be a daunting and costly task.  Grandview High School made it easier for students to navigate through the process with a College Application Fair.  Fourteen area colleges met all GHS seniors in the library to tackle the process of applying for college free of charge.  All application fees were waived and students got their questions answered by college recruiters in a one-on-one setting. It’s a one of a kind event that helped students prepare for what’s next down the road to college.  Thank you to Prep-KC for sponsoring such a great event!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 GHS Homecoming King and Queen

GHS senior Alyssa Williams was nominated as Homecoming Queen Friday night. Alyssa is the daughter of Nicole Williams and Daniel McGonigal. Alyssa is a fourth year captain of the tennis team. She went undefeated in conference play three years in a row. She is also a member of FCA and HOSA. Alyssa plans to attend college to major in Child Psychology and hopes to one day become a clinical psychologist.
Senior Arlonn Tolson was announced Homecoming King. He is the son of Angea Guy. Arlonn is captain of the varsity football team and plans to play baseball for GHS this spring. Outside of school, Arlonn is a percussionist for his church. After high school, Arlonn plans on attending college to major in engineering mechanics.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Parents as Teachers Meet Up at the Fire Station

GC-4’s Parents as Teachers program held a successful outreach event with some help from ‘Sparky’ the fire dog Wednesday.  “Meet Me at the Fire Station,” brought out dozens of parents with little ones to the Grandview fire station on 14th Street.  Tiny tots got to take pictures with ‘Sparky,’ learn about the fire trucks and the equipment. They also had a little talk with firefighters about safety.  It was an unforgettable experience for parents and their children.

Belvidere Elementary Gets Creative with Family Literacy Night

Belvidere’s Family Literacy night wasn’t just about getting information on reading; it was about experiencing the magic reading creates.  The theme of the event was “Camp-Read-A-Lot.”  The gymnasium was covered with tents and activities that brought books to life.  There were stations of arts and crafts, that weren’t just fun but they had purpose. The activities helped with recognition, recall, building vocabulary and more.  Parents were encouraged to sit down and read to their kids, right there in the gym. Some students even sat inside tents, curled up with a flashlight and a good book.  “Camp-Read-A-Lot” was fun-filled and captured the importance of learning about literacy.

This Saturday, October 10th, Belvidere will be hosting a community walk. It starts at the school at 10am.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

GHS Homecoming Game and Parade this Friday

The countdown to Grandview High School’s homecoming continues!  The homecoming parade is this Friday, October 9th at 1:15pm.  The parade will start at 10th and Main Street and continue down High Grove Road, ending at GHS.  An assembly at GHS will immediately follow the parade.  Friday night, it’s game time!  The Bulldogs will face the Platte County Pirates at 7pm.  The crowning of the Homecoming king and queen will take place during half-time.  Students and staff at GHS will be getting in the Bulldog spirit all week long, dressing up each day of the week for Spirit Week.  Here’s a list of themes:

Tuesday-Sports Day
Wednesday-Twin Day
Thursday-Dress to Impress Day
Friday-Blackout (Blue and Gold) Day

Happy homecoming and let’s go Bulldogs!!