Wednesday, June 15, 2016

City of Grandview Gives Proclamation to GHS Boys Track and Field Program

At this point the halls are fully decorated with honors for the Grandview High School Boys Track and Field team.  Tuesday night there was another award to add to its achievements. The City of Grandview issued the team a proclamation for clinching its SIXTH state title at the 2016 Missouri State Track and Field Championship in Jefferson City in May.  The boys had at least three state individual titles and several medalists that placed in the top eight. Several meet highlights include, Caulin Graves winning the 100 meter and 200 meter dash, Maliek Kendall won the 110 meter hurdles and the boys 4x100 meter and 4x200 meter relays also placed in the top eight.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Grandview Boys Track and Field Win 6th Straight State Title

Grandview boys clinched another state title at the 2016 Missouri State Track and Field Championship in Jefferson City, Mo. Saturday.  The boys had at least three state individual titles and several medalist that placed in the top eight.  Several meet highlights include,  Caulin Graves winning the 100 meter and 200 meter dash, Maliek Kendall won the 110 meter hurdles and the boys 4x100 meter and 4x200 meter relays also placed in the top eight.

The girls team placed 8th overall .  Highlights on the girls side include Irea Brown placing 5th in the 100 meter dash, Syndee Mitchell placed 3rd in the 400 meter dash and also finished in the top eight in the 200 meter dash.

Stay tuned for updated results. In the meantime official individual results can be found here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GHS Boys Track and Field Win Districts

Caulin Graves, 200m dash
Congratulations to the Grandview High School Boys Track and Field team who won Districts during the weekend. The meet was hosted by GHS.

Meet highlights include the Maliek Kendall winning the 110 meter hurdles and placing 2nd in the 300 meter hurdles.  Teammate D’monte’ Blanks placed 4th in the 100 meter hurdles and 2nd in the 300 meter hurdles. Caulin Graves won the 100 meter  and 200 meter dash with Verrell Garrett placing 4th in the 200m to move on to Sectionals.

Cirr Davis won the Triple Jump and placed 3rd in the Long Jump.  Adam Blackstock placed 4th in the 400 meter dash and Kentwan Blackstock placed 4th in the High Jump. Both athletes will also move on to Sectionals.

The 4x100 meter relay also took 1st place.  It consisted of Garret, Graves, Kendall and Reginald James.  The 4x200 meter relay team took 2nd. That team included Tre' Manning, Adam Blackstock, Kastavas Jackson and James. The 4x400 meter relay also placed 2nd with a team of Manning, Blackstock, Kendall and Blanks.

The GHS Girls Track and Field team also has quite a few moving on to the Sectional meet this weekend at Staley High School.

Qualifiers include:
Irea Brown in the 100 meter dash and Long Jump
Sydnee Mitchell in the 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash
        (placed 1st in the 400 meter)
Eriss Mintz in High Jump
4x100  Lana Dorsey, Irea Brown, Timolin Dooley and Sydnee Mitchell
4x200  Lana Dorsey, Timolin Dooley, Breonne Maltbia, Marissa Hood
4x400 Relays, Timolin Dooley, Marissa Hood, Breonne Maltbia and Sydnee Mitchell

Thursday, May 12, 2016

GHS Students Nominates School Resource Officer as Kindest Kansas Citian

Grandview High School student Marlowe Henderson wrote an essay that placed in the top 20 in the Kindest Kansas Citian Essay Contest out of 5000 entries.  He is one of two students that placed.  Junior Anthony Grimmett wrote about his neighbor and made top three.  

Henderson however wrote about Grandview’s own Officer Doug Thacker.  Thacker is a School Resource Officer in our district. Thacker was honored as a “Kindest Kansas Citian” at a banquet last week.  To read Henderson’s essay, click here.

Monday, May 2, 2016

GHS Senior Reunites with Recipient of His Blood Donation

(GHS Senior Maliek Kendall, pictured second from  the left)
A Grandview High School Senior had the chance to learn a valuable lesson of service.  Senior Maliek Kendall donated blood and had the rare opportunity to meet the recipient. The reunion will took place at the Community Blood Center in downtown Kansas City, MO. during a press conference.

Kendall is one of 28 donors that helped save the recipient's life with their blood donation.  Due to the impact of their generosity, the recipient wanted to reunite and thank each donor personally.

During the Blood Donor-Blood Recipient Reunion the recipient will share his touching story of survival. The story was featured on several newscast.  Here’s a link to the story.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

GC-4 Recognizes Top Employees at Annual Recognition Banuqet

Grandview C-4 honored it's shining stars Tuesday night at the annual 2015-16 Employee Recognition Banquet.

The following honorees were announced at last night's banquet.

Dr. Thomas Murray -Grandview High School, Volunteer of the Year

Bryan Butler-  Conn West, Substitute of the Year

Cedrick Lyles- Conn West, Support of the Year

Patti Lindquist- Grandview High School, Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to all of our honorees. Thank you for all that you do!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Grandview C-4 Receives Recognition as a 10th Year “Project Lead the Way” District

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) held its 2016 Senior Showcase Tuesday. The showcase celebrates ingenuity and creativity of PLTW high school students in engineering and biomedical sciences. It is created by the KC STEM Alliance.  Grandview High School students were among the more than 300 students that had inventive projects on display.  GC-4 was honored during the event with an award for being one of several districts that has worked with Project Lead the Way for 10 years.

PLTW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model.

GHS students were mentioned in several articles about the showcase. You may check them out by clicking on the links below.



Monday, April 18, 2016

Board Member Cindy Bastian Bids Farewell, New Board Member Yolonda Bush Sworn-In

Grandview’s Board of Education members gave their well wishes to Board Member Cindy Bastian at her last board meeting Thursday night.  Ms. Bastian has served six years on the Board after teaching in the district for 30 years.  She plans are to spend more time with her grandchildren and continue her role as President of the Grandview Education Foundation.

Also Thursday night the Board of Education gave the Oath of Office to new Board member Yolonda Bush and incumbent Board member Ron Haley who has served on the Board since 2013.  Both are beginning 3-year terms.  Ms. Bush has lived in Grandview for 15 years.  Her daughter is a graduate of Grandview High School, and she has two sons currently attending GC-4 schools.  She is Agency Owner of Yolonda Bush – Farmers Insurance and Financial Services located in Grandview.

The Board also elected officers for 2016 -17 as follows:
President – Wayne Terpstra
Vice-president – Leonard Greene
Treasurer – Paul Alexander

Thursday, April 14, 2016

GHS Engineering Students Selected to Appear with their Projects on KC Live

 Engineering Design and Development students Quamaine Yarbough and Reggie Collier  were selected by KC STEM Alliance to appear with their senior engineering project on the KSHB morning show Monday.

Their project, called the “DormWasher” is made to simplify cleaning dishes for college students who don’t have a sink in their dorm room.  It will do dishes like a regular dishwasher only it will not need a water source or drain and will be small enough to fit on a table or counter.

The KC STEM Alliance is working to raise interest within the community about the full Senior Showcase at Union Station.  It’s where Project Lead the Way senior design classes bring their projects to Union Station to be viewed by people who are looking for future engineering students and interns. 

Click here to see a clip of the segment.

GHS Celebrates Spring Student-Athlete Signing Day

Congratulations to this group of talented student-athletes who signed letters of intent to study and play sports at colleges and universities throughout the country!

Syndee Mitchell-Jemison-GHS Track - University of Nebraska-Omaha
Destiny Hopkins-GHS Track  -Missouri Valley College
Breonne Maltbia-GHS Track - Avila University
Alyssa Williams-GHS Tennis - Alabama A&M
Hana Yocom-GHS Softball - KCK Community College
Simone Jordan-GHS Basketball - Johnson Co Community College
Devon Harris-GHS Football - Missouri Southern State University
Maliek Kendall-GHS Track - Texas Southern University

Butcher-Greene Students Get Hands On Lesson in Gardening

Fifth graders at Butcher Greene got their hands dirty for a good cause. Students built six raised garden beds.  Each one of the gardens is designated for each of the elementary school grade levels.  Students from every grade level were then able to plant in their gardens.  Students are planning for a May harvest. Their effort was in partnership with Community Gardens.

The planting didn’t stop there; fourth graders at the school and parent volunteers partnered with Giving Grove and planted an orchard.  It includes 11 fruit trees, raspberry bushes and an insect garden.

GC-4 Elementary Students Earn Top Honors at Greater Kansas City Science Fair

Grandview elementary school students learned a valuable lesson at the 2015-2016 Greater Kansas City Science Fair- work hard, get results!  Check out how the schools did below:

Belvidere Elementary
5th Grade
Riley Hammond-Silver
Hope Butler-Silver
Cassandra Scott-Silver
Chinmayi Ranade-Silver
Brittney Long-Silver

Cory O-Gold
Ciara Martinez-Gold and Division Winner
Salma Bensahri-Gold
Aspen Osborne-Gold
Angel Pulliam-Gold
Stephanie Solis-Ramirez-Gold
Braden Beard-Gold

4th Grade
Morgan Scott-Silver
Klayton Thomas-Silver
Gaige Binder-Silver
Tyree Cox-Silver
Ja'ani Arceo-Gold

Meadowmere Elementary
Ashli Tindall--Sliver Award
Kennedy Henderson--Bronze Award
Isabella Patton--Silver Award
Ebrahim Rasheed--Gold Award (Division Winner)
Abigail Cunningham--Gold Award
Mackenzie Jakes--Gold Award
A'Myah Bankston--Silver Award
Keyia Walker-Shaw--Silver Award
Jaden Williamson--Gold Award (Special Award)

Butcher-Greene Elementary
Division Winners: 
Kylie Lockard
Rinyya Bland Phillips
Jonnae Evaldez
Jonathan Sandoval/Kaleb Alonzo

Abigail Mincks - Gold
Kamryn Thomas/Alexia Jaime - Gold
David Lopez Avila/Edgar Negrette - Gold
Erica McCoy/Daveyionna Williams - Gold
Kiersten Carter - Gold
Kylie Lockard - Gold
Rinyya Bland-Phillips - Gold
Robert Moody - Gold
Jonnae Evaldez - Gold
Adam Campbell - Gold
Jasmin Guadardo/Zabrina Bybee - Gold
Jack Strangeway - Gold
Jonathan Sandoval/Kaleb Alonzo - Gold

Clarissa Astorga - Silver
Tiffany Jimenez Contreras - Silver
Alysa Treece - Silver
Kristian Solis/Arturo Ramirez - Silver
Emerson Alas Delgado - Silver

Conn West Elementary
Trynell Crawford-Moore- Gold
Brandon Guzman-Wilson-Gold
Katarina Ayers-Gold

K’Von Goetz –Silver
Na’Kya Hawkins – Silver
Mariah King – Silver
Amara Ruffin-Silver
Andrew Trompeter-Silver
Alarice Cummings-Silver

Tayvon Toney-Bronze

Martin City K-8
Gold Ribbon
Anyiah Woodcox- "Soaking Up Water"
Adriana Wilson- "Little Red Lipstick"
Teron Broome- "Melting  M & M's"
Briana McAlister- "Popcorn Popcorn"
Kurtis Frederick III- "Melting Montage"
Alexandra Zahn- "Rolling Down"
Aryiona Rosser- "The Hot Drink"
Cheyenne Hungate- "Electric Hair"
Aniya Schoen- "Matte vs. Shiny"
Zahir Dyke- "Which Type is Right"

Silver Ribbon
Nonso Eze- "Crazy Skittles"
Tre'von Humes- "That's Hot"
Caden Ellett- "Crazy Hair Color"
Theresa Maderos-Rosales- "Static Hair"
Armand Russell- "Sizzling Beverages"
Yahir Gonzalez- "Soda, Want a Bath?"
Jazreen Kyule- "Cool or Not"
Pruedence Jackson- "Painting Our Nails"
Christian Ayala-May- "Rubber Band Fun"

Bronze Ribbon
Cameron Mitts- "Crazy Bubbles"

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

GHS Students Problem Solve with HNTB Engineers

 Grandview High School engineer students visited HNTB Engineering in downtown KC for some hands on experience in problem solving.

Students were presented a problem from HNTB engineers, they have to add 500 students to their high school, and will work with a team of engineers to come up with what additional structures, parking, fields, etc. They then presented their solutions and also had the opportunity to observe positive and negative mock interviews with HNTB’s HR team.

More than 30 students spent the day getting acquainted with engineers and architects to learn what it’s like to work in their profession.  Teachers say the kids came back really inspired!   The event was sponsored by Prep-KC.

Sweet! Hot! Jazz! –A Sweet Success

An estimated 500, in addition to the 80 students in the jazz bands, attended Sweet! Hot! Jazz!. The event raised enough funds to cover scholarships for graduating students who will continue to play in college bands. Gail’s Harley-Davidson was the major sponsor with other prize and food donations from throughout the district. While the district has had a jazz program with an annual district concert of all four jazz bands for 30 years, this was the fifth year for the Sweet! Hot! Jazz! celebration of the jazz program and fundraising event.

Two very special acknowledgements: –current Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and incoming district Superintendent Kenny Rodrequez played drum set on Jazz Orchestra’s Sing, Sing, Sing, and with his retirement this year, this was GC-4 Band Director Danny Watring’s last Grandview jazz concert.
Check out the Grandview Jazz Highlights and competition results so far this year (2016):  

Northwest Missouri State University - Feb. 26
Jazz Orchestra - First Place, Division 4A Mark Herrera - Outstanding Soloist (alto saxophone), Division 4A Aaron Spencer (drums), Josh Keleher (bass guitar), Anthony Nwaneri (flugelhorn), Geran Turner (soprano and alto sax), Oscar Rosales (piano) - Outstanding Musicianship awards,
Division 4A Jazz Ensemble - First Place, Second Band Division Andrew Kearse - Outstanding Soloist (bari saxophone), Second Band Division Natalie Reese (tenor sax), entire saxophone section (Thomas Guzan, Jennifer Guardado, Pyper Moore, Stormy Smith) - Outstanding Musicianship awards, Second Band Division
Grandview Middle School - Second in Middle School Division, 1 Rating Anna Mott - Outstanding Soloist award
Martin Middle School - Fourth in Middle School Division, 1 Rating Jason Keleher (drums/piano), Isaiah Gordon (bari sax) - Outstanding Musicianship awards

University of Central Missouri Jazz Festival - Feb. 20
Jazz Orchestra - 1 Rating Aaron Spencer (drums), Geran Turner (alto saxophone), Mark Herrera (alto saxophone), Josh Keleher (bass) - Outstanding Soloist awards
Jazz Ensemble - 2 Rating
Grandview Middle - 1 Rating Anna Mott (trumpet) - Soloist award
Martin City Middle - 2 Rating Josh Norgren (bass), saxophone section - Outstanding Musicianship awards

University of Missouri/Rockbridge Jazz Festival - Feb. 13
Jazz Orchestra - Unanimous 1 Ratings from all three judges and in sight reading, top score of all bands - Command Performance Band for evening concert with University of Missouri Jazz Band
Jazz Ensemble, Grandview Middle, Martin City Middle - 2 Ratings

KC Metro #3 All-District Jazz Band members
Jake Blackburn - trombone, senior; Geran Turner - alto sax, senior; alternate - Aaron Spencer - drum set, senior

Grandview Students Calculate Competition at 2nd Annual Math Relays

A fun filled weekend of math put students to the test as they competed in the 2nd Annual PREP-KC 5th and 6th Grade Math Relays Competition.

The competition was hosted by Hickman Mills School District and included students from Hickman and Center school districts. Congratulations to all students who participated!

Here's how our schools did...

Butcher Greene—Bronze
Grandview MS—Silver
Martin City K-8—Silver

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

GHS FCCLA Students Take on Jeff City to Shadow Legislators

Grandview High School students and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders) members, Ashley Arthur, junior, Aubriel Smith, senior, and Ey’Leonna Howard, junior participated the FCCLA Legislative Shadowing Project last month.

The the program provides an opportunity for junior and senior high school students to spend a day with their state senator or representative at the State Capital in Jefferson City. They observed hearings, meetings and were able to walk onto the senate floor and be introduced.  The students also attended a dinner banquet, sponsored by The Missouri Bar and discussed what makes a good citizen.

Arthur shadowed Senator Will Krause. Smith shadowed Senator KiKi Curls from Kansas City and Howard shadowed Representative Joe Runyons.

Also congratulations to FCCLA students who ran for office and competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition).

  • Arthur will serve as the State Vice President for the 2016-2017 school year.  
  • Howard will serve as the Region 14 President for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Courtney Cole will serve as the Region 14 Reporter for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Turon Franklin earned a silver medal for his STAR Event:  Job Interview.
  • Destini Brown served as a STAR Events evaluate and the chapter-voting delegate.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

GHS Wrestlers Compete at State Championships

Grandview High School’s boys wrestling team had three students qualify for the State Championship held this past weekend. They include seniors Shontrel Wilson, Ja’kori Bell and junior Marshawn Swift.

Swift finished fourth in state and was the only non-senior to medal. Bell and Wilson are returning state qualifiers. Below are their stats. Congratulations to all on a great weekend!

SHONTREL WILSON - Senior - 138 pounds
2016 Competitive Record - (26-9)
2016 District Championships - 4th Place - State Qualifier
2015 State Medalist (6th)
2015 District Championships - 3rd Place - State Qualifier

JA’KORI BELL - Senior - 182 pounds
2016 Competitive Record - (31-13)
2016 District Championships - 4th Place - State Qualifier
2015 District Championships - 3rd Place - State Qualifier

MARSHAUN SWIFT - Junior - 195 pounds
2016 State Championships - 4th Place - State Medalist
2016 Competitive Record - (34-12)
2016 District Championships - 4th Place - State Qualifier

Grandview Jazz Band Students Earn Awards at Recent Festivals

The Grandview High School Jazz Orchestra was the top-scoring band at the University of Missouri/Rockbridge Jazz Festival Feb. 13, earning the designation of “Command Band” and was asked to perform before the University of Missouri jazz band at the festival’s evening concert. Jazz Orchestra earned unanimous 1 ratings from all three judges and in sight reading.

Grandview High School Jazz Ensemble, Grandview Middle School and Martin City Middle School Jazz Ensembles received 2 ratings. GHS’s Jazz Orchestra has earned the honor of Command Performance band 3 years - every year Grandview has participated in the festival.

Grandview’s Jazz Orchestra received a 1 rating at the University of Central Missouri Jazz Festival Feb. 20. Grandview seniors Aaron Spencer on drum set, Geran Turner on alto saxophone, junior Mark Herrera on alto saxophone and sophomore Josh Keleher on bass received outstanding soloist awards.

Grandview’s Jazz Ensemble received a 2 rating. Grandview Middle received a 1 rating with 8th grader Anna Mott, trumpet, receiving a soloist award. Martin City Middle received a 2 rating with 8-grader Josh Norgren on bass and the saxophone section receiving outstanding musicianship awards.

GHS jazz band members saw Grandview High School alums Aryana Nemati play lead alto saxophone with the MU Jazz Band and Justin Conklin on lead alto saxophone with the UCM Jazz Ensemble I.

Friday, Feb. 26, Grandview jazz bands will take part in the Northwest Missouri State Jazz Festival and on Friday, March 4, the Pittsburg State University Festival where Doc Severinson, formerly of the Tonight Show, headlines the traditional evening concert.

All four bands will perform at the district’s annual Sweet! Hot! Jazz! concert and chocolate bar March 2 which raises scholarship funds for band students continuing to play in college.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Google Takes GC-4 Students on Field Trips All Over the World

Imagine being in elementary school and taking a field trip on an Ocean Safari or checking out the historic Ruins of Rome. Google made that possible for Butcher-Greene Elementary and Martin City K-8 students with its new product Google Expeditions.

Expeditions allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips immersing students in experiences that bring abstract concepts to life and giving students a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom.

These trips are collections of virtual reality panoramas — 360° photo spheres, 3D images and
video, ambient sounds — annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them
easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools.

Students can take virtual trips to places like the Wildlife Conservation Society, PBS, the American Museum of Natural History, the Planetary Society, and the Palace of Versailles.

While nothing replaces hopping on the bus for a field trip, Expeditions provide an unparalleled

opportunity for supplemental learning. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

GHS Track Team Members Meet Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee

Jackie Joyner Kersee was the keynote speaker at the Win for KC Luncheon last Thursday.  Win for KC honors female state champions each year at their annual fundraiser.  After Joyner Kersee spoke she took pictures with girls in attendance and our 4x200 State Championship team of Irea Brown, Amber Henderson, Sydnee Mitchell, and  (alternate)Timolin Dooley. 

 “As we chatted with her, we told her that Angie Annulus (former Bulldog state record-holder and State Champion) was attending Jackie Joyner Kersee's alma mater of UCLA.  She thought that was really cool, and said that she would definitely look her up next time she was at a practice,” said Dana Bedwell, GHS Track and Field Coach.

The luncheon was held at the Sheridan Hotel downtown.  Our district has been able to attend the last three years.

Friday, January 29, 2016

GC-4 School Board Selects District’s Next Superintendent

The Grandview C-4 Board of Education has selected Mr. Kenny Rodrequez as the next Superintendent of the school district. 

The school board voted unanimously to approve a three year contract that will start July 1 of this school year.

 “We are pleased to have Mr. Rodrequez accept our offer of Superintendent.  His leadership skills and ability to motivate is something we admire.  He has an extensive background in districts with diverse populations and his passion for our district shows,” said Wayne Terpstra, BOE President.  

Mr. Rodrequez is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Grandview C-4 School District.  He has held the position for nearly two years. Previously, he was the Director of Secondary 
Schools for the Kansas City Public School District.

Friday, January 22, 2016

GC-4 Administrative Announcements

Butcher-Greene Principal Rosey Brown and Belvidere Principal Liz Means are retiring at the end of this school year. Ms. Brown and Ms. Means have been long time, valued members of our district's administrative team and we wish them the best in their retirement and future endeavors.

The Grandview Board of Education has appointed Dr. Jennifer Price as Grandview High School Principal and Ms. Jacqueline Spencer as Grandview Middle School Principal. Dr. Price and Ms. Spencer have served as interim in their position since the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. Please join us in congratulating the two principals into their leadership roles.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Thank you KCTV5, Missouri NEA and Kansas NEA for Honoring GMS Teacher with Read to Achieve Award

Grandview Middle School teacher Hannah Davis was honored with a $1000 check Wednesday. She won The
Read to Achieve contest, sponsored by the Missouri NEA and Kansas NEA.  

Missouri NEA President Charles E.Smith, KCTV5 News Anchor, Alexis Del Cid and Meteorologist Gary Amble visited Davis' classroom to present her with the check.  Ms. Davis was nominated by six of her students. Ms. Davis teaches eighth grade science at GMS and according to students who wrote about her, continued to teach as she fought cancer. She is one of eight deserving teachers in the greater Kansas City area  that will win the contest during the 2015-2016 school year. 

Missouri NEA is now accepting nominations for its "Teacher Words Matter Contest."  It's open to the community to nominate a teacher, coach, bus driver, or any other educator and tell them about the positive effective they've had on your life. The contest deadline is Feb. 1, 2016. Find out more at 

MSHSAA Fall Scholastic Achievement Awards

Congratulations to the following fall activity teams and coaches for earning the following scholastic achievement awards from the Missouri High School Activities Association. The groups must have had an overall Team GPA above 3.0 during the first semester to obtain the award.  This is a terrific accomplishment and we applaud all of the efforts of student-athletes and coaches in achieving this honor. 


3.52     MS Volleyball
3.50     HS Girl's Cross Country
3.47     Color Guard
3.39     HS Varsity Softball
3.31     HS Girl's Golf


3.24     MS Girl's Cross Country
3.21     HS Varsity Girl's Tennis
3.16     HS Varsity Volleyball
3.10     MS Cheerleading
3.02     MS Boy's Cross Country

Friday, January 8, 2016

Grandview High School Athletics Introduce "GHS Athletic Hall of Fame"

Grandview High School would like to announce the formation of the inaugural GHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Nomination forms can be found on the district website (, central office, the high school office, and the athletic department office at GHS. Nomination forms are due to Steve Robertson, district athletic director by March 31st for consideration into the 2016 hall of fame inaugural class.

GMS Students Nominate Teacher for Read to Achieve Contest

Grandview Middle School teacher Hannah Davis wins The Read to Achieve contest, sponsored by the Missouri NEA and Kansas NEA.  

Missouri NEA President Charles E.Smith and KCTV5 News Anchor, Alexis Del Cid will be visiting Davis' classroom on January 13, 2016 at 10:45 am to present the teacher with a $1000 check.  Ms. Davis was nominated by six of her students.  Each described Ms. Davis as an inspiring teacher dedicated to reading and student success.

"She gives her life to teaching her crazy eighth grade science classes.   She just beat the long battle of breast cancer and she continued to teach and coach on those very hard days," said student Kylie Hicks, GMS 8th grader.

Eight lucky teachers in the greater Kansas City area will win during the 2015-2016 school year.