Happenings at East Grand schools
February 10, 2019
National School Counseling Week 2019 (#NSCW19) is Feb. 4–8, 2019. The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank your local school counselors. To learn more about National School Counseling Week, visit http://www.schoolcounselor.org/nscw.
Third graders at Fraser Valley are getting ready for their mid-unit recorder informance on Wednesday February 13. An informance is an informal performance where parents will get to see what a music class may look like for third graders who are learning recorder.
Last week the student council at GES performed the book "One" by Kathryn Otoshi. The book talks about being the one that stands up to bullies.
First graders at Granby Elementary continue to learn about communities in their project-based learning block. They had a wonderful time touring and meeting with the mayor of Granby on a field to Town Hall on Monday, Feb. 4. The kids learned about how a mayor leads a community and how a community operates!
GES and FVE fifth graders are preparing for job interviews before their trip to Ameritowne later this year. Thanks to all of the volunteers who help our students interview.
MPHS students have been taping the morning announcements on Monday and Thursday this year. They are informative and especially enjoyable. They can be viewed on YouTube. Search for Middle Park Morning Announcements.
Please attend our public Master Planning meeting next week on Feb. 13. The meeting will be at the MPHS auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. We need your input in order to make the best decisions concerning future facilities in the district.
Here are a few facts about why we are concerned about our current facilities:
East Grand is rapidly growing. We have seen a nearly 10 percent growth in the past two years. With more housing projects on the way, it appears we our growth will continue.
Our buildings are in decent shape but need some modernizing in order to best educate our students for todays World.
We have done additions to our buildings over the years, but the demands on services schools provide has also grown. Meeting these demands has taken up the space we added with past additions so we have not gained much classroom space for our students.
Granby elementary is at capacity now. We have seen an additional 60 students enroll in the past two years. Most classrooms have 18-22 students and cannot handle many more. There are zero open spaces in GES to put more students. One of the values of our district is maintaining small class sizes.
Feb. 13 – 6 p.m. – MPHS auditorium; Feb. 18 – 6 p.m. – Grand Lake – SqueakyB's.
Frank Reeves is the superintendent of East Grand School District.