Saturday, June 27, 2009

Staff changes for Elementary Schools for 2009-2010

New staff at the elementary buildings for the 2009-2010 school year will include Diane Volkman, special education teacher at Bailey Park and Davis, and Christie Hughes, .5 first grade literacy teacher at Bailey Park.  Tony Farmer will be the new PE teacher at Bailey Park and Fairview.  Staci Harms will be teaching individualized reading and first grade literacy at Fairview this year.  Jodi Gallagher has moved from first grade at Bailey Park to first grade at Fairview.  We will also have a new CARES counselor, Patience Niemoth-Coleman.  Ms. Niemoth-Coleman will be at Bailey Park, Davis, and Fairview.  

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tips for Parents -- reading to your child

Check out the link for tips for reading to children.  Research shows the importance of reading to children.

Fairview Elementary

Fairview Elementary, PK-2nd grade

Davis Elementary

                                                  Davis Elementary, Grades 3-4 building

Bailey Park Elementary

     Bailey Park Elementary, K-Grade 2 Building

Assistant Elementary Principals hired

The Grinnell School Board has approved hiring two new assistant elementary principals. Sarah Seney has been hired as assistant principal for Bailey Park and Joshua Hetrick as assistant principal for Davis Elementary. Both assistants will begin their new duties shortly before school begins in August.

Administrators attend Technology Bootcamp

Supt. Edie Eckles and Nancy Beck, elementary principal, attended Administrators' Technology Bootcamp where they learned how to create blogs and post to the blogs. Check this blog for Grinnell-Newburg Elementary news.

Friday, June 19, 2009

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