A Message from the Principal

 

Welcome to Grant Elementary School!

Our neighborhood school is a family-friendly school where children acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to work, interact, problem solve, and care for themselves and each other.

This year, Grant School has been named a Wisconsin Spotlight School!  We look forward to hosting visits by other schools to share our Spotlight Practices in Teaching and Learning along with our School Culture/Climate.  Our State School Report Card has designated us as a school that "Exceeds Expectations" for the past three years.  We are proud of these accomplishments and continue to work hard to help all students succeed.

We provide a strong standards-based academic curriculum that includes reading, math, science, language arts and social studies  Specialists teach music, art, physical education, and guidance.  We serve 436 students in grades kindergarten through grade five.  We provide additional services to help all children learn, including reading support, special education, and our English Language Learner (ELL) program.  We are in our third year of implementing "Intervention Time" which is built into the school day  This scheduled time allows our interventionists and classroom teachers a set time to work with smaller groups of students on specific areas of need.  All students are included whether they need extra help, are right on grade level,or need more challenging work.

The Grant School Family character education program equips students with the life-long skills needed to become successful adults.  Students, staff, parents, and volunteers make up our Grant School Family, which is the foundation of our award-winning character education program.  We teach and reinforce the five characteristics of kindness, self-control, honesty, respect and responsibility.

We work to estabish the best possible enviroment in which to learn and grow.  In 2009-10, we were among four SASD schools to be given the opportunity to pilot an initiative that has been extremely PBIS-Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports  It greatly enhances our academic program by helping all students learn the behaviors needed to be successful.  Since implementing PBIS, Grant School

has been named an Exemplar School by the Wisconsin PBIS Network for our outstanding results in teaching and promoting positive behavior!

One of the best features of PBIS is that it acknowledges that children need to be taught to read or do math.  There are many ways in which these same principles apply to life in your family as well as the Grant School Family.  We look forward to sharing what we learn and we invite you to make this work for your at-home family as well.

We are committed to helping all students find success.  Our staff uses a variety of teaching methods to reach all students.  We are readily available to answer your questions or listen to your ideas of ways to improve our school.

Thank you for visiting our web page.  We invite you to schedule a visit to learn more about our programs and activities, and tour our school.  Please call our school office at 920-459-3626 for more information.

 

Sincerely,

Deborah Streblow, Principal