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.

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 425 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 time to work with smaller groups of students on specific areas of needs.  All students are included whether they need extra help or extra challenges.  Our school receives the services of a school psychologist and school social worker to support students and their families. 

Grant School has been named a Wisconsin School of Promise and a School of Recognition for five of the past six years.  Our State School Report Card has designated us as a school that "Exceeds Expectations" for the past two years.  We are proud of these academic accomplishments and continue to work hard to help all students succeed.

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 for our award-winning character education program.  We teach and reinforce the five characteristics of kindness, self-control, honesty, respect and responsibility.

We work to establish the best possible environment in which to learn and grow. In 2009-2010, we were among four SASD schools to be given the opportunity to pilot an initiative that has been extremely successful in many areas of the nation and is growing across our state as well.  The initiative is called PBIS-Positive Behavior Interventions and Support and it is a great compliment and "next step" for the Grant School Family.  Grant School has been an Exemplar School by the Wisconsin PBIS Network and awarded the status of School of Merit for two of the last three years, and a School of Distinction, the highest honor possible, for 2011-2012, 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 behave just as they are 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 and we value your input.

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