Library and Technology at Grant

The Grant School Library welcomes students and staff to utilize our ever-growing and changing collection of reading and learning materials. All classrooms are scheduled for a weekly visit to allow time for students to choose books for independent reading. During research units, students have access to a wide variety of books and online resources to assist in their discovery of new knowledge.

Mrs. Merry is the full-time library assistant and technology, support person. Mrs. Minster is the librarian and is here at Grant every other week. They work together to encourage and support life-long reading habits, and help students and staff locate materials in the library, as well as make use of online resources. Mrs. Minster is at three other libraries in the district, but can be reached by email anytime.

Acceptable Internet Use

Student use of the internet at school is governed by the Acceptable Internet Use and Safety Policy 7450. This policy can be found within the Sheboygan Area School District policies.

Parents must give permission for their child to use the internet as a learning resource while at school. Permission is given by completing form 7540 - Elementary School Student Agreement and Permission Form for Internet Access. This form can also be found within the Sheboygan Area School District policies under Forms. This form is typically provided as part of the registration process.

If you have questions about your child's internet use while at school, please contact the school office.


The Sheboygan Area School District has implemented a 1-to-2 iPad Mini program in grades K-1, and a 1-to-2 Chromebook program in grades 2-5. At Grant School, we are continuing to add classroom equipment such as data projectors, document cameras, and SMARTBoards, to enhance student learning, .

Beyond the physical devices, students at Grant School have access to a variety of resources to further their education. Books, periodicals, and video/DVD resources are available through the school library. Electronic resources, such as an online library catalog and several research databases, are also available to students at school or home with any Internet-connected device. Instruction on how to use these resources is available from the Library Media Specialist.

Students in 4K, Kindergarten and first grade have carts of iPad minis available for classroom use. Students use the devices for extra practice, enrichment or reinforcement of taught concepts.

Third, fourth and fifth grade students utilize Chromebooks in the classroom to enhance their learning. At the elementary level, the Chromebooks remain at school for use.

In middle school and high school, Sheboygan Area School District students are issued Chromebooks for use at school and at home. Student Chromebook use is governed by the Chromebook Policy Handbook.


Grant Makerspace is a place where students can explore, create and use their critical thinking skills. In this place, they use the four C's,

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Communication
  3. Collaboration
  4. Creativity

The Four Cs of 21st-century learning, also known as the Four Cs or 4 Cs, are four skills that have been identified by the United States-based Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) as the most important skills required for 21st-century education.

During the school year, we have STEAM Friday's which let the students be able to take strategies and problem- solve to complete their STEAM challenge.
These challenges have involved coding during Hour of Code, cardboard challenge creating different structures and just using the different resources in the room to explore and create.

Access Ebooks

Try an eBook available through our school library or from Mead Public Library

1. Launch Safari or Chrome/Google

2. Type in the address bar OR access it from our school Web Resources page.
Homepage → Academics → Library/Technology→ Destiny Library Catalog

3. Bookmark the site. If on an iPad, add the bookmark to your home screen.


5. In the upper right hand corner of the page with search box, click on Log in.

6. Login with your Destiny account information (Google/Chromebook login minus the

  • Username: graduation year + lastname + last 3 digits of lunch/ID number
  • Password: graduation year + lunch/ID number + first letter of last name CAPITALIZED
    (same password you use to login to your Chromebook)

7. Choose Electronic Book (ebook) as material type, make sure your cursor/blinking line is in the FIND box and push the enter/return button. This will have a result list of all ebooks in the library.


Mead Public Library also has ebooks.
All Sheboygan Area School District students can access them with their Virtual Library Card through the Mead Public Library webpage: