GVHS Royal Talons Dance Team Recognized for Placing at State Competition
The Royal Talons Dance Team were recognized at the March meeting of the School Board last week. The team placed 2nd at State in Division 4 Lyrical and 3rd in Division 4 Pom. The team placed 5th overall. Six dancers earned State academic awards. The Dance Team is pictured with Board President Eddie Saffell, Coach Natalie Upton, and Superintendent Dr. Marc Snow.

GVHS State-qualifiers in Wrestling Honored
State-qualifying GVHS wrestlers were recognized at the March meeting of the School Board last week. At the State Meet, Mitchel Alexander placed 3rd at 138, Hunter Newsom placed 6th at 170, Jaiden Worthington qualified at 220, Caleb Benshoof qualified at 132, Donovan McBride qualified at 285, Ethan Grasher qualified at 152, and Trent Legrotte at 145. The State wrestlers are pictured with Board President Eddie Saffell, Coach Jesse Whitson, and Superintendent Dr. Marc Snow.

School Board Tours Progress at High School Addition
School Board members were given a tour of the progress of the addition to Grain Valley High School after their monthly business meeting last week. The new media center, large group instruction room, school office, clinic, counseling center, and courtyard are on track for completion in June. This addition is the result of a school bond issue passed by voters in April 2018.


Student Participation in School Lunch Program Grew by 2.7% in February - Sets New Record
The food service department launched a WHAT'S FOR LUNCH social media campaign in February to show middle school and high school families the many meal options available to students for lunch. 119 additional students were eating school lunch in February and 91 additional students were eating breakfast at school over February of 2018. The increase in lunch participation is up 2.7% over a year ago, marking the largest year-to-year increase in at least the past five years.
  

$7.5 Million school bond issue on the April 2, 2019 ballot.

On April 2, voters living within school district boundaries will decide on a school bond issue for $7.5 Million.  Passage would allow Grain Valley Schools to complete an addition of 1 1/2 classroom wings onto Grain Valley North Middle School. The school has seen significant growth in recent years and is projected to have as many students as South Middle School in as few as six years.

Passage of the bond issue does not require raising the district tax levy rate.

An alternative bid associated with this school bond issue is the replacement of the artificial turf at the high school stadium. The current turf has exceeded its anticipated life expectancy and is due for replacement. (Image represents one possible look for the new turf.)





Click here for more information on the April 2 school bond issue.

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