Federal Government Shutdown Support
We realize some of our students’ families may be facing hardships due to the government shutdown. Our school district is committed to responding to the needs of our students, so we wanted to take this opportunity to notify all families of the ways in which the Grain Valley Schools and our Bright Futures community network may be able to help.

If you have a member of your family who is furloughed or currently working for the federal government without pay, your family may be eligible for free and reduced-price meal benefits. Please complete and submit the form linked here. (Click on the "My School Apps" icon in the middle of the page.) If you need assistance completing the form, please reach out to either Andy Hughes or Angie Novak at (816) 847-5006 x1165.

Our schools may also be able to waive or delay school-related fee payments for families impacted by the Federal Government shutdown. Reach out to your child’s school principal with any questions about fees.

We also provide weekend snacks for students through our backsnacks program at each of our schools through the generosity of our Bright Futures community network. Please contact your child’s school counselor if your family is experiencing food insecurities and they will work with you to have food sent home each weekend. 

Our school health rooms also offer personal care items, such as shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, and laundry detergent through our partnership with Giving the Basics of Kansas City free of charge to any student in need. Students or family members only need to ask the school nurse to choose from the available items. This service is always available for any family in need.

If you, your business, or organization are interested in contributing to help students in our school district now or at any time, please reach out to the school district at (816) 847-5006 x1. Our Education Foundation and Bright Futures community network partners, including the Grain Valley Assistance Council, FOCUS for Grain Valley, and our regional churches accept contributions of time, talent, and treasure that benefit the children in our community.
GV Education Foundation Issues Teacher Grants
 
The Education Foundation Prize Patrol visited schools this morning to award spring 2019 classroom grants to teachers who had submitted proposals for funding of innovative or elective materials not otherwise funded by the school district. Five grants totaling more than $2800 were granted this spring.


North Middle School PE teachers Philip Kolster and Ashley Scrogham are pictured with Education Foundation Executive Director Jerry Vaughan. Their $968.06 grant will fund an Action Block 'Em program that will develop strategy and overall physical fitness for students.


Prairie Branch Elementary School music teacher Chrissy Mickelson is pictured with Education Foundation Executive Director Jerry Vaughan. Her $414.99 grant will fund I Can Learn About Music, a program to integrate classical music composers and other cultures into classroom instruction.


Grain Valley High School library media specialist Katie Wight is pictured with assistant principal Drew Smith and Education Foundation Executive Director Jerry Vaughan. Her $460.00 grant will be used to purchase exercise bikes with desks for students to use while reading or working on their Chromebooks in the library.


Grain Valley High School math teachers Tara Little and Taylor Starks are pictured with Education Foundation Executive Director Jerry Vaughan. Their $510.00 grant will be used to purchase high quality hands-on math tools for student use in geometry class.


Grain Valley High School PE teacher Keri Peterson is pictured with assistant principal Drew Smith and Education Foundation Executive Director Jerry Vaughan. Her $495.68 grant will go towards Fit Bit devices so students can track their fitness progress for improved health.

The vision of the Grain Valley Education Foundation is to provide all Grain Valley students innovative opportunities to help them reach their full potential and become productive members of the community. The foundation’s mission is to enhance, supplement or complement programs and activities provided by the district, and to assist students to help them reach their full potential in their K-12 experience, at the next level and in life.

Anyone interested in contributing to the Education Foundation through direct donations, by establishing a tribute scholarship or memorial donation, by leaving a donation in their will, or other planned giving options to improve the education for children in our community should CLICK HERE to give. Education Foundation Executive Director Jerry Vaughan can be reached at jvaughan@gvr5.net or (816) 847-5006 x1015.


Grain Valley Assistance Council's Trivia Night will be held February 9

Please consider joining the Grain Valley Assistance Council for their upcoming Trivia Night:


Date:  February 9

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, Games start promptly at 6:30pm

Location: Grain Valley High School


Click here for more information.

All proceeds benefit those in need in the Grain Valley community.

Important Dates

January 21
No School - Martin Luther King Day

January 29
2 hour Late Start

February 18
No School - President's Day

February 28
2 hour Late Start
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