Welcome to Grand Ridge Grade School

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Our Vision

In partnership with our families and community, Grand Ridge CCSD #95 will educate all students to reach their highest potential.  Grand Ridge will provide a safe learning environment, will respond to students' individual learning and emotional needs, and will maintain high expectations for achievement.  Our goal is to develop students who are responsible, respectful, kind, and passionate for life-long learning.  


The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from The President of the United
States of America that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly
the flags at half-staff in honor of:
Former First Lady Barbara Bush
Please immediately lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by
your agency's personnel until:
Sunset, Saturday, April 21, 2018

2017-2018 Grand Ridge Grade School Calendar***revised

Please be advised on the following changes to the 2017-2018 School Calendar:

April 25, 2018 School Improvement Dismiss at 11:50 a.m.

May 29, 2018 Field Day

May 30, 2018 School Improvemtn Dismiss at 2:20 p.m.


May 31, 2018 Last Day of School K-7 Dismiss at 11:50 a.m.

                        Talent Show/End of Quarter/Report Cards

June 1, 2018 Teacher Institute

June 4, 2018 Summer Break Begins

Grand Ridge Grade School Fine Arts/Reading Night

Please join us Thursday, April 19th from 6:00 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m. for our Spring Open House.  All "Super Students" are encouraged to attend with their families that night for an evening full of visiting authors, make and take art projects, super hero games, and prizes.  The book fair will be open that evening also.  Super hero attire is welcome! 

Spring Program ~ Summer Camp ~ Grades 3,4,5

Grades 3,4,5 will be having their Spring Program Thursday, April 26th.  Please have your student in the Multipurpose Room at 6:30 p.m.

Jr. High Spring Concert

Jr. High Band and Choir will be having their Spring Concert on Thursday, May 17th.  All students need to be in the Multipurpose Room at 6:00 p.m.

Congratulations Solo/Ensemble!

Congratulations to the following students who received a Division One rating at the Solo and Ensemble Contest:  Aubrey Bowman, Joseph Burke, Alec Darrow, Ben Domoleczny, Hannah Galletti, Aiden Gordon, Steven Hladovcak, Abby Johanson, Saide Lechel, James Maltby, Michael Mills, Ava Paris, Alyssa Purifoy, Allie Snyder and Marisa Vickers.

Congratulations to Joseph Burke, Steven Hladovcak and James Maltby for receiving perfect scores on their vocal solos!

Paws for Books

We are adding something fun to the Spring Book Fair!  We will be providing the opportunity for students to participate in dress-up days!  We ask that each student bring $1 each time that they would like to participate.

Thursday April 19th - Superhero and Dog Man Day:  Dress up as your favorite superhero or wear your favorite superhero shirt.

Friday April 20th - Clifford Day:  Wear red

Monday April 23rd - Cat in the Hat Day:  Wear your favorite hat

Tuesday April 24th - Pete the Cat Day:  Wear something blue and/or groovy

Wednesday April 25th - Hairball Day:  Crazy hair day

All of the money we raise can be used to purchase books for our classrooms and library.  Scholastic will also match what we raise. 

Young Author Winners

Congratulations to our Young Author Winners:  Cessily Patton, Brinley Winter, Leah Reed, Arya Shah, Breckin Winter, Jersie Lechel, Katherine Bressner, Payton Blakemore, Annika Michlik, Allen Trumbo, Christina Snook, Saige McNeill, Declan O'Connor, Reagan Bush, Allie Snyder, Sofie Offermann.


Lead Test Results for Lead in Water may be found in our Contracts and Statements section of our website.  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Sanders at the school. 

3rd Quarter ~ Star-of-Quarter:

Congratulations to our 3rd Quarter ~ Star-of-Quarter

Kindergarten:  Anna Reed

1st Grade:  Ruby Dittmer

2nd Grade:  Garrett Christensen

3rd Grade:  Libbey Kerekes

4th Grade:  Payton Blakemore

5th Grade:  Caden Walter

6th Grade:  Alyssa Purifoy

7th Grade:  Reagan Bush

8th Grade:  Brian Gutierrez

News and Notes

·Important 8th Grade Dates
Important 8th Grade Dates ...
·Important Music Dates
Important Music Dates ...
·Senior Lunch
Senior Lunch ...

Message from the Office

ATTENTION!!! Please notifiy the Office if you have an address change or phone number change.  If there is ever an emergency it's important to keep all records current.

Lunch with your student:

Grand Ridge Grade School Invites you to have lunch with your child.  Each grade level has been assigned a month for parents/guardians to enjoy lunch with their child.  In order to have enough space, we ask that you choose only one time during the assigned month to dine with your child.

If you wish to eat lunch with your child, please send a note to school by the morning of the day you wish to visit.  We kindly ask that you bring a sack lunch for yourself.  We ask that you do not bring food from restaurants into the school.  This invitation is for parents or legal guardians only.  Parents must sign in at the office and then will be escorted to the multi-purpose room where the lunch is served.

January:  Kindergarten and 5th Grade

February:  1st and 6th Grade

March:  2nd and 7th Grade

April:  3rd and 8th Grade

May:  4th Grade

Arriving in the Morning and Picking up

Parents, we need your assistance with the rules for arriving in the morning and picking up after school.

Before School:

The school day begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:00.  Wednesdays are 2:20 dismissal.  Students should start arriving by 8:00 and no later than 8:15.    Lately we have had students being dropped off at school as early as 7:30; Students should not be on school grounds before 8:00.  Breakfast children may enter at 8:00.  The doors will be locked until 8:05.  Children walking should use the crossing walk if they need to cross the street.  The Crossing Guard is there to assist them.  Riders should use the north main entrance by the office.  Parents who drive their students to school must drop off the children on the west side of the building between 8:00 and 8:15.

After School:

School dismisses at 3:00 pm.  Students are to leave the building immediately at close of school day, unless under the supervision of a teacher.  Students who are walking will exit the building using the east side doors near the playground.

Bus Notes:

Parents should send a note with their child at the beginning of the day.  Phone calls will not be accepted.  The office will write a Bus Slip that must be given to the bus driver letting them know your child is not riding.  Parents or guardians arriving at the end of the day to pick up a child will not be allowed to take the student off the bus unless a bus note has been written.

Homework Program Dismissal:

Effective Tuesday, November 28th, students that stay for the Homework Program will follow new dismissal procedures for locations where they are to be picked up.

Walkers will be dismissed as usual to proceed out Door E2 down the alley.

Car riders will exit the building out of Door N1 on the Northside of the new addition.  All students that are picked up by a parent or guardian will only exit out this door.




School Calendar


Full Calendar


Grand Ridge, Illinois, weather forecast





April 25


  String Cheese



April 26


  Toast / Jelly



April 27





April 30


  PB Toast







































April 25

  11:50 Dismissal

April 26

  National Pretzel Day

  Ham on Goldfish Bread


  Cheese Sauce


  Fresh Fruit


April 27

  Mini Corn Dogs

  Baked Beans



April 30

  Walking Taco

  Lettuce / Cheese Cup

  Cowboy Salsa

  Orange Smiles

May 1


  Salad w/ Dressing


  Bread w/ Butter

May 2

  Turkey Wrap

  w/ Lettuce & Cheese

  Strawberry Cup

  Cheese Puffs


May 3

  Breaded or Grilled

  Chicken Sandwich

  Curly Fries



May 4

  Chicken Faijitas

  Lettuce / Cheese Cup

  Refried Beans