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The 4th Annual "Festival of Tables" Returns November 15 - Join us in participating in this year's Festival of Tables, which is our primary fundraiser for the Grass Lake Educational Foundation. All proceeds are directed toward providing opportunities for our students.The excitement is building! Join the fun! We are accepting all different types of objects for our auctions, along with table purchases, and sponsorships. Go to http://bit.ly/1txfvBa to see how you can participate. Support our students by donating.
 


Welcome to the Grass Lake
Community Schools
Home Web Page
Our Central Office is located at:
899
S. Union Street
Grass LakeMI
49240
Phone: 517-522-5540     Fax: 517-522-8195

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Superintendent:
Mr. Brad Hamilton   






We're glad you have stopped to see our school district's website. Our district enrolls over 1,250 students in our
pre-school through 12th grade system in three buildings. We are continually working to improve our students' academic achievement by increasing rigor, while promoting relevance and relationships with our students. Grass Lake Community Schools boast academic advancement programs for all ages through our Little Warriors Pre-School and Daycare program, our "Response to Intervention" program, our cooperative efforts with "Energizing Education", our implementation of "The Leader in Me" program, our dual enrollment opportunities, and our advanced placement opportunities. Join these with a wide selection of interscholastic and extra-curricular opportunities and you will find a comprehensive opportunity for our students.

We are
located in the Township of Grass Lake, in Jackson County in the south-central area of Michigan just south of Interstate 94, approximately 50 miles west of Detroit and 10 miles east of Jackson.

Along with our main web page, which you are currently viewing, our website has four other start pages that can be found u
nder "Schools" in the navigation bar below our header. Continuing across that bar you will find general information about our school district and our community. You will will also find navigation bars on the left side of each page containing information that is more specific to each of our buildings. It is our intention to make this page as easily accessible as possible. We invite comments toward improving our web presence, which can be sent to doug.moeckel@grasslakeschools.com. Click here for directions to our Central Office.


Our Vision: Individual excellence inspired by tradition and innovation

Our Mission:
The mission of Grass Lake Community Schools is to provide a quality learning environment which will empower all students to meet their individual needs, discover their potential, and gain essential skills that will enable them to become responsible contributing citizens of our world.

District Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of the Grass Lake Community Schools that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, sex, marital status or handicap be excluded for participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any programs or activity and employment as required by Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1963; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Any questions concerning discrimination should be directed to the Superintendent’s Office, Grass Lake Community Schools, 899 South Union Street, Grass Lake, MI 49240, or phone (517) 522-5540.


School Board "Meet the Candidates" October 27
The Grass Lake Educational Foundation will be sponsoring a "Meet the Candidates" night on Monday, October 27, 2014, at 7:00 PM in the Grass Lake High School Auditorium in preparation for the upcoming election to elect members of the Grass Lake Board of Education. There will be questions given to the candidates by the moderator, followed by questions from the audience. Go to ​http://bit.ly/1sGynv5 to see the candidates and terms.
GLEF Citrus Fruit Sale Going On Through October 28
The Grass Lake Educational Foundation (GLEF) is holding a citrus fruit fundraiser. Your student received information and an order form on October 8. There are more in the school offices if you need one

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PRE-PAID and are DUE ON OCTOBER 28. 
Elementary students will turn in their order form/payment to their teacher. Middle school and high school students will turn in their order form/payment to the main office in their respective building.

Fruit will be delivered in early December. Notification of the specific delivery date and time will be announced through school email. 

Citrus fruit makes a welcome holiday gift for co-workers, and the 20 pound boxes offer substantial savings for families.Please check out the brochure for the various offerings at http://bit.ly/1xBJl5n. See any Grass Lake student to place an order.

The GLEF supports Grass Lake Community Schools by providing new technology, teacher mini grants, support for the art and music programs, enhancements to STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math), and scholarships for graduating seniors. Your support of this fundraiser is greatly appreciated. 

Any questions should be directed to Lisa Lutchka at lisalutchka@yahoo.com, or 517-879-8902. Please do not contact the school!
Grass Lake Schools Program In Place to Promote Wellness and Achievement
All Grass Lake Community Schools employees could earn incentive pay in the 2014-15 school year with a new program. The program, supported by the district's school board, would reward all employees who go above and beyond to advance wellness, student academic proficiency and tutoring hours. http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2014/08/grass_lake_school_employees_wi.html
GLHS Fitness Room Returns to Winter Hours
Beginning Tuesday, September 2, the High School Fitness Room will be open to the community any days that school is in session from 6 AM-7:30 AM, and 6 PM-9 PM. The usage fee is $1 per visit, up to a maximum of $10 per calendar month. A drop box is available for leaving payment. Individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. GLCS students are free.
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
Grass Lake Community Schools has signed on to utilize NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) as our district wide assessment. This assessment is computer adaptive, therefore providing information for every student no matter where they are performing academically. NWEA’s primary objectives revolve around making it easier for teachers to differentiate instruction in their classrooms.
 

Please use the following links for more information:
NWEA Parent Toolkit
NWEA Parent Toolkit (Spanish Version)
Sample Reports (individual student reports are pages 7-9)
2011 Normative Data – only updated every three years – shows grade level equivalency 
​Substitute Teachers are Needed!
Grass Lake Community Schools are currently recruiting SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS. You can work with children AND get paid! Go to http://bit.ly/1t4Wpj2 to see all relevant information you need to get started!
Information Available for Individuals Interested in Running for the Grass Lake School Board in the November 2014 Election
To run for a position on the Grass Lake Board of Education, individuals must complete and submit a number of various forms that are provided to us by the Jackson County Elections Coordinator. The appropriate forms, as well as an information sheet that lists deadlines and signature requirements, can be obtained by contacting Debbie Brady in the Grass Lake Community Schools Superintendent’s Office. She can be reached by phone at 522-5543, or by e-mail at deb.brady@grasslakeschools.com.
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