Grass Lake Community Schools

  • Grass Lake Community Schools
    899 S. Union Street
    Grass Lake, Michigan 49240


    A reminder to our Grass Lake Community Schools families that we will have a half day of school on Wednesday, October 24, to accommodate parent/teacher conferences. This does not affect Little Warriors programs.

    Buses will be arriving home 3.5 hours earlier than regularly scheduled.

    Student release times are as follow:
    Grass Lake Middle School - 11:30 AM
    Grass Lake High School - 11:35 AM
    George Long Elementary School - 11:40 AM


    We're glad you have stopped to see our school district's website. Our district enrolls 1,260 students in our pre-school through 12th grade system in three buildings, while maintaining an active Preschool and Child Care facility for students who are 12 months through 12 years old. Click here to learn how to enroll your child. Go to the "About Us" section at the top of this page to learn more about our school district.

    The Mission of Grass Lake Community Schools is to provide a quality learning environment that 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.

    Support Staff Employment Opportunities at Grass Lake Community Schools

    Little Warriors Preschool & Child Care is currently hiring for two part time positions, M-F 20-30 hours a week. Applicant must have experience working with children. Please email the director your resume at;

    The Grass Lake Community Schools Transportation Department is in need of permanent and substitute drivers. This includes regular AM and PM runs, along with field trips. Training is offered toward the prospective employee receiving a Class B Commercial Drivers License. For more information, contact the Transportation Director at

Grass Lake Community Schools Announcements

  • Senior Portfolio Presentation Judges Sought

    The Grass Lake High School Class of 2019 would like to invite you to be a member of an evaluation committee for Senior Presentations on Tuesday, November 13th, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Grass Lake High School. Click the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • Ms. Bahlau's Class Thanks the Michigan State Police

    George Long Elementary School's Ms. Dakota Bahlau and her 1st grade class developed a plan to thank members of our Michigan State Police for their service. Click on the heading of this announcements for more information and photos.

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  • You Are Invited to the 2018 Festival of Tables

    The Grass Lake Educational Foundation presents its 8th Annual Festival of Tables being held at Grass Lake High School on Saturday, October 27, that will include auctions, raffles, and a wonderful dinner. The event is the major fundraiser for the Foundation to support our Grass Lake teachers in their efforts to support our students. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • Mandatory Meeting Spring Break 2020 Trip To the Galapagos Scheduled

    Come travel with us to the Galapagos. A fun little tidbit is that during April there is a massive arrival of waved albatross to Española. Their courtship starts. Hatching season ends for giant tortoises. The eggs of the green sea turtles begin to hatch. Land iguanas hatch on Isabela. RSVP NOW to attend the mandatory informational meeting that will be held on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:00 in the High School's Room 101. Click on the heading of this announcement to find a link to reserve your spot at this meeting.

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  • Fall, 2018 "Smoke Signals" Is Now Available

    The Fall, 2018 edition of the Grass Lake Community Schools newsletter, the "Smoke Signals", is now available. It contains lots of valuable information that supports our school families beginning another school year. Click on the heading of this announcement to access a link to this publication.

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  • Haley Alvarez Crowned Miss Jackson Crossroads Outstanding Teen

    Haley Alvarez, Grass Lake 8th grader, daughter of Rick and Mindy Alvarez , and member of the Saline Twirlettes was crowned 2019 Miss Jackson Crossroads Outstanding Teen on Saturday, June 30. Haley will now represent Jackson County in the June, 2019, Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen Pageant. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information

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  • GLHS Graduate Crowned Miss Michigan

    Congratulations to 2012 Grass Lake High School graduate Emily Sioma for winning the 2018 Miss Michigan pageant in Muskegon. Click the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • George Long Elementary Parents Share Their Experiences

    "Thank you" to parents of students attending George Long Elementary School for sharing comments about your experiences, and the experiences of your children, at George Long Elementary School given to us during this Teacher Appreciation Week. Click on the heading of this announcement for parent comments.

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  • Little Warriors Registration Now Occurring

    Click on the heading of this announcement to learn how to register your child in the Little Warriors Preschool & Child Care for this summer and the next school year.

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  • Grass Lake Travel Club Experiences Ireland

    Click on the heading of this announcement to view photos sent to us from our Grass Lake Travel Club Advisor Dakota Bahlau from their 2018 Ireland adventure.

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  • Technology and Youth: Protecting Your Child from Electronic Aggression

    With the rapid proliferation of Internet access and the use of social media by our children, the Center for Disease Control has created a 2-page "Tip Sheet", along with a 24-page brief that offers parents and youth a full description of what "electronic aggression" is defined as, and describes ways to be informed and to help prevent electronic aggression.

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  • School Lock-Down Drill Information for Parents

    We have received inquiries from family members of our school district's students asking about our preparedness levels in the event of an active shooter in our buildings. Click on the heading of this announcement to read Dr. Ryle Kiser's explanation of our school district's preparedness toward keeping our students safe.

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  • Pupil Safety - Our Primary Concern at Grass Lake Community Schools

    Dr. Kiser expresses to our Grass Lake Community Schools families that in light of the tragic events that occurred in Florida, it is important to our district leadership to remind each and every one of you that, above all else, student safety is our primary concern in Grass Lake Community Schools. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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    Bridge Magazine has named its Academic State Champs for 2018 based on how many grade levels students grew, based on test results, from third to eighth grade. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • Grass Lake High School at 96.05% Graduation Rate

    MLive has listed the 106 Michigan public high schools with at least 50 graduates in 2017 with a graduation rate of 96%, or more. Grass Lake High School is ranked 98th on this list with our 96.05 graduation rate, and is ranked third in Jackson County. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.

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  • FAFSA Help Available Online

    Many of our Grass Lake High School families will begin thinking about financial aid as our students begin making plans for paying for their education after high school. An important element to that process is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An online guide that will answer questions about the process can be found at

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  • Bus Drivers Needed at Grass Lake Schools

    Grass Lake Community Schools has openings for school bus drivers. Pay rate is $17.94 per hour. Contact the Transportation Office at 517-867-5544 for more information.

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Superintendent's Corner - Information for Our Stakeholders

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    Grass Lake Community Schools - Learn More About Us - October, 2018

    In this October installment of the "Superintendent's Corner", Superintendent Dr. Ryle Kiser explores more deeply the fundamentals of how our local school districts are funded, and specifically how the Grass Lake Community School district's funding is determined, and how it is utilized. Click on the heading of this announcement to see Part II of Dr. Kiser's explanation of school finances.

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