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 Kindergarten Round-Up is April 23 and 24
In April we will be holding our annual "Kindergarten Round-Up" as we register our new students at George Long Elementary School. The registration process has already begun for students living inside and outside of the Grass Lake School District. To get more information about the "Round-Up", go to http://bit.ly/Ll2KF4 to find all of the information you will need. If you have further questions, you can call the George Long Elementary School office at 517-522-5590.
 


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. 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.


Grass Lake Schools Continues Their Academic Improvement -
Congratulations to our students and staff as they continue to improve their subject proficiency levels in the Michigan Merit Exam taken by all 11th graders. In the most recent Michigan Merit Exam State testing completed March 5, 6 and 7, 2013, Grass Lake High School students ranked among the top of all Jackson County students in all subjects in proficiency levels as prescribed by the Michigan Department of Education. Out of the 13 Jackson County high schools, Grass Lake ranked #1 in mathematics, #1 in social studies, #2 in writing, #3 in science, and #4 in reading.

The Michigan Merit Examination (MME) assesses students in grade 11 and eligible students in grade 12 based on Michigan high school standards. It is administered each March, and consists of three components:
- ACT Plus Writing® college entrance examination
- WorkKeys® job skills assessments in reading, mathematics, and "locating information"
- Michigan-developed assessments in mathematics, science, and social studies

Go to
http://bit.ly/12Dn0nf for more information about Grass Lake Community Schools.
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.


Speical Education Teacher Needed
Grass Lake Community Schools is in search of a Middle School/High School Special Education teacher. Prospective applicants must currently be Special Education certified for these positions. Go to http://bit.ly/1myBXTv for more information.
 
"Seussical, the Musical" Being Presented at GLHS

Grass Lake Community Schools will present "Seussical, the Musical" on May 1, 2, 3, and 4 at Grass Lake High School. Go to http://bit.ly/1gVWbRt to find show times, prices, and how to reserve tickets. Please note that a special "Cat in the Hat Night" will be offered with reduced admission prices for students!


“Volunteer Grass Lake” Up and Running Again! -

After a short absence from its online presence, the "Volunteer Grass Lake!" web page is available again for those of you who are interested in volunteering your time. The opportunities available include various tasks in the Grass Lake area that are suitable for individuals, organizations, and clubs. Please take a look at the page and volunteer when you can. This effort is being sponsored by the Grass Lake Copper Nail Community Resale Shop and the Grass Lake Community Wellness Initiative. Also included on this web page is an area where community members can request volunteer services. Link to http://bit.ly/PYPCI4 to access the page, or e-mail volunteergrasslake@gmail.comfor more information.


Zero Days To be Made Up This School Year -
Now that spring seems to be settling in and snow days seem to be behind us, we can report that Grass Lake Community Schools has zero days to make-up from our snow day absences last winter. Our district calendar will stand as submitted and our last day of school will be a half day on Thursday, June 12. Go to http://bit.ly/1kKuhvC for a printable calendar, if you need one. (Also, our Seniors' last day remains Friday, May 23.)
Europe Trip Planned for Spring Break 2015
Grass Lake Students, Families, and Staff! SEE PARIS, VENICE, FLORENCE, ROME! 
March 26, 2015 - April 5, 2015 (Spring Break)
All Grass Lake students, staff and families are invited to join group leaders Natalia Morris and Sherry Paszkiet as they travel to France and Italy during Spring Break 2015. Go to http://bit.ly/1dzA4Eo for more information.

HICKEY WINS CITIZEN PATRIOT SPELLING BEE!
Congratulations to GLMS 7th grader Sean Hickey for being the overall winner of the Citizen Patriot Spelling Bee. He is now headed to Washington, DC for the National Scripps Howard Bee! Well done and good luck in Washington! Go to http://bit.ly/OER0ia for full coverage of this record setting Spelling Bee.

US-127 Bridge Closures to Begin March 10
Beginning Monday, March 10, there will be closures of the US-127 bridges over I-94 that will continue throughout the summer. Detours will begin to be posted for NB US-127 travelers going to westbound I-94, and for WB I-94 travelers going to SB US-127. I-94 will also be closed with detours for up to 10 nights as crews remove and replace beams on the bridges. Go tohttp://bit.ly/1gXcxLb for the official handout.
George Long Elementary Participates in "Energizing Education - Jackson"
Initiated by a challenge match grant from Consumers Energy in 2012, Energizing Education was created to ensure all students achieve grade-level milestones in Jackson County through a three-pronged approach to literacy development. Volunteer tutors, supervised and guided by a literacy specialist, work with students (K-2) individually in reading, writing, and word work during school hours, working towards improved skills and a more positive attitude about reading. The Energizing Education initiative also supports after-school programs through training, consultation, and material support for staff and volunteers. Finally, family outreach activities held by Energizing Education encourage parents to take a more active role in supporting their children’s education, providing skills and materials they can use to encourage literacy in the home. A pilot of the program at Frost Elementary School ran from January-May 2013, and we are now in the process of implementing this program at George Long Elementary School.

Grass Lake High School Fitness Room Community Hours
The fitness room is available to the community 6:00 AM-7:30 AM and 6:00 PM-9:00 PM on days when school is in session. There is a usage fee for non-GLCS students of $1 per visit, up to a maximum of $10 per calendar month. Evening passes are available in the event of paid events occurring in the gym during community visits by e-mailing doug.moeckel@grasslakeschools.com

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