“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.”

These powerful words from Martin Luther King, Jr. were demonstrated with gusto when Grant’s 3rd grade students helped Mercy Meals pack food for the Philippines back in February. Each class worked for one hour and were able to pack 25 boxes which will feed 5,400 people. Kids can do great things! Our third graders were thrilled and amazed at the difference they made in the lives of people that live…

2020 Census: Everyone Counts!!

Everyone Counts!

Why does the 2020 Census matter for Grant School?

The 2020 Census count impacts federal funds that our community receives each year for important services at Grant.  These services include funding for breakfast and lunch assistance, teacher training and educational needs, such as extra supplies and technology.  By filling out the 2020 Census, it ensures we…

Parent Plan for Student Success

Check out this article from the Nebraska Department of Education on parent plan for student success! 


Earth’s Forces in Second Grade

Grant 2nd graders explored the Earth’s forces in our recent reading unit.   Students learned many ways that Earth’s forces can affect us, including force, gravity, and speed.  

Students had the opportunity to use magnets, as they learned about push and pull forces.  Students learned how to identify the north and south poles.  

Second grade classrooms also welcomed Lee Sherry from…

Building Reading Fluency

What is reading fluency, and how can we help students increase their reading fluency? Reading fluency is the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression.  Why is building reading fluency so important? Better fluency leads to greater understanding. 
The students that come to Mrs. Wiese’s room have been working on building their fluency through the Lexia Core 5 program, as well…

Kindergarten Experiments with Magnets

Mrs. Commerford’s kindergartners at Grant School experimented with magnets thanks to Madison County Service Unit #8. The Unit has lessons that teachers can use for their classrooms. The lessons include a helper who comes in with materials and presents the lessons. How lucky Madison county students are to have these available to use.

Grant Students Help Local Animal Shelter

Grant Elementary spent the end of the first semester at war! A Penny War that is! This is the second year that grade levels have competed with each other to see who could bring the most pennies. Students were able to bring pennies for their containers to add positive points. However, the fun was really in sabotaging other grade levels’ totals by placing silver coins (negative points) in their containers.…

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

We are beginning to register students who will be entering kindergarten during the 2020-2021 school year. Parents may register during the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Grant School office. A child must reach the age of five years old on or before July 31, 2020 to be eligible to enter Kindergarten in the public schools. Parents should bring the child's State Certified birth certificate and the…

Winter Concert!

One of the highlights each year in music class is our all-school concert!  This year, on December 19th we were able to have a winter concert at the Johnny Carson Theater.  I wanted to share a little info about how we prepare for a concert, and how it reflects what students are learning in music class. You might not realize it, but in music class we do SO MUCH more than just singing! Other big components…