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Grandview school to celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting ceremony - 04/24/18

With National Arbor Day fast approaching, the more than 600 students who attend McClure Elementary School are stepping up to help make a difference.

On Friday, April 27, the students, along with their teachers and other school staff members, will celebrate Arbor Day by planting 11 trees around the school playground. Students chose to scatter the trees throughout the playground to help bring more shade to the area as the trees grow.

Principal Elyse Walker has been working hard to ensure the students understand the importance of what they are doing and the impact they can have on their school and their community.

On Friday, April 13, students, staff and school supporters were asked to bring a one-dollar donation to go toward the purchase of the trees. That event helped raise nearly $700, which helped buy several flowering pear trees and three different types of maple trees. The fundraising push also helped give students ownership of the project. They know the money they raised helped purchase the trees they are helping plant.

The school’s Arbor Day celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27, in the McClure Elementary School gym with a presentation by Grandview Mayor Norm Childress and Parks and Recreation Director Mike Carpenter.

Then at 10 a.m., all of the students, teachers and staff will move outside where students will be divided into smaller groups to help plant the new trees. Walker said during the planting the students will learn how to plant trees and role trees play in our environment.

Grandview High School hires new head football coach - 04/19/18

This fall there will be a new captain at the helm of the Grandview High School football program. In June, current Kiona-Benton High School head football coach Darren Mezger will begin his career as a Grandview Greyhound.

Mezger has been hired as the new head football coach for Grandview High School. 

“We are very excited to have Coach Mezger lead our football program,” said GHS Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Scott Parrish. “He is going to be a great fit for our school and community, not only on the field but also in the classroom. We are fortunate to have someone with his enthusiasm and successful experience.”

Mezger has a long history with the sport. He played high school football at Mark Morris High School in Longview, graduating in 1997, then he played at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.

Mezger also has more than a decade of coaching experience under his belt. He has been at the head of the Kiona-Benton football program for the past three years and before that he was assistant coach at Sunnyside High School for 10 years.

Mezger said he’s excited to be heading up Grandview’s football program and plans to bring his offensive philosophy to the field, a philosophy that broke rushing and passing records at Ki-Be.

“The offensive and defensive formations we use will be built to maximize the talents of the athletes in Grandview,” Mezger said. “My message for the athletes of Grandview is simple, be ready to compete for your position. The best players play on Friday nights. Competition in practice will lead to excellence in the games we have this season.”

Mezger is also a National Board-certified teacher, who will be teaching math at Grandview High School this fall.

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction to take part in education event Friday in Grandview - 04/18/18

The Grandview School District is inviting community members in for a behind-the-scenes look at what’s happening in our classrooms. From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, a group of community members, including visiting superintendents and the state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, will be touring schools, visiting classrooms, talking to students and teachers and seeing first-hand the wonderful things happening in our classrooms.

The event – A Day with our Students – will include classroom visits at Grandview High School, Grandview Middle School and Arthur H. Smith Elementary School. The group will start their day with a social and student showcase from 8 to 8:30 a.m. at the District Learning Center, 313 Division St., then they will tour the district, traveling from school-to-school via school bus. The event will end with lunch at the learning center.