About Grandview

  • Overview

    • Grandview Middle School serves approximately 600 students in grades 5-7
    • Over 95% of Grandview's licensed staff hold a master's degree or higher
    • Block scheduling provides 85 minutes of math and language arts instruction

    Technology

    • The Westonka Edge21 technology plan personalizes learning and embeds 21st century skills, such as creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving
    • As part of the district-wide 1:1 student to device initiative, every GMS student is given a Google Chromebook to use at school and at home

    Academic Excellence

    • Grandview students consistently rank among the best in the state on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)
    • By grade 7, an average GMS student performs over the 10th grade level on NWEA tests
    • Grandview is a four-time Minnesota Department of Education Reward School (Top 15% of Title I schools in Minnesota)

    Enrichment & Extension

    • Grandview students have been national qualifiers in the Future Cities and Future Problem Solving competitions
    • Enrichment offerings include: Knowledge Master Open, Continental Math, Math Masters, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, yearbook, archery, SIBA Invention Competition, IE Challenge, STEM Video Challenge and after school Spanish

    21st Century Curriculum

    • Enrichment offerings include: Knowledge Master Open, Continental Math, Math Masters, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, yearbook, archery, SIBA Invention Competition, IE Challenge, STEM Video Challenge and after school Spanish
    • STEM, art, choir, band, Post Secondary Skills and technology are offered in all three grades
    • Students may take advanced math and language arts courses
    • Before-, during- and after-school academic support is available

    School Climate & Connectedness

    • The Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) program helps students with the transition to middle school
    • Morning Meeting and bullying prevention curriculum promotes a positive school climate
    • Students build connections through a variety of activities and programs:
      • “School Survivor” team-building activities
      • “Mix It Up” time at lunch
      • school service and fundraising projects
      • sixth-grade Courage Retreat
    • The Grandview Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meets every other month
    • Parent/student annual surveys foster continual improvement

    Student Celebrations

    • Grandview celebrates student achievements and positive behavior several times throughout the year. Recognitions include:
      • “Caught in the Act” positive behavior incentives
      • White Hawks PRIDE Character Awards
      • “Reward Days” to celebrate success
      • Student Celebration assemblies
      • “Good News” postcards

    Activities

    • Westonka Community Education offers recreation and enrichment opportunities for students in all grades, including sports teams, Spanish classes and music lessons
    • In 7th grade, students may choose to participate in high school athletics

Westonka Edge21

Overall Reading Progress Ribbon
Reward School 2016