Grigsby Intermediate School

Principal's Corner



Grigsby School Principal
Donald W. Stratton


Wow!  Where has the 1st Semester gone.  We are now enjoying all of the holiday season performances and shows being presented by many of our talented students.  "Scrooge, A Christmas Carol" was just presented to over 3,000 anticipating patrons, as well as our 5-1 group from school.  I might add that they had a wonderful field trip to the Scrooge performance and to the Spaghetti Factory. 

Last evening we certainly enjoyed the wonderful music of the Granite City School District music department as bands from Grigsby, Coolidge, and the High School came together for an exhilarating concert, with a special appearance of the holiday Krampus.  December 11-15 marks another wonderful Holiday Book Fair here at Grigsby that I know you will want to expose your children to. 

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are.  Here are a few helpful hints that you can do at home to help your child be a successful reader:

We also have another event planned for December 15, at 8:30am in the Cafe'.  Your student should have brought home a flyer for "A coffee break with someone 'Grand' ."  This has always been a wonderful time of coffee, juice and donuts with your special child. 


Officer Stacy has finished teaching the SABRE curriculum to team 5-1 and 5-2.  Those students will graduate from the SABRE program on December 19th.  We are very proud of these students for their positive position on drug and alcohol abuse.  


Cold weather is just around the corner, so with the onset of this holiday season and our winter break stay safe, stay warm and stay healthy.  We'll see you in January for the 2nd semester of school.  

With your support, we will continue to develop the very real gifts and talents of all of the students at Grigsby School. On behalf of the staff, we are energized and excited about the remaining  year and we look forward to working with your children!  Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me or any of the staff if you have additional questions.


If a Child lives with CRITICISM.....He learns to CONDEMN

If a Child lives with HOSTILITY.....He learns to FIGHT

If a Child lives with RIDICULE.....He learns to be SHY

If a Child lives with SHAME.....He learns to feel GUILTY

If a Child lives with TOLERANCE.....He learns to be PATIENT

If a Chiild lives with ENCOURAGEMENT.....He learns to APPRECIATE

If a Child lives with FAIRNESS.....He learns JUSTICE

If a Child lives with SECURITY.....He learns FAITH

If a Child lives with APPROVAL.....He learns to like HIMSELF


Exciting things are happening in the 17-18 school year so be sure to check out the photo link at the bottom of the page!


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