Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Grain Valley Preschool Program

The Grain Valley School District is offering a preschool program for the first time beginning in August 2015.  The purpose of the preschool program is to provide a partial day school learning experience to children prior to entering Kindergarten. Children who turn four prior to August 1, 2015 will be admitted to the program based on results from a standard screening process. Classes will be taught by a certified early childhood teacher with assistance from a classroom paraprofessional. The curriculum will be geared towards the developmental needs of children this age intended to strengthen the school readiness of each child.

Preschool Screenings - April 20 3:30-7:30 PM
Screening will take place at the Early Childhood Center located at 31604 NE Pink Hill Rd on April 20 from 3:30-7:30PM.
Please call (816) 994-4901 to schedule an appointment.
What are the days and times for the preschool?
This is a half-day program that runs Monday through Thursday. The morning session runs 8:00-11:00 AM and the afternoon session runs 12:15-3:15 PM. The preschool program will follow the school district calendar for holidays.
What is the cost to families?
The cost for the program is $60 per child, per week. Discounted rates are available for families who qualify.  
Is transportation provided?
Transportation will be the responsibility of the parents/guardians.
Location of the Preschool?
The program will be located at Prairie Branch Elementary, in a classroom specifically equipped for 4-year-olds.
Who can attend?
Children showing the greatest need based on a standard screening process will be given first consideration for the program.
Please share this information with anyone who you think might be interested in this program in the Grain Valley area.

Monday, April 13, 2015

GVHS The Scene of Mock Car Crash April 15

This Wednesday, April 15th students at Grain Valley High School in conjunction with the Grain Valley Police Department, Missouri Highway Patrol and the Central Jackson County Fire Department will take part in a program aimed at educating young drivers about the consequences and impact of risky driving behaviors.

The Missouri Highway Patrol will show the video, "Gone Too Soon," showing video testimonials of the effects of inattentive and distracted drivers.  Students will then take part in a mock accident and rescue to visualize the dangers that can befall distracted drivers.

Area residents may notice emergency first-responder vehicles, equipment, and personnel on the high school campus the day of the event supporting the learning experience. This is a staged mock catastrophe for the benefit of students.