Patriot Pulse

October 2019

We are off to a great start!!

August and September have been a busy several weeks here at Grissom. Our students have finished MAP testing and have been actively engaged in their learning. Many students are involved in Volleyball and Basketball Intramurals, Boys' and Girls' Softball, Cross Country, Band, Chorus, Student Council, and Art Club.

Upcoming Events

October 9: Vaping Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

October 14: Columbus Day - No School

October 17: Board of Education Meeting

October 18: Picture Retakes

October 21-25: Red Ribbon Week

October 23: 8th Grade Parent Meeting at 6:30 with Andrew H.S. at PV

October 25: End of 1st Quarter

October 31: Half-Day (Inservice Day)

Volleyball (Tuesdays) & Basketball (Thursdays) Intramurals continue through October

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Boys' & Girls' Softball Teams

Notes from Nurse Carol:

Illinois state-mandated 6th grade physicals are due by October 15, 2019! Please submit your child's completed Physical Examination form to the health office as soon as possible to avoid exclusion. Please feel free to contact Nurse Carol with any questions about your student's health requirements.

Thank you for your cooperation!

PTO News You Can Use!

Our PTO is looking for volunteers to hand out hot lunch every Wednesday and on select Mondays & Fridays for Treat, Pizza and Hot Dog days. Volunteer opportunities are currently available for the first half of the hot lunch program which runs through the end of January. Our hot lunch programs are an all-volunteer program that is run by our PTO. If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the link below to register.

A few notes and reminders ...

  • Students may not wear costumes to school on Halloween.
  • Half-Day Early Dismissal Reminder! Thursday, October 31st is a half-day. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 a.m. and middle schools will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Morning and afternoon Early Childhood students will be dismissed after 1 1/2 hours of student attendance. Preschool students will be dismissed after 1 hour of student attendance. There will be no milk or lunch on half-days.

  • Parent/Teacher Conferenceswill be held on Monday, November 25th from 1:00 - 8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 26th from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Grissom Middle School Website

Parents, please click this link to review and send us your feedback!

Keep in Touch!

We encourage you to visit for information regarding key events pertaining to Grissom and KSD140. As always, please don't hesitate to contact us with any conerns or questions that you may have.


Mrs. Deborah Broadwell


Mrs. Karyn Bissell

Assistant Principal