Patriot Pulse

September 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!

Whether you are the parent of an incoming sixth grader or have an eighth grader finishing their last year in middle school, the beginning of each year is a time filled with great anticipation of what is to come. We are looking forward to working with you to ensure a positive and successful school year for your student.

Upcoming Events

September 2: Labor Day - No School

September 3: Student Support (8:00a.m.-8:35 a.m. & 3:10 p.m -4:05 p.m.)

Volleyball Intramurals (Tuesdays from 7:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m.)

September 4: Picture Day

Hot Lunch, Treat Day, Pizza Day, & Hotdog Day forms are due

PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

September 4-6: MAP Testing

September 5: Basketball Intramurals

(Thursdays 7:45 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.)

September 19: Half Day - Early Dismissal @ 11:56 a.m.

September 19: Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m.

PTO News You Can Use!

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A few notes and reminders ...

  • At the start of the school year, we ask that all families take a moment to review the school handbook and familiarize yourself with its contents.

  • Walkers and car riders should arrive at school no earlier than 8:35 a.m. Our school day begins promptly at 8:45 a.m. Any student arriving after this time will be marked tardy for the day. If you are dropping off after 8:45 a.m., please walk your child into the building and sign them in.

  • Car riders must be dropped off on either Grissom Drive going northbound (Grissom Drive becomes a one-way street during drop-off and pick-up times) or 169th St. on the south side of the street going eastbound.
  • Please remember how important good attendance is for your student’s academic well-being. If your child is going to be absent, please report this to the school office.

  • Please make sure students' iPads are fully charged for school each day. Most of our curriculum is online and students will be utilizing their iPads for the majority of the school day.

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.

Once again, welcome to the 2019-20 school year. It is a pleasure to serve as your administrative team.


Mrs. Deborah Broadwell


Mrs. Karyn Bissell

Assistant Principal