Gridley Middle School
values each student's potential to achieve. Our
Highly Qualified teachers
are committed to meeting the needs of our middle school students.
We are a
top performing school as
evidenced by our AIMS test results, Parent Satisfaction ratings and
Welcoming School Climate. The staff at Gridley believes in the
teaming concept because
it enhances communication and curriculum integration while preventing
students from "falling through the cracks". We offer
Honors classes in all of
our core subjects including
Algebra and Spanish for high
school credit. We also have exceptional
Band, Guitar and Orchestra programs. We have a greenhouse,
orchard and chicken coop. We thank Raytheon for partnering
with us last year to offer our Virtual Reality
class. Gridley's innovation will continue to have our students
leading the district!
Girls Basketball Team and Boys
Play-Offs Begin Monday
Boys Volleyball play Monday, Dec 1 at Sabino HS at
Basketball is Monday, Dec 1 at Sahuaro HS at 5:15 pm
Open Enrollment Forms for the
2015-2016 school year are now available online and in the school office.
To be eligible for first-round selection, you must apply between
November 3 and December 12, 2014.
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A new communication system
to ensure families get accurate and important information in a timely
TUSD will use Parent Link to communicate by email,
phone and text (as authorized.)
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Parent Link In English and En Espanol <= Click Here
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Gridley Calendar of Events
Up Coming Events
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November 14 -
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Thanksgiving Break -
Nov 27 & 28
ATI Benchmark Testing
Begins Dec 1 and end Dec 12
On Going Events
Fridays' In the Library
3:30PM - 4:30 PM
Before School at 745am, and
After School until 430pm Room 20
Now Available - See Ms Kist
Boys Basketball Team for Reaching the
Girls Volleyball Team
Undefeated and City Champions
Boys' Volleyball / Girls Basketball Season Begins
Basketball Games at
(REVISED: Oct 24)
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Revised as of Oct 24
WE ARE PROUD TO BE A "be kind" SCHOOL
Our instruction includes a
focus on Systems Thinking habits
which immerse our students in classrooms rich in relevant problem
solving, interdisciplinary connections, and thought-provoking dialogue.
A Systems Thinking learning environment is motivating and engaging for
even the most reluctant learner. Teachers report that the visual
nature of the Systems Thinking tools enables students to organize and
express their thinking more clearly. The tools help motivate those
students who tend to be hesitant to fully engage in learning
activities. (See more benefits listed below)
We believe that "Success
is the Only Option" and that Gridley is the only middle school
that has those positive relationships needed to make that happen!
GRIDLEY'S CORE VALUES
I AM RESPECTFUL
I AM RESPONSIBLE
I AM READY TO LEARN
I SUPPORT A SAFE SCHOOL
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Benefits of Systems Thinking in K-12
Improves ability to connect learning
to real-world situations.
Develops a framework for solving
Enhances the communication of ideas
for students with reading and
writing challenges through the
visual nature of the tools.
Creates awareness and consideration
of short-term, long-term, and
Enables more thoughtfulness in
negotiating life choices.
Increases motivation and enthusiasm
Facilitates English language
learners communication of their
thinking and understanding through
the visual, non-linguistic nature of
Increases student engagement.
Fosters a learner-centered
Facilitates the integration of
rigorous thinking in instruction
which is a key to achieving
Enhances an educational environment
that is cooperative,
interdisciplinary, and relevant.
Correlates to 21st Century Skills,
STEM goals, and Common Core
Provides structure for social and
emotional development leading to a
decrease in disciplinary problems.
Benefits to Administrators
Enhances organizational capacity to
deal with complex problems in an
open, honest and meaningful way.
Provides a common language and a set
of tools that facilitate
Helps determine high-leverage
actions and solutions to problems
Increases student engagement that
positively impacts attendance and
Classes start at 8:30 a.m.
School dismisses at 3:30 p.m.
(On Wed, school dismisses at 2:30 p.m.)