A Top Performing School

Gridley Middle School

Home of the Grizzlies!

350 S. Harrison Rd. • Tucson, AZ • 85748-4599 • (520) 731-4600 • julie.ryan@tusd1.org
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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 for 8th grade students.  We also have an exceptional Fine Arts program offering Band, Guitar and Orchestra and Drama at all grade levels.  We have a number of after school programs including greenhouse, garden and chicken coop club, interscholastic sports program, book club and chess club.  Raytheon has partnered with us to offer our Virtual Reality computer class. Gridley's innovation will continue to have our students leading the district!


This page was updated on :   08/28/2015 05:44 PM

A Letter from the Health Office At Gridley

When should I keep my child home from school because of illness?

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Game Cancelled on Aug 25 (Dodge @ GMS) Because of Weather. No Make Up Game Scheduled

Up Coming Events / Calendar


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Student Council Fundraiser - Catalogue Items - Orders and Money Due Sept 11


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Aug 28 - Sept 11

Student Council Fundraiser - Magazines


Sept 24,  Nov 19, Feb 4,  Apr 28

STEM Night - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Activities/Demonstrations for the Whole Family


October 2 - Picture Day

Original Aug 28


Go Grizzlies


Sports Schedule



Practice Begins Aug 11

Girls Volleyball & Boys Basketball

Practices Daily

3:30 pm* - 5:00pm*

*Weather Permitting


All Games Start at 5:00 pm

See Schedule for Games



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Awards and Recognitions

2014-2015 School Year - Click Here


Go Grizzlies



For Your Information


Lost and Found

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Small Items in the Office

Mealweb <-- Click the Logo   For ....
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Manage Student Food Services Account
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Special Thanks to

Christies Appliance and Tucson Appliance

For their Donation to Our School



Parent Link



A new communication system  to ensure families get accurate and important information in a timely manner.

 TUSD will use Parent Link to communicate by email, phone and text (as authorized.)

Click Here =>  More Details About Parent Link In English and En Espanol  <= Click Here


Office Hours - 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Office Phone - 731-4600


Limited Supply of Student Calendar/Organizers

In the School Office for $5



This site has two URL web address

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This page was updated on :
08/28/2015 05:44 PM


Clubs & Regular Meetings


PTSA Meeting

3rd Thursday of the Month

Start  5:30pm - Library


School Council Meeting

1st Wednesday of the Month

Start  3:45pm - Library


Sport Practices - Daily

3:30pm* - 5:00pm*

*Weather Permitting



Technology Club

Tuesdays & Fridays - 7:30 am - 8:30 -  Room 29


Science Club

Tuesdays - 3:40pm - 4:30pm- Room 35


Bookworm Club

Thursdays - 3:30pm - 4:15pm - Library


Drama Club

Fridays-- 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm -  Room 51






Our instruction includes a focus on Systems Thinking habits and tools 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! 



Be Safe  -  Be Smart  -  Belong


TUSD Vision for Action

Delivering Excellence in Education Everyday

Grow - Reach - Succeed


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Benefits of Systems Thinking in K-12 Education


Benefits to Students

  • Improves ability to connect learning to real-world situations.
  • Develops a framework for solving complex problems.
  • 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 unintended consequences.
  • Enables more thoughtfulness in negotiating life choices.
  • Increases motivation and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Facilitates English language learners communication of their thinking and understanding through the visual, non-linguistic nature of the tools.


Benefits to Teachers

  • Increases student engagement.
  • Fosters a learner-centered environment.
  • Facilitates the integration of rigorous thinking in instruction which is a key to achieving proficiency.
  • Enhances an educational environment that is cooperative, interdisciplinary, and relevant.
  • Correlates to 21st Century Skills, STEM goals, and Common Core Standards.
  • 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 collaborative problem-solving
  • Helps determine high-leverage actions and solutions to problems

    Increases student engagement that positively impacts attendance and graduation rates.


Benefits to Community


  • Systems Thinking in a school system will develop citizens who:
    • approach civic problems from a holistic view, not a reactionary one. o   understand that they are part of the community (system) and as such have an effect on the success of the community.
    • are able to analyze their personal situations in a framework that is empowering- leading to increased personal responsibility.
  • Systems Thinking in a school system will develop civic leaders who:
    •  have the ability to communicate ideas in a framework that the community understands and can contribute to the community.







Classes start at 8:30 a.m.

School dismisses at 3:30 p.m. 

(On Wed, school dismisses at 2:30 p.m.)


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350 S Harrison Rd
Tucson, AZ 85748-4599
(520) 731-4600

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