Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

The Grand Island Education Foundation recently awarded  their mini-grants for the 2015-2016 school year.  Knickrehm was fortunate to be the recipient of one of those grants.  Mrs. Russell's music class received a grant to use for "Moce and Make Music."   This project has the active student in mind.  Keeping students moving physically as well as mentally in music class promotes high levels of learning and keeps interest at maximum levels!

School Improvement
One of our school improvement strategies for the year is to create a positive reading aatmosphoere to ignite a passion for reading in students.  We believe that reading is the cornerstone for a successful educational experience and a skill students need and will benefit them for the rest of their lives.  We understand that it's not enough for students to know how to read, although the comprehension strategies we teach are extremely important and will help students get the most from what they read.  We appreciate your help and support in reading with your child at home.  Every positive interaction with reading is a step in the right direction.

Study Island
We will continue using Study Island again this year, a web-based program to help students practice skills at their instructional level.  Several times during the year, students in grades 3-5 are given the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) test.  Each student's MAP score is uploaded into Study Island to vreate a student's individualized learning plan.  Teachers are also able to assign practice problems based on skills they are working on in class.  Through Study Island, students have acces to practice problems and additional instruction at the click of a button.  If you are interested in learning more about Study Island and having access at home, please contact your child's teacher for more information.

Notice of Grand Island Public Schools Assessment for Early Kindergarten Admission
The Nebraska Legislature requires students to be 5 years of age on or before July 31, 2016 to qualify for kindergarten entry (LB1006).  Parents or guardians may request the opportunity for their child to be assessed for early entry into kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.  This early entry assessment is for children whom turn 5 years of age between August 1, 2016 and October 115, 2016.  Parents may obtain a packet of information containing a written request form and accompanying documents from their neighborhood school after January 20, 2016.  Information must be completed and returned.

Media Inquiries
Jennifer Worthington, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1124