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Bus routes for the 2015-16 school year are now available. Click here for Grant Middle School's bus routes.

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Welcome to Grant Middle School

Dear Grant Families,

The faculty and staff Grant Middle School(GMS) is excited to welcome students back for 2015-16 school year. GMS has a tremendous amount of opportunities, programs and initiatives that provide students the chance to Inspire A Community of Achievement.  

GMS has a lot of changes taking place that will support the district vision and mission statement. Visitors will first notice the inside of the building has been painted to brighten the building and add colors that are important to the social, emotional and academic needs of students.


This year Grant will be implementing Leader In Me (LIM) with GMS students. LIM develops students into leaders utilizing collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. Students will be able to use these seven habits of highly effective teens in their everyday lives.

Also, Grant will be implementing Literacy Collaborative (LC) into ALL  English Language Arts classrooms. LC is a research based framework designed to improve the reading, writing, and language skills of students through collaboration of teachers focusing on student individual need.

In addition, five Math classrooms will be implementing Next Generation Learning Environments (NGLE) in their classrooms. NGLE is  personalized, flexible learning through the use of technology, investigations, and teamwork.

Finally, Grant has made several other changes for the year. We have lengthened Math and ELA classes by more than 25 minutes to provide teachers additional time to work with these students.  Seventh and eighth students had the opportunity to choose their electives for the upcoming year. GMS will be offering five classes (Algebra 1, Biology, English Literature 9, Principles of Engineering and Spanish 1) for high school credit.

Again, the Grant staff is extremely excited for the school year and creating the best educational experience for your child(ern).  Please feel free to reach out staff if you have any questions or concerns.  Our goal is to create a strong educational partnership with parents/guardians to INSPIRE Grant students to reach their fullest potential.  We believe parents and guardians are the first educators and we need to work closely together.


Adam Kunkle

Grant Middle School Principal

Grant Announcements

  • lit night


    To Print and download form please click on the following link: Literacy Night Flyer

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  • School start/end times for 2015-16

    Grant Middle School now starts its school day at 8:02 a.m., earlier than the previous school year. Doors open at 7:52 a.m., but students can enter through the cafeteria door at 7:30 a.m. and remain in the cafeteria until 7:52 a.m. Students still are released at 3 p.m.


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District News

  • Steps taken to address bed bugs

    We recently found a confirmed bed beg in Harding High School. We are providing you this information about bed bugs and the steps we are taking to address the concerns.

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  • Grant opens new STEM Lab

    “It’s a space that provides opportunities,” said Kristin Tope, who along with Ricardo Lehman teaches robotics and other programs offered in the lab. Lehman said it engages students in learning and addresses the crucial need to get more students interested in STEM careers.

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  • MPD Safetypup makes debut at Taft Elementary

    The Marion Police Department chose Taft to unveil its new Safetypup mascot costume. The mascot, developed by the National Child Safety Council in 1985, serves as a tool to help law enforcement make learning about safety issues fun, entertaining and non-threatening.

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  • College/career ready focus of reform

    The newly formed Office of Career and College Success is at the forefront of developing a plan to transform education to make sure students are getting 21st century skills crucial to post-graduate success.

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  • MCS expands student leadership program

    The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model based upon Dr. Stephen covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Students strive to adopt seven habits considered to be the key to success.

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  • Marching band achieves a 'clean sweep'

    Marion Harding High School's marching band is making history.

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