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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

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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

  • Superintendent explains importance of college/career readiness focus

    Yesterday's skills no longer hold weight in today's labor market. The misalignment between the skills held by existing workers or job seekers and those most in demand by employers is one reason for the skill gap. That's why it's critical that policy makers and education be responsive to these changes and demands.

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  • New community program aims to strengthen families

    Local agencies are joining together in a new initiative dedicated to serving and educating area families. The Marion County Family and Children First Council is launching Family Mattters, a two-week program that focuses on topics that strengthen family bonds, open lines of communication and increase knowledge of local resources.

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  • Truancy blitz focuses on education

    The Marion City Police Department partnered with the Marion County Juvenile Court and Marion City Schools Tuesday to conduct a blitz on truancy in the city. The blitz focused on visiting the homes of frequently absent students and educating them and parents or guardians about the need – and legal requirement – for them to be in school.

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  • Nominate Harding alumni for academic hall of fame

    Program designed to recognize outstanding graduates. The current Harding High School awards committee will select no more than two inductees per year. The inductees into the “Harding High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame” will be honored in May at the Academic Awards Program.

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  • GEARing up students for their greatest accomplishments

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” That’s usually where the conversation begins when a student first meets his or her GEAR UP advisor, and the answers are what open the door to the student’s future. Knowing what a student hopes to become helps the GEAR UP advisor to draw up several roadmaps that the student can then use to explore how he or she wants to proceed.

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  • Harding alumnus paints OSU Championship for coach

    When Ohio State Buckeyes football coach Urban Meyer thinks back to the 2015 National Championship, he’ll have artwork by a Marion Harding High School alumnus to remind him of the victory. Artist Danny Day, a 1982 Harding graduate, presented Meyer with an oil painting portraying Ohio State’s journey to the championship game.

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