Ridgerunner Outstanding Accomplishments

Congratulations to Chelsey Lewandowski, Kindergarten Teacher at Grove ECC! She has recently received a DonorsChoose.org grant for $900 worth of materials for flexible seating and center items.  

With these donated items, it will allow  students to have flexible seating, materials to help build sensory and fine motor skills through educational play, and supplemental supplies for learning centers. Some of these supplies include fidget chair bands for all students, reading rocker seats, learning games, class organization items, and much more.

Through this fundraiser project, it will allow  students more options to meet their individual learning needs. It will not only impact the 24 or more students  in class this upcoming school year, but it will be materials that can be used for many future students to come! 




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GHS Ridgerunner Marching Band Receives Accolades for Performance at Arkansas Naturals Game

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals had the pleasure of having the Grove High School Ridgerunner Marching Band perform before our game tonight, as well as the National Anthem.  As you would expect, they were fabulous and started off a wonderful evening at Arvest Ballpark.  Even more impressive, they represented themselves in a very mature and professional way, both on the field pregame and during the game around the ballpark.  Things like that don’t get unnoticed by our staff and you should be very proud.

I also want to personally compliment Joe Wilhelm as he was fantastic to work with to plan the event for his students.  You are very lucky to have him in Grove and his students are blessed to have him as a teacher.  

Keep up the great work!

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Grove High School to receive $30,000 for Career Tech Programs

Grove High School teachers Jeanne Smith and Shelly Crawford will soon have new technological tools for students to use in their classrooms.  Both teachers recently received Career Tech Lottery Grants for implementing Innovative Technology in their classrooms.  These are competitive grants that Grove High School is very fortunate to have received.  Jeanne Smith is the lead teacher for our Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) programs.  Shelly Crawford is our Family & Consumer Science (FACS) Teacher.  We are proud of these ladies for thinking outside the box and continuing to update the opportunities for students to use current industry standard technology in their classrooms!