Near or far, our students are at the forefront of GR’s mind. Stay tuned for what is yet to come! ☺️ #GRCares #WeMissYou
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Today was the BEST day since finding out that we wouldn’t be coming back to school on March 23rd! Our students and their families never cease to amaze us by showing how much they care. How lucky are we? 💛💜 #GRParade #GRcares
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Our admin are hard at work this morning cooking pancakes for GR staff! They may even earn themselves a Michelin Star. 🤷‍♀️😂 #GRrocks #FlapjackShack
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This morning our staff got to enjoy our Book Fair Preview thanks to our amazing PTO! Be sure to swipe to see the hours that you can visit the Jungle during conferences. 🐒 📚🐯 #cheetahlicious
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This morning was very busy in the kindergarten wing! Mrs. Berry’s class spent the week analyzing lyrics to a song so today they had a special guest performer (Mrs. Berry’s daughter) come in so they could hear the song! And Mrs. Breon’s class learned about protesting, so today they got to stand up for what they believe in. 💪 🎶 #LearningIsFun
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Tonight was our first Girls on the Run practice and the girls had so much fun getting to know each other! If you have a 3rd-5th grade student who you would like to sign-up for this awesome program, it’s not too late! 🏃‍♀️ #GOTR #Future5kFinishers
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Miss Bjork’s kindergarten class decided to show off some posters they made that shows things that they wish wouldn’t exist in the world. 🚫#ExpressYourself
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Even though the weather isn’t currently screaming “spring”, our students sure are. If you’re not here, you’re missing out! 😊 #HurryUpSpring #PartyHardy
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Do you want to build a snowman? ⛄️ ❄️ #FriYAY
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Yesterday and today our 5th grade students got to experience a portable planetarium and learn about the cosmos! 💫#STARstudents
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School Information

Address

Grant Ragan Elementary
645 NE Dartmoor Dr
Waukee, IA 50263

Contact

Phone: 515.987.0435
Attendance: 515.987.2737
Fax: 515.987.9566

School Time

Regular: 8:50 - 3:40
Early Dismissal: 1:40

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I’m proud to work alongside talented teachers as we work to deliver on Waukee’s mission, optimizing individual learning and potential for success in a global community.

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Upcoming Events

Board of Education Meeting
District Administration Office - Board Room, 560 University Ave., Waukee, IA 50263
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District Administration Office - Board Room, 560 University Ave., Waukee, IA 50262
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District Administration Office - Board Room, 560 University Ave., Waukee, IA 50263
Board of Education Meeting
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Board of Education Meeting
District Administration Office - Board Room, 560 University Ave., Waukee, IA 50263
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Facts at a Glance

89%

District elementary science proficiency

790+

Number of students enrolled at Grant Ragan Elementary

2016

Year Grant Ragan Elementary Opened

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Building a Positive Community

Grant Ragan embraces the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching. Responsive Classroom is a set of practices intended to create safe, joyful, and engaging classroom and school communities. The emphasis is on helping students develop their academic, social, and emotional skills in a learning environment that is developmentally responsive to their strengths and needs.  All staff operate from the core belief that in order to be successful in and out of school, students need to learn a set of social and emotional competencies – cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self-control – and a set of academic competencies – academic mindset, perseverance, learning strategies, and academic behaviors.