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Grand Blanc Community Schools is in the process of changing over our website to School Blocks.  Our full site will be launching on July 1, 2016.  For now you may see a mix of the old and new.  We appreciate your patience during the changeover and look forward to a new web platform.
Upcoming Events
No events are scheduled.
 
School Announcements
AUGUST COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS NOTICE
 
Anyone who had originally registered for an August class through Community Education;
  • Rata2ee
  • Rockets (K-2nd Grade)
  • Rockets (3rd-5th Grade)
  • Raspberry Pi (A.M. Session)
  • Raspberry Pi (P.M. Session)
  • Electrical Circuits
If you are still interested in participating in the class, please contact the Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation office at 810-694-0101.  We are making every effort to still offer these classes if registration requirements are met.
 
2016-2017 SCHOOLS OF CHOICE
Grand Blanc Schools is now accepting,
105 Schools of Choice applications (within Genesee County)
and 105c Schools of Choice applications (Contiguous Counties to Genesee County)
Beginning Monday June 13, 2016
Click HERE for additional details.
Click HERE for School of Choice Form 105 (Genesee County)
Click HERE for School of Choice Form 105C (Contiguous Counties)
 
105/105c School of Choice application deadline,
July 12, 2016 at 4pm

SUMMER PROGRAMMING FOR K-8 STUDENTS
Check out our summer learning information/registration forms website HERE

Information on:
Camp Learn-A-Lot Grades K-4
Step Up Summer Program Grade 5
Parks and Recreation Summer Programs Grades K-4
Step Up Summer Program Grades 6-8

Apple Award
GBCS APPLE AWARD
GBCS APPLE Award The APPLE Award is given to a Grand Blanc staff member who exemplifies Educational Excellence and/or Extraordinary Service to People. To learn more click HERE.

Click the apple to recognize a staff member.

 










 
Cook News
Character Education Traits


Each month we have focused on a different character trait. During morning announcements I talk about different aspects of a particular trait and students sometimes share an example they have done or experienced. We have constructed community service projects throughout the year to act on our character traits and written and made drawings to illustrate our understanding of what it looks and feels like to have
integrity and empathy, to show respect and responsibility, and what it looks like to practice perseverance.

 
On special movie days, there is a character or theme that exemplifies one of our character traits. It is wonderful to see our young children developing these traits at home and school (many parents have shared with me how their children talk about this at home). It is heart-warming when children spontaneously tell us examples of these traits.
 
School is so much more than academics; it is also a place to develop strong work habits, appropriate and effective social skills, and strong character traits, all of which set a child up for a life of purpose and happiness. Current research confirms that success is contingent on a combination of intelligence and self-regulation.
 
Many great thinkers in history have pointed out how education is a combination of intellectual pursuits and character development. It is so wonderful to be a part of this endeavor in the life of our children at school. It is an honor and responsibility we do not take lightly!
 
“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”  Martin Luther King
 
 
Mrs. Goetz
 
 
            Last week we had the amazing experience of having an “Artist in Residence” (Tracey Fisher) painting our cafeteria mural. It was a week-long “assembly” of students getting to watch the process, learning about painting techniques and tools, and making suggestions for animals to include in the mural. Second graders applied their understanding of meadow habitats and four-season animals as they suggested appropriate animals for the mural.
            Once the paint “cures” and several coats of protective varnish is applied, we hope to have students add elements to reflect the changing seasons. Our hope is that this installation will be piece of “living” art and science that our Cook Cubs will enjoy now and in the future to come!
 
Mrs. Goetz


    
Important Telephone Numbers
                   Cook Elementary Main Office 591-7910
                  Cook Elementary Fax Number 591-7916 
                  Attendance Hotline 591-7915
                  Transportation 591-8965

 
Cook Annual Education Report
Please click HERE to read the Annual Education Report which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress of Cook Elementary.