North Dakota State Standards

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction has approved state standards in English language arts and mathematics. These new content standards became effective July 1, 2013, after which all local school districts must be fully aligned to these standards.

Standards are a set of K-12 academic standards in mathematics and English language arts that specify what students should know and be able to do in each grade. Standards are grade level expectations. Standards guide curriculum. Standards will ensure that all students have the academic knowledge and skills they need in these core subjects to be college and career-ready. The North Dakota State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.

In support of ND Standards;

The administration and faculty of Grafton Public Schools stand together in our support for standards based education, specifically the current ND State Standards, the cycle and method by which we are constantly working to improve them, and most importantly our local control and ability to locally determine our curriculum or “how we teach.”  Our teachers are talented individuals who are working tirelessly toward the success of our students of North Dakota all these pieces are critical to their success.

Facility Update

The PreK/Kindergarten wing is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of March. The high school classrooms are tentatively scheduled to be moved during the break on March 6 – March 9. The high school will utilize the classrooms until the end of this school year.

The new middle school is nearly enclosed and mechanical and electrical work will begin in the interior. The auditorium is taking shape and stands tall next to the middle school gymnasium. The middle school wings for grades 6, 7 & 8 are beginning to be defined by structure of the building.

Spoiler Alerts

February 10:                       School Board Meeting – 7:00 am

February 11:                       Early Dismissal

February 27:                       No School

March 6 & 9:                       No school

March 11:                            Early Dismissal

March 16:                            School Board Meeting – 5:30

March 16:                            Goal Setting Meeting – 7:00

March 26:                            Board Retreat

March 31:                            Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45 – 8:15