Grant Elementary

1536 S. Oakcrest
Casper, Wyoming 82601
Phone: (307) 253-1300
Fax: (307) 253-1311

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Hours: 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Grades: PreK - 5
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School Description:

Grant is a preK-5 Title I school located in southcentral Casper. The school serves about 250 students, including two preschool classes. Some students live within walking distance, but more than 60 percent of students choose to attend Grant from other areas around the district. The school has a very strong focus on reading, math and writing, as well as a dedicated and caring staff that works hard with students and their parents to lay the foundation for educated, caring and law-abiding citizens.

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Personnel

Principal: Shawna Smith
(307) 253-1300

Office Manager: Donna Hall
(307) 253-1300

Families:

A Parent-Teacher Association meets monthly to support students, staff, and parents of Grant School. The PTA sponsors a variety of family activities throughout the year, including an annual carnival and family reading and math nights.

As part of Grant’s Title I program, parents sign a compact that asks them to communicate with and support the school and staff. Families also are asked to make sure children attend school regularly, arrive on time, and complete homework as assigned. Parents are strongly encouraged to talk with their children daily about school, to encourage them with praise, and to ask them questions about their reading.

Finally, families are expected to attend conferences and school functions to show their child they support what is happening at school.

Parent-teacher conferences are held twice a year. A weekly newsletter and calendar events also are sent home with students.

Grant is a Reading First school and uses a scientifically based, researched reading curriculum. Step Up to Writing and Harcourt Language address writing and language mechanics. Grant also uses Everyday Math, which is a standards-based hands-on approach to math. The Boys Town Social Skills and BEST programs are used to support positive behavior in the school.

Students may participate in Student Council, Spelling Club, Chess Club, Lego Robotics League and Missoula Children’s Theater. A reading fluency program called Read Naturally is available before school, and a writing club meets after school.

Fifth-graders may play basketball and volleyball through the Casper Rec Center.

Grant uses an extended-day program to provide additional support for students. Before school tutoring is available for students who are working on skill development. Students who need help completing work also may meet with their teachers before school. Several clubs also meet before school. An extended-day program also is available after school for students needing extra help.

Breakfast is served starting at 7:45 a.m.

Special education services are available for qualifying students. Grant makes an effort to address special education students’ needs in the regular education setting, and those in need of more specialized instruction are pulled to the resource room.

Students also have access to a Gifted and Talented program, as well as summer school.

Preschool is available for children ages 3 and up. Families must meet income guidelines. Students are screened by the Child Develop-ment Center or the preschool teacher before being placed, and the students most in need are placed first.
Children must be potty-trained before starting in the program, and parents must agree to volunteer five hours a month in the classroom.

In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.