Grimmway Academy

August 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Exciting times for the Arvin community… Grimmway Academy, an independent public charter, opened its doors this month to Kindergarten through 3rd grade, being the first charter school in the city of Arvin. Every year GA will add a grade until it reaches 6th grade. My mom has worked with a incredible team over the last eight months to get everything up and running for the 2011-2012 school year.

Beginning with a dirt field, phase 1 of construction was completed in less than 3 months, which included K-3rd classrooms, administration offices and the learning lab. The remaining construction which includes 4-6th grade classrooms, the prep kitchen, multipurpose room and learning kitchen for the edible schoolyard will all be complete by November 15th. Its all very inspiring… the buildings are energy efficient, the kitchen will serve healthy, thoughtful meals, the teachers are all inspirational and excited to be there, and the lives of all these young children will be changed forever!

Here is a little peak of the first week, where we all got to help out!

Watching the sun rise on the drive out to Arvin.

Mom starting the school year out with a bang!

Volunteer team… we only lasted 2 days… certainly all found a renewed appreciation for teachers!

It was a very exciting, yet pretty smooth 1st week out there! We’ll get more pictures up soon… just wanted to share what was going on!

§ One Response to Grimmway Academy

  • Jeffrey Wahl says:

    Missy and Catie,
    Congratultions to your mother and her team for an outstanding accomplishment! This is a fantastic contribution to the local community.
    All the best, Jeff

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