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  • Grass Lake Community Schools has completed significant upgrades to our information technology systems. Go toá​ to see what has been done!
  • To accommodate larger numbers of students, reduce class sizes, and expand academic programming, the Grass Lake Board of Education approved the hiring of 2 1/2 teachers who will begin the new school year with us. See the MLive story at á​
Some important information for our current and prospective
Grass Lake Community Schools students.
  • Tuesday, August 26, is our Annual Back-to-School Night from 5 PM-7 PM in all three buildings.
  • Tuesday, September 2, is our first day of school.
  • Go to for more information about registration and transportation

Welcome to the web page for
George Long Elementary School

829 S. Union St.
Grass Lake, MI 49240
                      Phone: 517-522-5590  
                      Fax: 517-522-8789

Office Hours During the School Year:
7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday

2014-2015 Instructional Hours:
7:50 AM-3:11 PM Monday through Friday

Principal: Mrs. Clark      
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Ellison 

 Secretary: Mrs. Kulwicki

George Long Elementary School supports the Kindergartners through 5th graders of the Grass Lake Community Schools District. The elementary building also houses the Little Warriors Pre-School and Daycare, which can be reached at 517-522-5650. Our school was extensively renovated and a new wing was added on in 2007. We enjoy large rooms, modern audio-visual equipment, and a cooperative staff committed to helping all of our students to succeed. Call us if you are interested in a tour of our building. We would love to see you!

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GL Twirlettes Part of National Championship Teams
Congratulations to the Saline Twirlettes, the parent organization that oversees the Grass Lake Twirlettes, for winning two national championships this summer at Notre Dame University. Several Grass Lake twirlers joined the national team and had a significant impact on the team's success. Go toá the full run-doown on what occurred.
George Long Class Lists Posted August 22
George Long Elementary School's class lists/rosters will be posted on the west main entrance doors of the school by noon on Friday, August 22, 2014.
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Cradle to Career Announces Openings Available in Head Start Program
Head Start still has openings for their program to support vulnerable preschoolers by offering the most comprehensive preschool experience possible. Please note that Head Start does provide transportation. Go to​áfor more information.
Live is Inviting Writing Submissions
Is your child interested in being published? MLive is inviting students to recount their summer vacation favorites with essays of 300 words or less accompanied by photos. For more information, go toá Wednesday, August 27 is the submission deadline.
Grade-Level Supply Lists Offered for 2014-2015
Go to the following links to see recommended supply lists for students going into the following grades for the 2014-2015 school year...................
Kindergarten - Go to
1st Grade - Go to
2nd Grade - Go to
3rd Grade - Go to
4th Grade - Go to
5th Grade - Go to
Sunday Flag Football League Announced
Grass Lake Warrior Flag Football
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Sunday afternoons
September 28, October, 5th, 12th, 19th
Open to boys and girls, Kindergarten through 3rd grade
4 weeks of football fun!
All games will be played on Grass Lake High School practice fields.
Go to for more information and a registration form.
STEM Classes Offered at George Long Elementary School
Thanks to George Long Elementary School teachers Sarah Sherwood and Mike Arbuckle for offering their summer STEM classes in June to elementary school students. STEM is an acronym for Science-Technology-Engineering-Math. The classes were funded by a grant from the Grass Lake Educational Foundation and donations from Tenneco Corporation.
Vicki Browne Discusses Her Mentoring at George Long Elementary
Grass Lake's Vicki Browne is featured in this week's MLive "Energizing Education" update as she volunteers to help students improve their reading skills at George Long Elementary School. We appreciate Vicki's volunteerism, as we do all of our "Energizing Education" mentors' time they put into this program.

George Long Elementary "Leaders" Explain "The Leader in Me"
George Long Elementary School has joined with two other Jackson County elementary schools by embracing "The Leader in Me" philosophy, which bases its tenets on Stephen Covey's book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". Business partners and educators from throughout Michigan and Ohio joined students at George Long Elementary School for their first Leadership Day on Wednesday, May 21. Go to to find out more about this successful day.
Summer Readers are Leaders!
 Reading, and understanding what you read, is a skill that everyone needs to be successful. The best way to improve understanding is to read a lot. There is nothing like a challenging book to lift you up or take you to another world. Developing a love of reading will be an asset to your child in all areas of school and give him/her a jumpstart to a lifetime of reading!

Below is a list of books that your child will enjoy while also reinforcing the 7 Habits at home. Additional suggestions can be found at The Leader in Me Online.

Lower elementary (K-3) Read the book together. Ask your child questions about how the characters used the habits.

Upper elementary (4-6) Your child reads the book to you. Ask questions about how your child uses the habit.

Habits 1-7

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey

Habit 1: Be Proactive

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Click, Clack, Cows that Moo by Doreen Cronin,

Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

Jamaica's Find by Juanita Havill

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle

Let's Be Enemies by Janice May Udry

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Habit 6: Synergize

Ox-Cart Manby Donald Hall

Clifford's Spring Clean-Up by Norman Bridwell

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D. B. Johnson

Thank you to B&G Landscaping & Creations
The fifth grade students and staff from George Long Elementary would like to send a big thank you to B&G Landscaping for donating a tree in honor of the fifth grade class.  This is the second year that they have honored the fifth graders as they move to the middle school.  Mr. Greg Cagney, owner of B&G Landscaping, located on Willis Rd. in Grass Lake would like to make this an annual tradition.  We are grateful for his generosity and love the way the trees have improved the appearance of our building.  

Go to to see the DISTRICT CALENDAR FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR. This calendar includes school starting dates, holidays, breaks, and other important schedule information.  

Our 1st Annual Leadership Day

Our First Annual Leadership Day was a huge success! Our guests were very impressed with our school, staff and our amazing student leaders. We are very proud of our students as they were able to show off their leadership skills. Our students helped decorate, greet adults, shared their academic and personal goals, and much more! We will hold a Leadership Day next school year and we would love to see even more guests attend.

 Thank-you to our community for your support as this has been an amazing first year as a Leader in Me School!

Childrenz Challenge Coming to MIS
To Grass Lake Community Schools families with children ages 4-13:
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, "Childrenz Challenge" will occur at Michigan International Speedway. This kids activity is roughly based on the "Tough Mudder" competition that was held at MIS last summer, only adapted for kids.

What is the Childrenz Challenge?
• An obstacle course designed for children ages 4-13 years of age.
• Two courses within the event
Ages 4-8 will compete on a 1 ½ mile course
Ages 9-13 will compete on a 2 mile course

A school participation challenge is also included with prize money being directed to schools. Students will be bringing home information cards with more details. Registration has already begun at
George Long Elementary Participates in "Energizing Education - Jackson"
Initiated by a challenge match grant from Consumers Energy in 2012, Energizing Education was created to ensure all students achieve grade-level milestones in Jackson County through a three-pronged approach to literacy development. Volunteer tutors, supervised and guided by a literacy specialist, work with students (K-2) individually in reading, writing, and word work during school hours, working towards improved skills and a more positive attitude about reading. The Energizing Education initiative also supports after-school programs through training, consultation, and material support for staff and volunteers. Finally, family outreach activities held by Energizing Education encourage parents to take a more active role in supporting their children’s education, providing skills and materials they can use to encourage literacy in the home. A pilot of the program at Frost Elementary School ran from January-May 2013, and we are now in the process of implementing this program at George Long Elementary School.
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