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  • Best High Schools- U.S. News Rankings
    We're excited to report that Grafton High School is ranked #12 in the state and #567 in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report "Best High Schools" rankings! Congratulations to the students, staff and parents at GHS! The entire district should be proud. The strong foundation that students receive in our district contributes to their success in high school, college, career and beyond! 

    Posted May 3, 2021, 10:10 AM by Kate Nestler
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    Join us during Teacher Appreciation Week in thanking our teachers and staff for their efforts and dedication to our district. Throughout the many challenges of this year, they have worked tirelessly to provide the best possible experiences for our students. We are incredibly lucky. 
    Posted May 3, 2021, 9:56 AM by Kate Nestler
  • U.S. Bank A Night of Giving Presents "Wine Down at Home 2021"
    The 2nd Annual Night of Giving for the Grafton Education Foundation will be a virtual event on Friday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. Participate and purchase one of three different wine kits (includes wine, bottle stopper, snacks and more) that can be enjoyed the night of June 4th or anytime you want!

    Register for a Wine Kit NOW:
    2. Text GEF21 to 76278

    Other ways to participate:
    1. Purchase a Reverse Raffle ticket at the schools, the district office, or from a GEF member.
    2. Online auction May 24 – June 3.
    3. Purchase a caramel apple to be put into a drawing for a prize.

    Posted May 3, 2021, 10:06 AM by Kate Nestler
  • GEF Color Blast- Volunteers Needed!
    The Annual Color Blast is a fun time for all students and their families.  Did you know that it's also a fantastic fundraiser for all four of our Grafton Schools?  Classrooms in Kennedy Elementary, Woodview Elementary, John Long Middle School, and Grafton High School all benefit from the funds raised from the Color Blast.  

    Those funds could not be raised without volunteers running the event.  
    This year we're looking for a few more volunteers to help with the details in the weeks coming up to the event.  
    The 2021 Color Blast is scheduled for August 29th, 2021.  

    There is much to be done in the weeks coming up to the event.  
    If you're available in the month of August to volunteer, please consider helping out the Color Blast with the following needs:

    -Responding to questions about online registration. 
    -Sending out Color Blast advertisements on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc).  
    -Placing t-shirt order and color packet order.  
    -Working with the main corporate sponsor, Port Washington State Bank, on handing out t-shirts and color packets.  

    If you'd like to volunteer or would like more information please contact Sara Cooper, Color Blast Chair at
    Posted Apr 27, 2021, 11:15 AM by Kate Nestler
  • Grafton Summer Learning Academy- Class Offerings
    The Grafton Summer Learning Academy will take place over three sessions this summer:
    Session A - June 21 to July 1, Session B - July 12 to July 22, Session C - July 26 to August 5 (all classes are Monday through Thursday)

    Class offerings and descriptions can be found on our website. Registration is open through May 7.

    NEW & NON-DISTRICT STUDENTS- If your child is not currently enrolled in the Grafton School District, you will need to pre-register in order to have access to classes for your child. This would include students who will first be attending 4K or 5K in the Grafton School District in the fall as well as parochial school or homeschool students, even if they attended summer school last year. Click HERE for the pre-registration form.
    Posted Apr 26, 2021, 9:40 AM by Kate Nestler
  • GHS Grad Grams
    Grad Grams are available for purchase for 2021 graduating seniors at all the Grafton schools as well as Ace Hardware. Grad grams are cards sent to congratulate a current Grafton High School Graduate. All grams created for a student are then compiled into a memory book for the graduate, to be handed out at the graduation ceremony.  All proceeds for the Grad Grams go to the Grafton Community Scholarship Fund, which provides local scholarships to graduating seniors.
    Posted Apr 5, 2021, 11:18 AM by Kate Nestler
  • FREE MEALS- Through the end of the school year!
    Every one of our students, whether learning in-person or virtually, can receive free meals through the end of the school year (unless funding terminates prior to that date).  Students enrolled at JLMS and GHS will also have access to a free breakfast.  Please keep in mind that any ala carte purchases, including milk purchased separately from a meal, will be charged to students’ food service accounts. 

    In-person students do not have to take any action to receive these free meals at school. Parents/guardians of virtual students will need to sign up for meal pick-up using the Pick-up Lunch Order form.  (Please note:  the meal pick-up program is not available for in-person students.)  Additional details are available here.  Questions about the program can be addressed to the district’s nutrition financial coordinator, Kari Wall, at 262-376-5424 or 
    Posted Jan 8, 2021, 8:00 AM by Kate Nestler
  • COVID-19 Information
    The Grafton School District has adopted the updated COVID-19 quarantine guidelines recently released by the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department and the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services. Please review the new guidelines and quarantine instructions in this document.

    The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department has released updated information on vaccination providersvaccination availability for 16-17 year olds, and recommended COVID-19 mitigation strategies for schools.  Be informed about what you can do in the fight against COVID!

    For the most current information relating to COVID-19, including district protocols, current cases dashboard, and disease information, please refer to the district's COVID-19 Information page, which is continually updated.
    Posted May 3, 2021, 9:35 AM by Kate Nestler
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Athletic Opportunities

Community Announcements

  • Summer Handwriting Camp
    Concordia University's Pediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic is offering a Summer Handwriting Camp!
    This FREE enrichment class is for students entering grades 1-4 in the fall. There are 2 sessions available: June 14-18 and June 21-25.
    Click HERE for more information and to register.
    Posted May 3, 2021, 10:05 AM by Kate Nestler
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
    The Grafton Parks and Recreation Department is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course from May 7 - 15.
    Click HERE for the details. 
    Posted Apr 26, 2021, 10:01 AM by Kate Nestler
  • Keep Grafton Clean Day!
    Grafton Parks and Recreation's Keep Grafton Clean Day is Saturday May 8, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:30am, rain or shine. 
    All participants will receive a free day pass to the zoo and the Grafton Family Aquatic Center.
    Posted Apr 26, 2021, 9:52 AM by Kate Nestler
  • Bus Drivers Wanted!
    The shortage of school bus drivers still continues in the industry and within our community.  GO Riteway is looking for additional candidates to add to their part-time driver team. 
    They are currently offering a $500 sign-on bonus! Help them spread the word- tell your friends, neighbors and relatives! Click HERE for more information.
    Posted Apr 16, 2021, 8:42 AM by Kate Nestler
  • Rotary Ride- sign up today!
    ROTARY RIDE SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cedar Creek Park, Cedarburg 
    Hosted by the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary, this bicycling event offers four in-person routes for individuals and families of all abilities as well as a virtual option. Meet in the park after for a socially distanced celebration that will include food trucks, beverages, a disc jockey and a 50-50 raffle. Proceeds will fund the club’s technical scholarship program and support hometown charities. Register at
    Posted Apr 5, 2021, 11:55 AM by Kate Nestler
  • Summer Parks & Rec Activity Guide- NOW AVAILABLE!
    The Grafton Parks & Recreation Summer Activity Guide is now available! Check out the great offerings they've put together HERE.
    Posted Mar 29, 2021, 11:29 AM by Kate Nestler
  • Discount Pool Passes- On Sale Now!
    Grafton Family Aquatic Center Season Passes are available now. Village of Grafton residents can receive a discount April 1 through May 31.
    Click HERE for pricing and more information.
    Posted Apr 19, 2021, 11:56 AM by Kara Cain
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Parenting Resources

  • CESA #1 PAGE student presentation - Stress and Anxiety Management
    CESA #! PAGE (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) will be hosting a presentation for students in grades 6-12 by therapist Heather Boorman.  The virtual session on "Stress and Anxiety Management" will be held on Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 pm.  Please click here for more details. 
    Posted by Kara Cain
  • CESA #1 PAGE Parent Session - Existential Depression and Anxiety
    CESA #1 PAGE (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) is hosting a virtual presentation by therapist Heather Boorman on "Existential Depression and Anxiety." The session will be held on Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 pm.  Please click here for more details. 
    Posted by Kara Cain
  • Wisconsin Shares- Child Care Subsidy Program
    Wisconsin Shares helps families pay for child care so that parents or other approved caretakers may work, go to school, or participate in approved work training programs.
    Before you can receive a Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy authorization, you must be determined eligible for the program. Click HERE for more information.
    Posted Jan 11, 2021, 11:27 AM by Kate Nestler
  • Community & Mental Health Resources
    District staff have put together a comprehensive list of community and mental health resources available to our families.
    From home energy assistance and crisis contact information, to articles on grief and helping children through this time, you'll find a wealth of information there.
    Please check out the "Community & Mental Health Resources" tab on the COVID-19 FAQ page.
    Posted Apr 20, 2020, 10:25 AM by Kate Nestler
  • Ongoing Programs

    Click here to view Ongoing Programs available in our area!
    Posted Nov 29, 2018, 9:07 AM by Kate Nestler
  • Mental Health Support Groups and Speakers

    REDgen is a local non-profit that fosters active community conversations around what it means to live a balanced life with healthy definitions of success. 
    Mental health has no boundaries. It affects people from all walks of life. REDgen is committed to promoting the wellness everyone deserves. They organize support groups and regularly bring in speakers. Check out their New Events page for upcoming events.
    Posted Jan 2, 2020, 7:55 AM by Kate Nestler
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