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Welcome Back
Welcome to another wonderful school year! We greatly anticipate the good things in store for our students. We appreciate your continued support as your child enters the classroom ready to learn and grow throughout the year.  Let’s commit to having a good school year by setting each other up for success!

Throughout the year I look forward to seeing families at our scheduled Curriculum Nights. Be sure and check the calendar for specific dates and times.  Don’t forget to join the PTO - this is a great opportunity for you to help support our teachers and students.

In order to ensure that the year goes smoothly, please help us in the following ways: by observing correct traffic flow as outlined in the student handbook, continuing to use crosswalks at all times, and finally by parking in designated areas (not blocking driveways). Please remember that dogs are not permitted on school grounds at any time. Following these rules will help us to be good neighbors and keep our children safe.

Finally, school begins at 8:50 a.m.  You set your child up for success by getting him/her to school on time, ready to learn.  The hours that your children are with us each day are so important.  Here’s to a great school year!
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New Faces at Griffith
New Faces at Griffith

Ms. Burke                        Mrs. Collins             Ms. Bohannon  

Assistant Principal           2nd Grade               3rd Grade              

2015 Distinguished Classroom Teacher
The Wichita Public Schools is proud to announce the 2015 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award recipients in their respective categories. The recipients were surprised in their classrooms on Thursday, February 27 by BOE members, district leadership and members of the selection committee. The Distinguished Classroom Teacher Awards program honors outstanding teachers who affect the quality of education in the Wichita Public Schools.

Andrea Belsan, 4th grade teacher at Griffith Elementary – New Teacher, Elementary category.

Students said they like her as a teacher because she is the nicest teacher they know, she’s fun and gives them the skills they need to go onto the next grade.
2015-2016 School Supply List K-5
2015-2016 School Supply List
Click on each grade to view

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
2015-2016 Parent-Teacher Calendar
2015-2016 Parent-Teacher calendar approved
The Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 Parent-Teacher school calendar during its January 26 meeting. The first day of school for all students is August 18, with orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade on August 17. Enrollment will be July 30 – 31, and August 3 – 4. The calendar also reflects the district-wide winter shutdown in December and the four-day work weeks in June and July.
Some key dates on the 2015-2016 calendar include:
  • Enrollment: July 30 – 31, August 3 – 4
  • Orientation for new teachers: August 6 – 7
  • Inservice for all teachers: August 10 – 17
  • Orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade students: August 17
  • First day of school: August 18
  • Fall recess: November 26 – 27
  • Student Winter Recess: December 23 – January 4; Administrative Winter Recess December 24 – January 1
  • Spring recess: March 14 – 18
  • Last day of school: May 24
Click here for a pdf version of the 2015-2016 calendar.
New on the 2015-16 calendar are three designated possible weather makeup days at the end of May. The Kansas State Department of Education has required that school districts designate days on the calendar for possible weather makeup days if a district needs to take them.

The calendar may change at the discretion of the Board of Education and/or district administration.
Last Updated: 1/27/15
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