Office: 517 755-1360
Fax: 517 755-1369
401 East Gier Street
Lansing, MI 48906
Chris Cadogan - Principal
Joyce Barker - Secretary
2020-21 School Year
8:35 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Half day 8:35 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
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Gier Park School
PreK-3 Home of the Giraffes
We Are Gier Park
Our Mission is to create a school climate in which all students will develop a positive self image, become self directed learners, master grade level skills and objectives, engage in higher order thinking skills, and demonstrate being responsible citizens.
Gier Park specializes in developmental reading strategies, anchored in the common core. We take struggling readers, providing additional differentiated support, and building confident readers. Students at Gier Park receive balanced literacy in a dynamic small group setting from highly qualified teachers.
Gier Park Academics
- Great Start Readiness Program(PreK)
- PreK to K Transition Days
- Moving Up Days, Family Fun Nights, Curriculum Nights
- Classroom to Classroom Reading Buddies, REM: Reading EVERY Month, and Read to Succeed
- 1 to 1 Tutoring & Assessment and Push-In Resource Teacher
- Computer Lab, laptop cart, iPads in the classroom
- Junior Achievement
Student Incentive Programs
- HUGs: Check In/Check Out Program
- Bucket Fillers Weekly Drawing
- Student Leadership Board
What makes Gier Park Special?
- Technology in every classroom.
- Community Partnerships that support our teachers, students and greater Gier Park community
- Building Healthy Communities Grant and Healthy Kids Club after school program.
- “Giraffe Days” offering fun activities centered around life skills - cooking, crafting, and social interaction.
- Full-time volunteers supporting our teachers and students with experienced instruction and supervision within the classroom setting.
- Healthy Kids Club
- Weekend Survival Kit
Gier Park Calendar
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7th Annual Reach Out to Youth 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM7th Annual Reach Out to YouthDate: Mar 13Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMCalendar: Gier Park School Calendar
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the Urban League of West Michigan are proud to collaborate as hosts of the 7th Annual Reach Out to Youth event on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.
The registration form can be found at the link below or from your student’s local school. Registration forms are due by Monday, February 15, 2021. This is for students 7-11 years old.
Please visit the MSU website for the 2021 Program registration form.
MSU Virtual Culture Experience 1:00 PM to 4:30 PMMSU Virtual Culture ExperienceDate: Mar 13Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PMCalendar: Gier Park School Calendar
The MSU Community Language School is partnering with MSU Extension to host the Virtual Culture Experience!
The event will be held Saturday, March 13th from 1-4:30pm. The Virtual Culture Experience is geared for kids ages 8-19 years old and free!
The cultural experience will showcase language and culture sessions in two languages: Swahili & German. Each 90-minute session will have three 30-minute interactive activities: cooking, craft, and movement!
Zoom links and a list of ingredients and materials for cooking and craft activities will be sent out to registered participants closer to the event.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at: https://celta.msu.edu/children-and-youth/culture-events/
PCAC Meeting (Parent Community Advisory Council) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMPCAC Meeting (Parent Community Advisory Council)Date: Mar 23Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMLocation: Online via ZoomCost: FreeCalendar: Gier Park School Calendar
Student perspectives from Junior Board and others
Check back for the Zoom link!
No School - PD DayDate: Mar 24Calendar: Gier Park School Calendar
No School - Spring BreakDate: Apr 2Calendar: Gier Park School Calendar
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Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment
What is Title IX?
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.
Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX
Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)
Reporting Prohibited Behavior
Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:
- If you are a district employee and would like to report prohibited behavior, please fill out the form on the Lansing School District Prohibited Behavior Internal Reporting Portal. (You must be logged into your Office 365 account.)
Michael E. Jones
Title IX Coordinator
You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to:
Dr. Camela Diaz
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Mr. Bruce Lankheet
Department of Public Safety Coordinator