Granger Middle School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Recognition


Congratulations!!!

APRIL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH 

When Jordan Lange plays soccer, she gives her all in every game, hustles on every play, and takes on and takes down every defender in her path!  She serves as an example to all athletes. Granger is proud to name her Athlete of the Month. Nice job, Jordan!

 

FEBRUARY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH 

Congratulations to February’s Athlete of the Month. This athlete comes to practice and games with a charismatic attitude and is ready to play. She shows team leadership in leading her peers. Even though we’ve taken loses, she has shown high spirit and energy to keep us motivated. While on the sideline and injured, she’s shown team management skills to help me as a coach. Regardless of what situations are put in front of us, she has shown innovated skills to adapt on the court. February’s Athlete of the Month is Aranza Vargas. Thank you for showing your passion and showing your best every day. Congrats Aranza!

 

JANUARY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

 Congratulations to January’s Athlete of the Month, Brady Pierce. Brady has been dedicated to learning and excelling at wrestling for the last two years. Coaches Nelson and Burson are so impressed with his growth while at Granger. Thank you for your passion and showing your best every day! Congrats, Brady!

 

 

DECEMBER ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to December Athletes of the Month, Michael Bryant and Brandon Valha. These two athletes are leaders on the court and set the tone during practices. Their coaches love their work ethic and coaching them. Thank you for all your hard work and showing everyone what Granger athletes are made of.

 

  

 

PE students of the month for November! These students demonstrate consistent attendance, good effort during class activities, on task behavior, collaborate with their peers and demonstrate leadership qualities on a daily basis.

 

 

Athlete of the Month for November! 

Congratulations to Sarah Maggio for being named Grizzly 

November Athlete of the Month

 

Congratulations to our first quarter Grizzlies of the Week! They got to enjoy ice cream sundaes with administration!  We are very proud of you.  Keep up the great work, Grizzlies!

 


Congrats to the October P.E. students of the Month! The criteria for this award incorporates: Great effort, Prepared for class on a daily basis, consistently displays leadership skills, overall high performance during class, on task during activities, and collaborator during group work. 


Maggie Owen, Zach Tayor, Ally Schultz, Tony Finch, Ryed Bader, Emily Sheehan, Molly Beardsley, Evan Ziegler, Cyrus Tirona, Lauren Linnert, Dakota Pobanz, Daniel Bastidas, Misha Puri, Matthew Fitzgerald, Kem Burke, Connor Vine, and Maha Some

 


Granger Athletes of the Month, October

Thomas Shaw and Joren Svoboda!!!

 

 


 

 Malone Named MVP!

 

Jayden Malone was awarded the designation of Most Valuable Player by three opposing coaches during three different games that he played in a recent tournament! Congratulations Jayden!

 

 

Sibling Success on the Courts

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 Delilah (Team 7-1) and Oscar Rivera Jr. (Team 6-1) won the Fox Valley Park District Co-Ed basketball championship game.  The Spartans had a perfect regular and playoff season with a record of 15-0.  Delilah and Oscar have played co-ed basketball
together for four years.  This was their last season playing together, as they both have chosen to move on to club basketball.  

 

 

Stela is Stellar on Tennis Court! 

Stela Vlaisavljevic has been playing competitive tennis since she was 7 years old.  She plays girls 12 section both midwest and national.  Currently she is ranked 6th in the midwest. Recently, Stela won 2nd Place out of 64 midwest girls in a Level 2 Tournament, and 1st Place in a Level 3 Tournament. She is currently preparing for a tournament in Green Bay and then she will move on to a National Tournament the last weekend in March. Congratulations Stela!

Pictured below is Stela at the Level 3 Tournament in Bloomington, IL on Feb. 25th, where she won 1st Place. 

 

 

Granger Students Make Their Mark at  FLL (First Lego League) Robotics Championship

 

Arnav Sharma, Aditya Prashanth, Vikram Rao,and Vivek Panse (Team 6-0) recently participated in the Regionals of FLL (First Lego League) Robotics Championship. They won the award for Core Values and will be heading to the State Championship in January 2018. They are one of only 8 teams selected out of 32. This is the team's second time in a row winning the core values award and advancing to the State Level Championship. Below are a few pictures of the event. 

 

 

Malone Represents Midwest in Mesa 

Jayden Malone (who is on team 7-2) was selected to represent Game Day USA Junior All-American Games (baseball) in Mesa Arizona, 10/6-10/8.  He was chosen from over 3,000 ALL- STAR players to receive this special invitation. 

 

The team consisted of 10 kids from all over the country that came together to play baseball for the weekend. Jayden was on the 12U White Team.  They made it to the championship game. Unfortunately, they lost the championship game.  It was Still a great honor for the team to receive the finalist award. 

 

Jayden also participated in the home run derby and he won 2nd place, from over 30 kids his age. He received the amazing glass plaque (see picture).  He actually had 4 home runs  during the skills competition and these were outside of the park -home runs.   He also had 1 home run out side of the park during the championship game as well.


It was such an honor that Jayden was selected to join this Jr. All American Team.  It was an amazing overall experience for Jayden and our family. 

 

SPARK Team Advances!

Congratulations to members of the SPARK team who won 3rd place at the National level of competition! They have now qualified to compete at the World Championship. Congratulations and GOOD LUCK!

SPARK Robotics Team 



GRANGER TEAM CLAIMS THE GOLD!

  On Saturday, May 6th, Granger students Bhargavi Sriram and Jyothika Papudesu, (along with other Granger students) earned the pleasure of representing Granger Grizzlies at the Illinois state level. Sriram and Papudesu received a Gold award and were extremely excited to celebrate along with all the participants who worked very hard to prepare for the fair.
When asked about the nature of their project, Sriram explained, “…throughout our scientific process we have discovered that in general, likable foods positively affect our brain stimulating activity and resulting in greater test scores. The cause of this stimulation is basically the aroma and/or the visual of the food item. So for the state science fair, we have extended our project to test to see if it is the visual or the aroma of the food items, or indeed the two qualities acting together that induce said positive results.” Congratulations Lady Grizzlies!

Science Fair 2017 

Science Fair 2017 

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GRANGER STUDENTS MAKE THEIR MARK AT ROBOFEST!

A team of two Granger Middle School students along with two students from John C. Dunham Stem School recently won 1st Prize at the Illinois State Level ROBOFEST competition. Sponsored by Lawrence Technological University, “Robofest is a festival of competitions with autonomous robots offering students the opportunity to master principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Computer Science, Information and Communication Technologies, and problem solving skills while designing, constructing, and programming robots. 

The members of “Team Spark”,  Abhiram Pasupula (Grade 7), and Anurag Karthikeyan (Grade 6) both of Granger, along with  Amogh Shetty, and Krish Shah (Grade 6), received a score of 5.6 out of 6 points in the 'Junior Exhibition' category. This category allows participating teams complete freedom to show off any creative autonomous robotics project. The winning project designed and created by the team was a robot programmed to sense surface soil and plant seeds in the soil without requiring a human operator.

 

The members of Granger Middle School staff and community congratulate Team Spark on their success! 

 

 Team Spark with Trophy

Team Spark with Robot 

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SPELLING BEE WINNER ANNOUNCED

This year’s Spelling Bee winners are:

  • 3rd place: Nakhil Venkatakrishan
  • 2nd place: Thrinav Sathya
  • And the 1st place winner is Shivem Kak

 

Congratulations Shivem!

Everyone did a fantastic job! The Spelling Bee went for 20 rounds! Good luck at the District Bee on February 2nd!

2017 Granger Geography Bee Winner!
Congratulations to Milind Sagaram, winner of the 2017 Geography Bee, and to Siddharth Prabakar, runner up. 

 



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