Back by popular demand, HEART Heros! We take time every week to recognize one student from every grade level that goes above and beyond to make our school a better place! Sophia Flanagan - Sophia does a great job listening and following directions and is a kind and helpful friend. Stella Scaggs- She is a great listener. Lilah Peterson- Lilah is a hard worker and tries her best. You can find her working quietly ON-TASK and always has her supplies out and ready on time! Way to go, Lilah!! Maggie Donker - She is a good friend to others! Reid Ickes - Is a great friend and leader in the classroom! Rhys Ward - He has had a terrific start to the school year by volunteering to share ideas with our class and remembers to use HEART! Alli Grose - She works hard every day and is always willing to help others. Austin Mulford - Always works hard and tries his best in Art class! Alexis Ryan- has a great attitude and works to improve herself every day!
6 days ago, Mike Catrell
It's time! The FFA Club will be having a Gala apple sale on Tuesday, 9/14/21, from 3-4:30pm on the west side of Jr/Sr High school. The apples were grown at the MSU AgBioResearch Center in Clarksville. 10 pound bags are $7.50 and 20 pound bags are $15. ENJOY
9 days ago, Mike Catrell
There is a lunch menu change for Tuesday and Thursday. Tomorrow is hamburger instead of sloppy joe and Thursday is pizza instead of subs.
22 days ago, Mike Catrell
The Board of Education is seeking input regarding the mascot. You are encouraged to fill out the survey under the News Update.
3 months ago, Jordan Killinger
The Elementary building will be closing for the summer Friday, June 18th at noon. The office will reopen August 2nd. If you need to register a student while the office is closed you can contact our Central Office building at 616-642-1400. You can also leave a voicemail at 616-642-1200.
3 months ago, Mike Catrell
Please read the following letter in regards to a Work at Home Wednesday this upcoming week. A larger image is available under the COVID Resources page.
5 months ago, Jordan Killinger
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Please read the following letter in regards to a Work at Home Wednesday this upcoming week.
5 months ago, Jordan Killinger
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Incoming 7th Grade orientation will take place Monday, May 24th. 5:30 PM - Building Tour for Students with last names A-L 6:00 PM - Presentations for all 6th graders/parents in auditorium 7:00 PM - Building Tour for Students with last names M-Z
5 months ago, Josh Leader
Kindergarten Round Up 2021 Information!
6 months ago, Mike Catrell
Kindergarten Round Up 2021
Parent and students During a construction project between Ionia and Saranac a power line and our fiber internet connection were severed. Consumer's Power and our internet provider are working to re-connect both power and internet. We have not been provided a restoration yet. We will keep our families updated. Remote learners, we will connect with you as soon as we can.
6 months ago, Jordan Killinger
Internet connection and phone services have been lost. We are currently investigating as to the cause.
6 months ago, Jordan Killinger
The school has earned our next March is Reading month reward! Tomorrow will be PJ Day. Students can wear PJs, bring in flashlight lights, blankets and stuffed animals to spend the day with them. Congratulations!
6 months ago, Mike Catrell
In honor of  March Is Reading Month  we are hosting a Virtual Family Reading Night today, March 10th!  Please respond to this post or tag us @SaranacElementary and share your students first name and what you are reading together!  You can send pictures to catrellmik@scs-staff.org and I will post some of them to our school Facebook Page.  Let's try to fill up everyone's feeds with pictures of our kids reading!  
7 months ago, Mike Catrell
Monday is Wild Dress Up Day! Students have earned the first school wide goal of 900 AR Points! Students and staff can dress up in their favorite jungle or animal print. They can also dress up in Wild/Mismatched Styles or have wild hair. You may also bring in a stuffed animal to spend the day with you.
7 months ago, Mike Catrell
Dear Saranac Elementary Families, Sign up for a scheduled conference with your child(ren) teacher(s) using the https://www.myctime.com/saranac Conferences will be available to sign-up today at 3:00 PM. Once again all conferences will be virtual. You will either be able to join through phone or through Google Meets Video Conferencing . Each conference slot is ten minutes. Please understand that many teachers will have conferences scheduled back-to-back. It will be important to be punctual in joining the conference at the scheduled time. If you call or try to join the conference before your scheduled time you will need to wait until the earlier conference has finished. Teachers have been instructed to set a timer to help remind them to stay on schedule as well. If you need assistance registering for conferences please contact our office at 616-642-1200. Sincerely, Mike Catrell & Sara Serne
7 months ago, Mike Catrell
Do you have a special talent you'd like to share with our school? If you do, please consider trying out for the Saranac Star Wars. Trying out means sending a 30 second video of your talent to sanderssta@scs-staff.org or any Specials Teacher by MARCH 12. All students and staff are welcome to audition. Can you bake? Make a video! Fish? Make a video! Dribble? Make a video! Dance? Make a video and try out today! For more information and to register for the talent show visit https://forms.gle/atzpDWE5ztk9eF7s7
7 months ago, Mike Catrell
Dear Saranac Elementary Families, March has officially arrived which means our school will really put the focus on Reading! Every March we pick a theme that we plan multiple activities around, this year our theme is, “Wild About Reading!” The most important thing you can do to support your child is to help them read! It doesn’t matter what grade level your child is in, there is always something you can help them do. Below are a few of the activities that we will have taking place in the school: D.E.A.R. Time Through the month we will play the song, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” When that song plays, we Drop Everything And Read. TRAVELING Jungle Animals Each grade level will be competing for a traveling Jungle Animal to visit for the day. Each morning, an announcement will be made letting the school know which class from each grade level earned the most A.R. points the day before. Each of the winning classes will report to “The Zoo” to select a pet for the day. (PreK-K will be done weekly.) Winning classes will also receive a certificate to post. Facebook Family Reading Night This will be held Wednesday, March 10th. There will be A Facebook Post that encourages families to post books they are reading at home. Poster Contest: The Better Together For Saranac Group has donated $150 in gift cards. $20 gift cards will be awarded to the top entry from each grade level. The top winner will be given the additional $10. Posters are due Tuesday, March 30th. Please include name and grade level on posters. Cereal Box Collection We are collecting cereal boxes all month. We will donate these boxes to our Saranac Food Pantry. All boxes need to be turned in to classrooms by March 26th. Below you will find school-wide goals 900 AR Points Wild Dress Up Day! Students and staff can dress up in their favorite jungle or animal print. They can also dress up in Wild/Mismatched Styles or have wild hair. You may also bring in a stuffed animal to spend the day with you. 1,600 AR Points Jungle juice/Bug Juice and animal crackers The PTSO will purchase juice boxes and animal crackers for our students. 2,300 AR Points Night Time Jungle Expedition -This will be a PJ Day. Students can also bring in flashlight lights, blankets and stuffed animals to spend the day with them. 3,000 AR Points Jungle MOVIES - Once the reward has been earned, we will set a schedule. This will take place in the classrooms this year. We will show students jungle themed movies. Happy Reading! Mike Catrell & Sara Serne
7 months ago, Mike Catrell
Students at the elementary have been celebrating our Kindness Spirit Week. Today students wore read to help them to remember to be helpful to one another. On Thursday students will wear blue to promote encouraging one another.
7 months ago, Mike Catrell
Orange is for helpful!
Saranac Community Schools will be closed today Monday, February 1st.
8 months ago, Mike Catrell
Introducing the first ever school-wide Saranac Star's Wars. Please see the link below to read the rules and to register your student in the Talent show. http://bit.ly/SStarWars
8 months ago, Mike Catrell