About The School  

From the desk of Mrs. Mapes, GRISD Principal

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Thank you for visiting our school.   My name is Lauri Mapes and I am the Principal here at Glen Rose Intermediate School. I wear many hats during my daily duties on this campus, but you can always find me in the office, in the halls, in the classrooms, in the cafeteria, and at GRISD extra-curricular events.
     I truly believe that ALL students can learn.   We strive to maintain a campus climate that will foster that goal.   Our teachers and staff work collaboratively during teaming time to disaggregate testing data, use that data to develop and implement tutorial programs for struggling learners, and to discuss and plan for future lessons and to align the current curricula.  
     We encourage parental involvement because we believe that a firm partnership between the parent(s) and the school will create the most positive learning environment.   Our lunch periods are open to visitors and would like to invite you to come and eat lunch with your child. Third grade lunch begins at 11:30, fourth grade lunch begins at 10:55, and fifth grade lunch begins at 12:05.   All we ask of you is that you sign in at the office and put on a “visitor’s sticker” before entering the other parts of the school building.

From the desk of...Beatrice Morrison, PIEMS/Attendance Clerk

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Do you wonder why we ask our students for a note when they come back from an illness or a medical appointment?


Well, here is the answer... It is to give our parents more choices in the absence process. Attendance is audited by the State of Texas and it is one of the factors in the pass/fail status of your child.   Students are required to be in attendance ninety percent of each semester to receive credit for their coursework. That comes to a total of eight absences for the first semester and nine for the second.   If the absence tally exceeds that amount, students may be required to attend Saturday school or could be retained depending on the decision of an attendance committee.   It is the policy of Glen Rose Intermediate School that any absence accompanied by a note from medical personnel (i.e. doctor, dentist, nurse, etc.) will not count in the ten percent absence tally.   The state audits the documentation process of all absences.   A student who comes back to school without a note will receive an unexcused absence.   If a parent sends a note later, we will change the absence status accordingly.   Thank- you for all you do to help us promote good attendance records.