Grant Ragan Elementary

  • 645 NE Dartmoor Dr

    Waukee, IA 50263

  • Contact: 515.987.0435

    Attendance: 515.987.2737

  • School Time: 8:50 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.

    Early Dismissal: 1:40 p.m.

Grant Ragan

Announcements

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Matt Robie
Principal at Grant Ragan Elementary
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John Owens
Assistant Principal at Grant Ragan
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Kelsey Richeson
Secretary
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Sara Harlan
Nurse
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Get to know Principal Robie

I am fortunate to serve students and staff as the principal of Grant Ragan Elementary. I’m proud to work alongside talented teachers as we work towards Waukee’s vision, inspiring learners who feel valued, challenged, and prepared to embrace tomorrow’s opportunities.

I received my B.A. in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1999, an M.S. in education from Michigan State University in 2005, and an M.Ed. in educational administration from Iowa State University in 2015. I hold teaching endorsements in K-6 elementary teaching, K-12 talented and gifted, K-8 reading, and K-8 science.

I have served as the Grant Ragan principal since 2017. Previously, I served as an assistant principal, instructional coach, ELP teacher, and elementary classroom teacher. I am also a past president of the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association (ITAG). My wife Jann is a physical therapist in Ames, and we are the proud parents of three sons, Luke, Nicholas, and Jack.

Lunch & Recess Schedule

Lunch

  • 11:00 - 11:20 a.m. – Second Grade

  • 11:25 - 11:45 a.m. – Kindergarten

  • 11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. – First Grade

  • 12:15 - 12:35 p.m. – Third Grade

  • 12:40 - 1:00 p.m. – Fourth Grade

  • 1:10 - 1:30 p.m. – Fifth Grade

A.M. Recess

  • 10:15 - 10:30 a.m. – Kindergarten

  • 10:35 - 10:50 a.m – First Grade

Lunch Recess

  • 11:20 - 11:40 a.m. – Second Grade

  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. – Kindergarten

  • 12:10 - 12:30 p.m. – First Grade

  • 12:35 - 12:55 p.m. – Third Grade

  • 1:00 - 1:20 p.m. – Fourth Grade

  • 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. – Fifth Grade

P.M. Recess

  • 2:00 - 2:15 p.m. – First Grade

  • 2:25 - 2:40 p.m. – Fourth Grade

  • 2:45 - 3:00 p.m. – Third Grade

  • 3:00 - 3:15 p.m. – Second Grade

  • 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. – Kindergarten

The Family Info Hub

Whether you’ve been a family in the district for several years or this is your first year enrolling a student, this is a great place for you to find information that will be helpful for:

  • Checking student schedules
  • Paying fees
  • Receiving communication from the teacher, building, and district
  • Adding money to lunch accounts
  • Monitoring your student’s one-to-one device

Check it out