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Did you know the mascot for Grand Ridge Elementary School has a name? Meet GILMAN!

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While you might recognize the name "Gilman" from a major street in downtown Issaquah, "Gilman" actually has a long history in Issaquah! 

  • The city of Issaquah was actually named "Gilman" before it was Issaquah!
  • Gilman is named in honor of Daniel Gilman, who was responsible for bringing the railroad and lots of business to the Issaquah and Greater Seattle area in the late 1800's.
  • The town of Gilman was changed to Issaquah in 1899.

Learn more about Gilman and Issaquah's history.

Show Your Spirit!

Wednesdays—Show your school spirit by wearing Grizzly Gear or Grand Ridge school colors (green and brown)

Fridays—Support your favorite team each Friday by wearing their jersey. This could be the Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners or a team you play on. It could be any sport such as soccer, cheerleading, football, dance, etc. 

Looking for some Grizzly Gear?

Our PTSA sells Grizzly Gear a few times each year. Visit the PTSA website for more information.