Founded on leadership, service, and peace formation, Great River fosters independence, critical thinking, respect, responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.
The 2014-2015 Enrollment Lottery took place on Thursday, March 6. We had nearly 400 applications submitted. Letters letting all applicants know their status are in the mail, and should arrive over the weekend or on Monday. All applications received after February 26 will be added to the waiting list of the appropriate grade. For more information, please contact Lydia McAnerney, Enrollment Coordinator.
The spring musical is almost here! Come see Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors, appearing in the GRS west campus performance space on March 6-8. Performances are Thursday (3/6), Friday(3/7), and Saturday (3/8) at 7pm, along with a matinee on Saturday (3/8) at 2pm. Tickets are $8 for students and $11 for adults. You can download this order form (Little Shop Of Horrors Ticket Order Form) or pick up a copy in the racks outside the front office. Pre-sale runs from Wednesday, February 19th until noon on Tuesday, March 4th. Order forms and money should be turned in to the front desk in a clearly labeled envelope. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Friday and Saturday night’s performances sold out last year, so ordering ahead is a great idea!
Conference Food For Faculty
Conference time is approaching, and with it the faculty salutes the tradition of the wonderful meals the GRS community has provided in the past. Once again, we would like to invite you to try out a new recipe or use a tried and true one by providing a part of a meal during conference time – March 20 and 21. Please take this opportunity to sign up to bring just a portion of a meal for faculty.
Online Registration for Conferences
It was a grand success! Many thanks to all who came to celebrate our 10th anniversary, support GRS and socialize with others. A huge thank you to the planning team. Preliminary results show we hope to net about $16,000. Thank you for all the support!
We still have many openings in various Great Gatherings from the Soiree.
Each of the Great Gatherings has a separate sign up sheet. Review the tabs along the bottom of the spread sheet, click on the tab of the gathering you want, add your name AND email address so the host can contact you. If the gathering still has openings but is happening within one (1) week, please take your payment with you and pay the host. If the gathering is happening more than a week away, please send a check to school. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Thompson.
Please contact Lydia McAnerney for more information.
First Robotics Team 2491 No Mythic is made up of students from Great River School, Avalon, River’s Edge and Twin Cities Academy Schools. They participate in FIRST Robotics, an internationally known and recognized program that teaches children and young adults how to form creative solutions to technological challenges. The No Mythic team is currently in its 8th year of existence.
In the 2014 season, they hope to compete in the Nationals competition and are striving for the Chairman’s award. In the past they have achieved several awards such as the Team Spirit award which was won by displaying the most team spirit in the regional competition in 2011. The team dyed their hair purple, the coach had a mohawk, and they introduced their unicorn mascot. In 2013 they were awarded the Gracious Professionalism award for helping other teams improve their robots.
On February 18th, this group of excited and slightly crazed young people, bagged up their robot (Artemis) per First Robotics regulations after the six week build season. Go here to learn about this year’s challenge – Aerial Assist. They will continue to meet to prepare for their next competition on March 7 in Duluth. Learn more about them and follow their progress on the No Mythic website.
Each year, the Minnesota Department of Education requests an annual report from each school. The report includes information about enrollment, finances, test scores etc. Reviewing the 2012-2013 Annual Report reveals the growth and success of Great River School.