Great River students also participate in activities that develop other skills and friendships out of the classroom. Most of these activities occur after school.
Besides clubs and sports, GRS teams with A+ Driving School to offer Driver’s Education classes after school in the fall and spring. Students must attend the 30 hours of classroom and pass the final test to receive a .5 elective credit. Following the classroom instruction, students can sign up with A+ Driving School for the 6-hours of Behind the Wheel training after taking their permit test or use another company of their choosing.
We offer opportunities for students from 6 to 12 to participate in Lego League. We offer a Junior Lego League for students in grades 1 – 3 and First Lego League for students in grades 4 – 8. Click here for more information about the Junior Lego League program. From the First Lego League website – “The best way to summarize FIRST LEGO League is to say that it is a robotics program 9 to 14 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life.” Click here to read about the challenge and the program.
Lego League teams meet on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 5 pm in the A3 commons. Adult support is needed to help with coaching, building and all around spirit support. The first regional competition for the First Lego League team will be in early December. If the team places high enough in the regional competition, they could go on to the state or even national competition.
Team 2491 No Mythic is made up of students from Great River School and Avalon School. We participate in FIRST Robotics. FIRST is an internationally known and recognized program that teaches children and young adults how to form creative solutions to technological challenges. Our team is currently in our 5th year of existence. And this year, like all others we are currently looking for donations, sponsorships and mentorships from anyone who can help. Check out the No Mythic team website for more information, pictures and their schedule of practices and eventually.
Pre-season meetings will occur every Tuesday from 3:30-6:00 p.m. during normal school weeks, not on vacations or in the case of school trips. Times will be determined for the season meetings later.