Extra Curricular Activities

Students are very active at GRS.  Whether activities occur during or after the school day, students are making their mark on the world.  Each of the activities listed below is overseen by a Guide and/or volunteer adult.

Peer Mediation
Peer Mediation has been in existence for the past 4 years. Students from each of the three adolescent levels are trained in the fall and meet regularly with a faculty advisor to discuss issues and take action. They work with students at their own level to mediate student issues that do not require faculty intervention.
A1 faculty Advisor – Sarah Lawrence-Lupton
A2 faculty Advisor – Emily Blue
A3 faculty Advisor: Andrea Christensen@greatriverschool.org

Robotics:
Robotics is for high school students interested in engineering and problem solving -  “The varsity sport for the mind,” The First Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.  The Great River team begins meeting weekly in the fall and more often during the build season in January.  For more information about First Robotics (click here).  Team members must complete a registration form here.
Faculty advisor: Michael Flood (phone: 651-305-2780, voice mailbox 129, email:mflood@greatriveschool.org)

Lego League:
Lego League at GRS is open to all 4 – 8th grade students who are interested in real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.  The GRS Lego League team meets after school during the fall approximately weekly until closer to the tournament when they meet daily to finish their robot and project.
Faculty advisor: Michael Flood (phone: 651-305-2780, voice mailbox 129, email:mflood@greatriveschool.org)

Athletics 

Sports are offered for all GRS students during each season.  Please see information on the Athletics page for specifics.