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Chinook Book Sale

The Chinook Book, a coupon book focused on the Twin Cities, helps you save money at local businesses that do good things for the environment and the community.  This is the ONLY fund raiser we ask students to help with during the year. If you shop at a Coop, go to a local coffee shop […]

GRS Spirit Wear

Show your GRS spirit on your back, your head and even your legs! GRS Spirit Wear orders are being taken now through October 10, 2014. Available are T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweat pants.  New this year are GRS leggings, shorts, and a GRS hat.  Check out the Designs for Fall 2014 and the Fall Price List to make your selection. Then, use this Fall […]

Harvest Festival – Saturday, 9/27

The weather forecast promises a great day for our Annual Harvest Festival, this coming Saturday, from 4 to 6:30 pm.  Please join us for stone soup, games, face painting, pumpkin decorating and your opportunity to purchase items from the A2 Fall Key Experience on the farm including: potatoes wooden crafts (including Little Free Libraries) felted […]

August Events

Family Teamwork Events Students who want community engagement hours and families who want to pitch in and support a great start to the year, please join in our family work days!  Please RSVP so we can plan effectively. Saturday August 16th and 23rd, we will gather and complete projects (painting, installing, landscaping, furniture moving) in […]

Fall Orientation & Materials Lists

There is lots of summer left, but fall planning is happening at school all summer. We look forward to welcoming new and returning students and families. Fall Orientation will take place at 6:30 pm as follows at GRS during the last week of August: Elementary – Monday, August 25 High School (Adolescent 2 & 3) […]

Big Canoe Kids Club

All new for 2014-2015  -  Big Canoe Kids Club Great River School is excited to offer a fun, safe place to enjoy before and after school Monday through Friday.  The new Big Canoe Kids’ Club Program is taking applications for students ages 6 – 12.  Registration is available during the registration process coming in early […]

Great Gatherings bring us together

One of the most unique ways to meet new people and support GRS at the same time is to participate in a Great Gathering. Gatherings include rowing on the Mississippi, tennis lessons, movies in a back yard and gatherings for adults only. Sign ups were first offered at the February Soiree, but some spaces remain., Click on the BLUE TITLE above to get the full story. A few more spots remain in the following Great Gatherings. Email the host to sign up, and bring a check into the office. Questions? Email Jenny Thompson at

Support the Stars

Sunday, June 8 – Ultimate State Tournament Information All games are at the Blaine National Sports Center. Here are a few links to help you navigate the day: Schedule for the day MN High School Ultimate Tournament Bracket to follow our progress. Games are as follows: Boys Varsity: begin at 9am on field J4. Then games at 11 […]

News from the Lego/Robotics lab

Lego League – Breaking News! First,  the Summer Camp is Full! We are excited to be hosting our first Lego League Summer Camp. Second,we are organizing for the Fall Lego League Season. The topic has been announced….. FLL World Class: Learning Unleashed. More info HERE. Informational survey coming out this coming Tuesday… look for it in […]

A1 Bike Trip

The 10th annual GRS A1 bike trip will leave GRS on Monday, June 2 and return on Thursday, June 5.  Information was distributed at an orientation earlier in May. For an overview of  the trip. read the Bike trip parent letter.  Click here for bike trip information about the schedule, packing list, and more details.