Author Archives: lmcanerney

New GRS Board Members Elected

Great River elections for new board members were held on April 23, 2014 and the following board members were elected for a three year term beginning in July 2014.  Please click the links below to learn more about these new board members. Community Representative Lucy Suits Parent Community Representative Jennifer Fischer Faculty Representative Andrea Christensen […]

Robotics Teams Success

Earlier this month in Duluth, the team finished 7th, and on Friday, March 28, the team finished 2nd overall! As Michael Flood reported on Friday, March 28 – “We had a great day – one of those days where I get to watch these students put their heart and soul into a competition. It was […]

2013-2014 Yearbook Order

Last fall, many people ordered the 2013-2014 yearbook when they completed registration forms.  If you did not order a yearbook, now is your chance! Please complete this online form and send in payment to the front desk ($30 each) for each yearbook ordered.  Yearbooks will be available before the last day of school.

GRS Student wins prestigious Dean’s List Award at Northern Light Regional Tournament

From March 6-8, two First Robotics teams shared a bus to the Lake Superior Regionals and the Northern Lights Regionals, both held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minnesota.  This tournament weekend holds the record for most teams under one roof for a competition.  In addition to a bus, the students share camaraderie, […]

Enrollment Lottery

The 2014-2015 Enrollment Lottery took place on Thursday, March 6.  We had nearly 400 applications submitted.  Letters to all applicants about know their status have been sent.  All applications received after February 26 will be added to the waiting list of the appropriate grade.  The deadline for returning forms is March 28.  All applications received […]

Little Shop of Horrors – Spring Musical

The spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors, was a great success. Congratulations to the cast and crew for making it such an entertaining event. The music was superb, the acting tremendous and the entertainment factor high.  Sold out performances definitely says something about the talent present at our school.

GRS Soiree – ­Great Gatherings

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 […]

Artemis Lives

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 […]

Annual Report released

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.

Community Service at GRS

Over the last two weeks A1 students led by Lindy Hasty (class of 2009) have made 139 valentines and 60 valentine treat bags to deliver to battered women’s shelters for Valentine’s Day.  Lindy returned to work with 7th and 8th grade students with the hope of making a difference in the lives of women.