Author Archives: lmcanerney

GRS Awarded School Finance Award

 The School Finance Award is awarded annually by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Division of School Finance, to recognize schools for meeting statutory deadlines for submission of audited fiscal financial data and reporting criteria. Out of 561 eligible reporting entities, 422 met the qualifying criteria for the FY 2013 School Finance Award.   Great […]

Pictures and quotes wanted for GRS Yearbook

The GRS Yearbook staff is working on the senior section of the yearbook and wants two items from all seniors before spring break: A favorite quote, 30 words or less, that will appear with your senior picture A senior picture. The photo must be either a high quality digital image (300 resolution image no smaller […]

Congratulations to the 2013 World Savvy Team

The World Savvy Challenge is a program that uses collaborative problem-solving around a global theme. Through the program, students work together to research a global theme, identify a problem, and develop solutions to the problem.  Great River School sent two teams to Macalester this past weekend for the competition.   Congratulations to The Funky Farmers […]

Brickheads Rock It at State!

This year, 593 teams competed across Minnesota in FIRST Lego League.  At each local competition, the top two  teams qualified for the state tournament.  The Brickhead placed 2nd in their regional competition in December. At the state tournament on the second of February, the Brickheads went up against sixty-nine teams and came in twelfth place.  They […]

Lego League Victorious

Since September, 47 students in grades 1 – 12 have been involved in First Lego League or First Robotics – 15% of the school population.  Those in grades 1 – 9  have been busily working upstairs in A3 to construct, program, and drive their robots made from legos as well as developing a project around […]

GRS visitors to Bangladesh

Melanie Peterson-Nafziger, A3 teacher and IB coordinator, and Aimee Vue, GRS junior, departed for a month-long trip to Bangladesh in South Asia Saturday morning (12/15). They are going there with the American Youth Leadership Program to participate in cultural exchange with Bangladeshi host families (30 American students are matched with 30 Bangladeshi students), and to […]

Elementary expansion

We are pleased to announce that the elementary program at Great River School will be expanding for the 2013-2014 academic year.  We will be adding two new classrooms – one additional Lower Elementary room and one additional Upper Elementary room.  For more information, please contact Lydia McAnerney, Enrollment Coordinator, by phone at 651-305-2780, ext 102 […]

No Mythic win in Prior Lake

Great River School and Avalon School have teamed up to create a winning robot. On November 17, the First Robotics team No Mythic (Team 2491) was in the first place alliance at the Minnie Mini Robotics competition in Prior Lake, MN.  The robot performed well and the team members celebrated a win after the day […]

Give to the Max Day – November 15, 2012

Give to the Max Day – a success! Thanks to all who participated! Thanks to the 67 families who made a donation on November 15.  We ended on the leader board at  #93 with over $22,000 donated to GRS.  This goes a long way towards kicking off our 2012-2013 Annual Fund. Even if you missed […]

Winter athletic activities

Fall is moving along, and the winter athletics season will soon be upon us.  Below is information for students who want to participate in athletics in grades 7 – 12. Adolescent 1 Athletics The basketball season begins on December 5th and ends on February 15th.  The team will be co-ed and include 7th and 8th […]