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Welcome to our new Head of School for Operations

Thank you all very much for your honest, insightful, detailed feedback over the last couple of weeks. With your overwhelming support, the Great River School Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sam O’Brienhas been offered the Head of School Operations leadership position.

Sam has agreed to assume his new responsibilities for the duration of his current contract before assuming his new contract at the end of the school year. A substitute will be engaged to support his current teaching responsibilities to provide for a seamless transition while Christina concludes her generous service to the school.

To read the full letter from Shawna Maryanovich, Chair of the Board of Directors, please click on the blue title above.

Spring Festival – Saturday, May 3, 2014

All are invited to the Spring Festival on Saturday, May 3. We will feature student musicians and great pasta. Come celebrate spring, music and community at this annual event. The music performance is for all ages.  A book sale and activities for younger students make this a great community building event.  All proceeds will go […]

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 […]

Spirit Week at Great River School

The Head Of School Advisory Board, which is comprised of one student representative from grades 6­12, has designated next week (April 21 – 25) as a school wide spirit week event. All students are welcome to participate.  Dress code guidelines are in full effect. Mellow Monday -­ Wear your PJ’s. Team Spirit Tuesday ­ – Any spirit wear or school colors (black & gold or blue & green) Wacky Wednesday ­ – Crazy Hair or other wacky element of choice Throwback Thursday -­ Evoke the era of your choice Formal Friday ­ – Get Fancy!

MCA testing at GRS

MCA Math and Science testing will begin the week of April 29th and run through May 14th. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be taking MCA math exams. In addition, 5th, 8th, and 9th graders will be taking the MCA science exam. Both these exams are online exams. The 11th grade math exams must be passed in order for students to graduate. Please help make sure your student gets a good night sleep the night before the exam and eats a healthy breakfast the day(s) of the exam. Thanks in advance for your assistance. All alphabetical break downs are by last name. (NOTE: To see the schedule, please click on the blue title above)

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.