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Lunch is Here!

Lunch is available at Great River School — early this year!  Since we have so many students traveling in September, GRS has traditionally not started the school lunch program until October. But not all of us are traveling, so this year we are rolling out school lunch earlier.  Yum!  Read all about the process at […]

Bus Routes: Finalized for 2014-15

Please complete the Busing Confirmation Form to confirm your student’s spot on the bus. Working with families who have requested busing and our transportation provider, GRS has developed a route to meet the needs of the community.  We appreciate the feedback we received, and we added a stop to the route.  There are open spots […]

Welcome back to Great River School!

The entire faculty of Great River School is at work and looking forward to GRS students arriving next week!  The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2nd. Fall Key Experiences Packing Lists Upper Elementary – list coming in fall Adolescent 1 – Odyssey West Adolescent 2 – Land School 11th Grade – Northstart Quest […]

Registration for 14-15

Thank you, Great River community, for your excitement and energy as we enter this school year. Registration is happening now! All families, new and returning, should have received an email from Great River with all the information needed to log in and register on our online system. Please complete on-line registration by Wednesday August 13th, 2014 […]

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 […]