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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.

Safe Routes to Schools

GRS is participating in a nationwide effort to encourage more biking and walking AND make it safer for students to walk or bike by creating a Safe Routes To Schools Plan. We need the input of all students who bike and walk to school at any time of the year to help us create this plan. Using an interactive Wiki map, we want you to tell us how you currently walk or bike to school and what barriers you find. This will take about 5-8 minutes to complete. Thank you for your help.

Step 1 – Read the instructions below:

1. Once you click the link below, indicate whether you are a student or staff member, then log in by entering any email address and any user name (this differentiates your response from other peoples).
2. Note that GRS is the blue point on the map.

3. Use the map to draw the route you take to walk or bike to school.

4. Click on Route to add a walking/biking route and Points to add destinations.

5. When you are done, click on About and log out.
Step 2 – click on the link below and indicate your route:

LINK TO THE MAP will be found once you click on the title above.

For more instructions, click on the title above.

Academic Success celebrated

Great River School recently received a note from the Charter Center Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Education congratulating us on our tremendous academic success. Her note said “Your school academically ranked among the top third of all public schools (traditional and charter) in Minnesota. We want to recognize you for your school’s phenomenal academic success, you […]

Lightbulb Sale

The robotics team, 2491 No Mythic, is having their holiday LED lightbulb sale. Support the team by buying lightbulbs and save energy for decades to come! There are three kinds of lightbulbs. They are soft white with a 23 year life span. The lightbulbs are at a special holiday price: $10/bulb! There are a limited […]

Give to Great River School

Our 2013-2014 annual fund theme, Now is the Time to Give, was inspired by our beloved sundial that was moved to make way for our next phase of growth. Thank you to A2 English guide Kate Indrelie who created the design. The annual fund supports programming at Great River that won’t happen unless the drive is […]

Building the Pink Tower

Great River School is proud to support former parent and documentary film maker, Jan Selby, as she begins an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for her Project Building the Pink Tower.   The focus of the film is what Montessori education can do to change how children everywhere experience school and learning.  Be a part of […]

Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus for A3 students

All A3 students and faculty attended the Nobel Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.  This is Great River School’s fifth annual A3 trip to the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. The theme for the conference this year was The Universe at Its Limits. The Nobel Conference provides an opportunity for GRS students to […]

Registration Information

Most families have completed the online registration process.  If you have not yet done the online forms, please access the system and REGISTER NOW.  Please note the Login Code is the student’s last name and the Access Code is the student login listed in the letter you received in early August.  If you have any questions, please […]

Supply Lists

The following are supply lists for all levels for the 2013-2014 academic year Elementary Supply Lists  Lower Elementary (grades 1- 3) supply list Upper Elementary (grades 4 – 6) – Candy Schnepf’s classroom supply list Upper Elementary (grades 4 – 6) – Karen Anway’s classroom supply list Adolescent 1 Supply List Adolescent 1 (grades 7 & […]