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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 […]

Stars are the stars

The Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference (EMAC) is composed of 13 charter high schools in the greater Twin Cities area.  This year’s soccer championship game was played at McMurray Fields on Tuesday, October 23 and won by the Stars with a score of 1-0.  It was a great game and a well deserved victory.  The Stars […]

Academic Orientation for A1

In late October, all A1 families were invited to a showcase of the Fall 2012 Odyssey Projects completed by all A1 students. The turnout was great and the students performed well. Lots of interesting research and investigation resulted in polished presentations during the evening.  Following the showcase, all families had the opportunity to hear from […]

GRS Student Newspaper

Over the course of the next year, GRS students will contribute their writing to The Crane Current, an online newspaper.  Edited by an A3 student as a CAS activity, the newspaper will feature stories by different students about themselves, ideas and activities that focus on their world.  Please check out the first edition and check back often […]

Registration for 2012-2013

Students entering grades 7-12 in 2012-13 must rank their elective class requests as soon as possible to plan their schedule for 2012-2013. All schedule requests submitted to Aaron in hardcopy or via email by 6/29 will be given equal consideration for course preferences. Students whose schedule requests are submitted after June 29 will be scheduled […]

Strategic Plan Approved

Great River School currently enjoys a period of relative stability. During the past three years, the fund balance has grown, full enrollment capacity has been reached and teacher and student retention have stabilized at over 90%. We have expanded our facilities by over 15,000 square feet and have reached a mature administrative configuration. The goals […]

Graduation 2012

On Wednesday, June 6, the class of 2012 graduated at the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul.  The house was full of families, friends, and faculty to support the 38 graduates.  With music, celebratory remarks  by faculty, a Keynote Address by former faculty, Dave Zdenek and words from most seniors, the program celebrated their success. […]

Spring Great Extravaganza

Over 250 people attended our 7th annual Great Extravaganza on Saturday, May 12. A great turnout, great food and great items at the silent auction guaranteed a successful event.

We do have a few items left from the auction and a few openings at Great Gatherings. If you are interested in any of the items (click on the blue title above for more info), please contact Lydia by email or phone at 651-305-2780, ext 102 by Friday, May 18.

Students in the News

Eco Education students win grant Eco Education students have been working hard all semester on student action projects surrounding Climate Change.  We are happy to announce that the students have received $444.97 for student designed projects!  Look for a presentation at the A1 showcase and changes around the Great River Community! GRS student at the state […]

GRS Board Elections

Elections for new GRS Board members have closed.  New board members will be announced soon.