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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 […]

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 […]