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Great River School wins award

The Office of the St. Paul Mayor recently recognized 10 individuals and organizations with the 2013 Sustainable Saint Paul Awards.  Great River School was the recipient of the Environmental Education and Awareness Award – recognizing programs and concepts which develop skills and attitudes necessary to understand the inter-relatedness among humans, culture and environment and foster behavior change. […]

New Elementary Teachers for 13-14

Welcome to our new elementary teachers! We are thrilled to announce the that Jessy Eaton and Karen Anway have accepted positions as the new Lower and Upper Elementary teachers for the new classes being formed for next year. Families in their classes will have an opportunity to meet and greet them on May 18. Look for an invitation in the mail soon. (Click on the title of this article for more details.)

Connecting to the greater community

Great River School’s lower elementary classroom has won a Sodexo Grant of $500 to fund a food drive that will support the food shelf on the East Side of St. Paul called Merrick Community Services. The food shelf currently serves 30 families (cut back from 40 due to budget cuts). Johan Rafael (Rafa),  a 1st […]

FIRST Robotics Team 2491 – No Mythic


3rd Place Alliance and awarded the North Star Regional’s Gracious Professionalism Award This last weekend, we competed in the North Star Regional, and in a field of 60 teams, we made it to finals as a member of the 6th ranked alliance. After two no-holds-barred matches, we upset the 3rd seeded alliance. In semi-finals, we were defeated […]

Enrollment for 2013-2014

The lottery has been completed for the 2013-2014 academic year. All letters to those students who have been accepted and placed on the waiting list have been mailed. Over 575 applications were received indicating a high level of interest in the Montessori program offered here at Great River School.  If you applied to GRS but […]

GRS Awarded School Finance Award

 The School Finance Award is awarded annually by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Division of School Finance, to recognize schools for meeting statutory deadlines for submission of audited fiscal financial data and reporting criteria. Out of 561 eligible reporting entities, 422 met the qualifying criteria for the FY 2013 School Finance Award.   Great […]

Pictures and quotes wanted for GRS Yearbook

The GRS Yearbook staff is working on the senior section of the yearbook and wants two items from all seniors before spring break: A favorite quote, 30 words or less, that will appear with your senior picture A senior picture. The photo must be either a high quality digital image (300 resolution image no smaller […]

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 […]