October 17, 2019
GRHS Admitted to Lake Superior Conference
Admission allows 20 GRHS teams to compete at conference level
On October 7, the Lake Superior Conference welcomed Grand Rapids High School as a conference member. “The conference will offer more section opponents, more opportunities, and competitive play for our student athletes,” explained GRHS Activities Director Anne Campbell. “It also provides a better fit in enrollment numbers.
Teams competing in the conference include baseball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls golf, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls Nordic ski, boys and girls hockey, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track and field, girls swimming, and softball. The transition will not affect section tournaments.
October 3, 2019
Bigfork and Grand Rapids High Schools to Offer AVID Classes
New teachers will offer additional supports and opportunities for kids
Students at Bigfork High School (BHS) and Grand Rapids High School (GRHS) will have access to a new supportive curriculum called Advancing Via Individual Determination (AVID) through the district’s Achievement and Integration Grant.
“The purpose of the course is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness, as well as for success in a global society,” said GRHS Assistant Principal Andy Forbort. “AVID is a nation-wide program that has been shown to help students graduate and attend college at higher rates and also to think critically and collaboratively.”
September 30, 2019
IASC Career Pathways Initiative Awarded $500,000 Grant from Blandin Foundation
Funding will be used to add additional career classes for high school students
Itasca Area Schools Collaborative (IASC) Career Pathways initiative has been awarded $500,000 from the Blandin Foundation to grow additional pathways in natural resources and agriculture, education, business, and skilled trades. The funding will also support expansion of the current Manufacturing and Healthcare Pathways from Grand Rapids (ISD 318), Greenway (ISD 316), and Nashwauk-Keewatin (ISD 319) districts to the remaining districts in IASC.
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