A scene from
Viking Football Team
Kindergarten students do science journaling
The GHS Band in concert
Science classes use Kirtland's telescope to view the transit of Mercury
2016 GHS graduates visit Grayling Elementary School
The Viking Band performs at Carnival 2016
GHS Spirit Week 2014
Viking Basketball Team
GHS Graduation 2014

CASD is tops in the Area and the North

Check the "Points of Pride" section (below left) to see the latest in the many honors our school district has earned. 

GHS Players to present musical

The GHS Players will present Beauty and The Beast on Friday-Saturday, March 17-18, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. (Note the date and time changes.) Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults. 


Hall of Fame induction ceremony date changed

The 8th Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony date has been changed: It will be held before the Crawford AuSable Excellence in Education Foundation Dinner at Grayling High School on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
Nomination petitions are due May 31, 2017. Print a nomination.


Viking Food Pantry created at GHS

GHS's Supporting our Students (S.O.S.) Committee -- with assistance from the Student Senate -- has created the Viking Pantry, a food pantry that provides non-perishable foods and hygiene items for GHS students. 

Students are invited via email to complete and submit Google orders during the school week. Bags are filled and then delivered in a confidential manner to recipients on Fridays.   

Donations can be brought to the GHS Main Office during school hours or placed in drop boxes located at the GHS main entrance, the gymnasium entrance and the Ferguson Field entrance.
The food pantry was featured on the Inspired website.



Foundation established to generate scholarship funds for graduates

The Crawford AuSable Excellence in Education Foundation (CAEEF) was created in August 2015 to provide scholarships to graduating students who plan to attend a post-secondary school to earn a degree and to provide funds for educational grants to individuals and groups in the CASD.


CASD named to AP® Honor Roll again

The CASD is one of only 433 school districts in the United States and Canada named to the 7th Annual Advanced Placement® Honor Roll by the College Board. The passing rate for students taking AP® exams in the CASD is 82% compared to Michigan's passing rate of 66% and the global passing rate of 61%. CASD was one of only 23 districts in Michigan and the only district in northern Michigan to be honored.  This is the third time CASD has received this award.


CASD is a 2016-17 School of Choice

The CASD accepts applications for non-resident students under sections 105 and/or 105c of the State School Aid Act.

PDF DocumentSchool of Choice

Viking Wellness Center

Our Viking Wellness Center is housed in Room C309 of GHS and is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for CASD students ages 10-21.



Points of Pride

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GHS named 14th best HS in Michigan by Mackinac Center

Grayling High School earned an "A" grade and was rated the 14th best high school in Michigan in 2016 -- out of 639 high schools ranked -- by the Mackinac Center. GHS was the 3rd best traditional school on the ranking behind Okemos (10th) and Bloomingdale (11th), placing it in the 98th percentile.

CASD named to 7th annual AP® District Honor Roll

The CASD was named to the College Board's 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll, one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that increased access to AP® courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP® students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.
Read the MDE article.

GHS named Academic State Champ – again!

GHS is among 44 high schools statewide named 2015 Academic State Champs – chosen from among nearly 770 high schools across Michigan – in Bridge magazine’s fifth annual list. Rankings were based on the percent of students at each school deemed career or college ready when adjusted for student poverty levels.

CASD featured in EdWeek ad

The CASD and Superintendent Joseph Powers were featured in an EdWeek advertisement in February 2016 that reflected our students' success and growth on the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA).

CASD Spotlights

Messages to Students To get a message to your child before the end of the school day, please call GES (344-3654) before 2:15, GMS (344-3559) before 2:30 and GHS before 2:40 p.m.
School Closure Information School closing and emergency information is available 24 hours a day by calling 989-344-3530.


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Elementary Open House Moved to Sept 13!

February 25
Elk Rapids: District Band & Orchestra Festival
4:30 AM
Elk Rapids High School, 308 Meguzee Point Rd, Elk Rapids, MI 49629, USA
Elk Rapids: District Band & Orchestra Festival
Feb 25
4:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Elk Rapids High School, 308 Meguzee Point Rd, Elk Rapids, MI 49629, USA
Snowgoing Dance @ HS
8:00 PM
Snowgoing Dance @ HS
Feb 25
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
February 27
7th-12th Grade Choir Concert
6:00 PM
7th-12th Grade Choir Concert
Feb 27
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
HS auditorium
February 28
Boys FR/JV/V Basketball
Roscommon High School, 10600 Oakwood Dr, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
Boys FR/JV/V Basketball
Feb 28
Roscommon High School, 10600 Oakwood Dr, Roscommon, MI 48653, USA
MSVMA District Choral Festival
MSVMA District Choral Festival
Feb 28
3rd Year Teacher Mentoring Cohort
3:30 PM
Grayling Elementary School, 306 Plum St, Grayling, MI 49738, USA
3rd Year Teacher Mentoring Cohort
Feb 28
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Grayling Elementary School, 306 Plum St, Grayling, MI 49738, USA