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Visit the CASD COVID-19 Resources & Updates web page.


Graduation capSee the video of the 2020 Senior Honors Night on May 20 at 6 p.m.


Viking imageSee the video of the 2020 Senior Athletics Honors Night

 


Bags of empty cansCASD is collecting empties for food pantries

CASD is collecting returnable bottles and cans May 22-June 14 with all proceeds split between the food pantries at Grayling Elementary School, Middle School and High School. Clean and bagged returnable bottles and/or cans can be dropped off at Grayling Middle School in a marked trailer at in the entrance parking lot. Please drop off your cans between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and practice social distancing.


Food pantry shelvesFood pantries providing weekly orders through June 26

The food pantries at Grayling Elementary School, Grayling Middle School and Grayling High School will be providing weekly order pick-up and delivery in conjunction with the CASD food service meals distribution through June 26.

 


Exterior of Grayling High SchoolGHS named to 'Best High Schools' list for 2020

Grayling High School was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of 2020's best high schools in the United States. GHS was ranked 69th in Michigan and #2,019 in the nation. Read more on the magazine's rankings.


Grayling Elementary School exterior photo2020-2021 school start dates have been set

The board of education has set the first day of school for the Extended Learning Year (ELY) program for Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Traditional Year students will begin on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. “The pre-Labor Day start is typical for our ELY program,” said CASD Superintendent Justin Gluesing. “With Labor Day falling late this year, we shifted the start day for Traditional Year students to before Labor Day as well.” The Labor Day weekend will be a four-day weekend with no school on the Friday before the Monday Labor Day holiday. Read the March media release about the 2020-2021 school calendar.


Grayling Viking University LogoWelcome to Grayling Viking University

Grayling Viking University (GVU) is our program to individualize the education of our students to prepare them to be college and career ready and to help them earn free college and university credits prior to graduation through Advanced Placement® courses, early/middle college opportunities and career technical education courses. And through our unique 13th year program, students can actually earn a free associate's degree. Visit the webpage.


Mackinac Center for Public Policy logoGES and GMS Identified as high performing schools

Grayling Elementary School and Grayling Middle School were named by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy as high performing schools in this year’s Context and Performance Report Card. 

The CAP report ranks over 2,000 public elementary and middle schools across Michigan. Both CASD schools ranked in the 90th percentiles and were given a grade of “A” in this year’s rankings. Grayling Middle School was also ranked in the top 100 for Sustained High Performance based on a combined average of scores over an 11-year period.

Last year, the Mackinac Center ranked Grayling High School 11th in the state for district-run high schools and 28th overall for high school buildings.

“These recognitions are a reflection of the efforts of our entire K-12 staff and the tremendous support we receive from our communities,” said Superintendent Justin Gluesing. “The successes at our elementary school are carried forward into middle and high school, each grade level building on the efforts of the prior year.”

The CAP report is published on alternating years for elementary/middle schools and high schools. Read more information about it.


Ribbon cutting ceremony for opening of the VAC Viking Activity Center opened

The  CASD officially opened the Viking Activity Center (VAC) on Monday, March 9, the first day of the spring sports season. The VAC, an addition to the Grayling High School gymnasium area, offers more spaces for physical education classes, athletic practices and events and community activities."We are excited to finally get into the space and begin using it," said Superintendent Justin Gluesing. See some recent photos of the new VAC. 


Jeff Branch continues GHS career readiness program

Jeff Branch, who developed a work-based learning program last year at GHS when he served as assistant principal, is continuing his duties as career readiness coordinator. Work-based learning experiences provide pupils with planned programs of job training and other employment experiences related to their chosen careers. Placement is coordinated by the CASD through a training agreement with employers providing paid or unpaid educational experiences related to school instruction during school hours. For information, contact Jeff Branch at 989-344-3550, ext. 3427 or jbranch@casdk12.net. Read more about the career readiness program in the Crawford County Avalanche


Seventeen 2019 GHS Advanced Placement® Scholars Named

Fourteen GHS graduates and three current seniors earned the designation of AP® Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on their Advanced Placement Exams. Only 18 percent of the more than 2,000,000 high school students worldwide who took these exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar. Continue reading. ​​​​​


Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for fall 2020

The 9th CASD Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been changed from the fall of 2019 to the fall of 2020. Nomination forms can be found on the Alumni Hall of Fame webpage.


GHS ranked 11th in Michigan for district-run high schools

The Mackinaw Center for Public Policy ranked Grayling High School 11th in the state for district-run high schools and 28th overall in its 2018 report. GHS has been identified as one of the top-performing public schools in Michigan since the start of the publication -- in 2012, 2014, 2016 and now 2018. Learn more about this great honor.


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 is one of only 23 districts in Michigan and the only district in northern Michigan to be honored. This is the third time that the CASD has received this prestigious award.


Superintendent Justin Gluesing2020-2021 Superintendent's Message

The Crawford AuSable School District welcomed Justin Gluesing as the new superintendent this school year. Mr. Gluesing, who started his official duties on July 1, 2019, had spent his last 15 years living and working in Alpena. You can read his annual message to the community.


 


CASD is a school of choice

The CASD accepts applications for non-resident students under Sections 105 and/or 105c of the State School Aid Act. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are available now. School of Choice Application


 

Points of Pride

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GHS named to 'Best High Schools' list a 10th time

Grayling High SchoolGrayling High School was named to the U.S. World and News Report's 2020 "Best high schools" rankings for a tenth time. GHS was ranked 69th in Michigan and #2,019 in the nation. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about the rankings.

GES named 'High Performing School' in 2019 CAP Report

GES 2019 CAP Report






Grayling Elementary School was named by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy as a high performing school in the 2019 Context and Performance Report Card. The CAP report ranks over 2,000 public elementary and middle schools across Michigan. GES ranked in the 90th percentile and was given a grade of “A” in this year’s rankings. Read more information about the report.

GMS named 'High Performing School' in 2019 CAP Report

GMS 2019 CAP Report






Grayling Middle School was named by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy as a high performing school in th 2019 Context and Performance Report Card. The CAP report ranks over 2,000 public elementary and middle schools across Michigan. GMS ranked in the 90th percentile and was given a grade of “A” in this year’s rankings. It was also ranked in the top 100 for Sustained High Performance. Read more information about the report.

GHS named to 'Best High Schools' list a 9th time

For the 9th time, Grayling High School was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in the United States. GHS was ranked 68th in Michigan and #1,882 in the nation. 

CASD Spotlights

Messages to Students To get a message to your child before the end of the school day, please call GES (344-3655 ) 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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District Calendars

  • 27 May
    • ELY No School
      Date: May 27
      Calendar: CASD
    • Baccalaureate 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Baccalaureate
      Date: May 27
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: GHS
  • 28 May
    • Academic Ctr 30-Min AM Sch 5
      Date: May 28
      Calendar: GHS
      Grayling High School 30-Minute Morning Assembly or Meeting Time Schedule (#5) Class meetings: Sept. 16, Feb. 3; Academic Centers & SVLC: Sept. 25, Nov. 21, Jan. 14, Feb. 13, Mar. 4, May 28; Read Now: Dec. 5, Jan. 9; Scheduling: Mar. 9; Vocab Now: Oct. 9, Feb. 6 Tardy bell8:00 1st hour 8:05-9:1065 min. passing 9:10-9:155 min Assembly or Meeting9:15-9:4530 min passing9:45-9:505 min 2nd hour9:50-10:5565 min A Lunch schedule B Lunch schedule A Lunch10:55-11:2025 min passing 10:55-11:00 5 min passing11:20-11:255 min 3rd hour 11:00-12:05 65 min 3rd hour11:25-12:3065 min B Lunch 12:05-12:30 25 min passing 12:30-12:35 5 min 4th hour 12:35-1:4065 min passing 1:40-1:45 5 min 5th hour 1:45- 2:5065 min In-School Suspension (ISS) lunch is from 11:25 to 11:50 with students back to ISS by 11:53 p.m. Kirtland Students: On KCC days (Tu-Th) A lunch students released at 12:10, B lunch students released at 12:00 (for lunch). On non-KCC days (M-W-F) leave at 12:30. Wexford Missaukee Students: Students arrive back to HS at 12:20 p.m. and report to cafeteria.
    • ELY No School
      Date: May 28
      Calendar: CASD
  • 29 May
  • 31 May
    • HS Graduation @ 2 p.m.
      Date: May 31
      Calendar: GHS
    • HS Graduation 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
      HS Graduation
      Date: May 31
      Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Grayling High School, 1135 N Old 27, Grayling, MI 49738, USA
      Calendar: CASD