District Alerts

Subscribe to RSS Feed
GVR Prize Closet Fall 2019

Welcome to the Crawford AuSable School District


Little Shop of Horrors logoLittle Shop of Horrors coming soon

The Graying High School Players will present Little Shop of Horrors on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in the Joseph Stripe Auditorium. Tickets -- $10 for adults and $5 for students & senior citizens -- are available at Tip'n the Mitten. 


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.


Tennis ShoesCommunity members are invited to walk at GES

Free indoor walking is available at Grayling Elementary School, at 306 Plum Street, on Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. Walkers are asked to wear clean and dry shoes.
 


Viking Activity Center should be ready for use soon

The Viking Activity Center (VAC), an addition to the Grayling High School gymnasium area, is nearly finished, with the school district now making its way through the inspection stage before occupancy can be granted. Once completed, the VAC will offer more spaces for physical education classes, athletic practices and events and community activities. 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.


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

Subscribe to RSS Feed
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. 

GES awarded Michigan Health Endowment Grant

Michigan Health Department #10 awarded Grayling Elementary School an MI Health Endowment Grant. The department is working with Grayling Elementary School and two Big Rapids elementary schools to implement Coordinated Approach to Children's Health (CATCH) programming. The grant also brought in additional funding for school improvement projects.  

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.

Calendar

Calendar
Last Month February 2020 Next Month
S M T W T F S
            1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10
11
12
13
14
15
16 17
18
19
20
21
22
23 24 25
26 27
28
29

District Calendars

  • 20 Feb
  • 21 Feb
    • ELY No School
      Date: Feb 21
      Calendar: CASD
    • HS Spirit Week
      Date: Feb 21
      Calendar: GHS
    • Snowgoing Assembly Sch 8
      Date: Feb 21
      Calendar: GHS
      Grayling High School 55-Minute End-of-Day Assembly or Meeting Time Schedule (#8) GVR Kickoff Rally: Sept. 27; Assembly dates: Oct. 1, Oct. 4, Feb. 18, Feb. 21 Tardy bell8:00 1st hour 8:05- 9:0560 min. passing 9:05- 9:105 min 2nd hour9:10-10:1060 min A Lunch schedule B Lunch schedule A Lunch10:10-10:3525 min Passing 10:10-10:15 5 min Passing10:35-10:405 min 3rd hour 10:15-11:15 60 min 3rd hour10:40-11:4060 mi B Lunch 11:15-11:40 25 min passing11:40-11:455 min 4th hour11:45- 12:4560 min passing12:45- 12:505 min 5th hour12:50- 1:5060 min passing 1:50- 1:55 5 min Assembly or Meeting1:55- 2:5055 min In-School Suspension (ISS) lunch is from 10:35 to 11:00 a.m. with students back to ISS by 11:03 a.m. Kirtland Students: On KCC days (Tu-Th) from 11:45 to 12:10 report to Media Center. On non-KCC days (M-W-F) leave at 11:40 a.m. Wexford-Missaukee Students: Report to 4th hour when they arrive back to HS at 12:20 p.m.
  • 22 Feb
    • MSBOA Middle School Festival
      Date: Feb 22
      Location: Elk Rapids, MI 49629, USA
      Calendar: CASD
    • Snowgoing Dance 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
      Snowgoing Dance
      Date: Feb 22
      Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
      Location: Grayling High School, 1135 N Old 27, Grayling, MI 49738, USA
      Calendar: CASD
    • Snowgoing Dance 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
      Snowgoing Dance
      Date: Feb 22
      Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
      Calendar: GHS
  • 25 Feb
    • 3rd Year Teacher Mentoring Cohort
      Date: Feb 25
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Location: Grayling Elementary School, 306 Plum St, Grayling, MI 49738, USA
      Calendar: CASD
  • 27 Feb
    thru Feb 29
    • Robo Vikes TC District Event
      Date: Feb 27 - Feb 29
      Location: Traverse City West HS
      Calendar: GHS
      Traverse City District Event 
      Traverse City West HS 
      Thursday 27 Feb 3 pm – 9 pm 
      Friday 28 Feb 7 am – 9 pm 
      Saturday 29 Feb 7 am – 9 pm