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CASD 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 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.
GHS 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.
2020-2021 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.
Welcome 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.
GES 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
2020-2021 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