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GHS dancers in the Musical, Music Man - March 2019

Welcome to the Crawford AuSable School District

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 finished soon

Despite some delays, the Viking Activity Center (VAC) is nearing completion. Flooring crews completed the main floor and track area recently, and final work should be wrapping up in the weeks ahead. The CASD custodial staff focused its efforts over the holiday break to clean the area. The district anticipates occupancy sometime in mid-January. The new facility will add an elevated track area, mezzanine space for baseball/softball and golf and additional courts for volleyball, basketball, tennis and pickleball. “When those final pieces come together, it’s really going to be an amazing facility, and we’re excited to unveil it to our community and to our school family,” said Superintendent Justin Gluesing. 

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

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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.  

GES receives FUP60 grant

Grayling Elementary School received a grant from Fuel Up to Play 60. Funds from the grant provide for local artist Terry Dickinson to paint a mural on both sides of the cafeteria to provide a welcoming, bright and healthy environment that encourages students to make healthier food choices and to purchase equipment for a fitness trail to be located throughout the GES recess area and next to the walking path. 

GHS ranked 11th for 'District-Run High Schools'

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy ranked Grayling High School 11th 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 the state since the start of the publication -- in 2012, 2014 and 2016. See the Performance Report Card.

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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  • 31 Jan
    • 6th grade camp permission/med forms due
      Date: Jan 31
      Calendar: GMS
    • IV Day/GVR 55-Min PM Mtg Sch 7
      Date: Jan 31
      Calendar: GHS
      Grayling High School 55-Minute Mid-Afternoon Assembly or Meeting Time Schedule (#7) IV Day/GVR dates: Oct. 31, Dec. 20, Jan. 31, April 17, May 15; Jostens Sr. Mtg./Read Now/Vocab Now: Oct. 29 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 Lunch 10:10-10:35 25 min Passing 10:10-10:15 5 min Passing 10:35-10:40 5 min 3rd hour 10:15-11:15 60 min 3rd hour 10:40-11:40 60 min B Lunch 11:15-11:40 25 min passing11:40-11:455 min 4th hour11:45- 12:4560 min passing12:45- 12:505 min Assembly or Meeting12:50- 1:4555 min passing1:45- 1:50 5 min 5th hour1:50- 2:5060 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.
    • HS After Game Dance 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM
      HS After Game Dance
      Date: Jan 31
      Time: 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM
      Calendar: GHS
    • HS After Game Dance 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
      HS After Game Dance
      Date: Jan 31
      Time: 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
      Calendar: CASD
  • 2 Feb
  • 3 Feb
    • Class Mtg 30-Min AM Sch 5
      Date: Feb 3
      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.
    • Girls BB v Kalkaska 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Girls BB v Kalkaska
      Date: Feb 3
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Calendar: GMS