• Back to School Open House

    Pine River Area School’s Back to School Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The K-3 building will be from 4:00-6:00pm. The 4-12 buildings will be from

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  • Group of students throwing a ball at the dunk tank

    Summer Adventure Success!

    Such an AWESOME time at our Summer Adventure. With over 80 students K-6, lots of fun was had by all. Each child went home with books, squirt guns, slime, ice

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  • Spring Carnival

    On Friday, May 5th, lots of families came to enjoy a night of fun at the yearly Spring Carnival. Lots of smiles and laughs were had by all at this

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  • 4th Grade Traditional Old Time American Music and Art Program

    Great job to all of the 4th Grade students that were part of the program tonight. They all did such a wonderful job singing and dancing to traditional old time

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  • Pine River Drama bowing and the end of their performance.

    Pine River Drama and Choir

    The Pine River Drama and Choir students made a triumphant return to the stage, under the direction of Jessica Gardner, and student director Rebecca Ankney, with an exhilarating performance of “The

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  • STAND Strength Assembly

    The STAND Strength team visited Pine River Area Schools today.  They performed at three different assemblies for all K-12 students. Their message for the students was to take a stand

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    5th Grade Turkey Talk

    Ed Shaw, a wildlife biologist from the Carl T Johnson Center in Cadillac presented Michigan’s Wild Turkey to the 5th-grade students on Tuesday, April 25th.  He discussed the decline and

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  • Pine River Area Elementary Celebrates Earth Day

    In honor of Earth Day, K-5 students dedicated time to clean up our communities on Friday. 5th Grade traveled to Luther and picked up the town. The Lions club provided

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  • Group of kids making a project.

    4th & 5th Grade Family Reading Night

    Tonight was a great night spent with families enjoying eating together, playing book trivia, acting out reader’s theater, and making a yummy snack by following a recipe. Many laughs were

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Mission Statement


Pine River Area Schools, in partnership with students, families, and our community, will foster a safe and nurturing environment where students can grow and learn from their successes and challenges. Together, we advocate for and inspire students to become independent, responsible, and productive citizens in a changing, global society.

Superintendent - Mr. Matt Lukshaitis

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