WDIO Weather Meteorologist visits North Woods Elementary

Justin Liles gave a weather presentation to the Kindergarten through 6th grade students on Tuesday morning.  The students were entertained by his experiments and sense of humor.

Justin Liles with kids

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Mesabi Range College Skills and Knowledge Fair

On April 3rd, 21 students from North Woods High School attended the Mesabi Skills Fair which was hosted at both the Virginia and Eveleth Campuses. At the fair, students competed against area schools in events such as: Graphic Design Media, Carpentry, Math, Speech and many others. Our students had a great day and our winners for the day were:

Zoe Bystrom and Christian Bloom took 2nd in the Emergency Medical Services category


Jacob Skraba and Devon Ekmark took 1st in the math category



Andrea Udovich took 2nd place in the Executive Office Management category



Jessica Harmston and Brystin Vitense took 3rd place in the Teacher’s Assistant/Instructional Aide category



Way to go Grizzlies!





North Woods Choir Shines at State Vocal Music Contest!

Congratulations to our Choir students for their showing in the State Vocal Music Contest on March 17th! Ensemble members received an “Excellent” rating. Members pictured below are (bottom row, L-R):  Melina Feist, Montana Nelson, Daniel Tausk, Justus Carlson, Milla Carr, Victoria Johnson, Patricia McCarthy (top row, L-R): Amanda Thompson, Kendra Johnson, Nick Wilson, Adam Green, Jacob Mead, Javan Villebrun, Shane Lien. Soloists received the following ratings: Superior – Kendra Johnson; Excellent – Melina Feist, Montana Nelson, Nick Wilson. We are so proud of our students!!

Choir Small Ensemble

North Woods Places 2nd in Anishinabe Quiz Bowl!

Anish Quiz Bowl WinnersCongratulations to the North Woods team for taking 2nd place in the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Anishinabe Quiz Bowl! Students participating were Molly Deatherage, Adriana Day, Tyla Adams and Noah Squires. The team is coached by Harvey Tompson.

North Woods Starts Recycling


7th grade students deliver recycling bins

7th grade students deliver recycling bins

Recently, the student body was introduced to the recycling and reducing waste program that has started at North Woods School. Mr. Scherf’s Community and Citizenship 7th grade class will be responsible for the management of this program. Every Wednesday, they will collect all of the paper, plastic bottles, and cans and dispose of them in the blue recycling container behind the school. These items will then be delivered to Northland Recycling in Gilbert, MN. Let’s all pitch in to help reduce waste at North Woods School!

Post by:  Bridget Villebrun

Academic Journey Visits Vermilion Community College

Student learn to build a controlled fire.

Student learn to build a controlled fire.

Academic Journey introduces American Indian high school students to the culture of college through hands on, realistic experiences. Students visit actual college classrooms with college instructors. Recently, they toured Vermilion Community College in Ely, MN. Students learned how to properly do a controlled burn for the natural resource/forestry classes. They also learned what Vermilion has to offer them as a college. It was a very exciting experience for the Academic Journey crew.  On Thursday, February 13th they will venture to Hibbing Community College.

Post by:  Tyla Adams

School bus drivers needed

school-busNorth Woods School needs substitute bus drivers. Contact Ed at the District Office for more information 218-749-8130.

Stop!!! Drop!!! Read!!!

In an effort to boost student independent reading, North Woods High School will  Stop!!! Drop!!! and Read!!! on a daily basis.  As an introduction to the new procedure, faculty members performed a skit for the high school student body.  You can encourage your student by asking them what they are reading during Stop!!! Drop!!! and READ!!!  

teacher skit pic

North Woods Class of 2014

senior classSeniors at North Woods celebrated the beginning of their final year of high school with a banquet in their honor.  Classmates created a powerpoint showcasing their baby photos, senior portraits, and favorite photos from previous years.  Their advisors shared several senior moments during a skit called, “You Know Who You Are!”  Finally, the Class of 2014 looked toward the future and graduation while ordering their caps, gowns, and announcements.  The banquet was a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of this class, reflect on the past, and focus on the future of the Class of 2014!!!  Seniors…enjoy your last year of high school!!!

Darby signed to Northern Michigan University

Darby signingNorth Woods High School senior, Darby Youngstrom, signed a NCAA Letter of Intent on November 13th, 2013.  By signing this document, she declared that she will attend and play basketball for Northern Michigan University located in Marquette, Michigan.  Congratulations Darby and good luck!


2014 Yearbook

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Graduation News

North Woods graduation date has been changed to Thursday, May 29, 2014.

Wizard of Oz

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Practice Schedules
Tuesday 4/1/14:
3:15 – 5:15: Munchkins, Glinda, Dorothy, ToTo, Wizard, Traders, Yellow Brick Road
5:30 – 7:30 pm:  Dorothy, ToTo, Lion, Tinman, Green Guard, Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, Winkies, Flying Monkeys
Friday 4/4/14: Performance Arrival time to be announced
Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre and North Woods Community Ed presents:
“Wizard of Oz”  Friday, April 4th at 7 pm at North Woods School Commons Area
Tickets are $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Students in grades K – 12


North Woods School NHS Sponsors Blood Drive

Monday, March 24, 2014, the North Woods School National Honor Society hosted their yearly blood drive. Katie Foley, donor recruitment representative from Memorial Blood Centers, reported that, “29 units of life saving blood were collected…that is 87 lives that will be saved because of this blood drive.”   She also commended the NHS for their ”time and hard work to ensure there is a safe supply of blood at our local hospitals in the Northland.”  Thanks to all who participated this year!NHS Blood Drive