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3rd Quarter 2014 – 2015 Honor Roll

The Honor Roll for 3rd Quarter of 2014-15 is now available and may be found by clicking here: 3rd Quarter Honor Roll for 2014-15. Congratulations to our students – we are very proud of their achievements!

MCA Testing Information

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The Minnesota testing season is coming up soon. Please click here for a letter about testing from our District Assessment Coordinator, Kristi Berlin and here for our school’s testing schedule.

InclementWeatherSchool may be cancelled when the Superintendent and/or Principal believe the safety of students and employees is threatened by severe weather.  A decision to close school will be made as early in the day as possible.  School closing announcements will be sent via the Infinite Campus Alert System, as well as broadcast on local television and radio stations and placed on media websites.  In the event the district does not close school and conditions in your area are bad, or you think it is unsafe, you, as a parent or guardian, should make your own decision about sending your child to school.  If you will be keeping your child home when school is in session, please call the school office and notify them of your decision.  Thank you.

Information regarding April 28 ACT Testing Day for high school juniors

The ACT, a college entrance test, is Minnesota’s new requirement for high school graduation. Beginning this year, all juniors are required to participate in the ACT Plus writing. The ACT Plus Writing has five components: English, mathematics, reading, science and writing.  In accordance with this state law, all current high school juniors in District 2142 will participate in the ACT Plus Writing in school on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Information for all students in Grade 11: Required ACT Plus Writing on April 28

 Attendance: It is very important for high school juniors to be in attendance on Tuesday, April 28, for the statewide ACT Plus Writing testing day. Please mark your calendar and avoid scheduling appointments for your student on this date.

Schedule & Transportation: School start times will remain the same. It is absolutely necessary for student to arrive by 8:30 that day.  Students will test until approximately 1:45 p.m. with one 15-minute break, per ACT guidelines.   If a student arrived to school late they will be required to take the test on the May make-up date.

Meals: The school cafeteria will be serving a snack for all students at break time. Students may also choose to bring a snack of their own. Lunch will be provided for all students by the school district after testing.

Prohibited Behavior: The students will not be allowed to bring any items into the testing room with the exception of a #2 pencil and an approved calculator.  Cell phones are not permitted.  Students may not have any reading materials during the test.  No snacks or water is allowed in the room with students.  For a list of prohibited behavior please go to:  http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/taking/prohibited.html.

Test Results: Students who participate in the ACT Plus Writing may view their scores online three to eight weeks after the test date if they create a free ACT student web account. Students may create an ACT web account atwww.actstudent.org. If students have questions about creating an account, they may contact ACT-WebAccount@act.org. Hard copies of test reports will be distributed to students in Fall 2015.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding plans for ACT testing on April 28, please contact your school’s counselor or principal.

A Morning of Books and Bagels

North Woods Elementary students enjoyed reading with family members and sharing a morning snack!

A big thank you to our PTO and Zup’s of Cook for contributing to the success of this event!

Photos courtesy of Tom Klein – Timberjay