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.
The 2014 North Woods School Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, January 30th. The eight participants were as follows: 5th- Olivia Fultz, Zoe Trip, 6th- Daniel Crockett, Nicole Olson, 7th- Anna Trip, Ryan Vlaisavljevich, 8th- Kacie Frometa, Brice Rother. [caption id="attachment_4054" align="aligncenter" width="300"] North Woods Spelling Bee participants.[/caption] After seven rounds Bryce Rother was awarded the champion speller, with Daniel Crockett in second and Kacie Frometa in third. Our top three spellers will be competing in the District Level Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 4th at 1:30 at the District Office in Virginia. Congratulations Spellers! [caption id="attachment_4055" align="aligncenter" width="300"] North Woods Spelling Bee Winners[/caption]
Paraprofessionals Appreciation Week
The North Woods staff celebrated Paraprofessionals Appreciation Week with small gifts during the week and a cake on Wednesday afternoon. We are thankful for all they do for the students and staff.
[caption id="attachment_3933" align="alignright" width="300"] Elementary students rehearsing for their annual Christmas concert.[/caption] The students rehearsing for their Christmas Concert on Wednesday before the holiday break. They did a great job on Thursday and Friday for parents, grandparents, and others in the audience.
Megan & Darby Earn Academic All-State Honors
Congratulations to senior volleyball players, Megan Brodeen and Darby Youngstrom, for earning Academic All-State Awards for the 2013 volleyball season. This distinct honor recognizes their hard work on and off the court. We are proud of our academic all stars!!!
Fall Sports Banquet
December 8th, 2013, Grizzly athletics celebrated their Fall Sports Banquet. Football, volleyball, and cross-country athletes and parents gathered in the North Woods Commons for the presentation of several earned awards including: team awards, individual honors, conference awards, and All-State awards. Congratulations to all fall sports athletes. Pictured are the seniors who were celebrated for their participation and leadership.
North Woods First Responders
Look at the large number of North Woods students that are certified first responders! Each of these students are certified by the state of Minnesota and some of them are even on the Orr Ambulance crew. These students will begin meeting regularly at school to begin a first responder program that will involve students teaching students how to respond to emergencies.
North Woods Class of 2014
Seniors 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
North 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!
Intro to Pow-Wow
North Woods School was busy on Tuesday afternoon! The students were shown what happens at a pow-wow and taught some of the Native American culture!! Mii Gwetch!!!
The School Store recently received new Grizzly Wear items. Mrs. Lamwers was wearing and modeling one of the new zip-up hooded sweatshirts in Carolina Blue. Students come into the store in the morning before school begins and browse the items in the store. A School Store webpage was recently created and is located under the Home tab.
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:
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!
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!!
Congratulations 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.
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 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
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!!!
Seniors 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!!!
North Woods graduation date has been changed to Thursday, May 29, 2014.
Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Practice Schedules
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
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!