North Woods School Announcements

Friday – January 19th, 2018


  • Students in the Ojibwe Culture and History class must turn in their Pipestone book and packet to Ms. Harris in Room 202 by 3:15 today to receive credit for Quarter 2. Those who have already turned in their packets should make sure they have also turned in their books.


  • A Youth in Action meeting will be held today in Mr. Scherf's room (209) during Senior High lunch.


  • All JO GIRLS that have their payment/money are asked to please turn it in to the office today.


  • All money from Peer Helpers fundraiser must be turned in ASAP!


  • From Coach Squires:

* There will be no 7th or 8th grade boys basketball practice today. The next practice will be on Monday, January 22nd right after school.

* Those going to the 8th grade boys basketball tourney in Virginia tomorrow – Saturday, January 19th are asked to please be there at 9:30 am ready to play.


  • Yearbook Staff: A Yearbook meeting will be held after school today in Mrs. Olson’s room (207)


  • Just a reminder.....Semester 2 begins on Monday, January 22nd.

* 7th and 8th grade students received a Semester 2 schedule in Advisory yesterday.

* Students in grades 9-12 can look in Portal to see whether or not their schedules have changed.

* All schedule changes need to be made by Friday, January 26th. Drop/Add forms can be picked up in the Counseling Office.


  • Upcoming College Visits: If you are interested in meeting with the reps from the following colleges, sign up in the Counseling Office.

* Bemidji State University: Tuesday, January 23rd at 1:15 pm (for students in grades 11-12)

* Vermilion Community College: Wednesday, January 24th at 10:00 am (for students in grades 10-12)


  • Football players: Please see Mr Jirik if you are interested in ordering a section championship jacket. The payment must be turned in to Mr. Jirik by January 26th or your order will not be processed.


  • Knowledge Bowl students should pick up a permission slip for upcoming meets outside Room 201. Permissions slips are due to Mrs. Holien today. Participants in Knowledge Bowl are required to attend practices. Practice is every Tuesday and Friday during Sr High lunch. If unable to attend, contact Mrs. Holien for an excused absence.


  • The Turnabout Dance will be held tomorrow – Saturday, January 20th at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be on sale at the door: $15 per couple, $10 per single. The dance is open to students in grades 9 - 12. Students must be in good standing in order to attend.


  • Today’s lunch is Taco Salad.


  • Morning Mindset: You may be only one person in this world, but to one person at one time, you are the world. ~ Unknown



  • Scholarship for Seniors: The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is awarding scholarships to seniors who write an essay on the impact that Alzheimer's has had in your life. For more information about the scholarship, go to The deadline is February 15th.
  • Seniors: A scholarship list with February and March deadlines was handed out. If you did not receive it, see Mrs. Stark.
  • The Yearbook needs prom pictures from last year and old school pictures of seniors. Please send pictures to Mrs. Olson's email at
  • Ely Outfitting Company is holding an essay contest for students in grades 10-12. Students need to write about why they want to go to the Boundary Waters with their friends- no parents allowed. The winner receives a fully outfitted BWCA Wilderness canoe trip with three friends. Other prizes will be awarded, too. For more information, go to or see the poster outside of the Counseling Office. Essays need to be entered by February 11th, 2018.


  • Students are not allowed to stay after school unless they are in an adult-supervised activity. This means even if there is a activity later in the evening (e.g., game, dance, etc), you must go home and arrange for transportation back to the school if you are planning to attend unless you are in an adult supervised activity.
  • Please make sure to check your email daily for messages from the office.
  • All students going to the Library must have a pass and must sign in. There will also be no food, pop or phones in the library.
  • The Health office is closed every day from 10:15 am until 10:45 am.
  • Job Opportunities: See the Counselor’s window for the latest opportunities and the announcements monitor in the Commons.


  • End of Q2/Sem 1: TODAY
  • GBB – NK: TODAY, Away
  • BBB Gr. 8 Tourney: Saturday, January 20th, Virginia (first game 10:00 am)
  • Turnabout Dance: Saturday, January 20th, 7:30 pm, Commons