North Woods School Announcements

Tuesday – May 22nd, 2018


  • Congratulations to Nicole Olson for taking first place in the East Range Golf Conference yesterday!


  • To All: For safety reasons, please make sure to let the buses leave the school first before you leave the parking lot at the end of the school day. Thank you!


  • Teachers: Please make sure your students remain in your classrooms until the end of class time. Thank you!


  • From Mr. Black to the Wednesday Construction Class: You will be roofing tomorrow – Wednesday, May 23rd. Remember to wear appropriate (well worn) clothing!


  • From Coach Smerud: Varsity baseball players are excused at 2:30 pm today for their home game with Deer River.


  • From Coach Sandberg:

* Softball players are excused at 1:15 pm today for their play-off game against Nashwauk-Keewatin. Bus leaves at 1:30 pm. Game starts at 4:30 pm.

* Girls softball players JV, Jr High and Varsity will have pictures taken tomorrow – Wednesday, May 23rd at 3:30 pm. Please stay after school and help sort equipment and put things away. All girls will be expected to help.


  • From Coach Squires: Track athletes are excused tomorrow – Wednesday, May 23rd for a meet in Hibbing (bus leaves at 8:20 am).


  • Looking for a summer job? See the window outside of the Counseling Office for a listing of numerous summer job opportunities.


  • Morning Mindset: Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all. ~ Deborah Day



  • Summer is a good time for soon-to-be Juniors and Seniors, as well as their families, to begin exploring college options! Here are a couple of ways to explore:

* The University of Minnesota's special summer visit week is June 18-22. With five campuses and more than 290 programs, you're sure to find your fit, no matter which campus you choose! To schedule your Meet Minnesota! Visit and learn more about each campus, go to

* Minnesota Private College Week is June 25-29. Choose which colleges to visit and then register online at:

  • Students in grades 10-12: Looking to gain some skills in the field of natural resource management, and seeking some hands-on experience in active fish and wildlife programs? Join the 1854 Treaty Authority for a tribal summer youth camp in Northeastern Minnesota! More information is located outside of the Counseling Office.
  • North Woods will host a Pacesetter basketball camp for boys and girls grades 3-10 on June 5-7. Boys and girls  in grades 3 - 6 will attend 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. Grades 7-10 will attend 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Registration is available online at or pick up a registration from Coach Kleppe. Cost is $80. Each session is limited to 24 players.
  • Orr July 3rd Fun Day is looking for Royalty Candidates! Participants receive 10% of their sales, plus additional $100 for every thousand tickets sold. King and Queen: Ages 11 and older. Prince and Princess: Ages 10 and younger. Participants must be willing to sell raffle tickets and be responsible for all tickets and monies from the sale of their tickets. See posted fliers in the building for more info and/or contact Karis at 218-684-5416 (call or text). Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm on June 1st.


  • Students are not allowed to stay after school unless they are in an adult-supervised activity. This means even if there is an 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. 
  • See the Counselor’s window for educational and job opportunities.


  • 1st Gr. Field Trip:                               TODAY, MN Discovery Center
  • SB Playoff Game:                               TODAY, Keewatin, 4:30 pm
  • BB – Deer River:                                TODAY, Home
  • BB & GG – Section Tourney:            Wednesday/Thursday, May 23rd/24th, Virginia
  • Gr. 2 – 6 Orbit Expo Field Trip:       Wednesday, May 23rd, Nett Lake
  • ECFE Baby & Me Brunch:                Wednesday, May 23rd, 9:30 am, Room 100
  • BB (Jr Hi) – Ely:                                Wednesday, May 23rd, Home, 5:30 pm
  • 5th Gr. Field Trip:                               Thursday, May 24th, Laurentian EC
  • 7th Grade Orientation:                       Thursday, May 24th
  • ECFE Field Trip:                                Thursday, May 24th, 4:30 pm, Cook’s Country Connection
  • BB – EG:                                            Thursday, May 24th, Home
  • Kindergarten Spring Program:         Friday, May 25th, 1:30 pm, Commons
  • BB – SR:                                             Friday, May 25th, Home (resched from 4/27)
  • Holiday – School Closed:                   Monday, May 28th
  • Last Day of School:                            Thursday, May 31st
  • Graduation:                                        Friday, June 1st, 7:00 pm, Gym