If you are interested in attending Cherry School stop by or call the office for more information at 218-258-8991.
Registration and Open Enrollment forms as well as other useful information can be found on the ISD2142 web site.
Renae Groskruetz Speaks To High School Students
The old gym was full with students on Wednesday, April 9th, who were listening to a presentation by Renae Groskruetz. Renae is from Southern Minnesota, and she travels around sharing her family's life story, mainly presenting on Shaken Baby Syndrome and Drunk Driving. She also introduced D.A.S.H., which is a program many kids can use in their lives. The Student Council sponsored this presentation, and we would like to thank Renae for presenting at the Cherry School.
Cherry Student Council Attends State Convention
Over the weekend of April 5th-7th, Cherry's Student Council attended the 2014 MAHS/MASC State Convention at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Over the course of this convention, around 500 people had the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions to gain new ideas to use in their schools next year. There was also the chance to discuss "hot topics", which are things such as open campus lunch and parking permits that students talk about in groups. Several keynote speakers also presented at the Conference, including Mark Scharenbroich, who's work has won him an Emmy award in the past. John Montague, one ...
Cherry Students Attend Skills Fair
On Thursday, April 3rd, Cherry students attended the 13th annual Mesabi Range College Skills Fair in Eveleth and Virginia. Each student participated in a competition in an area of their choice. Several Cherry students were in the top three for their competitions. Breann and Mikala placed second in Teacher's Assistant. Jake and Sam placed third in Math. Cassidy and Myranda placed third in Executive Office Management for a Power Point, and Nicole placed third in Art. Several students also won door prizes. From left to right they are Jacob, Jake, Tom, Caleb, and Breann A good time was had by all, and it ...
2014 Poetry & Punch
On March 28, the Cherry Elementary participated in the Second Annual Poetry and Punch. Students in grades first through sixth memorized and presented poetry of their choice. Many of our kindergarten students also opted to participate. Students also added costumes or props to their presentation. Some students even wrote their own poems for Poetry and Punch. First, second, and third place were awarded for grades first through sixth. Students did not make the judging easy as everyone did a great job. The trophies for Poetry and Punch will be presented at the elementary awards program in May. After sharing their poems, ...
Spring Blood Drive At Cherry School
On Monday, March 10th, Memorial Blood Centers showed up to the Cherry School for the Spring Blood Drive. Students, staff, and community members came out to donate blood and save lives. A lot of people donated, and from those donations, a total of 36 units of blood were collected, which saves a total of 108 lives! Thank you to all who donated. The Cherry 2014 Spring Blood Drive was a success!
Pajama Party Lit Night
On January 23rd, Cherry ECFE hosted its second annual Pajama Party Lit Night. Children were invited to wear their pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal, and a blanket to lay on for story time. Our special guest readers were Mr. Patrick Baumann, DAPE Instructor, and Mrs. Kristen Cooper, Dean of Students. Two story times were held during the evening and many great books about the outdoors were shared. Along with story times, a variety of other activities were offered. Families participated in crafts such as making an igloo. Ice fishing and making colorful ice were also available. Along with the pajama ...
Winter Concerts Held At Cherry School
Recently, the Cherry School held their annual Winter Concerts. The gym was packed for both programs! The 5th/6th Grade Band, Jr. High Band and Chiors, and Sr. High Band all performed on Tuesday, December 17th. A notable piece was "Jingle Bells Upside Down" from the 5th/6th Grade Band, in which the Conductor furiously storms around several times when he thinks his band isn't in sync, before finding out that certain sections are reading their music "upside down". Another notable piece, performed by the Sr. High Band included "In The Bleakman Winter", which contained several solo parts. Meanwhile, the elementary classes all performed ...
Hats Off for Cancer
The student council held a “hats off” for cancer in November. The event was held to raise funds to help support cancer patients. The student council donated the funds to a local organization called the Angel Fund. This organization gives money/gas cards to patients going through chemotherapy or radiation. October is breast cancer awareness and November is lung cancer awareness month so the council felt it was a great cause to support. The council sells a label (which must be visible on their hat or shirt) to students for $1.00 and then the student is allowed to wear a hat ...
CHANGE IN DATE FOR NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Date changed from Tue May 26 to Wed May 27.
Time and location remain 5:00 at North Woods School.
TIGER TRACKS NIGHT
Together Reaching All: Community, Kids, & School
Thursday, May 7, 2015
5 to 7 pm
The entire community is welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please come and go as your schedule permits. We will be here rain, shine, or snow, so dress for the weather!
Activities: Big Truck Night in parking lot, Art Show in main corridors of school, Student work or classroom presentations displayed, small gym activities & “fuel up” in the commons area.
Plan to join us!
For more information, please contact the Cherry School at 218-258-8991.
Earth Day is a day where we celebrate the wonderful planet and environment we live on and in, and on Earth Day this year, some fourth grade students did just that! They spent their recess time (30 minutes) walking around the school and picking up trash. And as you can see in the picture below, they did a wonderful job, filling up several bags!
Thank you to the fourth graders for helping to keep the school property (and the environment) clean for all to enjoy!
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 at www.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.
State testing is quickly approaching. For more information related to this topic, please read the letter from our district curriculum and technology director, Kristi Berlin. Click here to read the letter: MCA Testing Letter
On Friday, February 27th, Mr. Kemp and Mrs. Recht’s 4th grade classes along with Mr. Rossini and Mrs. Lesemann’s 5th grade classes (80 students total) went ice fishing on Long Lake near Eveleth. It was the first time fishing for many of the students in the two grades, and rods that were handmade by Mr. Rossini’s class were used on the trip. However, despite their best efforts, no fish were caught.
The day was ended with a game of ice kickball as well as the handing out of 60 different prizes, including Remote Control Airplanes, hats, fishing lures, and many more! Many thanks go the following people/organizations for their donations
The Mesabi Daily News provided coverage for the day, and the teachers would like to send out a thank you to the people there for their services.
Thank you to everyone who donated or assisted with this trip. A link to a You Tube video is below for you to copy and paste into your browser windows
ISD 2142 is accepting sealed bids for:
2000 Pontiac Bonneville, 228,000 miles. Vehicle is being sold as is. The School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Submit sealed bids by Friday, March 13 at 3 p.m. to:
ISD 2142. Attn: Kay Cornelius, 1701 9th Street N., Virginia Mn 55792
In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Mrs. Lesemann’s fifth grade class created a fun snack called “Fruit Turkeys” to celebrate the holiday.
Pictured below are some of the wonderful creations made.
Nice work guys!
During the week of November 3rd-7th the Prairie Fire Theater visited Cherry with two of their professional stage actors to put on a production of Peter Pan. Many elementary and a few high school students signed up for the play and received roles.
Two performances were held on Friday. One in the afternoon for the students, and another in the evening for the community members. The audiences enjoyed themselves immensely.
Cherry School thanks Community Education Coordinator Carol Andrews for bringing the Prairie Fire Theater in and working with the students to put on this show for students and community.
On Friday, November 7th, the Cherry Student Council hosted it’s annual Fall Blood Drive through Memorial Blood Centers. Many new first time donors came out, including History teacher Mr. Swart!
The Student Council was also very active during the day. They supervised elementary classes while the teachers gave blood, cooked the breakfast for the donors, and acted as escorts for people when it was time for them to give blood. A big thank you to the Student Council for all the help!
32 units of blood were collected, which saves a total of 96 lives! Thank you to all who donated or helped out with the Blood Drive this Fall!