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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.

 

Welcome Back Message from Steve Sallee, Superintendent

appleI am very excited to begin another school year and I’m especially excited about the great initiatives that we have going in ISD #2142.  We will share many of those initiatives with you in future articles.  If you have not been in our buildings this summer I am confident you will notice the many changes and improvements.  Please stop in and look around!  We have been extremely busy this summer behind the scenes getting ready for another year.  August is always an exciting time as several teachers are back in their classrooms getting ready for that first day. I’ve also noticed several students back in the building participating in extra curricular activities.

Bullying      My administrative team and I have spent a lot of time this summer discussing the topic of bullying in our schools.  I want to reassure you that this is an issue that will not be ignored in any of our buildings.  If your child is having an issue, please report it to your building principal immediately.  Bullying normally doesn’t happen in the site of staff.  It most often takes place in the hallways, locker rooms or wherever there isn’t as much adult supervision.  Don’t assume we know about it, report it.  One you report it, it will be investigated and followed through with appropriate action based on district policies.  Keep in mind, we can’t share with  you any consequences taken due to data privacy laws.

We are seeing more reports of bullying issues that are happening outside of school via cyberspace.  We take bullying very seriously at 2142 and never ignore an issue when it is reported to us.  Don’t ever assume that we know exactly what it taking place.  If your child is experiencing difficulties, don’t hesitate to let us know about it.  Unfortunately, when it takes place online and it’s not directly tied to the school, we may not be able to help as much as we otherwise would. However, the new statute states that if it happens off the school premises to the extent such use substantially and materially disrupts student learning or the school environment, we need to investigate it.  There is always a fine line between free speech and cyber bullying.

Bullying Versus Peer Conflict    The new state statute defines bullying as follows:  “Bullying” means intimidating, threatening, abusive or harming conduct that is objectively offensive and:

– there is an actual or perceived imbalance of power between the student engaging in the prohibited conduct and the target of the prohibited conduct, and the conduct is repeated or forms a pattern; OR…

– materially and substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance or ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services or privileges.

I cannot promise you that the new laws will completely eliminate bullying in any school but I do promise that when it is reported to us, we will follow through and do whatever is in our power to make 2142 safe for every student.

Best wishes for a great 2014-15 school year!  If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at ssallee@isd2142.k12.mn.us or at the district office at 218-749-8130.

 

Congratulations Tigers!

Cherry Softball State 4thGreat job Cherry Tiger Softball on placing Fourth at the MSHSL State Softball Tournament!  We are proud of you and your great season!

 

School Supply List & Calendar for 2014-2015

Below are the school supply list for the Cherry Elementary for the 2014-15 school year.  Also, a calendar for next year is available below.  Enjoy your summer!

Cherry School Supply List 2014-15

2014-2015 Calendar

Five Time Section 7A Champs!

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Congratulaions to the Section 7A Cherry Tigers Softball Team!  For the fifth straight year the Tigers will return to the State Tournament.  Click here to read an article on the Section 7A Championship game.  Stop by the Clinton Hall on Tuesday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. to wish the girls good luck!  Thank you to Crossroads for sponsoring this event.

The Tigers will face Browervill at Caswell Park in North Mankato on Thursday, June 6, at 11:00 a.m.  The complete state tournament brackets can be found here.

Good luck at State Tigers Softball!

Cherry School Hosts Tiger Tracks Night

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On May 8, over 300 parents, students, community members, and staff braved torrential rain to attend Cherry’s Tiger Tracks Night.  The evening was a hit!  Art work and projects by students were on display throughout the school, including a canoe made in Mr. Herring’s shop class. Area businesses and services including local fire departments and sheriff squads were on hand in the north parking lot for kids to check out.  BSA Troop 129 under the guidance of Scoutmaster Baumann set up numerous gym activities for enjoyment.  The PTSO book fair was available for parents and students, and the concession stand was open for a light meal or snacks.

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Tiger Tracks Night was a great opportunity for students to showcase their accomplishments through the year and for attendees to come together for an evening of community sharing.  The Cherry School Staff looks forward to hosting this event each spring.

 

Cherry Elementary Celebrates Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday

Students in grades K-6 were treated to a celebration of Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday on May 6.  The DNR and Cherry Fire Department brought fire equipment for students to not only learn more about, but even try out.  A helicopter used to put out fires landed on the football field.  Students had the opportunity to walk up to the helicopter and ask questions of the pilots.  Another booth included information on tree care.  Also inside was a presentation on the history of Smokey Bear and even a visit from Smokey Bear himself!  The information provided by the DNR and the Cherry Fire Department helped the students to understand the importance of fire safety and prevention.
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The final presentation was a demonstration by the helicopter.  Students and staff watched as the helicopter took off from the football field, flew off to pick up water from a nearby lake, and then returned to drop it by the football field.
The Cherry Elementary would like to thank the DNR, DNR pilots and crew, and the Cherry Fire Department for the interesting and informative morning!

Summer Learning and Fun Activities

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Tiger Tracks Information

On Thursday, May 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. students, parents, and the community are invited to attend Tiger Tracks.  Walk around the building to see all of the student projects, enjoy big truck night, activities in the gym, and gather more information about the Cherry School.  Use the map below to locate information and displays.Tiger Tracks Map

Activities, Displays and Information

  • Sign in and information booths are in the front entry by the main doors.
  • Big Truck Night is located in the North Parking Lot.
  • Elementary displays will be located in the hallways near their classrooms or in their classrooms.
  • High school displays and musical performances will take place in the Old Gym.
  • The Art Show is displayed in the two hallways on the map.
  • “Get Your Motor Running” Activities will take place in the new gym.
  • Concessions are for sale in the Commons.
  • Stop in the Fitness Center for a tour and more information on Community Education.

BOOTHS

The following booths are located in the entry of the building.

  • Information Booth: Stop in to the Information booth with any questions, sign the attendance sheets, and sign up to win a free book from the Scholastic Book Fair!
  • College in the Schools Booth: The Cherry School offers a number of college classes to our high school seniors and juniors. Information on what classes, the amount of credits and examples of student work are available on the table.
  • PTSO Booth: Learn more about all the great ways our Parent, Teacher, Student Organization supports our school.
  • Cub Scouts: Purchase your tickets for the Cub Scout Pancake dinner on Thursday, May 15.
  • Community Education: Get information on our Community Education offerings and tour the Fitness Center.

CONCESSIONS: Support our PTSO by purchasing a meal at the Concession Stand in the Commons. All proceeds will be used to support literacy activities at the Cherry School.  Choices include:

  • Hot dogs
  • Chips
  • Popcorn
  • Water

 

World’s Best Workforce Meeting

Students, Community Members, and Staff,

Please join us at 6:00 PM on Monday, May 12 in the Media Center.  Your  input is needed  to create Cherry School’s  World’s Best Workforce Plan.  Please come and share your ideas!

“World’s Best Worfoce” means striving to meet school readiness goals,; have all thrid grade students achieve grade level literacy;  close the academic achievement gap among all racial and ethnic groups of students and between students living in poverty and students not living in poverty; have all students attain career and college readiness before graduating from high school; and have all students graduate from high school.

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Tiger Tracks Night

Together Reaching All: Community, Kids, & School

Thursday, May 8, 2014

5 to 7 pm

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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 the  parking lot
  • Art Show in the main corridors of the school
  • Student work or classroom presentations proudly displayed in or near classrooms
  • Get your “motor running” in the small gym
  • “Fuel up” in the commons area
  • PTSO Book Fair will be open
  • Concession stand selling hot dogs, chips, popcorn and beverages

Plan to join us!

For more information, please contact the Cherry School at 258-8991.