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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 ...
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!
Pictured above: Ben, Andy, Paul and Jake of the Cherry Student Council. These students will coordinate this year’s blood drives at Cherry School.
On Wednesday, October 1st, the above four student council members attended the Memorial Blood Center’s Student Workshop in Cloquet. This workshop is intended to show how important saving lives is through blood donations. Each donation saves three lives! Students are introduced to important facts, recruiting techniques for drives, and hear personal testimonials of individuals whose lives have been saved through blood transfusions.
Cherry Student Council will hold a blood drive on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Anyone is encouraged to donate. Contact Mrs. Lee at 258-8991 ext. 2174 to schedule a time. Be a HERO and help save lives!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!