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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.


School Board Meeting Date Change


Date changed from Tue May 26 to Wed May 27.
Time and location remain 5:00 at North Woods School.

Tiger Tracks


Together Reaching All: Community, Kids, &  School

Thursday, May 7, 2015

5 to 7 pm

Cherry School 

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.

4th Graders Clean Up The Environment On Earth Day

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!

ACT Testing Day for High School Juniors – April 28

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:


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 If students have questions about creating an account, they may contact 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 MCA Testing

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

4th & 5th Grade Kids Go Fishing


image3image4image2image1On 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

  • Kent Bielejeski/Crossroads Convenience Store
  • Mike & Sue Mesia
  • Rod Luoma/Knights of Kaleva
  • Lowe’s
  • Advanced Services Inc.
  • L & M Fleet Supply
  • Cyrus
  • Tuned Up Customs

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 Accepted Sealed Bids until March 13th

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

Thanksgiving Fun in Mrs. Lesemann’s Class

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In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Mrs. Lesemann’s fifth grade class created a fun snack called “Fruit Turkeys” image (3)to celebrate the holiday.

Pictured below are some of the wonderful creations made.

Nice work guys!


Prairie Fire Theater Visits Cherry School

IMG_3082IMG_3109During 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.

Cherry School Hosts Fall Blood Drive

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!

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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!