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Tiger Tracks

Cherry School

Tiger Tracks Night

Together Reaching All: Community, Kids, & School

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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!



  • 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.

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.

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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

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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 of the founders of Aspire Beverages,  and Pat Millea, who helped a convention attendee ask a girl to prom right after he finished his program!

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Cherry brought home an award from the convention, and that was one of the two 2014 Outstanding Student Council Of The Year awards.  A big congratulations to the entire Cherry Student Council on winning this award, and many thanks to seniors Jacob and Anna for writing the report that helped to win the award.

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A good time was had by all, and some can’t wait to go back next year, when the State Convention will be held in Becker, MN, from April 11th-13th.

State Testing Schedule


mcaMinnesota students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will be tested this year in the areas of Reading and Math.  Grade 5 and 8 students are testing in the areas of Reading, Math and Science.   Grade 9 students take the Science test.  Students in grade 10 will be testing in both Reading and Science. Grade 11 students are only tested in the area of Reading.  At Cherry we strive to provide the optimal testing environment for all our students. 

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.

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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.

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Several students also won door prizes.  From left to right they are Jacob, Jake, Tom, Caleb, and Breann

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A good time was had by all, and it was a successful day for Cherry at the 2014 Skills Fair!

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, students enjoyed punch and treats with their guests.  The high school FACS classes did an excellent job of preparing a delicious variety of cookies, cupcakes and other items.  It was a wonderful afternoon of poetry, treats, and visiting.

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!

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Thank you to all who donated.  The Cherry 2014 Spring Blood Drive was a success!

2014 Snow Week

After an unexpected snow day that delayed several events, Cherry’s 2014 Snow Week has officially come to a close.  A good time was had by all at these events, and we crowned several prize winners in several competitions.Day 1 035

Tuesday, February 18th, was Ugly Sweater Day.  A Floor Hockey Tournament was held during sixth hour, which the 10th grade won after beating the 9th grade by two points made by Zach.  The 10th grade won the lovely prize of bragging rights.


After the Floor Hockey Tournament, the Ugly Sweater Contest was held.  The finalists were Andy, Jordan, and Walid.  Walid would later go on to win the contest and the prize of a free Tiger Pride T-shirt.


Wednesday, February 19th, was Hawaiian Day.  Many people, especially Music teacher Mr. Canavan (third from right in the picture below), could be seen walking around looking like they were ready to escape the freezing temperatures and go to the beach.  There was truly the sense of warmth in the building though.


The dodge ball tournament also began on Wednesday, and by the end of the day, we had our championship game set up between The Mexican Potato Chips and Team Dodgeball .


Thursday, February 20th, was Western Day, and many could be seen strolling around the school in true cowboy fashion.  It felt like an old western ghost town in the hallways!


6th hour on Thursday saw the Dodgeball Finals, and the Mexican Potato Chips won in three games.  After recieving the trophy (which they have now bronzed), the Potato Chips were put up against a staff/alumni team (Ms. Anderson, Mr. Rossini, Mr. Swart, Matt Koski, Mr. Canavan, and Mr. Marsh).  After the Potato Chips beat them in the first game, the staff bailed in the second game and ran across half court to leave the Potato Chips the ultimate Dodgeball Champions.


A heavy snowfall on Thursday night cancelled school on Friday, February 21st.  This also delayed the final two Snow Week events.  The first activity, the Snowball Dance, was held last Friday, March 7th.  R&D Music provided the DJ service, and the Student Council did a wonderful job decorating the gym.  A fun night was had by all!

The second event to be delayed was the Activity Day, which was held on Thursday, March 13th.  Students went to either Giant’s Ridge for skiing and snowboarding, or to Plaza Bowl in Virginia for bowling and to Cinema 6 in Mt. Iron to see a movie.  A fun day was had by all, and Mr. Boggio brought home a cardboard figurine given to him by the theater to add to his collection!

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Congratulations to all of the winners from Snow Week, and thank you to all who participated.

No School Friday, Feb. 21

School will be closed today due to the weather.

The High School Activity Day will be rescheduled.

All games and practices are also cancelled.

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.

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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 party, cookies and milk were provided.  A big thanks to Mrs. Licari and the high school FACS classes for making the delicious treats!  Each child took home a book and a pencil.  It was a great evening of outdoor themed activities and stories.  We look forward to seeing everyone at our pajama party light night next year!

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