Please check our calendar for upcoming events.  Announcements can also be found under the HOME tab on the left.

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.

 

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:  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 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

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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.

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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

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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!

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Workshop 2014
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!

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