There is an Emergency Responders Training in our building on Saturday, April 25th.
  No one is allowed in the building 7:00am - 5:00pm.  
Entrance to the ACA and YMCA will be allowed.

Congratulations to our 2015 National Honor Society Members!

Professional Development Day (students do not have school): Friday  May 1st.   

Students in grades 3-11 are taking the MN Comprehensive Assessments April 13 - May 8th.  Thank you Dairy Queen, Grand Marais State Bank, Empty Bowls and PTA for providing healthy snacks for our students on testing mornings. Grades 3-5 and MS/HS testing schedules are available via the link on the left. Thank you parents and guardians for encouraging your children/youth to try their best,  for making sure they are rested and for making sure they have healthy breakfasts! 

Report Cards
Cook County Schools is no longer  mailing paper copies of mid-quarter and Quarter 1, 2 & 3 report cards for grades K-12.  We will continue to mail out Quarter 4/final report cards at the end of the school year.  3rd quarter report cards are now available online through our Parent Portal system.  For those who do not currently have access to Parent Portal or forgot how to log in, please contact John Jacobsen via email at or by phone (218) 387-2271 ext 400 to receive your log in and password.  Parent Portal applications are available on the school web page or in the PK-12 office. Please fill out the application and return to to the school office.

If you do not have access to the internet and wish to receive a hard copy of your child/children's grade, please contact the office at 218-387-2271 ext 602 or or email
 Cindy Everson.  
The next School Board meeting is Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 5pm in the Jane Mianowski Conference Center (JMCC).  
2015-16 Kindergarten Round Up: May 8th
Prom: May 9th
Senior Show: May 12th,
  6 - 8 pm in the ACA.
Spring Band Concert (6th Gr, MS, HS Bands): May 12th, 7:00pm, Varsity Gym
K-5 Project Fair: May 14th, Elementary Gym (Open to Public, 3:30-4:15pm)
4th Grade Music Program: May 14th, 2:30pm, ACA Auditorium
High School 2014-15 Sports Banquet: May 17th, 5:00pm, St. John's Church (Potluck)
High School Awards Program: May 18th, 1:30pm, Varsity Gym
Junior/Senior Banquet: May 18th (evening, TBD)

5th Grade DARE Graduation/Guitar Program: May 19th, 2:00pm, ACA Auditorium
College and Career Fair: May 19th
Youth Frontiers Wisdom Retreat for Seniors: May 20th (all day)
Grand Portage Education Awards (Potluck): May 20th, 5:00pm, GP Community Center
Elementary Talent Show: May 21st, 1:30pm, ACA Auditorium
8th Grade International Fair: May 26th, 2:30pm, ACA Lobby
MS/HS Final Exams: May 28th and May 29th
Middle School Awards Program: May 28th, 2:30pm, ACA Auditorium
Baccaulaureate: May 28th, 7:00pm. ACA Auditorium
Elementary End of Year Program/5th Grade Graduation: May 29th, 1:00pm, ACA Auditor.
Last Day of School for K-12: May 29th.  
School Commencement: Saturday, May 30th, 3:00 pm,  Varsity Gym.

If you have not reviewed the Free/Reduced Lunch Application, please take a moment to do so. Click here to view the document online. If you have questions, please call the district office at 387-2271. If you wish to complete an application, you may print off the online form or stop by the school office for a paper copy. This is a wonderful opportunity and we strongly encourage parents to apply! Applications can be mailed in or dropped off at school. 

Questions or messages for PK-5 Principal Carman can be sent to or a voice message at 387-2271, ext. 603 . Questions or messages for MS/HS Principal Nelson can be sent to or a voice message at 387-2271, ext. 608.

The PK-12 Office is open Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm when students are at school.  

Cook County Schools has begun state mandated testing. Parents, help your children by encouraging them to do their very best. While testing is never anyone's favorite thing, together we can make this a productive and successful endeavor. Click above to hear Principal Nelson and Counselor Hoffman discuss testing schedules and best practices.


Cook County Activity Schedules

Use this link to access one calendar for Athletic Schedules, Community Education Activities, ACA Auditorium Events, School Board Meetings and more.


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Tumblereadables Direct Link

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Cook County Schools You Tube Channel!


Parent Portal Link