Activities This Week
NO SCHOOL: Monday, May 25th- Memorial Day

8th GRADE INTERNATIONAL FAIR: May 26th, 2:30pm, ACA Lobby
HS CHOIR EVENING OF MUSIC AND POETRY: May 26th, 7:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church
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
Last Day of School for K-12: May 29th.  

HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT: Saturday, May 30th, 3:00 pm,  Varsity Gym.

Spring celebrations such as prom and graduation are coming up. We want all these to be a safe, healthy and fun experience for students. Parents, please click on the attachment at the bottom of the page and read the parent letter about how parents can influence their teen to celebrate safely. 

We are conducting a needs assessment survey for all parents of children birth-age 5 (or who are pregnant).  This will provide our Early Childhood Coalition important information for planning programs and services to support young children's development and their families.  Please use this link to complete this survey!

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.  
June 1, 2015 Work Session 4-7 pm, JMCC located in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Topics:  Operating Referendum, 2015-16 Budget, Unrequested Leaves of Absence, and Special Education
June 1, 2015 Special Meeting 7 pm, JMCC located in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Agenda Items:  Resolution calling the Referendum Election, Action regarding Unrequested Leave of Absence Hearings and Special Education if necessary (based on work session).
June 18, 2015 Regular Board Meeting 5 pm, JMCC located in Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Potential Agenda Items:  Adoption of FY16 Budget, Action related to Unrequested Leaves of Absence, Construction updates; Agenda will be posted on, the school website and on the doors of the school, Monday, June 15.

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.

2015 Prom-Graduation Letter


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