Cook County High School will be joining other schools around the state with a special honor for students on Monday, April 6. CCHS will be turning on the football lights at 8:20 pm for 20 minutes and 20 seconds to honor our students and let them know we are thinking about them. *Special shout out to the Class of 2020! You are our light! It is important to understand this is not intended to be a gathering, but rather a symbolic gesture to honor our students. We ask that you respect the Stay at Home Order. Please join us in your own homes by turning on your porch lights at 8:20 pm to show your support
Here are Thursday's Announcements for Cook County Schools!! Make it a Great Day!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B_OOLReP-lz_V_Rt6a9OqpnLygpO_Xgf/view?usp=sharing
Please keep checking our website for updates on Cook County Schools Distance Learning Plan
“The Incredible Exchange program is for youth ages 11-14. You must be within the age guidelines by June 1st. Complete and drop off application at the Extension office in the Cook County Community Center ( Box will be outside of the building!!!), call us 218-387-3015 and we can sign you up via the phone or mail to: The incredible Exchange Cook County Extension 317 W 5th St Grand Marais, MN 55604 Please note* We are going forward with the program at this time however regarding the COVID -19 we might have to cancel in the future.” Diane Booth/ Community Center/ Extension Director Izabela Sheehan/ Community Center Assistant 218-387-3015
Please email or call in school lunch requests by 3 pm today, March 17th.
Cook County Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch for all ISD 166 students preschool through 12th grade beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. There will be one delivery per day. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FOOD DELIVERIES THE DISTRICT MUST RECEIVE CONSENT FROM FAMILIES TO DELIVER MEALS. Please email the school using the email at email@example.com, or call 387-2271 extension 608, 602, or 609 to request a meal delivered. Be prepared to share the names and ages of students, parent and family phone number, and the address for the delivery for Wednesday and Thursday. No meals delivered during spring break. Meals will continue to be delivered after spring break if school is still not in session. We will continue to contact you next week with any news for the week following spring break. Delivery will be on the normal bus routes between 10:00 a.m. and noon on Wednesday and Thursday. Please be patient as we work to put these systems in place. Meals will also be available for pick up at the main doors between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Students may receive one set of meals per day. If you have any questions please contact the meal coordinator at extension 608.
Attention parents of ISD 166 students that are hospital workers and first responders that have students ages 5 through 12. If you are in need of child care on Wednesday, March 18, or Thursday, March 19, please call the main office to sign your child up and to learn the details of the child care program. 3 8 7-2271
UPDATE from ISD 166 Students should: 1. Take home all personal belongings/locker clean out, including PE locker 2. Before the end of the day Tuesday, empty lockers for future cleaning/sanitizing Parents: 1. Anticipate students bringing home personal belongings 2. Arrange getting medication from nurse 3. Contact PK-12 office regarding attendance to excuse children if you keep them home Mon/Tues Childcare will be available for children 12 & under, starting March 18 for children of families of emergency workers & ISD166 employees. More information to follow. The school will be open 8:00 to 4:00 through March 19th if parents need access to the school to collect student belongings. Please call the school if you have any questions or concerns. Continue to watch the school website and Facebook page for further updates to the current situation. Thank you.
This is a message from Cook County School District regarding the governor's announcement. Cook County Schools will be in session on Monday & Tuesday, with extra-curriculars and sports practices as scheduled. Normal schedules for Monday & Tuesday. Starting on Wednesday, there will be no school. School will be closed Wednesday, March 18 –and 19 with Spring break next week; This is the current plan, but is subject to change. Our staff will be working and planning for education if the closure continues. Elementary students were given a paper survey that was sent home please fill it out and return it tomorrow. That is important information we need. We will continue to send updates as we receive them. We know there are a lot of questions and we will continue to update as we have information. Please continue to check our school website and your email accounts.
Sawtooth Student Council is running the Pennies for Patients fundraiser until March 19th. Sawtooth students are collecting pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and bills to help benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fight childhood blood cancers. Donations can be made online once students set up online profiles or through the school page at https://events.lls.org/pages/mn/SawtoothMountainElementarySchool-2020 We have a school goal of $2,020 and students and classes can earn rewards through next week. Thank you for your support! Sawtooth Student Council
The Symphonic Band did great at Solo / Ensemble today at UMD where they were rewarded with an Excellent Rating by the Judges! Great job band members and Director Mikkel Haas!
2020-2021 Preschool Registration Forms are now available on our website under the Community Education tab.
Cook County Schools ISD166 is seeking a full time evening custodian. Please contact the District office for an application or download an application from our website: cookcountyschools.org. For more information please contact Tom Nelson, 218-387-2271 ext. 644.
Just a reminder to seniors that the deadline for local scholarships is fast approaching. Grand Marais Public Utility Scholarship deadline is March 13th (open to families that are customers), and the rest of the local scholarships are due April 7th. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that support our seniors.
The Boys Basketball team will have a home playoff game vs Lakeview Christian Academy on Monday, March 2nd at 6pm in the first round of the Section 7A Playoffs. Tickets are $5 for students and $9 for adults. No passes accepted for playoff games.
2020-2021 Kindergarten Parent Meeting: There will be a meeting for 2020-2021 kindergarten families on Thursday, April 2nd at 5:30 pm, Join us for a multimedia presentation about the excellent education your child will receive at Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School. At this meeting, administration and the current kindergarten teachers will share information about our small class sizes, aligned curriculums for mathematics, reading, writing and language arts, our licensed specialist teachers (physical education, music, art), our World Language program, our elementary library, our use of technology to enhance instruction, our school garden, school forest trail systems, and Winter Wonderland. Please plan to enter through the Main Entrance door and follow the signs to the Sawtooth Media Center. Free childcare will be available. Please RSVP for childcare by March 31st. For more information and to RSVP contact Lacey Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 387-2271 ext. 455 or Autumn Hood email@example.com 387-2271 ext 457
The Varsity Knowledge Bowl team will not be traveling tomorrow (Thursday) to the meet. No Knowledge Bowl tomorrow!!
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS Applications for all the local scholarships are now avaible in the High School Media Center. Deadline for most of them are April 7th, though there are a few with earlier deadlines. Please make note of deadline date listed on the application. Thank you to all the local businesses and individuals that support the Class of 2020!
Acceptance Assembly Held At Cook County Schools https://www.boreal.org/2020/01/31/295985/acceptance-assembly-held-at-cook-county-schools
Please make note of these events. 1. Parents night is this coming Friday, January 31st. We will recognize all parents from the boys and girls basketball teams, cheerleading, and nordic and alpine skiing. We will start that program at around 5:45pm or whenever the first basketball game concludes. 2. The Saturday girls varsity game vs. Duluth East will be at 1:30pm. No JV game, just a varsity game at 1:30pm.
Parent Teacher Conferences: February 14th at 1:00 - 3:00 pm in Grand Portage February 18th and 20th at 3:30 - 6:30 pm at ISD 166 Here are the Sign Up Genius Links for elementary parents to schedule a conference at ISD 166: K,1st,2nd,3rd,5th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ADA62CA7FB6-feb1 4th grade: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ADA62CA7FB6-steinbachs3
Carlton rescheduled game on February 18th for boys basketball has been cancelled. Will repost if it is rescheduled again.
Boys Basketball tonight vs. Thunder Bay has been postponed. New date will be posted when rescheduled.
In celebration of Native American Heritage month (November), Sawtooth Mountain Kindergarten was presented with lessons of Southeast Alaskan Native and Ojibwe/Anishinaabe culture and art. Kindergarten had the opportunity of learning Southeast Alaskan Native culture and art from Kayle Hielscher. Miss Kayle lived in Metlakatla, Alaska home to the Tsimshian (shim-shee-un) tribe before working as a Special Education Teacher at Sawtooth. Students learned about the way of life in Alaska and experienced traditional items specific to Tsimshian people such as cedar roses, rings, earrings, and drums (Pictured is the drums made by Miss Kayle while in Alaska). Mrs. Hood shared with students regalia items specific to Anishinaabe people such as a jingle dress, beadwork, and moccasins. They were able to share in dance, ojibwe songs and stories.
Boys Basketball games scheduled for Monday Dec. 2nd vs. Lakeview Christian have been postponed due to no school in Duluth area. Games will be rescheduled.
Cook County Schools is looking for a Registered Nurse to oversee the Licensed Practical Nurse in the School Health office. The position is one day a week. To apply please send Letter of Interest, Resume, Nursing License, and 3 letters of reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 HOUR DELAY: Cook County Schools will have a 2 hour delay today due to County Wide road conditions. No AM preschool for Ms Amanda’s Class.
PTA FUNDRAISER PTA will be running a fundraiser until December 2nd to raise money for winter activities for students. Elementary students will be conducting direct sales and orders are eligible for free shipping. Orders will arrive week of December 16th. Online orders of $75 or more are also eligible for free shipping and will be shipped right away. See flyer for more information or go to www.mnbrandsforgood.com to place your order. Enter “ISD 166” when asked for Group Name.
Everyone is invited to wear orange tomorrow for Unity Day to support kindness, acceptance and inclusion in our school and community.
Free and Reduced Lunch benefits expire each October if a new free and reduced application is not submitted to school each fall. If a new application was not submitted, your child is no longer eligible for free and reduced lunch and breakfast at school. Please submit a new application. Free and reduced lunch applications are available in the PK-12 office or on the school website. Please call the school if you have questions. 387-2271 ext 609 Thank you.
School photo retake day was scheduled for October 24th. Middle and high school photos have not arrived yet so we will have to postpone retake day. Will post an update as soon as we have a confirmed date. Thank you.
WTIP recently visited a handful of classrooms from across the school, recording students’ thoughts on bravery, courage and heroes. These field recordings will then be integrated into a larger piece set to air this Wednesday, 10/23, from 3-4. Eventually the program will also be available for streaming on their website. Miigwech, WTIP, for taking the time to listen!
“WTIP recently visited a handful of classrooms from across the school, recording students’ thoughts on bravery, courage and heroes. These field recordings will then be integrated into a larger piece set to air this Wednesday, 10/23, from 3-4. Eventually the program will also be available for streaming on their website. Miigwech, WTIP, for taking the time to listen!
The Cook County Football Team will have their first playoff game on the road tomorrow at Noble Field at the Grand Rapids High School where they will play Bigfork at 6pm. Grand Rapids High School 800 Conifer Drive Grand Rapids
Cook County School Store is now open! Find items picked out specifically for our team. There is also spirit wear available for your family and friends. - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/CCVIKING19 - Store Open From: October 21 - November 4, 2019
The Cook County Volleyball team will have a home playoff game this coming Monday, October 21st at 6:30pm. No passes taken at the gate for students or adults. $9 for adults and $5 for students.
Viking Football squad wins big road game in Cromwell 18-8.
Please see picture for Information on purchasing a letter jacket for your varsity student- athlete. Jackets are reasonably priced, very warm, and a great tradition here at CCHS. If you need more info, feel free to email me at email@example.com
Get your LIMITED TIME OFFER Cook County Vikings gear here! Order online at https://www.customink.com/g/deb0-00c0-ctzn by November 22, 2019 and your shirts will be delivered right to your house by December 9, 2019. Shipping charges will be added Child and adult sizes available in all styles. COOK COUNTY SCHOOLS PTA
Junior High Volleyball Tournament for today is cancelled.
NOTICE: School Phones will be out of service for a software upgrade today, Thursday, October 10 from approximately 4-4:30 p.m. and tomorrow, Friday, October 11 starting at 11:00 a.m. for approximately 5 hours.
8th and 9th Grade Football game in Mt. Iron today at 5pm. No practice or game for 7th grade football players.
Homecoming Coronation & PepFest Cook County Schools will host their annual Homecoming Pepfest on Thursday, October 10th at 9:45am in the High School Gym. Check out the fun and help celebrate Homecoming week at Cook County Schools! Parents & Family are welcomed to attend.
ISD 166 is looking for substitutes for paraprofessionals and teachers. Please contact Cindy Everson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-387-2271 ext 602 if you are interested or have questions.
Scholastic Artic Adventure Bookfair! Hosted by ISD166 PTA October 8th-10th 3:30-6:30 PM in the elementary library Proceeds from the fair will help teachers grade K-12 and the elementary and middle/high school library. North Shore Federal Credit Union is our sponsor this fall. Each child Prek-5th grade at Sawtooth Elementary and K-6th at GES will receive a book up to $5 value or $5 off of a book of greater value.
Congratulations to the North Shore Storm Cross County Teams!! At the Eveleth Invitational the Girls Team took 1st place and the Boy's Team took 3rd!
Don't forget to download our new app.....Cook County Schools in the app store