The online classroom portion of Drivers Ed will run for 10 days from 8am to 11am, July 27th thru Aug. 7th, no class on Sat, Aug 1st or Sun, Aug 2nd. 30 classroom hours are required to pass the classroom portion. Make up day August 10th. Register with Pam, email@example.com.
Cook County Community: There is NO pending eviction of the Grand Marais Playhouse from the ACA. The Cook County School District values the partnership with the Playhouse and has no intention of severing our ties. The Playhouse is an asset to our community and our students.The School has never contemplated an eviction of the Playhouse. The District has been in discussions with the Playhouse for over a year on updating our lease, which has not been done for over a decade. Part of this discussion has centered around the location of the Playhouse’s office space within the ACA facility. Due to the changing demands on the School, the District has been working with the Playhouse to move office spaces, down the hall, and still within the facility. The shuffling of rooms and offices is a regular occurrence at the School in order to best accommodate the needs of our students as they change over time. The District’s commitment to our lease with the Playhouse and the commitment to our partnership is not in jeopardy. Regards, Dan Shirley School Board Chair, ISD 166 Dr. Bill Crandall Superintendent, ISD 166
Parents and guardians of ISD 166 students, please take a moment to complete this survey regarding Distance Learning. http://sgiz.mobi/s3/2020-Parent-Distance-Learning-Feedback-Survey
Summer Meal Program Summer Meal Service with hot lunches will begin on June 8th thru August 21st and will be offered Monday thru Friday except Friday July 3rd. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m Lunch will be served from 11:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m Meals can be picked up from the front entrance of the school during these times. This program is free to all kids 18 and under regardless of school enrollment. Unfortunately, we are not allowed by the federal program rules to feed adults. Cook County Schools is an equal opportunity employer.
Cook County Middle School Year-in-Review and Staff Send-Off Have a great summer! https://youtu.be/pUvl4hhXc34
Congratulations Sawtooth Mountain Elementary on another great school year! Enjoy this virtual 2019-2020 5th Grade Graduation and End of Year Program. Have a great summer! https://youtu.be/mmFNyKAUmyc
A celebration of the accomplishments, growth, and fun shared with our Cook County Middle School 6th-8th grade students during the 2019-20 school year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ewQS8jTbYQ&t=614s
Graduation is this Saturday, May 30th. Please join us as we help celebrate the Class of 2020. We encourage the community to join ISD 166 as we line the parade route and cheer on our senior class. Congratulations Class of 2020!!! Best of luck wherever life takes you! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fxek2j4fEcBY1VaWZmNLbefi2fzyStp3/view?usp=sharing
Cook County Schools is looking for a Summer Kitchen Helper to assist with the Summer Lunch Program. This is a part time position. A Servsafe Certificate is required or the ability to obtain one. For more information please email Pam Puskala: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth baseball, including T-Ball, Parent Pitch, and Little League, has been suspended until July 1st. An evaluation of the feasibility of having youth baseball in July will be conducted in the month ahead. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this season of uncertainty due to Covid-19.
Remember to tune into the HS Awards and Scholarship show tonight at 7pm. Here is a direct link: https://youtu.be/hUyMR633Sb8 Link won’t be live until 7pm.
Just a reminder that tonight (May 15th) at 7 pm is the High School Awards and Scholarship Program. Please go to www.cookcountyschools.org to access the link to the program. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that support our students with financial aid and recognition.
Tofte, Grand Marais, Grand Portage Parents and caregivers with children birth to age five: The North Shore Collaborative is happy to announce that LOTS will be offered this summer for children birth to age five! The program will be offered a bit differently than in the past. We will be offering “book and activity bags” for pick-up at each of our locations. We are still working out the details, so please check the North Shore Collaborative’s Facebook page or our website for updated information: https://www.co.lake.mn.us/departments/lots_program.php Efforts will be made to promote the safe delivery of books. LOTS is FREE for all families with children birth to age five. Would your older children like books? We will also have books for ages 6 and up available at all locations! Please contact Trisha Scamehorn at 218-834-8403 or email@example.com for more information. LOTS is a program of the North Shore Collaborative.
On graduation day, WTIP will be airing a special radio show for our graduates of 2020. You will have the opportunity to send a special message to a classmate, graduate, etc. This will need to be done in advance of graduation day. Please see bullet points below. · * The program will air on WTIP Saturday, May 30, from 3 to 6 pm * The deadline to email song requests and/or brief dedications/messages is May 26 (requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here is the "Sawtooth Mountain Kindergarten Round-Up Family Information Video". There will be having a virtual meeting on Friday, May 15 at 9:00. Please take a moment to watch this before Friday. https://youtu.be/GG0jalxZPZ8
Virtual Kindergarten Parent Meeting For Cook County Schools Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91148388808?pwd=cDE3YmxqU0xPT25wT2RodEhHaDJqUT09 Meeting ID: 911 4838 8808 Password: 7NCFJp One tap mobile +16699006833,,91148388808#,,1#,055053# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,91148388808#,,1#,055053# US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 911 4838 8808 Password: 055053 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aLIVTMml Please contact the school if you have questions. 387-2271
Join us in our 2020 Luminaries for the Class of 2020 Initiative https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wQVBr-6jhC6rngIGICu1nBRbvNdyjVqS/view?usp=sharing
ISD 166 PTA and students send this "THANK YOU" to staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. https://www.magisto.com/int/album/video/LHc7DFVCGlAhLCoEDmEwCXl9?l=vsm&o=a&c=e
School-Owned Instrument Returns This normally wouldn't occur until the last week of school, but because of the current situation I am asking that all school-owned instruments be returned to school via the bus drop off (hubs where materials are returned/dropped off) or dropped off at the school directly on Monday, May 4th. I need to check-in all the school-owned instruments, assess any repairs or cleaning that will need to be done, and organize the room. Students may keep all of their music EXCEPT for school owned Essential Elements method books (they will say "Property of Cook County" or something similar on the front cover). Please contact me if you need to arrange this return for a different day, and please send me an email when you have returned the instrument so I know to look for it. Thank you, Mikkel Haas 218-387-2271 Ext. 301 email@example.com
Registration for next school year. Students in middle and high school need to check their school emails for information regarding registration for classes for next year. High School online registration forms and course handbooks have been shared via student emails. Middle School registration forms will be coming soon. Please call the school if you have any question. 387-2271
Just a reminder from ISD 166 to remember to meet the buses on Mondays to route completed homework back to school. Please return in the envelopes they are delivered in so the school can re-route new paperwork the following Monday in the envelopes. Buses run 4 hours later than the usual drop off time. Thank you.
Youth Baseball Coordinator Posting Community Education is looking for a Youth Baseball Commissioner who will oversee our summer youth baseball program. This includes T-Ball, Parent Pitch, and Little League. Duties would include scheduling, registrations, and working with coaches to get season started. Much of the outlines from previous years is on file and ready to be altered to help plan out this year. This position pays a stipend of $1500. Please contact Pam Puskala at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-387-2271 ext 606 if interested.
ISD 166 is extending the due date for the WISE Trade Scholarship until 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 14th. If you are going to a 2 year community college or tech school please consider filling out this application. Applications are available on the school website under "see all news" and scroll down til you find the scholarship article. Hard copies are also available at the Eagle door between 10:00 and noon. Completed applications for this scholarship can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped off at the school by 10 am on April 14th. Please call if you have any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 387-2271 ext. 455 or Autumn Hood firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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