North Woods School Announcements

Friday – February 16th, 2018


  • Congratulations and good luck to our Spelling Bee contestants as they compete in the North Woods Spelling Bee today at 1:30 pm in the Commons.


  • The Counseling Office is closed today. All students assigned there must report to the Library.


  • There are no Band lessons today.


  • There will be NO Knowledge Bowl practice today during Senior High lunch. Practice will resume on Tuesday during Senior High lunch.


  • All TAs, Peer Helpers, and Student Council Buddies, please report to Room 201 today at 11:15 am for training. You will be done by lunch. Treats will be served.


  • There will be an International Travel Club meeting today in the Library during Jr. High Lunch. Members: Please get your lunch, and then come to the meeting.


  • 9th grade students planning to attend the Career Fair at ICC are reminded to please return your permission slips to Mrs. Christensen by Wednesday, February 21st.


  • Reminder to New National Honor Society Members: Please pay your $10 dues as soon as possible. These can be given to Austin Chaulklin or Mrs. Stark.


  • Job Opportunity for students age 17 and older: UPS in Virginia has immediate part time openings for sunrise and evening hours. Tuition reimbursement for college is also available, along with medical, dental and more. See the poster outside of the Counseling Office or go to


  • Students in grades 10-11: Itasca Community College is hosting a career fair on Friday, March 2nd. Anyone interested in attending needs to register with Mrs. Stark by Friday, February 23rd. Space is limited. We will leave school at 8:30 am and return by 2:30 pm.


  • The Vermilion Youth Center will be closed Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents’ Day.


  • Today’s lunch is Chicken Burgers.


  • Morning Mindset: Do one act of kindness each day of the year and change 365 lives. ~ A.D. Williams



  • Seniors: Please note the upcoming meetings with a rep from Graduate Services:

* TODAY: 10:30 am to hand out senior packets and discuss caps/gowns, in Mr. Kleppe’s room.

* Friday, February 23rd: 12:00 pm to take orders.

  • To Grade 7-12 Students: Homework Help will be offered weekly. You must sign up weekly for the session you want. Space is limited to the first four students to email Mrs. Parson by the deadlines for each session. Sign up by 10:00 am of the day help is offered. Sessions will be held as follows from 3:15 – 5:15 pm:

* Monday February 26 (deadline to sign up is 10:00 am Feb 26)

* Thursday, March 8 (deadline to sign up is 10:00 am March 8)

* Monday, March 12 & 19 (deadlines to sign up are 10:00 am March 12 & March 19)

You must bring your work and have a ride to pick you up. Nett Lake students must also notify Mrs. Parson if they need to take the Activity van/bus home (by 10: 00 am of the help day). Email Mrs. Parson at

  • Don't miss your final chance to order a yearbook ~ now through February 23rd!!! The cost is $50. A limited number of extra copies might be available after they arrive so don't wait - pre-order yours today! Order forms can be picked up in the entry or outside Mrs. Olson's room. Order online at:


  • Students in Grades 9-12- See the posters outside of the Counseling Office for more information on the following opportunities:

*UMD is hosting a Business Day on Monday, March 5th. Students will learn about business majors, careers and salary ranges, as well as talk to admission counselors and tour the Labovitz School of Business.

*Minnesota Business Venture is a one week summer residential opportunity for students to learn about business, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career direction. It is at St. Cloud State University (July 8-13) or St. John's University (July 22-27). The cost is $150, which includes room and board. Some financial aid is available.

*Michigan Tech hosts a variety of week-long Summer Youth Programs designed to create awareness of the world of science, technology, engineering, and math. If you are interested at exploring these programs, see Mrs. Stark by March 15.

  • Engineering Opportunity for girls in Grades 10-12: Iron Range Engineering will host its 3rd annual Engineering Night on February 23rd – 24th in Virginia. There will be many hands-on activities, and female engineers and students available to talk to. More information can be found on posters outside of the Counseling Office, as well as in the math and science rooms. Early registration is recommended as limited space is available. Sign up by February 14th by emailing:
  • Bois Forte Education is sponsoring free Anishinaabemowin language classes will be held at the Nett Lake Youth Center (formerly B&G Club) every Wednesday at 3:00 pm and at the Lake Vermilion Youth Center (formerly B&G Club) Mondays and Tuesdays at 4:00 pm. All ages/speaking levels welcome!


  • Students are not allowed to stay after school unless they are in an adult-supervised activity. This means even if there is an activity later in the evening (e.g., game, dance, etc), you must go home and arrange for transportation back to the school if you are planning to attend unless you are in an adult supervised activity.
  • Please make sure to check your email daily for messages from the office.
  • All students going to the Library must have a pass and must sign in. There will also be no food, pop or phones in the library.
  • The Health office is closed every day from 10:15 am until 10:45 am.
  • Job Opportunities: See the Counselor’s window for the latest opportunities and the announcements monitor in the Commons.


  • NW Spelling Bee: TODAY, 1:30 pm, Commons
  • BBB – Mesabi East: TODAY, Home
  • BBB “C” Tourney: Saturday, February 17th, Virginia
  • President’s Day – No Classes: Monday, February 19th
  • Midterm: Wednesday, February 21st