North Woods School Announcements

Wednesday - April 25th, 2018


  • Today's Grandfather Teaching to conclude Heritage Week is Nibwaaakawin: Wisdom. The grand finale for our Heritage Week celebrations will be our guest speaker this afternoon for grades 10-12. Students must check in with their second block teachers for attendance before being released for the presentation. Miigwetch for everyone's participation this past week!


  • The Counseling Office is closed today during Session I due to testing.


  • To All Staff: TODAY Niij Nation will be selling Fry Bread Burgers with chips for $5.00 for a fundraiser in Ms Porter’s room (304). This will be held during both Junior and Senior High lunch or until they run out. This is for STAFF only.


  • Junior and Senior High Ojibwe Quiz Bowl will be meeting during Junior High lunch in today in room 202; members who are helping with the Niij Nation sale are excused from attending. Please excuse senior high from advisory at 10:55.


  • Softball players are excused at 1:45 pm today for their game with LBF. Bus leaves at 2:00 pm.


  • Baseball Announcements from Coach Smerud:

* A Varsity/JV scrimmage with Cherry will be held today here at North Wood at 2:30 pm.

* A Varsity baseball game between Cherry vs I’Falls will be held here today between 4:30 and 5:00 pm.


  • From the Library: Next week, April 30th – May 4th, is the last week to check out books. All books will be due the following week and inventory will begin. The Library will still be open for grade 7 – 12 students to come in and work. Elementary students can also still come to the library at their scheduled times.


  • Seniors who would like to purchase their CPR cards for $6 must turn in money to Mrs. Stark by Friday, April 27th.


  • Students attending the Delta Airlines field trip need to bring their permission slips to Mrs. Stark by Friday, April 27th. You will not be able to attend if you turn it in after Friday.


  • College Visit: A rep from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will be in Room 202 on Wednesday, May 2nd at 9:30 am. Any Junior or Senior interested in meeting with the rep can sign up with Mrs. Stark.


  • To All: A number of vehicles have been parked in the “Service Only” lot in the back of the building. Kitchen and custodial services have had trouble parking there. Please make sure to park in the front lot if you are not providing services to the kitchen/custodial areas. Thank you!


  • Today’s lunch is Chicken Nuggets and Rice.


  • Morning Mindset: I'm not where I want to be. But I'm also not where I was. And that is progress in every sense of the word. I'm proud of myself for where I am today. ~ Peter J. Bone


  • Juniors: If you are planning to retake the ACT on June 9th, you must register by May 4th. Register online at A limited number of fee waivers are available, so see Mrs. Stark to find out if you qualify.
  • Seniors: Mesabi Range College is hosting FAFSA Completion Night on May 16th. See the poster outside of the Counseling Office for more info!
  • Mesabi Range College's Eveleth Campus will hold an Open House on Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Meet college faculty and tour the Eveleth Campus programs. If you apply at the open house, the $20 application fee will be waived.
  • Minnesota State offers a variety of academic and athletic summer camps for middle and high school students. With 54 campuses across the state, these opportunities provide fun, interactive, and experiential learning experiences on a Minnesota State college or university campus. See the following website to explore the available camps:
  • Graduating Seniors: Mesabi Range College is hosting a Career Fair for Anthem, BlueCross BlueShield of MN, and for Delta today from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm. Each company is hiring so you can complete applications at the event and potentially have an interview. They offer competitive salaries with great benefit packages, so this could be a great job opportunity!
  • MnDOT is hosting Civil Engineering Day at the Science Museum of Minnesota on Saturday, April 28, from 12-4 pm. For more information go to:
  • Summer Job Opp Reminder: White Eagle Resort is seeking seasonal workers to fill various positions prepping cabins/grounds and welcoming/assisting vacationers this summer. Learn more and apply at
  • Job Opportunity: The North Star Credit Union is hiring a Student Intern to work at the branch in Cook. The intern would assist members with transactions such as deposits, withdrawals, transfers, and loan payments, along with other office duties. To apply you must be 16 years of age or older, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have strong written and oral communication skills. See the job posting outside of the Counseling Office for more details. Applications can be picked up at the main branch in Cook or at the Money Cave.
  • DNR Firearm Safety Class: Firearm Safety Class for anyone 11 years or older by April 30th, 2018 will be held beginning Monday, April 30th through Friday, May 4th. A Range Day will be held May 7th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Class is from 3:15 to 5:30 pm except for Wednesday, May 2nd, which will be held from 2:15 to 5:30 pm. Classes will be held in Room 215. Please sign up in the office with Carol or Connie and pick up registration forms. The Community Education registration form and $5.00 fee is required by Friday, April 27th. The DNR form is to be brought by students to the first day of class. If you have questions, please contact Ed Franck at (218) 757-3235.
  • Friends of the Parks is looking for donations of either baskets for a basket raffle or general raffle items for Wings and Things that will be held on Saturday, April 28th. If you have anything to donate, please see Diane Brunner. Thank you.
  • To Grade 7-12 Students: Homework Help will usually 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:

* April 30 (deadlines to sign up are 10:00 am the day of)

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

  • 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!
  • Cook Community Rec Center Spring Hours: Wednesday 4:00 – 8:00 pm; Friday 5:00 – 10:00 pm. Hours good until May 1st.


  • 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.
  • See the Counselor’s window for educational and job opportunities.


  • Book Fair: TODAY, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Room 100
  • Accuplacer Test: TODAY
  • Midterm: TODAY
  • GG – NW vs Virginia: POSTPONED TODAY
  • SB – LBF (V/JrHi/JV): TODAY, Away (resched from 4/17)
  • ITV Spanish Class to Cherry: Thursday, April 26th
  • Mock Crash Event: Thursday, April 26th