MARCH IS YOUTH ART MONTH
The Northeast Range School will be filling with student artwork.
The High School artwork will be critiqued and the top artwork will move onto the
Region 7A Art Festival at South Ridge on April 9th 2014.
[caption id="attachment_2509" align="alignleft" width="300"] Acrylic Painting[/caption]
Young Authors Attend Conference
On Wednesday, February 26 Mrs. Barich had the opportunity to take six students to the Young Author’s Conference at St. Scholastica. The students attended breakout writing sessions with other students from the Duluth area and then watched a presentation. Two students in grades 3-5 were selected to attend.
Fifth Graders Learn About Simple Machines!
Physical science is coming alive in Mrs. Schmitz’ fifth grade. The students have been learning about simple machines and how they make work easier. They were then given an assignment to create an invention to make a job easier using simple machines. Students used a wide variety of materials such as Legos, toy cars, and cardboard.
This project is a perfect example of hands-on learning at NER! Good job, young engineers!
STEM: Hands on Learning and Fun
[caption id="attachment_2459" align="alignnone" width="300"] Whether you sink or float, you still learn a lesson.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2456" align="alignnone" width="200"] Contestants and on lookers alike were able to learn and enjoy STEM in action.[/caption]
Students Experience the Real World
On September 12th, Northeast Range students took a field trip to the Minnesota Discovery Center.
The main focus was to help students to develop a deeper understanding of the mining industry and learn about potential opportunities for employment.
10th Grade Recycling Fundraiser
[easyrotator align="left"]erc_56_1370044573[/easyrotator]The students at the Northeast Range School have been collecting and recycling beverage containers in order to raise awareness of a possible Minnesota Recycling Refund program. Conservation Minnesota offered to pay the group ten cents for each of the first 10,000 cans and bottles recycled. The students would like to thank the parents and community members who generously donated and/or delivered containers to the school. On behalf of Conservation Minnesota, the students also note the motivational effect of a container refund. It is easy to see why states with a refund program in place, such as Iowa and Michigan, ...
Recycling Beverage Container Drive
Congratulations to the raffle winners on Friday. The 10th grade class is sponsoring a recycling drive to raise money and awareness of beverage recycling rates in Minnesota. Did you know that Iowa and Michigan recycle containers at rates around 90%? Minnesota recycles at around 35%. There is a bill at the capital proposing a refund for beverage containers, similar to Iowa and Michigan. Besides saving the state $200 million in yearly disposal costs, the refund would allow individuals to redeem containers for 5 to 10 cents each. Conservation Minnesota is pledging $500 to the 10th grade class if we can ...
The students in grades 4-6 were able to participate in a neat activity today. All students were able to create their own dream catchers as part of our Cultural Based Arts Integration (CBAI). Students were very excited to learn about the history of the dream catcher. As part of the MN State Social Standards, students learn about American Indians and their culture.
Thank you to Rick Anderson and Jordan Villebrun.
The Origin of the Dream Catcher
Long ago in the ancient world of the Ojibwe Nation, the Clans were all located in one ...
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Last night was our first Parent University Session about high school credits, classes, and assessments. Here is the presentation for you to view. There are hyperlinks also in the PowerPoint that you can go to as well.
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The Community Task Force meeting for Tuesday, December 16, has been cancelled. The meeting is rescheduled for Monday, January 5, 2015 at 3:30 in the library.
Activity bus schedule for Dec 15-19
Tue. After boys game
Thur. After girls game
The elementary girls and boys basketball will be starting soon! If you have a student in grades 3-6 interested in playing elementary basketball please contact our Athletic Director, Mark Fabish. He will get your information and forward that to the coaches. You can contact Mr. Fabish at email@example.com or 218-827-3101.
Do you like engineering? Do you like to build things? Do you like to tinker in your garage? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may want to consider helping out with our new Robotics team at NER! We are looking for volunteers during a six week build period to help with our new Robotics program. Students will be building a large robot with limited instruction to do a specific task. They will take their robot to a competition in Duluth in March. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mr. Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-827-3101.
On December 4, Mrs. Pierce was awarded a grant to purchase STEM equipment for her classroom at the Itasca Community College Day. The grant was awarded to Mrs. Pierce by Dr. Aaron Wenger. The grant comes from the IAA. The Itasca Community College will also be coming to work with Mrs. Pierce once a month to help with the STEM activities. Mrs. Pierce is also one of the 5 finalists of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Grant. She has submitted a lesson plan detailing how STEM can be applied to help improve our local community. Great job, Mrs. Pierce of supporting our students and our school. For making it to the next round of the contest Mrs. Pierce has won Samsung tablets to use with her classes!
Grade/Subject I Teach: 9-12 Language Arts, CEP College Writing, Journalism
How many years at NER: 2 years
Where is your hometown: Cook, MN
Education Background: Undergrad degree at Bethel University in Language Arts, Secondary Education, Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin-Superior-School Counseling
Family: 3 kids, 1 dog named Jack
Favorite Food: My mom’s homemade spaghetti or fruit salad
Hobbies: Sports, mowing the lawn, waterskiing, playing piano, timpani, and flute, singing, and I used to ride, train, and show horses
The best thing about NER: The family atmosphere of the school. It’s something different that not many schools have—and I love it!
Our goal in grades K-12 is to help students to become excellent readers. We strive to give students opportunities at all levels to practice many different types of reading and we work on strategies each day to help students learn to improve reading comprehension, how to figure out the meanings of new vocabulary, and read fluently. All of these aspects combine with writing to create a balanced literacy approach to learning. Learning to read does not end in school, however. There are many activities and tools that you can use at home to strengthen your child’s skills. When parents and teachers team up to help children the results are amazing!
Our students are using a program at school called “Newsela.” This program allows students to read nonfiction articles and answer questions. This reading practice allows students to find the main ideas, look for supporting details and practice at their independent reading level. Go to www.newsela.com to use this FREE resource at home!
Reading can be a good family activity. Pick up a story and read a book together. 15 minutes per night is a good amount of practice in reading. Have students retell the story or rewrite it in their own words. Ask question about the characters make predictions.
Thank you for your continued support!