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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Students at Northeast Range showcased their skills at a fair put on by the Mesabi Range Community and Technical College. Students participated in a wide variety of events and some students were given awards in their category. Congratulations to all who participated!
Mr. Runninghorse Livingston, Cognitively Guided Instruction Expert and Consultant for the district, has been working with the Elementary Staff all year. Last Wednesday he worked with Mrs. Meehan’s class to learn about balancing equations.
Come one, come all to the game of the year—the NER Elementary will play a basketball game against the elementary staff on Thursday, April 7. The game will start at 1:30 in the Northeast Range Gymnasium.
Parents and community members are invited to attend. It should be an exciting afternoon of fun!
The Nighthawks Speech Team ended the season on a very successful note. The team competed in the section finals at the Eveleth-Gilbert High School on Saturday, April 5. The two Dramatic Duo teams consisting of Chloe Kaufenberg and Julia Kraines and Troy Bissonette and Luke Morgan both placed in the top seven teams in the section. Jessie Thoreson competed in the Drama category as well. Mrs. Kaufenberg is looking forward to the future and the possibility of another successful season next year!
Northeast Range students had the opportunity to compete at the Minnesota State Science Fair last weekend. Students were able to present their projects and were able to view some excellent projects that other people had completed. Thank you to Mrs. Pierce for arranging the trip and taking the students to Minneapolis! The following students presented their projects at the State Science Fair:
Sophie Lenz: Does Denser Fruit Have More Water?
Taina Koivisto: Erosion
Melissa Nelmark: The Effects of Road Salt on Plants
Troy Bissonette and Brandon Mackai: Portable Solar Power Water Distillation System
We are proud of all of your accomplishments!
Minnesota students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will be tested this year in the areas of Reading and Math. Grade 5 and 8 students are testing in the areas of Reading, Math and Science. Grade 9 students take the Science test. Students in grade 10 will be testing in both Reading and Science. Grade 11 students are only tested in the area of Reading. At Northeast Range we strive to provide the optimal testing environment for all our students.
Mrs. Pierce’s grade 7 and 8 STEM class will have a toothpick bridge competition to see which bridge design and structure can hold the most weight. Students used toothpicks and glue to create the bridge parts. Good luck to all participants!
Mrs. Makkyla’s grade one students have been focusing on character traits and how to be a good friend and classmate. With the new program SOS (Students, Opinions, and Sharing) classrooms hold weekly or bi-weekly classroom meetings to discuss issues the students think are important. Meetings are led by student representatives who bring concerns to Mrs. Engman. Mrs. Makkyla’s class had a class meeting this week, led by the SOS student representatives, to brainstorm “rules” students could follow to encourage teamwork and friendship in the classroom. Students shared opinions and generated a list of “norms” they all agreed to follow. In this process the students are taking ownership of their own behaviors and interactions among classmates and adults.
The fourth grade class is working on landscape paintings. They generated ideas by using SketchBook X on the Ipads, then painted their ideas using tempera paint.