Parent University Learning Scheduled for the Year!

Parent University Notice


Our CALENDAR can be found under the HOME tab.

Please check in often for upcoming events.



If you are interested in attending Northeast Range School stop by the office for more information.

Registration and Open Enrollment forms as well as other useful information can be found on the ISD2142 web site.


Parent University: Presentation Materials

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.

Let me know if you have any questions!  Feel free to email me at any time at

Mrs. Engman

Parent University HS Credit

Inclement Weather

School may be cancelled when the Superintendent and/or Principal believe the safety

of students and employees is threatened by severe weather. A decision to close school

will be made as early in the day as possible. School closing announcements will be

sent via the Infinite Campus Alert System, as well as broadcast on local television and

radio stations and placed on media websites. In the event the district does not close

school and conditions in your area are bad, or you think it is unsafe, you, as a parent or

guardian, should make your own decision about sending your child to school. If you will

be keeping your child home when school is in session, please call the school office and

notify them of your decision. Thank you.

Community Task Force Meeting Rescheduled

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.

Thank you!

Mrs. Engman

Activity Bus December 15-19

Activity bus schedule for Dec 15-19

Mon. 5:30
Tue. After boys game
Wed. 4:30
Thur. After girls game
Fri. 5:30

“Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” was a big success!!!!!

Northeast Range Community Theatre’s performances of the Classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” went extremely well. The cast did a tremendous Job and worked very hard during rehearsals to put on a great show. All in attendance thank you for your support and I hope to see all of you at our Spring production. You should all be very proud of the work you did, Bravo!!!kaufenberg pictures 2014 202 kaufenberg pictures 2014 103 kaufenberg pictures 2014 114 kaufenberg pictures 2014 190

Elementary Basketball Sign-Up Underway!

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 or 218-827-3101.


Robotics: Help Wanted!


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 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!

Staff Spotlight: Angela Byram


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!

Parent-School Partnerships: How to Continue Learning at Home


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 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!