Northeast Range Open House!

The staff at Northeast Range would like to welcome you to a new school year!

 Our Open House celebration for grades K-12  is scheduled for Thursday, August 28 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Come to Northeast Range to visit with teachers and staff.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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.


Football Schedule Change


Football Schedule Change:  The home football game scheduled for Thursday, August 28 will now be played in Chisholm at 7:00.  Sorry about any inconvenience this may cause.

The football game on September 5 will be a home game at 3:15 vs. the South Ridge Panthers.

Watch the  September 5th game online at!



Northeast Range Events are on the Web!

Exciting news!  Northeat Range will now be using a website/application called High School Cube to broadcast events online.  The first scheduled event is on Tuesday, August 26 for the first home vollebyall game vs. Cromwell.  Go to and enter Northeast Range in the search box to view the live and upcoming events scheduled for our school.


Now you can support the Nighthawks when you can’t attend the games or events!  Download the High School Cube application on your iPad or tablet, cell phone, or go to the website on your computer.


Go Nighthawks!

Welcome Back Message from Steve Sallee, Superintendent

appleI am very excited to begin another school year and I’m especially excited about the great initiatives that we have going in ISD #2142.  We will share many of those initiatives with you in future articles.  If you have not been in our buildings this summer I am confident you will notice the many changes and improvements.  Please stop in and look around!  We have been extremely busy this summer behind the scenes getting ready for another year.  August is always an exciting time as several teachers are back in their classrooms getting ready for that first day. I’ve also noticed several students back in the building participating in extra curricular activities.

Bullying      My administrative team and I have spent a lot of time this summer discussing the topic of bullying in our schools.  I want to reassure you that this is an issue that will not be ignored in any of our buildings.  If your child is having an issue, please report it to your building principal immediately.  Bullying normally doesn’t happen in the site of staff.  It most often takes place in the hallways, locker rooms or wherever there isn’t as much adult supervision.  Don’t assume we know about it, report it.  One you report it, it will be investigated and followed through with appropriate action based on district policies.  Keep in mind, we can’t share with  you any consequences taken due to data privacy laws.

We are seeing more reports of bullying issues that are happening outside of school via cyberspace.  We take bullying very seriously at 2142 and never ignore an issue when it is reported to us.  Don’t ever assume that we know exactly what it taking place.  If your child is experiencing difficulties, don’t hesitate to let us know about it.  Unfortunately, when it takes place online and it’s not directly tied to the school, we may not be able to help as much as we otherwise would. However, the new statute states that if it happens off the school premises to the extent such use substantially and materially disrupts student learning or the school environment, we need to investigate it.  There is always a fine line between free speech and cyber bullying.

Bullying Versus Peer Conflict    The new state statute defines bullying as follows:  “Bullying” means intimidating, threatening, abusive or harming conduct that is objectively offensive and:

- there is an actual or perceived imbalance of power between the student engaging in the prohibited conduct and the target of the prohibited conduct, and the conduct is repeated or forms a pattern; OR…

- materially and substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance or ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services or privileges.

I cannot promise you that the new laws will completely eliminate bullying in any school but I do promise that when it is reported to us, we will follow through and do whatever is in our power to make 2142 safe for every student.

Best wishes for a great 2014-15 school year!  If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at or at the district office at 218-749-8130.


Fall Sports Season Begins

It is that wonderful time of year again when we can look forward to high school athletic competitions. Lets all congratulate this year’s seniors as they lead their teams in their final season. The hard work officially started this week and look for upcoming games. Go nighthawks!

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Northeast Range Community Education Looking for instructors for 2014/15 school year.

“Northeast Range Community Education is looking for instructors for student and adult activities/classes. If you are interested or have ideas for classes/activities please contact Joseph Kaufenberg at”

Interested in Photography?

Share the Experience is a contest that is sponsored by the National Park Foundation. Submit a photo and you could win cash and prizes! Check out for more information.

Senior Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Award Winners

Elementary Track and Field Day at Northeast Range

The Elementary Track and Field was held on Tuesday, May 28 in the Northeast Range football field.  The day couldn’t have been more perfect as the students enjoyed the sunshine and activities which included running races and team-building skills.  The students each received a NER Field Day t-shirt which were purchased with funds from the School Mall Fundraiser.  Thank you to the PTO who provided a water station for our students.

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Northeast Range Senior Class Yearbook Dedication

On Thursday, May 22, the 2013-2014 yearbook was dedicated to Mr. Ryan Lindsay.  The senior class presented him with his own yearbook and a slideshow of memories.  A memorial for Renee Switajewski was also part of the dedication and a yearbook was given to Terry Switajewski in her honor.

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