Thank you to all who have completed the community survey! Keep filling them out. You have until June 24 to do so. If you need extra codes please contact the district office at 218-545-8801. Thank you!
2 days ago, Devan Bartels
survey results
There were some special helpers enhancing the trail at CRES! The trail is now safer and even more beautiful for our community to enjoy. Shout-out to Mr. Lang and Mrs. V for lending their helping hands πŸ™Œ
8 days ago, Devan Bartels
plants and steps on the trail
trail helpers
trail with steps and a tool
Keep 'em coming! You all have filled out 238 surveys and more will be hitting mailboxes this week. Please continue to fill out the survey. Our goal is at least 1,000...let's keep it going!
9 days ago, Devan Bartels
surveys
What an absolutely incredible way to finish the 2024 season!!! The Final day of the State A Championships produced 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, 4 All-State performances and 3 School Records!!! The Boys 4x400m Relay closed out the season in style by winning the State Championship as Noah Larson, Nate Hachey, Joe Ringhand and Jordan Mount ran 3:22.80 to take the title and ran the fastest time by any Class A team in 10 years. They are the 2nd Ranger Relay team in History to win a State Title 92 years after the first one (1932 4x220y). That time breaks their own School Record, is the 3rd fastest time in all of Minnesota this season and they finish the year undefeated as a group. Earlier in the day Jordan Mount won the State Championship in the Long Jump with a jump of 23’ 2.25”. He becomes only the 4th Ranger individual to win a State Title (Parker Robinson, Jodi Swenson, Lynn Fraunendienst) and first in 20 years. He had the four longest jumps of the competition and it was the 4th longest jump in all of Minnesota this season. Jordan finishes his Ranger Track career with 6 All-State honors, 4 School Records and 2 State Championships. Lucy Lewandowski cleared 10’ 6” in the Pole Vault placing her 6th overall. That mark earns her All-State honors, is the highest finish ever for a Pole Vaulter in Ranger Girls History and ties Brooklyn Jones for the School Record. This was Lucy’s 5th appearance at the State Championships (Basketball & Track) and her first All-State honor. Joe Ringhand placed 8th in the 800m Run with his time of 2:00.53 earning him All-State honors. He becomes the first Ranger boy to earn All-State in 22 years in the 800m. He finishes his Ranger Track career with the 7th fastest 800 & 10th fastest 1600m. Possibly more impressive is that Joe only had 30 minutes to prepare after the 800m for the 4x400m and ran an unbelievable leg to help win the State Title. What a wonderful group of student-athletes! Congratulations to you all!
10 days ago, Devan Bartels
4 x 400 team 2024
jordan mount state champion
lucy lewandowski 6th place pole vault
8th place joe ringhand
state track particpants 2024
πŸ“šAt the beginning of the year Ms. Meyer told students that her goal for them was to check out 9,000 books this year, but that she would love to someday reach 10,000 books checked out. Ms. Meyer was so happy to find out that students checked out 10,460 books this school year! πŸ“š Mrs. Jensen’s first grade class checked out over 700 books! They received an award for the classroom who checked out the most books this year. Each student was able to bring home a book and bookmark. The student who checked out the most books this year was fourth grader, Jacob Rutz. He checked out 72 books, and was also given a book and bookmark. πŸ™Œ
10 days ago, Devan Bartels
students sitting holding awards and new books
male stiudent holding an award and a book with a blue sweatshirt
Thanks to CLEF, 2nd graders enjoyed the end of the year at the Hallett Memorial Library for a show by Magic Hudson! He gave the students a folder of tricks to take home with them. Thank you, Magic Hudson!
13 days ago, Devan Bartels
man in black vest with two students
man in black vest with a student
man pointing at a board
a man in a black vest and tie in front of students
adult showing students pictures from a book
an adult reading a book to 2nd graders
Students in Mrs. Thoennes' class worked hard researching, paraphrasing, and organizing information for their endangered animal speeches! Congratulations to the following (as voted upon by their peers): THIRD HOUR Best Overall Speech: Sarah Maroney Best Delivery Skills: Lexy Fish Most Interesting Information: Ben Mueller Best Introduction: Ethyn Meixner Best Conclusion: Andres Saclolo FOURTH HOUR Best Overall Speech: Jayla Conner Best Delivery Skills: Lily Vang Most Interesting Information: Chantell Decent Best Introduction: Brody Pakarinen Best Conclusion: Olivia Essman SIXTH HOUR Best Overall Speech: Veronica Millsop Best Delivery Skills: Alexa Godfrey Most Interesting Information: Maverick Booth Best Introduction: Addy Vandekamp and Derek Berg Best Conclusion: Brody Chamberlin
14 days ago, Devan Bartels
6 students holding certificates
4 females and 1 male holding certificates
5 students holding certificates
Students in Mr. Schafbuch's engineering and innovation class learned about our CNC mill, and were able to load and run a small part! *A Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mill is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. CNC is commonly used in manufacturing for machining metal and plastic parts.
15 days ago, Devan Bartels
male student with maroon shirt on in front of cnc mill
male tudent smiling in front of cnc mill
male student giving thumbs up with glasses on
male student in a read hoodie holding a piece from cnc mill
female student standing in front of a cnc mill with glasses on
female student in front of a cnc mill wearing black
male student in front of a cnc mill
male student with a blue shirt  and glasses
female student with a red shirt in front of a CNC mill
Here are our Artists of the Week! Delila Yliniemi 10th grade, 3D art: flower holder Chase Horner and Deacon Larson, 8th grade art: Watercolor Paintings Stormm Wodarz 10th grade, 3D art: Groot and a clay mask
15 days ago, Devan Bartels
female holding a 3d clay project of buzz light year
two males holding water color paintings
female holding two 3d clay project of buzz light year
Mrs. Harris had two guest speakers for her 11th grade English classes. Students had read the book by Minnesota author Tim O'Brien called "The Things They Carried," which is about the Vietnam War. After completing research, students presented their information to their classmates and wrote an informative essay about what they learned. The culminating event was to listen to two guest speakers, Jeff Workman and Bob Carlson, both from Aitkin. These men both served in the Vietnam War and came and spoke to students about their experiences and answered questions. Thank you Jeff and Bob!
15 days ago, Devan Bartels
Bob and Jeff speaking to students about the war
students sitting in chairs listening
Community members and families should be receiving the Community Survey, maybe you have already. Please take the time to fill it out either online or on the paper, in which was mailed. You will need to enter a code if taking the survey online. If there is more than one person filling out the form online, you will need to contact the district office at 218-545-8801 and ask for another code. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please reach out to the district office as well. Thank you for taking time to give your input! There have been 6,570 surveys mailed to our school district members. As of today, 158 surveys have been completed. Please help us reach our goal of 1,000 responses!
16 days ago, Devan Bartels
surveys
Summer Fun and Fitness kicked off yesterday! Around 50 student-athletes, grades 5-12, participated. It's not too late to get registered. To sign up visit the Community Education website, https://www.ci.k12.mn.us/page/community-ed. #speed&strength #fitnessfun #gocigo
16 days ago, Devan Bartels
multiple athletese working with bands
5 girls giving thumbs up
two coaches and three athletes one jumping
Link Crew Coordinators, Megan Syrstad and Andrew Dirks, hosted May Development Day on Friday for the 2024-2025 Link Crew Leaders. They worked on team building exercises, got to know each other, and started learning how to best help next years 7th grade class.
16 days ago, Devan Bartels
two groups of students in a circle
a coupr of students with colorful clothes holding up their pointer fingers
students in a circle with two fingers in the air
If someone said you could travel the world in one day, would you believe it? Well, believe it! Ms. McDonald's 8th graders brought us around the world in one day and did a fantastic job! They created an around the world experience for the community, staff and students to enjoy, and learn about other countries and their cultures. #worldtravel
17 days ago, Devan Bartels
travel expo
Power is out again! No phone service or internet. We will continue to keep you updated. Sorry for any inconvenience.
17 days ago, Devan Bartels
Power and internet are back up and running! Phones are also back in service. Thanks for your patience.
17 days ago, Devan Bartels
Cuyuna Lakes Lunch Bunch starts today! Lunches are available during the weekdays at four locations throughout the summer.
17 days ago, Devan Bartels
cuyuna lakes lunch bunch
Power is currently out at the high school. The phones and Internet are not working. We will update as soon as it comes back on. Basketball camp is still in session today.
17 days ago, Devan Bartels
Let's give a round of applause and congratulate, Mrs. Lori Vosacek, on her retirement!✨ After 8 years of dedication, inspiration, and countless moments of wisdom shared, we wish a fond farewell to our educator.🌟We wish you the very best, Mrs. Vosacek!
17 days ago, Devan Bartels
Lori Vosacek retirement
Let's give a round of applause and congratulate, Mrs. Sheila Lee, on her retirement!✨ After 10 years of dedication, inspiration, and countless moments of wisdom shared, we wish a fond farewell to our educator.🌟 Mrs. Lee retired in December. We hope you are enjoying your retirement!
19 days ago, Devan Bartels
sheila lee retirement