The Students of Character event goes live at 5:30 p.m., this evening. Click the link to watch, https://www.facebook.com/sourcewellgov *Note: No personal Facebook account is needed to watch event on the Sourcewell public Facebook page. Congratulations, Alana and Anna!
Mr. Swanhorst recently hosted Mrs. Jessica Spicer, CRMC's HR department, who serves as a Recruiter. Each student received a detailed folder filled with valuable job hunt materials. Mrs. Spicer spoke to the Health Care Occupations class about job searching, in general, including in-depth cover letter and resume instruction. This presentation will be followed up with "mock" interviews. Students apply for an actual position, at CRMC, and will be scheduled for an interview, gaining the opportunity for the actual interview process. Thank you, Mrs. Jessica Spicer!
Summer will be before we know it and our summer Community Education programs will be too! Click the link https://www.ci.k12.mn.us/o/cisd/page/community-ed--14 to see what is happening this summer. Programs are being added frequently, so be sure to check back often.
Today is National Paraprofessional Appreciation Day, and we thanked the CRES paras for their amazing work the only way we know how; with a plate of pancakes, prepared and served by some of our awesome staff. The paras in the C-I school district are second to none, and they are always willing to go above and beyond to help our students get a world-class education. Thank you Crosby-Ironton paraprofessionals!
Check out these awesome photos from the Cool School Polar Plunge! https://www.flickr.com/photos/plungemn/albums/72157718509818875/page1
Eating healthfully doesn't have to be complicated! Choose nutritious foods that have vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Use these tips: https://sm.eatright.org/ERnotcomplicated #NationalNutritionMonth
During #NationalNutritionMonth and beyond, choose nutrient-rich foods that represent the five basic food groups. Use these tips to get started: https://sm.eatright.org/nutrichdiet
The Crosby-Ironton School District is looking for a full-time Family and Consumer Science Teacher (FACS, for the 2021-2022 school year. If interested, please apply online at https://crosbyironton.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx
SAVE THE DATE!! Prom 2021 will be held Thursday, May 20th. Grand March will be in the Gally Gym at 5:00pm, and the dance will run 7-10:00pm at Ruttgers Resort Ballroom. Students will be responsible for eating on their own between Grand March and the dance. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of April; $20 per person. Reach out to Mrs. Syrstad with any questions.
February was Children's Dental Health Month and the kindergartens participated in a Coloring Contest after learning about how to keep their teeth healthy. Winners from each class got a goodie bag from the Delta Dental of Minnesota program including a water bottle, toothbrush, toothpaste and a tooth timer. All students got a new toothbrush!
Knowing culinary techniques can help you bring out the flavor of foods without needing to add a lot of extra ingredients or calories! Learn the basics of common cooking techniques to navigate recipes and get healthy meals on the table: https://sm.eatright.org/culinarylingo #NationalNutritionMonth
EXCITEMENT! There will be a CIHS Music Department concert extravaganza on Sunday, March 21st. 1:00pm Band Concert 3:00pm Choir Concert 5:00pm Choir Concert Due to the 250 spectator limit, we will be admitting 3 family members per student. These performances will also be live-streamed via the Crosby-Ironton Music Facebook page for those that are unable to attend. To ensure you are able to view the concerts, be sure to "Like" Crosby-Ironton Music on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/CrosbyIrontonMusic
All 7th-12th grade students in Advisory are receiving a bag of information and goodies from HOPE...an organization in Aitkin whose mission is to end violence and provide safety through direct services, education and advocacy to all people experiencing domestic violence. They provided each student with a pamphlet on dating violence/healthy relationships, a business card for a teen support group, a pin, a lens cleaner, a mask, some Purell, and some candy. Thank you, HOPE, for all you do for our community and caring about our students.
Mr. Swanhorst's class has been working on an obituary assignment. The Obituary activity is a small group project as a follow up to our substance unit Health class. The students select a drug with the main objective of researching it thoroughly to capture a deeper understanding of the substance. The groups are required to present their research, construct a poster about the drug, and to create a fictitious Obituary of a person dying due to the drug use. The process allows the students to work with others to accomplish required tasks and to experience public speaking. The challenge on the poster is to develop it so it is eye-catching and informative because they are posted on the wall outside the classroom for the student body and faculty to learn from their hard work.
Due to the weather, C-I Schools will have an E-Learning day, Thursday, March 11.
This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is Personalize Your Plate. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! And a registered dietitian nutritionist can tailor a healthful eating plan that is as special as you are. Learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth: https://sm.eatright.org/NNMinfo
Thanks to a partnership with the Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection, Crosby-Ironton High School students are being introduced to a fun website that will help them explore local career options. TheGameofCareers.com is a new website that showcases local industries and careers through interactive online simulations and activities, videos, photos, and relevant career information. This will take place March 8th-11th in 9th-12th grade Advisory classes . There will be prize drawings for those who fully participate. This Career Fair is available through March 26th. What a great opportunity for our students!
The registration process for the 2021-2022 school year will be starting this week. Please watch for information coming from your child(ren) regarding this. Below is a list of due dates for registration. Please turn forms into the Advisory teacher when finished. 6th Grade (going into 7th) DUE DATE: Friday, March 5th 7th Grade (going into 8th) DUE DATE: Thursday, March 4th 8th Grade (going into 9th) DUE DATE: Thursday, March 11th 9th Grade (going into 10th) DUE DATE: Monday, March 15th 10th Grade (going into 11th) DUE DATE: Monday, March 15th 11th Grade (going into 12th) DUE DATE: Monday, March 8th Parents and students received an email from Mrs. Doyle regarding presentations dates. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com or at 218-545-8816.
Seniors: Although there are many scholarship deadlines approaching, Friday, March 5th has a lot of local scholarships due. Please check your email for scholarship reminders and tips, and the yellow scholarship folder in your Schoology course called "Counselor's Connection" for full details. See Mrs. Doyle with any questions.
Crosby-Ironton High School yearbooks are on sale now through March 19, 2021. Cost is $45. You use cash, checks made out to Crosby-Ironton High School, or through PaySchools. Please contact Jackie Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katherine Thoennes (email@example.com) with any questions. Extra order forms are also available in the high school office.
Parents, Guardians, Community Members: This is to alert you that on Tuesday, February 16th, there are 90 students who are absent from school because they have either tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. Please remember to exercise caution by practicing safe social distancing, wearing a face covering and washing hands frequently. The pandemic is far from over. We ask that students and families help us keep our students in school by adhering to the safe social distancing guidelines. Also, please remember to contact the school nurse immediately if anyone in your family is experiencing flu-like symptoms. We will continue to do what we can to keep our schools open! Sincerely, Jamie Skjeveland, Ed.D. Superintendent
Yesterday marked the 100th day of school! Some classes celebrated with games, pizza party, or a movie. Ms. Esse's class celebrated by licking a Tootsie Pop, 100 times, to see if they could get to the center. Do you think they did it? Other classes thought of 100 ways to be kind. Today is the 101st day of school! Students in Mrs. Jensen's class are celebrating with pup-corn and collections of 101 things. Do you recognize these two teachers?!
The countdown continues....24 hours until our virtual community meeting! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a part of this meeting.
Countdown begins! 34 hours until our community meeting which starts at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. We want your voice to be heard! If you would like to be a part of this virtual meeting, please email email@example.com to get the link. We hope to see you!!
Ms. Anderson's class has created a "Coffee Cart," for the staff at the high school. The menu includes: coffee, hot chocolate, granola bars, treats, tea, etc. Staff puts their order in at the beginning of the week and the students work together to read the orders, put the orders together and deliver the orders every Thursday. Great opportunity to focus on social skills!
Today we had 4 teams compete in their first 7th-9th grade knowledge bowl meet. There were 6 schools and 14 teams playing virtually over the website Discord. 8th grade boys - 2nd place 9th grade - 7th place 8th grade girls - 8th place 7th grade - 13th place Congratulations to you all on a job well done! Keep it up!
Reminder to Juniors: The PSAT Exam will be Tuesday, January 26th. You must officially sign up and make your payment in the high school office or Mrs. Doyle's office, no later than January 21st. If you filled out the google form this fall, this only means you were interested in taking the test, it is not the official sign up.
Please know that the distance learning meals do not start until December 7! This was stated in the letter but not on the request form. Sorry for any miscommunication and any inconvenience this may have caused. Meal pick-up does not start until December 7.
Congratulations to Chase Hage for becoming an Eagle Scout. Chase is a 10th grader at C-I Secondary. For his Eagle Scout project, Chase raised money and organized a group to help upgrade the baseball field at the Hallett Community Center, by adding benches for the players and fixing the seating for the fans. Congratulations Chase and thank you for your work in the community!
Reminder: If you are interested in joining the virtual school board meeting, Monday, November 23 at 6p.m., please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:00 p.m. to receive the Zoom link.
Reminder: Virtual Financial Aid Night for Seniors and their Families from Crosby-Ironton High School and Aitkin High School via Zoom is tomorrow, November 9th at 6:00 pm. You should have received an email with the Zoom link. Contact Nicole Doyle with questions.
Parent-Teacher Conferences at the high school tonight are being held virtually. Call/Email invites were sent to families last week if a conference was requested by the teacher(s). Please call/email your teachers if you have questions or concerns.
7th grade students in Mrs. Syrstad’s English class have been reading about the Holocaust. Together, they read and analyzed a poem called “The Butterfly” which was written by a young man while he was imprisoned in the Terezin Concentration Camp. The poem was found at the camp at the end of the war and has resulted in the butterfly becoming a powerful symbol of remembrance. Students created their own butterflies to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. We must remember this part of history in order to insure that it never repeats itself.
REMINDER: SALT will be continuing it’s annual WE Scare Hunger campaign on Saturday October 31st from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM. SALT members will be knocking on doors in Crosby, Ironton, and Deerwood, collecting nonperishable food items to donate to the Cuyuna Food Shelf. -Members will wear masks and respect Covid-19 guidelines. -If you would like to donate but need to limit personal interactions, you are welcome to place donations on your doorstep for members to collect. Thank you for your donations!
Junior High (7-9) Knowledge Bowl is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 season! This year competitions will be completely virtual to ensure students' safety. If you are interested, you may pick up an application in the office or Mr. Hollenhorst's room. Applications are due November 3rd and may be dropped in Mr. Hollenhorst's room (109).
Homecoming week's dress up days included "Beach Day" and "Decades." Take a look at a few of the students dressed for the occasions! The C-I Ranger Volleyball team plays tonight, at home, against Detroit Lakes. You may catch the live action game via the C-I Ranger Volleyball Facebook page. Live play begins with JV at 6:00 PM and Varsity at 7:15. Good luck Rangers! #GO-CI-GO
Seniors and Parent(s)/Guardian(s): This is a reminder to please check your email! There is important information regarding your Senior Year, that was sent out last week. Please take time to go over this at home together as a family. If you have any questions at any time, contact Mrs. Doyle. This document can be found in the blue folder in my Schoology course entitled "Counselor's Connection".
Chromebooks are available for grades 7-12 to pick up in the HS office today, until 3pm, and Thursday and Friday from 9am-3pm. Please remember to fill out the Acceptable Use Policy online before picking up the Chromebook. Here is the link for the AUP, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8uinCG0k6Bl14PxxqVd2VxzTep2wtBmSIEeCYvQ0m6Qv-Bg/viewform. Thank you!
KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP IS TONIGHT! We are so excited that your kindergartener will be joining us in the fall of 2020! YOU’RE INVITED! WHEN: Tuesday, August 11th WHERE: Cuyuna Range Elementary School Parking Lot TIME: 6:00-7:30 p.m. (You may come at 5:30 if you still need to register for school) WHAT TO BRING: Your kindergartener (no siblings please) and a lawn chair. Your child will be participating in four fun activities with a small group of children and the kindergarten teachers! While they are doing this, you will be sitting in your lawn chair listening to Mr. Becker, our school nurse, lunch services, and transportation services speak about important school information. Each child will receive a goody bag to take home at the end of the event! We are looking forward to meeting you and hope you will join us! Mr. Kurt Becker Mrs. Jodi Stangel Mrs. Jamie Duhn Mrs. Angie Holmvig Ms. Shelly Pribyl
Good morning! We would like to know, as soon as possible, if you are choosing distance learning for your child(ren). Times are ever changing and there is technically no deadline to notify the district of this. Please contact Devan if you should decide distance learning for child(ren). You may email her at email@example.com. Thank you!
Reminder that CI Prom 2020 will take place on July 24th from 8-10pm at the Deerwood Auditorium. There is NO cost for admission. This event is open to the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021. Activities and events include: DJ, Photo Booth, Mixed Company Food Truck, Yard Games, and more. Spread the word! Please pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, July 16th, at 6:00 p.m., the Superintendent of the Crosby-Ironton School District, Dr. Jamie Skjeveland, will be hosting a listening session for parents who would like to share their thoughts and input about the new school year that is slated to begin on August 31st. Parents who wish to attend the online meeting can obtain the meeting link by emailing either of the following addresses: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
The Minnesota Department of Education has launched a survey regarding distance learning. To have your voice be heard, please click on the link and fill it out. http://sgiz.mobi/s3/2020-Parent-Distance-Learning-Feedback-Survey
Reminder - CRES Send Off to Summer Thursday, May 28th, 3 - 3:30pm. Please remember to enter the CRES bus loop coming south on County Road 31 (as if heading from Cuyuna towards Crosby), so you can make a right hand turn into the bus loop. Please also remember to remain in your vehicle. We look forward to seeing you!
CRES Send Off to Summer Any child who has rode the bus home from CRES on the last day of school knows the routine. Teachers and support staff line the bus loop, wave to the departing buses, and often blow bubbles. With the realities of this year, that isn't going to happen. The staff at CRES would like to make the best of this situation. CRES students and families are invited to a Send Off to Summer event at CRES on Thursday, May 28th from 3 - 3:30pm. CRES staff will be lining the bus loop. Students are invited to drive through the bus loop with their families. Families are asked to drive their vehicles south on County Road 31 (as if they are driving from Cuyuna into Crosby), so they can make a right hand turn into the bus loop. This will allow other traffic to continue in the second south bound lane. Upon entering the bus loop, we ask families to remain in their car. Feel free to roll down your window, wave, and say a few quick words to your favorite staff members. As you leave the bus loop, please exit the bus loop by taking a right onto County Road 31. Law enforcement will be on hand to help with congestion. During this send off, two special teachers will also be recognized for their many years of dedication to the students at Cuyuna Range Elementary School. May 28th will be Jane Moore and Jody Perrine's last day of school. We would also like to invite former students and former co-workers of Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Perrine to drive through the bus loop to send them congratulations and best wishes. Everyone at CRES is very proud of the efforts of their students and families during these challenging times of distance learning. We hope to see you at the Send Off to Summer!
School Board Meeting will be held via Zoom, today, at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in joining the meeting, please email Carmen at email@example.com and she will get you the needed information. Thank you!
Seniors, Families, Crosby-Ironton School District Staff, Scholarship Donors, and Community Members: You are invited to attend our Virtual Senior Awards Night on Monday, May 18th, at 7:00 p.m. Please join us on Crosby-Ironton's School District's Facebook page to celebrate our Class of 2020 and their accomplishments. If you are unable to watch it at 7:00 pm, the link will be available on Facebook, our School Website, and sent to families and donors in an email after the event takes place. Seniors will be able to pick up all of their Awards and Scholarship Certificates, Pins, and Cords on Wednesday, May 20th, in the North Entryway from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m. Please contact the Main Office if you need to make other arrangements.
CRES Yearbooks have arrived! If you pre-ordered and receive a packet on the bus, they will be in your Monday May 11th packets. If you do not receive a packet and pre-ordered, please come to the CRES Office to pick up. They will be available for purchase in the school office as well from the hours of 7:30-4:00pm.
Attention Camp Invention Campers, Due to the disruptions and challenges of COVID-19, we will not be hosting Camp Invention this summer. You will be receiving an email from Camp Invention Headquarters. This will provide details regarding offering all campers a virtual experience with Camp Invention Connect. If you choose to take part in Camp Invention Connect, they will send you a "boxed" camp to your home with all of the materials. Then your child can access digital resources to go through the camp activities. However, you also have the option to cancel everything and get a complete refund. If you would like to receive a refund, please call 800-968-4332. Please contact Allison Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions. Thank you!
Crosby-Ironton's Student Action Leadership Team (SALT) would like to challenge our school district to clean up the community! During this time of quarantine, it is important for your health to stay active, so on a nice day, we encourage you to clean up an area of the community that needs your help. Keep in mind, we want everyone to stay safe, so please make sure to follow the rules of social distancing; this is not a gathering nor are we asking you to travel, but it is something you can do individually or as a family. When you clean up an area, I ask that you send a ten second clip to email@example.com , as the clips will be compiled into a video of everyone who participates towards cleaning up the Crosby-Ironton community. Please send in videos by May 26. Please take a moment out of your day to give a little back to your community and planet. This is a great opportunity to get outside and have something to do. Thank you to anyone who participated in our area!
Our 3rd grade teachers, miss their students VERY much! So, they have sent out a special mailer, of themselves, to each of their students. Now, each student can take their teacher with them on any adventure they choose. The 3rd grade teachers can't wait to see and hear about where they have gone and what they have done!
SENIORS We are excited to see you! Cap and Gown Pick Up is Monday, May 4, 2020 between the hours of 9am - 1pm. Please come to the student entrance by the HS office. There will be staff to direct the flow of traffic so we are following social distancing requirements. Items must be paid in full upon pick up. If you are unable to come, please make every effort to find someone to pick up your items. If you cannot find someone, please contact the HS office at 218-545-8802. **Seniors are also able to pick up yearbooks at this same time. Yearbooks: **All students are able to pick up yearbooks Wednesday, May 6th, 10-1 or Friday, May 8th, 10-1.
Isaiah Ringhand, son of our industrial arts teacher, Tom, has been missing since late morning. Isaiah is described as 4ft tall, 60 pounds. He left his house wearing a brown Carhartt jacket, blue jeans and camo boots. To do our part as a community members and aid in the search, rescuers are asking you to look in ALL outbuildings on your property. Please call 911 if you have any information. Thank you. Thoughts go out to the Ringhand family.
Check this out! Audible is offering free books during the pandemic— you don’t even need to create an account to access the books. There are books for ALL ages. Happy listening! https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Be sure to check out the Cuyuna Range Elementary School YouTube channel! Once you get to the site, tap the tab that says "playlists". There are three types of videos on our channel right now. There are 25 stories read by CRES teachers on the playlist, Storytime, from CRES. WINners Math and WINners Reading are different math and reading games families can do at home brought to you by CRES WIN teachers. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEe52U-5jnkifBtWugCEYlQ
During this time of unknown certainty, it is heart warming to see everyone coming together. CRES paras created their own version of #aworldofhearts. Thank you for spreading joy and hope to our community! If you have photos to share of your #aworldofhearts window creations, please share them in the comments on Facebook!
ATTENTION: Schoology is back up and running! Thank you for your patience.
ATTENTION: Schoology is down at the moment. Please be patient. Watch here for updates.Thank you!
The Staff Shout-Out of the day goes to, Bryan Syrstad, DAPE and Phy. Ed teacher at CRES and the high school. Mr. Syrstad is also head football and baseball coach, he plays a huge roll in our Special Olymipcs and Unified partners, as well. Thank you, Mr. Syrstad, for all you do for the students at C-I!
CRES students and families, take a peek at this link and enjoy some stories read by staff. Thank you, CRES Staff, for creating this opportunity! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEe52U-5jnkifBtWugCEYlQ/featured?view_as=subscriber
If you want your child(ren) to receive a meal on Monday, March 23, the deadline to fill out the survey is Friday, March 20, by noon. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-OsIglqtkAA0hPi1Suoe91Bnm6r1X3GI5f1GqYGRM4o
Parents/Guardians of students who have not brought their belongings and text books home, please stop at CRES by 3:00 pm today. Pick up isn't available tomorrow. Please call or email Kim Taylor 218-545-8773 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you!
Easton Maucieri, Briana Miller, and Emily Miller, 10th graders, are shown working on the pottery wheel during art club. Julianna Camacho and Marques Dubray, 10th graders, display their Monochromatic Still-Life paintings. Mason Gronsberg, 10th grade, and Willow Glomski, 11th grade, show off their pinch pot monster and Coil pot. Great job everyone! Keep up the good work! #GoCIGo
March is National Nutrition Month! Visiting a kindergarten class, from CRMC, is Dietician Intern, Katie Salfer and Director of Clinical Nutrition, Mrs. Heather Erickson. They taught students about eating veggies. The students were able to smell, touch, taste and journal about sugar snap peas and beets! Thank you CRMC, Katie and Mrs. Erickson.
The 7th graders traveled to St. Cloud this past Tuesday, February 4th to the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud to attend GREAT Theatres production of Disney's Newsies. This trip was funded through a generous donation from the Cuyuna Lakes Education Foundation (CLEF). We are so incredibly thankful for the support CLEF continues to show the students in our district. With this being a first time trip for the 7th graders, to see a GREAT production, expectations for behavior were high and we were extremely proud of how our 80 students represented the school and community of Crosby-Ironton. We are hopeful that this wonderful experience can become a yearly opportunity for the 7th grade class.
Yesterday, CRES students and staff celebrated the 100th day of school! Many classes had special activities based on 100. #GoCIGo #100thDayofSchool
Sarah Calkins, Amber Ogle and Evan Miller, 10th graders, and Hannah Scott, a 9th grader, all work hard painting their color wheels. Students must create secondary and tertiary colors with the use of only the primary colors. Nevaeh Cutter shows of her watercolor painting of "Schools Around The World," project for the 2nd grade EXPO. Great job everyone! Keep up the good work! #GoCIGo
Yesterday we celebrated Ranger Way Wednesday as we recognized 7th & 8th grade students for perfect attendance, "B" honor roll, and "A" honor roll, and teacher awards. Congratulations to you all! Keep up the hard work! #GoCIGo #RangerWay