Voting matters! Kindergarteners learned about the importance of voting and had real-life application of the process by advocating for their favorite playdough color. Students read and wrote their selections, represented tally marks, counted and recorded the final results, and assisted in mixing up a batch of our winner--red. Voting matters...and makes our classroom experiences richer and more authentic!
The 2018-2019 Floodwood Yearbook is for sale right now! If you buy before September 21st, the yearbook is $40 and you get 4 free icons on the cover. Click this link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1062694/Floodwood-High-School/ or order in the school office.
Polar Pride in Action: Several elementary students at last night's football game were spotted picking up trash and making our grounds beautiful once again. Way to show respect and responsibility for our community, Polar Bears! We are ROARing with Pride by your actions!
The school library will be open every Tuesday from 10-2 in June. Come check out the wonderful books!
The June regular School Board meeting is on June 25th not June 18th. It was incorrect in the letter sent home.
Garden plots are available for summer at the school. Please call the office if you're interested.
Next Tuesday, May 15th, is our final visit to the bookmobile. Patrons will only be allowed to return books unless they have parent notes saying they can check out books.
The Floodwood Library will start collecting all books next week. This week is the last week for checkout. Please check for library books in your home and return them.
Prom is Saturday! *6:15 Grand March along the river at the pavilion (participants must line up at 6) *7-11 Dinner & Dance at Savanna Portage *Grand March seating is limited. If inclement weather, it will be moved to the large gym.
Please note the time change for JAMD on May 10 to 6:30 at the Event Center
The Floodwood School will be closed Monday, April 16th due to inclement weather.
The Floodwood School will start at 10:25 a.m. on Monday, April 16th due to inclement weather. Buses will be running 2 hours late. Staff should report at 10:00 a.m. All pre-Kindergarten classes have been cancelled. Again, school will start at 10:25 a.m. on Monday, April 16th for students in K through 12.
The Polar Den is closed tomorrow after school. Please make alternative arrangements for your elementary student. Thank you
Father/Daughter Ball registration forms are located in the school office or grocery store. Deadline to sign up is this Friday 4/6
Dollars for Scholars applications are due by April 13th.
Homework help is available to students on Tuesdays after school until 4:00 in Mrs. Fjelds room and on Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 in the Polar Den.
BUS DRIVER POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT FLOODWOOD SCHOOL WITH $250 SIGN ON BONUS!! GO TO: www.isd698.org for more information
For more pictures of Pajama Day reading see the school’s Facebook page.
Spring Sports Meeting tomorrow March 1st @ 6pm. If you are participating in Track, Softball, or Baseball please be present to meet with your coaches.
Come cheer on our Lady Bears during our first round of playoffs vs. Wrenshall. Game starts at 7:15 in Hermantown. Hope to see you there!
School will start at 10:25 a.m. today due to inclement weather. Buses will be running 2 hours late.
1 Day Scholastic Book Fair coming March 27th during Grandparent's day. Support the library, grab a good book to share with your kids. Online: 3/27~4/17: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool
Tonight's game vs Cook County has been cancelled due to inclement weather and unsafe road conditions.
Attention Seniors, Dollars for Scholars application working day is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30th to apply for available scholarships. Meet in the computer lab during Senior High 4th period.
Dollars for Scholars application opens February 5th. Application deadline is April 13th.
Dollars for Scholars needs Senior student volunteers to help with the phon-a-thon on Tuesday, February 13th. Sign up to help raise money for college scholarships.
Monday's girls basketball game versus Hill City is an away game at Hill City, not a home game. Have a great weekend!
Tonight's GBB vs Two Harbors has been cancelled due to weather. It has been rescheduled as a double header in Two Harbors tomorrow with JH boys playing at 4:00, Varsity girls and JV boys @ 5:45, & Varsity boys and JH girls @ 7:15. Bus loads at 1:15 and leaves@ 1:30. If you have any questions please contact Summer Opacich at firstname.lastname@example.org
GBB will be on coaches corner on WKLK radio station this Saturday @ 9:45am!
Just a reminder that there is no gymnastics after school today
The Polar Den will be open next Thursday 12/21 from 1:30-4:00
Holiday Program Information: Wednesday, December 20th @ 6:00. Kinder Families: Please bring your child to our classroom at 5:45 and return for pick up after the concert.
Mr. Tollefson has created a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for their Laurentian Trip this spring. Click on the link now to donate! https://www.gofundme.com/floodwoodlaurentiantrip?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n
There will be no gymnastics on December 20th due to the 6 pm Christmas concert. Happy Holidays!
FYI Kinder Families: We will visit Santa's Shop to make our Christmas wish lists on Tuesday afternoon. We'll shop for our presents on Thursday afternoon.
Check out our new app on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/floodwood-school-mn/id1185675949?mt=8
Thank you for purchasing at the book fair. The online book fair goes until November 21st:http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3744492&direct=Y
30 Students spent their day off at Planet 3 Trampoline Park in Duluth!
Conference Tips for K Families: Please arrive on time and be ready to discuss your child's progress. Also come ready with any questions you have!
Remember to come to the Floodwood School book fair next week. Check out the Homepage (http://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool) Check out the online fair too!
The Polar Den will be closed on Wednesday 11/8 and 11/15. Please find alternate arrangements for after school
Parent Teacher conference slips went home with kindergarten students on Friday. I look forward to discussing your child's progress with you!
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 16th from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Conference times will be going home with PK-6th grade students.
There is No School on Monday, November 6th. The teachers and paras are participating in professional development.
Remember to wear Polar Pride wear (including purple and gold) and our good behavior roller skating trip tomorrow! We’re in for a fun filled morning elementary students!! Can’t wait!
Due to weather and unplayable field conditions in Wrenshall, tomorrow's football playoff game will be played at 10 a.m. at the Esko School fields. Hope to see you there! Good luck Polar Bears!
Today's trip to the Pumpkin Patch has been cancelled. Linda's bus is running extremely late this morning.
The kindergarten walking field trip to the Floodwood Fire Hall will be Monday, October 30th. We will leave the school around 8:45. Adult volunteers are needed!
Come support our Lady Bears in the first round of playoffs this Monday vs. Silver Bay at 7pm. See you there!
Come support the Floodwood Polar Bears vs. Isle, in the first round of football playoffs, this Tuesday @ 7:00. Hope to see you there!
Mid Term Grades have been posted. Check out the Parent Portal for details. If you need access, contact Lois in the office for help
Kindergarten will visit the Cowhorn Crossing Pumpkin Patch with ECFE on Friday, October 27th. The cost is $6.00 per person. Adult volunteers are needed!
Arrowhead Librarian, Mollie Stanford Coming Th. 10/26 to share member resources available with a FREE ALS card. Community members' 30 minute demo is 8:45~9:15 a.m. in the Art Room. Come & Learn!
Super Second graders are on a mission to tell the class what time it is at their house. We are looking for times that are a quarter after (15), half past (30), or a quarter till, (45). Super Second graders will use these photos as we make up our story. For example: "A movie night is planned at this time at _____'s house. What time do you need to be there?" Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
Tomorrow on Wednesday Super Second Graders will perform "contraction surgery!" We will study our patients. I had a patient named "cannot." After surgery he came out feeling brand new with a different look, "can't." The band-aid is our apostrophe. Armed with their scapel (scissors), non-latex gloves, mask and their knowledge of a patient, Super Second Graders will perform their "surgery." Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
Did you know that Floodwood School has an app? Go to the app store on your iPhone or Android to find it.
Adrianna Palmer and Cameron Goutermont have been crowned Queen and King for our homecoming festivities!
Today, 4th grade had to pause their game in PE to do the cha cha slide.
Tune in to WKLK 96.5 tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. as the Polar Bears Volleyball team will interview LIVE on Coaches Corner
2nd grade celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday today. We made a foldable project which shows where he traveled, some facts and fiction, all things apples and more! Play the fact or fiction game on the back! Way to go Second Grade! He is the first of many legends we will learn about. Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
If you didn't get to order pictures today, it's not too late to order! Late orders will be accepted online only up to 48 hours. Go to mylifetouch.com Enter Picture Day ID#: MI537065Y0
Picture day is Monday. Practice those smiles!
2nd graders will have Math Fastbridge Testing on the computer tomorrow, September 20th. Encourage plenty of rest and a good breakfast. As always, do your best 2nd graders and you can't go wrong! Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
There will be a planning meeting for baseball/softball this Wednesday, September 20th at 11:22, during advisory time. Any students interested in playing this spring MUST attend the meeting. See you there! :)
Kindergarteners will take computer assessments in math tomorrow morning. Results from aMath will be used to help guide instruction. Plenty of sleep and a good breakfast is needed to do our best!
7th & 8th grade spent the first couple weeks working on Character Playbook. It is important for students to learn how to recognize emotions in themselves and others, as well as how to handle them in a variety of situations. #developingemotionallyawarestudents
Standing for the last day of the ultimate Frisbee season for team sports: Spice Girls 3-0-1 Awesome 2-1-1 Jaxson's Team 2-2 Initials 0-4
Second graders solving an unknown number in the middle math problem. For example one sudent is thinking I saw 10 cubes. My partner pulled off an amount off and put it behind his back. Then he gave me the leftovers. So I know there was 10 now I am looking at 4. What number of cubes does my partner have behind his back? I think 6 behind his back, because 4+6=10 or 10-6=4. Keep practicing partners of 10 Second Grade! Soon you will see a pattern when we talk about partners of 100! Hmmmm....Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
Kindergarten students have been learning about kindness! Encourage your children to show kindness toward others at home and discuss how they can be kind at school(such as helping, sharing, being responsible, and listening). This week: More on school and classroom expectations and our daily routines.
Third graders have beat the teacher 3 out of 4 days at the WBT Scoreboard Game with a mighty OH YEAH! Ask your student to show you how our classroom rules lead them to Polar Pride!
In math today, second graders played a game called, "Which bucket will win?" Each student was given one hundred, one ten, and one cube worth one. Second graders saw the impact place value has when filling up a bucket. The other buckets ended up with 40 and 25 in them. Strategy came into play. They found using their 100 square made the most impact. Results of Round 3 they will find out tomorrow!
Great news from Telisha Bennett... we received a grant for kids plus from Northland foundation. This grant will be use to support the kids plus coordinator position and to help the program. I've teamed up with Floodwood school community ed and will be offering an after school program on Wednesdays with snacks, planned activities, crafts, homework help, outings such as the school play ground more info will be available after school starts. Here's a sneak peek of our room at the school.
To report absences for the day, parents now have the option to email the school. Please add the following email to your contacts: email@example.com
Fall sports meeting is July 31st @ 6pm, see you there!
If you have paid your summer membership for the fitness center, hours will be Mon-Friday 6 am-8pm. The fitness center will be closed on weekends, July 3 & 4. Watch for possible closings later this summer due to possible floor waxing and relocation.
2nd grade Summer Reading Tips for Parents- by Mr. Nelson. Copy and paste the link below into web browser to view presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1havXbuRfRlh0JR72XGNlWaVN4tWxdoFPpee3w67CYR4/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=10000
Last day of chemistry. I'd love to say there is some educational value to meter stick styrofoam ball hockey, but alas I'm fresh out of ideas.
2nd grade, water games tomorrow, 6-1-17. Remember to bring change of clothes for water games, sunscreen and water bottle. We will celebrate with root beer floats. Happy last day of school! Sincerely, Mr. Nelson.
Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony: June 1st at 2:00. Reception to follow. See you there, families and friends!
Senior Graduation Celebration Walk!!!! Congrats https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8N3WQwjDGluNjR2UkRKZ3IzTWc https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8N3WQwjDGluODdHNHRveExBX00
1st to 3rd Track and Field Day resheduled to Thursday, May 25th, from 12:30 to 2:30. If there is bad weather it will be in the large gym instead.
Kindergarten trip to Riverview Farm RESCHEDULED to Wednesday due to the rain. Please have your children wear "work" clothes tomorrow as we will be working out in the garden tomorrow afternoon. :)
1st to 3rd Track and field day is coming up on Tuesday May 23, from 12:30 to 2:30. If make up day, if needed, it will be on Friday, May 26, at 2:30.
Growing Readers Presentation for Families of New First Graders http://www.screencast.com/t/KI8hvXfutx
2017 yearbooks are in and delivered contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have yet to recieve or want to buy still 12 or 55
ECFE presents Robert The Magician on May 25th 11:30-12-30 in the small gym. All preschoolers and families are invited for cake and coffee after the presentation. Preschoolers will be receiving participation certificates.
There will be no Polar Den after school this Wednesday 5/17. Sorry for the inconvenience.
We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo! Kindergarten students and their families will explore the Lake Superior Zoo on Friday, May 19th. Dress for the weather!
If you are a high school student that needs to attend summer school, please make a note of the dates and times. Class will (usually) be held in Mrs. Kabus’ classroom, but the location may change due to the summer cleaning schedule. June 15th from 9-1 20th from 9-1 27th from 9-1 July 5th from 9-1 10th from 9-1 18th from 9-1 25th from 9-1 August 1st from 9-1 8th from 9-1 15th from 9-1 22nd from 3-5pm 24th from 3-5pm 31st from 3-6pm
Media Designs iMovie of a shop project https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8N3WQwjDGlucG9icXliQ3ZxVHM/view?usp=sharing
Media Designs stop motion project, using the iPads and many digital skills https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8N3WQwjDGluTlRha1pGU0x0UEk/view?usp=sharing
Track and Field day will be held May 23rd at 12:30 for grades 1-3. Rain make-up day is scheduled for May 26
If any students are interested in taking drivers training this summer, please contact Ms. Fierke
Due to lack of vendors, the Mother's Day Craft and Vendor show has been cancelled for this Saturday. Hopefully we can try again next year.
Awesome job 3rd graders learning how to type in a google doc proper format about Spring, not many said the snow. 😝
It's Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank a teacher when you see them! The teachers at Floodwood are amazing! They are dedicated to our students.
Fourth graders head out to the school forest to study vernal ponds.
May 5th @ 6pm is the annual Floodwood Sports Banquet. Hope to see everyone there! :)
3rd graders will be celebrating moving up to another level on the Super Improver Wall tomorrow. This is in recognition of overcoming obstacles and achieving individual goals they have set to becoming better students. GOOD JOB!
If anyone has a business or craft that you'd like to sell at the Mother's Day Boutique on May 6, please contact Liz Kabus for a table reservation and details!
Tree planting scheduled for this Friday and next Monday is postponed. Date will be announced when it is scheduled.
Students created short interview videos about a real world problem they thought students needed awareness of. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8N3WQwjDGluU2JYM0ZCN2F5OEE
Only 2 slots left to fill the CPR refresher course on May 18 from 5:45-9:00. Cost is $42. Please preregister email@example.com
Fourth Graders made the newspaper by going out to the school forest looking for vernal ponds. We had a great time measuring the pond, looking for bugs, and identifying trees in the area. Watch for photos of this event soon.
Floodwood foresters coming to help K~6 & 8th grade students plant 160 red oak and maple trees in the school forest this Friday. Prekindergarten students will plant on Monday.
Five Floodwood students wrote poems that were selected to be published in the 2017 Young American Poetry Digest. We're very proud of these young poets about to be published.
First two sections of Reading MCAs with the third graders went well today with everyone having a good attitude! Everyone came ready and excited to do their best! Thank you families!!
Kindergarten Families: We will be doing outdoor education activities on Monday and Tuesday afternoon with the preschool classes. Please have your child dress for the weather.
7th graders are taking their Reading MCA tomorrow! Get good rest!
Today's softball and track meet have been cancelled for today. There will be practice after school as normal.
Our FAST Math test has been reacheduled to tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19 at 8:45! Having a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast would be the best way for students to be prepared! Thank you parents and families!
Al Sands is back on for Tuesday 4/18! He will be presenting to the students at 12:30 in the large gym. See you there!
Junior High basketball open gym every Tuesday starting at 4:30-6:30
Our guest speaker, Al Sands, who was slated to be at the school Tues. 4/18 has to postpone his visit. We'll let you know as soon as a new date is set.
Math assessments are Monday morning for kindergarten. Have your child get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast, and be ready for a personal best!
Adult, Child and Infant CPR class, May 18 from 5:45-9:00. Cost is $42. Please pre-register 476-2285 ext 70211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Third grade Poetry Slam was a big success! Thank to all that came to watch your students-they were amazing!
It’s BOOK FAIR week! Learn more about special book fair events, discounts, and how to order books online: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool
The 6th grade is learning about the Fur Trade, so we had our own "6th Grade Trade" where the students hand-made items to trade....becoming the voyaguer, trader and clerk, and setting up their own trading posts. Some things were replicas of European tools that were traded with the Native Americans for furs, and some items were things that the students just chose to make for fun!
3rd graders are learning their 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10 multiplication facts. Practicing at home would be great!
3rd graders were able to find characters in their books that showed a growth mindset!
Monte Selby talking with 3-6 graders today.
Spring FAST testing for Reading and Math will start next week.
This week we will be learning about rain and rainbows.
Don't Forget: Monte Selby, motivational speaker and song writer will be visiting our school this week. Family and Community event begins at 5:30pm Tuesday. See you there!
We identified subject and predicates and created our own. We viewed a video clip (https://youtu.be/cbSu2PXOTOc). With the crow as the subject we created predicates to describe the bird's journey!
Hola!! This week in Spanish, we talk about the Mayans and one of their largest and most important cities "Chichen Itza", please ask your child to tell you more about this story. The students drew pyramids and decorated them with beautiful colors, some built pyramids with pieces of cardboard and wood. Here is a small explanation so you can talk with your child about it: “In the world of the ancient Maya there were many sacred days, most often associated with celestial events. But none perhaps more widely celebrated than the Spring and Fall Equinox at the ancient site of Chichén Itza in central Yucatan. Dominating the center of Chichén Itza and the center stage for this event is the remarkable Temple of Kukulcan (the Maya name for Quetzalcoatl), often referred to as "El Castillo" (the castle). Great sculptures of Plumed Serpents run down the sides of the northern staircase, and are set off by shadows from the corner tiers on the Spring and Fall equinox. This twice-annual spectacle is said to have captured the hearts and imaginations of the Maya and Toltec people who once inhabited this robust ancient city.”
No School on Monday, March 27th---Teacher Inservice Day
Pie Auction and Bingo When: Saturday April 1, 2017 Where: Rich Event Center Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Sponsored by: Floodwood Sr. Class of 2017
Learning a second language: How parents can help? . A parent’s attitude toward language learning is crucial to a child’s success, and parents don’t always recognize the value of learning a second language in a changing world. Why learn a language? It’s likely to help your child become a better thinker, as well as giving her/him an advantage in the work world. Here’s what you can do to support language classes at your child’s school and language learning at home: Help your child make time to practice. Learning a language is like learning to play an instrument. Have your student teach you to say something in the language every day. Explaining is learning. Let your child laugh at your mangled pronunciation – and correct you. Ask Ms. Cortes for resources your child can use at home. Provide videos, books and music in the language. Here are some suggestions; all the programs are FREE- GRATIS! -Oh Noah Spanish BBC -Salsa Spanish Episodes Georgia Broadcasting -Peppa Pig in Spanish YouTube
Attention all students. Homework Help is available to students from 2:30-5:30 every Wednesday at the Hope Lutheran Church. If you attend Homework Help you can earn extra credit in the subjects areas you work on. Students also have the opportunity to earn hours back for unexcused absences from school. Please sign in at Homework Help and list the subject areas you work on. Don't forget to sign out to receive the credit for the hours you are attending.
Support was great last night for the senior Donkey Ball Event....thanks to everyone who rode and came out to support us!
Preschool for 2017-2018 Application Deadline is April 7th 4 Year Olds - FREE Programming! 3 Year Olds - based on family income Applications available in the office or contact email@example.com.
Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team on their win against Wrenshall! Next game will be Saturday at 7:15 p.m. against Carlton at the HIbbing Memorial Building. See you there!
Floodwood Girls Basketball--7:15 pm at Hermantown High School---Support our girls against Wrenshall tonight!!
7th-12th Grade Students will be attending a presentation by Scott Harvey called IamSomeone on March 1st. Check out www.speakingofharvey.com to learn more.
LAST CALL FOR 2017 YEARBOOKS!! All orders must be in by Friday (Feb 25th) to guarantee your $50 quality yearbook. To order, go online at Jostens.com or contact Mr. Reker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was a fun SnoDay at Floodwood! 8th grade won the tug of war championship, 11th grade won the snow shoe relay and 8th grade won the sled pull