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 By Jana Peterson    News    July 10, 2020 

Some, but not daily, school time discussed

As schools continue to plan for three possible scenarios for resuming classes in the fall, details continue to emerge. As reported in the Pine Knot News on June 26, state officials told schools to...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Honor rolls

Esko High School Fourth quarterhonor rolls HONOR ROLL Annabelle Adkins Kaitlyn Adkins Alexandra Aker Ashley Aker Rachel Amireault Claire Anderson Karin Anderson Keone Anderson Simone Anderson Siri Anderson Santiago Anich Joseph Antonutti Rachel... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 26, 2020

School ready for a multiple fall scenarios

State officials told schools last week to prepare for three different scenarios in the fall, but they won't hear which one to implement until late July. And even that scenario could change, depending... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 26, 2020

Honor rolls

Cloquet High School Fourth quarter honor rolls... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 26, 2020

College honors: Dean's lists name students from area

Colter Hendrickson of Esko was named to the University of Utah spring dean’s list. Hendrickson is an engineering major. • • Frances Slater of Cloquet was named to the University of Arizona in Tucson spring dean’s list. Slater is majoring in... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    June 19, 2020

School budgets offer tale of two districts

The two districts attempting to pull off a consolidation in the next year showed strikingly different anticipated budgets for the next year. The Carlton and Wrenshall school boards met in regular monthly sessions Monday night via online platforms....

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 19, 2020

Purple PRIDE pulses through Cloquet school

Cloquet's Washington Elementary School got some positive reinforcement of its own earlier this month, when the Minnesota Department of Education named it a Sustaining Exemplar School for its...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 19, 2020

Education notes

Credit union scholars Members Cooperative Credit Union has announced the winners of its 2020 Young Leaders Scholarship Program. The scholarship awards are presented annually to graduating high school seniors wishing to further their education....

 By Mike Creger    News    June 12, 2020

Carlton picks short-term superintendent

The Carlton school board has chosen its next superintendent to replace Gwen Carman, who is leaving for a job in southeastern Minnesota. John Engstrom said the Carlton job appealed to him because it's...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 12, 2020

Cloquet board anticipates a deficit next school year

Cloquet school board members approved next year’s school district budget with an anticipated deficit of $411,000 — but knowing the district will likely receive $500,000 dollars in federal Coronavi...

 By Mike Creger    News    May 29, 2020

Budget is rosy for consolidated schools

School board members got a glimpse this month of what a budget for a Carlton and Wrenshall consolidated district might look like. Some rough data project a significant fund balance increase for school operations in a consolidation. With current...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 29, 2020

Cloquet School Board: Students must do the work

Following a lengthy discussion during the work session Tuesday, Cloquet school board members voted 4-2 to give high school students an "incomplete" grade instead of an "F" if they failed a class during the fourth quarter, when the district switched...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 29, 2020

Students say goodbye to retirees and teachers in reverse parade

Washington Elementary School held a "reverse parade" Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Retiring teachers sat in special personalized parade floats outside the building, while other school staff... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    News    May 29, 2020

Schools take ceremonies to new level

One thing is certain: the Class of 2020 will have lots of stories to tell future generations about their final school days. Last Friday marked the beginning of the high school graduation season with... Full story

 By Ruth Reeves    News    May 29, 2020

Community Ed restarts

It has been a historic time these past couple of months. Many of our programs have been halted due to the COVID-19 spread. I know people who are infected with COVID-19, or who have died from it. While many people, fortunately, have no or very light...

 By Kerry Rodd    News    May 15, 2020

A parade of future graduates

Cloquet High School seniors were met with well-wishers from the school staff Saturday as they picked up graduation gowns and other materials. The raucous event was part of ongoing efforts to bring... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    May 15, 2020

Consolidation plan headed to state

The school boards from Carlton and Wrenshall earlier this week approved in separate online meetings a consolidation plan to be sent to the Minnesota Department of Education. It’s a formal step in a process with many parts as the districts edge clos...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 15, 2020

Coaches, theater advisors will be paid

In line with many school districts across the state and region, Cloquet school board members voted unanimously Monday to pay all spring coaches and activity advisors their full pay — despite the...

 By Mike Creger    News    May 15, 2020

UPDATED: Grads gear up for drive-up ceremonies

The Cloquet school district made graduation ceremony plans before Minnesota Department of Health officials joined state education commissioners last week to announce guidelines for schools honoring... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 8, 2020

Cloquet grads opt for a drive-in ceremony

It will be a Cloquet High School graduation unlike any that have come before, that's for certain. Restricted by orders prohibiting large gatherings and aiming to promote social distancing during the C... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 1, 2020

State to students: Stay home

The announcement by Minnesota governor Tim Walz that distance learning would be extended for the rest of the school year was a gut punch to many area students. It hit seniors particularly hard. Member... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 1, 2020

Cloquet school board makes cuts to avoid $1 million deficit

With the Cloquet School District looking at a possible $1 million deficit (out of a $30 million operating budget) during the 2020-21 school year, the pressure to approve a number of planned cuts was... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    May 1, 2020

Guest Commentary: Distance learning can't bridge interpersonal gap

A few days before Gov. Walz's decision to keep Minnesota schools closed through the end of the year, I ran out to Wrenshall School to scan materials for my classes. The only person in the building, I...


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