Geraldine Davidson
Second graders enjoyed learning about electrical circuits using play-dough during library time this week.
1 day ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Reminder Floodwood School Stakeholders, the Box Tops for Education sweepstakes ends Friday, November 15th. You have a chance to help win a $20,000 makeover for our school. Check it out here: http://tiny.cc/ybh9fz.
1 day ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
STEAM day in the library. Students practiced using play-dough to create circuits to run fans and turn on lights.
2 days ago, Geraldine Davidson
Shannon Rocco
Floodwood Sophomores are creating cell models for Biology Class!
2 days ago, Shannon Rocco
Jaimen Davis
Floodwood School staff participated in ALICE Training during the Inservice on November 11th. The objective of ALICE is to: 1. Recognize the need for option-based response strategies to survive critical incidents. 2. Identify how ALICE strategies work in your environment. 3. Practice the ALICE strategies during hands-on training.
3 days ago, Jaimen Davis
Jaimen Davis
All are welcome for a fun night! November 14th from 4:00-6:00pm.
3 days ago, Jaimen Davis
Jen Bartsch
STEM Family Fun Night is this Thursday, November 14th from 4:00-6:00 at the Floodwood School. Come join us for this hands-on FREE event!
3 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Floodwood Staff sat in on a presentation today by the American Lung Association on Vaping (harm of vaping, what types of devices are around, what to look for and symptoms of those that vape).
4 days ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jen Bartsch
We are Kind: Kindergarten students learned about bullying and how to be a kind friend during our STEM lab this week. After viewing a video segment, partners discussed how the bullies could show kindness instead. Then, we applied what we discussed with three hands-on STEM building projects: Stacking cups, Keva Planks, and playdough creations. We talked about how we need to be gentle and use helping hands with friends while playing stacking cups. We practiced working together as a strong and skilled team during our Keva building. Finally, we practiced giving and receiving compliments while creating unique artforms out of playdough. K is for Kind!
5 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
The Kinder Crew made a very simple recipe for crock pot playdough! This was another easy, fun, and academically-rich experience in our classroom kitchen. Students learned about the states of matter and discussed the physical reaction that took place with the introduction of heat.
5 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Jaimen Davis
Floodwood Spotlight Students and Staff!
7 days ago, Jaimen Davis
Geraldine Davidson
Scholastic Book Fair is the week of 11/18-11/21/2019. Thank you for shopping and supporting us. They have eWallet for your convenience.
7 days ago, Geraldine Davidson
Jaimen Davis
Monthly School Newsletter
9 days ago, Jaimen Davis
Amanda Fjeld
Fishbowl discussion - students thinking critically and discussing their analysis of a narrative in 11th grade English.
10 days ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Floodwood’s Youth in Action group is helping collect items for Christmas for the Homeless. See the image for more details.
10 days ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Reminder: the Scholastic Book Fair will be at Floodwood School Mon. Nov. 18 ~ Thurs. Nov. 21. Online fair going on now, check out our home page at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool. Open M~Th afternoons, mornings by appointment, & P-T conf. Volunteers needed.
11 days ago, Geraldine Davidson
Rae Villebrun
The volleyball game tonight against Greenway will be broadcast live on the following radio stations: WKLK FM 96.5 and KMFY FM 96.9. Game starts at 7:15 PM. GO POLAR BEARS!!
16 days ago, Rae Villebrun
Lois Persons
Floodwood School & City Do-Bid Online Auction is now Open! Auction closes 7PM on November 11th. Here's the link: https://www.do-bid.com/cgi-bin/mndetails.cgi?dobid46
18 days ago, Lois Persons
Jaimen Davis
Congratulations Lady Bears on your win tonight against Cromwell! Go Polar Bears!!
21 days ago, Jaimen Davis
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students were challenged this week with the task of using their creativity to develop rules and procedures for math games. Given nothing more than sets of math materials, students came up with brilliant ideas and persevered through struggles alongside their peers. They were especially good at teaching their games to peers. So much more learning happens when children have the opportunity to play, use their creativity, and express their learning toward others to aid their understanding. Way to work, Kindergarten Crew!
27 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
The kindergarten crew developed core values regarding math workshop this week: 1. We work hard! 2. We make mistakes (because they cause productive struggle, endurance, perseverance, and a growth mindset that helps us learn from misconceptions)! 3. We work together! Every single activity in our classroom this week addressed at least one of these core values and many addressed all three. We are building a strong foundation for success!
27 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Jaimen Davis
Happy Boss’ Day! Today Floodwood School staff is celebrating our amazing boss, Dr. Rae Villebrun! You go above and beyond to make sure everything that you do is in the best interest of the students and staff. Thank you for what you do!
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Jen Bartsch
Trash to Treasure with STEM! K-2 students dug in deep with our first STEM lab on Friday. We learned about and applied each step of the inquiry process as we read a picture book and then designed unique inventions with fellow team members. We are excited to improve our designs when we meet again.
about 1 month ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Our 8th graders hard at work engineering a massive Keva tower (with a 7th grader inside)! :)
about 1 month ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
1st day of High School STEAM activities! This group is working on a 🎢
about 1 month ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jaimen Davis
Join us tonight for an informational meeting! All are welcome to attend with children in grades K-5th. Hope to see you there!
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Lois Persons
4.0 School Services is hiring one full-time Bus Driver. Paid training, competitive pay, & sign on bonus. Contact Jessica at 763-286-6835.
about 1 month ago, Lois Persons
Jaimen Davis
Floodwood Spotlight Students and Staff! Marina Milko - 3rd Grade Jordan Romanek - 11th Grade Misty Waldron - HS Special Education
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Jaimen Davis
Ms. Lori’s First Grade class wanted to celebrate and thank Dr. Villebrun for all she does for Floodwood during National Principal’s Month by surprising her with a poster! We all appreciate what you do for Floodwood School, Dr. Villebrun!
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Amanda Fjeld
The TRIO program and The College of St. Scholastica planned a fun STEM day for our 5th-12th graders. The students created an app, flew drones and programed sphero balls.
about 1 month ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Snow/Ice Removal Operator Needed - $16/hour (negotiable) - Must be flexible (before/after school & some on weekends) - Use of district's heated Bob Cat with sweeper & plow. Position is open until filled. Apply within!
about 1 month ago, Lois Persons
Amanda Fjeld
Thank you to everyone who participated and attended the tailgate party and soup cook off! To make the evening even better JH, JV and Varsity all won their games!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jaimen Davis
Congratulations to Dr. Rae Villebrun on winning the Staff Soup Cook Off with your Chicken Wild Rice Soup!
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Amanda Fjeld
Start of the cook-off. Join us and vote for your favorite and then cheer on the volleyball team!!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jaimen Davis
Stop on by the Floodwood School to try some of the soup and vote for your favorite! Also, cheer on the volleyball team in their Homecoming game. We hope to see you all there! Go Polar Bears!
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Amanda Fjeld
Thank you, Cindy Miksa, for ensuring all of our students have a healthy start to the morning!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Friday's football game is cancelled. Homecoming Royalty will be announced at Thursday night's volleyball game, between Varsity and JV games.
about 1 month ago, Lois Persons
Amanda Fjeld
First Floodwood Youth In Action Meeting today!! We are excited to see what this group does this year!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jaimen Davis
ECFE Information
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Jen Bartsch
Building a Foundation for Learning: The kindergarten class is a work in progress with students building a strong foundation for learning. We are discovering how to take risks, make mistakes, work together, problem solve, think creatively, persevere through challenges, and celebrate learning as members of a team. We are going to achieve great things this year because we're building our strong foundation.
about 1 month ago, Jen Bartsch
Jaimen Davis
2019 Homecoming Royalty correction
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Sarah Lindstrom
Adopt-A-Highway clean-up!
about 1 month ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Jaimen Davis
Homecoming Week is next week!
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Jaimen Davis
Picture Day is Monday, September 23rd for Preschool - 12th Grade You can customize your package online until December 31, 2019 and receive a free photo book plus a free drawstring backpack from Shutterfly. Visit my.lifetouch.com for details. (Retakes Day is October 24th)
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Lois Persons
Snow Removal Operator Needed - $16/hour - Must be flexible (before/after school & some on weekends) - Use of district's heated Bob Cat with sweeper & plow. Application deadline is Sept. 26th or until filled. Apply within!
about 1 month ago, Lois Persons
Jaimen Davis
Come try your favorite soup and cheer on the Girls Volleyball!
about 1 month ago, Jaimen Davis
Lois Persons
For safety reasons, once students enter the school for any after school event (games, concerts, etc.), they are not allowed to leave and come back in unless they get permission ahead of time from supervisor. Also, all elementary age students must have a chaperone at all events.
2 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
NO PARKING ON HIGHWAY 73 AT ANY TIME! With the new highway and sidewalks, there is no room to park on Hwy 73. Parking there limits visibility and makes it dangerous for students crossing. For games and events, please park in any of the visitor, faculty, or student lots.Thank you!
2 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Van Driver needed for AM and PM route. Go here for details on all open positions at Floodwood School: https://www.isd698.org/employment-opportunities--54
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Amanda Fjeld
Mr. Svatos will be speaking to parents in the gym tonight at 4:30pm for Title 1 and Reading Corps. Come one, come all!!!
3 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Welcome Back to school everyone. I am so excited for a great year and looking forward to working with your child. Another exciting change is happening to our Box Tops program, it is migrating towards a digital collections system. You can still send in the unexpired paper ones.
3 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! Sub Van Driver, Ticket Takers, Math Tutor, Boys Basketball Coaches. Follow this url for details: https://www.isd698.org/employment-opportunities--54
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Amanda Fjeld
Back to School Night! Thursday, August 29th 4-6pm
3 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Ticket Takers Needed for sporting events! $25 per evening. First game is early September. Contact Frank Bartsch, AD if interested: fbartsch@isd698.org 218-269-9207
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
CPR & First Aid class will be offered at the school on August 29th, 11:30-3:30 for the general public. $45 for First Aid plus $45 for CPR. Sign up by emailing Sarah Marshall, School Nurse smarshall@isd698.org.
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Back to School Open House - Thursday, August 29th, 4:00-6:00PM - More info to follow!
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Sara Hanson
Anyone interested in cheering this fall be sure to stop by school and see Mrs. Hanson at 2 for a meeting/practice!! Hope to see you there!!!
3 months ago, Sara Hanson
Lois Persons
$10 Football Fundraiser Cards are Now Available! Check out the benefits! You can purchase yours from a football player or in the school office. Thank you!
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
Floodwood's Lady Bears show what it means to ROAR with Pride on and off the volleyball court! Our team volunteered to help set up the kindergarten classroom for a teacher in need after their morning practice. A big thanks for their hard work! Here's to a successful season and school year!
3 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Sara Hanson
Join our FHS cheer team!! Any 7-12 graders interested in cheering this fall for our football team please contact Sara Hanson at shanson@isd698.org for more information.
3 months ago, Sara Hanson
Lois Persons
If you have a rental available, we have families and teachers that are interested. Please contact Lois Persons 476-2285 ext 70108 or lpersons@isd698.org if you can help. Thank you!
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Get your volleyball fan wear ordered! The online store closes August 13th for the girls' volleyball team. Check it out! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/PBEARVBALL#/
4 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Reminder to turn in your Free & Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Application! All applications (whether qualify or not) turned in by the Open House Back to School night on August 29th will be put in a drawing for a free family all season sports pass! See news feed for more information.
4 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Update: The school building (including fitness center) will re-open 8:30AM on Monday, August 5th.
4 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Due to floor waxing, the Floodwood School (including Fitness Center) will be off limits in all areas until further notice.
4 months ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
Looking for band alumni to join Floodwood School for Catfish Days parade...
5 months ago, Tara Fierke
Rae Villebrun
There will be a Title I Parent meeting at 5:00 pm on Monday, June 24th in the Superintendent’s office. Please join us!
5 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Kids Plus summer events
5 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Summer hours for the Fitness Center
5 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Neva, with a great effort in the 100 meter hurdles!
5 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
Good luck to Neva Polo at the State Track and Field Meet at Hamline this Friday and Saturday! Floodwood is proud of you, Neva!
5 months ago, Frank Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Mr. Dale Rauvola is retired. Thank you for your years at Floodwood! Enjoy retirement!
5 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
Graduation at 2:00 pm!
6 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Graduation at 2:00 pm!
6 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
End of year celebration for the elementary. First, tree planting, followed by a scavenger hunt and then crafts and games. A great day to be outside!
6 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
End of year celebration for the elementary. First, tree planting, followed by a scavenger hunt and then crafts and games. A great day to be outside!
6 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Final Spotlight Students and Teacher for 2018-19 School Year Mr. Rauvola (retiring) Alex Aho - 10th grade Claire Johnson - 5th grade
6 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jen Bartsch
Floodwood's own Neva Polo is headed to state! She qualified in the 100 meter hurdles and triple jump at today's Section 7A track and field meet. Congratulations Neva!
6 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Design a Coloring Page Contest!!
6 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Baseball Sub Sections today at 11AM at Wade Stadium in Duluth. Floodwood vs South Ridge. Go Polar Bears!!
6 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
Learning in Motion: More Highlights from Our Week in Kindergarten
6 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Kinetic Energy: Full STEAM Ahead! This week in kindergarten, students learned about potential and kinetic energy through a variety of movement activities and hands-on projects. Our learning had us in a perpetual state of motion as we cooked two varieties of waffles and compared and contrasted the results, observed and cared for our plants growing in our homemade greenhouses, played with our preschool friends outdoors during our final PreK-K Get Together, explored magnetic push/pull forces and recorded our results, and built and tested roller coaster designs. So much rich learning took place in our classroom this week and it was all wrapped around the unstoppable forces that engage young children—play! As we get ready to close this amazing year together, we will continue to be in a state of continuous motion. Kinetic energy…encouraging us to experience learning holistically—is what kindergarten is all about.
6 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
It's that time of year when the Floodwood School Library is starting it's end of the year inventory. Please watch for notices of books that your child still has checked out. Please send back any books that have Floodwood Media Center or Floodwood School Library labels. Thanks!
6 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Happy Memorial Day! Floodwood School's Chromebook (CB) lease is up; so we're in the process of collecting all CBs, to return to the vendor. We need high school family's help. Please send back your child's CB charger, if you still have it at home. See images for our 2 styles.
6 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Jen Bartsch
You are cordially invited to attend The Floodwood School's Kindergarten Celebration 2019!
6 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
Kid's Plus Summer Program
6 months ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
There is a blood drive scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 from 11-3. Please contact Jayde White, Samantha Rohde, or Jordan Romanek if you're interested in donating. You can also call the school at 476-2285 and contact Shannon Rocco through the extension 70110. Thank you!
6 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
Floodwood School's STEAM Night 2019
6 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Floodwood School's STEAM Night 2019
6 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Floodwood School's STEAM Night 2019
6 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
K2 STEM Learns from Community Expert: The kindergarten and 2nd grade students learned about electrical circuits from a community expert today during K2 STEM. Several students asked insightful questions, made connections to their own experiences with electricity and wiring in a house, and were interested in learning more about this field of science!
6 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
Floodwood 1st and 2nd grade listened to Officer Brandon read "Officer Buckle and Gloria." A delightful story about Napville's safety officer giving safety tips to schools. The audience naps through the presentations until Officer Buckle adopts Gloria and brings her along.
6 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Jen Bartsch
Floodwood School's Sports Banquet 2019
6 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
2019 Athletic Banquet is this Thursday, May 9th at 6pm. Join us for dinner and recognize our student-athletes. The Sports Booster Raffle Drawing will take place throughout the banquet.
6 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
David Tollefson
The winner of the 5th grade book bracket challenge is Hatchet by Gary Paulson
6 months ago, David Tollefson
Geraldine Davidson
Attention Seniors, Would you like a graduation poster for your party? Ask Ms. Davidson for details.
6 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
Please help us celebrate our amazing teachers this week!
6 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Kindergarten Celebration Invitation
6 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
French Toast and Friends: Fun Food Friday's Spontaneous Lesson in Kindness On Fun Food Friday, our kindergarten students used a problem as an opportunity to extend kindness and warm the hearts (and bodies) of classmates! The Problem: Our room was quite cold and students were having a hard time warming up. The Solution: A student thought it would be a nice surprise to make something hot in our classroom kitchen for her friends. We looked in our cupboards and fridge, discussed what we knew about cooking at home, and decided on french toast! We went through the process of gathering supplies and several classmates immediately chipped in to help. Cracking eggs, adding sweet spices, cutting slices of bread, dunking, frying, and cutting were tasks shared by a kitchen of experts. Afterward, we enjoyed two varieties of french toast while devouring a feast of "good fit" books with friends. We also had several visitors stop by to find out what we were cooking and sample our work. French Toast and Friends: This recipe makes Fun Food Fridays extra delicious!
6 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
The final contestants from our Spring Cutest Pet contest.
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Results are in from the cutest pet contest this spring. Sally Skripsky won with 46 votes. She received meat treats from Milo's Kitchen as a reward. Here are the other contestants from the contest.
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Laura Saumer
Join us for our final concert of the year! 7pm in the floodwood gymnasium!
7 months ago, Laura Saumer
Tara Fierke
We're looking for Little League Baseball players age 14 and under for the summer program. Please contact Ms. Fierke for a sign up sheet.
7 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Come learn about perfume and essential oils. See the attached flyer for more details
7 months ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
STEAM night! All are welcome! 5-7pm. FREE
7 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Yesterday staff surprised Mrs. Holmes with a retirement party. Thank you Mrs. Holmes for your 30+ years teaching at Floodwood. Your dedication, love of learning and passion will be missed! Enjoy retirement!!!
7 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
Create your own Essential Oil perfume. See the flyer for details
7 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Fun with a Purpose: Last week, kindergarten students worked in the kitchen, designed and built a variety of structures, took observational notes on our caterpillars, learned about airplane design, and wrote clues for a mystery friend’s Easter egg hunt. Learning is kindergarten is fun, purposeful, and rigorous! We build upon what we know, practice skills we’re learning across all subject areas, apply each step of the inquiry process in the moment of an authentic challenge, and build community within our classroom in a myriad of ways. All of this takes place within the context of engaging, meaningful, play-based explorations. This is fun with a purpose in kindergarten!
7 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Last week's K2 STEM hosted a high school paper airplane-making expert! We followed directions for a simple design and then tested our prototypes in the gym. Afterward, we learned about a special design he created and watched it SOAR all over the small gym with the slightest touch. We cannot wait to learn more about this design and more at our upcoming STEAM night!
7 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Moving Full STEAM Ahead: Don't miss this week's STEAM-themed family fun night! What: STEAM Family Fun Night with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Where: The Floodwood School will host this event with activities going on outdoors, in both gyms, hallways, the home economics room, and the music room! Participants include the Range Astronomy Club, Iron Range Makerspace, First Lego League Robotics Team, Programming 101, Rivers 2 Lake, Mrs. Mac's Towing, as well as many experts representing a variety of community businesses and organizations. Come explore STEAM power and enjoy make and take projects, give aways, and food items for sale, with ALL proceeds going toward Floodwood School's STEM Program. Don't miss this exciting event! When: Thursday, April 25th 5:00-7:00 Why: To engage students and their families in hands-on explorations related to STEAM fields. Our event will also kick off our schoolwide STEM initiative and raise awareness and funds for STEM innovations in PreK-12th grade!
7 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten Roundup Rescheduled for Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00
7 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
Our Online fair (http://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool) lasts until Apr. 23rd, check it out if you want to help us enlarge our maker-space STEAM project supplies. A special shout out to the online shopper book donations purchased from the Floodwood School's Wish-list.
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Thank you to all the in-person & online shoppers. You made our spring Scholastic Book Fair so successful. We couldn't have been done this without you. Together, your purchasing power, has helped the library raise approximately $550. We hope to get Library Maker-space STEAM items.
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make our spring Scholastic Book Fair so successful. It couldn't have been done without you.
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Amanda Fjeld
Student and teacher Spotlight! Mr. Olesiak Kylie Hart
7 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Laura Saumer
1st and 2nd grade brought a little bit of our grandparents day program to Riverview today! Thank you so much for having us and the super nice treat! Join us for the Science Fair and Grandparents Day program tomorrow!
7 months ago, Laura Saumer
Amanda Fjeld
MCA testing for most students today is postponed for tomorrow. The whole Arrowhead area had testing issues this morning. Thanks to the students for being patient.
7 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Tomorrow (4/18) is the Science Fair (displays are open to public at 11:30) & Grandparents' Day Program at 12:45 ~ Hope to see you there!
7 months ago, Lois Persons
Amanda Fjeld
All Sports Banquet is coming!!! May 9th at 6pm.
7 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
The Polar Den will be closed this Wednesday April 17th. Please plan accordingly
7 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Optimism: A Timely STEM Characteristic of the Week in Kindergarten We've been really focusing on developing a growth mindset and positive attitude in kindergarten. On a daily basis, we begin our morning meeting with a reminder that if we believe we'll have a great day, we will! Through challenges in the classroom and beyond, it's essential to maintain our optimistic attitude. If we believe we can succeed, we will! Optimism: An essential characteristic that helps us R.O.A.R. with Pride!
7 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
Online book fair going on now until April 23. Check out our webpage: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Scholastic Spring Book Fair opens Monday. Help the library acquire STEM Maker-Space tools by shopping. You can now use eWallet to make it easier for your child to purchase items. Check out this video: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/ewallet-parents
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Dollars for Scholars application acceptance period is now closed. Applications can no longer be accepted as of midnight, April 12th. Thank you to all the students that applied and all the generous donors that make this program such a benefit to Floodwood community and students.
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Attention Dollars for Scholars,this is what what you should see if you have correctly submitted all your applications for scholarships.
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Dollars for Scholars application deadline is today, April 12th, by midnight. Press the submit button to be awarded a scholarship, even if your references aren't complete.
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Rae Villebrun
School will be closed Friday, April 12th. There will be no after school activities. Kindergarten Roundup will be rescheduled.
7 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
We will have a two hour late start on Friday, April 12th. Kindergarten Roundup will begin at 10:30 am.
7 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Jen Bartsch
Lessons Learned: We can learn a lot from our little ones if we give them an opportunity to teach us. This week, kindergarten students learned what it means to be an active citizen who genuinely cares for others, strives to improve his/her community in practical ways, perseveres through difficulties, resolves conflict respectfully, accepts others, learns from misconceptions, cooperates as a member of a team, demonstrates effort in all tasks, and celebrates collective accomplishments. Today, we celebrated them and all they do to make Floodwood a better community for us all. These little learners are active citizens who have much to teach all of us if we will listen. We can feel fortunate for lessons learned.
7 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
School is cancelled for Thursday, April 11th. All evening activities, including conferences, will be cancelled. If you would like to schedule a conference for your child, please contact their teacher.
7 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
The referendum DID NOT pass with 352 No votes and 336 Yes votes.
7 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Steven Svatos
Kind. and 2nd grade STEM. Try and float your boat
7 months ago, Steven Svatos
Tara Fierke
Red Cross Babysitting Course flyer
7 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Digging Into Flexibility and Cooperation Skills: Two enthusiastic culinary artists took to the kindergarten kitchen early Friday morning to make the day's snack--Healthy energy spheres! Both students worked together to gather supplies, consider one another's ideas for the recipe, and work together to concoct the most amazing treats for the class. Flexibility and cooperation were character traits of the week that these chefs deliciously applied in an authentic context. Yum!
7 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Technology in Action: This week, kindergarten students revisited a recipe for homemade honey butter and used it as an opportunity to discuss advances in technology and how it helps us at home and school. Our mason jar recipe took much more time and effort, but the taste was well worth it!
7 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students designed posters this week for Governor Walz in preparation for a special invitation to the Capitol for Wednesday's State of the State Address. Students wrote about what they love and get to do in school. The purpose of this writing activity was to inform our elected officials of the exceptional education Floodwood students receive each day. Our young children are active citizens with the power to influence change!
7 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Floodwood School's STEAM Powered Family Fun Night is Thursday, April 25th!
7 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
More photos of S.T.E.A.M. in the library.
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Kindergarten, 6th Grade, & Stevie S.T.EA.M. up the library with their robotic driving skills.
7 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Tara Fierke
Looking for a job? Please see the postings
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
Waiting for the State of the State Address to begin.
8 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Floodwood School's Online Scholastic Book Fair is going on April 10-April 30, check it out at: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool
8 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the school Monday, April 15~18th. Something new is eWallet to help your child be able to shop at the book fair. All proceeds help our school library. Check it out at this address: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/assetuploads/eWallet-Commercial_final.mp4
8 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Amanda Fjeld
Fighting For Our Kids Tonight!
8 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Kelli Kolu
Third grade hands on MCA prep. Practicing division, fractions, time, and money by playing math games!
8 months ago, Kelli Kolu
Geraldine Davidson
It was definitely STEAMy in the library today.
8 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Lots of fun for a lot of students.
8 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
STEAM in the Library-students working together to operate robotic Sphero balls was a fun time for 2nd, 6th, & 11th graders. First Grade spent time learning their way around a keyboard, helping others, and learning how to measure arches to get a basketball through the net.
8 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Amanda Fjeld
Floodwood Students are going to ROCK the MCAs!! MCA testing begins next week. See the picture for specific dates for each grade. Let’s make this testing experience a positive one for all!!
8 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Softball at MIB on Thursday - Go Bears! Friday's baseball and softball games are postponed.
8 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
In kindergarten, our mission is to preserve and even magnify the wonder and excitement our students show toward learning. Look at these faces and you’ll see what learning is like for our little ones each day. These are the faces of our future leaders who wonder, imagine, create, problem solve, and celebrate as a member of a cohesive team. Our future begins with these little ones and their daily discoveries in the classroom will help blaze the way for a brilliant future ahead.
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Fresh Baked Floodwood Fun for April Fool's Day! Mrs. Hanson and Mrs. Bartsch baked up a batch of fresh homemade "brownies" (Brown E's) for students and community members this morning. What a "sweet" way to remind everyone how essential they are to our school!
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
Need to dispose of unused or expired medication?
8 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Jen Bartsch
Are you interested in helping us move full S.T.E.A.M. ahead on Thursday, April 25th? Volunteer to teach our youth about your career and/or hobby that ties into Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics at our upcoming family fun night. All ages and skills are encouraged to participate. Help us provide a wide range of opportunities for our youth to learn about the power of STEAM! Please contact Jen Bartsch with your questions and ideas.
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Moving Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Our annual spring family fun night will have a STEAM theme with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Participants will interact with a host of experts representing each of these content areas. Our event will engage students in preschool through 12th grade with a variety of experiments, demonstrations, and networking opportunities with college students, business representatives, and community experts. Come join us on Thursday, April 25th from 5:00-7:00 for this hands-on, minds-on event!
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten Roundup will be held in room #324 on Friday, April 12th from 9:30-11:30. Join us to learn about a typical day in kindergarten!
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Happy Friday
8 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Teacher in-service this morning. Discussing and brainstorming all the innovation and creative things we bring to our classrooms. Then some prep work for testing season.
8 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Kelli Kolu
Third grade getting ready for MCAs!
8 months ago, Kelli Kolu
Rae Villebrun
Notices for Parent/Teacher Conferences were mailed home yesterday. If you didn't get one, please contact the office. If your scheduled time doesn't work, please contact your child's teacher. Conferences are April 8th and April 11th from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Kelli Kolu
Third grade learning about fractions!
8 months ago, Kelli Kolu
Tara Fierke
Congratulations to our basketball athletes for representing Floodwood in the Polar League All Star Game: Ryann, Jeffrey, Kennedi and Alexis
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Rae Villebrun
Floodwood Gear for the Senior Fundraiser is back!! Orders will be taken until April 8th. Click on the link: https://floodwoodpolarbears.itemorder.com/sale
8 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Mother/Son Date night is April 6th from 6-8:00 pm at the Event Center. Come for live music, photo booth, spaghetti buffet and sundae bar. Theme is "Secret Spy Agent". Register by March 29; see flyer for details
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Geraldine Davidson
I am so excited to announce that the Floodwood Library has acquired a large a poster making machine and a book binding machine. These items were purchased with a grant (Clothing, Etc.), donation (Girls Scouts Trp #4260), fundraising with Scholastic Book Fair sales and box tops.
8 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Jen Bartsch
We are Works in Progress in Kindergarten! We continually work on tasks just beyond our present level of independence and celebrate misconceptions as essential ingredients to learning. With support and some productive struggle, we engage in genuine problems, practice the perseverance required to work through a challenging task, and employ the creativity needed to construct solutions. Productive struggle is a state of engagement that equips children with the skills and growth mindset to work through progressively rigorous problems that are just beyond their current level of understanding. The challenges your children face each day build upon their interests and background and prior knowledge, which enable them to push through feelings of frustration to identify solutions. When your children engage in productive struggle, their capacity to learn at higher levels increases. Their brainpower actually expands when they experience and overcome struggle! This week, we persevered through a series of mathematical challenges involving representations of numbers beyond ten. Students were required to represent two digit numbers with ten-sticks and cubes to build unique garages for their toy vehicles. Many students became visibly frustrated, but they willingly persevered with varying support from adults and peers. The results were astounding! Students asked to play our building game during free choice and wanted to be challenged with even bigger numbers. In their words, teacher's challenges were too easy! We are a perpetual work in progress in kindergarten. We embrace challenges, celebrate misconceptions, support one another, persevere through difficulties, engage our creativity, grow our brains, and experience genuine learning.
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
It's a great day at school when there are audible moans from students when told it is time to wrap up our STEM lab session to get ready for dismissal. Kindergarten and second grade students were deeply involved in planning, designing, testing, and improving arch bridges that would hold the most weight. This is a work in progress that will be revisited next week!
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
K2 STEM rocking in our tie dye shirts and working through a rainbow bridge challenge!
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
David Tollefson
5th and 6th grade enjoying the nice weather.
8 months ago, David Tollefson
Lois Persons
Q&A at informational mtg: Q: What would happen to our taxes if there was no longer a school in Floodwood? A: Floodwood School Dist would dissolve into the surrounding school districts. Depending where you live, you will be paying school taxes for that district you become part of.
8 months ago, Lois Persons
Geraldine Davidson
Dollars for Scholars accepting applications until April 12 @ midnight. Remember to update your profile, update your references, and submit. Your references need to be 2 different people. If you have the same 2 people as last year, they need to submit new letters for this year.
8 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Laura Saumer
JAMD is next week! Have you made your reservations? Hope to see you there!!
8 months ago, Laura Saumer
Tara Fierke
TRIO Talent Search on their first day in Washington DC
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
The American Red Cross course is scheduled for Thursday April 25th from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Home Ec Room. Cost is $42. Please contact Tara or Maria to register.
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Reminder to resident homeowners: Your house and garage value that the operating referendum would be taxed on is the tax assessment value, not retail value. Also, only one acre of your land will be included in that value.
8 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Reminder for the ag property tax payers:the operating referendum is only taxed on the house, garage, and 1 acre which is called Referendum Market Value.To get your RMV, contact Teresa Hart at 476-2285 ext. 70108 or thart@isd698.org. The est. ref tax rate is .29130% of your RMV.
8 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Community Informational Meeting - Operating Referendum Special Election Reminder! Tomorrow (March 19th) at 6PM in the media center. Come with your questions! Ballots will be mailed out on Wednesday to registered voters at the address on file with the county.
8 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
K2 STEM Challenge: Truffula Trees Kindergarten and 2nd grade students employed their creativity as they worked through the scientific process to design and build Truffula Trees. These projects were inspired by Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and were required to stand tall and unassisted in a mount of play clay. What a creative and colorful bunch of STEMers we have!
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Building a Sturdy Foundation with STEM Infusion: Deliberately connecting topics across the curriculum in tangible, meaningful ways results in genuine learning and highly engaged students. Kindergarten students are experiencing STEM-infusion with multiple connections across ELA, mathematics, science, and social studies. Here's an overview of what we did this week. In parenthesis are the subject areas these bullet points addressed. *We explored a variety of fictional stories and determined characters, setting, and plot. Stories dealing with problems, solutions, creativity, and perseverance were our primary themes across each day. (ELA--Reading Literature; Social Studies) *We read notes from our leprechaun, Cone (phonetic spelling for Connie), who is a character in fictional stories she bought and mailed to us this week! (How to Trap a Leprechaun and How to Catch a Leprechaun were two of our favorites) (ELA--Reading Literature; ELA--Phonics and Phonemic Awareness; ELA--Foundational Skills) *We wrote notes to Cone, asking her questions and asking her to please stop messing up our classroom. (Social Studies; ELA--Phonics; ELA--Phonemic Awareness; ELA--Writing; ELA--Reading Literature) *We used clues Cone provided to make predictions and inferences. This directly transferred to our shared and independent reading work all week. (ELA--Reading Literature; Speaking and Listening) *We practiced all 100 of our Fry’s 1st Sight Words for Kindergarten in Cone’s daily notes. All 100 were used, read, and reused all week! (ELA—Phonics; Foundational) *Cone's notes made hints to different types of homes her people live in. We explored 3D shapes of homes, different building materials and strength tests, diverse homes across cultures, and compared/contrasted two types of igloos--one in the Arctic region and another (glass igloo) found in Finland! (Social Studies; Technology; Mathematics--Geometry; Measurement; ELA--Research; Listening; Foundational Skills; Reading Literature) *We researched the Northern Lights phenomenon (named rainbow, dancing lights by several students). The glass igloos of far northern Finland were created in order that people could view the Northern Lights 200 nights a year! (ELA--Research; Listening; Social Studies; Science; Mathematics--Geometry; Measurement) *We moved back and forth within the scientific process to construct a sturdy 3D home for Cone that was symmetrical and dome-shaped (which we discovered is half a sphere or a semi-sphere), like those we researched. However, we had to use creativity, collaboration, perseverance, and communication to experience success. It was definitely a team effort and took nearly all week to complete. (Social Studies; Engineering; ELA—Research; Mathematics—Geometry; Measurement; Technology; Writing) *Cone wrote about her favorite healthy foods, shaped in her favorite sphere shape. We used context clues and prior knowledge to discover her need, looked up our recipe for PB Bites, read and followed the recipe, divided the completed treat evenly between classmates and Cone, and wrote a note for her to eat them that night. (Reading—Foundational; Phonics; Phonemic Awareness; Writing; Speaking; Mathematics—Operations; Geometry) *We followed Cone’s clues and direction to make homemade pizza “pi” for Pi Day! (Reading—Foundational; Phonics; Phonemic Awareness; Mathematics; Science) *We learned about the essential “ingredients” needed to produce rainbows, prior knowledge of rainbows, and the arch shapes rainbows make. (ELA—Reading Informational Text; Compare/Contrast; Phonics; Science; Mathematics) We are excited to continue our “work in progress” with STEM-Infusion. Our discoveries and level of engagement within multiple, intricately-connected subject areas is evidence of genuine learning.
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Sara Hanson
The high school calculus class had fun working together to create a class unit circle.
8 months ago, Sara Hanson
Lois Persons
Floodwood School District invites all to a Community Informational Meeting on Tuesday, March 19th at 6PM in the media center regarding the April 9th Operating Referendum Special Election
8 months ago, Lois Persons
Sara Hanson
The High School students got to enjoy some Pi Day FUN!!!
8 months ago, Sara Hanson
Geraldine Davidson
The Time and Money Management class enjoyed a visit from Northview Bank's Floodwood Branch Manager, Nancy Clark. She discussed the bank's products and services and explained financial choices that can help or hurt a person's financial future.
8 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
David Tollefson
5th graders designing a machine to move a bag with weight.
8 months ago, David Tollefson
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten Roundup is Friday, April 12th from 9:30-11:30 am. Please contact Mrs. Bartsch at jbartsch@isd698.org for more details. We look forward to welcoming your child to Floodwood!
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
Mark your calendar for March 28th. A performance by the African Drum and Dance Troupe will be at 1:30 p.m. in the large gym. Everyone is invited. Bring a friend!
8 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
Spotlight Student and Teacher Mr. Tollefson - 5th grade teacher Kaitlyn Runquist - 11th grade Joey Bennett - Kindergarten
8 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
Online Safety Course registration is open - please see the flyer for details
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Check out the flyer for the next essential oils class - Total Home Upgrade
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
In honor of Dr. Seuss, the kindergarten class celebrated creativity through a variety of STEM-infused studies. Creativity is an essential characteristic of a 21st-century learner who thinks outside the box to solve real-world problems. One picture book that helped us understand creativity this week was Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty. Rosie uses her imagination to create amazing creations out of recycled junk and eventually discovers she can do her best work after experiencing defeat. She was our inspiration for using our creativity, persevering, and using mistakes as opportunities to learn. Over the course of the last three weeks, we have been learning about the basic needs of all living things. This week, we designed a product that represents some of our learning. With adult support, students read about an animal of choice and identified its basic needs. Afterward, students wrote and drew about the needs of the animal in their STEM journals. We reread our inspirational text of the week, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and discussed how Rosie designed a unique hat for her Zookeeper uncle. We decided to demonstrate our learning about animals by constructing creative hats depicting their individual needs. Students wrote a list of needs, drew a blueprint for their designs, gathered recyclables, and created, experimented, and revised plans when things didn’t go quite right. Just like Rosie, kindergarten students persevered and experienced deeper understanding of the content within a highly creative product. This entire process was extremely rigorous and integrated multiple reading, writing, social studies, science, and math standards as students worked within the parameters of the highest level of learning--knowledge utilization--to use what they've learned and applied in a new, creative, authentic manner to solve a problem. We're expanding our brainpower and using it in new and creative ways everyday in K!
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
Showing Polar Pride with the new sweatshirts from the senior fundraiser!
8 months ago, Rae Villebrun
David Tollefson
5th Grade March Madness Book Bracket
8 months ago, David Tollefson
Tara Fierke
Pilates Class to begin; morning and afternoon classes to fit your schedule. Check it out!
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Tonight's boys basketball Section 7A playoffs at Cook County at 6PM will be streamed online on www.wtip.org. Go Polar Bears!!
8 months ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
7-9 graders Talent Search trip to St. Scholastica and Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College yesterday. Making plans for the future
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Get ready to be entertained at JAM'D
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
I can wonder. This short statement written phonetically by a kindergarten student this week reflects the attitude and confidence of a learner. We pause to consider things we don't understand yet and then take the next step to research, hypothesize, and believe our ideas have merit. I can wonder. A simple statement. A huge impact.
8 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Lois Persons
Boys Basketball Playoffs! Good Luck Polar Bears in their Section 7A playoffs tomorrow (3/6/19) at Cook County at 6:00PM!
9 months ago, Lois Persons
Laura Saumer
The Floodwood Senior High Band performed at the North East region contest in Virginia, MN today. We received two Excellent ratings and one Superior rating! Also great job to our 3 soloists who competed today. Sky Kienbaum was awarded an Excellent rating and Zoe Johnson and Jayna Kemp received Superior ratings! Congratulations Floodwood Band!!
9 months ago, Laura Saumer
Tara Fierke
Online Safety Workshop
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
The Future's So Bright! Learning in kindergarten cannot be fully understood unless it is experienced first-hand. It is intentional, integrated, meaningful, student-centered, powerful discoveries in action. This is exactly what children experience each day in our classroom. This is what genuine learning should look like for all students. Children must have every opportunity to pursue their interests and questions. They should feel safe enough to take risks and make mistakes because they lead to deeper understanding. Children must have time and space to explore, wonder, experiment, engage, converse, grow, and play each day. They must believe learning is FUN and even feel confident believing they are acquiring important skills needed to be leaders...both now and for the rest of their lives as active citizens. Ask these young students what school is like for them each day. They will likely talk about what they get to DO and the fun they experience at any moment in the day. They will tell you about good books we read together, games we play, new materials we get to investigate, big words we discover and put into context, songs we sing, creations we design and improve, experiments we conduct in our kitchen, stories we compose, and celebrations we enjoy together. They may even tell you they will ALWAYS stay in kindergarten and never leave...and then explain how they made their point absolutely clear by giving the teacher a great big bear hug. Our Floodwood kindergarteners get to experience this level of learning every single day and are developing the characteristics of leaders right at this moment. They are curious, compassionate, confident, insightful community members and it's my hope their successes will only magnify as they prepare for the future. Their future's SO bright! Our Floodwood kindergarten students are amazing individuals and are experiencing nothing short of the highest form of learning. We welcome you to come experience genuine learning with us and help support what we get to do in our classroom every single day.
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Lois Persons
Floodwood School District invites all to the 2nd Community Informational Meeting on Tuesday, March 19th at 6PM in media center regarding the April 9th, Special Election - Operating Referendum. For more information, go to: https://www.isd698.org/o/floodwood-school/browse/38898
9 months ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
Come check out our ECFE spring classes. See the brochure for details!
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
K2 STEM Showcase is a Work in Progress: Check out the expanding display of Kindergarten and 2nd grade STEM projects in the elementary hallway across from the 2nd grade classroom. Students are proud of their perseverance and are excited to showcase their learning.
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Lois Persons
Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast by 4.O Bus Services of Floodwood ~ Thank you for all you do!
9 months ago, Lois Persons
Laura Saumer
Great job to these 8th grades nominated and selected for the 51st annual UMD Honor Band! There were over 300 students from around the state of MN whom participated in this fun day! Thank you for a great performance and for representing Floodwood so well!
9 months ago, Laura Saumer
Rae Villebrun
Thank you, Floodwood School Board, for your dedication to the students of Floodwood! You are appreciated!
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Driving Refresher Class to be held in April - please see the flyer for details
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Basketball update: Tuesday's boys home game vs Cherry, JH starts at 5:15, Parents' Night between JV & V. Wednesday Girls Section 7A tourney at 7PM (Home) vs BFLF. Go Polar Bears!
9 months ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
There will be a two hour late start on Monday, February 25th. Preschool will be cancelled.
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Jen Bartsch
Peers as Problem Solvers: Kindergarten students strengthened their skills as problem solvers within authentic contexts throughout the week. Whether it's figuring out how to transport water for our playdough recipe without spilling, finding room in the refrigerator for a tray of cookie dough, knowing how much money to spend at our classroom grocery store without going into debt, or building a magnetic tower that will withstand the weight of toy animals, kindergarten students are developing the mindset to see problems as opportunities to learn every day!
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
K2 STEM Snapshots of the Week
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Perseverance: Building on Challenges to Experience Genuine Learning Last week's K2 STEM lab session focused on the essential trait of perseverance. We walked through the picture book, What Do You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada and discussed ways that problems serve as opportunities to learn. After our brief introduction and review of the inquiry process, kindergarten and second grade students explored multiple STEM challenges displayed throughout the room. These challenges were intentionally designed to cause students to collaborate, problem solve, analyze, and improve their structures within the constraints of time and materials. The results were remarkable! Students were deeply engaged in these processes and persevered despite setbacks. This character trait of perseverance will help these young learners continue to excel now and throughout their lives as thinkers, creators, and leaders.
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
Ice and Floodwood Lion faced off at the home basketball game tonight!
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Frank Bartsch
Congratulations to Floodwood's own Jeffrey Palmer on joining the 1000 point club. Jeff surpassed the mark on 1/28/19 during a road game against East Central and has continued to put up impressive point totals in every game since. The picture depicts Jeff and his family celebrating the achievement. Come cheer on Jeff and his teammates on Parent's Night 2/26/19 versus Cherry!
9 months ago, Frank Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
We LOVE Science! Kindergarten students are having fun conducting their own science experiments at home this week with their Valentine Science Kits. Students have been reading through the directions, making hypotheses, conducting the experiments, and analyzing the results. These projects utilize everyday objects and are serving as an effective "warm up" to our extended inquiry activities planned for next week! Here is one student's experiment with red hot candies and three different temperatures of water. Which one do you think won? What does this tell us? This is big learning for our tiny team of thinkers!
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Congratulations to Kennedi Johnson and her Polar Bear teammates on Kennedi reaching 1000 points in her basketball career at Floodwood! Quite an accomplishment for Kennedi and her teammates! Good luck to the Polar Bear girls during their last two regular season games and the 2019 playoffs!
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
Exciting news from the Floodwood Library Media Center (LMC). The library has 61 titles added to its eBook collection. This was made possible through a Capstone matching grant & Mid-America Book company's give-away program. Patrons also have access to 10 ABDO web-based titles.
9 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Tara Fierke
Lip Sync class contest
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Sophomore class wins the SnoWeek lip sync contest along with the Tug of War!
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Geraldine Davidson
Dollars for Scholars Scholarships are now open and you can apply and hit submit. 2018 Grads & earlier, update your profile with your new information and 2 new references letters. If you use the same two people from last year's application, they must write new letters.
9 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Tara Fierke
Today's class red, pink and white dress up day winners!
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Laura Saumer
Kindergarten students were exploring the Orff instruments in music class and discovering low and high notes. They had a blast playing these instruments and did an awesome job taking turns and observing each other!
9 months ago, Laura Saumer
Lois Persons
The Dollars for Scholars Phone-a-thon is tomorrow evening. If you miss your phone call and would like to donate, you can send a donation to DFS, PO Box 226, Floodwood, MN 55736. Thank you in advance for your support!
9 months ago, Lois Persons
Steven Svatos
A few pictures from our first STEM activity with the Kindergarten and second grade.
9 months ago, Steven Svatos
Amanda Fjeld
Spotlight Students and Teacher Gaven Roberts Courtney Young Me. Davidson
9 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
SnoWeek kicked off today with Pajama Day along with a pep fest and dodgeball tournament. Watch our Polar Bear spirit this week!!!!
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
STEM To Go: Students involved with our K2 STEM lab group will have an opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics concepts at home in a series of STEM To Go challenges. Our very first participant is 2nd grade student, Lillian, who devoted much of her weekend to planning, creating, and redesigning an animal shelter. She is demonstrating the essential characteristics of a scientist and we are excited to hear about her experiences when we return to our K2 STEM lab this week.
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
K2 STEM has launched! On Friday, kindergarten and 2nd grade students came together for a snack, story, and lab session with a focus on teamwork and the scientific process. After reading What Do You Do With an Idea? Students learned about the process of asking questions, visualizing ideas, planning, creating, and redesigning within a community environment where all ideas are valued. We participated in a critical-thinking warm up activity and then learned about each of the 5 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) challenges arranged around the room. Students immediately delved into their independent and collaborative work constructing a variety of structures comprised of different materials. Students drew and wrote about their blueprints, formulated hypotheses, tested out ideas, assisted peers, provided constructive feedback, and made improvements to their projects as needed. We look forward to this week's return to the lab!
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Authentic Learning with a Kitchen of Baking Experts: On Friday, the kindergarten class made homemade caramel rolls with two of our favorite resident experts. We discovered the unique qualities of yeast, observed the reaction that takes place water, discussed the changes it has on the dough, and predicted the height of the dough when ready. We measured, melted, stirred, mixed, and poured. We discovered a couple of new kitchen tools, such as the bread hook and hot plate. We kneaded a lot, using two different methods. We rolled the dough and added the final ingredients. We baked, waited, and discovered that the aroma of the rolls could be detected from the library! To complete the day, we invited the 2nd grade class to share our snack during our K2 STEM lab session that afternoon. The learning that took place across all curricular areas is undeniable and the beaming smiles from every single student make this day one for our collective memory book. Discovery, wonder, collaboration, and relevancy...these are the essential ingredients in learning according to our kitchen of kindergarten experts.
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
The Floodwood Elementary enjoyed visiting with Dan Urshan today and hearing his childhood story about Duke, the family dog, going missing. Students enjoyed listening to Dan read his book and asking questions about the experience. His books are on sale for $10.
9 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
Valentine's Day Grams for Sale! Ask a Junior or Ms. Rocco or Ms. Hanson to order yours! srocco@isd698.org shanson@isd698.org
9 months ago, Lois Persons
Geraldine Davidson
Dan Urshan, author of "Where's Duke?" is visiting the Floodwood Media Center Fri. 2/8. He's visiting us to discuss being an author and his book. He plans to donate 2 books to each elementary classroom and will have books for sale, all proceeds donated to Animal Allies.
9 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Tara Fierke
SnoWeek next week!!! Join in the fun with the dress up days
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Essential Oils Skin Care Beauty Essentials
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Floodwood School is closing at 1:00 today due to the weather. Buses will leave at 1:10. All evening activities (practice and games) are cancelled.
9 months ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
There will be a free practice test for ACT being offered at St. Scholastica on Saturday, February 9th. Call 218-723-6130 to register. Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 6th.
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
School of Excellence photos from yesterday
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
8th grade math students began the “Barbie Bungee” Challenge Task today. Will their data collecting help them correctly predict how many rubber bands will keep Barbie safe for a 400 cm bungee jump?
9 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
7th and 8th grade Essay Contest Winner
9 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jen Bartsch
K2 STEM Launch: Kindergarten and 2nd grade students will meet for our first lab session this Friday, February 8th. We will read What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada. Afterward, we will discuss the process we will take each week asking questions, imagining results, planning, creating, and improving designs. After a guided practice/STEM warm up activity, students will be released to explore several stations of K and 2nd grade standards-based STEM challenges throughout the lab. Check back for the results of our first session!
9 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
Due to a city waterline break, students will be dismissed at 2:30 following our School of Excellence celebration. Please join us at 1:30 for the celebration!
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
You are invited to our School of Excellence Celebration today at 1:30! Enjoy a piece of cake with our students!!
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Jen Bartsch
K2 STEM: Growing Strong Students Through Collaboration Kindergarten and 2nd grade will soon partner up for weekly STEM lab experiments. Your child will learn about the scientific process of inquiry and use it to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in a variety of rigorous, student-centered projects! More information about our first STEM lab session will be sent home soon.
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Lois Persons
Mark your calendars for February 11th, 6PM to attend a community information meeting at Floodwood School (media center) for the upcoming Operating Referendum Special Election. Ehlers, Inc., an independent financial advisory company will be presenting. Come with your questions!!
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
Fostering a Love of Learning: Building Strong Kids with a Strong Home and School Relationship
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Snow day #3 in the books: Kindergarten students had another phenomenal day of discovery during our third day of the deep deep freeze! Children conducted outdoor experiments with bubbles, water, eggs, and yogurt. They built space machines and took authentic problems and designed effective solutions to rescue pets from the cold. Scientists, technicians, engineers, and mathematicians... THIS is what learning looks like for our brilliant little learners! STEM Snow days Challenge in K: A BIG success!
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Lois Persons
Come join us!
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
Bakers, Builders, and Boiling Water Makers: Kindergarten students are working hard on their STEM challenges for snow day #2! They are using a variety of materials and processes for building structures and improving their designs. They are also concocting delicious recipes for cinnamon and caramel rolls! Finally, they are experimenting with boiling water and the reaction that takes place when it hits the artic-like air. What will snow day #3 look like?
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
Due to the extreme cold, Floodwood School is cancelled for Thursday, January 31st. All evening activities are also cancelled. Stay warm!
10 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Jen Bartsch
The Home Lab in Action: A STEM Challenge Update... K students have been busy conducting their own experiments at home today. Our youngest STEM scientists are formulating hypotheses, testing ideas, evaluating results, and modifying variables to increase effectiveness of their designs. These kinder scientists are busy discovering BIG ideas, specifically tailored to individual interests and wrapped around the vehicle of play. This is learning in action!
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
Exciting News from the Floodwood LMC! The LMC added 51 ebooks to their collection. Students can access them online anywhere. Also, a great big thank you to volunteers and people that shopped at our book fair. We have purchased a book binding repair machine with the proceeds.
10 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
David Tollefson
Floodwood Graduates: Please take the time to e-mail slindstrom@isd698.org or dtollefson@isd698.org about how Floodwood School helped you get where you are today. These will be included in the program for the School of Excellence celebration on Monday, February 4. Please respond ASAP. Thanks
10 months ago, David Tollefson
Jen Bartsch
The "Snow Days STEM Challenge" is on! Yesterday, kindergarten students created the following challenge for our two snow days: Stay warm indoors and read, write, build, and play! These activities selected exclusively by the group sharpen their skills as creative, inquisitive, engaged learners who are intrinsically motivated to work. Evidence of students' creative projects will be uploaded to our classroom blog and photographs with descriptions are already pouring in! One student immediately decided to construct a ramp out of a wrapping paper tube and then used a magnet structure to raise the end! What a powerful reflection of the learning taking place in our classroom and in the home each day. When students are provided opportunities to explore unique interests and questions within the context of rigorous projects, they naturally transfer this intrinsic motivation to learn beyond the classroom and in their own time. This STEM challenge is open to anyone with an interest, question, and desire to learn. Share your pictures and ideas with us and perhaps your work will fuel our own rigorous, student-centered discoveries at school and home!
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Lois Persons
SCHOOL IS CANCELLED FOR TUESDAY (JAN 29TH) AND WEDNESDAY (JAN 30TH) DUE TO THE COLD WEATHER. STAY WARM! (Tonight's games are still on.)
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
The May All Sports Banquet has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 9th, 2019.
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Tomorrow's (Jan 29th) Boys and Girls Basketball Games have been Cancelled!
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
Mat Pilates offered. Learn more about it.....
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Come learn about the use of essential oils in your home. See the flyer for details!
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
David Tollefson
Attention Floodwood Graduates! As part of our School of Excellence celebration on February 4, we are asking you to send us a 2-3 sentence quote about where you work (or your accomplishments) and how Floodwood School helped you get there. Please e-mail responses to slindstrom@isd698.org and dtollefson@isd698.org by January 29. Thank you in advance for taking the time to help us celebrate Floodwood’s successes. Please forward to others that may not be on social media.
10 months ago, David Tollefson
Lois Persons
School is cancelled for students on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd due to repair of water line in the City of Floodwood. Basketball practice and the boys' home game will take place as regularly scheduled.
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
Last week, kindergarten students continued their explorations into physics--push/pull forces, inclined planes, and the grade/steepness of a plane and how this impacts the movement of an object in motion. I intentionally let students struggle, problem-solve, and lead by their own hypotheses and discoveries. Very little direct instruction was involved beyond setting up rules for our work. As a result, our children are developing a growth mindset! They embrace their mistakes as opportunities to learn. They base their predictions on clues and former trials. They persevere and encourage one another. They celebrate the work of others and are not driven by competition between peers. Rather, they compete against their own best work and collaborate within a team environment. Overall, it is the PROCESS of learning and not the PRODUCT that fuels our rigorous, student-led work each day. This mindset will continue to expand their tenacity and have a direct impact on lifelong success. Here's a sneak peek into what we're planning this week: * We will continue our physics work with deeper studies of inclined planes. * We will also explore engineering with our brand new magnetic tiles that were ordered with some of our STEM grant money! * We will construct a marble tube track on our hallway wall. The paper tubes we've collected will be used in our construction. * We will learn about our new take-home resource this week. With STEM grant money, I have been able to create "STEM to Go" project tubs for take-home explorations! The students and I will explore this resource and practice expectations for proper care. Finally, our classroom kitchen is newly reorganized and expanded to make room for several new tools, thanks to a large STEM grant I recently received. Come visit us to see the changes!
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
David Tollefson
Thanks again to everyone who contributed toward the 5th and 6th grade Laurentian trip. Everyone had a great time.
10 months ago, David Tollefson
Rae Villebrun
No School for students on Friday or Monday! Enjoy the long weekend!
10 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Lois Persons
What a beautiful sunrise on the way to school this morning! Today is going to be a great day for learning & making memories!
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
Don't forget - anyone born after Dec 31, 1976 MUST have their snowmobile safety certificate to ride state trails. See the brochure to join the class with the Savanna Drifters
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Come learn about essential oils with Total Home Upgrade - Jan 31. Check out the flyer for more information!
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
Spotlight Teacher and Students - Mrs. Holmes, Deacon Laine and Lillian Manner
10 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Save the Date! We are gearing up for the school-wide celebration in honor of our MN School of Excellence validation on Monday, February 4th, 1:30-2:30. There will be guest speakers, food, performances by staff & students, music, & more! All are welcome!
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
Physics is Fun! Today in kindergarten, students explored inclined planes with angles of varying degrees and the impact they have on the speed of an object in motion. Rather than demonstrate these principles, adults in class posed questions, provided materials, and observed students in motion--discussing, predicting, testing, problem-solving, and redesigning. We began our day with a hunt around the room for inclined planes. We expanded our understanding midday with a discussion in the hall about inclined planes we have at school. At snack time, students used crackers, frosting, and milk cartons to design inclined planes. We tested the stability and effectiveness of our designs by rolling cereal spheres down the ramps and observing the results. Afterward, we used a variety of play materials to set our smaller, edible designs in motion. We spent the remainder of the day polishing our work. We have not formalized our discoveries and plan to revisit this important project right away in the morning. We are, as are our ramps structure, a work in progress. Check back soon to find out how this work advances our knowledge of fun physics!
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
A Snapshot of our Week in Kindergarten: Students poured their hearts and minds into writing, building, and applying academic vocabulary this week in a variety of student-driven, authentic contexts. Here's a peek into what they explored... Kindergarteners took to writing independently and with their peers upon arrival time each day this week. They gathered their supplies, scattered around the room, and wrote sight words, names, descriptive sentences, labels for classroom objects, and recipes! All of these activities were entirely student-driven. They brainstormed, planned, problem-solved, collaborated, and congratulated each other's accomplishments stretching out sounds, recalling sight words, and forming complete, well-written compositions! Students composed blueprints and followed these designs to build incline planes/ramps. They tested their structures, revisited plans, and tested the overall stability and effectiveness with a variety of materials. This week, we will delve deeper into the physics behind forces (push/pull) as well as the impact the grade (the amount of steepness) has on the speed of an object traveling down an incline plane. Our STEM studies will be pretty exciting! This week, the students and I composed a recipe for melted (decomposing) snowmen that was comprised of several sight words the boys and girls had to recall. This was rigorous work that demanded an accurate recall of common words as well as proper penmanship within a small space. I took note of handwriting skills, fine motor control, decoding skills, and sight word recall. Our hands were tired after this two-day activity! On Friday, kindergarteners had to read their recipes for melted (decomposing) snowmen and follow the steps to make their snack for the day. They did a marvelous job and even attempted to compose (put together) their snowmen once more. This proved difficult, but many of them persevered! What an amazing week of learning in kindergarten! Our authentic, engaging activities emphasized writing, reading, social skills, engineering, science, and application of very complex terminology related to STEM. Who's ready for another fun-filled week? I AM!
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
Thank you 8th graders for working at the campground taking down the lights today. You got a lot done and we're proud of all that you accomplished!
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Thank you to Tina Nelson from the Suicide Prevention Coalition for presenting to all high school students about the National Suicide Hotline, how to get help when needed and how to make a call. All students received a bracelet with the text number and hotline number. Remember, please seek help whenever you need - your school, family and friends care about you!
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
We will have a school-wide celebration in honor of our MN School of Excellence validation on Monday, February 4th, 1:30-2:30. There will be guest speakers, food, performances by staff & students, music, etc.! More information to follow. We have a lot to celebrate!
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
K-8 Winter FAST Assessments start next week! Be sure to get a good night's sleep beforehand, have a good breakfast, and be in school! See testing schedule in Student Documents or go directly to: https://5il.co/64xo
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Laura Saumer
“We’ve got spirit, yes WE do!”
10 months ago, Laura Saumer
Rae Villebrun
10 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Snowmobile Safety Course through Savanna Drifters
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Tonight the boys play Wrenshall at home. The junior high will play early at 5:00. JV will play at 5:45 and Varsity at 7:15. Good luck Polar Bears!
10 months ago, Lois Persons
David Tollefson
Please plan to come to the January 10 basketball game and purchase tickets for the last three baskets for the Laurentian fundraiser. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. You can buy tickets starting at 5:30 and the drawing will be held during half time of the varsity game. The baskets include a s’more and fire pit themed basket, a basketball themed basket, and a soup and ladle themed basket. Thanks for supporting our fundraiser!
10 months ago, David Tollefson
Lois Persons
Update on girls basketball game tomorrow night at Wrenshall - Junior Varsity will play at 5PM and Varsity will play at 6:30PM. Good luck Lady Bears!
10 months ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
Monday, January 7th--School is cancelled. A decision on the basketball game scheduled for tonight will be made later this morning. Staff should report two hours late. The School Board meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. tonight.
10 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
LATE START—There will be a two hour late start this morning. The bus will pick up students two hours later than usual. There will be no preschool today, Monday, January 7th.
10 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Jen Bartsch
Work in Progress! Our kindergarten classroom will be experiencing a transformation in the near future. We were just awarded a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) grant and plan to use most of the funds to complete our design of a fully-functional, student-centered classroom kitchen. We also plan to use some of the money awarded to create STEM "To Go" buckets for take-home, hands-on projects. Check back often to see our progress. Better yet, come visit us, roll up your sleeves, and experience authentic, hands-on, engaging work!
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Creative, Kind Thinkers: Kindergarten students took part in a cooperative celebration after our long winter break: An indoor "snowball" celebration! As a group, students decided to use materials already available in the classroom for their snowballs: Scrap paper! Furthermore, they worked together to create a set of expectations for safe play: 1. Only throw the snowball at friends' feet. 2. Ask permission first. 3. Clean up our mess. Students took ownership of the entire process and were not only creative in their planning, but kind in their attention toward expectations and treatment of others.
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Emergent Readers, Engaged Engineers--A Typical Day in K: Kindergarten students worked together as a team of builders to construct a sight word castle on Friday! Peers assisted each another while reading sight word labels on the clear cups and then positioned these cups to make the walls of the castle. Students worked extensively on their construction over the course of the morning. Not only did they gain practice with our 100 sight words, but they analyzed and tested a variety of sturdy constructions.
10 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
The Student Council representatives enjoyed a rare beautiful day taking down lights at the campground. They are a dedicated group of students and proud they can step up (and into snow) to get the job done!
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Community Ed trip to Chanhassen to see Mamma Mia!
11 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
January Essential Oils class - learn to upgrade your home
11 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Our Construction Site: A Sweet Spot to Learn Kindergarten students, alongside our senior class assistants, spent the morning before winter break constructing gingerbread houses. After spending the week reading Hansel and Gretel and discussing our design plans, students went right to work constructing a solid structure using a variety of materials. We problem-solved ways to repair our structures, inspected peers' sturdy designs, and tested out (and sampled) many sweet building materials. Kindergarten students (and even our big helpers) poured their hearts into their creations!
11 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Jolabokaflod Day: PJ Reading Day in K! Kindergarten students enjoyed an entire day devoted to literacy last week. We constructed cozy reading forts, went "shopping" for "good fit" texts, invited classmates to read with us, and hunkered down in our dimmed classroom to read with flashlights and plenty of chocolates on hand. We learned about this Icelandic tradition of giving gifts of books for Christmas and reading and eating sweets all day in bed. What a sweet way to usher in the holiday season!
11 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Student and Teacher Spotlight! Christan Chapman -9th grade Austin Terry - 3rd grade Kellee Young - Dean of Students
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
A great turnout at the Holiday Program!!
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Sara Hanson
The 11th grade had a great time at the Hummingbird today in Meadowlands.
11 months ago, Sara Hanson
Tara Fierke
9th grade working their community service in the bus garage today. Thank you for giving back!
11 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
The kindergarten class is baking up winter fun!
11 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Sara Hanson
The juniors did a great job decorating Ms. Hanson’s and Ms. Rocco’s Doors!!!
11 months ago, Sara Hanson
Tara Fierke
Meet Olive, Floodwood School's therapy dog in training! She has been getting socialized with the students so she'll be ready for her certification test this summer
11 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Ms. Fierke's door for the decorating contest with the help of a very talented student - she did a fantastic job!
11 months ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
5th and 6th graders enjoying their root beer floats for winning the door decorating!
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
5th and 6th grade door decorating contest winners showing school pride, creativity and originality, good teamwork students!
11 months ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Amanda Fjeld
The cafeteria doors all decked out! Awesome job!
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Caroling Continued :)
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
More from the Caroling Event
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
More pictures from the Elementary Caroling Event last Friday, December 14th
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students continued partner engineering work last week with marshmallow and toothpick structures. Though much trial and error, we discovered the marshmallows were much too fragile. They crumbled and did not hold the weight of our hands when we applied any amount of downward force. We returned to step 5 of our STEM inquiry process multiple times as we revised blueprints and improved our designs. We also invited the 2nd graders to our class to help us problem-solve our marshmallow and toothpick structures. They confirmed our hypotheses--marshmallows are not the ideal building structure. While in the midst of our engineering work this week, our classroom was infiltrated by a mischievous elf! Initially, he was bent on messing up our room. We used our iPads to take pictures of evidence of his misdoings and also conducted some research on suitable traps that would withstand the force of an energetic elf. We decided to use our marshmallow structures to trap him overnight early in the week. We discovered he was nocturnal and had a penchant for sweets--especially candy canes. Our structures were almost exclusively made of squares and rectangles. After testing out multiple designs...and receiving some clues from one of the elf's daily notes, we learned that triangles are much more resilient. Thanks to the elf who supplied us with a few clues, some research, and a bag of new materials, we went back to our drawing board and created structures made with gum drops in the shape of pyramids. This was the key to success and we met his challenge to cooperatively build a trap that measured more than 10 cubes in height! Hooray for our enthusiastic and persistent engineers and one little elf who learned how to be kind in kindergarten!
11 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
All elementary students (K-6) caroling in the community today!!
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Flannel Day and Holiday Sweater Day!! Wednesday and Thursday next week :)
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Creativity flowing in Art class!
11 months ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Laura Saumer
The Floodwood SH Band performed for a large crowd of shoppers Tuesday at the Holiday Music Festival at the Mall of America. They did an outstanding job for the holiday shoppers of the twin cities area!! Join us for the same concert on Thursday, December 20th at Floodwood Schools!
11 months ago, Laura Saumer
Laura Saumer
The 9th grade enjoying a pizza party after winning the lip-sync contest at Homecoming! Way to go 9th grade!
11 months ago, Laura Saumer
Lois Persons
Itasca Public Health will be offering the flu shot to students (& staff) on Monday, December 17th at 9:30AM at Floodwood School. Watch for a permission slip to come home with your student. Contact Sarah Marshall, School Nurse with any questions: smarshall@isd698.org
11 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
STEM Structures with Flat and Solid Shapes: Kindergarten students spent the week planning, testing out, and redesigning a series of structures with flat and solid geometric shapes. On Friday, students worked through this scientific process to visualize effective structures based upon their previous learning, properly identify flat and solid shapes, and collaborate with their team members. Many structures collapsed, yet these engineers persevered and revised their designs to construct sturdier models!
11 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Generations of Generosity! The kindergarten and 6th grade classes worked alongside a host of high school students, parents, staff, and community members this morning and put generosity in action in a BIG way. Teams were hard at work all morning creating a beautiful variety of holiday treats that will be given as gifts during our upcoming Christmas caroling event. What a sweet way to bring generations of people together for a common goal!
11 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Many hands make light work on a sweet surprise for the community!
11 months ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
David Tollefson
Please plan on supporting the 5th and 6th grade class Laurentian Fundraiser Basket Raffle at the winter program December 20th at 6 pm. Purchase tickets for $1 each. Donations toward the trip will also be accepted. We appreciate the support.
11 months ago, David Tollefson
Laura Saumer
Junior high band students getting ready for the Holiday Concert. Join us Thursday, December 20th at 6:00 pm in the gym.
11 months ago, Laura Saumer
Lois Persons
Floodwood School is seeking a SUBSTITUTE VAN DRIVER to transport students with school van. Route times vary from 30 to 75 minutes. $25.72 per route ($51.44 if do both AM and PM routes in one day). A valid driver’s license, a clean driving and background check required.
11 months ago, Lois Persons
Sarah Marshall
Any temperature greater than 100 degrees F is considered a fever. Children must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (such as Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, etc.) in order to return to school. This applies even if the underlying cause of the fever is non-infectious, such as middle ear infections, etc. Children with a fever do not usually feel well enough to participate and attend school activities. It is recommended that they be given 24 hours to recover from the fever before returning to school. Please note that a child who exhibits symptoms of illness without a fever may be sent home if the nurse feels this is in the best interest of the child or the child’s classmates (with compromised immune systems)
11 months ago, Sarah Marshall
Amanda Fjeld
8th graders using the floor and their bodies to graph linear equations.
12 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Floodwood School library hosted 2 author visits. Floodwood Students had the opportunity to ask these authors about their writing styles, inspirations, and what it takes to be published. This was made possible by Ms. Davidson's attendance at the MN ITEM conference in October.
12 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Tara Fierke
If you'd like to import the game schedule into your own personal Google Calendar use the following steps: Go to Settings; Add Calendar; pick from URL and put the sports URL in there
12 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
STEM Challenges with 3D Structures: Over the course of last week, kindergarten students explored STEM concepts beyond the kitchen and focused on constructing 3D shapes from a specific set of materials--playdough spheres and cylinder coffee stir sticks. The question I posed was this: Can you construct a tower that is at least 10 counting cubes tall, is free-standing (stands without any help from our hands), and uses playdough spheres (balls) and sticks? Students got right to work visualizing their construction and making plans for creation. They shared materials, problem-solved with peers, analyzed their constructions, built, measured, and rebuilt. This initial activity was extremely challenging and intentionally designed to get students to struggle through the process and begin to discover which 3D designs were most effective. This week, we will delve further into the scientific process of inquiry. We will discuss our questions/problems, experiment with a variety of building materials, visualize and plan solutions, construct a free-standing 3D structure, analyze results, and revisit our designs to improve stability and effectiveness. Last week's initial work with structure buildings and our discoveries involving the strongest, most effective 3D shapes will equip us with the background knowledge we need for this STEM challenge of the week. Stay tuned for our discoveries in the days to come!
12 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Growing Generous Learners: The Fruits of Our Labor: Throughout the week, we read and reread variations of the folktale, Stone Soup. We learned about generosity and how contributions (no matter their size) collectively make BIG results! This theme was applied to a special Alphabet Stone Soup project we completed on Thursday. Students helped me think of possible foods to correlate with each letter and foods were assigned to each member of our group last week. The letters Q and X were especially challenging and required a little research on my part! This week, each student contributed one or two small ingredients for our own "Stone" soup. Every contribution aligned with a letter of the alphabet and were stored on our Alphabet Stone Soup pantry shelf on Thursday morning. With the help of a classroom mom, small groups of students worked through the process of preparing a feast to share with our little classroom community. Students washed, sliced, poured, measured, mixed, added, and stirred our crock pot creation. There was such an abundance of ingredients that we even hand enough leftovers to create another entire crock pot of soup. We created invitations to deliver to staff members, high school assistants, and parents to share in our feast that afternoon. We had several folks visit us and enjoy our bounty of delicious soup, rolls, and "stone" chocolate candies given to us by one of our favorite classroom paras! It was an amazing day that made such a huge impact on our understanding of the theme of generosity. When we share, the results are always incredible...AND delicious.
12 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Growing Big Learners from a Strong STEM: This week, kindergarten students used the scientific process of inquiry to design and improve a design for grilled cheese sandwiches. Students followed the process of questioning, making hypotheses, planning, creating, and redesigning a meal requiring multi-step directions. It was rigorous work over the course of two days! On Monday, we wondered how the shape of our cheese topping (circles cut from string cheese or "rectangles" pulled from the cheese stick) would impact the sandwich. Which process of topping our cheese sandwiches would melt easier and taste better? We made predictions, created our product (on "double bubble" rolls mimicking our Venn diagram/double bubbles used for compare/contrast activities), analyzed our finished product, and discussed possible redesigns. The sandwiches were pretty good, but we felt we could improve our designs and learn from our mistakes. On Tuesday, we revisited the process of inquiry and discussed our conclusions--the "rectangle" cheese we pulled from the string cheese was better because it was thinner and covered more area of our rolls. However, students also concluded our "double bubble" rolls were too thick (like our string cheese circles were too thick!) and we needed to redesign our sandwiches with thinner bread. Our math standard with learning scale and learning targets for the week involved comparing and contrasting shapes, according to the attributes of these shapes. While our main focus was on attributes such as lines, corners/points, and sides, students made connections to other measurable attributes such as thickness within this authentic cooking context! We visualized and then made blueprints of an improved sandwich with "square" bread and recreated the ideal sandwich--square bread with rectangular cheese. This was an opportune time (again, within a meaningful context) to analyze the similarities/differences between these two shapes within a relevant context. We concluded this design was the best by far. The cheese melted uniformly and the bread was perfectly crisp! This two-day process aligned directly to the content areas of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Bravo, STEM scientists!
12 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Spotlight students and teacher!! Jeffrey Palmer, Brynn Hart and Ms. Lori Cawcutt
12 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Basketball Season is Here! Tonight's boys' home game is against Braham. Go Bears!! To view the game schedule, go to main page of our website - click on "Athletics" off of the main menu. Come cheer on our Bears!
12 months ago, Lois Persons
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Students at Floodwood School are being prayed for all across Northern Minnesota thanks to Life 97.3 FM radio! Check out their Facebook page to hear more!
12 months ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Jen Bartsch
Cooking up the STEM in Kindergarten: Our daily cooking experiences in kindergarten are fostering a great deal of curiosity, questioning, and interest in experimentation. We have begun to explore the field of STEM research with our kitchen activities, learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These subject areas have always been naturally integrated in our cooking studies, but now they are intentionally designed to be the force behind our work. Here is a snapshot of our wonderings over the last two weeks. Can you see how our explorations align with STEM? Maple Cinnamon Applesauce study: Do smaller slices of apple cook faster than larger chunks? Are my chunks 1 inch long? How can I measure them? Does more liquid make the applesauce cook faster? What would happen if we cooked it on low overnight? How does mushing them with this tool (potato masher) help the apple chunks? What is the temperature difference between "low" and "high" on our crockpot? Would a larger crockpot help our applesauce cook faster? How does our applesauce compare/contrast with a recipe we made in the microwave? Why does the microwave cook so much faster? Homemade Churned Butter (using my great great grandma's butter churn vs. baby food jars vs. our KitchenAid mixer): Which method is easiest and makes the best butter? How long will we need to churn vs. shake in the jars? How did people churn for THIS LONG every day??? How does it change from liquid cream to whipped cream to separated butter and buttermilk? What does shaking or mixing do to make the butter? What does a marble do to help make butter in the jar? Why does this butter separate from the buttermilk? What can we use this liquid for? Why does our butter look, taste, and feel different from store-bought butter? How is butter made and sold in stores? How does this old-fashioned butter churn work? Do these gears need to be fixed to churn better? How does this churn compare/contrast with our mixer? How long will the mixer need to take to make butter? Cornbread vs. Buttermilk Cornbread: Which method is easiest and quickest? What ingredients are in the Jiffy box mix of cornbread? How is it all put together in the factory? How do the batters compare/contrast? Why is this batter with the buttermilk so much taller and thicker? How long will it take to cook both batters at the same time? How does the batter change from a liquid to a solid in the oven? Why is this batter still gooey after cooking the right amount of time? These young children are incredibly curious and engaged in our daily cooking experiments. It is this curiosity that is beginning to guide us further into STEM topics of interest. What's cooking in K? Authentic, student-centered, rigorous learning...made to order to suit everyone's taste buds and cooked to perfection!
12 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
Third graders are solving word problems through their Turkey Trot!
12 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Comparing and contrasting shapes in Kindergarten is fun!
12 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Lois Persons
Now hiring a score board operator for girls basketball and bookkeeper for boys basketball. $25 per evening. Contact Frank Bartsch, AD at fbartsch@isd698.org if interested.
12 months ago, Lois Persons
Laura Saumer
Thank you Floodwood for having the Senior High Band students play at the shopping night! The band is currently selling these beautiful poinsettias until November 28th. Delivery expected November 30th and they are $20 a piece.
12 months ago, Laura Saumer
Lois Persons
Change of Date for Basketball Pictures: now set for December 17th (Elementary and High School)
12 months ago, Lois Persons
Amanda Fjeld
High School students will be taking the STAR and/or FAST Math and Reading Assessments next week.
12 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Offer Expires 12/20/18
12 months ago, Lois Persons
Sara Hanson
Some of the high school students got to listen to a presentation from Northwoods Credit Union about the importance of saving. She also discussed the differences between savings and checking accounts. Thank you Meggan for coming in and sharing with us.
12 months ago, Sara Hanson
Rae Villebrun
No School on Friday, November 16th! Enjoy the long weekend!
12 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Sarah Lindstrom
The 5th and 6th graders were able to ask Jeannine Kellogg, author of "The Tukor's Journey," questions about her book during the Book Fair! Thanks to Ms. Davidson for setting that up!
12 months ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Sarah Lindstrom
Blair, Hannah and Summer reading their essays on "Why I Honor the American Flag" on Veteran's Day.
12 months ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tara Fierke
Thank you VFW Ladies Auxiliary for the Teacher Tea before conferences this evening. It was the perfect start to sharing our evening with parents!
12 months ago, Tara Fierke
Shannon Rocco
Digital Literacy students have created their own blogs! From hunting to Fortnite, from cooking to relationship advice...they are building community through social media 😊
about 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Amanda Fjeld
Teacher Spotlight!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Student Spotlight!!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
Come learn to make perfume using essential oils
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
This is a reminder that the Polar Den is closed today due to the Book Fair. Come check it out!
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Rigorous, Hands-on, Authentic Learning in K: This week's "Fun Food Friday" cooking experience had kindergarten students applying what they've learned about comparing and contrasting! We read two texts by Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Cat a Cupcake) and compared/contrasted key details and central themes of the stories, using a "double bubble" or Venn diagram to record our ideas. We also compared/contrasted two "good fit" texts about food groups and created Venn diagrams with evidence collected from the texts. These instructional-level texts really prepared us for hands-on applications with two different recipes--one for pumpkin spice cookies and the other for pumpkin spice cupcakes. We compared/contrasted required ingredients and tools, discussed predictions for similarities and differences between the two products, compared/contrasted the batters by using many of our senses, and analyzed the final products with a taste test during snack time. We had so many ideas that we ran out of space on our double bubbles! Students were highly engaged throughout the day in these hands-on, minds-on activities and made deep connections to our academic work in numerous other authentic ways. For example, we compared/contrasted our physical appearances with friends (using concepts connected to measurement), noticed a Venn diagram in the 2nd grade classroom (which we HAD to go investigate!), and even compared and contrasted our pumpkin spice cookies with some surprise sugar cookies brought by a classmate! This added an entirely different level to the day's learning. The magnitude of knowledge acquisition during this week's "Fun Food Friday" cannot be fully quantified. Without a doubt, students are well on their way to mastery of challenging concepts and are enthusiastic about future endeavors! That intrinsic motivation is like the frosting on our cupcakes...SO sweet! Learning is infinitely more relevant and FUN when we connect it to our interests and prior experiences. Come join us and discover what authentic learning looks and tastes like!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
CONGRATULATIONS to all those students who had 100% attendance for October! Way to set a goal and do all you can to meet it! Our students ROCK!!
about 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Geraldine Davidson
Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday, Nov. 12 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 15th. It will be open at 11:30 ~2:30 pm daily. It will be open during Parent Teacher conferences, please stop by. Check out our homepage and online sale: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Amanda Fjeld
Have you heard about the Ann Bancroft Foundation? “The Ann Bancroft Foundation is working to create a world where every girl has a chance to live her dream and reach her full potential. We achieve this mission by providing grants up to $500 to girls across Minnesota to pursue their dreams.” For more information checkout their website. www.annbancroftfoundation.org
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
Learn to make your own perfume with essential oils
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Casting Our Votes! Our 6th grade class took time this morning to help kindergarten students cast their votes for some of their favorite things. Thanks for helping us put our preferences into action!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
The polls are now open and ready for our kindergarten citizens! Our Election Day will have students casting their votes for their favorite sport, breakfast food, occupation, fruit, weather, and school subject. We will also vote later today for our daily snack and digital story. Our votes count and so do yours! See you at the polls!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Apple Pie Roll Ups: Authentic Problem-solving in K We reflected on this recipe individually afterward and opinions were mixed. Some students really loved it and several did not. Having mixed opinions and reflecting on what we would change helped students learn... *We all have our own opinions and preferences. Each should be respected. *We should try new foods, even if we're not sure we'll like them. *We can problem-solve together and analyze different options for the products we create in class. *Mistakes (or in this case, less than favorable results for a recipe) are opportunities to learn. If we had all loved the roll ups, we would have missed a chance to use our skills as problem-solvers to think of alternative ingredients. Last week's recipe provided an authentic means to learn and grow...together!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
No School on Monday, November 5th. See you on Tuesday!!
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Lois Persons
Operating Referendum Information Link: http://www.isd698.org/o/floodwood-school/browse/38898 If you have any questions, please contact Superintendent Villebrun at 701-278-1599 or rvillebrun@isd698.org. Voting takes place on November 6th at your designated polling place.
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Operating Referendum: Background Information & Trends by Ehlers ~ Go to the link on the district's main page to view the whole power point.
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Families you’d better watch out for your flower pots and tables tonight! We forgot to tell them not to try these CHINESE ACROBATICS at home!! Haha!
about 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Tara Fierke
Jeffrey Palmer and Gavin Clark donating their time to help fix up the school grounds. Thank you for your service!
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Come and learn to make a perfume that "just right for you" from essential oils
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Geraldine Davidson
Jeannine Kellogg, new author, is coming to Floodwood Library November 14-15th to discuss her book, Tukor's Journey. She will meet with students to discuss writing and how to tell their stories.
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
EVERYONE’s INVITED to watch the Chinese Acrobats performing live at Floodwood School on Friday, November 2nd at 9am! See you there!
about 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Lois Persons
Operating Referendum Information meeting: Nov 1st at 6PM. The question asking residents to decide on an operating levy to support general school operations will be on the Nov 6th election ballot at your designated polling place. Please plan to attend or contact us if questions.
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
HS Winter Sports Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 1st, 6PM, Media Center
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Shannon Rocco
8th and 9th graders showing off their artistic skills and science knowledge!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Shannon Rocco
New science classroom critters!!
about 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Tara Fierke
What a fantastic concert the Junior and Senior High Bands performed tonight! Very impressive
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
We're proud of our Cross Country runners and their performance today at the Section 7A meet in Cloquet! Way to go Wyatt and Katie!
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Thank you to our community volunteers: Pam, Liz and Deb who came in to work with the Fiber Arts class with their knitting and crocheting expertise!
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Laura Saumer
The Pep Band played at tonight’s Volleyball game. Join us for our first concert of the season tomorrow night, October 25th, at 7 pm in the gym. It will be a great opportunity to hear some wonderful fall music!
about 1 year ago, Laura Saumer
Tara Fierke
The 5th and 6th grade boys elementary basketball program is searching for a coach for their season. If you'd like to be a part of the Polar Bear program, please contact Amanda Fjeld for details
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Dan Reed, from the Moose Lake Area Historical Society, shared his knowledge of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Fires of 1918 in Minnesota to grades 5-12 and the community this morning.
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Laura Saumer
Floodwood Band’s Fall Concert: Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 pm In main gym
about 1 year ago, Laura Saumer
Geraldine Davidson
The Floodwood Media Center has signed up for the Amazon Wish List Program to help increase its YA & Middle School Fic, Research, music collection. If you can help us out, please check out our wish list at: http://a.co/aXGPIcA
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Family Fun Night was a big success!
about 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Jen Bartsch
What's Cookin' in K? Kindergarten students spent the week writing recipes using illustrations and initial phonemes in words. We used environmental print as a guide and also our own imaginations and knowledge of letter sounds for our concoctions. Later, we created healthy snacks from a buffet of snack foods and wrote out recipes of our ideas. Finally, we used a wide assortment of everyday materials to create unique menu items for our classroom kitchen/restaurant. Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies all baked into one delicious week! We're hungry for more!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
Urgent: Football Playoff update. Game time Tuesday has been changed to 7pm.
about 1 year ago, Frank Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
URGENT playoff update: Floodwood volleyball's first game in the playoffs will be Wednesday, the 24th at 7pm. Repeat, Wednesday, the 24th at 7pm. Opponent TBD.
about 1 year ago, Frank Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
Playoff update. Volleyball plays at home on Monday, the 22nd at 7pm vs Fond du Lac Ojibwe. Football plays at home on Tuesday, the 23rd at 6pm vs Isle.
about 1 year ago, Frank Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
Floodwood football looking good before (and after) our last regular season game at Lake of the Woods. 5-0 in the conference!
about 1 year ago, Frank Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Happy Boss’s Day, Dr. Villebrun!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
The Fiber Arts class is looking for donations of left over yarn. Yarn can be dropped off at the office. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Seeking Crocheters and Knitters to share your skills and encouragement with the high school Fiber Arts class on October 25th from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Call Ms. Fierke at (218) 476-2285 to let her know you are coming.
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Geraldine Davidson
100 Year Anniversary of the Fires of 1918 in Minnesota presentation by Dan Reed, Moose Lake Area Historical Society, is coming to the Floodwood School's large gym on Tuesday, October 23 @10:15 AM. This 45 minute presentation is open to the public. We encourage all to attend.
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Amanda Fjeld
7th and 8th graders solving math tasks to “escape” the math room. The tasks were set-up in an escape room type format. (No worries, all students were dismissed for their next hour class 😊)
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Reminder - No School Thursday, Friday, & Monday (October 18, 19, & 22) Have a nice break!
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
October and November upcoming activities:
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Come learn to create your signature perfume with essential oils!
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
And the winner is.....Mrs. Lindstrom with her Organic Vegetable Venison Soup! Thank you all who made a soup and who came and tried all the soups!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Sara Hanson
The financial literacy class has been learning about the risks and dangers of credit cards. With all the ads to get credit cards we wanted to show the other side.
about 1 year ago, Sara Hanson
Rae Villebrun
Lots of delicious soup to taste and fun activities!
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Tailgating fun!
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Yum!
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Geraldine Davidson
You're invited to the Family Fun Night on Tuesday, October 16th from 5~7 PM in the Floodwood School's large gym.
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Laura Saumer
1st and 2nd graders are learning to read music on the staff and also having fun playing music games!
about 1 year ago, Laura Saumer
Rae Villebrun
Support the Senior Class! Use the link to order from Schwan’s. https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/42466
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
7th graders working with Rational Numbers!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
The October 17th Football game at Lake of the Woods will start at 6PM vs 7PM. Good luck Polar Bears!
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
Fun Food Friday! Each week, kindergarten students use a spectrum of cross-curricular skills to create simple, healthy snacks. Our most recent creation: Peanut butter energy bites. They were a hit!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students used Legos to practice their sharing, problem-solving, and creative-thinking skills on Ll Day!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
Join the fun in Meadowlands at their Halloween Party on Oct 27th from 11:00-1:00 PM
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
Check your elementary student’s folder this week for Elementary Basketball forms (3rd-6th grade)!!! Basketball is just around the corner.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Kelli Kolu
Third grade spooky houses!
about 1 year ago, Kelli Kolu
Sarah Lindstrom
5th and 6th grade STEM field trip. A lot of hands on learning today!
about 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tara Fierke
The volleyball team beat the football team in a "friendly" game of volleyball today. I hear the football players want a rematch!
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Tonight's Football Game has been cancelled. BF/LF forfeited.
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
Class of 2018’s picture is ready to hang on the wall!
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
Come out October 11th at 4:30 for a Volleyball Tailgate Party. Vote for your favorite soup in the Floodwood School Staff Soup Cook-Off and participate in the activities!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
Floodwood School is a Minnesota School of Excellence! Proud to be a Polar Bear!!
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Geraldine Davidson
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Floodwood School Nov. 12th ~Nov. 15th. It will be open at scheduled times during the school day and Parent Teacher Conferences. Online shopping starts soon. Can you help, please contact Ms. Davidson at the school. See you there!
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Frank Bartsch
Hoop relays in 3rd and 4th grade PE. Students hop, jump, run and slide through hoops and then play rock, paper, scissors to see who gets to keep going. They get pretty excited for this game and they really get a workout too!
about 1 year ago, Frank Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
Floodwood Football giving back. We are proud to help out in our community!
about 1 year ago, Frank Bartsch
Tara Fierke
55+ Driver Improvement Program courses as a way to get a 10% discount on your auto insurance
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Geraldine Davidson
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Floodwood School Nov. 12th ~Nov. 15th. It will be open at scheduled times during the school day and Parent Teacher Conferences. Online shopping starts soon. Can you help, please contact Ms. Davidson at the school. See you there!
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
Operating Referendum Informational Meeting -- We will host another information meeting on Monday, Oct. 15th at 6PM in the media center. If you have questions and cannot make it, please contact Superintendent Villebrun.
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Sarah Lindstrom
6th grade Friday.....cleaning the highway and making posters for the Homecoming football game! Thanks to all our helpers! Go Bears!
about 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tara Fierke
A successful Homecoming Week at Floodwood School! Thanks for the hard work by all of the students and staff
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Kids Plus Halloween Party
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Bus Drivers Needed: 4.O School Services of Floodwood is hiring one full-time route driver and sub drivers. Paid training, $500 sign-on bonus, competitive pay, and a $250 referral bonus. Flexible schedule if needed as well (shared route.) Contact Jessica at 763-286-6835
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Laura Saumer
Congratulations to the 10th grade class for winning the hallway decorating contest with their Jungle Book themed hallway!
about 1 year ago, Laura Saumer
Tara Fierke
Alexis Stokke and Gavin Clark were crowned Queen and King over our Homecoming Festivities. Check out the rest of this week's activities!
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Community Operating Referendum Informational Meeting: Friday, Sept. 28th at 5:30 in the media center. If you have any questions, please contact Superintendent Villebrun. We want to make sure all voters have all of the information they need in order to vote on Nov. 6th.
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
Picture Day is tomorrow! Bring your best smile!
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Jen Bartsch
Fun Friday! Kindergarten students used a variety of math, reading, and writing skills to help make the day's snack: Cinnamon raisin roll ups. This activity taught students a genuine purpose for reading and writing and had them following multi-step directions, identifying letter sounds and sight words, counting, measuring, strengthening fine motor skills, problem-solving, predicting, evaluating results, and EATING! We had such a good time and made plans for next week's recipe: Homemade applesauce. Visitors are always welcome (please check in at the office first) and be ready to take part in purposeful, engaging, student-centered learning.
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
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!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
Check out our Homecoming 2018 Events
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Updated Homecoming Royalty Court
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Rae Villebrun
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.
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Fall Essential Oils Class
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Homecoming Royalty Court announced today!
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Geraldine Davidson
Floodwood Second Graders took advantage of the beautiful weather to learn about sign's of fall on the school forest trail.
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Tara Fierke
Girl Scout Recruiting Night! Tuesday Sept 18 from 6-7:00 PM in the Library
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
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!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
We had an amazing week of learning together. Check out this week's newsletter to find out the details of our discoveries and a sneak peek into the week ahead. Also, be sure to note a couple of reminders about Polar Pride Fridays and school forms given during Open House.
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Sarah Lindstrom
Our new MN symbols presented to "Congress!"
about 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Laura Saumer
Great job at pep band last night! Join us for the Volleyball game, October 25th @ 7pm!
about 1 year ago, Laura Saumer
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students have been busy learning how to document their learning with our new Seesaw app! Parents, please register to have access to your child's digital journal, photographs, and videos. Seesaw is also a great home-school communication tool!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Kelli Kolu
Ms. Kelli’s class FaceTiming her nephew who is currently stationed in Iraq while we learned about 9-11. We will Never Forget!
about 1 year ago, Kelli Kolu
Amanda Fjeld
1st week of the 2018-19 school has come and gone! Here are a few pictures of students working together in Math 7 and Math 8.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
Working on getting even better in our preschool program! Thank you teachers for working in the summer!!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
Ready for the parade!!!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
The school library will be open every Tuesday from 10-2 in June. Come check out the wonderful books!
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
Best of luck, Ms. Roth and Mr. Holton. You both will be missed!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
7th and 8th grade math classes received fun end of year awards!!!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
The June regular School Board meeting is on June 25th not June 18th. It was incorrect in the letter sent home.
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Shannon Rocco
The kids love to take the tortoises outside 😊
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Rae Villebrun
Seniors and the Escape Room...working together and successful!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Garden plots are available for summer at the school. Please call the office if you're interested.
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Rae Villebrun
Thank you to our amazing Floodwood teachers and staff!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Geraldine Davidson
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.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
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.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Shannon Rocco
The tortoises have had a goid year with the kids!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Shannon Rocco
Blood Spatter Day in Forensics!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Amanda Fjeld
A great turnout Friday night for the All Sports Banquet - nice work Floodwood Sports Boosters.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
Floodwood School is celebrating the "berry" best teachers in the world! Thank you, Floodwood teachers, for the great work you do with our students! Your dedication is appreciated!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
Awesome job tonight all band students and Ms. Roth!! All bands sounded great!! 5th-12th grade
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
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.
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Zachary Holton
7th grade cleaning the fitness center
over 1 year ago, Zachary Holton
Tara Fierke
Please note the time change for JAMD on May 10 to 6:30 at the Event Center
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Zachary Holton
Speed and agility day in Life Sports and Fit
over 1 year ago, Zachary Holton
Rae Villebrun
More fun!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Family Fun Night!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
7th graders eating some pancakes before they begin MCA testing this morning.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Zachary Holton
Prizes are in for Hoops for Heart. Jump Ropes and T-shirts!
over 1 year ago, Zachary Holton
Rae Villebrun
The Floodwood School will be closed Monday, April 16th due to inclement weather.
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
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.
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Thank you, Chief VanGuilder, for your presentation yesterday! We appreciate you sharing the information on methamphetamines and how harmful the drug is to our bodies, our families, and our community!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
The Polar Den is closed tomorrow after school. Please make alternative arrangements for your elementary student. Thank you
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Father/Daughter Ball registration forms are located in the school office or grocery store. Deadline to sign up is this Friday 4/6
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
Winners of the staff team building activity - Ms. Rocco, Ms. Beth and Ms. Johnson! We were able to relate this task to teaching and learning in many ways! It sparked great discussion.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
8th Graders completing the Barbie Bungee math task. After compiling data in the classroom they needed to predict (using math) how many rubber bands were needed for a safe jump for Barbie from the top of a 12 foot ladder!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Dollars for Scholars applications are due by April 13th.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Mr. Benson shared his Native American knowledge and ancient artifacts with students during their library time. They learned so much and had a great time experiencing ancient corn grinding method.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Ms. Rebecca
The preschoolers are having fun finding simple machines in our classroom!
over 1 year ago, Ms. Rebecca
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Look at the mental math calculations the terrific third grade mathematicians are doing during our number talks! Amazing 🧐
over 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Tara Fierke
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.
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Rae Villebrun
Are you interested in having your child visit the Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile? Complete the permission slip and send it back to school. Student will be bringing it home this week.
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Mikayla Koivisto scored her 1,679th point in last night's semi-final game! Congratulations on breaking the All-Time High Score of Floodwood School! We are proud of your hard work and accomplishment!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Come support our Lady Polar Bears v. MIB in the semi-finals of the section 7A playoffs at UMD on Tuesday. Game starts at 5:45 p.m. Go Polar Bears!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Lois Persons
BUS DRIVER POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT FLOODWOOD SCHOOL WITH $250 SIGN ON BONUS!! GO TO: www.isd698.org for more information
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
Winners of the “Suessism” Contest! Congratulations on knowing Dr. Suess’ sayings!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
For more pictures of Pajama Day reading see the school’s Facebook page.
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Pajama Day—Celebrating Dr. Suess’ Birthday
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Lady Polar Bears play Carlton at UMD on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the second round of section play-offs! Congratulations on your win against Wrenshall!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Floodwood Athletics
Spring Sports Meeting tomorrow March 1st @ 6pm. If you are participating in Track, Softball, or Baseball please be present to meet with your coaches.
over 1 year ago, Floodwood Athletics
Rae Villebrun
The Class of 2018 would like to thank the person from Chisholm who was at the home basketball game on Monday night and donated $50 to their class. Your generosity is very much appreciated!!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Floodwood Athletics
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!
over 1 year ago, Floodwood Athletics
Amanda Fjeld
Dr Seuss Dress Up Week (February 26-March 2)
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
School will start at 10:25 a.m. today due to inclement weather. Buses will be running 2 hours late.
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Geraldine Davidson
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
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Summer Opacich
Tonight's game vs Cook County has been cancelled due to inclement weather and unsafe road conditions.
over 1 year ago, Summer Opacich
Lois Persons
Tonight's girls and boys basketball games against Cook County have been cancelled due to poor road conditions.
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
A great way to end SnoWeek is with the Lip Sync contest!
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
A couple 7th graders taking time after school spreading Valentine’s Day cheer by decorating lockers.
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Attention, Art History Fans, Mr. Pavlek just donated the "Dictionary of Art History," a 34 volume set, to the Floodwood School Library. Stop in and use if you need information or pleasure reading.
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Rae Villebrun
Out with the old sign and in with the new sign!
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Drawing rectangles and parallelograms to meet specific perimeters. Then they taught each other while charting results! Terrific third graders👍🏻
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Geraldine Davidson
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.
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Dollars for Scholars application opens February 5th. Application deadline is April 13th.
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
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.
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Summer Opacich
Monday's girls basketball game versus Hill City is an away game at Hill City, not a home game. Have a great weekend!
almost 2 years ago, Summer Opacich
David Tollefson
Thanks again to all the people and businesses who donated money and time to make another successful Laurentian trip possible!
almost 2 years ago, David Tollefson
Jen Bartsch
Kinders created a food shop to not only learn how to count and represent coin values, but also collect food for the NHS food drive!
almost 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Making sugar crystals in science! The essential question...What is matter?
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Floodwood Athletics
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 sopacich@isd698.org
almost 2 years ago, Floodwood Athletics
Summer Opacich
GBB will be on coaches corner on WKLK radio station this Saturday @ 9:45am!
almost 2 years ago, Summer Opacich
Sara Hanson
Some mnute to win it fun.......
almost 2 years ago, Sara Hanson
Floodwood Athletics
GBB Players participating in a grocery bagging fundraiser today!
almost 2 years ago, Floodwood Athletics
Floodwood Athletics
Ogilvie Tournament Champs
almost 2 years ago, Floodwood Athletics
Sarah Lindstrom
The 5th and 6th graders enjoyed the fresh snow today snowshoeing in the School Forest.
almost 2 years ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Amanda Fjeld
Staff Team Building!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
Just a reminder that there is no gymnastics after school today
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Polar Express Pajama Party in Kindergarten on Thursday, December 21st! Get ready to watch the movie, complete a variety of related activities, and enjoy a special holiday treat!
almost 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
The Polar Den will be open next Thursday 12/21 from 1:30-4:00
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
8th graders working together in math class to solve some problems.
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jen Bartsch
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.
almost 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
1st Quarter Honor Roll
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
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
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Summer Opacich
There will be no gymnastics on December 20th due to the 6 pm Christmas concert. Happy Holidays!
almost 2 years ago, Summer Opacich
Jen Bartsch
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.
almost 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Greg Cooper
almost 2 years ago, Greg Cooper
Amanda Fjeld
8th graders got a great start on their fundraiser at the Christmas Shopping Night!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
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
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Tara Fierke
30 Students spent their day off at Planet 3 Trampoline Park in Duluth!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
7th grade hard at work playing Kahoot for a unit review.
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Fantastic First graders joined Super Second Graders for Christmas tree decorating on main street today!
almost 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Sarah Lindstrom
Gabby, Mike and Davion reading their essays for Veteran's Day!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Lois Persons
Parent Teacher Conferences Reminder! Conferences will be this week on Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-7PM. The Book Fair will be open during this time, across from the cafeteria. We hope to see you there!
about 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
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!
about 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
The Floodwood School Forest(SF) Committee. received a MN Environ. Nat'l. Res. Trust Fund grant to coordinate CC_MN projects to improve SF's. CCMI_teachers_& students removed buck-thorn from trails. ​
about 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Zachary Holton
5th grade students working together to cross the Lava Pit using a scooter, two poly spots, and a rope
about 2 years ago, Zachary Holton
Geraldine Davidson
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!
about 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Amanda Fjeld
8th graders trying out the "Group Solve" strategy.
about 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Summer Opacich
We Day 2017
about 2 years ago, Summer Opacich
Summer Opacich
We Day Celebration 2017
about 2 years ago, Summer Opacich
Summer Opacich
MN Workforce Center Career Fair 2017
about 2 years ago, Summer Opacich
Tara Fierke
The Polar Den will be closed on Wednesday 11/8 and 11/15. Please find alternate arrangements for after school
about 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Parent Teacher conference slips went home with kindergarten students on Friday. I look forward to discussing your child's progress with you!
about 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
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.
about 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
There is No School on Monday, November 6th. The teachers and paras are participating in professional development.
about 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
More pie face fun!
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Super Second graders enjoy pie face during their Halloween party.
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Super Second graders join in PBIS reward day for showing Polar Pride! Happy skating.
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Zachary Holton
Freshmen practicing peer pressure and alcohol skits for health.
about 2 years ago, Zachary Holton
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Even staff rocked!
about 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Everybody limbo at the roller skating party!
about 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Getting ready for a rolling good time at our Polar Pride good behavior celebration!
about 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
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!
about 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Jen Bartsch
Bundle up for tomorrow's walking field trip to the Floodwood Fire Hall! We will leave school at 8:45 and return around 10:45. Adult volunteers are welcome!
about 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Misty Waldron
Happy Birthday to our class pet! We made cards and wrote messages, baked a cake, and celebrated with an afternoon birthday party! Next Friday, our pet and activity journal will take turns going home!
about 2 years ago, Misty Waldron
Lois Persons
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!
about 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Amanda Fjeld
Polar Pride Friday!!
about 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Today's trip to the Pumpkin Patch has been cancelled. Linda's bus is running extremely late this morning.
about 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
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!
about 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Floodwood Athletics
Come support our Lady Bears in the first round of playoffs this Monday vs. Silver Bay at 7pm. See you there!
about 2 years ago, Floodwood Athletics
Floodwood Athletics
Come support the Floodwood Polar Bears vs. Isle, in the first round of football playoffs, this Tuesday @ 7:00. Hope to see you there!
about 2 years ago, Floodwood Athletics
Lois Persons
The school office will be closed Thursday & Friday during MEA ~ Have a great long weekend!
about 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
Mid Term Grades have been posted. Check out the Parent Portal for details. If you need access, contact Lois in the office for help
about 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
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!
about 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
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!
about 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarteners enjoyed making patterned cereal necklaces during our recent "Warm Fuzzies" celebration. Math, fine motor skills, sharing, and snack all in one activity!
about 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Super Second graders have become park planners! Our unit talks about a city park and how this is one benefit of a government. Using legos, your child and their team has started a model. We think Floodwood needs a park for kids! Phase 1 of planning has begun.
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
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
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Oh no! What if Betsy Ross was sick! General Washington wrote 2nd grade a letter. He needs help making a flag for our country. What will our Super Second graders pick?
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Lois Persons
School Nurse Wanted
about 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Employment Opportunities at Floodwood School
about 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Sarah Lindstrom
The 6th graders had a blast at the STEM Showcase today! It was a day filled with hands-on science, technology, engineering and math!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Second grade received a flood of patients. They all needed contraction surgery. We had to call in additional surgeons to meet the demand. Way to go Super Second graders! Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Sarah Lindstrom
Today the 6th grade used items from around the classroom to create their own proportional problems.
about 2 years ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
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
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
David Tollefson
Mayor Jeff Kletscher was talking eith the fourth and fifth grade classes todsy about what he does as a mayor.
about 2 years ago, David Tollefson
Shannon Rocco
Juicy and Lucy are back!!!
about 2 years ago, Shannon Rocco
Rae Villebrun
Did you know that Floodwood School has an app? Go to the app store on your iPhone or Android to find it.
about 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
October Breakfast/Lunch Menu For a better view--find Floodwood School in the app store for iPhone and Android phones.
about 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Adrianna Palmer and Cameron Goutermont have been crowned Queen and King for our homecoming festivities!
about 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Zachary Holton
Today, 4th grade had to pause their game in PE to do the cha cha slide.
about 2 years ago, Zachary Holton
Misty Waldron
Highlights from our final week of September in First Grade!
about 2 years ago, Misty Waldron
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarteners had 21 minutes of reading stamina on Friday! They ignored distractions, stayed focused, and did not give up. Congratulate your readers!!
about 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Join us for Family Fun Night!!! October 17th from 5-6:30pm
about 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
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
about 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
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
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Misty Waldron
1st Grade Celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day! We examined and compared different kinds of apples, made a prediction about which had the most seeds and graphed our data, and wrote about apples we tasted!
about 2 years ago, Misty Waldron
Lois Persons
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
about 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Misty Waldron
First Grade has been working collaboratively and independently on pattern math activities. They have been creating, labeling, extending, and explaining their thinking. We also had a great time with our colors of Autumn project!
about 2 years ago, Misty Waldron
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students show Polar Pride! We are Respectful with our materials, Optimistic that we can accomplish much, Accept others' help and ideas, and are Responsible to clean up afterwards. ROAR!
about 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
Picture day is Monday. Practice those smiles!
about 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Sarah Lindstrom
Cleaned the highway this morning after the storms passed!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tara Fierke
Homecoming court announced this morning!
about 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
7th graders practicing adding intergers in a game called "Win a Row."
about 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
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
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Summer Opacich
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! :)
about 2 years ago, Summer Opacich
Zachary Holton
7th and 8th grade start Flag Football this week
about 2 years ago, Zachary Holton
Jen Bartsch
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!
about 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Summer Opacich
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
about 2 years ago, Summer Opacich
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd graders creating number sentences that equal each other. Putting the equal sign in the middle of a problem works too. The equals is like a balance scale! Example: 3+1+1=4+1.
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Third grade having fun while learning place value with RunningHorse Livingston
about 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
David Tollefson
5th graders investigating how many drops of water fit on a penny.
about 2 years ago, David Tollefson
Zachary Holton
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
about 2 years ago, Zachary Holton
Zachary Holton
Last day of Ultimate Frisbee for 7th grade PE
about 2 years ago, Zachary Holton
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
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
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Second graders have Fastbridge Reading Testing on the computer on Wednesday, September 13th. Encourage plenty of rest and breakfast to start the day! Give it your best effort Second grade and you will do fine!
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Jen Bartsch
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.
about 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
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!
about 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Misty Waldron
Aligator chomps, candy math, pen pals, and kindness chants oh my! It's been a terrific week in first grade!
about 2 years ago, Misty Waldron
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
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!
about 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Geraldine Davidson
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to school Monday, November 13 thru Thursday, November 16th. It will be open at set time during the day and during Parent-Teacher conferences. See you there!
about 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
The 7th and 8th grade have been learning how to ROAR with Polar Pride!
about 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION! THURSDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 4PM-6PM
about 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
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.
over 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
To report absences for the day, parents now have the option to email the school. Please add the following email to your contacts: attendance@isd698.org
over 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Floodwood Athletics
Fall sports meeting is July 31st @ 6pm, see you there!
over 2 years ago, Floodwood Athletics
Lois Persons
Preschool Programming for 2017-18 Don't wait to register your child ~ space is limited!
over 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Geraldine Davidson
The Summer Enrichment students enjoyed an adventure in Jay Cooke State Park for their final session.
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
The Summer Enrichment students enjoyed an adventure in Jay Cooke State Park for their final session. Before heading home, we stopped to have a bite to eat and enjoy the Oldenburg view.
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
The Summer Enrichment students enjoyed an adventure in Jay Cooke State Park for their final session. Before heading home, we stopped to have a bite to eat and enjoy the Oldenburg view.
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
The Floodwood School Board would like to thank all of the students, parents, community, & staff responsible for making the graduation ceremony of 2017 great!! A special shout out to Tom & Jess Rich!
over 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Geraldine Davidson
Another fun day at the Floodwood School Summer Enrichment program.
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Mr McNiff, Summer Enrichment student-volunteer, demonstrates how to create collages.
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment Collages together!
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment Collages together!
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment Collages together!
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment Rocks and Rolls!
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment Rocks and Rolls!
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment students enjoyed learning about nature through art projects, nature walk, and seeing artifacts up close.
over 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
Don't forget to save your child's spot!
over 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Good Job Polar Bears!
over 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Free summer programming for grades 1-6! Sign up by June 14th!
over 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
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.
over 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Sara Hanson
The 10th grade Geometry class was able to get their Sierpinski Pyramid finished. They worked so hard!
over 2 years ago, Sara Hanson
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
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
over 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
David Tollefson
5th graders last day of school!!
over 2 years ago, David Tollefson
Shannon Rocco
Goal!!!!!
over 2 years ago, Shannon Rocco
Shannon Rocco
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.
over 2 years ago, Shannon Rocco
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Kindergarten through 6th grade enjoyed relay races, and ice cream in celebration of PBIS 4th quarter celebration. PBIS is for being a good role model and showing Polar Pride with your behavior. Way to go!
over 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
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.
over 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
David Tollefson
Elementary PBIS incentive relay races.
over 2 years ago, David Tollefson