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Preschool fun - Photo by Christina Vlinder/Flickr
There have been some staffing adjustments at the start of the year for School District 166, including a reduction in the school's planned preschool offering. The later afternoon preschool option has been eliminated, at least temporarily. 

WTIP's Rhonda Silence talks with...
Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall

At the end of the School District 166 school board meeting on  August 16, Principal Bill DeWitt announced that he would be resigning to take...


School District 166 is negotiating its contracts with the North Shore Music Association and the Grand Marais Playhouse
The Arrowhead Center for the Arts is part of the School District 166 Grand Marais campus. In addition to housing the school's music and arts programs, it is home to the North Shore Music Association and the Grand Marais Playhouse.

The school has contracts for use of the space by...
Principal Bill DeWitt has resigned from School District 166 to take a job in Wisconsin
At the end of the School District 166 school board meeting on Thursday, August 16, Principal Bill DeWitt announced that he would be resigning to take another principal job in the Unity School District in Wisconsin. 

Principal DeWitt explained that he had very much enjoyed his...
GES
It is always a challenge to get a school ready for a new school year. Great Expectations School in Grand Marais had an additional obstacle this year with the delay of delivery of one of the modular units being used in this summer's expansion of the school building. 

All is...
School District 166 - Eagle entrance
The Grand Marais Fire Department and Cook County Ambulance were paged to School District 166 just after 2 p.m. on Monday, July 16 to respond to a fire alarm at the school. The workers in the building also reported a strong odor of something burning.

Working with school staff, the...
Cell phones are everywhere, but possibly not in local schools next year
There may be some new policies in the student handbooks for School District 166 and Great Expectations School next fall. Both schools are considering revisions to some policies.

At ISD 166 that means a possible prohibition on cell phones for most of the school day, which is currently...

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I.S.D. 166 School Information
Cook County Schools
101 West Fifth Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218)387-2271

Superintendent: Dr. William Crandall
Phone: (218)387-2271, ext. 612
Email: bcrandall@isd166.org

The members of the Cook County School Board are:

District 1 - Debra White schoolboarddeb@boreal.org
218-475-0122

District 2 - Carrie Jansen carriedjansen@gmail.com
218-370-1025

District 3 - Chris Goettl tergoettl@boreal.org
218-370-9012

District 4 - Sissy Lunde llunde@boreal.org
218-387-9832

District 5 – Dan Shirley
218-663-7643

 
 
Great Expectations Charter School
Mail: PO Box 310 • Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.9322
E-mail: learn@GreatExpectationsSchool.com

Director: Peter James
peter.james@greatexpectationsschool.com
218-387-9322
 
  
Birch Grove Community School
P.O. Box 2383
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-0170
Email: birchgrove@boreal.org

Director: Diane Blanchette
218-663-0170 ext. 20
Email: diane.blanchettebgcs@gmail.com
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