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School walkout in Cook County March 14. All photos by Rhonda Silence
March 14 marked the one month anniversary of the school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida. Local schools in Grand Marais marked the day with demonstrations, silent commemoration, and music.

WTIP was at the local schools Wednesday morning and took...
Bill Blackwell, Jr. at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts
There were about 100 people in the audience at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 8 to hear the featured speaker at the School District 166 Social Justice Conference, Bill Blackwell, Jr. Audience members were attentive as Blackwell spoke about his experience as a Native American,...
Principal Bill DeWitt and Assistant Principal Mitch Dorr
Members of the School District 166 Diversity Committee have been planning a “Social Justice Conference” at the school for several months. WTIP has talked to organizers several times about this first-ever event, which involves students, teachers and community members. In recent days,...
School District 166 winter fun
There have been some wintery additions to the playground area of Sawtooth Elementary School/School District 166 in recent weeks. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson speaks with ISD 166 Principal Bill DeWitt about that and more. 

There is a meeting of the ISD 166 school...
Superintendent Crandall
School District 166 hosted its second public meeting in a series intended to eliminate bullying and racial or sexual harassment on Monday, January 22. Community members were invited to join school district staff and representatives from the Minnesota Educators Association to talk about these social...
Dan Shirley takes the school board oath of office
School District 166 held its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 16. After administering the oath of office to new School Board Member Dan Shirley, the board got to work on a full agenda.
New fifth-grade classroom approved
ISD 166 administrators - Bill Crandall, Mitch Dorr, Bill DeWitt
School District 166 Principal Adam Nelson resigned to take a superintendent position in Wrenshall in December 2017. Some restructuring took place – Assistant Principal Bill DeWitt became K-12 principal and the school district needed to find an assistant principal. 

At the...

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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

The members of the Cook County School Board are:

District 1 - Debra White

District 2 - Carrie Jansen

District 3 - Chris Goettl

District 4 - Sissy Lunde

District 5 – Dan Shirley

Great Expectations Charter School
Mail: PO Box 310 • Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.9322

Director: Peter James
Birch Grove Community School
P.O. Box 2383
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-0170

Director: Diane Blanchette
218-663-0170 ext. 20
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