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Cell phones are everywhere, but possibly not in local schools next year

Schools updating cell phone and attendance policies

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.


The science lab renovation creates a much larger, more user friendly work space for students

Construction under way at School District 166

Construction is in full swing on projects at School District 166.


Thirteen graduates received scholarships from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation

School District 166 celebrates scholarships and awards

Cook County High School held its Award & Scholarship Assembly on Monday, May 21.


School board to consider naming gym again

The School District 166 school board has a very full agenda for its May 17 meeting–the board will hear an update on bond projects such as the culinary arts and science rooms and will consider cu


Cook County Schools Special Education Teacher Melissa Oberg

Melissa Oberg nominated for MN Teacher of the Year

The new Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named this Sunday, May 6.


Mitch Dorr

ISD 166 Administrator Mitch Dorr talks recent coaching hires

Last month WTIP reported on the hiring of three new head coaches at ISD 166 for the 2018-19 school year.  The new coaches will be: 


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ISD 166 announces new coaches for 2018-19 school year

At the ISD 166 school board meeting on April 19, the board announced the hiring of three new head coaches for the 2018-2019 school year.  The three new coaches are: 


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Superintendent discusses administration plans for ISD 166

School District 166 Principal Adam Nelson resigned to take a superintendent position in Wrenshall in December 2017.


School walkout in Cook County March 14. All photos by Rhonda Silence

Cook County students walk out, join national gun violence protest

March 14 marked the one month anniversary of the school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida.


Bill Blackwell, Jr. at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts

Community hears from Social Justice Conference keynote speaker

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,