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ISD 166 photo by CJHeithoff

School District 166 looking at different scenarios for school in the fall

The School District 166 school board has a lot on its plate right now--the school is in the midst of negotiations with the Grand Marais Playhouse on its lease for the Arrowhead Center for the Art

School District 166 - Eagle entrance

ISD 166 teachers union supports systemic change to eliminate racism

The School District 166 teachers union, known as the Cook County Education Association (CCEA), issued a statement on June 12, clearly stating that it supports systemic change to eliminate racism.

Assistant Principal Mitch Dorr with a luminary for the Class of 2020. Image courtesy of School District 166

ISD 166 offers community a way to show support for Class of 2020

School District 166 is working on making graduation day special for the Class of 2020, despite the restrictions on large gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teachers and school staff celebrated students Star Wars-style on May the 4th. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Grand Marais Mayor declares May 4-8 Super Teacher Appreciation Week

There was a slow moving parade traveling through Cook County today, May 4. Although it was slow, it was very spirited.

Cook County Schools - the Eagle entrance

Cook County schools to stay closed for remainder of academic year

Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday ordered Minnesota schools to stay closed through the rest of the academic year amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Oshki Ogimaag School in Grand Portage - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Oshki Ogimaag School has successful first week of distance learning

Like other schools in Cook County and around the region, Oshki Ogimaag Charter School began distance learning for its students on Monday, March 31.

School District 166 buses leaving the garage. File photo - Rhonda Silence

School District 166 buses to deliver learning materials

Instead of picking up students on Monday, March 30, Cook County Schools bus drivers will be making deliveries of distance learning materials.

School District 166 Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall - Photo by Rhonda Silence

ISD preparing for distance learning, food program delivery

The School District 166 held a special board meeting at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on March 19 and like so many other entities, how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic was a top agenda item.

Great Expectations School in Grand Marais on a wintry day

An update from Great Expectations School

Local schools are definitely facing challenges during this time of social distancing due to the spread of Covid-19.  WTIP’s Rhonda Silence learns more about the situation at Great Expe

Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Cook County Schools to provide meals for students during closure

Cook County Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch for all ISD 166 students preschool through 12th grade beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. There will be one delivery per day.