Some more pictures from Donna's crew at Amnicon State Falls last week.
3 days ago, Mike Hamernick
selfie
flower girls
big group
staff
log
rock
falls
rock
rocks
fishing
Donna's crew is visiting Jay Cooke State Park today. Looks like it was a good day to get outside.
8 days ago, Mike Hamernick
group 1
group 2
pose
bridge
sticks
fishing
sunglasses
mud
river
I just had to post a few more pics from yesterday. There were too many good ones not to share. You know they're having fun when they're wet and covered in mud, but still smiling. Thank you Hartley staff for coming to work with us. Check them out of you're ever in the Duluth area. https://hartleynature.org/
16 days ago, Mike Hamernick
wet
art
happy
group
looking
poke
smile
look
kneel
sorting
Hartley Nature Center (Duluth) came to visit today. Students participated in various activities involving Owls, Insects & Spiders, Nature Art, local Geology and Geo-Caching (hosted by Karen/Benita.)
17 days ago, Henry Chung
bug catching
geology
nature-art
natureart
owl1
owl2
geology1
nature-art1
geocache2
geocache1
Friendly reminder to put your orders in for our Waffle Sale next week May 17th! Use the QR code or follow this link: https://forms.gle/4s4YEr3y9NnqwQBa7
20 days ago, Henry Chung
Waffle-Sale May 17
Braidy's advisory spent the day visiting Duluth. Despite finding a really cool stick, they didn't have room in the van to bring it back. (bummer)
23 days ago, Mike Hamernick
cool stick
eagle
boat
group
More pictures from Track & Field Day.
24 days ago, Mike Hamernick
discus
football
quarterback
frisbee
soccer
throw
pitch
throw 2
Yesterday was Track & Field Day at NLCS. We started with a one mile run/walk and then moved into individual events like discus throw and football toss. The shot put throw had to be postponed due to the soft ground. The winners in each event will be posted later.
24 days ago, Mike Hamernick
get set
go
run
runners
who dat
make the turn
half way
good form
fortnite
done
The MN Association for Alternative Programs (MAAP) STARS state conference took place last week - Thursday and Friday - in Mankato. Six Northern Lights Students competed in Parent Decision Making, Management Decision Making, Employment Interview, Artistic Performance, LifeSmarts, Project Demonstrations and the Art Display. NLCS had two students advance to the finals in Employment interview with Lilly Higgins winning 7th place and Landon Kjer winning 3rd place. Congratulations NLCS MAAP Stars 2024 participants: Jada Woody, Boe Barfield, Lilly Higgins, Landon Kjer, Dusty Roed, and Maverick Starr!
26 days ago, Mike Hamernick
group
gold
more gold
LifeSmarts
plaques
piano
speak
karate
sing
Maverick
Some more pictures from the Earth Day clean-up. It is always a treasure hunt when cleaning highway ditches. Not sure what that Gremlin-lookin' thing is they found. Kinda hope it ended up in the trash.
about 1 month ago, Mike Hamernick
cemetary
sticks
guitar
furbie
lean
rake
Today is Earth Day 2024. To celebrate, we spent the afternoon cleaning up our local environment.
about 1 month ago, Mike Hamernick
road
crew
pipe
house
red eye
truck stop
gross
bag
bags
skull
More pics from the Wolf Ridge ELC trip. Students were challenged to get the group over the wall in mud, pass everyone through the spiderweb, climb down and up 240 stairs, hike to lookout mountain, play hide and seek camouflage in the woods, rock climbing, high ropes course, take a super hike while participating in a competitive orienteering class, learned about climate change and wild fires in MN. This was a unique experience and the growth, bonding fun and laughter was amazing.
about 1 month ago, Henry Chung
Wolf Ridge ELC
whoops
climb
climb
down
rope
rope
kitchen
orienteering
Wolf Ridge
This week's Chopped Challenge was pasta! Students learned how to make pasta from scratch and found yummy recipes to share. There was Shotgun Shells, Lasagna and Pot-stickers.
about 1 month ago, Henry Chung
shotgun shells
lasagna
Dumpling open
dumpling
Donna's advisory spent a couple of days visiting Wolf Ridge ELC. Pics from day 1
about 1 month ago, Henry Chung
climbing
climbing
kitchen duty
wolf1
It is with great sadness that we have to post this but we are in the process of looking for a new Director. We are grateful for having Mike Hamernick for the last 8 years! Please take a look on our website for more information. https://www.nlcschool.org/page/employment
about 1 month ago, Henry Chung
director
Spirit Week is a wrap! Students and staff all rocked their Northern Lights Community School colors! Thanks to T&T Designs for designing our new logo and for printing! We try to stick with local small businesses to help out our community! Thanks to Northern Lights Building Company for purchasing shirts for all the students!
about 1 month ago, Henry Chung
2024 Shirts
2024 Shirts fun
Waffle Sale coming up in May! See photo for more details!
about 1 month ago, Henry Chung
Waffles May 17
Students worked alongside a local community member to learn about vehicle maintenance and repair. The results: a working vehicle for sale. Car For Sale: 2002 Honda Accord 2.3L EX 4 door Sedan with 181,081 miles. ALL of the listed items have been repaired or replaced with “new” high quality parts. This is a SEALED bid purchase through Northern Lights Community School, and bids will be accepted until NOON on May 6th, 2024. The highest bidder will be notified on Tuesday, May 7th to make arrangements for pick-up after payment and signing of title. Are you interested in making a bid or want to check out this amazing vehicle? It is on display at 305 Bridge Street in Warba, MN in the school parking lot. You can text/call Jason or Donna to arrange for a showing after school hours(preferably after 2pm) A private bid may be: dropped off anytime in the school office, can private message Donna text/call Donna (218)259-7404 or e-mail her at dhanson@nlcschool.org We do have a minimum reserve that needs to be met, or we will post again.
about 1 month ago, Henry Chung
Car sale
Today was Rhyme without a Reason Day. Just sharing some of the creativity. The student council in pic #1 were (L to R) Pondicherry - Conri, Perry - Dusty, Dairy - Beretta, Berry - Addison, Harry - Jynx, Fairy - Landon (on the floor), and Culinary - Zeke. Pic #2 (L to R) are Lad - Alex, Sad - Lilly, Grad - Donna, Bad - Angela, Plaid - Lori, Dad - Jada, Chad - Bo.
about 2 months ago, Mike Hamernick
kids
kids and adults
The NLCS Annual Health Fair 2024 was last Wednesday. We had tables with reps from the YMCA, Essentia Health, NAMI, Itasca County Public Health, Grand Itasca with Fairview Health, Meds 1, First Call for Help 211, CMH, Kootasca/Circles of Support. There were 15 community representatives interacting/engaging with our students. In addition, our own staff taught CPR/First Aid (Benita/Henry), Mental Health self-care (Haven/Lori), Leisure Walking (Don/Braidy). The overwhelming response from our guests was that our kids were amazing and they'll be back next year to do it again.
about 2 months ago, Mike Hamernick
gym
MEDS-1
CMHS
YMCA
Essentia
NAMI
guests
hoops
jump rope
prizes