Elementary


Winterquist Elementary School is a public preK-6 school serving a student population of approximately 580. It is staffed by 63 certified and non certified staff committed to excellence in education through up-to-date teaching strategies, thorough curriculum review in a seven-year cycle, and a positive discipline program. The school's curriculum and instruction is aligned with the Minnesota State Standards.

Winterquist has 25 classroom teachers with 3-4 sections per grade. The school has a full-time principal, librarian, counselor, nurse, and psychologist. It also provides specialists in music, technology, physical education, art, and Title I.

Special education services are provided for specific learning disabilities, speech/language therapy, emotional behavior disorders, occupational/physical therapy, mild/moderate/severe mental impairments, early childhood special education, and blindness. Other services are provided by the Cloquet Area Special Education Cooperative. The district also provides an enrichment volunteer coordinator, school-age daycare, and Early Childhood Family Education.

Winterquist was awarded
the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association's "School of Excellence Award" in 1991, following a thorough school improvement self-study. Winterquist takes pride in its well behaved students and supportive parents and community.

For more information, email bharker@esko.k12.mn.us, call 218-879-3361, or fax 218-879-7490.

Enrichment Opportunities

I am asked quite often what enrichment opportunities we have for our students. We send home notes and list events in the school paper, but I know sometimes those come at times we are busy as parents. Here is a ist of activities and programs that we offer.

  • Omnibus units - grades 2-4
  • Destination Imagination - grades k-12
  • Inventor's Fair - grades 4-12
  • Polar League Enrighment Cooperative - grade 6
  • Junior Great Books - grades 2-4
  • Math Masters - grades 5-6
  • Spelling Bee - grades 5-8
  • Geography Bee - grades 5-8
  • Knowledge Bowl - grades 7-12
  • Young Artists/Authors - grades 4-8


Parent Involvement

Winterquist Elementary School has an open environment that encourages parent involvement. There are parents volunteering in classrooms and other areas of the school. We are very proud of our volunteers and welcome others to join us. If you are interested in volunteering you can contact Joyce Bergstedt our Volunteer Coordinator at 218-879-3361 ext. 230.