Staff Spotlight Series- Emily VanBlaricom

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Fall Harvest

After a long summer of hard work, our students at the West Campus are starting to close out the garden. They’ve really enjoyed the last few weeks of being able to see the ‘fruits of their labor’ with what has arguably been our BEST garden season ever! Many of our students have even proclaimed that […]

Winners of the month- June 2020!

  Student of the Month was awarded to Nysjah (Oaks) West Campus Student of the Month was awarded to Daniel (Bears) Main Campus Staff of the Month was awarded to Jonathan Simmonds (Huskies) Staff of the Month was awarded to Tony Makela (Bears) Support Staff of the Month was awarded to Will Herwig (Housekeeper) Support staff of the Month was awarded […]

2020 Northwood Science Fair

Monday January 20th the students at Northwood came together to celebrate all things science!  The different teams each created a different scientific project that wowed the judges, staff, and other students.  Slime, eggs, water, magnets, even wind was used in various experiments to showcase what those students learned about their project and experiments.  It was […]

Thank You Northwood

It is with a happy heart that we share this letter from one of our graduating Seniors.  We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and much happiness as they continue toward their goals.   Dear Mr. Richard Wolleat and Executive Board Members, It is with great appreciation that I write this letter. […]

Shrine Circus

This past weekend, an “unnamed donor” gave us tickets to the Shrine Circus and a foster family was able to attend. Did you know that Northwood accepts all kinds of donations? Some of the items on our “Wish List” are stuffed animals, games, fishing equipment, musical instruments along with tickets to events in Duluth and […]

First Annual Science Fair

The ability of our students to learn, gow and develop while at Northwood is directly related to the level of commitment and competency demonstrated by staff, particularly at the direct care level. We have a Career Track system to recognize and retain competent, qualified Counselors. Jessa, Timberwolves Counselor, is on track for her Senior Counselor […]


Birthdays are celebrated many different ways around the world.  One way is a Quinceanera, which is a Latin American celebration for a girl’s fifteenth birthday.  This celebration is held to recognize a girl’s passage from girlhood to womanhood. Recently, a Hispanic student on the Timberwolves team turned fifteen and a Quinceanera was held at the […]

Merry Christmas!

During this festive season of giving, let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things. May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way. Wishing you much happiness not just today, but throughout the New Year. Merry Christmas! Northwood Board of Directors, staff and children.