This weeks speaker was Robbi Mondati, the Assistant Principal at Cloquet High School. Robbi presented a power point program about data gathered showing Cloquet HS's excellent student performance compared to other Minnesota schools. 


This data was prepared prior to the plans to build a new middle school to set goals which would be part of that plan. Minnesota's new measurement rating of school performance (MMR) measures graduation rates, achievement gap reduction, proficiency and student growth. Of all the area schools, Cloquet ranks highest with an 84.6% ranking. The ACT scores for Cloquet students are right at the state average, and Minnesota is ranked one of the top states in the country for ACT scores. The College in the Schools program for 11th and 12th graders, allows students to take college courses from UMD or Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Students can get one full year of college while they are still in high school. Robbi also spoke about Jack's Community Closet, which is a Cloquet HS program to provide clothing and personal hygiene products to homeless students. Right now Cloquet has 36 homeless kids, who are identified. Anyone can drop off donations Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:15 AM inside the Carlton Avenue entrance at the Garfield building.  Please help fill the shelves at Jack's Community Closet!