Daily Announcements
New news for today......  Monday, Oct. 10th

Please stand at this time for the pledge.  (Pause 10 seconds) 
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW's) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year's theme is, "My Responsibility To America".  The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 and has a Nov. 1 deadline.  Please click here for the form and more information.

PSAT study guides:  Please see Mr. Stoyke or Vicky Monzel at the student services desk for your PSAT study guide.

Were you able to capture a great picture during Homecoming?  Please send your picture to the yearbook email and maybe get your picture published! Please send all pictures to yearbook@flaschools.org.

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This Thursday, October 13th, are conferences from  4 PM  - 8 PM. Please contact the teachers you would like to set a conference up with by either emailing the teacher using your SchoolView access, or fill out the following form:
Please join the FFA on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m.  in Ag room 511 for our next fun and informational meeting. Remember to bring your favorite dessert to put in our Dessert Contest!  They'll be prizes for those who bring the best tasting and most creative desserts.  We hope to see you there!

Monday, October 10th  the media center will be closing at  3:30 .

Picture retakes are this Wednesday, Oct. 12th.   If you are getting a retake, please make sure you bring your current picture packet to turn in to Lifetouch.  If you are purchasing pictures, please pick up a envelope or a flyer in the front offices.  

If you have not submitted a senior picture, do it asap to Mrs. Kaiser or the yearbook e-mail yearbook@flaschools.org.  For more information please click here. The senior class photo will be taken during advisory next Wednesday, October 12th.  If your picture is turned in, you will not be notified by the yearbook staff. 
College and Career Center Scoop.....

Welcome to "College Knowledge Month!"  This month you can apply to several schools for free.  For a complete list, check out our web site.  http://hs.forestlake.k12.mn.us/Page/1584
Once you have applied, stop by Heather's office to sign the poster, get your green bracelet and take part in the "scavenger hunt."  See Heather Karstens in the College and Career Center for details!

Anoka Tech will be visiting us on Monday, October 24th.  Check out this link to their programs. Some take less then 2 years to complete. Sign up with Heather to meet with them.  Click on this link for more information:

The Naval Academy, West Point and the Air Force Academy as well as the Merchant Marine Academy all provide a wonderful opportunity for students to receive a free college education and also participate in service to their country.   If this is something you are interested in, please see Heather in the media center for an application.

LAYSB is hosting a FREE Personal Finance program for teens in 8th -12th grade starting next week! You will get an opportunity to learn from local bankers about the importance of saving, how to create a spending plan, and get information on credit, debt, and identity protection. Registrations forms are in the College and Career Center.

College visits coming up are:

10th Media center closing at 3:30
11th @ 8:15 UMD
            9:00 Northwestern
            National Guard during lunches
            11:15 Grand Canyon University
           6:00pm  College Savings presentation
12th @ 8:30 St Anselm (Manchester, New Hampshire)
            9:15 St Johns/Bens
            1:30 Concordia Moorhead
13th @  Media Center closing at 3:30
            Marines Lunch visit
 1:00 U of M, Morris
 Graco FT / students interested in manufacturing (See me or Mr. Nichols, space is limited)
Media center closing at 3:30
18th @ 9:15 Marines presentation
            9:30 U of M, Twin Cities
19th PSAT all day
24th @ 9:15 Anoka Tech
            9:30 Stout
25th @ 9:15 Physical Therapy Career presentation
27th @ 10:30 St Scholastica
31st @  8:30 NDSU
10:00 Northland College

1st 1:00 Michigan Tech
    10:30 St Mary's
     Navy lunch visit
2nd Airforce lunch visit
3rd Bemidji
8th @ 8:30 Rainy River
          National Guard during lunches
10th @ Marines lunch visit
1:30 St Olaf
17th @ 9:15 Peace Corps

Please contact Heather Karstens in the College and Career Center if you are interested in meeting with one of these colleges.  You can contact Heather by email at hkarstens@flaschools.org or phone at 651-982-8418
Hours  M, T, Th  7 AM - 4:30 PM  
Wednesday 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Tutoring will officially begin  Tuesday, October 11th
Tutoring will only be offered to students enrolled in classes at the high school (we have some 9th graders and ALC students).
Here is the schedule:
Mondays,  2:40:-4:30   Math/Spanish and French
Tuesdays,  2:40-4:30 Social Studies/ Math and Chemistry
Wednesdays  2:40-3:30 Chemistry
Thursdays  2:40-4:30 Math/Bio/general sciences

We will also offer tutoring  Monday- Thursday mornings from  7:00-7:55.  These sessions must be set up in advance.
Occupational Opportunities.....

Walmart in Forest Lake is hiring!
Need unique hours?  We have flexible shifts!
Temporary or Permanent employment
Positions start at $11.00/hour.
Apply online at Walmart.com/careers
Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment Opportunity for the City of Forest Lake
Forest Lake Compost Site Attendant
The City of Forest Lake is looking for a responsible individual to be the attendant at the City's compost site.  Duties include confirming residence and directing incoming vehicles, and monitoring material.  This position is part time and begins on October 24th and runs until November 23rd or until accumulating snow occurs.  The dates and times of compost site operation are below.  Weekday start times can be adjusted to accommodate individual's availability due to school hours.  Please see Officer Jon Glader for an application.
Rally around the Rangers
"Go Rangers!"

Boys Soccer:   Whoo Hoo - it's section playoff time! Please come and cheer loud as the FL Varsity Boys visit Andover High School for their first sections playoff game, starting at  5 PM . Go Rangers!

Parents of ALL Forest Lake football players:
We have 1 home game left for the 2016 season (October 7 & 14). We need our parent volunteers to help out at the concession stand and merchandise tent during these games. Please visit the football website:  http://rangers.flaschools.org/page/show/2226660-football-9-12-2016- and click on the volunteer link to sign up for a spot. 

Correction:   Please note that the next  Booster Club  Meeting  will be on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 pm in the upper conference room at Vanelli's. All football parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! We look forward to seeing you there!

Attention Students- Support your fellow Rangers at our FLHS athletic events.  RANGER NATION PASSES are for sale for $30.  This will get you in to all of the home events for the 2016-17 school year.  This $30 also includes a free Ranger Nation T-Shirt (while supplies last).

Jody Berg at 
or 651-982-8525 -  Activities Assistant
Aaron Forsythe at aforsythe@flaschools.org or 651-982-8411  - Activities Director

Particularly for Parents

On October 11th from 6-8:30 in the high school media center, Tom Larson from Thrivent Financial will be with us to present "Secret tips for saving on college costs!" This is Tom's 4th year talking with Forest Lake students and parents.  Space is limited so if you plan to attend, please RSVP to  

School calendar change coming 2017
A calendar shift has been approved by the school board for the 2017-2018 school year. In 2017, the first day of school will be  August 21st and the last day of school in the spring of 2018 will be May 23rd, two weeks earlier than usual. This one-year calendar adjustment will allow extra time in the summer to complete construction projects at many of the district's buildings without disrupting student learning.
The school year calendar returns to normal in 2018-2019, with the first day of school scheduled after labor day and the last day scheduled for early June.
The approved district calendar for 2017-2018 can be found  here and 2018-2019 calendar can be found   here on the district website.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to upgrade learning spaces around the district.

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Wendy Schroeder

Forest Lake Area High School

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