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New news for today....Thursday, February 16th

FFA Week will be next week, February 20th-26th! Listen for clues throughout the week for the medallion hunt, the winner will be announced next Friday and they will receive a prize!

Indian Education after school program at the high school is cancelled today Thursday February 16th.

Start spring cleaning early! Donate your used or unwanted jeans to Open Minds Club Teens for Jeans fundraiser. Starting Tuesday February 21st until March 3rd you can bring jeans to your first hour and put them in the box or to Ms. Harden's room 315. Help us reach our goal 333 pairs of jeans!


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Past but Pertinent......

Parking is extremely limited.  We are out of room.  If you neglected to buy a permanent parking pass, you MUST ride the bus, carpool, or find other arrangements.  Day passes are also very limited.  You risk being booted or towed.  Do not expect to buy a day pass on a regular basis.  
Also, we will not be selling any day passes on Feb. 23 due to the college fair. 

Sign Language Club will meet today at 2:45 pm in room 125! Hope to see everyone there!

There will be an Open Minds meeting today after school in room 315 with Ms. Harden.  There will be cookies.  Please join us. 
Occupational Opportunities......

The City of Lino Lakes is looking to hire for the summer.  They have a Day Camp, a Preschool, Summer Day Camp and recreational opportunities. Please click here for more details and forms.

College and Career Center Scoop.....

Up coming events:
February:
28th 9:15 U of M, Army ROTC Recruiter

March:
1st  9:15 UMD
      Airforce lunch visit
2nd  Navy lunch visit
14th National Guard during lunches
16th Marines lunch visit
16th ASVAB
       Anoka Ramsey
20th 1:15 U of M, Morris
21st Rainy River College

April :
5th Airforce visit
6th Navy lunch visit
11th 9:15 Mankato
11th National Guard during lunches
13th Marines lunch visit
27th 245Century in a Day


Talented high school students choose Carlson School summer programs to learn about business and prepare for college. GopherBusiness and Women Mean Business offer sophomores and juniors the opportunity to live on campus, attend classes with Carlson School faculty, and explore the Twin Cities business community.
  • Women Mean Business
    June 17-24, 2017
    This program is open to high-achieving, women students who have an interest in STEM related fields.
    GopherBusiness
    July 22-29, 2017
This program is open to high-achieving, diverse students who are interested in business.  Click here for more details.

Seniors: This is a reminder that there a few unique, nation-wide, or state wide scholarship opportunities posted outside of Mrs. Ward's office in Student Services. Stop by to pick up copies of applications or for more information.

St. Cloud state is offering a music scholarship.  Please click here for more information.

Seniors: The deadline for the  Tozer Scholarship application  is drawing near! Applications are done online at the   Tozer website . The deadline for application submission is Friday, February 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm. Turn printed application and two applicant appraisals in to   Vicky Monzel  in Student Services by that date. 

The College and Career center will be offering the "ASVAB" on Thursday, March 16th from 3-6pm.  This is a great opportunity for you to find out what your strengths are and what your career interests are.  This is a FREE test.  If interested, please sign up with Heather. Karstens in the College and Career Center in the Media Center.

Thursday, April 27th we will be hosting "Century in a Day" from 2:45-5:30. Students can hear about Century College, apply, take the Accuplacer and talk about tuition all in one afternoon and all for FREE! 


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.
Rally around the Rangers
"Go Rangers!"

Nordic:  CONGRATS to the Nordic Ranger Nordic Teams for qualifying for the STATE Nordic Championships on Thursday in Biwabik MN!
It is the boys team's 17th trip to the State Championships in 19 years!
Rhino Mead jetted to the finish in 4th place.  Andy Haines closing fast in 5th. With the scoring rounded out by Spencer Kotys in 11th and Nick Parent 12th.  

For the ladies REGAN DUFFY repeated her Cross Country success in smashing the competition and winning another Section Title at Hyland park in Bloomington.  Jenna Parent stormed to the line in 2nd with Chloe Bear Foster 11th and Madi Joy Anderson slamming the door on the competition closing in 14th.

Fabulous WORK Nordic Ranger NATION!

Girls Basketball:  Come out and cheer on the Girls Basketball teams tonight at home against Roseville. 10th grade and JV start at 5:45 pm and Varsity starts at 7:15 pm.  Go Rangers!

Boys Basketball:  CONGRATULATIONS to the guys on their VICTORY over Cretin Tuesday night 87-78!!!!!!   WAY TO GO! Thank you to the fans who came out to cheer the guys on! This Friday the guys travel to Roseville High School to take on the Raiders.  JV and B-squad start at 5:45pm with Varsity tip off at 7:15 pm/  Hope to see you there!  Go Rangers!

Clay Target Team:  High School Clay Target Team Registration now in progress, please see go to the on the activities Web page and click on Clay Target Team for details on Registration ends March 1st.

Boys Hockey:  Come cheer on the Rangers in their final regular season home game tonight vs. Cretin-Derham Hall.  JV is at 5:15 p.m.; Varsity at 7:30 p.m.  GO RANGERS!

Girls Hockey:  After an exciting overtime win against Grand Rapids on Saturday, the Ranger Girls Hockey team advances to Section 7AA Finals against Elk River.  The game will be played tonight at Fogerty Arena in Blaine.  Puck drops at 7 PM.  Be sure to wear your Ranger gear and come cheer on your Rangers!  

Softball:  D ue to some conflicts, the softball booster club meeting has been moved to next Wednesday, Feb 22nd at 6 p.m.at Stellas. This will  be an important meeting to discuss and plan a great softball season.  All softball parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Synchro:  
Did you know?
  • Most girls have NO experience
  • Combines: Swimming, Dance, & Gymnastics
  • Is SO FUN
  • Has around 60 team members
  • Is a great way to meet new people
  • Will make you a better swimmer
  • Has a team that is like a FAMILY
Join us for an informational Meeting on 2/23 from 3-4 PM @ Southwest  in the Choir Room, 124  (Plan for a ride home) ALL GIRLS 7-12 Grade!

Boys LaCrosse:   R egistration is now open until tryouts on  Monday, April 3rd  and there will be a parent meeting coming up  February 28th at 6pm
 in the high school library.  Save the date.   Please click here for more information.  

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

Particularly for Parents

2017 Graduation All Night Party - Our monthly planning meeting tonight at Vannellis @7pm.  Next month it is on Tuesday March 14th.  We need your help to plan the upcoming 2017 Senior Class All-Night Party, held immediately following graduation  on June 9.  This will be the 36th year that parent volunteers have run the all-night party as an exciting, safe, fun, chemical-free alternative for the graduating seniors. Approximately 2/3 of each graduating class attends. The success of this annual party hinges on a dedicated effort of many, many volunteers and we are in need of more parent volunteers to assist with the planning committee efforts in order to make this year's event a tremendous success. The time to become involved is Now!  Help us maintain this tradition for upcoming juniors, sophomores, and younger.  Right now we are particularly interested in those that are interested in planning the event.  Regardless of your skills and talents, there are areas we can use your help, such as decorating, entertainment and games, food, prizes and gifts, safety/first aid, security, tickets, promotion, budgeting and financial record keeping, and more.  We will also need many, many volunteers the night of the party, so if you can't help with planning, please strongly consider volunteering the night of  June 9 - 10.  More on that later, but for now, grab a friend and join us Thursday, February 16, @ 7 pm, at Vannellis for the 2017 Senior Class All-Night Party kick-off planning meeting. You may also contact Dave Johnson at  dmj@umn.edu or  651-605-5508.  Thanks for you support and we hope to see you on February 16th!!

The FL All Night Party committee is seeking volunteers to help plan the 2017 party!
 If interested please email flseniorparty@gmail.com.  The All-Night Party will be held on Friday, June 9th after graduation.  Please consider volunteering for this fun celebration!!  Click here on the Sign Up Genius link to volunteer at the party.
 
Career day is coming on Wednesday, February 22nd during an extended advisory. Speakers will be here to talk about different jobs and career opportunities that can help you plan for your future. Read through the 27 possible topics and register for your top 3 choices at hs.flaschools.org/explore  Don't wait, space is limited, so sign up now.Parents who wish to see the list of speakers/topics should click 
here .

Forest Lake Area School's American Indian Education Program has begun and is open to Native students interested in learning more about our Native American culture and heritage.
 Meetings are Thursdays after school from 2:45-4:30 at the high school in room 544.   Students can take the activity bus home.  Each week there will be an activity or project focused on the past, present and future of Native American history, culture and current events.   If you have any questions please contact us.


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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Sincerely,


Wendy Schroeder

Forest Lake Area High School
651-982-8598 

 
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