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New news for today....Tuesday, February 14th

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. 



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Past but Pertinent......

The Forest Lake High School Theater department is excited to announce that we are having an informational meeting and auditions for a classic heroic tale of love, faith, courage, and giving.  This Spring we will be producing the tale of "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe".  The informational meeting will be happening on  Wednesday, Feb. 15th  starting at  2:45 pm  in room 317.  Auditions will take place early next week. Please see Mr. Newcomb if you are interested and cannot make the informational meeting.

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

Rangers - get ready to share your talents!  Whether you dance, juggle, act, sing, play an instrument, tell stories, perform poetry, or yo yo, we want you to be part of the Rangers Have Talent show! Auditions are  Tuesday  and  Wednesday  after school. Sign up for a time by the front office on the Media Center wall.

Start thinking about Winter Wonder Week the week of the 21st-25th. Dress up days, Pepfest, and the semi-formal snowball dance is on the 25th. 



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:
15th 9:15 Peace Corps
16th NDSU
       U of M, Twin Cities to meet with admitted students only
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


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! 

MSU Moorhead is offering four $2,500 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships to students who use Twitter to share why they are excited to #BeADragon. This scholarship contest ends on March 3rd. The four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded based on creativity, one $1,000 scholarship goes to the student with the most likes, and one $1,000 scholarship will go to the student with the most retweets.  Students can find out more about this scholarship and the scholarship rules at  www.mnstate.edu/BeADragon.

Please join us on February 23rd from 1-4 in our Field House for our annual "College and Career Fair"!   Some of the folks that will be here are: Dunwoody, Aveda, Stout, St Kates, Century, Pipefitters Union, U of M, National Guard, Bethel, Fairview, Alex Tech, Hamline, Concordia, Anoka Tech, NDSU, the Marines and many, many more.

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!"

Girls Basketball:  Good luck to the Girls Basketball teams tonight as they travel to Cretin-Derham Hall to take on the Raiders. 10th grade and JV games start at 5:45 pm and Varsity at 7:15 pm.  Go Rangers!

Boys Basketball:  Good morning Wendy, Please announce Boys Basketball Varsity Game tonight playing Cretin-Derham Hall. It is Coaches vs Cancer Night that supports all Cancer and donations go to The American Cancer Society.  A banner is on the wall by door 9. Please write a name on the banner of someone who has been touched by Cancer.  The awareness color in support of all cancer is lavender, however choose the awareness color of your choice tonight! Hope to see you at the game and 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:  Big shout out to the boys' JV and varsity hockey teams for a couple thrilling games this past Saturday against Roseville.  The JV won 5-1 and the varsity had a wild comeback, down 3 goals with under 4 minutes to play, came back to tie Roseville 6-6.  Senior Beau Bartholmy scored the tying goal with just 18 seconds left.  Neither team scored in the overtime although the Rangers had several scoring chances while enjoying a 7-0 shots advantage.  Come see the Ranger boys and their 5 seniors play their final regular season home game vs. Cretin this Thursday, February 16.  JV is at 5:15 pm followed by the varsity at 7:30 pm.  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 Thursday February 16th at Fogerty Arena in Blaine.  Puck drops at 7PM.  Be sure to wear your Ranger gear and come cheer on your Rangers!  

Softball:   There will be a high school softball booster club meeting this Wednesday, February 15th, at 6:00 p.m. at Stella's on 97.  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!

Football:   Believe it or not, it's time to start planning for the 2017 football season!!!   Parents of all aged Forest Lake football players are invited and encouraged to attend the February Booster Club Meeting to kick-off planning for the upcoming 2017 season!  The meeting is open to anyone and everyone who is interested in supporting football in Forest Lake. We look forward to meeting more of our 7th - 9th grade parents, in addition to our 10th-12th grade parents. Please join us  Monday, February 13th  at Vanelli's in the Upper Conference Room at  7 pm
. See you there!

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 is this Thursday February 16th 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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