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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.

It's the law that all men register with Selective Service within 30 days of the their 18th birthday.  Register online at www.sss.gov

Are you looking for new leadership and volunteer opportunities within our school? A new leadership role called the Ranger Ambassador is coming to Forest Lake! Open to all Juniors and Sophomores come to the information meeting Tuesday, February 7th, at  7:30 am  in Ms. Brett's room 371 to find out more.

All students should have received an email about the upcoming career exploration day. Professionals from all different career areas will be here to share their experiences. Follow the link in the email to read about our many speakers, and select the topics that are most appealing. -- What? -- You didn't get the email? -- No worries, you can go to  hs.flaschools.org/explore to find all of the information and get registered. Space is limited, so don't wait!

Join the FFA for our monthly meeting on Thursday, February 9th at 2:45 pm in Ag Room 511 and stay after for some exciting games and snacks! Feel free to bring any games you want to play, or enjoy the games we will provide with your friends!!  Hope to see you there!


Congratulations to the speech team for taking 2nd place in their tournament in Duluth on Saturday ! 21 competitors advanced to final rounds and 11 earned an honorable mention. Way to go speech team!!

This Wednesday, February 8th, is the last night for registration for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please make sure to attend if you have not already registered.


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Past but Pertinent......

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.

A Parent and student athlete information meeting for the High School Clay target  team will be held Tuesday Feb, 7th at 6:30 pm at the high school media center, please plan to attend,

Want to send something fun to a friend on Valentine's Days? Purchase a flower for $1.00 on the 8th-10th & 13th during all lunches and it will be delivered on the 14th.  Want to really impress that friend...choose a singing flower gram for $5.00 instead! 

Hey Rangers! The rangers have talent show is coming up and auditions are going to be February 14th and 15th at 2:50 pm. For anyone who has art that they would like to display the auditions for that is February 10th at 2:45 pm. Sign ups for auditions are outside the Media Center by Student Services. We are looking for a multitude of talents everyone is welcome.

First semester grades are now available on  SchoolView. If you do not have a  SchoolView account, please contact   Wendy Schroeder in the Administration Office to set up your account. 

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. 

College and Career Center Scoop.....

Up coming events:
2/7 Navy lunch visit
2/9 Marines lunch visit
2/14 National Guard lunch visit
2/15  9:15 Peace Corps
2/16 1:15 NDSU
        1:15 U of M, Twin Cities to meet with admitted students only
2/22 Career Day-during advisory
2/23 College and Career Fair 1-4
2/25 Scholarship and Financial Aid Night
3/1 Airforce lunch visit
3/21 Rainy River College visit

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:  Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Basketball team for a big win at East Ridge last Friday night, coming back from being down 19 points in the second half to win by 2!  Congratulations to the JV and 10th grade teams who also had wins on Friday night.  Up next is a home game on Friday night against White Bear Lake. Friday night is Pink Night with great raffle baskets to raise money for the Be The Match Foundation. It is also Youth Night with free t-shirts and root beer floats for area youth and the Pep Band will be performing. 

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

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.
 
(the link was originally disconnected but is now working)


Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year

Dates to remember:
  • February 8: Open house registration - Select one evening to register between 4-8 pm. Parents and students must attend together. The evening's first stop will be a quick visit to the classroom of the student's advisory teacher. (Advisory teacher and room number are listed on the registration letter mailed to each student) The second stop is a check-in with the student's dean outside the media center. The final stop is at a computer in the Media Center to enter course requests.
 
Registration Open House
(February 8th)

  • Students and parents pick one of the two nights to attend.
  • Come anytime between 4 pm and 8 pm.
  • Meet with advisor, dean, and then complete computer registration.
  • More details how to prepare are below.
Registration Night Check List
Before You Arrive to Register: 
  • Complete the front page of the registration worksheet completely.
  • Students should include 14 courses selections and 5 alternates. (Courses that require 2 spaces count as 2 courses.)
  • Make sure a career interest is listed to help facilitate discussion of course selections.
  • Parents should sign the registration sheets allowing for release of student transcripts.
On the Night of Registration:

  • Begin with the student's advisory teacher. The advisory teacher will: 
    • answer questions as they are able
    • review that worksheets are complete and correct
    • talk with students/parents about the student's plan for the future
    • sign-off on worksheets, and send parents/students to meet with their dean.
  • Students/parents will have a brief meeting with their deans to:
    • answer questions that remain
    • review registration worksheets
    • make additional suggestions as appropriate
  • Students will then  move to computers to input their final registration selections and alternates. When students have entered all requests, they'll be asked to:
    • Tear off the back page of the registration worksheet to keep as their record. (Another option would be to take a picture of the back page and turn in the entire worksheet)
    • Turn in their course request worksheet before leaving. Deans keep those copies for reference.
    • Students do NOT need to print a copy of their course requests. That information should be filled out on the back page of the worksheet. 


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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