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New news for today....  Wednesday, January 11th

Thursday is coming! Be sure to grab a friend and come try the new Sign Language Club THIS Thursday, Jan. 12th, in Room 125 at 2:45 pm!  Everyone and every level are welcome! Plan on lots of fun! See you there!

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Past but Pertinent......

Come join us Thursday, January, 12th at 2:45 in Room 511, for our monthly FFA Meeting followed by a Dessert Auction. PLEASE bring a desserts or treat to auction off and a few bucks to buy a couple treats for yourself! All proceeds will go to Camp Friendship.   

Congratulations to the Forest Lake Debate team for a strong performance at their past couple tournaments. In particular, Matthew Strupp took 9th place at State for Novice Congressional Debate, and Sara de Sobrino took 9th place at State in Varsity Congress. This past weekend, Sara took 2nd place at the Section tournament followed by her teammate, Alex Biedny in 3rd. Both debaters will compete at the MSHSL State Debate Tournament this Friday and Saturday. Good luck Ranger Debate!

Next week is the end of Semester 1 and if you are not able to access your  SchoolView account  to check grades, please contact   Wendy Schroeder in the Administration Office for assistance.   

Parking passes will be closing on FeePay on January 18th for all Juniors and Seniors.  Sophomores are not able to apply at this time and depending on registration totals, may not have an opportunity to apply.  Please contact your dean if you have any questions.
College and Career Center Scoop.....

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.

The Ardent Mills Apprenticeship program is a three year program that combines school time with on the job application for principles  learned in school.  Foundational, mechanical, electrical and social skills are developed at  Dunwoody College in Minneapolis, MN and students are encouraged to "Learn, See and Do" through Dunwoody's hands-on learning approach.  Additional courses in flour milling will taught by industry professionals to develop knowledge and understanding of flour milling in each student.  On the job tasks will include managing operating settings on equipment, performing repairs and routine equipment maintenance, and ensuring product is within customer specifications in a rotating shift position at one of Ardent Mills' four flour milling production facilities in Minnesota.  Throughout the apprenticeship program, Ardent Mills pays the employee's salary of 40 hours per week as well as all schooling fees, contingent upon successful completion and employment commitment.  Upon successful completion of the program, the candidate will be placed in a full-time shift milling position at one of the Ardent Mills plant locations throughout the United States.   If you are interested, please see Heather for details

Registration is now open for the Michigan Technological University 2017  Summer Youth Programs!   Students currently in grades 6-11 are invited to participate in more than 50 explorations on the Michigan Technological University campus  ranging from STEM to business . They'll discover and learn about various fields through hands-on laboratory, classroom, and field experiences while living in the residence halls with other crazy smart students!
Competitive Scholarship Programs  are also available.

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 Nordic:  CONGRATS to the Forest Lake Nordic Girls 
for some stellar Nordic classic ski racing @ Wirth Park against S.E.C 
Teams!   Jenna Parent was the champion of the meet followed closely 
by sophomore Regan Duffy only 3 seconds behind! Chloe Foster raced her best conference meet ever finishing in 8th. Also scoring for the 
Varsity were Amelea Hauer 13th and Madi Anderson 15th. 
Morgan Langer 4th and Trind Nesvold 13th in Junior Varsity.
Way to GO Ranger Nordic Ladies! 

Girls Basketball:  Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team for a huge 80-71 win over Cretin-Derham Hall, a top 10 ranked team in the state and the #1 team in the conference.  Thanks for all fans that came out to show your support. Congratulations to the JV and 10th grade teams who also had wins last night.  Go Rangers!

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

Archery - Are you looking to try something new or just better your archery skills? FLAS Community Education has the perfect place to do so! 

ACT Prep - Get your best score on the next ACT test by joining any of these ACT Prep Classes! 

Band Lessons - Enhance your skills by spending time with Mr. Matheson during these one-on-one band lessons! 

Musician Studio - Guitar, drums, keyboard or vocals? If you are interested in any of those you can check out this new musician opportunity FLAS Community Education is offering! 

MN Firearm Safety - Get your firearm safety certification by signing up for this upcoming class! Don't miss out, spots are filling fast!

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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Wendy Schroeder

Forest Lake Area High School

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