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New news for today....Thursday, February 9th

Although the Career Exploration speakers will not be here for 2 weeks, tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE to register. To attend a speaker session, register at   hs.flaschools.org/explore

Open Minds will meet on Mondays at 7:15 am  from here on out.  Come to Room 315, have some cookies and see what we've got in the works.  We'd love your help and your open mind.

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This is a reminder that parking passes need to be purchased at least one day prior and you will now need to include your license plate information.   One suggestion would be to take a picture of your plate.  All passes are sold before school up until A lunch starts.

Join the FFA for our monthly meeting today 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!

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:
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

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:  This Friday night the Ranger guys travel to White Bear Lake to take on the Bears.  JV and B squad starting at 5:45pmand Varsity at 7:15 pm.  Hope to see a good student/community turn out!

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!

Girls Basketball:   Come out and support the Girls Basketball teams on Friday as they host White Bear Lake for Youth Night and PINK Night.  Wear pink in honor of all those who have lost a battle, are fighting a battle, or have beaten cancer.  There will also be some amazing raffle baskets to raise funds for the Be The Match Foundation.  Also, spread the word to area youth to come for Youth Night with free t-shirts (while supplies last) and Root Beer floats after the game.  The 10th grade and JV games start at 5:45 and the Varsity game starts at 7:15.  Go Rangers!

Girls Hockey:  Congratulations to your SEC Conference Champs!  This is the first time in the Rangers hockey girls program the they have earned the title!  Way to go Rangers!  Come out and support the Girls Hockey team as they start their playoff run to the State Tournament.  Your Section 7AA 2nd seed Rangers take on 7th seed St. Francis Saints today at 7 PM  at home.  

Nordic:  CONGRATS Nordic Ranger program on racing to TEN All Conference selections at the SEC Championships!  Getting AC for the ladies were Regan Duffy 2nd,Jenna Parent 5, Chloe Bear Foster 10th, Amelea Hauer 16 and senior captain Madilyn Joy Anderson in 17th. The ladies finished in the skier-up position and are ready for a Section 4 battle this week!   Rhino Mead led the boys in 5th with Andy Haines 6th. Spencer Kotys was 10th. First time AC winners were freshman Nick Parent 13 and Ethan Erickson 19. The boys finished in the skier-up position and will return as favorites next winter!  AC Honorable mentions to Drew Sampson and Beck Pope for the boys and Anna Stockinger , Mik Niederkorn and Jess Nieters. SUPER Work Nordic Rangers! 

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

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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