Daily Announcements
New news for today......  Wednesday, Oct. 19th

Forest Lake Area High School will honor Veterans Day on Friday, November 11th.  All students and staff are invited to participate by sharing a picture of a family member or friend who was, or is, a member of the United States military. If you would like to submit a photo to honor a veteran, please use the online submission form found at:
Photos must be submitted by Friday, November 4th, 2016
All girls interested in playing basketball, there will be a pre-season player and parent meeting on Tuesday Oct. 25th at 7 pm  in the Media Center at the high school. Captains practices will be  3 to 4:15 pm  in the field house on  Thursday Nov. 3rd Tuesday Nov. 8th and Thursday Nov. 10th . The season starts on  Monday Nov. 14th . See Mrs. Wagner with any questions or visit the girls basketball website.

The FL Writing Center is back and opening up with a COLLEGE APP ESSAY NIGHT! Come to room 375 after school on Wednesday, October 26 with your college application essay draft. We will have treats and workshop the essays together from 2:45 until 4 p.m. Hope to see you there!

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Hey Ranger Readers: With the long weekend coming up, this is a great time to curl up with a good book. The media center has new titles from Stephen King, Rick Riordan, Mary Roach, Kasie West, and many more. 

Students:  Do you want to vote in this year's presidential election, even if you won't be 18 years old on November 8th?  On Tuesday, October 25th, it'll be possible!  Vote in our school's mock election in all Period 1 classes.  Start practicing the right to vote and make your voice heard!

It is College Knowledge Month and MEA is this week.This is the perfect time to set up a college visit or job shadowing opportunity. Take time this weekend to log on to  MCIS , look up your desired career/college and contact the school to see what touring opportunities they might have available.
College and Career Center Scoop.....

2016 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program is available for the students who are enrolled in high school & a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.  The Scholarship Deadline is November 8, 2016.
For more information of scholarships, fellowships, awards and contest, you can also check the Facebook page for more information:

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW's) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year's theme is, "My Responsibility To America".  The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 and has a Nov. 1 deadline.  Please 
click here  for the form and more information. Please submit your form to Dan Fox with the Forest Lake VFW Post 4210 or call at 608-377-1749.

Welcome to "College Knowledge Month!"  This month you can apply to several schools for free.  For a complete list, check out our web site.  http://hs.forestlake.k12.mn.us/Page/1584
Once you have applied, stop by Heather's office to sign the poster, get your green bracelet and take part in the "scavenger hunt."  See Heather Karstens in the College and Career Center for details!

Anoka Tech will be visiting us on Monday, October 24th.  Check out this link to their programs. Some take less then 2 years to complete. Sign up with Heather to meet with them.  Click on this link for more information:

College visits coming up are:

24th @ 9:15 Anoka Tech
            9:30 Stout
25th @ 9:15 Physical Therapy Career presentation
27th @ 10:30 St Scholastica
31st @  8:30 NDSU
10:00 Northland College

1st 1:00 Michigan Tech
    10:30 St Mary's
     Navy lunch visit
2nd Airforce lunch visit
3rd Bemidji
8th @ 8:30 Rainy River
          National Guard during lunches
10th @ Marines lunch visit
1:30 St Olaf
17th @ 9:15 Peace Corps

Please contact Heather Karstens in the College and Career Center if you are interested in meeting with one of these colleges.  You can contact Heather by email at hkarstens@flaschools.org or phone at 651-982-8418
Hours  M, T, Th  7 AM - 4:30 PM  
Wednesday 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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.
Occupational Opportunities.....

Walmart in Forest Lake is hiring!
Need unique hours?  We have flexible shifts!
Temporary or Permanent employment
Positions start at $11.00/hour.
Apply online at Walmart.com/careers
Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment Opportunity for the City of Forest Lake
Forest Lake Compost Site Attendant
The City of Forest Lake is looking for a responsible individual to be the attendant at the City's compost site.  Duties include confirming residence and directing incoming vehicles, and monitoring material.  This position is part time and begins on October 24th and runs until November 23rd or until accumulating snow occurs.  The dates and times of compost site operation are below.  Weekday start times can be adjusted to accommodate individual's availability due to school hours.  Please see Officer Jon Glader for an application.
Rally around the Rangers
"Go Rangers!"

Football:   Varsity Football is at Stillwater tonight at 7 pm to take on the Ponies.  We hope to see everyone there for our last game of the regular season!  The theme for the night is Maroon & Gold!  GO RANGERS!!

Dance:  Tryouts are Monday October 24th from 3 to 6 at Century.  We will then have a team meeting from 6 to 6:30 for girls who make the team.  We will evaluate dance skills and then learn 2 short routines to be evaluated on. Girls should bring jazz shoes, dance clothes, and a bottle of water.  Tryouts are welcome to all 8th-12th graders.

Attention Students- Support your fellow Rangers at our FLHS athletic events.  RANGER NATION PASSES are for sale for $30.  This will get you in to all of the home events for the 2016-17 school year.  This $30 also includes a free Ranger Nation T-Shirt (while supplies last).

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

Particularly for Parents

It is College Knowledge Month and MEA is this week. This is the perfect time to set up a college visit or job shadowing opportunity. Take time this weekend to log on to MCIS, look up your desired career/college and contact the school to see what touring opportunities they might have available. 

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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