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New news for today....Friday, March 3rd

Hey Ranger Readers! Today is your last chance to get some great books for spring break. We have all of the popular series and the best new releases available, so stop on in and check some books out today. Not sure what to read? Mrs. Brockman can help you find the perfect fit. 


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The media center will be closed after school on Thursday, March 16th for ASVAB testing.

Please join Tri-M for the 2017 Benefit Concert and Musical Instrument Drive!  This concert will feature the band Early Eyes, Grayson DeWolfe, and Paige Parrucci with the Forest Lake High School Jazz band. Tickets will be sold during lunches for $4 and they are $6 at the door. It will take place at the high school this Friday, March 3rd, at 6pm. The main purpose of this concert is to benefit music programs in Haiti so please consider donating instruments.

Open Minds Club will be collecting jeans through Friday, March 17.
Please bring gently worn jeans to your first hour class and we'll take it from there.  

Do you need help with your scholarship applications?  Personal essays?  Editing?  Tuesday's in the media center from 2:30-4:00, we have 2 people that are coming in specifically to help.  See  Heather Karstens  in the College & Career Center in the Media for details.

Student Council is hosting its first Semi-Formal/Formal Dress Swap on Friday, March 17th from 5-7pm.  What we are looking for our Semi-Formal and Formal dresses and ties you would like to donate.  If you donate you will also receive a $10 or $20 credit to shop at the dress swap for a different dress or tie. Bring your dresses and ties to Miss Brett in room 371 or Mr. Zimanske in room 372 until March 17th.
Occupational Opportunities......



College and Career Center Scoop.....

Up coming events:

March:
14th National Guard during lunches
16th Marines lunch visit
16th ASVAB
       Anoka Ramsey
20th 1:15 U of M, Morris
21st Rainy River College
22nd MN State Moorhead
27th St Thomas
28th 9:15 IPR

April:
5th Airforce visit
6th Navy lunch visit
11th 9:15 Mankato
11th National Guard during lunches
13th Marines lunch visit
27th 2:45 Century 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.

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! 


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.
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"Go Rangers!"

Wrestling:   Congratulations to Max Amann, Derrick Cardinal, Grant Parrish, Tanner Wiese and Mathias Waskey for qualifying for State! Wrestle hard boys!

Attention Football Parents - Parents of all aged Forest Lake football players are invited and encouraged to attend the March Booster Club Meeting to continue 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, March 13th at Vanelli's in the Upper Conference Room at 7 pm . See you there!

Boys Basketball:   Congratulations to the Ranger guys on their victory over Mounds View  Tuesday  night, it was a real nail biter! 62-60!  Join us  Friday  as the guys travel to Woodbury High School to take on the Royals.  JV and B squad start at  5:45 pm  and Varsity at  7:15 pm . Go Rangers!

Girls Basketball:  Congratulations to the players and coaches on their 57-40 victory last night over Cambridge/Isanti in the first round of section playoffs! The #2 seed Rangers will now move on to the section semifinals, playing the #3 seed Anoka at 6:00 pm this Saturday at North Branch High School. Please come and show your support for the girls by filling the stands.

Boys Swim & Dive:   The Forest Lake Boys Swimming & Diving Team captured their 3rd Consecutive Section 7AA Swimming & Diving Championship in grand fashion yesterday, pummeling the competition by 121.5 points over 2nd Place Centennial! The Rangers set 4 Section 7AA Meet Records, set 5 pool records, and took down 7 Forest Lake Varsity Records during yesterday's competition. Congratulations, boys on a great TEAM effort!

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 n ext 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.   You may also contact Dave Johnson at  dmj@umn.edu  or  651-605-5508 .  

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.
 
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 at 651-982-8350.


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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