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New news for today....Tuesday, February 21st

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.

Attention Students: The Media Center will be closed before school on Friday 2/24.

To kick off FFA Week, we're going to be starting the clues for the medallion hunt. The medallion is placed somewhere in a public area of the high school and it's up to you to find it! Listen to the clues all this week for a new hint every day! The medallion looks like the FFA emblem. The first to find the medallion and bring it down to the Ag Department will receive a prize. Are you ready for the clue?
Clue #1:
Last year I was up high
Now I'm down low
The medallion hunt has started
Ready set go!
Check out the Forest Lake FFA Facebook page to see this clue again. Thank you and good luck Forest Lake!

Don't forget to pull out your nicest outfit for Wednesday!

The Winter Wonder Week Snowball Dance is Saturday, February 24th.  Tickets will be on sale this week during lunches  Wednesday though Friday for $5.00.  Remember it is a semi-formal dance.

The auditions for the Spring play, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, are here.  Auditions will be held on  Wednesday, Feb. 22nd.  To sign up for an audition time visit the theater board outside of room 372.  If you have questions about the auditions, see Mr. Newcomb in room 317.



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Past but Pertinent......

Start spring cleaning early! Donate your used or unwanted jeans to Open Minds Club Teens for Jeans fundraiser. Starting  today until March 3rd  you can bring jeans to your first hour and put them in the box or to Ms. Harden's room 315. Help us reach our goal 333 pairs of jeans!

Parking is extremely limited.  We are out of room.  If you neglected to buy a permanent parking pass, you MUST ride the bus, carpool, or find other arrangements.  Day passes are also very limited.  You risk being booted or towed.  Do not expect to buy a day pass on a regular basis.  
Also, we will not be selling any day passes on Feb. 23 due to the college fair. 
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:
February:
28th 9:15 U of M, Army ROTC Recruiter

March:
1st  9:15 UMD
      Airforce lunch visit
2nd  Navy lunch visit
14th National Guard during lunches
16th Marines lunch visit
16th ASVAB
       Anoka Ramsey
20th 1:15 U of M, Morris
21st Rainy River College

April :
5th Airforce visit
6th Navy lunch visit
11th 9:15 Mankato
11th National Guard during lunches
13th Marines lunch visit
27th 245Century in a Day


Talented high school students choose Carlson School summer programs to learn about business and prepare for college. GopherBusiness and Women Mean Business offer sophomores and juniors the opportunity to live on campus, attend classes with Carlson School faculty, and explore the Twin Cities business community.
  • Women Mean Business
    June 17-24, 2017
    This program is open to high-achieving, women students who have an interest in STEM related fields.
    GopherBusiness
    July 22-29, 2017
This program is open to high-achieving, diverse students who are interested in business.  Click here for more details.

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! 


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!"

Boys Basketball:   Join us tonight as the guys travel to Stillwater to take on the Ponies. JV and B-squad starting at 5:45 pm, Varsity at 7:15 pm .

Girls Basketball:  Tonight the Girls Basketball teams host Stillwater in the last home game of the regular season. Tonight is Senior Night where we will recognize and celebrate our senior players: Abi Asperheim, Ali Bartlett, Muzuki Matsumoto, Tia Moscatelli, Miranda Overland, and Heather Sauve.  And our senior team managers: Abby Maceij and Brenna Olson.  Come out and cheer on our teams and our seniors!  JV and 10th grade games start at 5:45 and the Varsity game starts at 7:15.  Go Rangers!

Clay Target Team:   High School Clay Target Team Registration now in progress, please see go to the on the activities Web page and click on Clay Target Team for details on Registration ends March 1st.

Softball:  D ue to some conflicts, the softball booster club meeting has been moved to next Wednesday, Feb 22nd at 5 p.m. (last week we stated 6 pm - this has been changed) at Stellas. This will  be an important meeting to discuss and plan a great softball season.  All softball parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Synchro:  
Did you know?
  • Most girls have NO experience
  • Combines: Swimming, Dance, & Gymnastics
  • Is SO FUN
  • Has around 60 team members
  • Is a great way to meet new people
  • Will make you a better swimmer
  • Has a team that is like a FAMILY
Join us for an informational Meeting on 2/23 from 3-4 PM @ Southwest  in the Choir Room, 124  (Plan for a ride home) ALL GIRLS 7-12 Grade!

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

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.
 
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 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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