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New news for today....Tuesday, February 28th

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.  

Congratulations to the Forest Lake Speech Team for their 3rd place finish in Centennial on Saturday! 13 students made it to final rounds and 2 more received honorable mentions. Top 5 finishers include: 
  • Zoey Sonke, 1st in Storytelling
  • Alex Biedney, 2nd in Extemp Speaking 
  • Sara de Sobrino, 3rd in Extemp Speaking 
  • Courtney Leonard, 4th in Storytelling
  • Klare Hollenkamp, 4th in Exemp Reading
  • Nick Willcocks, 5th in Creative Expression
  • Cassabella Farrier, 5th in Storytelling
Great job speech team!

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.



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Past but Pertinent......

The Forest Lake Area Schools' Hmong Club will be meeting every other Thursday @ 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm at Forest Lake Area High School in Room 335.

Congratulations to the Forest Lake EMT students who competed at the State EMS competition this past weekend at Spring Lake Park High school.
Placing 2nd was the Team: Blood Bath and Beyond: Team members include:  Maggie Duffy, Amanda Forlliti, Olivia Hunn, and Lexi Welch.    Placing 3rd was the Team: Strike Team Delta.. Team Members included:  Benton Fry, Logan Gilbert, Doug Gross, and Jackson Dunaski.
All teams did an outstanding job at this weekends State competition!

Registration for the Clay Target Team grades 9 thru 12  - ENDS MARCH 1ST FOR BOTH THE SCHOOL AND THE STATE , YOU NEED TO REGISTER AT BOTH SITES, SEE  Forest Lake Clay Target Team page for complete 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:
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 2:45 Century 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.

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:   Congratulations to the guys on their win last Friday over Park, way to go!  Tonight  they travel to Mounds View to take on the Mustangs. JV and B squad starting at 5:45 pm and Varsity 7:15 pm. See you there, Go Rangers!

Girls Basketball:  Congratulations to the players and coaches for earning the #2 seed in the section 7AAAA playoffs.  The girls host Cambridge/Isanti in their first section game on Thursday night at 7pm.  Please come and show your support for the girls by filling the stands.  The first 100 fans will receive a Ranger Rally Hanky!Reminder: punch cards, SEC passes, and school IDs are not accepted at section basketball games.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

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!

Girls Golf:   There will be a meeting for any girls interested in playing golf this year on Thursday, March 2nd in room 346 (High School) at  2:45 PM
. It will last about 20 mins.

Girls Track & Field:  Attention all girls interested in joining Track & Field! There will be pre-season meetings on Tuesday, February 28th @ 7:15am or 2:45pm in Mrs. Rodewald's room (115). Any girl planning to join needs to attend one of the two meetings. If you are unable to attend, please see Mrs. Rodewald.

Girls Lacrosse:  Attention all girls in 7-12 grade interested in playing lacrosse this spring.  The coaching staff looks forward to see you at this spring's mandatory meeting.  The meeting will be held in the HS choir room on  Tuesday, February 28 at 6 pm .  Both parents and players are encouraged to attend! 


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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Wendy Schroeder

Forest Lake Area High School
651-982-8598 

 
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