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Friday, Oct. 7th

If you didn't get a chance to buy your ticket for the Hoomecoming Dance today at school...tickets will be available at the door for $10.  Dance is from 8-11pm, Saturday night in the field house!

Remember to come out and tailgate before the game  tonight at have a great time!

Anyone taking the PSAT test can pick up your study guide from Mr. Stoyke.  It gives you information, tips on taking the test and has sample questions.  

Next Thursday, October 13th, are conferences from 4 PM  - 8 PM. Please contact the teachers you would like to set a conference up with by either emailing the teacher using your SchoolView access, or fill out the following form:

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Past but Pertinent......

Please join the FFA on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m.  in Ag room 511 for our next fun and informational meeting. Remember to bring your favorite dessert to put in our Dessert Contest!  They'll be prizes for those who bring the best tasting and most creative desserts.  We hope to see you there!

Monday, October 10th  the media center will be closing at  3:30 .

Picture retakes are next Wednesday, Oct. 12th.   If you are getting a retake, please make sure you bring your current picture packet to turn in to Lifetouch.  If you are purchasing pictures, please pick up a envelope or a flyer in the front offices.  

Attention all Seniors! The deadline to submit Senior portraits for the yearbook was last week. If you have not submitted a picture, do it asap to Mrs. Kaiser or the yearbook e-mail yearbook@flaschools.org.  If your picture is turned in, you will not be notified by the yearbook staff.  For more information please click here. The senior class photo will be taken during advisory next Wednesday, October 12th.

Seniors~make sure you are checking your school email accounts.  There is a lot of information that is communicated this way.  If you are having trouble accessing your account, please see MS Brockman.

Share your homecoming photos with the yearbook staff for a chance to be featured in the yearbook! E-mail pictures of friends and events to  ybphotos@flaschools.org . or see Mrs. Kaiser with questions.

If you are taking the PSAT test on October 19th check your school email or the email address you used to sign up.  Two informational emails have already been sent.  If you have questions see Mr. Stoyke.
College and Career Center Scoop.....

We have a unique opportunity for  you and we still have a few seats available.  Thrivent Financial is hosting a workshop on  Tuesday, October 11th at the Forest Lake High School media center  titled "College Planning Strategies - Things you never knew about college... and how it may save many families thousands!" 
 
You will learn:
  ยท         the importance of all three tenets of college planning: academic, admissions and financial.
  • how your child can stand out from the crowd when applying to college
  • the "magic of six" concept that makes it a financial necessity to apply to at least six different colleges
  • why ACT/SAT preparation courses can beneficial

The workshop will run from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and is being offered to parents & students. 
 
There will be no product sales at this event.

Pease RSVP to  hkarstens@flaschools.org



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:

The Naval Academy, West Point and the Air Force Academy as well as the Merchant Marine Academy all provide a wonderful opportunity for students to receive a free college education and also participate in service to their country.   If this is something you are interested in, please see Heather in the media center for an application.


LAYSB is hosting a FREE Personal Finance program for teens in 8th -12th grade starting next week! You will get an opportunity to learn from local bankers about the importance of saving, how to create a spending plan, and get information on credit, debt, and identity protection. Registrations forms are in the College and Career Center.


College visits coming up are:

October:
10th Media center closing at 3:30
11th @ 8:15 UMD
            9:00 Northwestern
            National Guard during lunches
            11:15 Grand Canyon University
           6:00pm  College Savings presentation
12th @ 8:30 St Anselm (Manchester, New Hampshire)
            9:15 St Johns/Bens
            1:30 Concordia Moorhead
13th @  Media Center closing at 3:30
            Marines Lunch visit
 1:00 U of M, Morris
 Graco FT / students interested in manufacturing (See me or Mr. Nichols, space is limited)
Media center closing at 3:30
18th @ 9:15 Marines presentation
            9:30 U of M, Twin Cities
19th PSAT all day
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

November:
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 officially begin  Tuesday, October 11th
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.....

Employment Opportunity for the City of Forest Lake
Forest Lake Compost Site Attendant
$10/Hour
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.

On Broadway Car Wash is looking for a cashier/barista. This job entails working at a register ringing up car washes, making beverages for customers, and renting out U-Haul trucks. We are looking for someone reliable, motivated, and well organized. Must have good computer skills and money management skills. Hours are one week working Mon.- Wed. 
3-6 PM and the next week working Saturday 8-6 and Sunday 9-5. So, working every other weekend and every other week. Great for a very RESPONSIBLE and very RELIABLE high school student- you could even bring in your school work to do in between car wash customers! Please call Adrianne at 651 464 7001 with any questions. Otherwise send resume to  OBCW955@gmail.com.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $9.00 /hour

Hugo Feed Mill is hiring for a part time position after school and weekends for a warehouse position.   Please stop in at 5582 146th St. N. in Hugo and apply.  

Rally around the Rangers
"Go Rangers!"

Boys Soccer:  Please come and cheer on the Boys Soccer team 
Saturday afternoon as they host the Coon Rapids Cardinals. The boys JV game starts at 1PM at Century Junior High & the Varsity game starts at 3PM  at FLHS Varsity Stadium. Go Rangers!

Football:   Ok Ranger FANS... Come out and show your RANGER PRIDE and cheer on our Rangers for the 2016 Homecoming game TONIGHT at 7 PM at the Forest Lake Football Field!  
GO RANGERS!!

Parents of ALL Forest Lake football players:
We have 2 home games left for the 2016 season (October 7 & 14). We need our parent volunteers to help out at the concession stand and merchandise tent during these games. Please visit the football website:  http://rangers.flaschools.org/page/show/2226660-football-9-12-2016- and click on the volunteer link to sign up for a spot. 

Correction:   Please note that the next  Booster Club  Meeting  will be on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 pm in the upper conference room at Vanelli's. All football parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! We look forward to seeing you there!

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

On October 11th from 6-8:30 in the high school media center, Tom Larson from Thrivent Financial will be with us to present "Secret tips for saving on college costs!" This is Tom's 4th year talking with Forest Lake students and parents.  Space is limited so if you plan to attend, please RSVP to  

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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