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New news for today......  Monday, Oct. 24th

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.

The Forest Lake Alpine Ski Team is holding its annual Ski/Snowboard Sale and Swap October 29 at the Forest Lake High School Field House, 8am - 1pm. Area skiers will once again find great deals on new and used snowboards, downhill and cross country skis, snow shoes, ski boots, and ski equipment/clothing. Admission is free. Payment is by check or cash only.
 
Selling Your Used Equipment: Anyone wishing to sell used equipment may check it in on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5-8pm at Forest Lake High School, Door 9. Booster Club members will be available to assist with check in and to answer questions. The fee to sell equipment is $5 per person due at check-in, plus a 15% commission on sold equipment. Unsold items must be picked up on Saturday, Oct. 29, between 2pm and 4pm or they will be considered donations. Checks for sold equipment will bemailed to sellers.
Proceeds from the event support the Forest Lake High School Alpine Ski Team.  For more information, contact Susan Rodsjo at 651-233-0267, or visit  www.facebook.com/ForestLakeSkiSwap .

Come join the FFA on Thursday, October 27th  in the Agriculture department for our Fall Party. We will be carving pumpkins, decorating cookies, and having a grill out. Bring a friend or two and join us on  Thursday!

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky - The Addams Family ! Opening this weekend at FLHS, this fun musical comedy is bursting with catchy songs, impressive dancing, and an assortment of eccentric characters - even a ghost or two! Performances are  October 28 and 29  at  7 PM October 30 at 2 PM November 4 and 5  at  7 PM , and  November 6 at 2 PM . Tickets are general admission and available at the door one hour prior to showtime; $10 for adults and $8 for students. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

It's the law that all men register with Selective Service within 30 days of the their 18th birthday.  Register online at www.sss.gov


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Past but Pertinent......

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!

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!

College and Career Center Scoop.....

Remember this is the last week that the following schools waive their application fee....

CENTURY COLLEGE 
DAKOTA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE 
HIBBING COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ITASCA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
LAKE SUPERIOR COLLEGE 
MESABI RANGE COLLEGE 
MINNESOTA STATE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Use Promo Code CKM2016)
MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGE-SOUTHEAST TECHNICAL 
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO 
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MOORHEAD 
MINNESOTA WEST COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE 
NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY
NORTHLAND COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Seniors only; Use Promo Code CKM2016)
RIVERLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERISTY-MARSHALL 
VERMILLION COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY 


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:
https://www.facebook.com/MyUSAScholarships?fref=ts

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!

College visits coming up are:

October:
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 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.....

New Horizon Foods has immediate openings for Servers/Waitstaff and dishwashers for weekends and evenings.   Please apply at lavallefields@newhorizonfoods.com or apply in person at 14602 Finale Ave. N. in Hugo.  Call Audrianuna with questions at 651-888-6557.  

The Taco Bell in Forest Lake is having a job fair on Wednesday (10/26) from  3 pm to 6 pm .   Anyone who applies/interviews between  3 pm and 4 pm  will receive a free taco!  You need to be 16 or older to apply. Bring your great attitude and remember to smile!
Rally around the Rangers
"Go Rangers!"

Nordic:  ATTENTION all those interested in the Forest Lake Nordic Ski Racing Program! 
There will be an info meeting on Nov. 2 in the media center beginning at 530 pm sharp. 
Come and find out what this amazing sport is all about and learn about our tradition of excellence that you can be a part of. No experience is required. The coaching staff will teach you to SKI and RACE. No experience is required. All students in grades 7-12 are welcome to join. 
See you on Nov.2!


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



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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