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New news for today....Thursday, February 23rd

Did you know that annual job openings for U.S. food and agricultural sciences graduates are projected to be around 58,000, while the number of graduates for those jobs will be slightly more than 57,000.This means that there is a shortage of qualified graduates each year to fulfill employment demands. FFA Week is still going strong but the medallion is yet to be seen. Where could it be? Here comes hint three!
Clue #3:
My job is important
I'm used every day
If you have some trash
Just throw it away
Listen in tomorrow for the final clue!

It is fun to see all of the college representation out there today.  Tomorrow is class color day.  That means...Sophomores should dress in PURPLE, Juniors dress in BLUE, and Seniors dress in RED.  Let's see a sea of colors at the pepfest  Friday afternoon!

This is a reminder that conferences are tonight 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:

The Media Center will be closed after schools today.  

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Past but Pertinent......

Sign Language Club meets again on Thursday at 2:45  in room 125! Come join us! Members, check the website on the rangers activity page for information on T-Shirts! They will be ordered after our meeting this week! See you there! 

Winter Wonder Week Snowball Dance tickets will be on sale all this week  during all lunches.  Tickets are $5.00 or $7.00 if purchased at the door.

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.

Our Ranger Ambassador Candidates have been out there dressing up, having fun and supporting spirit week.   I might have even see them play a game or two during lunches.Look for the 14 of them and check the full list of ranger ambassadors  @FLAmbassadors  on Twitter out and around and we will be voting for the top 6  on Friday  during 4th hour.

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

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!
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 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.

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!"

Gymnastics:   Forest Lake High School hosted the Section 7AA Gymnastics Meet on 2/18/17. The team posted our official season high score with a total of 142.35 points, placing us 3rd out of 8 teams behind Cambridge Isanti (143.7) and Anoka (143.4). The top 4 qualifiers on each event represent Section 7AA at the State Tournament, which is taking place at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion  on Friday  and  Saturday  of this week. Sophomore Sofia Dodge placed 4th on beam with a score of 9.15, and junior Faith Pleski placed 3rd on bars with a score of 9.4, qualifying both gymnasts for the state competition. Other notable performances were from seniors Hailey Nenn, and Izzy O'Neil, junior Val Patterson, sophomore Julie Godar, and freshman Gabby Walrath. Sofia Dodge and Faith Pleski will be competing against the top gymnasts in Class AA  on Saturday  night, starting at  6:00 p.m.

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'll 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.

Boys Basketball:   Congratulations to the guys on their 71-43 victory over Stillwater  Tuesday  night, way to go Rangers!   Join us  this Friday
 night at FLHS as the Wolfpack of Park/Cottage Grove come to take on our Rangers. It's senior night, we'll honor our senior players; Jack Breitbach, Mitch Jerde, Jake Larson and Ryan McGrath. Hope to see you there.  Go Rangers!

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 6pm.  Both parents and players are encouraged to attend! 

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.

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.
 
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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