Friday, March 22, 2019--Issue #33
Business Professionals of America
BPA members attended the state competition where Simon Kroll placed and earned a chance to attend the National Competition in Anaheim, CA.
left to right: Calvin Zapzalka, Kami Athman, Simon Kroll, Charles Pekar, Zach Becker, and Adam Funk.
Officially formed in 1966 as the Office Education Association (OEA), Business Professionals of America (BPA) has a strong history as a student organization that contributes to the preparation of global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills for students at the Middle, Secondary and Post-secondary levels.
For over 50 years, BPA has served as an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing its members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service and personal development.
What do BPA members do?
The Workplace Skills Assessment Program is an integral part of Business Professionals of America. The goal of the program is to provide all business students with the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills learned through.... Read more
Healy Highlights
Construction continues - Healy lunch moves to the gym
As the construction continues, it's time to start the work inside the high school. Last week, the lunchroom officially served it's last lunch as it prepares to be transformed into an updated lunch and commons area to better accommodate our students. From now until the the end of the year, lunch will be brought over from the Pioneer Elementary kitchen and served in the PAC. Thank you to all the kitchen and custodial staff and students for adapting to this new (and temporary!) configuration.
Pierz Schools shares the joy of recycling
As part of the Pepsi Recycling Challenge, Pierz Schools has recycled over 144,000 containers totaling more than 8,000 lbs saved from the landfill!

Pictured teaching Pioneer elementary 4-6 graders about recycling and various products that can be created, Russell O'Conner, Abby Debell, Paige Laney, Piper Laney, Sara Hoheisel and Ashley Jung as part of the Pepsi Challenge are trying to obtain a silver status. So they had a pledge card for the students to sign if they wish, along with a spin wheel that when landed on a spot they would share information about that product. For example, your spin lands on a rubber tire and they show an actual floor mat made from recycled tires, a picture of a tire swing and a tire planter. The 4-6th graders loved it.
**Meet the Team**
(Find out what makes Pierz Schools so successful--our employees!)
This week, we highlight the awesome things staff are doing at the high school! We recently held our Showcase for the community so if you missed it; here are a few photos!
BreakoutEDU lock boxes set up by the English teach about currently read novels.
Bowls displayed for the Empty Bowls soup fundraiser created by the Art Club.
Demonstrations of the plasma laser engraver used to create custom projects.
Families had the chance to use microscopes to look at human blood samples.
Samples of sewing projects from towels to pillow cases from the Fabrics & Textiles class were on display.
Students in World History have been studying the Middle Ages and proudly displayed their projects demonstrating their knowledge.
Pioneer Elementary School News
Drones at Pioneer with help from Design Electronics
Mrs. Schlicting's 6th grade ASPIRE students at Pioneer Elementary are building drones during their interest group sessions!
Design Electronics/Radio Shack in Little Falls has donated 11 mini drone kits which the students will assemble--building the motor, sautering the lights, and wiring. Thank you to  Steven Andres  and  Design Electronics  for this donation of resources and time with our students!
Conservation Officer visits 6th graders from Metier Class
Sixth graders in Holbrook's class are studying clay 'throwing' in art class. Next week, they will glaze these and fire these in the high school kiln with the help of Healy art teacher Mrs. Underhill and her students.
Community Education Happenings
Mixed Media Canvas
April 9, 6:00-8:30 pm
High School Art Room $27

Mixed media canvas class - Instructor is Shannon Marie by Mixed Media Minnesota

Age: 7th grade +
Everything supplied just bring an apron, drinks and snacks for yourself. Each participant will create an 8 x 10 canvas.

Looking Ahead...

March 26 Preschool Registration
5:30pm Pioneer Elementary

April 12 Blood Drive 8am-2pm
High School Media Center

April 19- No School

April 22 will be a snow make up day- School is in session!
Upcoming Community Ed classes:
Mixed Media Canvas, April 9, 6:00

Easter Centerpiece, April 16, 6:30

Instant Pot, April 24, 5:30

DIY Chalk Art, May 8, 6:30-8:30

30 hour Driver Education Course
must be 14 years or older

AARP Driver Safety course

4-hour refresher course
April 16, 1:30-5:30pm Pierz Senior Center
May 14, 5:30-930pm, Pierz High School
$25 (AARP membership qualifies you for a $5 discount)

Call 468-6458 ext 7 to register
Pierz Public Schools #484
District Office: 320.468.6458
112 Kamnic Street, Pierz, MN 56364