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To honor our school board members past and present during School Board Recognition Month, I want to say thank you. Currently, our school board members are Board Chair, Lucinda Dahlberg, Vice Chair, Mark Peterson, Board Clerk, Susan Lange, Treasurer, Jeff Vetsch, Darryl Nelson, Laura Nelson, and Del Brouwer.  

My career started as an English teacher, and being in education my entire career, it took me a few years to understand all the commitments of a board member. Needless to say, being a board member is more than two meetings a month. Our board members spend many hours serving on a variety of additional committees including but not limited to; Buildings and Grounds, Labor and Transportation, Finance, Executive, Advisory, High School League, Policy committee and many more! A detailed rundown of our school board’s involvement in school and local committees is located on our website ( 

Again, thank you to our past and present board members who have put in countless hours looking out for our future.

Jamie Boelter, NLS Superintendent






Monday, February 27 - School Board Meeting

Monday, Feb. 27- Friday, Mar. 3 - "I Love to Read Week" at Prairie Woods

Monday: 'Read my Shirt' Wear a shirt with words on it

Tuesday: ‘Stuart Little Day’ Dress-up like a character from Stuart Little

Wednesday: 'Cozy up with a good book' Wear your favorite pajamas/comfy clothes

Thursday: ‘D.E.A.R.’ Drop Everything And Read

Friday: ‘Hats off to Reading’ Wear your favorite hat 

Tuesday, February 28 - One Book, One School Celebration at Prairie Woods (Sponsored by NLS PTO)

Wednesday, March 1 - FFA Staff and Alumni Breakfast

Thursday, March 2 - Book Fair and Family Bingo Night

Friday, March 3 - NLS FFA Petting Zoo  

Monday, March 7 - Speech Night Fundraiser

Thursday, Mar. 9 - Saturday, Mar. 11 - HS Spring Play, "Ken Ludwig's Midsummer/Jersey"

Monday, March 13 - MS Choir Concert

Tuesday, March 14 - MS Band Concert

It's Speech season!

Students have been practicing and working hard with the season just beginning. NLS left in 1st place for the medium sized school category and with many other individual awards and placements. Coach Lesley Burandt shared, "It was a great way to start off the season!"


Ranks in category after final round:

Creative: Autumn Foshaug - 6th & Victoria De Bernardis - 3rd

 Discussion: Ian Carlson - 6th

 Duo: Victoria De Bernardis & Julia Severtson - 6th

 Great Speeches: Allison Keck - 5th

 Informative: Abby Vanderwerf - 2nd & Andrew Straub - 1st

 Original Oratory: Addie Buboltz - 6th & Stella Nordin - 5th 

Received Outstanding Novice award:

Autumn Foshaug (8th grade) in Creative

Carson Smith (9th grade) in Original Oratory

Each school has a yearbook, to order the yearbook(s) you would like click the appropriate link below. Once students are created on your account, books from more than one school can be ordered on your account.

Prairie Woods Elementary - $15.00

Middle School - $18.00

High School - $60.00

Wildcat Gymnastics Team is State bound!

New London-Spicer Gymnastics Team will compete in the State Tournament at Roy Wilkins Auditorium at 6pm on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. Individuals will compete at 6pm on Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets are electronic only and can be purchased online here:  

The team is led by senior captain Rachel Renner. The following individuals will compete on Saturday; Kaisa Williams (grade 11), Ciera Anderson (grade 11), Kaitlyn Preheim (grade 10), and Abby Knudsen (grade 10).

Let's go Cats!


NLS Blackcats Dance at State Tournament

New London-Spicer Blackcats Dance Team returned to State last weekend for the second year in a row! This year, both their Jazz and Kick routines qualified. The Blackcats placed 12th in Jazz and 7th in High Kick at the MSHSL State Dance Tournament which was held at Target Center. The team is led by senior captains Lily Amundson, Zinia Jansen and Johanna Maxwell (pictured right) and junior captain Emery Gabrielson the teams rocked the judges and crowd! Congratulations Blackcats!

Speech Night, a fundraiser for the NLS speech team, will be held on Monday, March 6 at 7pm at Prairie Woods Elementary School (Enter Flag Pole Doors). Help our Speech captains get the word out about this fun filled night that will be filled with performances, prizes, and family fun! Suggested donation of $3

Prom & Grand March

Saturday, May 6, 2023

A full schedule is available on our website's homepage: under District News.

Questions can be directed to Mrs. Schultz at

Mark your calendars!

New London-Spicer High School Spring Play, "Ken Ludwig's Midsummer/Jersey" a hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on the boardwalk of a seaside town set in modern-day times.


Middle School Minutes

  • Be sure to check your email as Middle School Registration Information was sent on Friday, February 24.
  • Reminder Midterms were Thursday, February 16th. Be sure to check your grades and connect with your teachers if need be.

Congratulations to our two R.O.A.R. Award nominees Jacob Wig (8th Grade) and Brooks LaBrie (5th Grade)! Jacob always does his best, is a great friend and is considerate of others. Brooks does his best, works well with others, and helps his teachers without asking.

Prairie Woods News

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair & Family Bingo Night on March 2, 2023. The In-person Scholastic Book Fair shopping will take place from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. Please enter the High School District Office doors and go up the stairs to get to the Book Fair. The FAMILY BOOK BINGO will begin at 6:30 pm in the High School Cafeteria!

Can't make it to the Book Fair? Shop our school’s Online Book Fair from March 2 - 15. Orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for orders $25+. Online orders will benefit our Title I Reading Program. Visit our Book Fair and Book Bingo Homepage to learn more and start shopping!

100+ Days Down!

Prairie Woods students and staff celebrated the 100th day of the school year with lots of style and fun. 100 words read. 100 words wrote. Illustrated books with 100 words. Moved our mouse 100 steps to get the cheese. Created with 100 legos. Art with 100 pattern blocks for art. Played Tenzie with 100 dice - and dressed like a 100 years old!

Prairie Meadows Preschool

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Dine Out for PreK at O'Neil's! It was a fun and successful night. We love and appreciate the community support for our youngest learners!

On February 7th, we welcomed all of our favorite ladies in our lives to join us for Muffins in the Morning! The preschoolers and their guests enjoyed breakfast and crafts in their classrooms. In two weeks we will invite the men for Donuts with Dudes!  

Spring ECFE classes registration is now open.

Little Learners is our 8 week spring session that has multiple offerings, starts at the end of February. Children birth to age 5 and their parents can join us in one of our Little Learners sessions:

  • Mondays, February 27th - May 1st - 9 -10:30AM
  • Thursdays, March 2nd - April 27th - 9 -10:30AM
  • Thursdays, March 2nd - April 27th - 5:30 -7:00PM

Register your little one for an upcoming opportunity!

NLS Community Education

Summer softball and baseball registration is open! We're working on the summer schedule and would like to have as many early registrations as possible. This will help guide us in our summer schedule and pick practice times that will accommodate the majority! Early bird registration ends on March 1, 2023.


Accepting 2023-24 Preschool Applications

Spots fill fast. We cannot guarantee that wait listed students will get a spot so please apply early.


Survey On Local Walking Trails Usage- (5 minute or less)

Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) is currently working with Kandiyohi County, to lead the update of the Kandiyohi County Bike and Pedestrian Trail System Plan. A planning task force has been assembled and a public input survey developed to discover how people access/use the current trail system and also how they would like to see the trails develop over the coming years.


One demographic that can be difficult to reach via our own networks is the youth population, especially in the 14 to 19 year age range. This could be a tremendous opportunity for Kandiyohi County youth to influence County development by taking part in the public decision-making process. Please also be sure to complete this survey yourself, and to share it with your personal networks, especially the walkers, runners, and bicyclists in your respective circles!


Folsom Prison Experience starring Jay Ernest

Saturday, April 1 at 7pm

NLS Performing Arts Center

Ticket Price: $35

Jay is one of the most prominent Johnny Cash impersonators in the country. This is a new show that will involve local students in the performance. This is an interactive experience where the audience are the "inmates" at the jail.

Sponsored by: Lake Region Bank, Rambow, Jennie-O, United MN Bank, American Legion Post 537.

Folsom Prison Experience Johnny Cash Show NLS PAC April 1 - press play

Push Play for a Sneak Peek!

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