Greetings Megan,

The 2022-23 school year begins next week and we are so excited to greet our students!

While preparing for the first day of school, we ask that you reference our Back to School Informational documentPlease be sure that you have also completed the online forms, including but not limited to; the Digital Equity SurveyChromebook forms, and Chromebook insurance (optional), prior to attending your first day of school or back-to-school conference.

Reminder: PreK - Grade 8 students (and their parents) will attend Back-to-School Conferences on Monday, August 29 or Tuesday, August 30, instead of Open Houses. If you do not have your back-to-school conference time scheduled for your PreK - Grade 8 student please contact your child's building. High School students completed registration in early August will begin classes on Monday, August 29. If your high school student did not attend a registration day please contact the high school office.

With summer coming to an end, our buildings will resume their school year office hours:

  • District Office - 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 
  • Prairie Meadows - 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday 
  • Prairie Woods - 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 
  • Middle School - 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 
  • High School - 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 
  • Community Education Office - 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Fridays

Welcome back, Wildcats!







The district calendar for the 2022-2023 school year is available on our website.

Thursday, August 25 - PreK Dine Out Fundraiser 

Monday, August 29 - First Day of School for Grades 9-12

Monday, August 29 & Tuesday, August 30 - Back to School Conferences For PreK- Grade 8

Wednesday, August 31 - First Day of School for PreK - Grade 8

Thursday, Sept. 1 - Sept. 12 - Wolf Ridge Pizza Fundraiser 

Monday, September 5 - No School, Labor Day

Monday, Sept. 12 - Friday, Sept. 16 - Homecoming Week 

Wednesday, Sept. 14 - Costa Rica/Panama 2023 Trip Info Meeting

Tuesday, September 20 - Prairie Woods Picture Day

Thursday, September 22 - Middle School Picture Day 


Welcome Back Prairie Woods!

Prairie Woods Elementary School's staff would like to welcome back all our students and families. We are looking forward to a fantastic school year! We would also like to welcome all the new students and their families. It is great to have you here!  


Grade 5 Wolf Ridge Information

Every fall, the fifth grade takes a trip to the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center located in Finland, MN (north of Duluth).  This year the dates of our Wolf Ridge trip will be October 3rd – October 7th.  There are many expenses involved in this trip. The cost per student is over $375.00. We ask the parents/guardians to pay $200.00, with the difference of the fee and other expenses we have being made up by our annual pizza sales (Sept. 1 - Sept 12) and the Sloppy Jo Supper fundraiser in the spring. We are informing you of the cost in advance so that you and your child can begin to save for his/her trip to Wolf Ridge. Please review our Wolf Ridge information which can be found on our Grade 5 webpage. 


Taher Inc. is excited to begin our partnership managing the NLS dining program starting Fall 2022.

New Dining Program Includes:

o One Hot Breakfast Entree

o Fresh Fruit, Fresh Vegetables, and composed salad

o Ala Carte items available for purchase

o Two Hot Lunch Entrees with Sides

o Daily Grab & Go Specials

o Deli Sandwich or Salad Special of the Day

Breakfast Prices:

Kindergarten - Free

Grades 1-4 - $1.25

Grades 5-12 - $1.35

Lunch Prices:

Grades PreK-4 - $2.25

Grades 5-12 - $2.50

Menus can also be found on our website:

2022-23 Wildcat Season Passes are now available! These All Sports Passes are valid between Tuesday, August 9th – Saturday, April 1st.

Family passes ($153), Senior 62yrs.+ that live in the NLS District passes (free), student passes ($53), and adult passes ($73).

To purchase yours, visit our Online Box Office:

Pro Tip- save this web address as a bookmark on your web browser for quick access.

Cat PAC Performance Series is Back!

Season Tickets are on sale now until September 9. Season tickets include all five shows (a savings of $30) and the first opportunity to pick your favorite seats! Season Tickets are priced at $130!

All shows are on Saturdays and begin at 7 p.m. More information about each performance can be found on the ticketing site.

Sat., Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. – The Killer Vees present Killer Country Ticket Price: $35

We are bringing back The Vees! Last seen here performing their tribute to Neil Diamond, this year they will be presenting their country show.

Sat., Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. – Deer Camp the Musical 

Ticket Price $30

This is a stage musical celebrating the deer camp hunting shacks of Minnesota. Fall fun for all!

Sat., Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. – The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience Christmas Show 

Ticket Price $30

You will recognize many of these musicians as they are also part of Tonic Sol Fa. Kick off the holiday season with the big band renditions of your Christmas favorites.

Plus two more great shows! 


Join us

September 14 at 5:30 p.m. in HS room 1010

for the Costa Rica/Panama Trip Info Meeting!

Limited Spots for this trip are available, visit: for trip details.

Questions? Contact: Señora Olson


Senior Families:

Please review the information webpage. 

P.A.L.S Before & After School Childcare Programs

Looking for a safe structured environment for your child before or after school? PALS is the place to be. Monthly themes, daily activities to choose from and being with your friends = GREAT TIME! Each afternoon your child will be able to pick the activity they would like to do. Activities are geared to excite and extend your child's interest and learning development. Activities are craft center, games, kids & sports, hike & learn, science kids, kids explore computers, kids in the kitchen, Friday free day. Snacks are included in the daily routine.

School Year Hours: School Days Only - Unless Marked
Morning - 7:00a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and After School - 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Prairie Woods Cafetorium/Gym
Rates: $5 per day/child for the before-school & $8 per day/child for the after-school program. 

The City of Spicer is creating a new comprehensive plan to help guide decisions over the course of the next 10 to 20 years. You do not have to reside within Spicer’s city limits to respond to this survey. We would like to 

collect input from anyone who spends time in Spicer for any reason.

Share Your Insight Here

All kids need to be fed to be ready to learn!

The Link along with local churches, service clubs, and businesses are continuing to provide the “Wildcat Backpack Program” for NLS students. Student participants will receive a bag of food each week to bring home over the weekend (includes: 2 juices, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 fruit, 2 snacks and a treat). This program is FREE OF CHARGE and participants remain completely confidential.

To register, you may contact Vicki Mickelson by email: or phone at 320-354-2252 ext. 2607 or call Ashley at The Link at 320-354-5555 or email

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