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Enjoy Fall Break

We are off to a great start to the school year. Wildcat sports and activities from Tennis to Robotics are thriving. Participation numbers continue to grow and it's exciting to see our school spirit on display at events. Don't forget to check on our website and social media outlets to see all the exciting opportunities for our students. I hope you are able to take time over the long weekend to relax and create memories with family and friends. - Jamie Boelter, Superintendent







  • Thurs. October 19 & Fri. October 20 - No School: Fall Break
  • Monday, October 23 - School Board Meeting
  • Monday, October 23 - High School Band and Choir Concert
  • Tuesday, October 24 - Middle School Picture Retakes
  • Thursday, October 26 - Prairie Woods Picture Retakes
  • Thursday, October 26 - Fall Festival at Prairie Meadows (Open to Public)
  • Friday, October 27 - Quarter 1 ends
  • Monday, October 30 - No School: Teacher Workshop Day
  • Tuesday, October 31- No School: Staff Development Day
  • Tuesday, November 7 - No School For PreK Only: Prairie Meadows Building Closed
  • Wednesday, November 8 - FFA Sponsored Veterans Breakfast
  • Tuesday, November 14 - Prairie Meadows Picture Retakes
  • Tuesday, November 14 - Senior Job Expo
  • Tuesday, November 14 - FFA Fruit Sales end

The New London-Spicer Educational Foundation Awarded $2,500 to Mrs. Kari Lindquist-Weber, High School Art Instructor for her grant titled, "Mural Artist-in-Residence." 

This grant will allow the High School Visual Arts Department to hire freelance graphic designer and mural artist, Kristin Allen, as a resident artist for one week during the 2023-24 school year. During this time, a mural in the Performing Arts Center Commons will be completed that celebrates a variety of programming offered at NLS. The theme of this work will be Fine Arts, with graphics developed by students. New London-Spicer High School's Studio Art Class will be involved in the project and students Genevieve Baumann and Aleigha Gehrke have agreed to be student leaders. The large gray wall by the Middle School/High School cascading staircase will soon highlight and promote the Fine Arts Department to the public!

If you would like to support other classroom grant projects, you can do so online: or by mail: New London-Spicer Educational Foundation

PO BOX 58, New London, MN 56273. New London-Spicer Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization with 501c3 status. 

High School - Principal Bonnie Spohn

The first concert of the year is next Monday, October 23rd at 7:00PM in the PAC. Our high school band and choir have been working hard in preparation for this performance, and we hope to see you there!

The NLS Toolcats Robotics team coached by Mr. Harrier took 1st place on Saturday, October 14, at the first annual Central Minnesota Robotics Conference Championship in Becker. Congratulations to our Toolcats!

New London-Spicer's FFA Fruit Sales are underway! If you would like to browse the selection, please click here! Use Code: LKDX3486 or your FFA Members. Your purchase will help our local FFA chapter. Sales end: November 14, 2023. 

Wildcat Activities  

Wildcat girls tennis is heading to state! Congratulations to the Wildcats on winning the Section 6A team championship. The team will play on Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25. The State Tennis Tournament will be held at the Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit:

Good luck to our other fall sports teams as they head into sections starting the week of October 23.

Every week, the activities department recognizes a student as our Wildcat of the Week. These students are recognized not only based on their accomplishments, but also how they display the R.O.A.R principles - Respect, Ownership, Attitude, and Responsibility. Our most recent Wildcat of the Week was Emersyn Hagen (Cross Country).

Middle School - Principal Dr. Jenn Fuchs

Beginning on October 24, our Middle School will have After School Tutoring for any subject from 3:10-4:00PM on Tuesdays in Ms. Ludwig's Room. This is a free service. Parents are responsible for their child(ren)'s transportation. Reach out to our office with questions.

Reminders: Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 24.

The end of the quarter is October 27, so please make sure to ask your child to check their schedule for their quarter 2 classes. 

New London-Spicer YES (Youth Eco Solutions) group consists of 7th and 8th grade students and their advisor Mrs. Paffrath. Last week, they took a field trip to Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center for their fall kick off event. They had perfect weather for this outdoor fun!

Our 6th graders recently completed a unit on Earth systems and how the four spheres (Bio, Geo, Hydro, and Atmo) interact with each other. As their assessment, they created a model demonstrating their understanding of those interactions and how it was represented in nature. Our students took that information and ran with it - creating amazing models, all unique in their own ways! "I was super proud of them," gleamed Ms. Manska, "I wanted to share some pictures of their models to show how much hard work and effort they put in!"

Prairie Woods Fire Safety Week

Thank you to the Spicer and New London Fire Departments for helping create another amazing Fire Safety Week at Prairie Woods Elementary School. Our students and staff learned a lot and had a ton of fun too! We greatly appreciate everyone that volunteered their time.

NLS Community Education - Tricia Lilleberg

We have a Shooting Camp for 4th - 12th grade basketball players on Sunday, November 12th. This is an awesome opportunity and participants get a take home program from Jay Wolf, our camp instructor. Sign up on the community education website

We had an awesome 3 on 3 league this year. In 2022 we had 30 teams and this year we had 49! It was so fun to see so many communities come together under our roof! Congrats to our 3 on 3 Champions in each division! 


4th Grade: Hotshotz 4th (Weston, Kyler, Grant, Griffin, Jack), 5/6th Grade: Mommaz Boyz (Cooper, Joren, Maddex, Abram), 7th Grade: Swish Kabobs, 8th Grade: KMS 8th, 9/10 Grade: Ice Spicers (Cole, Louden, Griffin, Zach, Sebastian) 


4/5th Grade: B-ball Stars (Bryn, Avery, Macee, Mya), 5/6th Grade: Wild (Paycen, Ella, Keira, Harper, Harper) 7th Grade: BOLD - Kingery, 8/9th Grade: Triple Threat (Sydney, Sydney, Evalynn, Ava, Jaedynn)


3rd Grade: KMS

Prairie Meadows - Coordinator Jennifer Hellickson

Mark your calendars for our Fall Festival on Thursday, October 26 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Prairie Meadows in Spicer. "Dress up and Trick or Treat" This event is open to the public.

Looking for toy donations for our youngest learners: Have gently used puzzles, cars/trucks, building blocks, Legos, Magnatiles, Barbies, Polly Pockets or toys that you are no longer interested in? Please feel free to drop those off at our Community Education Office or Prairie Meadows building! We would love to add those to our morning rotations at free play in the Prairie Meadows Early Childhood Education building!

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