From The School Nurse - Influenza Information for Parents
Moose Lake Schools has had several cases of Influenza A, and a few cases of Influenza B in the past week. Please click below for parent information and a check sheet as to when your child should stay home from school.
Moose Lake Elementary Recognized as a "Celebration School"
Our elementary school has been officially recognized as a "Celebration School" by the Minnesota Department of Education! Our recently submitted application was one of 22 selected for this award out of 140 total applicants Thanks to those who helped in the application process and thanks to everyone for your efforts in making our school one of the top third Multiple Measurement Rating schools in the state.
1:00PM K-2 Winter Concert (Auditorium)
The K-2 Grade Winter Music Concert will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18th in the school auditorium at 1:00 p.m.
Moose Lake Elementary Donates
Great Job Moose Lake Elementary Students and Staff!
Elementary students and staff donated 1248 items to the local food shelf this week. Mrs. Michaelson's class was the top donating class!
Students, staff, and community members gathered to honor and thank veterans for their service.
Third graders did an awesome job helping preschoolers twirl and jump long rope in Phy-Ed.
A Message from our Superintendent
I wanted to thank all the people who helped this bond pass. The energy level for this bond seemed different from the past bonds because of the amount of community participation that lasted throughout the process. If I reflect back on what happened, I feel proud of the fact that we listened to what the community wanted and were able to create a situation where the citizen could vote "yes" to building a new school. We knew the tax increase was a big issue for many of our citizens. We addressed this issue with legislation that we were able to pass. We owe much of the thanks for getting the legislation passed to Senator Tony Lourey and Representative Mike Sundin, as well as our lobbyist Peg Larsen.
We feel firmly that building a new preK-12 facility is the right direction for the school district. The school board and I will be working hard to build a new school that will meet the needs of our citizens and students; one that we can be proud of. Your positive vote on this bond will make the difference in our district and community for decades to come. You have created a situation where the future of Moose Lake Schools is bright. Thank You!
Attention Junior Parents!
Attention Parents of Juniors: The next Post Prom Meeting is on Monday, December 15th at 6:30 at Gamper's. Please attend this meeting as help is needed from all Junior Parents to help organize and fundraise for the 2015 Post Prom! Please help us create a safe and fun night for the 2015 Prom!
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Elementary staff held a 5K Fun Run for all students to promote healthy lifestyles. Students trained to participate in the run for several weeks prior to the event and were expected to run/walk continuously for a 40 minute period. Certificates were given out to participants that completed 1K, 2K, 3K, 4K, and 5K. lSee more photos on our Facebook site
Students Attend WeDay
On November 12th, a group of 35 students from Moose Lake High School attended WeDay Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center. Over 18,000 students from all over the state (and a few from others) gathered together as a group of students dedicated to making change. You cannot buy a ticket to WeDay. You must earn it. The students at Moose Lake raised over $2000 last year for building schools in India, held a book drive and a food drive for the community. They continued this year by having a community wide food drive called We Scare Hunger. During this initiative, they collected over 2000 pounds of food for the local food shelf. This year, the students had amazing seats on the floor and were honored to hear all about Economic, Technological, Social and Educational EmpoWErment. Celebrities and well known figures around the state came together to encourage students through stories of their own lives on how to take part in their own empowerment or by empowering others.
Moose Lake Community Schools - helping students extend their learning beyond the classroom walls.
Mrs. Olson and Mrs. Rodysill's Classes Study Native American Cultures
Local Author, Joyce Berggren, autographed her book, "The Hustle and Bustle of Poor Mrs. Tustle" during a session of the Gener-Reader program. Each student received their own copy-along with tips on how to become authors themselves!
Hub Pilot Program
The Hub is Moose Lake school's new electronic tracking system we received through Safe Routes to School (SHIP grant.). All students who walk or bike to school on a regular basis will received a Hub card. Students in the Hub pilot area walked to school Wednesday through Friday of this week with a "walking school bus" led by Miss McGee and accompanied by Miss Lindsay. Each day they swiped their Hub cards to register their mileage. All students who walk or bike to school on a regular basis will received a Hub card. This group of students has already discussed walking to school and home for a week in the spring!! Awesome!
Mr. Borak's Engineering Unit
Students in Mr. Borak's fourth grade science classes created popsicle bridges during an engineering unit. The students worked in groups of two or three to create a bridge that could hold 5 pounds for one minute, spanned 14 inches, and was aesthetically appealing. The students wanted to make it a mini competition. In each class one group was named champion bridge builders based on the criteria listed above. In Mr. Borak's class Samantha, Sam, and Carly took home the championship. In Mrs. Erickson's class Olivia, Brooke, and Justin were champions. All students who participated learned about the importance of engineering (planning, constructing, revising, collaboration, and reflection).
Moose Lake Yearbook Facebook Page - "Like" it!
The Moose Lake yearbook would like to use your school-related photos! "Like" our Facebook page, Moose Lake HS Yearbook, and then tag us in any photos that you think we might want to use! We could use photos from sports, extra-curricular activities, school events, and more! https://www.facebook.com/MLHSyearbook
District Newsletter - The Informer
The District Newsletter, The Informer, will be published on a quarterly basis this school year. Click on the link to view an issue. The Informer
Why should you choose Moose Lake Schools?
•Honored as a Minnesota Elementary School of Excellence
• High academic expectations
•Strong visual and performing arts programs
•Successful athletic programs
•Environmental activities and courses enhanced by a school forest and on-site lake and river system
• A very active Kids Plus After School Program for elementary students
•Lifelong activities taught, such as canoeing, snow shoeing, archery and bowling
•Numerous College in the Schools as well as On-line course opportunities
•Strong emphasis on technology to enhance learning
•A model Health Occupation program in partnership with Mercy Hospital and Health Care Center
• Over 65% of our teachers have Masters Degrees
• We Care Order Your Yearbook Online!
01/06/15 Land Committee Meeting 4:15 p.m. City Hall (discuss platting)