Calling All Junior Parents!
Time is flying by… less than 5 weeks to go to the big day!
Really need parents to jump in and participate with the last planning details. We have chaperone spots to fill, need volunteers to shop for prizes, volunteers to help with the t-shirt printing, volunteers to go through kids bags, volunteers to get ticket/t-shirt orders at school, etc…
In case you do not know, the Post Prom event will be held at a new venue this year! Mont Du Lac Recreation area has a new beautiful lodge up on the hill overlooking the runs and lower lodge and we are lucky enough to be able to book the party here! We were hoping the kids would be able to tube, but since spring has arrived the snow is pretty much gone already! There will be a DJ/karaoke, a photo booth, bonfire pits and games outside, movie (if poor weather), prizes and of course lots of food!
Our next meeting is this Wednesday, March 25th at 6 pm at the Moose Lake Municipal
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Band and Choir Members Compete
Congratulations are in order to the following, who received superior and excellent ratings for their solos and ensembles on Monday!
Maddy Stadin, Lily Geil, Nicole Newham, Tana Korhonen, Amanda Babcock, and Alexis Babcock (Woodwind Ensemble)
Ally and Aaron Bode (Saxophone Duet)
Kyle Maciej (Trombone Solo)
Kody Gerard (Vocal Solo)
Jeremiah Chavez (Vocal Solo)
Lily Geil (Clarinet Solo)
Ellie Riihiluoma (Flute Solo)
Ally Bode (Tenor Sax Solo)
Jared Witkowski (Trombone Solo)
Tana Korhonen (Alto Sax Solo)
Aaron Bode (Alto Sax Solo)
Jack Anderson (Trumpet Solo)
Adrienne Burn (Clarinet Solo)
Ellie Riihiluoma, Maddy Stadin, Desiray Green, and Libbie Ring (Flute Ensemble)
Jack Anderson, Troy Beise, Kiara Lundgren, Jared Witkowski, Dominic Standage, Jared Witkowski, Connor Jungers, and Sam Coil (Brass Ensemble)
Troy Beise (Trumpet Solo)
Sam Coil (Tuba Solo)
Isaac Riihiluoma (Snare Drum Solo)
In addition, we had two events that the adjudicator felt stuck out as truly outstanding performances (after hearing all of the events of the day). For those honors, additional congratulations are in order for Aaron Bode, who was selected for his alto saxophone solo, and to both Ally and Aaron Bode for their saxophone duet!
Choir Received 3 Superior Ratings
Jazz Ensemble received an Excellent Rating
Kody Gerard & Jeremiah Chavez both received Superior ratings on their solos.
We are once again fortunate to have Trygg, a specially trained dog, come and listen to our second grade Title I reading students! The students choose a book and can snuggle and pet Trygg as they read, which they love. They also enjoy giving him treats at the end of reading time. A big thank you to Trygg, we appreciate you!
Students to Compete at State History Competition
The NE Regional History Day competition was this last Saturday and Moose Lake is again sending four students to the state competition on May 2nd! This years theme is Leadership and Legacy and both groups ended up choosing topics regarding the medical field. Josie Benzie and Maddy Gamst completed a group documentary on Clarence W. Lillehei (father of open-heart surgery, pacemaker, etc.) and Ruby Mohelsky and Tana Korhonen completed a group documentary on the Mayo Clinic.
Brad Fossum wins Region 7A Minnesota State High School League 'Triple A' Award.
Brad Fossum wins Sub-Section 25A & Region 7A Minnesota State High School League 'Triple A' Award.
Brad was Moose Lake's male representative for the Triple A award for excellence in Academics, Arts, and Athletics. Brad was chosen as the Sub-Section 25A winner and advanced to a ceremony at Amsoil Arena on February 25th. At that point Brad was named the Region 7A Winner and advanced to the state level competition. He was recognized on Saturday, March 14th at a banquet in St. Paul and then was recognized at half time of the Class AA State Boys Basketball Championship.
Attention Junior Parents!
Attention Parents of Juniors: NEXT POST PROM MEETING IS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH. This meeting will be held at 6pm at Mont Du Lac Recreation area, which is where the Post Prom event will be taking place this year! For info on Mont Du Lac, please take a look at their website - montdulacsports.com. 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!
Cabin Fever Reliever Day
Kids from the Elementary school spent their "no school" day with the staff of the Moose Lake Kids Plus Program. We met at 9:00 am at the Riverside Arena and skated to fun filled music for two hours. We had some very experience skaters and some brand new beginners. It was a great time. We walk back to the school and had a little lunch. After lunch Savannah's Pottery Shop from Cloquet Minnesota did a paint your plate project with the kids. Our first ever Cabin Fever Reliever day was a great success and we are very excited to have another next year!
Industry Career Fair
Moose Lake High School students in grades 10-12 attended the Construct Tomorrow industry career fair in Duluth yesterday. Our very own Nicole Newham was featured in this Fox 21 news story. Thank you, Mrs. Litsey, MLHS Counselor, for coordinating this field trip.
Here is a great picture of some Moose Lake High School students featured in the Duluth News Tribune today from yesterday's Construct Tomorrow fair.
The caption on the photo reads "Jamey Newport (from left), Desiray Green and Cassie Lingle, all of Moose Lake High School, try out their wiring skills as they attach modular leads to a network cable. They participated in Construct Tomorrow on Tuesday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, where representatives from the construction trades offered hands-on experiences in a variety of trades. (Bob King / firstname.lastname@example.org)"
Math Masters Competition
On March 6th, these nine 6th graders participated in the 2015 Math Masters Competition in Duluth. There were 47 similar events held across the state on that day for a total of over 5,500 competitors state wide. There were 73 individual participants and 15 teams present at the Duluth competition. These students have been practicing their math skills for several weeks and did a fantastic job at the competition. Congratulations!
Love To Read Competition Ends in New Look for Mr. Olson!
The 6th grade had a competition during I love to read month. The class reading the most minutes was given the opportunity to make the decision of how Mr. Olson should shave!
The National Honor Society recently spent an afternoon at Augustana with the residents. They took some time to decorate cookies and visit with the residents.
Mrs Unzen's first grade class is learning to play ukuleles.
Gener-Readers Visited by Special Guest
A special guest visited the Gener-Readers last Wednesday. Sonny and his friend, Kris Lyons read "The Book With No Pictures" , by B.J. Novak. All of the students received their very own copy. Thanks for a fun afternoon Sonny and Kris!
Please consider donating to this project at ML schools. For the next seven days, donations of up to $100 will be matched if you use the promo code "SPARK" when you check out. Donate. Like. Share. Thank you!!
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.
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!
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District Newsletter - The Informer
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Why should you choose Moose Lake Schools?
•Honored as a Minnesota Elementary School of Excellence
•Recognized as a 2014 Celebration School by the MDE
• 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
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