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Local snow birds: share your stories

In Search Of: local snowbirds.
We would like to do an article about what local snowbirds are encountering as they cope with COVID-19. (What factors are they considering? Are they able to stay where they are longer if they want to?)
Please contact Staff Writer Nancy Dashwood at ndashwood@heraldjournal.com with information, or for further details. Thank you.

HLWW School Board work session slated Monday, March 23

The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board is slated to meet for a regularly scheduled work session Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Items to be discussed include:

• Agreement for meal services at Holy Trinity;

• Distance learning plan;

• Levy consultant presentations; and

• District mission statement/vision and goals.

 

HLWW/DC symposium delivered updates on kids and mental health; social media

HLWW – Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) High School hosted a community symposium dedicated to the health and safety of students March 12.
HLWW and Dassel-Cokato Schools partner for the annual event, and trade hosting duties each year.
During the school day, students rotated through presentations from several organizations, including the Emily Program – body image and eating disorders; NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness; and MN Teen Challenge – substance abuse.
A free meal was offered at the HLWW Commons, and the symposium continued in the auditorium with speakers detailing mental health and social media issues impacting students locally, today.
See the March 20 editions of Herald Journal and the Enterprise Dispatch for full details.

HLWW High School bulletin – Tuesday, March 17

WRIGHT TECH: No Wright Tech today.
TRACK: Practice today 3-5. OUTSIDE besides warming up.
BASEBALL SALT SALES: We will be postponing our salt fundraiser until May 15 and 16. DATA entry will be May 6. If you can, please let people you have sold to know. We will try to get the word out via social Mmedia as well. Please hold all forms and money until May 6.
JOSTENS: We will be rescheduling Jostens visit.
LETTER JACKET INFO: For those interested in Laker Letter Jacket- $100 deposit is required. Carol Hayner is your contact for a jacket.
REMINDER: We have a closed lunch hour- Make sure you have all you need for the day before you get to school, like homework, lunches and activity items. Trips to vehicles will be limited, you need to talk to Kayti or Sandy before signing out. Please come to school prepared for the day.
ALL STUDENTS: Please always check your school emails for information.
WALKING TRACK: is open during lunch hour
FITNESS CENTER: Fitness Center open Monday- Friday 3:00- 4:30.
Lunch Menu:

3/17-honey sriracha chicken or mini corn dogs
3 /18- NO SCHOOL
3 /19- NO SCHOOL
3/20- NO SCHOOL

Minnesota State Parks and Trails – COVID-19 plan

MINNESOTA – Minnesota State Parks and Trails remain open to the public. Officials are closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 and adjusting operations as conditions change. Officials said they recognize the importance of nature in helping to relieve stress during this time and are committed to providing a safe environment for visitors to enjoy, while ensuring the protection of the health of state parks and trails staff and Minnesota’s communities.

On Monday, the following changes were implemented in all 75 state parks and recreation areas across the state, consistent with guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Health:

Move to a 100% self-pay system.

  • All Minnesota state parks and recreation areas have the ability to collect permit fees and provide visitor information (e.g., maps, park rules, brochures) through self-pay and information kiosks located near state park entrances.
  • Visitors can purchase a day or annual permit beforehand through the reservation website (visit mndnr.gov/reservations). Camping and lodging reservations should be made online through the reservation website or through the reservation call center (866-857-2757).

Close all state park offices, visitor centers, and non-essential buildings until further notice; bathrooms and group centers remain open.

  • All state park offices will be closed to the public, including information desks and nature stores. The public will be able to get park information and purchase park permits through the self-pay and information kiosks. Camping reservations should be made and paid for online or over the phone using the reservations system.
  • All bathrooms, shower buildings, and vault toilets that are currently open will remain open to the public. Staff will ensure cleaning protocols meet best practices established to address COVID-19 concerns. Bathrooms and shower buildings that are currently closed will remain closed to the public until further notice.
  • Group centers that are currently open to the public will remain open, with social distancing measures implemented. Currently closed group centers will remain closed until further notice.

Suspend all naturalist programming and events.

All naturalist programs and public events will be cancelled until further notice (including visitor center programs, outdoor events, and school group activities).  Staff will consider if there are some programs/events that can be re-started or changed to accommodate social distancing. Over time, staff are hopeful that they can find ways to restart programming.

For more information,  visit mndnr.gov/covid-19 or contact the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-MINNDNR (646-6367). For the latest information on COVID-19 in Minnesota, visit the Minnesota Department of Health.


 

HLWW High School bulletin – Monday, March 16

Time to register for Baseball,Softball, Track, Golf & Spring Play.
(Clay Target will open after the State Registration is over)
Softball/Track- March 9th
Baseball/Golf- March 16
SOFTBALL:
Softball will have a meeting today @ 3pm- will be done by 3:30. Meet in
Ms. Meyerson’s Classroom.
BASEBALL:
Baseball will meet in the HS Gym after school for a meeting.
TRACK:
Practice today and tomorrow. 3-5. We are OUTSIDE besides warming up.
GOLF:
Golf will meet in HS commons after school for practice today. NO golf
clubs needed.
MHS:
MHS Banquet set for tonight, Monday 16th. Has been cancelled for now.
BASEBALL SALT SALES:
We will be postponing our salt fundraiser Until MAY 15 and 16.

DATA entry will be MAY 6.

If you can, please let people you have sold to know. We will try to get the word out via Social Media as well. Please hold all forms and money until May 6.
LOCKERS:
Please make sure school Lockers & Gym lockers are cleaned out when
you leave Tuesday. Great time to bring everything home to go though and wash.
All academic books, and notebooks and Chromebooks also need to be taken
home at the end of the day Tuesday.
BASEBALL:
Baseball apparel store is open again! Store closes March 16.
JOSTENS:
Wednesday, March 18, during advisory time to meet with the
Sophomores in the auditorium regarding class rings
.
LETTER JACKET INFO:
For those interested in a Laker Letter Jacket – $100 deposit is required. Carol Hayner is your contact for a jacket.
REMINDER: We have a closed lunch hour- Make sure you have all you need for the day before you get to school, like homework, lunches and activity items.
Trips to vehicles will be limited, you need to talk to Kayti or Sandy before signing out. Please come to school prepared for the day.
DRIVERS:
Please stop in the HS office to get your vehicle registration form. All vehicles
need to have a car tag. Also- Please remember to drive carefully through the parking lot
and use caution at all times!
ALL STUDENTS:
Please always check your school emails for information
WALKING TRACK:
Is open during lunch hour
FITNESS CENTER:
Fitness Center open Monday- Friday 3:00- 4:30 .
BLEACHER SEATS:
The HLWW High School Volleyball team is selling bleacher seats.
These seats are great for basketball, football, volleyball, baseball, & softball

games,wrestling matches, gymnastics & track meets. Please contact Brooke Orazem

borazem@hlww.k12.mn.us or Kelsi Hogg khogg@hlww.k12.mn.us if interested.

This week’s lunches:
3/16- Cheesy Bread or Chicken Patty
3/17- Orange Chicken
3 /18- honey sriracha chicken or mini corn dogs
3 /19- Chicken tenders or assorted Pizza rounds

3/20- NO SCHOOL