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Bush questions teaching of technology at HLWW

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – A request for $15,000 worth of Chromebooks for the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Middle School dissolved into a discussion about the use of technology in the classroom during the April 24 school board meeting.

Board Member Charles Bush commented that he had read an article recently about technology impeding creativity and innovation.

“Conversation seems to be going by the wayside with this,” he said.

Middle School Principal Jim Schimelpfenig asked, “What are you basing this on? Is it what you see in the classroom, or what you see kids doing in their own time?”

Board Member Paul Bravinder said he’s been with HLWW students at lunchtime, and there is so much conversation that the area is noisy and it’s hard to hear.

“I understand your concerns,” Bravinder told Bush, “but it’s not up to us to retard them from getting the technology they need.”

Bush brought up the recent power outage in San Francisco, and said he’s afraid of people being too reliant on technology.

“I truly do have a horrible concern that – not just here but everywhere you look – are we too much into it?” he asked.

Schimelpfenig said that in the case of the Chromebooks, there are advantages over paper textbooks. Students are able to access information more easily, and the online textbooks can be updated, instead of having to buy new.

Check out the full story, and other school board coverage, in the Monday, May 1 edition of the Herald Journal. For subscription information, click here.

HLWW Friday, April 28 bulletin

Good Luck Gracie Mallak @ Hamline Elite Meet tonight!!

American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Poster: ​If anyone is interested in being a part of
the Poppy Poster Contest this year please see Miss Main for more information.

FAMILY PASS/STUDENT PASS: Students who received the Trifecta award this year
(grades 11-8th) will get a free student pass or $50 off a family pass for the 2017-18
School year. Please check your email and complete form attached, and return by next Friday,
May 5.

HEALTH OFFICE: Abby Wacker from Wright County Human Services will not be in
next Tuesday.

SENIORS: Senior Plaque time. If you are wanting your senior plaque, please stop by
the HS office and pick up your form that needs to be filled out and returned by Monday
May 1. Awards night is May 15. You do have to be in attendance in order to get your plaque.

TRIFECTA AWARD​: Please check e-mails. You be in attendance to
receive your shirt. Orders will be placed Monday, May 1.

SOFTBALL: ​Vote for CJ Decker for player of the week in Softball?

http://www.mnsoftballhub.com/news_article/show/784992?referrer_id=287997

You can vote multiple times!

Students:​ You are NOT ALLOWED to Park in Staff parking. Staff comes at different
times during the day, so if you are late/leave and come back, those are still reserved for
staff. YELLOW Lines are reserved for staff parking and the white lines are for student
parking. Thank you.

SELF DEFENSE CLASS: ​The student council will be holding a self-defense seminar
May 18, from 3 pm to 4 pm. This is a one-time course that is directed towards young
women in preparation for college and life after high school. Men can also come as well,
only as long as they are serious. Come and learn to protect yourself. If you have any
questions, please talk or e-mail Caresa Kosek. Look for flyers in the hallways.

Baccalaureate: May 31 at 7:30 pm in the High School Auditorium. Pastor Jake will be doing
the service.

PROM PICTURES: ​Prom picture sign-ups are in the HS Office. Last day to register is
Wednesday, May 3.

SPRING PLAY TICKETS: ​Click on the link below to order your spring play tickets.
Mystery @ Whimbomly Manor performance dates are April 28 & 29th at 7:30 pm.

http://www.hlwwschoolspayonline.org/

SUMMER STRENGTH & CONDITIONING: ​Is for 7-12 grade students. Three
different sessions are available starting June 12. $70 per person, with a $100 family
max. Forms are in the HS Office to be picked up.

LP school bulletin Monday, April 24

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN –

Lester Prairie School Bulletin

April 24, 2017

Today’s Menu: Cheese, Pepperoni or Sausage Pizza or Hot Ham & Cheese, Lettuce Salad, Green Beans, Peaches, Pears, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Stackers with Meat and Bread or Pretzels, Yogurt & Seeds, Corn, Lettuce, Cheese, Salsa, Bananas, Milk

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Buckshot and Blossoms” on three outstanding performances! Audiences loved the humor and your enthusiasm when performing your parts. Well done! Thank you to all

those who helped strike the set and put away props and chairs.

Track bus times for Monday: 2:15 LP, 2:25 HT

Please release athletes 10 minutes early

The next free lunch for high school students will be on Wed., April 26 at City Hall – Menu is pulled pork.

The Labels for Education (Campbell soup labels_ program is coming to an end. If you have any labels, please send them to school by April 30. Please send box tops and Coborns/Cashwise Labels for Learning at this time also. Remember we continue to save Loaves for Learning labels off bread bags and empty computer ink cartridges. We appreciate your continued support of these programs!

All yearbook orders are due by Wednesday, April 26. Order forms are available in the office or you can order online at www.jostensyearbook.com

Prom picture order forms are available in the office.

Hope Feltmann is putting on a jean drive called Teens for Jeans. Teens for Jeans is a program where we collect jeans for homeless teenagers. It allows them some normalcy in their life. Gently used jeans can be donated at the school office or given to Hope. If you have any questions, please contact Hope Feltmann. Thank you!

The band program is once again starting to collect items for their raffle basket fundraiser. The themes are: Grades 6, 7 & 8: Family fun night or arts and crafts, Grade 9: Lazy Saturday, Grade 10: Camping/Grilling, Grade 11: Summer Fun, Grade 12: Baking. Please bring in items to Mrs. Helland by April 21st. Tickets will be sold from May 1st-18th and raffled off at the May 18th band concert. 

Summer Youth Baseball/Softball umpires needed:  Lester Prairie Youth Baseball/Softball will again be offering paid umpire positions for summer youth baseball and softball games.  A free umpire clinic will be offered later this spring for anyone interested.  The umpire clinic will cover basic techniques and positioning.  The umpire clinic is strongly recommended for new umpires and returning umpires are also highly encouraged to attend.  Sign up sheet in the High School office.  Please sign up ASAP if you have any interest.  Need to be a current 8th grader or older to qualify.  If you have questions, contact Jeff Engen at 320-395-9839 or engenjeff@hotmail.com.

The gym will be closed for prom decorating from Wed., April 26 beginning at 3:00 until Sunday, April 30. The stage will be off limits from April 24 to April 30. The prom decorating hours are:

Wednesday, April 26: 3:00 p.m. – ?

Thursday, April 27: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, April 28: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Juniors and Seniors: Please turn in 5 or 6 pictures of yourself from a young age until now for the prom video. You may also add group pictures if you want. You may turn your pictures into the office or email them to Troy Feltmann at troy@heraldjournal.com. Thank you if you have already turned in pictures.

Testing will begin after the pledge each day.

MCA Estimated Testing Times

Grades 6-8 Reading 2.5-3.5 hours 8:30 am – 11:00/12:00 am

Grade 10 Reading 2-3 hours 8:30 am – 10:30/11:30 am

Grades 6-8 Math 2-2.5 hours 8:30 am – 10:30/11:00 am

Grade 11 Math 1.5-2.5 hours 8:30 am – 10:00/11:00 am

Week 2:  April 17-21

Monday

4/17

Tuesday

4/18

Wednesday 4/19

Thursday

4/20

Friday

4/21

No School

Grade 10

Reading

ACT Grade 11

Grade 8

Reading

(1st Hour Science Group)

Grade 8

Math

(1st hour Science Group)

– 

Week 3:  April 24-28

Monday

4/24

Tuesday

4/25

Wednesday

4/26

Thursday

4/27

Friday

4/28

Grade 8

Reading

(1st Hour Social Group)

Grade 8

Math

(1st hour Social Group)

Grade 6

Reading

Grade 6

Math

Make Ups

Detention will be with ? on April 26 from 3-4. Detention will be with Mrs. Amundson from 7-8 a.m. on April 27. Detention will be with Ms. Olson on April 27 from 3-4 Detention is held on Wednesday from 3-4 and Thursday from 7-8 & 3-4.

Homework Help is held every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-5:00. Homework Help will be held in Mrs. Montagne’s Room (#113) on Mondays and it will be held in Miss Smith’s Room (#148) on Wednesdays.

The following 9th graders still need to pay their class dues from previous years…Gerardo Jimenez, Daniel Tirado, Jenifer Tiradeo, and Carter Serna. To find out how much you owe, please contact Treasurer Taylor Bayerl . Thank you!

Spring Sports Practice Shuttle Schedule

3:07 - Pick up at Lester Prairie

3:15 – Drop-off / Pick-up at Holy Trinity

3:30 - Drop-off at Lester Prairie

5:00 - Pick up at Lester Prairie

5:15 - Drop-off / Pick-up at Holy Trinity

5:30 - Drop-off at Lester Prairie

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Time

Event

Details

12:00pm
 9:00pm

Prom – Gym Decorating  

Gym, Gym Stage, Lester Prairie – Stage

Stage for Prom Decorating.

3:30pm
5:00pm

Softball – Practice JV  

Lester Prairie Bulldog Field

3:40pm
5:00pm

Open Gym  

Gym, Gym Stage, Lester Prairie Gym

Open Gym

4:00pm

Track & Field: Varsity Meet 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Maple Lake @ Maple Lake High School

Bus: 2:15 Lester Prairie; 2:25 Holy Trinity

4:15pm

Baseball:Boys Varsity Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. PACT Charter @ Central Park Ramsey

Varsity followed by JV
Bus Times- LP 1:45, HT 2:00

4:15pm

Softball:Girls Varsity Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. PACT Charter @ The Draw

Varsity Only Bus Times- LP 1:45, HT 2:00

4:30pm

Baseball:Boys 7/8 Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Maple Lake @ Maple Lake High School

One team 7th grade Bus Times- LP 2:40, HT 2:50

4:30pm

Softball:Girls 7/8 Game 

Maple Lake vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie – Lions Field

6:00pm
9:00pm

CE – Dance  

Cafeteria

HLWW daily bulletin for Monday, April 24

PROM PICTURES: ​Prom picture sign ups are in the HS Office.

TRIFECTA AWARD​: IF you were involved in 3 activities this year (1 per season)
please check your google docs from Kayti, fill out the form asap. Thank you!

SPRING PLAY TICKETS: ​Click on the link below to order your spring play tickets.
Mystery @ Whimbomly Manor performance dates are April 28 and 29th at 7:30.

http://www.hlwwschoolspayonline.org/

SENIORS: Senior Plaque time! If you are wanting your senior plaque please stop by
the HS office and pick up your form that needs to be filled out and returned by May 1.
The deadline is different than the original email that was sent out. If you need a copy of
your transcript to check any awards, stop and see Kayti. Also, fill out the google doc that
was sent to you last week. Thank you!

SUMMER STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING: ​Is for 7-12th grade students. Three
different sessions are available starting June 12. $70 per person, with a $100 family
max. Forms are in the HS Office to be picked up.

GOOD NEIGHBORS DAY CANDIDATES: ​Please connect with Kaitlyn Marschel if
you have any questions about running for Miss Howard Lake this summer. You will
represent Howard Lake at various events and you volunteer your time that goes far
beyond just wearing a crown. You make memories and create experiences that will last
a lifetime.

Waverly Daze: is right around the corner and we are seeking candidates for the
Waverly Daze. Ambassador Program! The Waverly Daze Ambassador Program provides
the opportunity for young women in the community to learn, grow, and become leaders
in their home town. You represent Waverly at various events and you volunteer your
time that goes far beyond just wearing a crown. You make memories and create
experiences that will last a lifetime. Interested candidates must have a Waverly address
and be 17 by July 17 – this date is an Aquatennial qualifier. If interested, please
plan on attending an information meeting to be held at the Waverly City Offices on
Sunday, April 9 at 5:00 pm. If you are unable to attend the meeting or if you have any
questions, please contact Lynn Borrell at 612-987-9194.

STUDENTS:​ Students are not allowed to park in staff parking, and are not allowed to
park in the Activity Center/Community Ed parking lot during and after school hours.
Also NO PARKING in the lot by the fields/track. Thank you!

HEALTH OFFICE: ​Nearly 1 in 5 teens experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating.
Of those, 75% say it impairs daily life. If you feel you are having this problem, please
stop in and see Nurse Jolie for more information or check out

http://www.sweathelp.org

Holy Trinity High School April 24 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Chicken Patty/Bun, Lettuce, Pickles, Corn, Fruit, Milk

Lunch Servers for the week: Tanner Hausladen and Ellie Malone

3:30 – JVSB practice at LP

4:00 – Track – A – Maple Lake – bus leaves at 2:25 – students excused at 2:15

4:15 – VSB & BB – A – PACT – bus leaves at 2:00 – players excused at 1:50

4:30 – JHSB – HLP – Maple Lake

4:30- JHBB – A – Maple Lake – bus leaves at 2:50 – players excused at 2:40

The following students still have permission slips out for the NHS/SC field trip. The deadline is tomorrow.

Carrie Ogram, Evie Penas, Grace Dietrich, Joey Mochinski, Sally Yin, Ellen Guggemos, Nathaniel Hausladen, Katlyn Pokornowski, McKenna Jagodzinski, John & Matthew Mendiola.

Ms. Jones is still in need of individuals who wish to serve on next year’s student council, especially in the executive positions of vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Please talk to her today if you are interested.

Scholarships for next year are available at the office. Deadline to apply is May 8th.

Students are reminded to be bringing in their spare change for the Food for Kidz packaging event which will be held next Wednesday. We really need you to step up and help feed the hungry.

HLWW daily bulletin for Friday, April 21

PROM PICTURES: ​Prom picture sign ups are in the HS Office.

TRIFECTA AWARD​: If you were involved in 3 activities this year (1 per season)
please check your google docs from Kayti, fill out the form asap. Thank you!

SPRING PLAY TICKETS: ​Click on the link below to order your spring play tickets.
Mystery @ Whimbomly Manor performance dates are April 28 & 29th @ 7:30.
http://www.hlwwschoolspayonline.org/

TRAINERS REQUEST: ​If you have borrowed any crutches from Coleen this year and
have not returned them, please do so ASAP!

AFTER PROM: ​Information packets for After Prom are available in the Main Office. Students
who are planning on attending After Prom should pick up a packet. DEADLINE for registration
is this TODAY.

CHEERLEADING: ​Students currently in grades 8-11th, if you are interested in joining
the 2017-18 Fall Cheer Team we will have a quick meeting TODAY Friday (4/21)during
HS Laker Break for HS students and at the end of ⅞ grade lunch time for the 8th
graders. If you can not make it, please see Coach Kayti in the HS Office or email
kheber@hlww.k12.mn.us.

SENIORS: Senior Plaque time!! If you are wanting your senior plaque please stop by
the HS office and p/u your form that needs to be filled out and returned by May 1st.
The deadline is different than the original email that was sent out. If you need a copy of
your transcript to check any awards, stop and see Kayti. Also, fill out the google doc that
was sent to you last week. Thank you!

SUMMER STRENGTH & CONDITIONING: ​Is for 7-12th grade students. 3
different sessions are available starting June 12th. $70 per person, w/ a $100 family
max. Forms are in the HS Office to be p/u

GOOD NEIGHBORS DAY CANDIDATES: ​Please connect w/ Kaitlyn Marschel if
you have any questions about running for Miss Howard Lake this summer.You will
represent Howard Lake at various events and you volunteer your time that goes far
beyond just wearing a crown. You make memories and create experiences that will last
a lifetime.

Waverly Daze: is right around the corner and we are seeking candidates for the
Waverly Daze. Ambassador Program! The Waverly Daze Ambassador Program provides
the opportunity for young women in the community to learn, grow, and become leaders
in their home town. You represent Waverly at various events and you volunteer your
time that goes far beyond just wearing a crown. You make memories and create
experiences that will last a lifetime. Interested Candidates must have a Waverly address
and be 17 by July 17, 2017 – this date is an Aquatennial qualifier.* If interested, please
plan on attending an information meeting to be held at the Waverly City Offices on
Sunday, April 9th at 5:00 pm. If you are unable to attend the meeting or if you have any
questions, please contact Lynn Borrell at 612-987-9194.
STUDENTS:​ Students are not allowed to park in staff parking, and are not allowed to
park in the Activity Center /Community Ed parking lot during and after school hours.
Also NO PARKING in the lot by the fields/track. Thank you!
HEALTH OFFICE: ​Nearly 1 in 5 teens experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating.
Of those, 75% say it impairs daily life. If you feel you are having this problem, please
stop in and see Nurse Jolie for more information or check out

http://www.sweathelp.org/

HEALTH OFFICE:​ Everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship. Remember,
love has many definitions, but abuse isn’t one of them. If someone you know has a
question about a relationship, healthy or unhealthy, visit www.loveisrespect.org or text,
“loveis” to 22522. Locally, you can call McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic
Violence in Hutchinson at 320-234-7933. If you have questions, visit Nurse Jolie in the
Health Office.

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