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HLWW to set school calendar for next two years

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Students and staff at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District will soon be able to plan breaks and holidays for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school year.

Approval of these calendars is one item on the agenda for the Monday, Feb. 8 school board meeting, with starts at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

A few other items include approval of additional custodial help, approval of an estimate for track resurfacing, and approving overnight student trips.

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Holy Trinity High School Feb. 4 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Tomorrow from 7:30-8:00am there will be donuts and juice in the cafeteria for parents, students, teachers and staff.

Lunch for Today: Tator Tot Hotdish, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit

Last chance to get your permission slip in – Activity day permission slips are due by 3:00


3:30- JHBB practice at LP

3:30 – JHGB practice at HT

4:30 – GBB practice at HT

7:00 – Varsity BBB – HLP – Bethany

Tonight’s game is student night – the first 100 students get in free to the game

The Mission Group will be having their Waffle Supper and Silent Auction this Tuesday, Feb.

9th. You can get tickets from any Mission Group member or at the door.

Holy Trinity High School Feb. 1 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Auditions for the spring play will held this Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 3:00 and this Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7:30am and 3:00pm at LP. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to try out. See Ms. Olson at LP if you have questions.

Lunch for Today: Corndogs, Baked Beans, Fruit

Lunch Servers for the week: Jazmine Ruelas and Matthew Wood

NHS applications are due to Ms. Fasching by 3:00pm today!

4:15 – JHBB – HHT – NYA

4:45/6/7:30 – BBB – HLP – Southwest Christian

6/7:30 – GBB – A – Southwest Christian – bus leaves at 4:25

There will be an NHS meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 in Ms. Fasching’s room.

Activity day permission slips and money are due by this Wednesday.

Tomorrow’s dress up day is Comfy/Cozy/PJ’s day – sweats and pajamas are allowed.

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools will have a 2-hour late start this Wednesday, Feb. 3 so there will be NO Morning Howard Lake busses.

Holy Trinity High School Jan. 29 announcements

WINSTED, MN –  Lunch for Today: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza, Winter Blend, Fruit

3:30 – JHGB practice at HT

JHBB practice at LP

4:30 – GBB practice at HT

BBB practice at LP

Students are encouraged to attend the 5:00 mass tomorrow to kick off Catholic Schools Week. Please make sure to dress up and meet in the church social hall at 4:45.

Students helping with mass are Lily Dietrich – 1st reader, Amanda Hoff – 2nd reader, Servers, Roman, Simon, and Scott.

Students helping at the family fun fest tomorrow should check the work schedule by Ms. J’s door to see where you are working and please be at the gym by 6:00.

Next week is Catholic Schools Week and Snofest Week. Monday’s dress up day is America Monday – students & staff should dress patriotically.

There will be an NHS meeting on Tuesday morning, Feb. 2nd at 7:30 in Ms. Fasching’s room.

Messages: Roman Heimerl, Warren Wolter

HLWW explores block scheduling

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Due to requests from staff members, the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District is exploring the possibility of a new class scheduling system.

“We put out a survey last year within the high school, and 80 percent of staff said they’d like to look into a 4×4 block schedule or a 3×5 trimester,” HLWW High School Principal Jason Mix said at the Jan. 25 school board meeting.

Superintendent Brad Sellner stated that exploring the idea doesn’t mean it will be implemented.

“We haven’t said this is the way to do it,” he explained. “We have to constantly look to improve, and to adapt to our world.”

Currently, HLWW has a seven-period day, with four quarters in a school year. Many students take six classes and one study hall.

In a 4×4 block schedule, students would have four classes per day, and there would still be four quarters in the school year.

A 3×5 schedule splits the year into trimesters, and students take five classes per day.

“We’re just looking at it,” Mix said. “In the end, it’s about what’s the best thing for our kids.”

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Holy Trinity High School Jan. 28 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Sloppy Jo’s, Tator Tots, Fruit

3:30 – JHBB practice at LP

3:30-JHGB practice at HT

4:45/6/7:30pm – BBB – A – New Life Academy – bus leaves at 2:15 – players excused at 2:00

6/7:30pm – GBB – HHT – ACGC

Student council workers for the game:

5:30-7:30pm – Katelyn Pokornowski and Sunny Huyen

7:15-9:15pm – Ryan Hoffmann (one more person is needed to help)

Clean-up – Emily Swartzer, Nichole Felder

Tonight’s girl’s game will be broadcast on KDUZ radio.

There will be an NHS meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at 7:30am in Ms. Fasching’s room for all NHS members.

Auditions for the spring play, “The Last Gladiator,” will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at 3:00 and Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:30am and 3:00pm in Ms. Olson’s room #147 at Lester Prairie. If these dates and times do not work Ms. Olson is willing to do auditions by appointment if you talk to her. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to audition. Rehearsals/practices will be held before school, after school, and in the evening to accommodate most schedules. If anyone would like to look at a script contact Ms. Olson. The play will take place on April 15 & 16th. Please contact Ms. Olson with questions.