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HLWW Board Member attempts to eliminate activity fees

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – During discussion about HLWW’s activity handbook at the July 13 school board meeting, Board Member Charles Bush made an attempt to eliminate activity fees for student athletes.

“I cannot live with the idea that we are charging students for something we want them to do,” he said, echoing his sentiment from previous meetings.

He motioned to approve the handbook with the elimination of activity fees, but the motion was not seconded.

Board Member Michelle Heuer stated that when a family pays a fee for an extracurricular activity, it shows commitment to the team. She added that if a student doesn’t have the ability to pay, scholarships are available.

“I’m with Michelle,” Board Chair Jamie Wiech stated, and other board members voiced their agreement, as well.

The activity handbook was approved as is, with Bush opposed.

Look for more HLWW School Board coverage in the Monday, July 20 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

HLWW to approve fall coaching staff July 13

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Monday, July 13 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is approval of fall coaching staff.

Other items include solar garden discussion, a middle school project update, and approval of an activity handbook. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Look for coverage in the Monday, July 20 edition of the Herald Journal.

‘We disagree’ – HLWW School Board member shares opinions

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Although all of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted’s school board members say they’d like to improve the district, some take a different approach than others.

Open enrollment, for instance, was discussed in detail at the June 22 school board work session, with Board Member Charles Bush chiding staff for not conducting exit interviews when students leave the district.

In the 2013-14 school year, 294 students in the HLWW district opted to open enroll to other schools. The number of open enrollees peaked at 375 in 2005-06, and has been on a declining trend since then.

At the same time, more and more students from other districts are choosing to enroll at HLWW. In 1999-2000 there were 44 students, and in 2013-14 there were 102.

Look for the full story in the Monday, June 29 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

HLWW June 4 2015 school bulletin

ON THE MENU: Cheesy Bread or Chicken Patty
TRACK: **All track athletes: Remember to turn your uniform in to Mr. Moravec.
** Marisa runs Friday at 5:38 (finals Sat at 6:12) and Connor runs Saturday at 5:17 at the State Track & Field meet at Hamline University! Good luck!
CLAY TARGET: Clay target state qualifier for HLWW will be at 10:30 on trap 2a at the Alexandria Shooting Park on June 11th
BAND/CHOIR: All seniors and anyone else not in band/choir next year make sure you turn your uniform in!
CHOIR: Any choir students (including seniors) that would like to take part in a rehearsal with the two choir director candidates, please arrive at the high school on Monday, June 8 at 9:45 am. It should last from about 9:45-11:30 am.
NHS: NHS Members, please turn in your service hours to Maggie Miller.
SUMMER STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING: The 2015 Summer Strength and Conditioning Program is for HLWW students entering 7-12th grade. The one-hour sessions will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings in June and July at the high school track and weight room. More info and registration forms are located in the high school office and on the Activity page of the HLWW website. Session preference will be given in order
of when the registration forms and payment are turned in.
ACTIVITY SURVEY (STUDENT AND PARENT): There is an end-of-season survey for HLWW sports and activities. There is a separate survey for parent and participant; we ask that you both fill it out individually. Please complete this survey for each sport/activity you/your child participated in this past school year. We greatly appreciate your feedback on the extracurricular activities we provide here at HLWW: Please spread the word to other parents that might not get the bulletin. The link is also available on the HLWW High School Facebook page and the district website.
CHROMEBOOK TURN-IN: Chromebooks will be turned in TODAY: you need to have your chromebook, charger, and case to turn in!
FFA: Sign up for the Ag Summer Program in Winnie’s room.
GRADUATION: This year’s graduation ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 pm in the high school gymnasium. Doors will open at 1:00 pm and seniors need to be there by 1:30 pm.
CLASS OF 2015: On Friday, June 5, there is the senior breakfast at the high school at 9:00 and then graduation rehearsal will follow that about 9:45.
ACTIVITY SCHEDULES: To find our activity schedules online go to the HLWW district website and click on “Activities”. Then in the middle of the page click on “Activities Schedule”. That will bring up the weekly schedule for all the activities. If you would like to view a season schedule for a specific activity, then find that activity on the right-hand side, check it and click “View”. There is also an “Activity Schedule Parent Guide” under the “Forms and Links” section of the Activities page for you to reference.
DAILY ACTIVITY LINE: For a voice message of the daily activity contests (high school and junior high), please call 320-543-3900 ext 7. This is will updated with any cancellations, postponements, etc as soon as they are known.
PARENTS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS: Would you like to receive the bulletin via email? Please send your request to
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Holy Trinity High School May 27 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Monica Hertzog is looking for student helpers for the kid’s games at the Winsted Summer Festival in August. Please let the office know if you would be interested in helping out and she will contact you.

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

9th graders are reminded to pick up your clay projects by 3:00 today or they will be disposed off tomorrow.

The following girls need to turn in their softball uniforms by tomorrow

Josie Dolezal – Jr. High and JV

Maddie Guggemos – Jr. High and JV

Varsity uniforms – Nichole Felder, Nicole Entinger, Paige

We will have mass tomorrow at 1:45 – Please remember to dress up!

Messages: Nicole Entinger, Nichole Felder, Katlyn, Paige, Julia, Carrie, Olivia May, and Emily Darsow

Photo Gallery: Holy Trinity 2015 graduation

WINSTED, MN – Click here for photos of Holy Trinity’s 2015 graduation ceremony. Select photos will be in the June 1 edition of the Herald Journal.