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HLWW to approve contracts Monday

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Included on the agenda for the Monday, Aug. 14 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is approval of the superintendent contract and evaluation, as well as approval of the activities director contract.

Other items to be discussed include paraprofessional staffing, a combined polling site, enrollment, and more.

Look for coverage in the Friday, Aug. 18 edition of the Herald Journal.

HLWW schedules early childhood screenings Friday, Aug. 18

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District has scheduled early childhood screening for 3-and-one-half- to 5-year-olds Friday, Aug. 18 at the HLWW High School  media center.

The screening will begin  at 8 a.m. at the high school, located at 8700 Co Rd 6 SW, Howard Lake.

Early childhood screening is a wonderful way for children to have possible health or learning concerns identified early, and get help before starting school. During the early childhood screening, qualified staff will check your child’s vision, hearing, growth, immunization status, and assess thinking, communication and language, large and small muscles, and social/emotional development. All of this information is important for your child’s continued learning and readiness for future school success.

After the screening, you will be given a report of your child’s learning and growth, parenting tips, and developmental information.

If your child has been previously screened through Head Start, at another location, or by your healthcare provider, this screening is not necessary.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 121A.17, subdivision 1 states that every school board must provide for a mandatory program of early childhood developmental screening for children at least once before school entrance, targeting children who are between 3-and-a-half to 5 years old. This screening is a mandatory requirement for a student who will be attending a public school, and it is free.  The children also have a fun time doing it.

If your child is age 3-and-one-half to 5 years old, and needs screening, contact District Licensed School Nurse, Jolie Holland, RN at cell/text: 763-219-2469 or email:  to schedule an appointment.

HLWW to approve long-term plan for health and safety facilities maintenance

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Monday, July 10 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is to approve a health and safety long-term facilities maintenance resolution.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Friday, July 14 edition of the Herald Journal.

Last HLWW bulletin of the year – have a great summer, students!

Have fun and be safe!  See you next year!

Students who need summer school – please turn in your paperwork to Mrs. Thompson in the Guidance Office as soon as possible. Summer school begins Monday, June 12.

Students who registered for the CNA course need to turn in their PSEO paperwork with parent signatures this week!

STRENGTH TRAINING: If you have registered for the summer strength training sessions, you will get a school email that will tell you what time your session will be.

Summer Open Gym:​ Tuesdays and Thursdays Tuesdays, June 13-August 8, no Open Gym July 4 Thursdays, June 15-August 10 5:30-7 pm for Grades 6 and under, must be accompanied by an adult, Student $1, supervising adult free. 7-8:30 pm for Grades 7-adult, students $1, adults $2 HLWW Activity Center, Middle School, park in lower level east parking lot. Enter Community Education/Activity Center entrance. Those attending open gym will be asked to sign in and provide an emergency contact number. Bring your own basketball or volleyball. Activity Center area and restrooms only. Leaving the Activity Center will result in removal from open gym.

Retirement Open House for Felicity Ostvig: Join us Wednesday, June 7, 5-6:30 pm at Winsted Elementary for Preschool Teacher, Felicity Ostvig’s Retirement Celebration. Stop by the preschool classroom and visit with Felicity. Everyone welcome.

GIRLS TRACK TRUE TEAM STATE PATCH: ​If you want to purchase a State True Team patch, they are $15 and you need to have the money when you order. Orders are due this Wednesday by the end of day to Kayti in the HS Office. (A patch will not be ordered for you if you do not have the $15 turned in)

SUMMER AG PROGRAM: ​Sign ups for the summer Ag program in the Ag Hallway this week! Don’t miss out.

LOCKER ROOMS​: EVERYTHING from the locker rooms must be taken home at the end of the day. If anything is left in there it will be thrown away. There is no access to the locker rooms this summer.

GOLFERS: Make sure to take your golf clubs home today and return any rain gear that you have to the HS office.

CHEER TRY-OUTS: July 25-27, 8 am-10 am at HLWW HS Wrestling room. See Kayti in the HS Office for more info. Girls entering 9-12 next year. Please see the HLWW CHEERLEADING FACEBOOK PAGE for more info.

Congratulations HLWW Class of 2017 – see your photos here!

HLWW graduated over 80 seniors Sunday afternoon.  Check out photos from the ceremony here:


PHOTOS: Living wax museum at Winsted Elementary

WINSTED, MN – Johnny Cash, Albert Einstein, and Laura Ingalls Wilder were among the famous historical characters Winsted Elementary third-graders portrayed during a living wax museum Friday, June 2.

To see photos from the living wax museum, click here:

Some will be printed in the Friday, June 9 edition of the Herald Journal.