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Lester Prairie student writes about Anne Frank field trip

Jennifer Smith, Lester Prairie HIgh School

“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” Thirteen-year-old Anne Frank wrote these words in her cherished diary months before she was taken to a concentration camp, where she died from typhus at age 15.

Although Anne experienced many hardships; cooped up in a tiny attic for two years, living in terror hiding from the Nazis, and hated for her Jewish ancestry; she stayed positive and treasured her life until her tragic death.

The eighth-graders at Lester Prairie High School read about Anne in their English classes and performed the play, as well.

These students had the opportunity to watch the play presented at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul March 15.

The students enjoyed watching the play come to life. They could see where Anne was coming from, and how she was similar to them in many ways.

Just like Anne, these students have experience the joys and awkward stages of being a teenager/adolescent.

I hope, through watching the play, they could relate some way to Anne and feel empathy for her, too.

Anne once said, “Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.”

Anne’s words were relevant in her day and they continue to resound in the hearts and minds of people today. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all thought this way?

HLWW is counting down the days – daily bulletin for June 2

CLAY TARGET BREAKING NEWS: We are scheduled to start the state qualifier competition in Alexandria at 8:30 on trap house 3A on June 12. All members participating need to be at the trap house by 8:00 a.m. on the June 12.

BASEBALL: Banquet will be held June 6, at Memorial Park at 6 pm. Players and parents please respond by Friday to cschultz@hlww.k12.mn.us for a head count. STUDENTS: ​All high school students: the Activities Office shared a Google form with you and we are asking that you fill it out ASAP. Your feedback is very important!

HEALTH OFFICE:​ Nurse Abby from Wright County Public Health will not be here next week due to finals.

STUDENTS: ​If you turned in your form for a Free Activity Pass for next season, please stop in the high school office and get your pass. Thank you.

STUDENTS AND FAMILIES: The KLKR Broadcasting Club asks that you give them some valuable feedback. Please complete the KLKR survey located at the link indicated here: https://goo.gl/forms/5XY1ty9V0tiT9UTo1 Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey!

SPRING SURVEY: Those of you who were involved in a spring activity please take a few moments and check your email and fill out the Google form. Also, share the email with your parents, as well.

CHEER TRY-OUTS: July 25-27 from 8 -10 am @ HLWW High School wrestling room. See Kayti in the HS Office for more info.

Girls entering grades 9-12 next year: please see the HLWW CHEERLEADING FACEBOOK PAGE for more info.

RUN FOR THE LAKERS: ​Saturday June 24 at 9 am. Registration forms can be found at www.hlww.k12.mn.us

Bass Classic on Howard Lake Fishing Tournament: On Saturday, June 3, HLWW Wrestling is hosting its second annual Bass Classic on Howard Lake. The winning team (two anglers/boat) wins a prize of $1,000. The second place team receives $500. The tournament runs from 7:00 am – noon. For more information see Mr. Puncochar, or check out the information at https://sites.google.com/a/hlww.k12.mn.us/hlww-laker-wrestling/Fishing-Tournament -Info

The Midwest Elite Basketball Camp will be returning to Howard Lake this summer. The And One Camp is a two-day camp which costs $105 and includes ten hours of instruction (five hours each day). The camp will be held in the high school gym June 22-23. This camp is for all girls going into grades 7-12 next year. If you are interested, please pick up a camp form in the high school or middle school office. Checks can be made out to ISD 2687. Forms can be turned into Kayti in the high school office. Questions contact Rick Baumann. ALL forms & money need to be turned into Kayti or Rick Baumann by Monday, June 5.

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

HLWW May 24 bulletin – return those library books!

BASEBALL: ​Varsity Baseball Team meeting during Laker Break on Friday, May 26.

ALL STUDENTS: ​IF YOU ARE FINISHED WITH YOUR LIBRARY BOOKS – PLEASE RETURN THEM TO THE LIBRARY. ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN MAY 30! FINES WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THIS DATE AND DIPLOMAS HELD UNTIL PAYMENT RECEIVED OR THE BOOK HAS BEEN RETURNED.

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

TRACK: ​ ​Track awards night will be next Thursday at 7 pm. (Location TBD.)

RUN FOR THE LAKERS: ​Saturday, June 24 at 9 am. Registration forms can be found at www.hlww.k12.mn.us

Bass Classic on Howard Lake – Fishing Tournament: Saturday, June 3 HLWW Wrestling is hosting its Second Annual Bass Classic on Howard Lake. The winning team (2 anglers/boat) wins a prize of $1,000. The second place team receives $500. The tournament runs from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm. For more information see Mr. Puncochar, or check out the information at https://sites.google.com/a/hlww.k12.mn.us/hlww-laker-wrestling/Fishing-Tournament -Info

The Midwest Elite Basketball Camp will be returning to Howard Lake this summer. The And One Camp is a 2-day camp which costs $105, and includes ten hours of instruction (five hours each day). The camp will be held in the high school gym June 22-23. This camp is for all girls going into grades 7-12 next year. If you are interested, please pick up a camp form in the high school or middle school office. Checks can be made out to ISD 2687. Forms can be turned into Kayti in the high school office. Questions, contact Rick Baumann. ALL forms & money need to be turned into Kayti or Rick Baumann by Monday, June 5.

Baccalaureate: May 31 at 7:30 pm at the high school auditorium. Pastor Jake will be doing the service.

SUMMER STRENGTH AND 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.

HLWW hiring process to be discussed Monday

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – The Monday, May 22 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting has a full agenda, including discussion about school/district parent involvement plans, math curriculum reports, an update on “unplugged week,” discussion about lyceums, a review of the district’s hiring process, and more.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Monday, May 29 edition of the Herald Journal.

HLWW bulletin for Thursday, May 18

Tuesday the JV Girls won the JV/JH Girls portion of the Maple Lake meet.

Maddie Hertzog won medalist for the girls with a 56 followed closely by Katie Moen with a 57.

The Cabinetry class field trip to Dura Supreme has been cancelled- students should be in regular classes today.

Girls Basketball: ​Meeting – Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 am in Mr. Baumann’s room for all girls going into grades 9-12 interested in playing basketball next year. We will be discussing the summer schedule, camps/clinics, strength and conditioning program and expectations. Please let Mr. Baumann know if you are unable to attend the meeting.

RUN FOR THE LAKERS: ​Saturday, June 24 at 9 am. Registration forms can be found at www.hlww.k12.mn.us

SENIOR PICTURES: Seniors, please post your pictures on the glass wall, and under classmen, if you want to get a picture from one of the seniors, please make sure to get your name on the ones you want, they will be taken down today.

Bass Classic on Howard Lake – Fishing Tournament: On Saturday, June 3, HLWW Wrestling is hosting its Second Annual Bass Classic on Howard Lake. The winning team (2 anglers/boat) wins a prize of $1,000. The 2nd place team receives $500. The tournament runs from 7 am – noon. For more information see Mr. Puncochar or check out the information at https://sites.google.com/a/hlww.k12.mn.us/hlww-laker-wrestling/Fishing-Tournament -Info

The Midwest Elite Basketball Camp: will be returning to Howard Lake this summer. The And One Camp is a 2 day camp which costs $105 and includes ten hours of instruction (five hours each day). The camp will be held in the high school gym on June 22-23. This camp is for all girls going into grades 7-12 next year. If you are interested, please pick up a camp form in the high school or middle school office. Checks can be made out to ISD 2687. Forms can be turned into Kayti in the high school office. Questions contact Rick Baumann. ALL forms & money need to be turned into Kayti or Rick Baumann by Monday, June 5.

SELF DEFENSE CLASS: ​The student council will be holding a self-defense seminar TODAY May 18, 3 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 email 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.

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

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.

HLWW bulletin for Friday, May 12

TODAY BOYS BASKETBALL MEETING DURING LAKER BREAK IN FOODS ROOM!

Wrestling Meeting: Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 am in Mr. Puncochar’s room for grades 5-11. All wrestlers and anyone considering wrestling should attend. We will discuss summer plans and other exciting news with the wrestling program.

Girls Basketball: ​Meeting-Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 am in Mr. Baumann’s room for all girls going into grades 9-12 interested in playing basketball next year. We will be discussing the summer schedule, camps/clinics, strength & conditioning program and expectations. Please let Mr. Baumann know if you are unable to attend the meeting.

RUN FOR THE LAKERS: ​Saturday June 24 at 9 am. Registration forms can be found at www.hlww.k12.mn.us

SENIOR PICTURES: Seniors, please post your pictures on the glass wall, and under classmen, if you want to get a picture from one of the seniors, please make sure to get your name on the ones you want, they will be taken down Friday May 19.

HS AWARDS NIGHT: ​May 15 at 7 pm, invitations have been sent out. If you have received one in the mail, we urge you to attend with your family.

Bass Classic on Howard Lake – Fishing Tournament: Saturday, June 3 HLWW Wrestling is hosting its 2nd Annual Bass Classic on Howard Lake. The winning team (2 anglers/boat) wins a prize of $1000. The 2nd place team receives $500. The tournament runs from 7:00am – 12:00pm. For more information see Mr. Puncochar or check out the information at https://sites.google.com/a/hlww.k12.mn.us/hlww-laker-wrestling/Fishing-Tournament -Info

The Midwest Elite Basketball Camp: will be returning to Howard Lake this summer. The And One Camp is a two day camp which costs $105 and includes ten hours of instruction (five hours each day). The camp will be held in the high school gym June 22-23. This camp is for all girls going into grades 7-12 next year. If you are interested, please pick up a camp form in the high school or middle school office. Checks can be made out to ISD 2687. Forms can be turned into Kayti in the high school office. Questions contact Rick Baumann. ALL forms & money need to be turned into Kayti or Rick Baumann by Monday, June 5.

Attention all 8th-11th grade volleyball players​: We will be having an informational meeting in Ms. Decker’s classroom on Thursday, May 11th at 7:20 am. We will be discussing the upcoming season, summer camps, expectations, etc. Please let Ms. Decker know if you cannot make it.

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.

Baccalaureate: May 31 at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium. Pastor Jake will be doing the service.

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