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Lester Prairie school bulletin Tuesday, Dec. 4


Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Dec. 4, 2018


Today’s Menu: Pork Chop Patty with Bread or Egg Salad Sandwich, Steamed Peas, Steamed Broccoli, Mixed Fruit, Milk


Tomorrow’s Menu: Hamburger in a Bun or Grilled Chicken Breast in Bun, Lettuce Salad, Tomatoes, Sliced Cheese, Onions, Carrot Sticks, Apple Sauce, Milk


There will be a prom committee meeting in Ms. J. Smith’s room at 7:40 tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5th.


Juniors: Your fruit will be arriving Monday, Dec. 10th. Please make arrangements to have it picked up after school.


There will be pep band for the game this Friday. Please be in the bleachers by 655.


Basketball Team Pictures will be tomorrow, Wednesday December 5th, for all players. JH players will get their pictures taken right after school and be able to leave right away.


Sophomore, Junior & Senior Parents- AFTER PROM Bake Sale is this Thursday December 6, during the LP Elementary Concert.  Please bring your baked goods no later than 5pm. They can be dropped off in the morning starting at 7:30 or during the day, please leave in the office.  Thanks for supporting our fundraiser!


AT&T YOUTH FILMMAKER AWARDS,  No entry fee,  Deadline December 7

AT&T is seeking short films from students ages 13-18 using a mobile device (smartphones, tablets and drones). Students create a film between 2-5 minutes, addressing one of the following themes:

  1. Inspire peers to care for the environment
  2. Highlight the importance of positivity and kindness in a world where many youth face bullying
  3. Remind peers to not drive distracted

Prizes will be awarded!


The Lester Prairie NHS is conducting a Toys for Mary’s Place toy drive. The toy drive will be from November 19th to December 10th with a goal of 250 toys. Help us spread Holiday Cheer.


The Student Council will be selling donuts and hot chocolate in the lobby on Dec. 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 and 21.  The cost is only $1.00 each.


K-6 Homework Help will be Monday’s from 3:00-5:00 in Mrs. Smith Kindergarten Room.


7-12 Homework Help is on Wednesday’s from 3:00-5:00 in Ms. Jenn Smith’s room.


The elementary concert will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:00.  The high school band and choir concert will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30.


The next free lunch for junior and senior high school students will be on Wed., Dec. 19 at Bethel Church.


HT School announcements Dec. 4

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today:   Chicken Fajitas, Lettuce, Cheese, Baked Beans, Fruit, Milk



3:20 – GBB practice at LP  

4:00 – JHGB – A – St. Joe’s – bus leaves at 2:50

4:30/5:30 – JHBB – A – St. Joe’s- bus leaves at 2:50 – players excused at 2:40

6/6/7:30 – BBB – A – Sibley East – bus leaves at 4:40


There will be tutoring tomorrow morning in Ms. Fasching’s room.  Tutors are: Katlyn, Vy and Andrew Merz.

There will be basketball pictures tomorrow at LP for all team so remember to bring your uniform.

A reminder to students that this Friday is the last day of the Honor Society’s toy drive so if you are out shopping in the next couple of days please remember a child at Christmas.



Students interested in participating in the youth group event this Saturday should sign up at the office by Friday.  The evening will begin with 5:00 Mass, followed by caroling and seeing the winter festival parade at 6:30, then pizza, games and a movie.  You need to sign up so they know how much pizza to order.

HLWW School Board discusses college vs. trade school

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – When students are asked what they plan to do after high school, a typical response is “go to college.”

But is a four-year college degree always the best preparation for a successful career?  At the Nov. 26 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board work session, board members discussed the benefits of different post-high school paths.

“College is so ingrained. . . Everything is college, college, college, and there aren’t jobs for them,” Board Member Dwayne Diers commented, adding that it’s possible for students to be educated, but not skilled.

In contrast, jobs in skilled trades – such as truck drivers, carpenters, plumbers, and electricians – are in high demand, since many people in these professions are nearing retirement age.

At HLWW, juniors and seniors are able to explore careers in the trades by taking classes at the Wright Technical Center (WTC) in Buffalo. These students take a bus (or drive their own vehicles) to the center and spend part of their school day learning about things like automotive technology, cosmetology, welding, construction, and more.

This year, five HLWW students are enrolled at Wright Technical Center. This is down from last year, when there were 12 students.

Look for the full article in the Friday, Nov. 30 edition of the Herald Journal.


HLWW works to blast bullying

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – In a perfect world, people would always treat one another with kindness and respect, and bullying wouldn’t need to be discussed.

But, since bullying affects a lot of children in America today, staff at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District are doing everything they can to help reduce this issue.

They’ve found that education – not just punishment – is the best approach.

“You know, punishing these kids, it doesn’t work,” commented School Resource Officer (SRO) Darek Szczepanik, who has been with the district since 2010.

Look for the full article in the Friday, Nov. 30 edition of the Herald Journal.

HT School announcements Dec. 3

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today:   Chicken Nuggets, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Fruit, Milk


Lunch Servers for the week:   Sarah Mendiola and Makayle Conzet



3:20 – JHGB practice at HT

           JHBB practice at LP

4:45 – BBB practice at LP

6/7:30 – GBB – A – Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart – varsity plays at 6:00 – bus leaves at 4:00

Students and staff will be celebrating Team Grey tomorrow – this is in honor of Mrs. Dennehy’s nephew who is battling brain cancer  and whose birthday is tomorrow so we would like to honor him and show him our support  – students/staff  may wear sweats or jeans and grey (for brain cancer) or gold (for childhood cancer) if they like.  There is also an optional donation of $1.00 that will go to his family.  Mrs. Dennehy has a jar in her room if you would like to donate and also feel free to take some photos so she can send them to him.  If you have questions please talk to Mrs. Dennehy.

Ms. Jones is looking for a server for Friday’s Mass.

Students interested in going to the food shelf on Dec. 18th should sign up with Ms. Jones.

Students who have ideas for Snofest week should talk with Ms. Jones.

Each year the Student Council chooses a family in need during Advent.  Student Council members are reminded to bring in your $10.00 to Katlyn or Ms. Jones.  All other students and staff may donate to this worthy cause if they like.  Please have all donations to Ms. Jones by Dec. 17th.

HT School announcements Nov. 29

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Spaghetti/Noodles, Green Beans, Bread Sticks, Fruit, Milk




3:20 – BBB practice at LP

4:00 – JHGB – A – Trinity Lutheran – bus leaves at 2:50

5:00 – JHBB – (7th grade only) – A – Trinity Lutheran – bus leaves at 2:50 –players excused at 2:40

5:30/7:00 – GBB – HLP – St. Clair



We will have Mass tomorrow at 8:15 – please dress appropriately

There will be a student council meeting tomorrow during lunch in Ms. Jones’ room.  Please get your trays at the first bell and go to her room.