Are you interested in learning about how our government works?  Spend an exciting week at Girls State or Boys State, where you can learn about our government at the city, county, and state levels.  You’ll be a part of a 68-year tradition that brings together juniors from all over Minnesota.  The week will be filled with electing leaders, introducing bills, hearing from local speakers, and learning about what it means to be a responsible citizen.  Our local American Legions and American Legion Auxiliaries sponsor this program, so there is no cost to the students. If you are interested, please talk to Ms. Karnitz.

Past Participants:

2016:  Jamie Derickson, Rachel Kedl, Devon Evans

2015:  Anya Mattison, Conner Bottger, Payton Vold

2014:  Joel Derickson, Rene Celedon, Taylor Shannon, Libbey Warner, Jada Hill


10th grade opportunity!

resized-leadership-pinnedCalling all 10th graders!  Are you interested in meeting new people?  Do you want to learn more about yourself?  Have you ever wanted to find out how to be a stronger leader or be more involved at school?  Then this is for you!  The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar and the Minnesota Motivating & Inspiring Leadership & Excellence (MILE) Conference are now open for registrations.  Let Ms. Karnitz know if you might be interested!

Past Participants

2016: Kegan Zimmermann and Alex Thillen

2015:  Hannah Stevenson and Jamie Derickson

2014:  Anna Hagan and Ryan Determan

Creating a Better World

On January 11th, our school will be taking part in a presentation by Illusion Theatre from Minneapolis.  Our 2nd-6th grade students will have an interactive program called “TOUCH” that explains personal body safety, and staying safe.  Our 7th-12th graders will hear a presentation called “Keepin’ It Real” which includes information on healthy relationships.  These presentations are being funded by local fraternal organizations and individuals from our community that want to make a difference in the lives in children.  That same evening, we will also be co-hosting Patty Wetterling for all parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors and anyone who would like to attend.  Come and listen to her story and hear how we can work together to make our world a safer place for our children.  For more information, click here.

Update:  This lyceum will now be held on March 15, 2017