A note from Principal Mike Coquyt -
This past week the 7-12 students and teachers practiced a Segmented Evacuation Drill. One of the major changes made to our Safety Plan for 2010-11 is that the 7-12 students will relocate to the University of Minnesota, Morris gymnasium. In the past, students had been bused or walked to various churches in the community. When the students arrived at the University, our School Resource Officer, Anita Liebl and Mr. Coquyt talked with them about the importance of practicing these drills, what events might cause us to evacuate the school, and answered any questions the students had for Officer Liebl or me. We also stressed the importance of being respectful to the university faculty, staff, and students once we arrive on campus. As a school district, we must practice five fire drills and four safety drills per year. We will also be participating in the statewide tornado drill during Severe Weather Awareness Week.
There will be a Public Operating Levy meeting on Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
Change of Date Notice: The 7-12 Band Concert scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25 has been changed to Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Elem. Concert Hall. This concert will include a section of the Perpich Arts Integration Project on the Holocaust. This program will incorporate poetry, visual arts, and music. There will be a power-point presentation, a mural will be presented that was created by Ms. Swezey's art students, and poetry will be read by students from Mr. Johnson's English classes.
On Thursday, Oct. 28 Todd Green will be performing for the 7-12 students in the concert hall from 2:05 to 3:05 p.m. Todd Green began studying guitar at the age of 10. He has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of 15. For more information about Todd Green you can visit his website at http://www.toddgreen.com. Todd will also be giving a public performance on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
A Glance Ahead
Friday, Nov. 5 marks the end of the First Quarter.
Monday, Nov. 8 is the Fall Awards Night in the Elementary Concert Hall at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 11 is Parent Teacher Conferences at the high school from 11 am.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. These conferences will be held in the high school gym.
Friday, Nov. 12 - No School