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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Misc Information

Some important information:

- 2 weeks ago we completed the course requests for the 2012-2013 school year. Sometime around the end of April the master schedule for the 2012-2013 school year will be available and I will be meeting with students to complete their schedules for next year at that time.

- The college and career fair, open to all 10-12th graders, is next Wednesday, Feb. 8th. Be sure to attend - it is open to parents, as well, from 3-4 pm.

- If you are a sophomore or junior and would like to take college credit courses for the 2012-2013 school year, your request to test form must be turned in to me by the end of the school day tomorrow (Wednesday).

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Announcements for the week of Jan. 16th

The Morning Bulletin

Thursday, January 19

Menu: Lasagna, Celery & Dip, Corn, Pears, Fresh Oranges, Chicken Nuggets

New Items

Please excuse the following students on Wednesday, Jan. 25 for a Knowledge Bowl meet at Mayer/Lutheran: Sam Braun, Craig Steinhofer, Tim Bullock, Katelyn Kramer, Bethany Leraas, Kevin Wielenberg, Patty Wollan, Michelle Doubek, Alyssa Leraas, and Shawn Wielenberg.

All NHS members who attended the meeting with the Red Cross representative last week will meet on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:40 a.m. in Mr. Rink's room (410).

All NHS members participating in the Tri-County Animal Shelter activity this Sunday will meet on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:55 a.m. in Mr. Rink's room (410).

Weight room will be open for girls only on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. There will be a workout plan for you in the weight room. See your coach if you have any questions.

The talent show will be held on Friday, February 17th. We need 10 acts, so sign up! Tryouts are on Monday, February 13th.

Fusion fan shirts are in – See Michelle in the Depot.

I have added many new scholarships on my web site, be sure to check them out! ~Ms Dusha


All seniors: your 2nd semester schedules are on the table in the guidance office. Pick them up if you need one.

Students need to pick up and pay for both senior shirts and basketball fan shirts by Friday, January 20. If they are not paid for by then both shirt prices will be raised to $15.00

Swim orders are in at the Depot – see Michelle.

Amazing Dutchmen sunglasses now available for only $2.00. Get them while they last!!

The following students need to stop and see me (Audrey) -- Samantha Rasmussen.

Please excuse the following students at 2:30 on Thursday, January 19, for a speech meet.

Allison Funk, Kalie Klaphake, Emily Klassen, Claire Boeckermann, Kylie Primus, Elisha Englemeyer. Aryanna Chelgren. Judges: Addie Mueller and Megan Herdering

Congratulations to the gymnastics team for breaking the school record with a score of 146.85 last weekend at the Lakeville invite. Come support your #1 ranked team by riding the fan bus to the State True Team meet next Saturday, January 28 at Becker. The bus leaves at 10:00 AM and the cost is $5.00

Students of the Month for December : Senior High Students: Kennedy Eichers – Math; Amanda Notch and Nathan Rahn – Family and Consumer Science; Nick Gerads – Industrial Technology; Scott Stone and Andrew Welle – Science; Jose Delgado and Hailey Brinkman – English; Katelyn Wehlage and Charlotte Jacobson – Social Studies; Justine Revermann – Physical Education; Sheila Poepping and Kennedy Eichers - Spanish; and Brian Thielen and Annie Herkenhoff – German.

Middle School students: Sarah Meyer – Math; Barry Hellerman, Anthony Santana and Aryana Chellgren – Family and Consumer Science; Joe Schwieters – Industrial Technology; Ashley Maus – Science; Elise Reller and Andrew Wilwerding – English; Alex Ambriz – Social Studies; Hannah Heinen and Kristen Bussman – Art; Ben Heller and Tyler Moscho – Physical Education.

Congratulations to the Melrose/Sauk Centre Boys' Swimming and Diving Team who qualified for the State True Team Swimming and Diving meet on Saturday. Medal winners from Melrose include John Schwieters, Brent Blommel, Aaron Stalboerger, Jared Von Wahlde, Phil Budde, and Matthew Beste. The team will compete at the State Meet this Saturday at the U of M.

Congratulations Dance Team for a great 2nd place finish in both high kick and jazz at your home meet last night!! Make sure to come watch them this Saturday as they compete at NL-S at noon.

Musical Students: If you ordered a DVD of the musical they are in, you can pick them up from Audrey in the senior high office. Cost is $10.00.

Sign up for the 2012 Miss Melrose pageant will begin today, January 17. Pick up a registration form from Audrey in the office.

The 2012 Community Talent Show is Sunday, March 18. We are looking for performers! If you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, juggle, do stand-up comedy or have other talents to share, please talk to Stacey in the Community Education office about participating in the show! Thank you!

Yearbook staff will be selling Valentine carnations starting Wednesday, February 1st. Red = Love; Yellow = Just Because; White = Friendship; Pink = Secret Admirer. Cost is $2.00 and they will be sold during lunch.

Seniors – if you have not filled out a Dynamic Dutchmen form please pick one up in the office, fill it out and return it to the office

Stearns County American Dairy Assn. (ADA) is looking for potential dairy princess candidates. If you are a daughter/sister of a dairy farmer or work for a dairy farmer and are between the ages of a senior in high school and under 24, you are asked to share your knowledge of the dairy industry and promote your family’s business and way of life to the public by participating in this year’s Dairy Princess Program. Pick up applications in the office. Forms are due back to me (Audrey) by Wednesday, February 8.

The next session of classroom drivers education is February 21 – March 5 from 3:15 – 6:15. If you are interested in this session sign up with Audrey – cost is $285.00 – they ask that you pay the whole amount or $50.00 down when you sign up and the rest by the first day of class. Make checks payable to Central Lakes Driving School.

Four lifeguards are needed during 6th hour on January 27. Please see Stacey in the Comm Ed office if you are able to lifeguard. St. Mary's students will be coming to swim.

Renaissance cards are ready for you to pick up. Also pick up a sheet explaining where you can get discounts and businesses who donated money for the program. If you enter these businesses please thank them for contributing to the Renaissance program. Your Renaissance cards are good from December 5 – February 17. Check the display case in the hallway across from the media center. Grades 9-12 pick your cards up from Audrey in the senior high office and grade 8 see Cheryl in the middle school office. See Audrey if you have any questions.

Last opportunity to buy a yearbook or be guaranteed one, now until the end of the year yearbooks are $55.00. See Ms. Halbert or order online.

Students, you are not allowed to pick up your brothers or sisters in the round about area by door #2 after school.

College Rep Visits:

Events this Week

Thursday, January 19

Boys’ Basketball--------------------Melrose & Long Prairie/GE – Home – 6:00

Hockey------------Prairie Centre & Park Rapids – There – 5:00

Gymnastics--------------Melrose & Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta – at Morris – 6:00

Wrestling-----------------Melrose/SC & Albany – Home – 6:00

Boys’ Swimming-----------------------Melrose & Rocori – at Melrose – 6:00

7th & 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball-------------------Melrose & Long Prairie/GE – Home – 4:15

7th & 8th Grade Speech Invitational at South Jr High – 4:00

Friday, January 20

Girls’ Basketball-------------------------------Melrose & New London/Spicer – Home – 6:00

Saturday, January 21

Dance Team----------------------Invitational at New London/Spicer – There

Hockey-------------------------------------Prairie Centre & Bagley – at Long Prairie/GE – 1:00

Boys’ Swimming------------------------State True Team at Univ f MN Aquatic Center

Monday, January 23

No School – Teacher Workshop

School Board Meeting – Sr High Media Center – 7:00 PM

Monday, January 16, 2012

Financial Aid Information

Just a reminder that next week on Monday, Jan. 23rd there will be a financial aid meeting held for all seniors and their parents put on by the Mn Office of Higher Education on the campus of the College of St Benedict. All seniors should have received a letter from St Ben's about this useful night. You must register ahead of time by calling 320-363-5060. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Remember, this event represents all students attending all types of colleges, not the College of St Benedict.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Scholarships Added FREQUENTLY!!

I have added new scholarships on the right hand side - please make sure you are checking them out. There is a lot of free money out there for you, seniors, so take advantage!