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Lake Park Audubon High School April 2021

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From the Principal’s Corner…

I want to wish everyone a very happy and restful upcoming Easter Break! I encourage all of our students, teachers, and families to use this break as a time to relax and enjoy their days off from school. As many of you know, the time after spring break tends to "fly-by" until we hit Summer! I want to take a moment to thank all of you for your constant support over this past year. We are grateful for your patience, flexibility, and grace. Like I have mentioned in a previous newsletter, Education is like a four-legged chair. 1. The Student. 2. The School. 3. The Family. 4. The Community. Pull one away, and the chair cannot stand. We have used a balanced approach, and we have been able to provide in-person learning experiences, and we have been able to keep everybody safe!

Congratulations to our Winter sports teams/clubs, they had great success in challenging times. The schedules and atmosphere were different, but it definitely proved how strong and resilient our students are. Girls Basketball finished a fantastic season with a 13-3 record. Boys Basketball finishes the season with a 6-5 record in the Conference. The Wrestlers had a historic season qualifying four wrestlers for the State Wrestling Tournament; they were Taylor Johnson, Sam Helgeson, Zeke Noel, and Wyatt Dunham. Our One-Act play has put in countless hours and hard work and presented their performances of MIDNIGHT AT WORLD’S END and BEDTIME STORIES(AS TOLD BY OUR DAD) (WHO MESSED THEM UP).

Spring sports started on Monday, March 29th, and practice is in full swing. If students are still interested in joining golf, softball, baseball, or track, please contact Sherri Lefebvre to help them get registered. All of our spring sports schedules can be found on our website.

"Egg"cellent Support

When the Lake Park Audubon National Honor Society was not able to host their annual Basketball Alumni Game, they knew immediately that they would need to come up with a different plan to help support the Spring Food Drive. When the mention of “Egg My Yard,” came up, the students voted unanimous support to pitch in to make it happen. Advisor Hogie thought a lofty goal would be to order 2,000 eggs, several pounds of candy, and a few other seasonal items to fill the eggs. They crushed that goal and raised $1,260 for our local families in need during these trying times. Awesome job!!

MCA Testing 2021

MN Department of Education - info for families and students about state testing: https://education.mn.gov/mde/fam/tests/

Secondary School Website with info on testing including MCA’s: https://www.lakeparkaudubon.com/schools/secondary/testing-information

  • Lake Park Audubon Website

  • Secondary

  • Testing Information: Includes testing schedule and Form for Parents to Opt-Out

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA's) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements. Preliminary scores are available usually within 60 minutes of completing testing. Individual Score Reports are given to families during Open House in August if they are available. State testing scores can be used for eligibility for college classes taken in high school.

  • 04/12/2021 - 04/16/2021: MCA Reading 7th Grade (2.5 - 3.5 hours)

  • 04/12/2021 - 04/16/2021: MCA Reading 8th Grade (2.5 - 3.5 hours)

  • 04/15/2021 - 04/16/2021: MCA Reading 10th Grade (2 - 3 hours)

  • 04/19/2021 - 04/21/2021: MCA Math 7th Grade (2 - 3 hours)

  • 04/19/2021 - 04/21/2021: MCA Math 8th Grade (2 - 3 hours)

  • 04/26/2021: MCA HS Science (2 hours)

  • 04/29/2021: MCA Science 8th Grade (1.5 - 2 hours)

  • 05/04/2021: MCA Math 11th Grade (1.5 - 2.5 hours)

There are no options for students to take MCA’s from home or outside of the Lake Park Audubon School buildings. If distance learners want to participate in the MCA’s, plans will have to be made for them to come into the school building.

Safety Protocol for testing:

  1. Students will test in their classrooms.

  2. Masks/face coverings are required.

  3. Hand Sanitizer dispensers are located in classrooms and hallways.

  4. Students will use their own school-issued devices for testing.

Tips to do well:

  1. Attend school - do your best.

  2. Get a good night's sleep.

  3. Eat breakfast.

  4. Take your time - these are not timed tests.

  5. Review your answers before you submit them.

Support for students:

I. If your student struggles with a class or if you have questions, do keep in mind that we encourage and welcome you to contact your student’s teachers to keep you updated on progress. You may contact them by telephone or send an email. The staff email addresses are the initial of their first name followed by the last name @ lpa.k12.mn.us.

II. Study Time is available for all students in the Media Center Monday through Friday from 7:30-8:15 a.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to attend. A licensed teacher is supervising to assist students if they need help.

III. Wednesday School: The Lake Park Audubon High School will be offering Wednesday School. Wednesday School will take place from 8:30 am-3:15 pm in the High School Theatre.

Students will receive one-on-one help to raise failing grades or simply enjoy quiet time to catch up on homework.

  • Breakfast & lunch will be provided.

  • Students must stay the entire time period, or until their missing assignments are completed and confirmed with their teachers. A parent or guardian must confirm with Jim in the office to leave school.

  • Students can ride the bus on the following dates:

    • April 7th & April 21st

  • Students will need to provide their own transportation on the following dates:

    • April 14th & April 28th

The schedule students will follow during Wednesday School is below:

  • 8:30-11:45 Students will attend their regular class schedule through Google Meets in the Theatre. Para's will be supervising and tutoring students in the morning.

  • 11:45-12:15 Students lunchtime.

  • 12:15-3:15 Students will work with Para's and/or teachers in the afternoon in the Theatre.

Please register by Tuesday at noon weekly with Sherri to allow our teacher, paraprofessional, cooks, and bus drivers time to prepare. If you have any questions, please contact Art Meyer at ameyer@lpa.k12.mn.us or Sherri Lefebvre at sherril@lpa.k12.mn.us


Go Raiders!

Art Meyer, Lake Park Audubon High School Principal

Lake Park Audubon High School February 2021

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From the Principal’s Corner…

I hope all is well with you as we have survived our recent winter cold snap, still maneuvering through a pandemic, and now we can start to think of the great things that spring can bring us. It has been great having our students all back in-person! This is how students learn best and how students and teachers can work together and build positive relationships. School is more than just learning; school is also about social-emotional learning, learning life skills, students making a lifetime of memories, making friendships, joining activities, and exploring what their future could look like after high school.

Here is the link to our 1st Semester Honor Roll. 2020-21 Semester 1 Honor Roll Please continue to help build support and friendly reminders by checking your student’s grades as we are nearing the end of the 2nd trimester on Friday, March 5th, and the end of our 3rd quarter on Friday, March 26th. If you do not have access to ParentVue, please contact Sherri Lefebvre at slefebvre@lpa.k12.mn.us for an activation letter. ParentVue will allow you to check your student’s grades and attendance at any time.

Supports for students:

I. If your student struggles with a class or if you have questions, do keep in mind that we encourage and welcome you to contact your student’s teachers to keep updated on progress. You may contact them by telephone or send an email. The staff email addresses are the initial of their first name followed by the last name @ lpa.k12.mn.us.

II. Study Time is available for all students in the Media Center Monday through Friday from 7:30-8:15 a.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to attend. A licensed teacher is supervising to assist students if they need help.

III. Wednesday School: The Lake Park Audubon High School will be offering Wednesday School starting on February 10 th , 2021. Wednesday School will take place from 8:30 am-3:15 pm in the High School Theatre.

Students will receive one-on-one help to raise failing grades or simply enjoy quiet time to catch up on homework.

  • Breakfast & lunch will be provided.

  • Students must stay the entire time period or until their missing assignments are completed and confirmed with their teachers. A parent or guardian must confirm with Jim in the office to leave school.

  • Students can ride the bus on the following dates: o March 3rd , March 17th , April 7th , and April 21st.

  • Students will need to provide their own transportation on the following dates: March 10th, March 24th, April 14th , April 28th.

The schedule students will follow during Wednesday School is below:

  • 8:30-11:45 Students will attend their regular class schedule through Google Meets in the Theatre. Para’s will be supervising and tutoring students in the morning.

  • 11:45- 12:15 Students lunchtime.

  • 12:15- 3:15 Students will work with Para’s and/or teachers in the afternoons in the Theatre.

Please register by Tuesday at noon weekly with Sherri to allow our teachers, paraprofessional, cooks, and bus drivers time to prepare. If you have any questions, please contact Art Meyer at ameyer@lpa.k12.mn.us or Sherri Lefebvre at sherril@lpa.k12.mn.us.

Tracking attendance- is more challenging than ever before, with some students being in person and some are online. Our goal is to have that communication piece between school and family. Now that we are back to all in-person learning, it is expected that all students (unless you are full-time distance-learner) must be in school every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. If a student is not in school, they will be counted absent regardless of whether they log in from home unless a parent or guardian calls in. If a student has an appointment or is not feeling good, a parent or guardian needs to call or email Jim Rislund in the front office @ 218-325-0754 extension 1070 or hs_attendance@lpa.k12.mn.us. Leave the student’s name, grade, parent’s name, and reason for the student being absent. If you know ahead of time that your student will be absent, it is expected that you contact the email or number listed before the absence. Otherwise, email/call as soon as you are able. Jim will be checking this email for messages, or you can call Jim in the high school office. Parents/Guardians still need to report absences if your daughter/son is distance learning or in our student distance learning day.

Monthly Happenings:

SnoDaze week is March 1st - March 5th. Coronation will be Tuesday, March 2nd, during Advisor Hour. (1:05pm start time) We will present a coronation similar to homecoming, and there will be a link on the website to watch the coronation.

Congratulations to the following SnoDaze Royalty Candidates:

Senior Queen Candidates: Lillie Clapsaddle, Rayne Nguyen, Katherine Pickett & Bethany Vareberg

Senior King Candidates: Peter Hannesson, Liam O'Connell Garrett Cossette & Simon Osten

Junior Princess Candidates: Camryn Anderson, Raini Evans, Kiara Gullard & Kelsey Thompson

Junior Prince Candidates: Conner Christianson, Dalton Dornbusch, Riley Lefebvre & Peter Leno

Sophomore Escorts: Jadyn Cole, Tanner Clapsaddle, Lauren Olson & Carter Minske

Winter Sports - As our students/athletes enter the last weeks of their season, we wish them the best of luck in the postseason with the hopes they can achieve their goals. I would strongly suggest that you bookmark http://www.pinetoprairieconference.org. This website will give you up-to-date changes. You may choose the events you want to receive notifications.

Lake Park Audubon 2021 Spelling Bee Recognition:

A. Congratulation to Rylee Rood

I. The winner and advancing to the Regional Spelling Bee, Rylee Rood w/a Perfect score:)

II. The winner of the Regional Spelling Bee and advancing to the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee.

1. Unfortunately, Rylee gave a great effort but was not able to advance to the National Spelling Bee. Rylee is only a 7th grader and has next year to reach her goal. Great job, Rylee!!

Spring Sports sign-ups - have started and will begin at the end of March or the first part of April.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel welcome to stop by the office or give us a call. Your input is much appreciated.


Go Raiders!

Art Meyer, Lake Park Audubon High School Principal

Lake Park Audubon High School December 2020

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From the Principal’s Corner…

It’s hard to believe the Christmas break is a week away. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. The High School Holiday Concert will be posted on our website soon. The Governor just gave guidance on winter sports; stay tuned to Mr. Habermann for more details to follow. For up to date LPA events, bookmark http://www.pinetoprairieconference.org. You may choose the events you want to receive notifications on. There is so much student talent to be shared with the community!

Mid Quarter 1 grades and honor roll has been posted. The end of the first semester is Friday, January 22nd. If your student struggles with a class, do keep in mind that we encourage and welcome you to contact your student’s teachers to keep updated on progress. You may contact them by telephone or send an email. The staff email addresses are the initial of their first name followed by the last name @ lpa.k12.mn.us

Study Time is available for all students in the Media Center Monday through Friday from 7:30-8:15 a.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to attend. A licensed teacher is supervising to assist students if they need help.

Parents may obtain Computer Blocking Access on school computers at home by emailing our Technology Coordinator at jmcdonald@lpa.mn.us. Send John your request with your student’s name, grade, relationship to the student, and email address.

If you do not have access to ParentVue, please contact Sherri Lefebvre at slefebvre@lpa.k12.mn.us for an activation letter. This will allow you to check your student’s grades and attendance at any time.

With the guidance weekly from MDH, Becker County Health, and our leadership team at Lakes County Cooperative, we will stay in our Hybrid Learning Model until further notice. With Governor Wahl’s guidance update, we will keep you posted if we make any changes to our current learning model.

Here are links for Learning Model expectations and our Hybrid Calendar for January.

Learning Model Guidebook for students/parents: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EwSwP1waasa1Mal6shdVf-iFoYTDWawt/edit

Hybrid Calendar https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XURPGabYTTqddvT3d86FQR8y5fYf9lSQ_A24y7SoXRE/edit

To improve accuracy in attendance documentation, parents are encouraged to email Attendance@lpa.k12.mn.us or call 218-325-0754 extension 0010. Leave the student’s name, grade, parent’s name, and reason for the student being absent. If you know ahead of time that your student will be absent, it is expected that you contact the email or number listed before the absence. Otherwise, email/call as soon as you are able. Jim will be checking this email for messages, or you can call Jim in the high school office. Parents/Guardians still need to report absences if your daughter/son is distance learning or in the hybrid model on your student distance learning day.

Monthly Happenings:

106.5 Weekly Award Winner -Gracie Johnson-11th Gr.

Leadership, Pride, Achievement-Sam Bestge-10th Gr. and Brendon Sander-10th Gr.

If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by the office or give us a call. I would like to meet you, and your input is appreciated. I hope that each of you has a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your time with family and friends! Looking forward to a Happy New Year!

Go Raiders!

Art Meyer, Lake Park Audubon High School Principal

Dates to Remember:

December 23rd- Distance Learning Wednesday

December 24th- January 1st- No School/Winter Break

January 4th- Classes Resume

January 6th- Distance Learning Wednesday

January 13th- Distance Learning Wednesday

January 18th- Staff Professional Development Day- No School

January 20th- Distance Learning Wednesday

January 22nd- End of 1st Semester

January 27th- Distance Learning Wednesday


From the Principal’s Corner