Thursday, March 28, 2013

Students were treated to another free lunch on March 13

Mr. Schmidt accepting a donation from Pastor Bethany for the Youth Task Force promoting free lunch! 

2013 School Carnival by LP Parents for Education

The School Carnival took place on Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:30pm in the LP School Gym.  Kids and parents were able to enjoy a great meal in the cafeteria and play games such as prize walk, tattoos, duck pond, basketball shoot, face painting, bounce house, and much more.  The profits from the carnival will go toward the school library.  Thank you to all the wonderful adults and students who volunteered their time running the games, and setting up or cleaning up.  Here are some photos from the event.

Students playing a carnival game!

Trying to win a prize with the putting game! 
Jump around!

Mrs. Smith helping to monitor the jump house!
Students getting their face painted!

Students getting their face painted!

Time to claim the prizes!
Craig Jackson runs the prize walk station.

School board member Karla Heigl handing out prizes to students.

More prizewalk photos!

Mrs. Scoblic cheering on students at the "Roll 3" game

Spin the wheel game

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

PBIS Team Meeting in Mankato

Today in Mankato PBIS staff members were completing the final day of training for implementation of PBIS.  We were able to share our philosophies and brag a little bit about our implementation.  We also were able to take some time to discuss Functional Behavior Assessments which are used to identify and deal with repeated problem behaviors. These plans are for students with a history of severe problem behaviors and resistance to intervention.  The FBA's allow for a system of support that allows for a team of well trained and have direct experience, behavioral expertise in dealing with the student.  What the FBA allows is a method to increase positive behaviors and removal of problem behaviors.  Here are some photos of the entire cohort sharing their bulletin boards and collaborating.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Staff Training

During our two hour late start on March 12th, staff members were participants in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).  Staff members also spent time on more safety and awareness training sponsored by the LP fire department.  We were trained in proper use and care of fire extinguishers. The OBPP team meets every other Thursday morning and discusses the proper steps of implementation to seamlessly bring this program into our school.  We are working toward creating rubrics, rules, policies, and other parts of the program.  Each member of the team will be leading a group of other staff members in our discussion groups as we get to the spring of the school year.  Below are some pictures from the training.
"We will not bully!!!"

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Teacher Recognition Programs

Principal Weekly Update March 9, 2013
Please feel free to nominate our staff members for various awards as they work to create the best learning environments for your children. Staff recognition is great and will allow us to continue to build a culture of success within our school building. We all know how hard our staff members work to make sure students are learning and develop a love of learning, please take a few minutes to nominate a teacher you feel deserves this special recognition. Also if you are aware of any of these recognition programs feel free to share them with me so I can publicize them for our school and staff.
Here are a couple different teacher recognition programs I am aware of (both are due on March 15):
Fox9 Teacher Award 2013-

The Seagate teacher mentor award nominee application deadline is March 15th.

The award would go to a teacher who is currently working with students in science fair.

The application is online.

Thank you!


Lise’ Weegman, M.S.
Director: AJAS / North Central Regional JSHS
MN State Science & Engineering Fair
MN Academy of Science

Cell: 701-351-5865
Home office: 605-479-4444

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Minnesota State Wrestling Championship Medal Ceremony

Mitchell State Wrestling Championship Period 1

Mitchell State Championship Video #2 Period 2

Mitchell State Tournament Videos

Mitchell State Championship Match


Mitchell State Championship 3rd to last video

Mitchell State Championship

Mitchell State Championship Video of Sudden Death Win

Mitchell Hartwig State Semifinal 4 of 4

Mitchell Hartwig State Semifinal Video 3

Mitchell Hartwig State Semifinal Video 2

Mitchell Hartwig State Semifinal Match Period 1

Friday, March 1, 2013

Congratulations Mrs. Buckentin-Winner of WEM Foundation Outstanding Educator Nomination

Mrs. Buckentin a high school social studies teacher in our school has received a nomination for the WEM Outstanding Educator Award.  This nomination shows her strengths and respect from students, parents, and other staff members.  Congratulations and good luck on your quest toward this award.
Here is some more information on the award program.

Nice Job Mrs. Buckentin!!!!!

 WEM Outstanding Educator Awards Program

The WEM Outstanding Educator Awards Program was created in 1998 by the WEM Foundation in support of teachers and their important role in helping all students achieve academically and seeks to bring recognition to the often "unsung heroes" who meet the challenges of teaching in a variety of settings. Synergy & Leadership Exchange (Synergy), formerly the Center for Academic Excellence, in partnership with the service cooperative members of The Minnesota Service Cooperatives (MSC), administers the award program on behalf of the WEM Foundation. Educators and administrators from Minnesota public or non-public schools and educational institutions are eligible.

Each year a call for nominations is issued. Parents, students, administrators or colleagues are invited to nominate educators who they believe make a difference in the lives of students. We encourage you to participate in the nomination process for the 2013 program by completing a nomination form now for Teacher Achievement, Academic Challenge Coach or Ethics in Education. You may also download a nomination form, available as a PDF or Word doc and mail or fax it to us.

To nominate someone for the Excllence in Education award, please complete this nomination form. This award follows a different process than the other three awards and is a "lifetime achievement award." It is not presented every year. 

The WEM Outstanding Educator Award program honors educators in four areas:
                The Teacher Achievement Awards
                The Academic Challenge Coach Awards
                The Ethics in Education Awards
                Excellence in Education Award
Nominated educators are required to complete an application packet to become eligible for the Teacher Achievement, Ethics in Education and/or Academic Challenge Coach awards. Following review by a preliminary evaluation panel, the applications are evaluated by a Blue Ribbon independent panel of judges representing business and academia. Panelists adhere to specific judging criteria while selecting state honorees. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the program, the 2013 honorees will receive a crystal apple and an unrestricted $15,000 gift at the awards brunch in the fall. Regional honorees receive an unrestricted $1,000 gift, trophy and the opportunity to compete in the state competition the following year.

Virtual Field Trip-More Photos

6th graders in Mrs. Buckentin's classroom were able to participate in a virtual field trip put on by the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.  Check out the blog below for some pictures and also video.  Here are some more pictures of this wonderful event and opportunity.

I Love to Read Month

February is I love to read month, I had the opportunity to go into the elementary classrooms in preschool through 5th grade and read to students a couple of my favorite books.  I also took some time to share with them the treasure and joy of reading and being an avid reader.  Students also shared with me their favorite books and accomplishments during the I Love to Read Month contest.  Students met their goal with the program set up by Mr. Walstrom in the media center.  They will be receiving a popcorn and movie as a reward in their classrooms.  Congratulations Students!!!!