Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lester Prairie Field Day and Free Lunch/ Picnic

The Lester Prairie students in grades K-5 participated in field day activities.  The Lester Prairie Ambassadors and Dairy Princess Genna Jeurrisen helped students through events along with staff members and NHS members.  The Dairy Council provided free chocolate milk to students at the conclusion of the event which was set up and organized by LP Physical Education teacher, Mr. Neubarth.  Students participated in events such as relays, hurdles, water balloon toss, tug-of-war, and basketball toss.  Students also participated in a picnic lunch enjoying the weather and eating outside.  

Students in grade 6-12 participated in a free-lunch sponsored by the Youth Task Force.  The mission of the Youth Task Force is "Creating a web of support for the safety and well-being of our teens and pre-teens".  The Youth Task Force is comprised of members within the community who are church leaders, business owners, Police Officers, and other leaders throughout Lester Prairie and McLeod County.  Members of the Ambassadors, Melissa Williams (who organizes the Ambassadors and also is a member of the Youth Task Force) and the Dairy Princess were also supporting the effort.  

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dairy Princess Genna Jeurissen Visits Kindergarten Class

Dairy Princess Genna Jeurissen visited the Kindergarten class on Friday. She shared information with the students about milk and cows. Then the class made butter.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Lester Prairie Elementary Students Participate in Bike Rodeo

Officer Preston Voigt conducted a Bicycle Safety Talk at Lester Prairie Public School today.  The winner of the bicycle was Alayna Logan (Mrs. Kramer’s class).  The bicycle was donated by Angvall Hardware.  Congratulations Alayna!!  We hope we have enough participants next year to have a Bike Rodeo.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lester Prairie High School Physics and Physical Science classes go to Valleyfair

Caleb Sebora uses an angle finder to measure the height of the "Steel Venom" ride at ValleyFair amusement park during Physics Day.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Marketing Class goes on field trip

The Marketing class at LPHS went to downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, April 30 to study promotional activities used by retailers.   Each student had a worksheet to complete relating to their observations of marketing techniques they have been studying .  Points of interest included: Byerly’s, IDS court, Gavidae commons, Macys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target Center, and the skyway system. 

On the way, the class stopped at Byerly’s Ridgedale.  Amy Goetz, the foodE manager, showed us around.  She pointing out displays of interest, and how they tried to make their store a one stop shopping experience.

Once downtown, the class went to the skyway system, which attracts 9000 to 10000 people who pass through daily. 

Students were given a couple hours to complete the worksheet.  They were able to observe displays, promotions, and merchandising.  They also had to shop and price various merchandise items.  One of the tougher choices was deciding where to eat lunch.  The only diasppointment was the lack of food trucks on a cool day.

The day ended at Target Center where we were escorted to the offices and told about how to get a job in marketing.  Internships were discussed.  Working with a variety of tours, acts, and shows presented a very diverse groups of people and audiences.  Work ethic, attitude and common sense were stressed as important qualities employers look for in perspective employees. 

Picture ID:
Front: Bobbi Royal, Mrs. Royal, Melissa Will, Genna Jeurissen, Ellen Hentges, Mr. Weber
Back: Hayden Theis, Rebecca Roush, Nicole Trettin, Jordan Radtke, Aaron Millerbernd, Michael Ahlbrecht, Alex Smothers, Mitchell Roth

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mr. Landkamer presenter for Physics Dat at Target Field

Recently, Lester Prairie staff member Greg Landkamer had the opportunity to participate as a presenter for Physics Day at Target Field, which involved nearly 800 kids.  Mr. Landkamer has been doing the presenting since the program started and took place at the Metrodome.  It is a great opportunity for students from many schools to get a chance to learn about physics and the abundance of it in the sporting arena.  When asked about the day, Landkamer commented that there is a great opportunity for not only the kids on this day, but also the participants who are able to collaborate and share ideas related to physics and the other sciences. Organizer, Todd Krulewich, from the Minnesota Twins organization praises Landkamer's participation, stating, "Greg has been such an important piece to this puzzle over the years in his willingness to help out and teach the kids it’s really made my job a ton easier he has been incredibly helpful to not only myself but the Minnesota Twins."

Friday, May 2, 2014

National Honor Society Has Induciton Ceremony

The Lester Prairie National Honor Society held its annual banquet and induction ceremony last night (April 30, 2014) at Unhinged Pizza in Glencoe. Students, Parents, and NHS members gathered to celebrate the new members and the departing Seniors. Mrs. Jan Smith graced us with an excellent speech about the 4 pillars of NHS.
The current members are Nick Machemehl, Jesse Walter, Jack Fiecke, Emily Schnaser, Taylor Ziermann, Calbe Sebora, Jacob Roth, and Melissa Will. Welcome to the new inductees Rebecca Roush, Rachel Stender, Travis Bayerl, Taylor Kriz, Karlea Kyllo, Harley Hentges, and Katie McBee! Congratulations

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Class of 2014 - Class Trip

Written by senior, Taylor Ziermann~

Our Class Trip
     Our first day in New York, we met our tour guide, Bruce, and went on a walking tour of 5th Avenue.  We made our way to the Top of the Rockefeller Center; the view was amazing!  After a quick trip to Times Square, we had supper at Buca di Beppo.  Following our meal, we all headed back to the hotel.
     The next morning, we ate breakfast at the hotel and then headed into the city.  We all got on a ferry to take us to the Statue of Liberty.  It was a rainy and windy ride!  After visiting the Statue of Liberty, we went to Ellis Island.  Both places were very interesting to see.  For lunch, we went back to a deli in Lower Manhattan.  The food was awesome!  Following lunch, we visited the September 11th Memorial and took a little tour of St. Paul's Chapel.  After that, we went to Ground Zero to see the memorial and plans for future buildings and the new museum.  Our class headed back to Times Square for a little more shopping and we ate our evening meal at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.  
     Day 3 in New York, we took a bus tour and Bruce pointed out points of interest such as where certain movie stars reside.  After that, we went to Chinatown to do some shopping.  That was fun!  Following Chinatown, we spent some time at the Grand Central Terminal and ate lunch there.  We even tried riding the subway~  In the afternoon, we went to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.  Our dinner was at the Hard Rock Cafe that evening,  we did a little last minute shopping in TImes Square, and walked to our Broadway Show "After Midnight."  It was great! :)
     Our last day in New York was a very full day!  We started off by visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Next, we walked through Central Park and ate at the famous boathouse located within the park.  We continued our walking tour to the American Museum of Natural History.  After all the planned tours, we went to Macy's Herald Square for some final shopping.  We headed back for our 21 hour trek  to Lester Prairie that evening.  It sure was a busy week, but we enjoyed our class trip to New York!