Announcements

Announcements

Honeywell Instant Alert System – Our Instant Alert System that we use to notify you via phone, text e-mail etc… of school closings due to weather is updated and ready to go.   If you have not set up a profile – see this link for details : Honeywell Instant Alert – Instructions for Parents  If you have any questions please contact Anthony Sonnek:  asonnek@newcountryschool.com

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Henderson Area Foodshare – Tonight (Feb 21) 4:30-5:30 p.m. – See below for more information.

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Time Change: Seniors – We have a required Senior Project check in on Friday, February 22nd. We will meet briefly at 1 pm on Thursday the 21st in the Silo to set a check-in schedule and let you know what to expect. See Nick with questions.


Students who signed up to take the ACT at MNCS on Feb 20 – We will be doing our pre-test session on Tuesday at 1pm in the science room. This is mandatory -See Nick with questions.

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Arianna is making an anthropology book. If you’re interested in creative writing and want your work to be shared with others, contact Arianna in Paul’s advisory for a paper containing more information.

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Comprehensive Sex Education Seminar: MNCS will begin the Comprehensive Sex Education seminar this Thursday, February 21. A Permission to Participate Form is required for any student to attend the seminar. Please read this letter (Comprehensive Sex Education Information Letter and Permission to Participate – Return asap) and sign the form if you would like for your student to participate and return to Nichole. Grades 7 and 8 get priority, 9th graders may be eligible if there is room . 

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Mouse Trap Car Competition – The mousetrap car race is still on, but it has undergone a reschedule (because of all the snow days).  Good luck to the participants, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask – See Mattias if you need anything.

  • Mousetrap Car Competition Schedule Updates:
    • On the 19th of February, a meeting/class will be held at 9AM in the art room. We will discuss materials’ effect on performance, how potential energy is stored, and formulas for calculating stored energy in a spring. Rules will be clarified and questions will be answered.
    • On Wednesdays (the 20th and 27th) of February, afternoon workshops will be held, allowing for a chance to get some hands-on experience before you delve into your own car.
    • Race Day will be held on the 13th of March.

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Murder Mystery & More  – TWO performances, YES TWO!!!

Friday, March 1st at 5:30 or Saturday, March 2nd at 4:00.

Purchase Tickets: From students who are going on the trip or online through Square Credit Card Reader.

If you have any questions about the Murder Mystery & More Contact: Paul Jaeger via email at pjaeger@newcountryschool.com or Joan Skelly at jskelly@newcountryschool.com

London Trip – Students (Parents), you now have the option to pay online for your London Trip with Paul and Jenn (this is for those students already approved to go on the this trip, the end total may change depending on fundraising events). Click on the “Square” below, scroll down to “High School – Other Activities” then “High School London trip”.

If you have friends and family that would like to donate to the trip, they may also do this through “Square”. They would just need to scroll down further on this link to “High School – London Trip Donations” and click on the amount they would like to donate.

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Prom will be held on April 13th  2019 at Edgewood barn in Henderson. Sign up is at Joanś desk, pay as you sign up $15 a person, tickets will be handed out the Monday before prom. Doors to the prom will be open at 6pm. Food from Chef Craig in Arlington will be served 6:30 pm to 8pm. Dress appropriate and formal. To bring a date from another school, you will need to fill out the permission slip, Joan will hand you once you pay, Everyone will have to fill this out anyways. The student must be in high school to join our prom. If you have anymore questions, our Prom team has the answers; Joan, Chrissy, Greg P., Morgan J, Laura B and Sydney J.

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PSEO – Post-Secondary Enrollment Options – Applications for Fall 2019 are due by May 30, 2019. Are you interested in attending college classes while in high school? If you want to find out more follow the link for the MNCS College and Career page (College/Career), schedule to meet with Nichole Kotasek (the MNCS PSEO coordinator -nkotasek@newcountryschool.com), 507-248-3353 x236
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 Volunteers Needed-for High Island Lake Conservation Club Annual Fish Fry on 2/23/19.  Help is needed with waiting tables, hours are 9:30am – 2:00pm and 2:00pm – 7:00pm.  Every worker is offered a free dinner and refreshments all day!  Call Barb Schutte at 320-864-4702 if you’d like to help.

Experience Days

Tuesday, February 19 – Air Force representative will be here to meet with interested students at 1PM. For further information contact Jake Zeiher.

Friday, February 22, 2019:

Friday, February 22 – Senior Check In – All seniors need to be on site to check in with the Senior Team.

Friday, February 22 – NASP online archery tournament – For more information and to sign up, see Reta. Cost is $2. 

Friday, February 22 –Vietnam Role Playing (D&D) – This event will take place in the Silo. There is no cost for this event, sign up in the Experience Days Book on Joan’s desk.

Friday, February 22 –MSU Theater Workshop – David and Jake will be taking students to MSU. Cost is $5, sign up with Joan to secure your spot. Bring a lunch or money to purchase one. 

Senior High Knowledge Bowl – Feb. 22nd – @ Hosana in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:50am, Bus leaves St. Peter Food Coop at 8:10am.

Friday, February 22 – Mount Kato:

Grades 7th-8th = $26 Includes Lift Ticket, Rental and Lessons. Grade 7th-8th Lift Only = $18, Grade 7th-8th Helmet Rental $2.

Grades 9th-12th = $30 Includes Lift Ticket, Rental and Lessons. Grades 9 to Adult Lift Only = $20, Helmet Rental $4.

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Future Experiences:

Friday, March 1, 2019 – Knitting: Learn to knit some basic stitches or expand on what you already know! We will travel to a fabulous yarn shop in Mankato for a lesson and then to a local coffee shop to practice our new skill. Crafts and hobbies are fun and good for the mind – join us! Yarn and needles for use at the shop are included in the $10.00. Bring an extra $5.00 if you want to purchase your own set of knitting needles to keep. Only space for 6 students. Pay to sign up at Joan’s desk. See Nichole if you have any questions.

Friday, March 1, 2019 – Mount Kato:

Grades 7th-8th = $13 Includes Lift Ticket, Rental and Lessons. Grade 7th-8th Lift Only = $10, Grade 7th-8th Helmet Rental $2.

Grades 9th-12th = $15 Includes Lift Ticket, Rental and Lessons. Grades 9 to Adult Lift Only = $10, Helmet Rental $4.

Monday, March 18 , 2019 at 11:00 am- University of Minnesota-Rochester will be here for a college information session for any interested students. Click here to find out more about this university. See Nichole if you have any questions.

Experience Day Ideas??
Do you have any ideas for upcoming experience Fridays or experience weeks? Please submit any ideas for activities and field trips here, we need student and parent input! https://goo.gl/forms/Ngb1MUrmhNMiVCIA3

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Senior High Knowledge Bowl (SHKB) – Students grades 9-12 – Meets are as follows:

Feb. 22nd – @ Hosana in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:50am, Bus leaves St. Peter Food Coop at 8:10am.

March 5th – Sub Regionals – @ MNSU Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:50am, Bus leaves St. Peter Food Coop at 8:10am.

March 12th – Regionals – @ Hosana in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:50am, Bus leaves St. Peter Food Coop at 8:10am.

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Speech Team  – (For your convenience online payment is available). Schedule: 2019:2020 Speech Meets

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Early Release on Wed. 2/27/19– High School 1:05pm, Elementary School 1:15pm.  See early release bus schedules below:



The Kitchen Cupboard Cafe 18-19 (School Lunch)

Our School Lunch is catered in each day from Patty’s Kitchen Cupboard Cafe in Le Sueur.  Lunch Tickets are for purchase at Nancy’s desk, by check & cash, and online – click on the Square icon above. Students will be given physical tickets, and will manage their own lunch tickets once purchased.  Lunches are $3.50 each, make checks out to MNCS.  Students need to put their lunch ticket with their name on it into the “Lunch Tickets” box by 8:30am at Nancy’s desk each morning to order lunch.  See the KCC’s Menu below:

Other Information

ACT Test – February 20th

Students will have the option to take the ACT during a school day at MNCS on Wednesday, February 20th. The test is available to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. The cost of the test is $45, and is due by the day of the test. If seating is limited, priority will be given to 11th and 12th graders. PLEASE SIGN UP WITH NICK BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9th if you would like to test. Contact Nick with questions, nryan@newcoutnryschool.com.

Drivers Ed March 2019 Class @ LSH – click on link and return completed form to the Le Sueur Community Ed- Dr. Ed .Class March 2019
2017-2018 Yearbooks are still for sale!!  $20.00 each, see Nancy to purchase.  You can purchase the yearbook online through Square Inc.   If you buy online – pick up your book at the front desk.
FREE Grab N Go Breakfast Program for ALL students from 7:45 – 8:10 a.m. If you would like to donate cash or product to help with this program please contact Joan Skelly:   jskelly@newcountryschool.com. Breakfast Donations – Here is a list of donation items for both MNCS Elementary and High School Breakfast Club Donations
Henderson Area Food Share – Is a group of community members is sponsoring a produce distribution for area community members and even outside of the community. Located at Minnesota New Country High School. Distribution will take place every “THIRD” Thursday of the month, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
The income guidelines to qualify are as followed, but we do not intend further inquiries for financial statue, and will go based upon the honor system.
Family size Annual income:
One $0-$24,120
Two $24,121-$32,480
Three $32,481-$40,840
Four $40,841-$49,200
Five $49,201-$57,560
Six $57,561 -$65,920
Seven $65,921-$74,280
If you are interested in a volunteering, or giving a monetary donation contact Deb Meyer 507-248-3594.

MNCS Calendars/Handbook – see links below:

MNCS High School Calendar 18-19

MNCS Elementary Calendar 18-19

2018-2019 MNCS Student Parent Handbook – Calendar

2018-2019 BUS SCHEDULES – see links below:

Palmer Bus Schedule 18-19

Trailblazer-MNCS Schedule 2018-19 – MNCS Times

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