General Announcements

School Picture Day is Tuesday 10/29/19.  Lifetouch Order forms will be handed out to students on Monday 10/21/19.  Picture Retake day is 12-3-19.

Here is a link to the order form:  Lifetouch – Picture Day 10-29-19


Students – remember to order your lunch at Nancy’s desk by 8:30am!

Reminder to Parents – When dropping students off at bus stops, please remember to stay with, and supervise your children until the bus arrives.

The 18-19 High School Yearbook is done, and it is amazing, and it is for sale now!!!  Only $15.00 – You can purchase online through square (click on the icon below), or with check/cash – Pick up yours now at Nancy’s desk 🙂 

Important Dates

10/14 through 10/18 – No School, Fall Conferences

10/17 – Henderson Area Food Share (see details below)

10/21/19 – Board of Directors Meeting, 5:30 at MNCS High School

10/29/19 – School Picture Day!  – Retakes are on 12/3/19

10/30/19 – Scheduled Early Release – High School releases at 1:05pm, Elementary releases at 1:15pm.  See Early Release Bus Schedules Below:

Early Release Palmer Bus Schedule 19-20

Early Release Trailblazer Schedule 2019-20 – MNCS Times


Student Announcements

Grow Your Own Teacher – Are you looking for a possible future in child development? MNCS Connections Team would like to help. Interested  students would go up to MNCS Elementary on a regular bases to be Teacher’s Aid. To sign up or for more information talk to Joan Skelly.  
PSEO – if you have any PSEO Questions please contact:  Nichole Kotasek (the MNCS PSEO coordinator, 507-248-3353 x236
Drivers Education Class – These classes are run through Le Sueur Community Ed. Run time 2 weeks (10 days) for 3 hour classes, OCTOBER 21 – NOVEMBER 1, 2019. Click on the link for more information and registration forms Dr Ed Class OCT 2019
Roadside Clean-up – Students, are you looking for community service credit? Henderson Lions Club is looking for helpers for roadside clean-up evening, after school or on the weekends. Contact Lou Longhenry at 612-270-7490 if you are willing to help.

Experience Days

October 11, 2019:
Octoball Artwork & Maintenance – Join Cory and Reta to create a design for the outside of the Octoball Court and do some maintenance. 
Junior High Knowledge Bowl Meet – at Hosanna – bus leaves at 7:45am.
Senior Team + Project Proposals
October 25, 2019:
Senior Team Writing Workshop
Junior High Knowledge Bowl Schedule:
10/25/19 – at Hosana in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:45am, pick up at Co-op at 7:55am
11/8/19 – at Hosana in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:45am, pick up at Co-op at 7:55am
11/22/19 – at Hosana in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:45am, pick up at Co-op at 7:55am
12/6/19 – at Hosana in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:45am, pick up at Co-op at 7:55am
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!


The Kitchen Cupboard Cafe 19-20 (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 Patty’s Cafe Menu below:

Fundraiser Event

MNCS Nuts & Bolts is having a fundraiser at Papa Murphy’s on Madison Ave. in Mankato on Wednesday, November 20th from 11:00am – 8:00pm.  Get some take & bake and support our school!!


Other Information

Minnesota New Country School in Henderson has been awarded $4000 to provide students with eight arts and cultural related field trips during the grant period that runs from September 2019- June 2020. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Some of the trips that are planned include: Park Square Theater in St Paul, The Minnesota Orchestra, The Guthrie Theater to see “Twelfth Night”, The Children’s Theater to see “Cinderella”, Stages Theater to see “Elf” ,The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and a South Central Minnesota Gallery Tour. 
Thanks Jake for applying for this grant!
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: 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.
Honeywell Instant Alert System This is Our Instant Alert System that we use to notify you via phone, text e-mail etc… of school closings due to weather.   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:


MNCS High School Calendar 2019-2020

MNCS Elementary Calendar 2019-2020

2019-2020 MNCS Handbook- Calendar


2019-2020 BUS SCHEDULES:

Trailblazer-Bus Schedule 19-20

Palmer Bus Schedule 19-20

MNCS High School School General Supply List:  MNCS School Supplies – High School


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