Announcements

General Announcements

Lost – a black Relic wallet, lost on 4-17-19 during the school day.   Has license, other cards, and some cash in it.  Please turn into Nancy at the High School Front desk if found.  Thank you!!

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Henderson Area Food Share is at MNCS this Thursday, April 18th, 2019 4:30-5:30pm.

No School on Friday, April 19th, 2019 – Bloodmobile at MNCS on this Day.

Monday, April 22nd is a full school day (this day added in as a make up day)

MNCS Gear Order! Show your school spirit by wearing our awesome MNCS Clothing!!  These items make great gifts as well.  Ordering will be open until April 19th, 2019.  Click the link below to order now:

https://evolution-shirts-4.printavo.com/merch/mncs-gear –

 
MNCS Palmer Bus Schedule Update:
Due to road closures, from now until further notice – 
Ron and Nancy’s Bus – Routes will be going back to the original schedule.  Pick up times will be the same, drop off times will be 15 minutes late.

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

 
Hey Everybody, my name is Sydney and for a part of my Sophomore project I made a podcast. It’s a trivia podcast about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Supreme Court. It’s just under 10 minutes, and I would love if you would listen to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sgQUtI04mc&t=52s

Hello, My name is Laura, for my senior project, I have trained a therapy pig, but for a community piece, I am having a group of students make homemade dog and cat toys. I am looking for tennis balls, water bottles, socks with no holes, fabric, old tupperware containers, feathers, old shirts, string, sticks, cardboard toilet/paper towel rolls, and plastic easter eggs – please give any items to Laura in Paul’s advisor.  Anything will help, thank you!  

Donations for Service Project Needed: Hi! My name is Matti and for my Junior Project, I’m going to be sewing pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles and dog bones for the Mending Spirits Animal Rescue in Mankato. You’ll be able to find me in Nichole’s advisory! Thank you! 🙂 I’m going to need donations of the following:

  • *Fabric in either 1 yard, ⅓ yard, or ¼ yard length in cotton, cotton flannel, or muslin fabric
  • *Empty tic-tac containers

Student Announcements

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – A representative from Home Depot will be here at 9:30 a.m. to talk about job opportunities within their company. 

Math Help – The school year is flying by fast! If you need assistance meeting your math goals for the year, the Math Team will be hosting extra help sessions in the Conference Room on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm.

If you went to “As You Like It” at the Guthrie, please take this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WD9LW9P

If you went to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, please turn in your reflection and take this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WYYG782

Anthology Project  – Arianna is making an anthology (a collection of written works) 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.

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
 
 

Experience Days

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Friends and Family CPR – in afternoon -AHA Friends and Family CPR – shorter course, no card offered. Sign up by 4/18/19. Sign up is in the Experience Days Book on Joan’s Desk.

 

April 26 & ? – Physical Science & IFly Indoor Skydiving – This is a 2 day experience, you must sign up for the Physical Science Friday in order to got to IFly Indoor  Skydiving. Cost is $25, online payment is available for this event. Online WAIVER must be signed by a parent or guardian before going

Flight Waiver

April 26, 2019 -Dungeons and Dragons – Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery – Want to learn about early American exploration of the continent? How about creating an alter ego to go on mythical quest? There is no cost for this experience. Sign up is in the Experience Days Book on Joan’s Desk.
 
April 26, 2019 – Pioneer Power – Vendors from all over the country will set up displays and booths at the Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Association grounds, A few miles outside of Le Sueur. Bring a bag lunch or money or money to purchase one, there is no cost for this experience. Sign up is in the Experience Days Book on Joan’s Desk.
 
April 26, 2019 – DIY Dog and Cat Toys – This is a student Project (Laura B) We will be making dog and cat toys. Please bring the following items: tennis balls, water bottles, socks with no holes, fabric, old tupperware containers, feathers, old shirts, string, sticks, cardboard toilet/paper towel rolls, and plastic easter eggs. There is no cost for this experience. Sign up is in the Experience Days Book on Joan’s Desk.
 
April 26, 2019 – Bird banding at Lowry Nature Center – There is no cost for this experience. Sign up is in the Experience Days Book on Joan’s Desk. For More information see Nichole or Nick. 

 

 

 

 
April 26, 2019 – Geocache – We will go to 7 Mile Creek with Anthony in St. Peter and look for Geocaches all day. Lunch is provided, the cost is $3. Bring extra clothes and water. 15 spots available.   Sign up with Joan to secure your spot.

 

Upcoming Experiences 

 
Friday, May 10, 2019 – Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden -We will have a guided tour of the permanent collection from 10:30-11:30 and them we will have some time for a self guided tour! Bring a bag lunch or money to purchase one. There is no cost for this experience. Sign up is in the Experience Days Book on Joan’s Desk. 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.
 
Friday, May 10, 2019 – Studios of Minneapolis -Bring a bag lunch or money to purchase one, please see Paul for more information on this experience. There is no cost for this experience. Sign up is in the Experience Days Book on Joan’s Desk.
 
Friday, May 10, 2019 – Mathapalooza – Enjoy math? Or just need to catch up! join us for math fun in the Media Center. There is no cost for this experience. Sign up is in the Experience Days Book on Joan’s Desk.
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – South Central College Tour -Laura Brattelid will be taking a group of 11 other students to South Central College in Mankato. The students will be taking a tour of the college to get a better idea of college life. Accepting grades 10-12
 
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
 
 

 

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:

Important Dates

Henderson Area Food Share is at MNCS on Thursday, April 18th, 2019

No School on Friday, April 19th, 2019 – Bloodmobile at MNCS on this Day.

Monday, April 22nd is a full school day (this day added in as a make up day)

Senior Presentations are on April 23, 24 and 25, 2019

No School April 29-May 3, 2019 – Staff Development

Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony is on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 @ 1:00pm (Seniors please be at the High School at 11:00 a.m. for pictures)

Thursday, May 30th is a full school day.

Friday, May 31st is a full school day.

Monday, June 3rd is an Early Release Day – “Dean Day” (this day added in as make up day)

Tuesday, June 4th is our Valleyfair Trip Day – and last day of school. (this day added in as make up day)

Other Information

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

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.

Wolf Ridge – April 15 – April 17 – If you would like to attend please see David for more information. Online payment is available for this experience, Wolf Ridge Waiver: WolfRidgeWaiverStudentStaffChaperone

 
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.
 
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

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 (1)

 

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