High School Presentation Night – Thursday, Dec. 13th, 2018 @ 5:30pm at MNCS High School

“Calling all actors or people interested in short films. Lauren Bryant in Nichole’s advisory is doing a short film called MN-CSI. If you are interested in participating as an actor or as a part of the crew come to the auditions 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday the 11th, Wednesday the 12th or Thursday the 13th. All grades welcome. No experience needed. If you have any questions ask Lauren in Nichole’s advisory.”
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:
Winter Experience Week – December 17-21: Once students are placed, all payments are due to Joan by Wednesday, December 12th. If you have any questions please contact your student’s advisor, or Joan at

***PSEO – Post-Secondary Enrollment Options 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 –, 507-248-3353 x236

MNCS Board of Directors Meeting – Monday Dec. 17th, 2018 @ 5:30pm

Bloodmobile on Thursday, Dec. 20th, 2018 will be held at the Henderson Roadhaus Event Center.  (not at MNCS, venue change so that MNCS can host the Second Harvest Food Drive on 12/20)

Henderson Area Food Share at MNCS on Thursday Dec. 20th, 2018 – 4:30 – 5:30.

Early Release on Friday Dec. 21, 2018 – High School 1:05pm, Elementary School 1:15pm.  See early release bus schedules below:

No School Dec. 24, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019 – Winter Break.  School resumes on Wed. Jan 3rd 2019.

Experience Days

December 14, 2018 
Mount Kato Ski Trip:

 If using transportation other than MNCS bus please get permission to Anthony.

Grades: 5th and 6th – Lift and rental $18, add $2 for helmet.

Grades: 7th and 8th – Lift and rental $26, add $2 for  helmet.

Grades: 9th thru 12th – Lift and Rental $30, add $4 for helmet.

Grades: 5th thru 8th –  Lift only $18

Grades: 9th thru Adult – Lift only $20 

Double Play: Join Nichole and Jenn for a Friday of Double Play fun! This is a free event.  Bring your Magic cards, your D&D, your board games or try some of the board games at Double Play.  Bring a lunch or $5 to buy a lunch.  40 student limit.  Be there or be square. Sign up in the Experience Friday Book on Joan’s Desk.

Future Experiences:

Junior High Knowledge Bowl (JHKB) – Students grades 7-9 – Meets are as follows:

Dec. 17th – @ Fitzgerald Middle School (Regions) – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:35am, Bus leaves St. Peter Food Coop at 8:00am

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

Dec. 14th – @ Hosana in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:50am, Bus leaves St. Peter Food Coop at 8:10am.

Jan. 11th – @ Hosana in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:50am, Bus leaves St. Peter Food Coop at 8:10am.

Jan. 25th – @ Hosana in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:50am, Bus leaves St. Peter Food Coop at 8:10am.

Feb 1st – @ Fitzgerald in Mankato – Bus leaves MNCS at 7:50am, Bus leaves St. Peter Food Coop at 8:10am.

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.

Air Force representative will be here to meet with interested students on January 24th at 1PM. For further information contact Jake Zeiher.

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 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

Drivers Ed – click on link and return 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 also purchase the yearbook online through Square Inc. – see the square icon below.  If you buy online – pick up your book at the front desk.

Please clip and save Box Tops for Education for MNCS!  The advisory which collects the most Box Tops for Education between now and December 7th will receive a pizza party. Proceeds from Box Tops for Education benefit all students at MNCS. CONTEST SPONSORED BY NUTS&BOLTS

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 inquires 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 Bus Schedule 18-19

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