EARLY RELEASE 11/22/17 at MNCS  – High School 1:05 pm, Elementary: 1:15pm.  See Early Release Bus Schedules below:
No School 11-23, 11-24 – Happy Thanksgiving!
JHKB Meet Dates (Junior High Knowledge Bowl) :
All meet dates listed below are held at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato MN.  Students should bring money for lunch.  Bus leaves MNCS at 8:00am, and then picks up at St. Peter Food Coop 8:10am.
Hey, this is Kent Swanson, please follow my blog when I go on my trip to Italy for nine days from October 31st – November 8th. I hope you guys enjoy

TSgt. John Dahlin with the U.S. Airforce  will be at MNCS High School to meet with any interested students from 10:00am-10:30am on the following dates: 11/28/17, 1/17/18, 3/28/18


Tuesday, Dec. 5th is Picture Retake day  – see flyer below!


Attention 10th Graders: This year’s ASVAB test will be held on December 6th at 9am. This is a great practice test for the ACT, and also offers great career exploration opportunities. Please see Nick to sign up or if you have any questions.


Attention Educators

Are you working in the field of education and curious to learn more about MNCS? On Thursday 12/7/2017, you are welcome to visit MNCS  High School from 10:00 – 11:00 AM to tour the building and learn about how a project-based, teacher-led school works. This event is free of charge, and you can be in touch with Paul Jaeger at: if interested.


MNCS Winter Extravaganza  – Looking for MNCS families that sell crafts, unique product or direct sales that would like to rent a table for MNCS 5th Annual Winter Extravaganza on Saturday, December 9, 2017. We are also looking for volunteers to help make this event successful,  Signup here If you have any questions contact  Joan Skelly


Experience Days

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!
Want to pay for School Lunches, Field Trips and Events online?  Now you can!!  go to:   You will need to set up an account.  You will need your student’s ID# when setting up your account, this was sent to you via the U.S. mail on a laminated red card.  If you can’t find your student’s ID# ask Joan Skelly or Nancy Pfarr and we will look it up.  See this link for help: minnesota-new-country-pfi-parent-flyer-2 .

The Kitchen Cupboard Cafe Menu 16-17

Tickets are for purchase at Nancy’s desk, by check, cash, or on  Students 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.

November 2017:
21st:  ham and cheese hot pocket and corn
22nd:  corn dog and Mac ‘n cheese

27th:  hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes, corn and buttered bread

28th:  scalloped potatoes, peas and breadstick
29th:  egg, ham and cheese breakfast burrito, cheesy hashbrown triangles
30th:  chili and baked potato
December 2017:

1st:  ham and turkey sub, chips & dip, yogurt parfait

4th:  meatloaf sandwich, cooked carrots and cheesy mashed potatoes
5th:  chicken dumpling soup, chicken strips and cheesy biscuit
6th:  hot dog, baked beans and carrot sticks
7th:  BBQ riblet sandwich, cheesy hashbrowns and corn
8th:  pizza hotdish and garlic toast
11th:  boneless chop, buttered noodles and breadstick
12th:  cheeseburger and waffle fries
13th:  grilled cheese, tomato soup and corn fritters
14th:  pepperoni pizza hot pockets, carrot and celery sticks w/ranch dip
15th:  chocolate chip waffles/or pancakes and stuffed hashbrowns
18th:  taco in a bag, mexi rice and churro
19th:  Italian sub and sweet potato waffle fries
20th:  baked chicken, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes
21st:  Sloppy joe, chips and dip and a yogurt parfait

Other Information

17-18 Writing Prompts – click HERE

If you went to Park Square Theater to see “Of Mice and Men” please take this survey “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.”

If you went to Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie please take this quick survey: “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.”
FREE Grab N Go Breakfast Program for ALL students from 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. If you would like to donate cash or product to help with this program please contact Joan Skelly:
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. Minnesota New Country High School. Distribution will take place every “THIRD” Thursday of the month, from 4:30 – 6:00 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.

High School hours are 8:15am – 3:05pm

MNCS Palmer and Trailblazer Bus Schedules are up to date on the Transportation page, click this link to go there. (Opens a new tab)

MNCS Calendars/Handbook:

MNCS High School Calendar 17-18

MNCS Parent Student Handbook 2017-2018 (1)


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 attachment for details : honeywell-instant-alert .  If you have any questions please contact Anthony Sonnek:

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