Digestion Seminar– If you like human anatomy or even just crazy (or gross) facts about the human body, sign up for Hannah’s seminar: The Ins and Outs of Digestion. We will meet for 2 weeks, starting Wednesday, Sept. 27th through Wednesday, Oct. 11th. Sign up in Anthony’s Advisory. (For life science credit!)
Citizen Science: birding – What is citizen science? Come join this seminar for a 3 week excursion with Anthoney (student teacher). We will be going outside looking at birds. Soon you will be whistling like a bird afterwards.
MNCS Gear Order Online Store – will be open until October 13, 2017. Orders will be placed and paid for online. If you don’t see what you want feel free to stop in Evolutions in Henderson.

ISO (in search of) items for student projects. Please email Joan Skelly if you have any of the following items:
1973-1987 square body Chevy truck parts
Scrabble letters

Archery – If you are interested in archery, see Reta for details. We will be going at least once a week from 2-3 pm.

Seniors and Juniors will attend the National College fair in Minneapolis on Thursday 9-28.  Please pre-register here:

Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is offering youth scholarships up to $300 for art, music,dance classes/lessons!  See for applications!

Junior Bowling at the 300 Club in Le Sueur – Register at the 300 Club click here for more information  Jr Bowling 300 Club


Experience Days

Friday September 22nd & Friday September 29nd  – Are not an Experience Friday, they are regular school days.
BWCA Trip – Sept. 25-29, 2017 – (Boundary Water Canoe Area) – This trip is full.  Contact Anthony Sonnek if you have any questions:
Friday, October 6, 2017 – Half Price Books Clearance Event – Jennifer will be taking students to the MN State Fair Grounds for one of the Twin Cities’ Largest Used Book Sales. Everything $2 or Less. Hardback Fiction & Non-Fiction. Children’s Books. Thousands of DVDs, CDs, Videos, Cassettes, Software and More! There is no cost for this event BUT you might want to bring money to purchase books. Bring a bag lunch and some munchies, we will be going to a park to read, munch and lunch. Sign up in the “Experience Friday” book on Joan’s desk.
Friday, October 6, 2017 – Hiking, Nature Art & Photography – Nick will be taking students on an adventure. Bring your cell phones to take pictures, if you don’t have one see Nick to use a camera. There is no cost for this event, plan on doing a lot of walking so dress accordingly and bring a bag lunch. Sign up in the “Experience Friday” book on Joan’s desk.
Friday, October 6, 2017 – Economics of Coffee – Talk to Paul for more information. there is no charge for this event. Bring a bag lunch or money to purchase one. Sign up in the “Experience Friday” book on Joan’s desk.
Friday, October 6, 2017 – Accuplacer Test at SCC – Jake will be taking a limited amount of students, Talk to your Advisor and Jake to sign up. Bring a bag lunch or money to purchase on at River Hills Mall.
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.

September 2017:
19th:  pizza hotdish and garlic toast
20th:  breaded chicken sandwich, augratin potatoes and green beans
21st:  hamburger and corn fritters
22nd:  ham, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich, cheesy hashbrowns and fruit cocktail
25th:  taco in a bag and yogurt parfait
26th:  grilled chicken ranch wrap, Italian pasta salad
27th:  brat and baked beans
28th:  chili and baked potato
29th:  orange chicken, fried rice and a fortune cookie

Other Information

17-18 Writing Prompts – click HERE

 Drivers Ed – October and November classroom and behind the wheel registration form Dr Ed Class OCT. 2016.
Skateboarding – A message from Henderson community members – Skateboarding will not be allowed at Bender Park (cement slab behind MNCS High School). You still may skateboard to Wagers Red Owl during lunch as long as you’re wearing a helmet. If you have any questions or suggestions contact Jim; jwartman@newcountryschool.comPraire
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:

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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