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Week's Activities

Orchestra Concert - 7:30 pm
Boys Basketball - Home vs. Goodhue - 7th at 5:30 in gold gym; C-Team at 4:30 in gold gym, 8th at 6:45 in maroon gym; JV at 5:45 in gold gym, Varsity at 7:15 pm in gold gym.
Girls Hockey - Home vs. Rochester Century - 7:00 pm.
No Activities Scheduled
Wrestling - Home vs. Triton - JV at 6:00, Varsity at 7:15 pm.
Boys Hockey - Home vs. St. Paul Como Park - 7:00 pm
Gymnastics - Home vs. La Crescent - 6:30 pm
Girls Basketball - Home vs. Triton - 7th at 4:30, 8th and JV at 5:45, Varsity at 7:15 pm.
Boys Basketball @ Triton - 7th & C-Team at 4:30 pm, 8th & JV at 5:45, Varsity at 7:15 pm. Jr. High & C-team Bus at3:25 pm, Varsity Bus at 4:30 pm.
Wrestling @ Fillmore Central Invitational - 10 am in Harmony, Bus at 7:00 am.
Girls Basketball - Home vs. Caledonia - JV at 3:00, Varsity at 4:30 pm.
Boys Basketball @ Chatfield - C & JV at 1:30 pm, Varsity at 3:00 pm, Bus at 11:30 am.
Girls Hockey @ Hill Murray @ Aldrich Arena - 2:30 pm.
Boys Hockey @ Richfield - Time To Be Determined - Richfield Ice Arena
No Activities Scheduled
Choir Concert - 7:30 pm
Gymnastics - Home vs. Kasson-Mantorville - 6:30 pm
Girls Hockey @ New Ulm - 7:00 pm @ New Ulm Civic Center Girls Hockey - Home vs. Rochester Century - 7:00 pm.
Early Out at 11:15; Winter Break Begins
Congratulations to Andy Bogard who will have his nature artwork and advice published in the MN DNR Conservation Volunteer magazine this Spring!

Dec. 17:  The Activities Department is proud to announce that Connor Swarthout has been selected for the "Athlete of the Week" for his excellent start to the 2014-2015 Wrestling season.  The freshmen has a 7-2 personal record, which includes 3 pins and a 138 pound championship in last weekend's Trinity Invitational.  Congratulations Connor!

Kevin Wohl, former PI student and a US serviceman, visited kindergarten and 1st grade on a return visit to Pine Island.

Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly.  Pine Island ranked 56 in the State of Minnesota!  Click on the picture for the full article.

Today (November 7) members of Culture Club attended the play "The House on Mango Street" at the Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul and ate lunch at Boca Chica restaurant in the Districto del Sol.

Did you know about the state programs to help with your educational expenses? These benefits can reduce parents’ taxes and increase your refund, but only if you keep your receipts.  Generally, most expenses paid for educational instruction or materials qualify, including paper, pens and notebooks; textbooks; rental or purchases of educational equipment such as musical instruments; computer hardware and educational software; after-school tutoring and educational summer camps taught by a qualified instructor. Most Minnesota parents qualify for the K-12 subtraction, which reduces their taxable income. Parents under certain income limits may also qualify for the K-12 credit, which can refund up to 75% of their costs – even for parents who don’t owe any taxes. Click on the video to see.  Click on the backpack for an informational sheet.  Be sure to save your receipts!!

Please Note:  Due to construction, our 2014-15 school year calendar has been adjusted. 
The last day of school will be May 22nd.  Graduation will be on May 24 at 2 p.m.

Keep watching here for construction information as it becomes available.
Pictures of progress on the new school have been added .

 Click here to view all updates.

In addition to this suggestion box, there are  boxes around town and in the foyer of the school.  Please feel free to leave a message in any box.  The Collaboration and Communication Committee goes through the boxes each month and reviews the suggestions.  (Click on the box above to submit a suggestion here.)  If you would like personal follow-up, please add your name or phone number to your suggestion.

Private transportation should unload on 1st Ave SE.
  • Drop off zone is only from 7:00-8:30 a.m.
  • Pull curbside for student drop off.  Stopping in the middle of the street is illegal and unsafe.  Drive from south to north so students do not have to cross the street.
  • Following drop off, continue on to 2nd Street SE to Main Street 
Walkers should stay on sidewalks and cross at crosswalks.  Students should not walk between cars or buses.
Thank you for keeping our students safe!
Dec 1-6:  The Pine Island Activities Department is proud to announce that Broc Finstuen has been named the first winter season, "Athlete of the Week".  In Broc's first three games, he averaged over 22 points and 15 rebounds in helping the Panthers to a 2-1 record for the season.  In his second game, he broke his personal record of 16 rebounds, by claiming 17 boards in the Panthers' 61-56 victory in Minneapolis, over Minnesota Transitions.  That places him 5th in the all-time Pine Island Boys Basketball Record Books for a single game.

Congratulations to Athletes of the Week Abby Gushulak-girls' soccer, Stephanie Norte-volleyball, and Matt Smith--boys' soccer!

The K-6 Lap-a-thon totals are in. WOW! The students ran 1878.25 miles which is the distance to Disneyland!! They raised a total of $11,734.75!!! Thank you to PTO for all their long hours and hard work involved in this project. We are truly thankful and very appreciative of everyone's involvement to help our school!!!

Our food service program, Chartwell's, has been listening to you and working hard to improve the meal experience.  Check here for their surveys and action plan.  



Thank you to our veterans for your service to our country and for coming to our Veterans' Day program!   A special thank you goes to Jay Strande, our keynote speaker!

Pine Island "Athlete of the Week"
The Pine Island Activities Department, with the financial support of Borgy Boyz Pizza and Pine Island Lumber, is proud to announce the first winners of the "Athlete of the Week" award.  To honor the fall sports programs, the first honors are going to multiple athletes.  From Cross Country, the three athletes that earned the opportunity to run in the State Meet are Jocasta Adelsman, Josselyn Lindahl, and Jack Williams.  All three runners did an excellent job at the State Meet at St. Olaf College and finished in the top third of the 1A Meet.  From football, Ben Farrell has been chosen for his outstanding season of leading the area in points scored and running yardage, as he helped lead the Panthers to a fine 8-2 record.  Next week the girls and boys soccer programs and volleyball teams will have an "Athlete of the Week" honored, and then throughout the rest of the school year, one athlete will be recognized.  There is a bulletin board by the Gold Gym that will highlight their accomplishments.  Besides being recognized with a certificate, they will receive a coupon that entitles them to a personal pan pizza, compliments of Borgy Boyz and Pine Island Lumber.  Congratulations Jocasta, Josselyn, Jack, and Ben!
These children were chosen among all the students in his or her grade level to be the recipient of the November Panther Lunch Award.  This award goes to a student who has been a role model for respectful behavior.  It is an honor to be nominated!  
Pictured:  Meghan Reed; Not pictured:  Gabriella Krause
Ally Boe (2nd grade), Logan Jahnke (4th grade); Not pictured: Ethan Leiferman (3rd grade)

Congratulations to Nick Norstad, Jayli Stayton, and Caitlin Hansen who were the recipients of the October Panther Lunch Award.  This award goes to a student who has been a role model for respectful behavior.  It is an honor to be nominated!  These students had lunch with the principal at a specially decorated table in the cafeteria.  They also received a small prize.






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