The senior candid class photo will take place at the city park on the playground equipment at 11:35 on Wed 5/31. We are going to try to recreate your 8th grade photo at the same location. Seniors check your email to see the 8th grade pic so you know where to stand. If you were not here in 8th grade just pick a spot

If anyone would like to be added to a babysitting list for Community Ed, please call or email us at or 356-8876. Occasionally we have a parent asking for this information. Thanks so much.

On Tuesday, May 30th we will be having a picnic style lunch and the students will get to eat outside! Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Brats, Chips, Ice Cream and Fresh Fruit will be offered. Regular school lunch rates apply.

There will be NO Parking allowed in the Legion lot on Friday, June 2nd, due to Cheese Fest. Students and Staff please make note. Thank you.

SENIOR meeting today during Prowl in the Forum room. Please bring your device!

The Lady Panthers lost a heartbreaker last night to Lourdes in the second round of the 1AA West Subsection tournament 1-0. In the top of the 6th, Mya Polzer led off with a stand up double. Emilie Rucker bunted her to 3rd. Mya was unable to score in a valiant effort to plate the first run. In the top of the 7th, runners were in scoring position at 2nd and 3rd with the winning run on second (flashback to Monday). However, we ended up just short of the win. Thank you to the fans who traveled to Rochester. We will play GMLOK on Friday at 2:00 in Cannon Falls.

Congratulations to the Boy's Track and Field team for winning the Sub-Section 4 Championship on Tuesday night! 
The following athletes earned team points for their performances (bold advances to section):

100 - Samuel Yennie - 4th, Kyle Briske - 5th 

200 - Zac Cain - 4th, Kyle Briske - 5th

400 - Eric Wittlief - 7th

800 - Jack Williams - 1st, Connor Bailey - 4th, Evan Goplen - 5th

1600 - Danny Langworthy - 4th, Garrett Bates - 6th, Logan Meurer - 8th

3200 - Eric Wittlief - 1st, Danny Langworthy - 4th

110 hurdles - Ryan Kelling - 2nd, Will Warneke - 4th, Ryan Fohrman - 6th

300 hurdles - Ryan Kelling - 2nd, Nathan Marx - 3rd, Ryan Fohrman - 4th

4x100 - Zac Cain, Cole Groven, Sam Yennie, Jarod White - 3rd

4x200 - Zac Cain, Noah Kneeland, Kyle Briske, Jarod White - 3rd

4x400 - Jack Williams, Colton Kramer, Connor Bailey, Ryan Kelling - 2nd

4x800 - Logan Meurer, Connor Bailey, Eric Wittlief, Jack Williams - 1st

High Jump - Will Warneke - 5th, Ryan Fohrman - 7th

Pole Vault - Nathan Marx - 3rd, Blane Burkhalter - 7th, Jarod White - 8th

Long Jump - Nathan Marx - 4th

Triple Jump - Will Warneke - 3rd, Nathan Marx - 4th

Shot Put - Peyton Thein - 1st, Gavin Kennedy - 5th

Discus - Ryan Kelling - 2nd, Reed Johnson - 6th


The Lady Panther Track & Field team competed in Byron Tuesday night at the Sub-Section 4-A Track meet. Pine Island placed 4th but only 10.5 points out of 2nd. Advancing to next week's Section 1-A meet are: Brittney Arndt in the 200, Breanna Ihde in the 400, Avri Kundert in the 800, Jocasta Adelsman in the 1600, Rebekah Gustine in the 3200, Eliza Warneke in the High jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump. In addition, The 4X200 Relay team of Cassidy Clementson, Sara Schartau, Brittney Arndt& Eliza Warneke; 4X400 team of Sara Schartau, Breanna Ihde, Brittney Arndt, & Avri Kundert; 4X800 team of Jocasta Adelsman, Sara Schartau. Rebekah Gustine & Avri Kundert are also going on. Great job, Ladies!

Want to buy a Middle School Yearbook? It is no longer available to purchase online. If you have not yet purchased a 2016-2017 yearbook, please write a check to Pine Island Schools for $25.00 (or bring in cash) and fill out an order form at the 5-12 Office. Email with any questions.

Pine Island High School Yearbook- Just 10 days left to purchase this year's book! If ordering online the link to Jostens is on the 5-12 homepage. If paying by check the cost is $64.13 ($60.00 + $4.13 in tax) make checks out to Pine Island Yearbook.

There will be a senior meeting on Thursday during Prowl in the forum room.

If you like excitement, then Pine Island softball is for you! Last night the Lady Panthers were down 5-2 until the 7th inning. Haley "The Hammer" Bauman stepped to the plate and hit a dinger 200 feet over left field fence to advance the score to 3-5. (This was her last at bat on her home field of her senior year!) After an infield pop fly out, Sydney "Captain" Cavallaro hit a hard shot up the middle, stole second base and stretched it to 3rd on a throwing error. Nicole "The Ninja" Fall was safe on a bunt giving us runners on 1st and 3rd. Mya "Speedy Gonzalez" Polzer hit the fence for a double plating Sydney while bringing Emma Ann Oberg (pinch runner) to third. Emilie "The Wrecker" Rucker hit the ball to the right side (textbook) and scored both Emma Ann and Mya to clinch the nail-biting win over Dover Eyota 6-5. Bridget "Cool Hand" Kennedy struck out 11 to help the cause. Come cheer us on this Wednesday as we take on the number one seed, Lourdes, in Rochester. Go Panthers!!

Congratulations to the Boy's Track and Field team for earning 2nd place at the State True Team meet on Saturday in Stillwater. This is the highest placing in Panther Boy's Track and Field program history. The following athletes earned team points in the meet for the runner up honors:
100 - Sam Yennie, Kyle Briske
200 - Zac Cain, Kyle Briske
400 - Nathan Marx, Evan Goplen
800 - Jack Williams, Connor Bailey
1600 - Jack Williams, Eric Wittlief
3200 - Eric Wittlief, Danny Langworthy
110 hurdles - Ryan Kelling, Ryan Fohrman
300 hurdles - Ryan Kelling, Ryan Fohrman
4x800 - Jacob Wright, Logan Meurer, Connor Bailey, Evan Goplen
4x400 - Jack Williams, Colton Kramer, Connor Bailey, Ryan Kelling
4x200 - Noah Kneeland, Kyle Briske, Logan Meurer, Jarod White
4x100 - Zac Cain, Noah Kneeland, Samuel Yennie, Jarod White
Shot Put - Peyton Thein, Gavin Kennedy
Discus - Ryan Kelling, Gavin Kennedy
Long Jump - Nathan Marx, Will Warneke
Triple Jump - Nathan Marx, Will Warneke
High Jump - Will Warneke, Ryan Fohrman
Pole Vault - Nathan Marx, Jarod White
Complete results can be found here: Class A State True Team Results 2017

Spring Spirit Week dress up days for the middle school will be May 30th-June 2nd.
Tuesday: Pajama Day
Wednesday: Class Color Day (5th grade - red, 6th grade - green, 7th grade - orange, 8th grade - blue)
Thursday: Twin Day
Friday: Red, White, and Blue Day

Attention everyone who applied to be a Panther Crew Leader... Please come see Mrs. Rosenthal to find out who the 2017-2018 Panther Crew Leaders are!!!!! Congrats to the new leaders and a huge thank you to ALL who applied!

FRIDAY, MAY19: MS/HS Library Materials Final Due Date. Please return your library books TODAY!

The Senior open house list is available in the office.

Attention boys and girls in grades 6-11! There will be a Cross Country interest meeting on Wednesday, May 24th at 3:15 in Mrs. Northrop's Classroom. This meeting with give you information about summer running, summer camp, and the start of the season next year. Come see what CC is all about!

Cheese Festival Event
Pine Island Sings & Talent Contest
Saturday, June 3rd, 3 PM
@ Olde Pine Theatre

Prize Money (Awarded to Best Vocal & Best Talent)
1st Place $75
2nd Place $50
*1st and 2nd place vocal winners will represent Pine Island at the Minnesota Sings competition in the Fall (Over $10,000 in prizes).
**Vocal contestants must live, work, or go to school in Pine Island. Ages 15-25 years. Must sing to backing track.
Auditions (Olde Pine Theatre)
May 23 & 25, 7-9 PM
For more information contact Olde Pine Theatre at 507-491-2639 or visit
Sponsored by: PAPA (Pine Area People for the Arts)

Some jewelry was found after post prom. Please stop in the office to describe and claim.

Do you need to fulfil some volunteer service hours still before school is out?
Or, would you just like to add some to your resume?
Or are you just that kind of person that likes to help out when you can?
Here is an opportunity for you!
The Pine Island Ribbon Run Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the 5k on Saturday, June 3rd.
Please email Mrs. Kohner asap if you can help out.
Thank you!

RYSA Soccer Summer League Program will be available this summer. This program is entering the 4th season and provides an opportunity for those players entering grades 9-12 and are not involved in summer traveling, yet want to maintain some touches on the ball. For $95 there are 6 games, 7 scheduled practices, and 5 optional group practices. Any questions direct to Rafal Konik .

Attention Kindergarten through 6th graders: Elementary track and field camp is BACK! From June 12 - 15, kids can learn to sprint, run, jump, hurdle, throw, and vault. See the attached registration form for more details!

Attention 5th graders through 11th graders: Cross Country Camp will be held July 17-21. You don't have to be on the CC team or join CC this fall in order to get the benefits of this camp. Lots of other athletes have used this week to jump start their own fitness before the fall sports season begins. We will adjust the workouts to your fitness level and have fun while doing it! See the attached form for more details.

Wanted - High school student to serve as an after school tutor for a variety of subject areas. Sixth grader needs academic and organizational support on a volunteer basis. Please see Mrs. Northrop if you are interested and able to help out.

2017 Summer Football Camp & 2017 Fall Flag Football League sign-ups are now available. Summer Football camp sign-up deadline is June 29th for grades 1-12 and fall flag league sign-up deadline is July 14th for grades 1-6.

Attention students! For the remainder of the 2016-17 school year, Kaplan is offering Pine Island students free self-paced ACT test prep ($299 value). To access this free program go to www.kaplanatschool/pineisland. You will then be provided with a promo code that you can enter when you get to your cart.

Extra copies of the 2015-16 High School Yearbook are available in the High School office. The cost is $50 and checks can be made out to Pine Island Schools.

Middle School Pass will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:10 in Mrs. Zincke's room # 219
Tuesday and Thursday 3:10 -4:05 in 219

Monday: 3:15-4:15pm in Ms. Rusch’s Room 103
Tuesday: 6:50-7:50am in Ms. Rusch’s Room 103
Wednesday: 3:15-4:15pm Ms. Rusch’s Room 103
Thursday: 3:15-4:15pm Ms. Rusch’s Room 103
Friday: 6:50-7:50am in Ms. Rusch’s Room 103

Please check the website for cancellations:

1AA West Sub-Section Softball Tournament - #5 Seed - Dover-Eyota @ #4 Seed - Pine Island - 5:00 pm, Admission is $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Students. No Regular Season Passes Accepted.
Girls & Boys Under-Varsity Golf @ Lake City Golf Course - 4:30 pm, Dismiss at 3:00, Bus at 3:15 pm.
Orchestra Concert - 7:30 pm.

Varsity Track @ Sub-Section Championships @ Byron Middle School - 4:00 pm, Dismiss at 2:30, Bus at 2:45 pm.
Pine Island JV Baseball Invite - PI vs. Kenyon-Wanamingo, Byron vs. Zumbrota-Mazeppa at 4:30 pm. Championship and 3rd Place Games start immediately after the completion of the first games.
* Possible Make-up Jr. High Softball Tournament @ Cannon Falls - TBD

HVL Golf Championships @ Eastwood Golf Course in Rochester. Boys at 8:00 am, Girls at 1:00 pm.
* 1AA West Softball - 2nd Round - Pine Island vs. Dover-Eyota Winner vs. #1 Seed - Rochester Lourdes at 5:00 pm, Site in Rochester to be determined. Admission - $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Students, No Regular Season Passes Accepted.

* 1AA West Sub-Section Baseball Tournament - Opening Round @ High Seeds, #1 Seed gets a bye. 5:00 pm Start at Sites to be determined. Admission - $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Students, No Regular Season Passes Accepted. Seeding will be published by Sunday night.
JV/Jr. High Golf vs. Byron @ Hadley Creek Golf Course in Rochester - 4:00 pm, Dismiss at 2:45, Bus at 3:00 pm.

1AA West Softball @ Cannon Falls - Teams to Be Determined based on the First Two Rounds Results. Games at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Check the website for updated information. Admission - $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Students, No Regular Season Passes Accepted.
Jr. High Track Elite Meet @ Kasson-Mantorville - *Participants must qualify based on established standards by the Minnesota State Track & Field Association - 4:00 pm, Dismiss at 2:35, Bus at 2:50 pm.

1AA West Sub-Section Baseball Tournament @ Cannon Falls - Games at 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm, Pairings to be determined. Check the website for the updated pairings and times. Admission - $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Students. Regular Season Passes Not Accepted.

No Activities Scheduled

1AA West Sub-Section Baseball Tournament @ Cannon Falls - Championship Game at 3:00 pm, True-Second Place Game at 5:30 pm, Check the website for pairings. Admission - $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Students.

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