Announcements

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS – OCTOBER 29, 2020 

Announcements for October 29:

**Reminder – No School for Students on Monday, November 2. Tuesday, November 3rd will be an “A” day.

 

* Pine Island Students, Parents, Fans - 

COVID-19 community transmission is on the rise and our goal is to continue our activities another day, another week. Pine Island Activities will be requiring masks to be worn at ALL events, including outdoor. Friday night's football game will have the requirement of masks being worn at all times. 

 



Announcements for October 28:

* Pine Island Trap Team- In our final week of competition we had a tie for Top Gun. 

Jared Organ and Hunter Jackson both shot 22, 22= 44

 

The Pine Island Trap Team will have another season this spring. Registration takes place in February and competitions are every week in April and May. This opportunity is open to both boys and girls in grades 6-12 who have successfully completed their gun safety course. If you have any questions please email head coach Patrick Smith at psmith@pineisland.k12.mn.us



Announcements for October 27:

* 1.  If you are interested in competing in the FFA Fish and Wildlife virtual contest, please contact Mr. Erickson.  It is open to grades 7-12.  We will compete on a selected day and time during November 3-5.

2.  FFA members have been provided with information for fruit, meat, cheese, nuts, puffins, and herring sales.  Our sale will be run online this year.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Erickson.



Announcements for October 26:
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Bowling Update

The PI varsity and junior varsity bowling teams bowled against Rushford-Peterson at PI’s Trailhead Lanes on Saturday, Oct. 24. Next week they will travel to Rushford.

VARSITY

PI Maroon (Rowan Hoppe, Hunter Jackson, Garett Wolkenhauer) lost 1-2 to Rushford-Peterson in their first match. They won the third game with seven strikes obtaining a score of 223. Their second match was a bye. Hunter Jackson anchored each game and came out with a solid 75% fill rating for both matches — the highest of the team.

PI Gold (Caden Hoppe, Randy Lange, Nathan Reed) had a fairly consistent day with game scores ranging from 124 to 158. Anchor Caden Hoppe had an 83% fill rating for their first match (a bye). In the second match, the team beat Rushford-Peterson 2-1. As a team, they had a 50% fill rating for that match. Hoppe filled all six of the tenth frames with three balls.

South East (east) bowling conference rank:

tied for 6th place: PI Gold (15 W - 20 L - 1 T)

tied for 7th place: PI Maroon (17 W - 19 L)

Varsity conference Top 24:

18th - Rowan Hoppe, 65.5% fill

20th - Caden Hoppe, 65.0% fill

JUNIOR VARSITY

PI Black (Michael Bauer, Isabella Voeltz, Taren Voeltz) lost their matches to Rushford Green and Rushford Gold. Their final game of the day was lost by a mere 22 pins. In the first match, the PI bowlers had two spares each with the rest of the frames left open. Michael Bauer led the team in fills for the second match with a sweet 70% fill rating.

PI Gold (Matthew Bolton, Justin Henschel, Mahala Wolkenhauer) saw a slump in fills with Mahala Wolkenhauer reaching a 56% fill rating for one match and Matthew Bolton with a 50% fill rating for a match. The team lost 0-3 against Rushford Gold with some very close games. The third game was neck and neck with PI losing by only four pins. Gold’s second match for the day was a bye.

PI Maroon (Randy Lange, Drew Sailer, Brandon Week) had varsity bowler, Randy Lange, stepping into Ava Miller’s spot this week. This team had a bye for their first match and then beat Rushford Green 2-1 in the second match. Maroon also had some close games — losing the one game by three pins. Anchor Brandon Week earned a strong 83.3% fill rating for both matches. Drew Sailer was also consistent with a 55.5% fill rating for both matches. Maroon continues to maintain their number one spot in the conference for junior varsity.

South East (east) bowling conference rank:

1st place: PI Maroon (30 W - 5 L - 1 T)

7th place: PI Gold (16 W - 19 L - 1 T)

11th place: PI Black (3 W - 33 L)

Junior varsity conference Top 24:

2nd - Brandon Week, 69.8% fill

14th - Mahala Wolkenhauer, 52.3% fill 

17th - Justin Henschel, 50.4% fill


Prior Announcements:
*Buy your Middle School Yearbook NOW & Save money! $20.00 now until October 30th! Order online at jostensyearbooks.com or pick up an order from in the 5-12 office.

*The first ACT prep course for those juniors who registered will take place on 

Monday, November 2, 2020. Students will be emailed video conference links to join for each session and should have their ACT prep packet. If you registered and have yet to receive the ACT Prep packet, please see Mrs. Kohner or Mrs. Organ.

8 AM - 10 AM - English/Reading with Mrs. Organ

10 AM - 12 PM - Mathematics/Science with Mrs. Kohner

 

*Order your 2020-2021 High School Yearbook now for the best price.

On October 30th, the back-to-school campaign is over and the cost goes up. 

https://bit.ly/2HleURc

 

* Upcoming College Admission Representative Visits

It is never to early start the college search, selection, and application process. This year, in an effort to make campus-specific information more accessible to students and families, college admission representatives will be available to meet with Pine Island students and families via virtual high school visits. Virtual visits provide a great opportunity to learn more about the opportunities available at a specific college or university. In addition to a general campus overview, specific questions related to majors and programming, financial aid, and the application process are also welcome. To attend a “virtual high school visit” please click the appropriate zoom link on the designated meeting date and time. Zoom links can also be found in the Schoology Calendar.

 

*Note all visits will be conducted between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30p.m. unless stated otherwise. 

College/University

Date

Zoom Link

Bemidji State University

11/3/2020

 

12:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://minnstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwud-GqqTMvE9HrmclhD9V9bQlBswsQ0kHM

Winona State University

11/6/2020

 

12:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/383001639

 

 

North Dakota State University

11/10/2020

 

12:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://ndsu.zoom.us/j/95480873608.

  

Livestream Events Link:

Want to watch any livestream event for the District this year? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. Go to the Pine Island Schools Website: http://www.pineisland.k12.mn.us/ Click on the District tab, then scroll down to livestream events and then search for the event you are looking for. Or click Subscribe. Go Panthers!


*YEARBOOKS-Attention 2020 graduates- the yearbooks are in and can be picked up in the H.S. office. Siblings are also welcome to pick up books.

   

*The colleges and universities of Minnesota State are coming together for special information sessions so students can learn more about their academic options, financial aid, transferring from a two-year college to a four-year university, and more. Many of these sessions will be VIRTUAL to make it easy and safe! And to top it off, your students can even apply for FREE anytime during the last week of October.

Learn more about Minnesota State Week and the FREE application week below at 
www.MinnState.edu/MinnStateWk   

 

*Library Access High School:

We have added a link on the homepage under the 5-12 School tab to the Library. Under the link you will see access to the books available to students as well as an email address to Mrs. Jaci Bloxham in the Library. Students can email her the title and author of the book they want, and she will coordinate their pickup of the book. We hope this helps continue access during the limitations of COVID.


*The high school yearbooks are in and can be picked up in Mr. Smith's room during Prowl. 

Graduates- your yearbook can be picked up in the HS office. If you have a sibling we will send it home with them.

*Please email helpdesk@pineisland.k12.mn.us for anything and everything technology related

Students, try this if you are having Zoom issues.

Step 1 - Log out of Schoology

Step 2 - Click Ctrl+Shift+Delete (Windows) Ctrl+Shift+Backspace (Chromebook) to clear your cookies and cache (make sure dropdown at top is set to ALL TIME)

Step 3 - Log back into Schoology by clicking the quick link on the bottom of the school website and attaching it to your PI255 account (not a personal email).

Delete any old bookmark you are using for Schoology login. Make sure you are always using Google single sign-on.

Step 4 - Create a district Zoom account with school email. Go to pineisland-k12-mn-us.zoom.us and click Sign In - enter school email and password when prompted and when you see the Zoom homepage, you are done and can close the window.

Go back and try it again.

 

*Upcoming College Admission Representative Visits

It is never to early start the college search, selection, and application process. This year, in an effort to make campus-specific information more accessible to students and families, college admission representatives will be available to meet with Pine Island students and families via virtual high school visits. Virtual visits provide a great opportunity to learn more about the opportunities available at a specific college or university. In addition to a general campus overview, specific questions related to majors and programming, financial aid, and the application process are also welcome. To attend a “virtual high school visit” please click the appropriate zoom link on the designated meeting date and time. Zoom links can also be found in the Schoology Calendar.

  

School Day
In order to make transportation work with new restrictions, the 5-12 school day has been adjusted. Class starts at 8:45am and ends at 3:15pm. We also have to limit extra traffic in the building. To limit this traffic the doors will open at 8:30am and students will need to leave the building no later than 3:30pm. The doors will then remain locked for the evening. Students are not allowed in the building before 8:30am or after 3:30pm. 


A/B Calendar
Attached is the
A/B Calendar which specifies A and B days for the entire year. Even if school is canceled for a day, the A/B calendar will stay the same for the entire year.


Masks

All students (grades K-12) and staff will be required to wear a mask (Executive Order 20-81).  The Pine Island District will supply one mask to each student enrolled in the Hybrid Model.


 
Learning At Home
Students will again have days they are learning from home whether on the A/B rotation, or if they are on the family flex plan. The school day will follow the same schedule for students both at home and at school. Classes will start at 8:45am and finish at 3:15pm. Students will be required to checkin and join classes during the school day. Each teacher will communicate with students how they will participate in each class from home. Attendance and participation is required. 

 

Skyward

To check attendance and final course grades, you will need to know your Skyward login. Skyward will also be used to schedule conferences this year and view your student’s homeroom teacher and course schedule. You can find the link to Skyward at the bottom of the school district website.


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