The ZED Traveling Art Show is now in Pine Island! The artwork of 13 Pine Island students being featured, as well as the work from other ZED K-12 students. Come view the exhibition in the High School Multi-Purpose Room next to the Forum Room. The work will be displayed until Wednesday, April 25. Featured students are:
Sydney Cavallero
Laurlee Eaton
Gavin Kennedy
Bridget Kennedy
Dakota Kitto
Parker Noll
Alden Smith
Zoe Njus
Sven Oberg
Audrie Simpson
Abbigail Wissink
JoJo Noll
Emily Henderson

Attention seniors: May 4th is Decision Day at Pine Island High School! Decision Day is the day by which most Colleges and Universities require students to decide if they are going to accept or reject an offer of admission. College (2-year or 4-year), military, work…whatever your plans - show your pride by wearing a shirt that represents your post-high school plans on May 4th! Also, come to the cafeteria during your lunch hour to celebrate your next steps with cake and pictures. Congratulations PIHS seniors!

PTO Panther Wear Pick-Up
Wednesday, April 18th 4pm-6pm @ MS/HS Main Entrance
Tuesday, April 24th, 4pm-6pm @ MS/HS Main Entrance
Neither of these dates work? Contact Ashly Matzek @

Attention students in grades 6-12! The Pine Island Cheese Festival Board has announced a newly restructured royalty program for youth in the Pine Island Community. Students in grades 6-12 (entering the 18-19 school year) are invited to represent our community through involvement in the ambassador program. Additional information, including application materials, can be found here.

The Lourdes Eagles executed their offense and defense to win 6-2 over the Panthers. Bridget “Cool Hand” Kennedy pitched a solid game only allowing 5 hits. Katelyn “The Crusher” Kennedy went 2 for 3 with two doubles. Abby “Abracadabra” Bauman was 1 for 3 with an RBI, Syd “She Did” Andrist was 1 for 2, Megan Leland was 1 for 1, and Emma Ann Oberg went 1 for 1 with an RBI.

Post Prom Attendees - Don't forget to return your signed waiver form to the office by Friday!!

RESCHEDULED - The Pine Island Wrestling Booster Club is hosting Pine Island Wrestle Mania this Saturday (April 21) night! Doors open at 6pm, event starts at 7pm in the gold gym. Please see the attached flyer for details. We would love to see you there! ~Pine Island Wrestling Booster Club  

PI Wrestle Mania

Come and enjoy a night of yummy pasta from Olive Garden, including breadsticks and salad. All proceeds benefit the PITF booster club. Tickets are $12 for adults (5th grade through adult) and $7 for children (K-4th grade). Baskets for a silent auction will also be available throughout the dinner. Please fill out the following google form to reserve your dinner tickets:  

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Do you like to help others, serve your school and have fun? Please consider applying for a Panther Crew Leader position. Applications are in Mrs. Rosenthal's room. Being a Panther Crew Leader helps the incoming freshman, is a good leadership activity, and looks great on college and employment applications. Consider helping the freshman get acclimated to life in high school. Apply to be a Panther Crew Leader!!
Applications are in Mrs. Rosenthal's Room

Pine Island Trap Team- Minnesota has set another participation record with 11,936 Student Athletes on 349 Clay Target Teams! Pine Island's team has also set a new record with 56 participating students this spring season. Good luck to all those participating. It is too late to join this season, but if you are interested see Mr. Smith for details about joining next year's team.

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night” can keep the Lady Panthers and the Stewartville Tigers from playing the game they love. The two teams met at the RCTC softball dome last night and it was a battle from the word, “go.” In the first inning, Emilie “The Wrecker” Rucker, led off with a double and Shannon “Team Player” Pike laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to advance her. Autumn “Ball Point” Pin hit a single to plate Rucker. In the bottom of the third, the Tigers scored their only run but threatened in the 7th and 8th. The Lady Panthers kept working their game and perseverance paid off in the top of the 8th when Autumn led off the inning with a screaming shot up the middle. Katelyn “The Crusher” Kennedy advanced her on a 4-3 play which set the stage for Syd “She did” Andrist’s RBI. Nicole “The Ninja” Fall followed Sydney’s lead putting the ball in play to score Andrist. Brianna “The Bruiser” Fohrman had a single but was left stranded. Mya “Speedy Gonzalez” Polzer had a single while Abby “Abracadabra” Bauman had two. Sydney “Captain” Cavallaro had some great plays at 2nd and snuffed out a Tiger rally forcing an extra inning. Bridget “Cool Hand” Kennedy was true to her name as she pitched 8 straight innings, earned 6 strikeouts and finished the game with bases loaded keeping the Tigers from pouncing the plate. (PI:3 Stewartville: 1)

Pine Island Middle School Yearbook is asking for you to submit photos of any school activities such as Dances, Field trips, Sports, Class activities, Extracurricular Activities, etc.  

Please upload them at either:


2. On the APP - “Balfour Image Share” on iTunes or on Google Play. 

3. Or email them to

**School Project Number = 813061  (No Password)

Photos are due by Monday, April 16th.  Thanks! Mrs. Flaig

2018 Pine Island Summer Football Camp and Fall Youth Flag Leagues are ready to start taking registrations. Registration deadline is June 29th. Please contact Mr. Stapleton if you have any questions.

2018 Football Camp

Summer Baseball Registration Deadline Reminders:
Traveling Baseball Leagues: April 1
- 3rd Grade through 12th Grade
To Register:

For More Information:

Prom Information for Juniors and Seniors:
- Prom will be held on Saturday, May 5th and will be held at the Kahler Hotel in Rochester.
- Tickets are $65 per person and include transportation, dinner and dance.
- **New this year - Prom tickets are available to be purchased online beginning today! Please go to the bottom of the Pine Island Schools page and select Online Fee Payments. Then select Prom Tickets. Tickets are available to purchase online through April 30th.
- Tickets will also be sold at lunch after Spring Break. Dates will be posted soon.
- Guests to Prom must be in at least 10th grade, but no older than a 2017 graduate.
- If you are bringing a guest from another school, please stop in the office to pick up a guest form. Forms must be signed by administration from the guests school. Forms are due back to the office by April 30th.
- If you didn’t receive a prom invitation, extra copies are available on the counter in the office.

Is anyone interested in babysitting.? We would like to have a list in Community Ed to hand out to parents. Please call so we can get you on our list. Kelly 356 8876. Thanks

Pictures  for the Swanson-Owen VFW & Auxiliary will be picked up next week, March 28th.  Please hand them in to the Main Office by that date. 

HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK--Don't forget to order your high school yearbook, in a few weeks the price of the book will increase. Order your yearbook today! There is a link on the 5-12 homepage or copy and paste this url into your browser.

Mestads is offering $60 off tuxedo rental for prom. Stop in the office to pick up a coupon! They will also be sending return racks to the school prior to post prom, so you won’t have to deliver your tux back to Rochester.

 Female Athlete Strength Training is a program designed just for female athletes. This class is in the summer starting June 11. Go to the following link to register:

Email Kelli Williams if you have any questions.

 Middle School Yearbook – BUY NOW for $25.00

 Steps to Order Online:

1.      Log Into your Skyward account (go to, scroll to bottom of page and click on Skyward)

2.      Click on your child’s name whom you’re buying the yearbook for (at top of page under the all students tab)

3.      Go to Fee Management (on left hand side)

4.      Click on Add a Fee (it’s blue and on the right hand side)

5.      A box will pop up…click on Middle School Yearbook, click ADD

6.      Click on BACK at the top right hand corner of the box

7.      Click on Make a Payment, it will then take you to the payment screen.  Select the student name on the left hand side and you should then see the fee, continue with making the payment

 If you have any questions, please email Krista Flaig at 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will be meeting on Monday morning's at 7:15 in Mr. Baker's computer lab room.


Tuesday and Thursday 3:10 -4:05 in 219

Monday: 3:15-4:15pm in Ms. Rusch’s Room 113
Wednesday: 6:50-7:50am in Ms. Schimek’s Room 240
Wednesday: 3:15-4:15pm Ms. Rusch’s Room 113
Thursday: 3:15-4:15pm Ms. Rusch’s Room 113
Friday: 6:50-7:50am in Ms. Schimek’s Room 240

Tuesday, April 17 - Mrs. Ganrud
Thursday, April 19 - Mrs. Lenn

Here is a link to the HVL calendar for the most up to date information: -

Section Speech @ Byron High School - 3:30 pm.
Softball vs. Lourdes - * If the Dome is available, they will play Lourdes there in a time to be determined. We are waiting on the RCTC staff as far as availability. If the Dome is not available - Postponed.
Baseball vs. Lourdes - Postponed
Varsity Track @ PEM - Postponed
JV Golf @ Cannon Falls - Cancelled

Varsity Boys & Girls Invite at Zumbrota Golf Course - Postponed - Moved to May 10th.
C-Softball - Home vs. Byron (DH) - Postponed
C-Baseball @ Byron - Postponed
Jr. High Track @ PEM - Postponed

No Activities Scheduled

Varsity & JV Baseball - Home vs. Kasson-Mantorville - Postponed
Jr. High Baseball @ Kasson-Mantorville - Postponed
Varsity & JV Track @ Faribault Invitational - 4:30 pm, Dismissed at 2:30, Buses at 2:45 pm.
Boys Golf Invite @ Willow Creek - Noon - Postponed

Jr. High Baseball - Home vs. Lake City - 7th at 4:30, 8th at 6:00 pm.
Softball @ Rochester John Marshall - C-Team and JV at 4:00 pm, Varsity at 5:30 pm. C-Team at John Adams, JV and Varsity at JM High School, Dismiss at 2:45, Bus at 3:00 pm.
Girls Golf Dual vs. Triton @ Pine Island Golf Course - Postponed

Mel Schroeder Memorial Track Meet - 10:30 am @ Pine Island Elementary Track/Soccer Complex.
Varsity & JV Baseball @ Lake City (DH) 11:00 am, Bus at 9:20 am.
Boys Varsity Golf Invite - vs. Lourdes, K-M, and K-W - 10:00 am - Postponed.
Visual Arts @ Century High School.
Class A State Speech Meet @ Apple Valley High School - Must advance from the Sections to compete.

* Due to the lingering winter weather, the times, locations, and dates may be rearranged by the HVL Conference and hosting schools. Updates will be forwarded as soon as possible.

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