Announcements for December 8th, 2022:


  • TODAY: Days of Giving (DOG Kickoff - Thursday, December 8th from 10:50-11:45.  See details below:


As we get further into this holiday season, we all must remember that it is important to give back to our community. This year we will be raising money for our local food shelf, and Toys for Tots.


We will kick off the fundraiser this Thursday, Dec. 8th. At Kickoff, we will introduce speakers from both organizations that we are raising money for: Pine Island Sharing Shelves and Toys for Tots. Along with this, we will have students getting their legs waxed and eating gross food, but only if we raise enough money. There will be tiers of the foods that they have to eat, as well as who gets their legs waxed. Make sure to bring cash and donate, so you can see this happen. Additionally, we will go over all the opportunities and events for you to donate at.


PRIOR Announcements:


  • All 10th graders will meet in the Auditorium on Friday, December 9 during Prowl to get their PreACT test results.


  • Paranoia tickets are now on sale! Tickets will be sold during lunch from Dec 1st - Dec 7th. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds go towards the Pine Island Sharing Shelves and Toys for Tots.  Paranoia Rules



  • Teen Talk December Meetings:






We would like to invite you to ask your family to participate in the 5th Annual Grandparent Bingo.

Thursday, December 22

8:15 a.m. -  9:45 a.m. 

Pine Island High School Cafeteria

Coffee and snacks will be served.

Please RSVP by Friday, December 16 using this Google Form:

After Bingo, your grandparents are invited to watch a holiday theatrical performance in the auditorium with you from  9:50-10:35 am.  This play will be performed by students in the Pine Island High School Theater class.  At 11:15, students will be dismissed to complete community service projects or to spend time with a grandparent in an activity or project if you have completed an application by December 2nd.  You have received a link to the application by email, as well as received a paper copy during your PROWL.



  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: At this link you will find the Winter Bash Day of Service Project application. Your PROWL teachers also have a copy of this application for you to pick up! We are excited to see the many projects the student body will complete. Please fill out your application as soon as possible and no later than Friday, Dec. 2nd by 3:15 PM. If your service project is not approved, we will reach out to you to let you know. Remember, invite your grandparents to "Grandparent Bingo" on Thursday, December 22nd (Winter Bash Day). It is ok if you leave with your grandparents to spend time helping them as your service project on this day as well, but you still need to fill out the application letting us know this is what you plan to do. If you plan to complete a service project with other students, please staple your applications together before turning them in. Applications can be returned to the HS Office or your PROWL teacher. If you have any questions, stop by my room (#253).



  • As you prepare for the holidays, PTO offers a great opportunity for you to make gift card purchases with ease! This is a simple way to make multiple gift card purchases without having to hustle to the crowded stores during the holidays. You pay the amount of the gift card and that company donates a certain percentage back to our school. There is a stack of forms in the office. Look on the back for order due dates/deadlines. Reach out to Amy Nielsen with questions.


  • Ordering Yearbooks

Please use the links below to order a yearbook.

HS yearbooks: HS Yearbook

MS yearbooks: MS Yearbook


  • Lisa Daak and Kerry Rosane will be the advisors for the Middle School Yearbook this year. We are looking for YOUR photos to add. Please email us any photos from your classroom, clubs, sports, or after-school activities. Be on the lookout for additional ways you can contribute soon.



Lunch Menu


5-12 Lunch Menu




HVL Calendar link: HVL Calendar


A complete list of athletic events can be found at The PI Athletic Department now has a web page with a variety of information on it for parents and athletes. There is a coach’s directory, links to important websites, the extra-curricular handbook, PAC meeting dates, HVL Conference, athletic trainer and more…



Upcoming Dates:


College/Military Visits:

  • 12/14 - SSG Bradbury from the Army National Guard will be visiting on Wednesday, Dec. 14 during lunch time.


Field Trips:


  • 12/9 - Trip to Riverland- Austin for FFA from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • 12/13 - Trip to Oronoco Food Shelf and PI Sharing Shelves for Middle School Student Council from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • 12/13 - Trip to Goodhue High School for 7-12 FCCLA from 3:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • 12/14 - Trip to RCTC Field House for Lego Robotics from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 12/14 - 6th Grade trip to the State Capitol and the History Center from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • 12/14- Trip to Apache Mall for 9-12, 18-21 program from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • 12/15 - Trip to Rochester for High School Art SCREAM from 8:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.




  • The Forum Room will be completely unavailable from December 9th - December 15th.



Early Dismissals:





Did you Know?


  • You can call the custodial staff directly for any maintenance needs? The extension is 3220. (After 2:30, call 3221).


  • Student devices to check out- If you have a student that forgot their device, we have a limited number of devices to check out from the 5-12 Library. These devices should be returned when not in use/ by the end of the day and are not to be taken home at night.


  • Casual for a Cause Wednesdays - Want to wear jeans mid-week? You can for a $2 donation you can on Wednesdays! We donated $242 to the Holiday Helper program from the 1st quarter donations!

Donations for the 2nd quarter will be going to PBIS/SOP. Stop by the office Wednesday morning before school to make your donation and grab a sticker.






Elle O'Connor, all day

Stacy Anderson, all day, 11:45-EoD, Marlo Zosel

Marissa Countryman, 2:15-EoD

Heidi Voeltz, 2-EoD

Martha Lawler, 2:30-EoD

Michelle Roberts, all day

Tammy Betterman, all day





Dawn Lenz, all day, Clark Jones

Heather Heiden, all day, Tracy Barsness

Scott Stockdale, all day

Madisyn Tjepkes, until 8:15

Michelle Ryan, until 9:45, Smith (1st block)

Chellyne Hoeppner, 12-EoD