Announcements for March 16th, 2023:


  • March 26, Epilepsy Awareness Day, or Purple Day, was created to increase the public's understanding of this brain disorder and to eliminate the fear and stigma surrounding it. This year March 26th falls on a Sunday, so please join us on Monday, March 27 by wearing purple.


  • Thank you to Lena and PI Stud Co for the wonderful breakfast Wednesday morning! And thank you for leaving the kitchen so very clean and tidy. Much appreciated! Mrs. Koster


  • Ashley Hodge, Nick Nguyen, and Rylynn Hollar found out yesterday that their Online STAR Events qualified for the National FCCLA Conference in Denver this summer.  Ashley and Nick will be competing in Digital Stories for Change and Rylynn will be competing in Chapter Website.  


  • FCCLA members Hope Fox and Ava Ryan, Sophia Cluever and Abby Diderrich submitted applications to do presentations at the National Conference this summer.  Hope will do a 30 minute presentation on Storytelling and Ava, Sophia and Abby's application to present a 15 minute Red Talk about Childhood Literacy was also accepted.  Ava and Abby have decided to attend, while Sophia has family commitments.  Congratulations to all the hard work these members have done so far this year.  FCCLA Travels to Minneapolis for the State Conference over Spring Break.  We are excited to announce our successes when we return on March 28!  



  • The high school math department celebrated pi day Tuesday (3-14) with pi activities ... 


  • Overall winner of the pie eating contest was Blake Shiltz with a time of 12.3 seconds.

  • Lam Nguyen won the most digits of pi by memorizing 127!!

  • The overall school records are still held by Noah Wernau with 5.78 seconds in eating pie and Ryan Fkemke with 201 digits of pi.







  • Today is the end of the 3rd quarter.  There is no school from March 17-March 24th.  School resumes on Monday, March 27th.


PRIOR Announcements:


  • Students: Check your 4th quarter schedule in Skyward.  


  • March Teen Talk:



  • ART Contest - 2023 P.I. Cheesefest Button Design.  Theme: "History of Public Places in Pine Island"  Entry Forms: In office.  Return signed entry form to 5-12 office by March 31st.  ONE WINNER will be voted for online, and will receive $50 from the P.I. Cheesefest Committee.  Good luck, artists!


  • Berne Wood-Fired Pizza is looking for a student intern to work during Berne's summer concerts each Wednesday evening in June, July, and August. Interns do a variety of different things to help fulfill orders and keep special events running smoothly. This is an unpaid position, but you do get a pizza each night and can use the experience on your resume! If you are interested, please see Mrs. Organ by March 16th. 


  • **Senior Prom registration officially opens today! Keep in mind, the order you sign up will reflect Grand March line up as well as the bus roster. 

**New this year: National PromPosal Day event is this Saturday, March 11th at 10:00am! If you haven't signed up yet, the last call for a reservation will be Thursday at 12:15pm (end of lunch). Space is limited!  Invitations will be delivered Friday during 3rd block to your date-to-be! Any questions please direct them to Mrs Wachter 

**2 seniors will be chosen Monday 3/13 to win their ticket to prom with the best promposal! To enter: 1)follow PiHSseniorProm on Instagram 2)tag us in your promposal pic 3)use #pipromposal23 


  • WANTED: Student School Board Representative

This is a great opportunity to take on a leadership role, and be involved in your school. The student school board rep attends monthly meetings where they provide updates to the school board on what has been happening in the schools over the last month. You would also have the opportunity to provide some input on some of the decisions the board makes for our district. To apply, please click the link: 

You can also send questions to board member Emily Miller at [email protected]


  • Attention Seniors!

The Pine Island Community Scholarship Application is now available!  This application allows Pine Island seniors to apply for numerous scholarships offered by local businesses and organizations - there really is something for everyone! Application materials can be found in the PIHS Community Scholarship Schoology Course (access code: V3N7-TS63-N9DGR). Application materials must be submitted on Schoology by Friday, March 24, 2023. 

As part of the application process, students will complete a general application form which is the same for all scholarships included in the community application.  Students may fill out the general application form ONCE and then copy that information into subsequent scholarship applications. As a part of the general application students will also be asked to complete a short essay (Part V of the general application). Details about what information needs to be included in the essay can be found in each of the scholarship descriptions. It is recommended that Part V of the application be tailored to the specific scholarship.

Applicants will also be asked to submit a recommendation from a community member not affiliated with the school.  The same letter of recommendation can be used for each scholarship, however applicants need to submit a copy of this letter for each individual scholarship. Likewise, applicants must ask a teacher to complete a google recommendation form. The teacher recommendation form only needs to be completed once and can be used for all scholarships to which students are applying (Note: there is no need to submit the teacher recommendation form on Schoology as this part will be completed by the teacher who has agreed to fill out the recommendation on your behalf).

This 2023 Community Scholarships guide can be used as a resource to review the scholarships offered and materials required. The scholarship application will be open from February 27-March 24, 2023 within Schoology. Scholarship awards will be presented at the Award Ceremony in May. Please reach out to Mrs. Hoeppner with questions.

Accessing the PIHS Community Scholarship Application in Schoology:

  1. From the “Courses” tab in schoology, click “My Courses” in the top right corner of the drop down menu

  2. Click on “Join a Course” 

  3. Enter in the Access Code (V3N7-TS63-N9DGR) and click “Join”



  • SENIORS: Please remember to check the Senior Page for announcements.  You can find it on the Pine Island website under the 5-12 School Tab and then “Senior Year Information - Class of 2023.” 



  • HS Staff: All Honors English 10 students need to report to Mrs. Organ's room on either Jan. 10th or 11th. Please dismiss them from PROWL. Then, beginning the week of Jan. 23rd, I will be meeting with these students every Monday or Tuesday for the remainder of the semester. Please excuse them from PROWL. For a list of students and the day they meet with me, click here. 




  • 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


March 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:

  • 3/16 - End of 3rd Quarter

  • 3/17 - No School - Teacher Work Day

  • 3/20-3/24 - Spring Break


College/Military Visits:



Field Trips:



College Signings (Congratulations)!

  • Jaxson Klusmann - U.W. Stout - Football

  • Ella Sorum - Luther - Softball

  • Cheyenne Jones - Grand View - Softball

  • Braxton Osterhaus - U.W. Eau Claire - Track

  • Madysen Diskerud - Winona State University - Gymnastics




  • March 17th - Teacher Workday - Nautical Bowl Lunch Delivery


Once again Nautical Bowls can be ordered for lunch for $11 each.  There will be two deliveries- one to the Elementary - 11: - 11: 30 (Staff lounge)  and HS 11:45 -12:15 (HS Teacher lounge)  Bowls can be customized.


Uncertain now, may want to try on Friday - he often brings a few extra bowls.  Payment options - Venmo, or Cash/Card at pickup.  


Interested, click on the link below.  Happy Workday!!


Nautical Bowls Order Form 


  • 3rd quarter grades are due at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29th.



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 $195 to the Food Shelf program from the 3rd quarter donations!

Donations for the 4th quarter will be going to TBD. Stop by the office Wednesday morning before school to make your donation and grab a sticker.










Sara Peterson, all day

Rikka Dick, all day

Heidi Voeltz, all day, Tracy Barsness

Kathy Sessions, all day, Dave Barnett



Cassandra Wachter, all day, Cindy Dentz-Library

Jordan Aug, all day, INTERNAL SUBS NEEDED

Madisyn Tjpekes, all day, Doug Strandell

Becky Zincke, all day, Katie Dudley

Lindsey Schneeberger, all day, Benjamin Jahn

Cait Earle, all day

Rich Tessler, until 9:45, Dickie/Arens