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Good Morning Panthers!  This is Ms. Budde.  Would you please join me in the Pledge of Allegiance?   I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

As you may or may not know, True North is the direction that points directly towards the geographic North Pole. This is a fixed point on the Earth’s globe.  In his book, “True North”, Bill George defines what it means to be True North in a person.  “It is the internal compass that guides you successfully through life. It represents who you are as a human being at your deepest level.”  You all carry your True North within you.  It comes out as your thoughts and actions in all that you say and do.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  I know that we have all felt on the wrong side of social or online situations that we were either a part of or witnessed.  It doesn’t feel good to be picked on or to pick on another person.  During this month I want you to focus on what it means to be your “True North”.  What defines you at your deepest level?  I am certain that in that search you will find compassion, empathy, kindness and sincerity.  Whether it is in person or online, be true to that compass.  What might seem like a joke, sarcasm or teasing, may be hurtful when it is put out in public for all to see and should not be done ever with the intention of hurting or gaining power over another person.  Panthers, I know you can do your part to prevent bullying and I know that when you are focused on your True North, we can create a school and community that is full of compassion, empathy, kindness and sincerity.

Remember, face your True North and it’s a great day to be a Panther!

PANTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS for Thursday, October 22

Please Pick Up your iPad Keyboard Case by Friday, October 30th!Hybrid students who need to swap your iPad case with a new Keyboard Case can stop by the Library to do so.  Distance Learners who need to swap your iPad case with a new Keyboard Case can stop by the school through the upper doors and see Christy Paro at the front desk between 7:30am – 2:45pm. (added 10/22/20)

All:  October 23, 2020 and October 26, 2020 will be picture retake days during all lunches.  Students, please plan to have a picture taken if you have not yet done so.  Even if you know you do not want to order the photo packets, it is important to have your picture taken.  It is the photo for the Yearbook, It is needed to print your ID, and it is the updated photo for Infinite Campus. (added 10/19/20)

Winter 2020 Athletics:  Just a reminder that if you are participating in a winter sport please make sure you have a valid sports physical on file!  You can check the status of your sports physical in Campus.  Because of COVID, MSHSL has extended the expiration date.  A student with a physical that expires any time from 3/12/20 through the end of the 2020-21 school year will have their clearance extended through completion of the 2020-21 school year. Sports physicals can be dropped off in the mail depository by the administration office, emailed to lisa.krohnberg@isd194.org or faxed attention Lisa Krohnberg to 952-469-7945. (added 10/19/20)

All: If you are a DI or DII athlete that will be signing a NCAA Letter of Intent on November 11, 2020, please contact Lisa Krohnberg at lisa.krohnberg@isd194.org in the Activities Office as soon as possible. 

If you are considering participating in college athletics, please check out information from the NCAA on our website.  https://www.lnhspanthers.com/page/show/972085-ncaa- (added 10/19/20)

All:  Speech is still happening, despite a global pandemic!  The Lakeville North Speech Team will be holding Informational Meetings Tuesday, October 20 or Thursday, October 22, after school in room 143.  Each meeting will also be available to watch virtually via Webex at this link:  https://isd194.webex.com/meet/baes2139  

Auditions for the team will be October 29 and 30 and are open to anyone grades 8 – 12.  Signing up for audition times will be via Sign Up Genius this year and you can find that link on our team website at:  https://www.lnhsspeech.com 

Check out this video for more information.  Great team, great skills to learn, great opportunity!    Questions?  Please see Head Coach Jenn Baese in room 143 or email her!  (updated 10/19/20)

All:  Thank you to those who joined the FUTURE 101 – Exploring Opportunities Beyond High School virtual event last Monday.  We apologize for the technical glitch preventing transfers into the breakout sessions, but all content was recorded and available for you to listen to anytime now.  That means there’s still a chance for parents and students to hear from experts in various realms with breakout sessions that delve deeper into subject matters such as:  

  •     Your High School Plan
  •       Financial Aid, Scholarships & FAFSA
  •       Testing FAQ on ACT, AP, ASVAB, PSAT, SAT
  •       College Prep, Selection Process, etc.
  •       Financial Readiness & Planning
  •       Skilled Trade Career Pathways
  •       Military Opportunities

PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK to access Future 101 content including presentations, handouts, and videos from the panel discussion and audio of the breakout sessions. The link is to a Google Drive folder with separate folders for each breakout session.    (added 10/13/20)

Seniors!  If you wish to be considered for Dean nominated scholarships, please complete the Student Volunteer Information Form available on the LNHS/Career Center/Scholarship website.  Return the form to the Career Center NO LATER than October 26th to be considered for the presently being awarded, Prudential Spirit of Community Award. (added 10/8/20)

All:  Any student wanting to request the Credit/No Credit (Pass/Fail) grading method for a course (limited to one course only) for semester one should complete a request with a parent through the link below by October 30.  Please  review additional information about this grading method on the form and be in touch with your dean for questions.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-SC3fj2Df1UipaA45KGwqSf6AH0g8s3YrQvNiIJBkJRbRPQ/viewform

(added 10/8/20)

Students and Parents:  October conferences are being rescheduled to 2 nights, Nov. 12th and 17th from 4-8pm.  We are currently finalizing details on how to proceed and will send further information as we have them. (added 10/2/20)

All:  If you would like to keep up with our LNHS athletic and activities events, the calendar can be found here:  https://www.lnhspanthers.com/home

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