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Academic Awards and Hall of Fame
The district has approved the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic calendars. To view the 2014-15 calendar click here, to view the 2015-16 calendar click here. To view this year's academic calendar click here.
The district has added two additional school days to the district calendar - Feb. 17 and March 31. These have been added to help compensate for five school days lost during the past couple of months due to frigid temperatures. Click here to view or download the revised 2013-2014 school calendar.
On May 20, 2014, voters in the Forest Lake Area Schools community will have the chance to vote on a facilities bond for the district. If approved by local voters, the project will make upgrades and improvements to the safety and security of every district school, and it will also make much-needed repairs and address long-overdue deferred maintenance issues. Click here to go to the 2014 Facilities Bond page.
In a season-high 30-point scoring output against Duluth East on Saturday, senior Bailey Norby broke the Forest Lake girls’ basketball career scoring record. She surpassed the previous mark of 1,803 career points held by former Rangers star and Minnesota Gopher Katie Alsdurf. Norby led the Rangers to a 67-46 win over the Greyhounds, and she now has seven more regular season games and at least one playoff game to add to her school record of 1,806 career points. Click here to read the full news release. Click here to see the video of her record-breaking shot.
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, families with students entering kindergarten will have the option of enrolling in the district's Spanish Immersion program. This program was previously for first-grade students only, but now it has been expanded. Registration for this partial immersion program, housed at both Lino Lakes Elementary and Forest View Elementary, has already begun. The program is available to kindergarten or first-grade students who reside in the district and also to those who open-enroll from other areas of the Twin Cities. Transportation is provided free of charge for all students who reside within the district. The registration deadline for the 2014-15 school year is February 28, 2014. Click here to enroll online, or visit the district's immersion information page and download the registration form by clicking here.
The Sept. 20 issue of the St. Paul Pioneer Press includes an article about the success of Forest Lake Area Schools' All-Day, Every-Day Kindgergarten program. The reporter, Brooklyn Hofstad, spent a day visiting Columbus Elementary School where she spoke with parents, teachers, students and principal Neal Fox about the program and how the first few weeks of the school year have gone under the new format. Click here to see the article.