Forest Lake Area Schools

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Coming Events

Apr. 25
7th & 8th Grade Sports Meeting
Century Junior High School
6:00 p.m.
Apr. 26
Grade 6 Choir Concert
Forest Lake Elementary
7:00 p.m.
May 5
7th & 8th Grade Sports Meeting
Linwood Elementary School
5:30 p.m.
May 9
7th & 8th Grade Sports Meeting
FV / FLE Elementary Schools
6 p.m.
May 10
7th & 8th Grade Sports Meeting
Scandia Elementary School
5:30 p.m.
May 10
7th & 8th Grade Sports Meeting
Lino Lakes Elementary School
6:30 p.m.
May 10
7th & 8th Grade Sports Meeting
Columbus Elementary School
7:30 p.m.
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High school spring play opens Friday

Friday is the opening night for the Forest Lake Area High School Theater Department's spring play. This year's production will be “All in the Timing,” a comedy by David Ives that is comprised of six one-act plays, all revolving around the importance of timing. Performances will be April 29th and 30th, and May 5th, 6th, and 7th, all at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium, at 6101 Scandia Trail N. in Forest Lake. Tickets are general admission and can be purchased on hour prior to show time. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students/seniors. More information about the play can be found at:

Summer School information

Summer School at Forest Lake Area Schools will be held from June 22 - July 29 at Century Junior High School, for students in grades 5 - 12, and at Wyoming Elementary, for students in grades K - 4. Transportation for summer school will be provided for all families who live within the geographic boundaries of the school district. Click here to visit the Targeted Services web page for more information on summer school.

Changes to junior high sports programs

Forest Lake Area Schools will be changing the way 7th and 8th grade athletics will be offered, starting in the 2016-2017 school year. Despite what may have been incorrectly reported online, 7th and 8th grade students will still be able to participate in sports next year. These sports are not being eliminated. Public meetings have been planned throughout the rest of April and into May at our elementary schools to discuss the plan. Parents, students and members of the public are invited to discuss the district's options and proposals. For more information about the reasons these changes are being made, please click here to read a message from Superintendent Linda Madsen and Activities Director Aaron Forsythe.

Joan Paulson honored at Minnesota Girls and Women in Sports Day

Congratulations to retired Forest Lake coach Joan Paulson for being honored at the 30th Annual Minnesota Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 3 at the MN History Center. Joan received a Special Merit Award from the Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership for her tremendous success and pioneering efforts as a softball, basketball and volleyball coach at Forest Lake Area High School. Click here to see the story that ran on the KSTP-TV website. 

Question #1 of school bond approved by voters

On Nov. 3, the voters of the Forest Lake Area school district voted in favor of Question #1 of the school bond. Question #2 did not pass. Click here for information about the election, including final voting results and campaign finance reports. Election results are also available on the MN Secretary of State's election results page. More information about the upcoming facilities projects will be available online soon. 


MnDOT construction on Hwy. 61

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has begun construction of a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and Minnesota Highway 97, near our high school, Century Junior High and the Forest Lake Area School District Office. Information about this construction is available on a video produced by MnDOT. Click here to see this video.

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