19th Annual Bethel Concert
Benson Great Hall; Bethel University
No School E-12
Teacher Work Day
Last Day for High School Seniors
Last Day of School
High School Graduation
Teacher Work Day
The World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) bill was passed in 2013 to ensure every school district in the state is making strides to increase student performance. Each district must develop a plan that addresses five goals. For general information concerning WBWF click here.To view Forest Lake Area Schools’ WBWF plan, click here.
Forest Lake Area Schools invites families, staff and community members to provide feedback to the district as part of the WBWF information gathering. This brief, 11 item survey will allow stakeholders to provide ratings on the overall quality of the school district and programs, as well as feedback on safety and welcoming environment. Results from this survey will be part of the annual WBWF report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Education each October.
The survey will be accessible beginning Friday, April 24, and will close on Friday, May 15. To access the survey, click here. Contact Connie Ramberg (651-982-8104 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or a building principal for a hard copy. Return any hard copies to the same individuals.
Thanks in advance for your participation.
Information about the bond referendum, which is scheduled for Nov. 3, is now online. Click here to see the bond page. More information and details will be added in the coming weeks and months.
The Forest Lake Area High School music department will be attending the 19th Annual Bethel Concert on Friday, April 24 at Bethel University's Benson Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. Students in the Cantorei, Sinfonia Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Brass Quintet and Tetradoxin string quartet groups will be playing and performing pieces by Bach, Dvorak, Faure, and Gershwin among many others. The cost of the concert is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and free to all Forest Lake Area Schools staff members and a guest with their school ID. Additional tickets will be available for purchase from any Forest Lake Area High School music student, at the Forest Lake Area High School front office, the Music Connection in Forest Lake and at the concert.
The decision about whether to close or postpone school due to massive snowfall or frigid temperatures is made by the district superintendent, Linda Madsen. In making this decision, Superintendent Madsen consults with other district administrators and considers many different factors, the most important of which is the safety of our students. Click here to learn more about the process of making this decision and what information families need to know when weather becomes a factor in the operation of our buses and schools.
On Feb. 2, at the Central Learning Center from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., an informational meeting will take place for families interested in enrolling their kindergarten student(s) in the Spanish Immersion program for the 2015-2016 school year at either Lino Lakes or Forest View Elementary Schools. The program is available with transportation to all Forest Lake area residents. Registration is now open and will continue through Feb. 27. Click here to register online. For more information about the Spanish Immersion program and for a PDF of the informational meeting flyer, please click here.
On Jan. 3 and 4, Jeff Wilson, head football coach of Forest Lake Area High School, was featured on WCCO-TV in a segment sponsored by Lifetouch and produced by Lifetouch Media Productions known as "Life to the Max." Upon hearing that his father, Gary, was diagnosed with a terminal illness, Wilson hired Gary as an assistant coach for an unforgettable experience. Click here for the full video.
Winter is approaching, and this means that cold and flu season in Minnesota is also right around the corner. There has been a good deal of local and national news coverage recently about viruses such as influenza, Enterovirus D68 and Ebola. Please click here for more information about these viruses and what parents need to know about them.