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  • We believe the primary purpose of Park Rapids Area High School is to provide educational experiences which will enable people to acquireand apply knowledge. By the acquisition and application of this knowledge it is hoped that each individual will be able to meet his or her greatest potential mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and morally. Park Rapids Area Schools are dedicated to offering quality education to students. It is imperative that school personnel, students, parents and other residents work together to refine and maintain the high standard of educational programs in the district.

                                   -PRAHS Student Handbook

     Enrollment Options

    Students attending school in Minnesota have a number of educational opportunities which allow them to enroll in a public school or program located in a district other than the one in which they live. These “graduation incentives” give students alternative ways of getting their high school diplomas. Brief descriptions of some of these options are listed below. For additional information, you should contact your guidance counselor. 

    Area Learning Centers offer alternative programs to help students graduate from high school.

    Minor Parents, Pregnant Minors: Eligible youth may choose from alternative programs to earn a high school diploma. 

    Open Enrollment: A student must submit an Enrollment Options form to the non-resident district before January 15 for attendance for the following school year. 

    PSEO —Juniors and Seniors have the possibility of arranging classes in a vocational school or college while still in PRAHS. The intent of this option is to promote academic excellence and increase options for ambitious students. Features which attract student interests include:

    1. Students interested in this option should start the necessary process with the high school counselor. Two application forms are used: a regular college or tech school application needs to be completed the first semester a student wants to enroll. Another more specific application concerning which courses and their equivalent credits needs to be completed each semester.

    2. Students have a time limit of two consecutive school years in which this option can be used during 11th & 12th grade. One could not use after expected graduation at the end of 12th grade. Similarly, if one first enrolls during 12th grade the limit is one year of option privilege.

    3. The high school counselor and the student should expect to work out the equivalency of credits prior to or during the enrollment process.

    4. Students are not eligible for state post-secondary financial aid while enrolled in the options program. Transportation money is also strictly controlled and therefore available to students who meet state financial guidelines.

    5. Students with PSEO status are high school students taking courses at another location for part or all of the day. Their grades will be recorded by the high school for the honor roll, calculated into the high school grade point average and other special awards. Students are responsible for delivering their postsecondary grades to the high school.

    6. Students are eligible to participate in Park Rapids Area High School extra-curricular activities as long as all other eligibility requirements are met.

    7. Students may go half time or full time PSEO. They may not take PSEO over and above a regular school course load. Students must declare if they plan on doing PSEO by May 1st.

    Organization of Schedule

    Our school year is divided into three trimesters (fall, winter, spring). Correspondingly, marking periods are at twelve -week intervals. Courses will be offered on the trimester plan, each carrying one(1) credit per trimester.

    Park Rapids Area High School is on a seven period day schedule. Of necessity some courses require a pre -requisite and some sequence but many of the courses are independent and non-sequential. A student, through a preregistration program, indicates the courses s/he wishes to carry for the upcoming school year. Students must plan a minimum of 18 credits for the year and list alternates. This is equivalent to 6 classes every day for each trimester during the year. The trimester plan, combined with a seven period day, provides students with more variety and flexibility in subject choice. At the same time it requires more thought and care on the part of the student in making appropriate subject choices.

    Students are urged to discuss their choice of subjects with their parents, their teachers, and school counselor. In selecting subjects, students should give thought to their overall high school program and to their post high school educational -vocational plans.

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  • Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 6/1/2017

    Bulletin for Thursday, June 1, 2017

    1. Summer baseball sign up information is in the office.  Get signed up ASAP!
    2. 2018 seniors!   You need to have your senior photo taken and ready to turn in by the second week of school in the fall. We also need a baby photo, transformations photos and any photos you would like to share for the yearbook.
    3. There will be free lifting sessions June 12, 14, 16, 19 & 21 from 6:30 to 8 am.  This opportunity will be given by Mr. Schumacher. Please be on time. These sessions are for you eager lifters who can't wait until summer strength and conditioning.  All students are welcome.
    4. The Northern Lights Dance Academy will host their recital this Sunday, June 4 at 6 pm at the high school auditorium. Prepare to be amazed! Tickets will be available 1/2 hour before the show.
    5. Have a great summer.

    Events:   Home:      Away: Section Softball playing DGF in Thief River, Section Baseball playing East Grand Forks in Crookston

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  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 5/31/2017

    Bulletin for Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    1. Next year’s schedules will be handed out tomorrow morning, in the commons, prior to 1st hour class.  If you’re not here, they will go live on student view starting August 1st.  Students can make schedule changes tomorrow also. Friends cannot pick up other friends schedules.
    2. Students who are planning on attending summer school need to see Mrs. Walsh either today or tomorrow to make sure all paper work and scheduling is completed. 
    3. JV baseball players, stop by Mr. Luther's room to turn in your locks today.
    4. Softball is still alive! In the first game they defeated Warroad 6-2. In the second game they beat Barnesville 1-0. The Panthers will travel to Thief on Thursday and face DGF at 2:00.
    5. The baseball team defeated Bagley 3-2 in last night's elimination playoff game.  They now travel to Crookston on Thursday to take on East Grand Forks.
    6. Summer baseball sign up information is in the office.  Get signed up ASAP!
    7. At the sub-section meet held yesterday at Thief River the girls golf team took second place which allows them to advance to the section meet next week. The Lady Panthers were led by Sabela Valverde Andrade who took second place overall with a score of 82. Also scoring were Drew Hilmanowski and the Johnson twins, Madison and Chloe. Good luck at sections.
    8. There will be free lifting sessions June 12, 14, 16, 19 & 21 from 6:30 to 8 am.  This opportunity will be given by Mr. Schumacher. Please be on time as these sessions will have some structure to them. These sessions are for you eager lifters who can't wait until summer strength and conditioning starts.  All students are welcome.
    9. Students need to have their lockers cleaned out and left open at the beginning of the school day tomorrow. If they are not left open, custodians will be opening them 1st hour.

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  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 5/30/2017

    Bulletin for Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    1. Next year’s schedule will be handed out Thursday morning prior to 1st hour class, in the commons.  If you’re not present they will go live on student view August 1st.  Students present will be able to make changes on Thursday. Friends cannot pick up others schedules.
    2. McDonald’s is hiring for all shifts. Application forms are available in the counselor’s office.  

    Events:   Home: Baseball    Away: Softball against Warroad in Thief River Falls, Girls & boys golf in Thief River Falls

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  • Friday, May 26, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 5/26/2017

    Bulletin Friday, May 26, 2017

    1. Thanks to Mr. Hartung's students for helping design a couple of things.  First of all, congrats to Brennan Garwood for designing the winning homecoming button and congrats also to Jess Kaseman for designing this year's Firecracker Footrace t-shirt.  Brennan won $25 and Jess will receive a Glik's gift card.  Thanks to all who participated.
    2. Female athletes: all locks must be removed from the athletic locker room today.  Any locks not removed will be pulled.  See Mrs. Goeden to turn in your lock.  
    3. The softball team defeated Hawley 8-0 and then lost to DGF 11-3 yesterday in section play. The Panthers now play on Tuesday in Thief River Falls. 
    4. Congratulations to both the boys and girls track and field teams for their sub section wins last night. This will be the girls' 13th consecutive sub section title! 

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  • Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 5/25/2017

    Bulletin Thursday, May 25, 2017

    1. Seniors who are interested in swimming at Senior Slam - don't forget to bring your suits and towels...and socks for the tree house.
    2. McDonald’s is hiring for all shifts. Application forms are available in the counselor’s office.  
    3. We have 30 students who need to pick up their yearbooks today from Mr. Hartung.  We also have a 5 extra yearbooks for sale.  The cost is $45.
    4. Female athletes: all locks must be removed from the athletic locker room by this Friday.  Any locks not removed by Friday will be pulled.  See Mrs. Goeden to turn in your lock.  
    5. Mrs. Goeden’s 6th hour please report to the media center. 
    6. Interested in cross country and haven't picked up info? Stop by Mrs. Johnson's room before the end of the year. Remember: running rocks!

    Events:   Home: Baseball with Bagley     Away: Softball in Frazee against Hawley, Girls & boys track in Walker

     

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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 5/24/2017

    Bulletin Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    1. Seniors who are interested in swimming at Senior Slam - don't forget to bring your suits and towels...and socks for the tree house.
    2. There will be a boys’ basketball meeting tomorrow morning at 7:50 in Mr. Brandt's room.  Summer calendar will get handed out then.  
    3. Female athletes: all locks must be removed from the athletic locker room by this Friday.  Any locks not removed by Friday will be pulled.  See Mrs. Goeden to turn in your lock.  
    4. The Panther girl’s golf team took second place at the pre sub-section meet held at Thief River yesterday. Leading scorer was Sabela Valverde Andrade who shot a career best 84. Also contributing were Drew Hilmanowski and the Johnson sisters, Chloe and Madison. Keep it up.
    5. Reminder to students and staff: In accordance with state law, students will be asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance weekly. If a student objects to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, they need to indicate their opposition to their teacher in a timely fashion and special arrangements will be made. Also, proper etiquette, display and respect for the flag of the United States of America must be observed. Anyone who does not wish to participate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for any personal reason may elect not to do so.  Students and school personnel must respect another person’s right to make a choice.

    Events:   Home: All Sports Banquet     Away: Boys tennis in Fergus Falls

     

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  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 5/23/2017

    Bulletin Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    1. McDonald’s is hiring for all shifts. It is a great place to work with fun people to learn responsibility, gain work experience, get discounts on food and earn a yearly bonus! Application forms are in the counselor’s office.
    2. Seniors who are interested in swimming at Senior Slam - don't forget to bring your suits and towels...and socks for the tree house.
    3. Want to play softball tomorrow afternoon? Get a team together and sign up outside Mr. Schumacher's office.  Remember--your team is responsible for all equipment needed.
    4. Are you an MC, a talent show participant, or a Mr. Park Rapids contestant?  If you are, there will be a quick meeting today at 1:55 in Mrs. Johnson's room.  See Mrs. Johnson if you have questions.
    5. There will be a boys’ basketball meeting to go over summer stuff Thursday morning at 7:50, in Mr. Brandt's room.  Summer calendar will get handed out then.  
    6. Reminder to all athletes attending the athletic banquet tomorrow: This is a formal event. Please dress appropriate and be here by 5:45 pm.
    7. In the latest QRF standing, the softball team is ranked third in the state with 109 points.  On Saturday, the softball team earned the one seed in the south half of Section 8AA.  Play-offs begin today but the Panthers have a bye.  The team plays on Thursday at 4:00 & 6:00in Frazee.
    8. Female athletes: all locks must be removed from the athlete locker room by this Friday.  Any locks not removed by Friday will be pulled.  See Mrs. Goeden to turn in your lock.  
    9. It's time to register for summer softball leagues for June through July. Register by May 24th. Flyers are in the office.  
    10. A couple of rings were found. Claim in the office.
    11. Reminder to students and staff: In accordance with state law, students will be asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance weekly. If a student objects to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, they need to indicate their opposition to their teacher in a timely fashion and special arrangements will be made. Also, proper etiquette, display and respect for the flag of the United States of America must be observed. Anyone who does not wish to participate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for any personal reason may elect not to do so.  Students and school personnel must respect another person’s right to make a choice.

    Events:   Home:      Away: Girls & boys golf in Thief River Falls, Boys tennis in Fergus Falls

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  • Monday, May 22, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 5/22/2017

    Bulletin Monday, May 22, 2017

    1. Seniors--it's time to show us what your future plans are. Going in the military? College? Working? On Tuesday, student council would like you to wear something that represents your next step. Throw on your college apparel, uniform, etc.
    2. Want to play softball Wednesday afternoon? Get a team together and sign up outside Mr. Schumacher's office.  Remember--your team is responsible for all equipment needed.
    3. Are you an MC, a talent show participant, or a Mr. Park Rapids contestant?  If you are, there will be a quick meeting at 1:55 in Mrs. Johnson's room Tuesday.  See Mrs. Johnson if you have questions.
    4. It's time to register for summer softball leagues for June through July. Please register by May 24th if interested. Flyers are available in the office.  
    5. JV softball players meet in the locker room after school today.
    6. Reminder to students and staff: In accordance with state law, students will be asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance weekly. If a student objects to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, they need to indicate their opposition to their teacher in a timely fashion and special arrangements will be made. Also, proper etiquette, display and respect for the flag of the United States of America must be observed. Anyone who does not wish to participate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for any personal reason may elect not to do so. Students and school personnel must respect another person’s right to make a choice.

    Events:   Home:      Away: Girls golf at Blueberry Pines, Boys tennis in Fergus Falls

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  • Friday, May 19, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 5/19/2017

    Bulletin Friday, May 19, 2017

    1. Please return all library books TODAY.  Check through your locker and hand in any that you have.  Fines will be given for books not returned.
    2. Seniors that are purchasing their iPads must sign up and purchase them today.
    3. McDonald’s is hiring for all shifts. It is a great place to work with fun people to learn responsibility, gain work experience, get discounts on food and earn a yearly bonus. Application forms are available in the counselor’s office.
    4. It’s almost that time of year—the talent show and Mr. Park Rapids Pageant. Both will be held on Wednesday, May 24th. Mr. Park Rapids contestants need business attire, “talent”, and will be given a question to answer on stage.  Interested in the talent show or to be part of Mr. Park Rapids? See Mrs. Johnson.
    5. There will be a softball tournament on Wednesday, May 24th, during the activity time.  Make sure that you have all your own equipment.  None will be supplied by the school.  Questions? See Mrs. Johnson.
    6. Everyone has a role in preventing suicide. Use your personal sources of strength to help others in need. Who are three people you would go to if you were going through a difficult time?  Help connect others to support.  Text the word “life” to 61222 if you want to help a friend or if you are going through a rough time. Make it ok, break the silence, ask for help.
    7. It's time to register for summer softball leagues for June through July. Please register by May 24th if interested. Flyers are available in the office.  
    8. JV softball players meet in the locker room Monday after school.
    9. Reminder to students and staff: In accordance with state law, students will be asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance weekly. If a student objects to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, they need to indicate their opposition to their teacher in a timely fashion and special arrangements will be made. Also, proper etiquette, display and respect for the flag of the United States of America must be observed. Anyone who does not wish to participate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for any personal reason may elect not to do so.  Students and school personnel must respect another person’s right to make a choice.

    Events:   Home: Baseball with Frazee, Boys tennis triangular at Depot Courts     Away:

     

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  • Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 5/18/2017

    Bulletin Thursday, May 18, 2017

    1. Seniors interested in attending Senior Slam on May 25th at the Detroit Lakes Community Center - tomorrow is the deadline to sign up and pay. Forms are in Mrs. Johnson’s room and the office. Make memories with your classmates one last time before graduation.
    2. All library books need to be returned to the media by tomorrow.  Please look through your lockers and return any that you have.  Fines will be given for books not returned.
    3. It’s almost that time of year—the talent show and Mr. Park Rapids Pageant. Both will be held on Wednesday, May 24th. Mr. Park Rapids contestants need business attire, “talent”, and will be given a question to answer on stage.  Interested in the talent show or to be part of Mr. Park Rapids? See Mrs. Johnson.
    4. There will be a softball tournament on Wednesday, May 24th during the activity time.  Make sure that you have all your own equipment.  None will be supplied by the school.  Questions? See Mrs. Johnson.
    5. You may think everyone smokes marijuana, but they don’t. You may think taking pills at parties is normal, but it’s not. According to the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey, MOST of park Rapids students don’t use marijuana or other illicit drugs. Marijuana and illicit drug use can alter your coordination, judgment, and memory-which means your school work, athletic performance, and relationships with family and friends will be affected.
    6. For the next two days, you will have the opportunity to write an "I Choose" positive message in your social classes.  Students who participate will be eligible for prizes that will be awarded next week. 
    7. On Friday all staff and students are encouraged to wear a We Decide t-shirt, Hubbard in Prevention t-shirt or a Be Kind t-shirt.  Those wearing a t-shirt will also have an opportunity to win prizes.
    8. The following athletes received All Conference distinction at the conference Trap Competition yesterday - Ean Voigt, Charlie Walsh, and Cole Girtz. Shawn Ohm – 2nd place JV high score. Congratulations to all team members.
    9. It's time to register for summer softball leagues for June through July. Please register by May 24th if interested. Flyers are available in the office.  

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