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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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  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 3/28/2017

    Bulletin Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    1. NHS meeting tomorrow and Thursday morning at 7:45.  You only need to attend one meeting.
    2. Congratulations to the BPA Small Business Management Team of Jack Bateman, Madison Steffel, Emily Dean and Matt Benson who were moved up in the rankings to qualify for the national conference!
    3. Prom committee meeting at 7:45 on Thursday in Mrs. Westberg’s room. Please be there on time!
    4. Students – starting Monday, April 3rd, the weight room will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Sign up on the sheet outside Mr. Schumacher’s office.

    Events:   Home:       Away: Boys and girls track in Bemidji

     

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  • Friday, March 24, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 3/24/2017

    Bulletin Friday, March 24, 2017

    1. There will be an important student council meeting Monday, 6th hour, in Mrs. Johnson's room.  Please try to attend.
    2. Boys Tennis begins on Monday.  Practice will be at the Depot courts after school.  Get all registration papers signed and fees paid before practice.  All boys’ grades 7-12 are welcome.  No experience necessary.  
    3. Check the opportunity board in the commons for colleges visiting and employment opportunities.

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  • Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 3/23/2017

    Bulletin Thursday, March 23, 2017

    1. Admissions counselors from the following colleges will be visiting today:  M-State at 11:00 and Leech Lake Tribal College at 1:00. If you are interested in learning more about these colleges and would like to meet with admissions counselor, please sign up in the counseling area.  
    2. If you’re 16 and older and would like to donate blood on Wednesday, April 19th, sign up in the office. See Mrs. Johnson if you have any questions.
    3. There will be an important student council meeting Monday 6th hour in Mrs. Johnson's room.  Please try to attend.
    4. Congratulating to the following art students who competed in the section art show yesterday in Fosston. Excellence awards were given to the following students: Evan Booge (Digital Photography), Johnna Krabbenhoft (Drawing), Julia Johnson (Painting), Anna Miller (Painting), Veronica Gauthier (Painting).  Superior Awards were given to the following students: Amber Schroeder (2D Mixed Media/Collage, Evan Booge (Digital Photography), Alexis Hill (Drawing), Hannah Dewinter (Drawing), Madysen Sanders (Drawing), Casey Witkin (Painting), Ellery Overmyer (Painting), Tori Campbell (Painting), Jacob Berg (Video Art).  Three students from Park Rapids were Section 8A Champions (Spotlight on the Arts Award). These students will be invited to display their artwork at the Minnesota State Visual Arts Exhibition in Golden Valley on May 13th, Casey Witkin (Painting), Evan Booge (Digital Photography), Jacob Berg (Video Art).  

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  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 3/22/2017

    Bulletin Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    1. Admissions counselors from the following colleges will be visiting this week: Thursday March 23rd:  M-State at 11:00 and Leech Lake Tribal College at 1:00. If you are interested in learning more about these colleges, and would like to meet with admissions counselor, please sign up in the counseling area.  
    2. If you’re 16 and older and would like to donate blood on Wednesday, April 19th, sign up in the office. See Mrs. Johnson if you have any questions.

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  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 3/21/2017

    Bulletin Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    1. Admissions counselors from the following colleges will be visiting this week: Today, March 21st:  MSUM at 1:15, Thursday March 23rd:  M-State at 11:00 and Leech Lake Tribal College at 1:00. If you are interested in learning more about these colleges, and would like to meet with admissions counselor, please sign up in the counseling area.  
    2. Reminder for sophomores, you will be attending Passport 2 the Future at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji tomorrow.  You will be meeting in the commons at 8:15 and buses will depart for NW Tech at 8:25.  Lunches will be served at the college, and you will return to the high school at approximately 1:00.  
    3. Necklace found in the gym. Claim in the office.

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  • Monday, March 20, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 3/20/2017

    Bulletin Monday, March 20, 2017

    1. Seniors, if you plan on attending College next fall, make sure you have applied to your schools or school of choice.  Many of you have yet to send a transcript to one college, and it's almost April.  If you have questions about applying to college, please see Mr. Schafer.  
    2. Admissions counselors from the following colleges will be visiting this week: Tomorrow March 21st:  MSUM at 1:15, Thursday March 23rd:  M-State at 11:00 and Leech Lake Tribal College at 1:00. If you are interested in learning more about these colleges, and would like to meet with admissions counselor, please sign up in the counseling area.  
    3. Students, The US Fish and Wildlife Service is sponsoring the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) this summer. This is an earn-work-learn program that offers summer employment in the great outdoors. Participants will enjoy a variety of experiences while working at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Hamden Slough NWR, and Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District.  Projects will include trail maintenance and signage, facilities and grounds maintenance, invasive plant control, waterfowl banding, and helping with public use events and various biological surveys.  You will be paid for 40 hours each week (M-F) at the wage rate of $9.50/hr.  The program runs from May 29-July 21.  If interested and want to apply for this work program, please see Mr. Schafer. 
    4. Reminder for sophomores, you will be attending Passport 2 the Future at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji this Wednesday.  You will be meeting in the Commons at 8:15 and buses will depart for NW Tech at 8:25.  Lunches will be served at the college, and you will return to the high school at approximately 1:00.  
    5. Interested in a Summer Job?  Muskie Waters Company in Nevis is looking for Baristas and food service employees for the summer season.  Requirements are you must be at least 15, be responsible and hardworking, and be willing to work different shifts.  If interested, pick up an application from Mr. Schafer.
    6. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Panther speech team, grades 6 through 12, traveled to Walker, Brainerd and Fosston for speech competitions. Congratulations to all! This coming Saturday we travel to St Cloud Tech HS, and on April 1, we'll compete at our subsection contest in New York Mills. Good luck to everyone as we wind down the season! As usual, we have a speech meeting today at the high school and Wednesday at the middle school. Everyone should attend.
    7. One act play participants: The school board meeting to recognize your trip to state is tonight.  You need to be in the Frank White building by 6:00.
    8. If you're 16 and older and would like to donate blood on Wednesday, April 19th, sign up in the main office.  See Mrs. Johnson if you have any questions.
    9. Students who did not pick up their report card last week, please stop in the office and pick it up.
    10. Necklace found in the gym. Claim in the office.

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  • Friday, March 17, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 3/17/2017

    Bulletin Friday, March 17, 2017

    1. The student council blood drive is coming up April 19th. If you’re 16 and older and want to donate, this is your chance. More details to come.
    2. One act play participants: The school board meeting to recognize your trip to state will be held Monday night.  You need to be in the Frank White building by 6:00.
    3. Students who did not pick up their report card from their advisor yesterday – please stop in the HS Office and pick one up from Mrs. Holden.
    4. Check the opportunity board in the commons for colleges visiting and employment opportunities.

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  • Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 3/16/2017

    Bulletin Thursday, March 16, 2017

    1. Juniors, If you met with Mr. Schafer in the commons yesterday, this is just a reminder that registration for College Anatomy next year is today in the Media Center at 10.  Don't forget.
    2. Any student playing baseball this spring, there is a meeting in Mr. Etters room at 8:00 tomorrow morning.  Make sure you attend this meeting.

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  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 3/15/2017

    Bulletin for Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    1. Students, today is the last day you are able to get your 3rd trimester schedule changed. 
    2. The student council blood drive is coming up April 19th.  If you're 16 and older and want to donate, this is your chance.  More details to come.
    3. Attention prom committee: We will be having a meeting tomorrow morning at 7:45 in Mrs. Westberg's room. 
    4. Any student playing baseball this spring, there is a meeting in Mr. Etters room at 8:00 Friday morning.  Make sure you attend this meeting.
    5. BPA State Qualifiers – If you missed the meeting this morning, please come after school at 3:05. Important information about the upcoming state competition will be the topic.
    6. Please join us tomorrow night at Northwoods Bank at 5:30 for a guest speaker on Minnesota’s clean energy future. It is free and open to everyone. The speaker will be J. Drake Hamilton of Fresh Energy in St. Paul.

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  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 3/14/2017

    Bulletin for Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    1. Students, Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day you are able to get your 3rd trimester schedule changed.  Schedules cannot be switched after this day. 
    2. The student council blood drive is coming up April 19th.  If you're 16 and older and want to donate, this is your chance.  More details to come.
    3. Attention prom committee: We will be having a meeting Thursday at 7:45 in Mrs. Westberg's room. 
    4. Reminder to all boys basketball players that exit meetings will start today after school until 4:00.  These will continue until Thursday.  All equipment and locks will need to be turned in at that time.  This will be in Mr. Brandt's room. 
    5. All girls and boys going out for golf should meet right after school today in room 804.
    6. BPA State Qualifiers - there will be meetings on Wednesday this week - choose to come before school at 8:45 or after school at 3:05. Important information about the upcoming state competition will be the topic.

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