Park Rapids Area High School

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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.

Bulletin

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 10/18/2017

    Bulletin for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    1. A representative from the University of North Dakota will be here on Monday the 23rd at 11:30. There is a sign-up sheet in the counseling office. 
    2. Seniors: Hall of Fame pictures will be taken today during 4th and 7th hours.
    3. Yearbooks are on sale until today for $42.00.  You need to order them online through Josten’s. The price will jump to $47.00 after today. 
    4. There will be BPA meetings at 7:45 am and 3:05 pm on Tuesday. Please bring your $30.00 dues and ideas of what contests you want to do. If you aren't sure about contests yet, this would be a good time to take a look at things with Mrs. Kuehn. Choose whichever meeting works best for you. If neither time works, see Mrs. Kuehn.
    5. Hola, Amigos! It’s that time of the year again! Today, Spanish II students will begin selling Skull Pops to celebrate the Mexican holiday, El Día de los Muertos, which is celebrated Nov. 1st & 2nd.  Tradition states that, giving a skull made of sugar to a friend means you wish for them to cheat death for another year.  The cost will be $1.00 per pop.  Spanish students are permitted to sell before school up to 8:00 and again after school at 3:00.  Also, skull pops are not permitted in the classrooms.  That’s muy mal.  Muchas Gracias.
    6. No school tomorrow and Friday, MEA break.

    Events:   Home:   Away: Football in Perham

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  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 10/17/2017

    Bulletin for Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    1. Tomorrow is retake picture day. There are order envelopes in the office if you need one. If you are getting your picture retaken, you need to bring the original package and the $5.00 retake fee.
    2. Seniors: Hall of Fame pictures will be taken today and Wednesday during 4th and 7th hours.
    3. Yearbooks are on sale until tomorrow for $42.00.  You need to order them online through Josten’s. The price will jump to $47.00 after October 18th.  Order today!
    4. Reminder - There will be a We Decide meeting on Wednesday, between lunch periods in room 804.  Interested in being a part of a movement, come to the meeting and see what We Decide is all about. 
    5. Jacket left in the commons. Claim in the office.

    Events:   Home:   Away: Volleyball at East Grand Forks

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  • Monday, October 16, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 10/16/2017

    Bulletin for Monday, October 16, 2017

    1. College reps coming: today - University of Minnesota, Crookston at 2:30. Please sign up in the counseling office.
    2. Retake pictures are Wednesday. There are order envelopes in the office if you need one. If you are getting your picture retaken, you need to bring the original package and the $5.00 retake fee.
    3. Yearbooks are on sale until Wednesday for $42.00.  You need to order them online through Josten’s.  The price will jump to $47.00 after October 18th.  Order today!
    4. NHS meeting tomorrow or Wednesday morning at 7:50 in Mrs. Schroeder's room.  Choose which day works best for you.
    5. There will be a We Decide meeting this Wednesday between lunches in Room 804.  Interested in being part of a movement to promote healthy activities and healthy choices???  Come to the meeting to see what We Decide is all about.  Bring a friend or two! Looking forward to seeing you!
    6. Remind your parent/guardian about conferences tonight, 3:30 to 7.
    7. Due to conferences, there will be no after school tutoring in the media center.
    8. Cross country runners remember you are getting out at 2:30 today. Make sure rides to the golf course are taken care of.
    9. Congratulations to the tennis section team for working hard and making a good showing at sections last week, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You ended your season well. Special congratulations go out to Natalie Kinkel who earned a trip to the state tennis meet! Way to go!

    Events:   Home: Cross Country at Headwaters Country Club Away:

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  • Friday, October 13, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 10/13/2017

    Bulletin for Friday, October 13, 2017

    1. College reps coming: Monday - Bemidji State University at 8:30 and University of Minnesota, Crookston at 2:30. Please sign up in the counseling office.
    2. Retake pictures are next Wednesday, October 18th. There are order envelopes in the office if you need one. If you are getting your picture retaken, you need to bring the original package and the $5.00 retake fee.
    3. Yearbooks are on sale until October 18th for $42.00.  You need to order them online through Josten’s.  The price will jump to $47.00 after October 18th.  Order today!
    4. Sections update from the Park Rapids girls tennis team:       The team competitions were yesterday. The Park Rapids team won 4-3 against Staples in round 1. Winning for Park Rapids in singles were: Natalie Kinkel, Tori Hilmanowski, and Abby Morris. In doubles, Gracie Eischens and Kendra Coborn. In round 2, the Park Rapids team lost to Roseau. However, congratulations to Kendra Coborn and Gracie Eischens for their doubles victory. The girls now have their singles and doubles competitions. We wish them luck!

    Events:   Home: Football with Fergus Falls   Away: Section girl’s tennis in Fargo

     

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  • Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 10/12/2017

    Bulletin for Thursday, October 12, 2017

    1. A rep from Bemidji State University will be coming on Monday the 16th at 8:30 am. There is a sign-up sheet in the counseling office.
    2. Retake pictures are next Wednesday, October 18th. There are order envelopes in the office if you need one.
    3. Attention Mathletes! Are you interested in hanging out with people who like math? Would you like to beat Nevis at something other than a sport? Well, join Math League! There will be an informational meeting tomorrow in Mrs. Westberg's room, 601 at 7:50. Be there or be a square root!
    4. Yearbooks are on sale until October 18th for $42.00.  You need to order them online through Josten’s.  The price will jump to $47.00 after October 18th.  Order today!!!
    5. BPA has the concession stand tomorrow for football. If you are able to help, please see Mrs. Kuehn...or she will find you!!
    6. Congrats to Whitney Steffel and Holly Johnson for earning all-conference honors at the cross country meet Tuesday night. Congrats also to Haley Pickar for earning honorable mention. The Panthers host their only home meet next Monday at 4 at Headwaters.

    Events:   Home: Volleyball with Thief River Falls   Away:

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  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 10/11/2017

    Bulletin for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    1. A rep from Bemidji State University will be coming on Monday the 16th at 8:30 am. There is a sign-up sheet in the counseling office.
    2. There’s a financial aid information meeting tonight during evening conferences at 6 pm in the choir room. This presentation is aimed at seniors and their parents but juniors and parents are welcome also.
    3. Due to conferences, there will be no after school tutoring in the media center today or Monday, October 16th.
    4. Retake pictures are next Wednesday, October 18th. There are order envelopes in the office if you need one.
    5. Yearbooks are on sale until October 18th for $42.00.  You need to order them online through Josten’s.  The price will jump to $47.00 after October 18th.  Order today!!!
    6. BPA has the concession stand on Friday the 13th for football. If you are able to help, please see Mrs. Kuehn...or she will find you!!
    7. Congrats to Whitney Steffel and Holly Johnson for earning all-conference honors at the cross country meet Tuesday night. Congrats also to Haley Pickar for earning honorable mention. The Panthers host their only home meet next Monday at 4 at Headwaters.
    8. Remind your parent/guardian about conferences tonight and next Monday from 3:30 to 7:00.

    Events:   Home:     Away:

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  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 10/10/2017

    Bulletin for Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    1. A representative from the College of St. Ben's and St. John's University will be here today at 1:00. Sign-up in the counseling office. 
    2. A rep from Bemidji State University will be coming on Monday the 16th at 8:30 am. There is a sign-up sheet in the counseling office.
    3. There will be a financial aid information meeting tomorrow evening during conferences at 6 pm in the choir room. This presentation is aimed at seniors and their parents but juniors and parents are welcome to attend.
    4. Students who are taking the PSAT tomorrow will meet in room 804 at 8:15. 
    5. Yearbooks are on sale until October 18th for $42.00.  You need to order them online through Josten’s.  The price will jump to $47.00 after October 18th.  Order today!!!
    6. BPA has the concession stand on Friday the 13th for football. If you are able to help, please see Mrs. Kuehn...or she will find you!!
    7. Mrs. Johnson's 7th hour study hall should report to the media center.
    8. Remind your parent/guardian about conferences tomorrow evening and next Monday from 3:30 to 7:00.

    Events:   Home:     Away: Cross Country in Pequot Lakes, Volleyball in Perham

     

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  • Monday, October 9, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 10/9/2017

    Bulletin for Monday, October 9, 2017

    1. A representative from the College of St. Ben's and St. John's University will be here tomorrow at 1:00. Sign-up in the counseling office. 
    2. There will be a financial aid information meeting on Wednesday during conferences at 6 pm in the choir room. This presentation is aimed at seniors and their parents but juniors and parents are welcome to attend.
    3. BPA has the concession stand on Friday the 13th for football. If you are able to help, please see Mrs. Kuehn...or she will find you!!
    4. Create with Nate art sessions are being offered again for all ages through Community Ed.  Sessions begin after MEA. Flyers are available in the office.
    5. Remind your parent/guardian about conferences Wednesday evening, 3:30 to 7:00.
    6. The Lady Panthers tennis team ended their regular season with a 100% sweep against Parkers Prairie! Winning in singles were: Natalie Kinkel, Tori Hilmanowski, Abby Morris and Meagan Powers. Winning in doubles were the following duos: Olivia Wallace and Kendra Coborn, Chloe Johnson and Gracie Eischens, Jada Renneberg and Rachael Herman, and Emma Miller and Kinley Nordin. Congratulations girls! Good luck at sections this week!

    Events:   Home:   9th & 10th grade football with Detroit Lakes Away:

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  • Friday, October 6, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 10/6/2017

    Bulletin for Friday, October 6, 2017

    1. There will be a representative from the College of St. Ben's and St. John's University coming to the school on Tuesday the 10th at 1:00. There is a sign-up sheet by the door of the counseling office. 
    2. There will be a financial aid information meeting next Wednesday during conferences at 6 pm in the choir room. This presentation is aimed at seniors and their parents but juniors and parents are welcome to attend.
    3. BPA has the concession stand on Friday the 13th for football. If you are able to help, please see Mrs. Kuehn...or she will find you!!
    4. Create with Nate art sessions are being offered again for all ages through Community Ed.  Sessions begin after MEA. Flyers are available in the office.
    5. At Thursday's cross country meet in Perham, over 90% of the runners had their season best. The Panthers have their section meet at Crosslake on Tuesday.
    6. The Panther Volleyball Team traveled to Bemidji last evening and dominated the match with a 3-0 win.  This was a big win for the Panthers!  Complete teamwork was the key last night…The Panthers team unity and 100% effort continues to lead their team to success.  The team tallied 39 kills, 14 ace serves, 6 blocks, and 73 digs!  The team travels to Perham tomorrow for a tournament.  Good Luck Panthers!

    Events:   Home:     Away: Football in Pequot Lakes

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  • Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 10/5/2017

    Bulletin for Thursday, October 5, 2017

    1. There will be a representative from the College of St. Ben's and St. John's University coming to the school on Tuesday the 10th at 1:00. There is a sign-up sheet by the door of the counseling office. 
    2. Mrs. Johnson's 7th hour study hall should report to the media center.
    3. Create with Nate art sessions are being offered again for all ages through Community Ed.  Sessions begin after MEA. Flyers are available in the office.

    Events:   Home: Girls tennis with Parkers Prairie, Girls swimming with Detroit Lakes   Away: Cross Country in Perham, Volleyball in Bemidji

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