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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, April 25, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 4/25/2017

    Bulletin Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    1. Any Senior who has not filled out an information sheet for the Enterprise insert, please see Miss Aldrich and fill out a sheet today.
    2. Do you enjoy cooking and to work with the elderly?  If so, Care-Age Country Home of Park Rapids will train you, no experience necessary.  Care-Age Country Home Assisted Living is looking to employ two PRAHS students very soon.  The positions are part time evenings 4-9 pm.  If interested in this position, please see Mr. Schafer or Mrs. Jackson. 
    3. Job opportunity: Northwoods Bank is offering a summer paid internship program. You must be between the ages of 16 and 19 to apply. If interested, please see Mrs. Kuehn in room 505.
    4. Students interested in joining the 2018 yearbook staff should see Mr. Hartung this week to pick up an application. All applications need to be turned in by May 3rd.
    5. Juniors and seniors, if you want to go to prom, you have until Friday to do so. Come see Mrs. Westberg in room 601. $40 per couple, $20 per person.
    6. Time to sign up for Post Prom.  It’s going to be a fun-filled night with great prizes, food, & fun. Informational flier and contracts are available in the office and Mrs. Johnson’s room.  Completed contracts and payments should be turned in to Mrs. Johnson by tomorrow.
    7. Locket found in the gym. Claim in the office.

    Events:   Home:     Away:     Softball at Pelican Rapids, Girls & boys golf in Walker

     

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  • Monday, April 24, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 4/24/2017

    Bulletin Monday, April 24, 2017

    1. Are you interested in being in student council next year? Even if you haven’t been in it before, you can still be a part. Stop by Mrs. Johnson’s room to get paperwork. It is due by May 4th.
    2. Time to sign up for Post Prom.  It’s going to be a fun-filled night with great prizes, food, & fun. Informational flier and contracts are available in the office and Mrs. Johnson’s room.  Completed contracts and payments should be turned in to Mrs. Johnson no later than this Wednesday, April 26.
    3. Congratulations to the following speech medalists at the state competition in Apple Valley on Saturday: Amber Schroeder earned the 7th place medal in Great Speeches.  Emily Kjenaas won the 3rd place medal in Storytelling.  And in Drama, placing 8th in 2015, 7th in 2016, and now 3rd in 2017 is Madison Malzahn!  Congratulations on an awesome run! All should be preparing for the Speech team banquet this Wednesday.
    4. There will be a football meeting tomorrow morning at 7:40 in Coach Morris's room for anyone interested in football for next fall. Please make every effort to be there. Any questions see Coach Morris. 
    5. On Friday the softball team defeated Crookston 15-2 in 5 innings.  On Saturday at the 22 annual Park Rapids Invitational the softball team defeated Mahnomen/Waubun 20-0 in 5 innings, they defeated Crookston 11-1 in 5 innings, and then won the Championship game over Barnesville 7-1. The team carries a 6-0 record into tomorrow’s game at Pelican Rapids. 
    6. Parent/teacher conferences tonight, 3:30 to 7:00.

    Events:   Home:    Band concert at 7 Away

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  • Friday, April 21, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 4/21/2017

    Bulletin Friday, April 21, 2017

    1. Job Opportunity: Northwoods Bank is offering a summer paid internship program.  You must be between the ages of 16 and 19 to apply. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Kuehn in room 505.
    2. Reminder to those that want to go to prom and have not signed up. You can sign up with Mrs. Westberg before and after school this week and next week. 
    3. Time to sign up for Post Prom.  It’s going to be a fun-filled night with great prizes, food, & fun. Informational flier and contracts are available in the office and Mrs. Johnson’s room.  Completed contracts and payments should be turned in to Mrs. Johnson no later than April 26.
    4. There will be a football meeting on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:40 am in Coach Morris's room for anyone interested in football for next fall. Please make every effort to be there. Any questions see Coach Morris. 
    5. The girl’s golf team remained undefeated by winning the Walker invitational at Tianna yesterday. Leading the Lady Panthers was meet runner-up Chloe Johnson. Also scoring were Sabela Valverde Andrade, Jasmine Cease, Kinley Nordin, and Madison Steffel. Nice going!
    6. Parent/teacher conferences are Monday, 3:30 to 7:00.
    7. Check the opportunity board in the commons for colleges visiting and employment opportunities.

    Events:   Home:    Softball with Crookston, Boys tennis with East Grand Forks   Away: Boys & girls track at Perham, State Speech

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  • Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 4/20/2017

    Bulletin Thursday, April 20, 2017

    1. Seniors - Your Enterprise information sheet is due tomorrow.  Return sheet to Miss Aldrich.  Didn't get one?  Lost yours?  Extra sheets are found in the box on top of the chrome book cart in Miss Aldrich's room.
    2. Are you interested in possibly being in student council next year?  Even if you haven't been in it before, you can still be a part.  Stop by Mrs. Johnson's room to get paperwork.  It is due back by May 4th.
    3. Reminder to those that want to go to prom and have not signed up. You can sign up with Mrs. Westberg before and after school this week and next week. 
    4. Parent/teacher conferences Monday, 3:30 to 7:00.
    5. Watch found. Claim in the office.

    Events: Home:       Away: Girls golf in Walker, Boys golf at Blueberry Pines, Baseball in Crookston

     

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  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 4/19/2017

    Bulletin Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    1. Interested in getting a sweet summer job?  Summerhill Farm is looking for friendly, hard-working, intelligent and reliable individuals for this summer.  Summerhill offers a flexible, fun and respectful work environment where you can learn new skills or use existing ones in their shop or restaurant.  If interested, applications are in the counselor’s office. 
    2. Seniors, looking for a stable job with growth and good pay?   Americold Logistics is the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing!  Americold in Park Rapids has been operating for 20+ years and continues to be a good place to work and grow.  On Thursday, May 4th from 3 PM-7 PM the C'mon Inn will be hosting a job fair featuring Americold.  Starting Pay is $14.50 per hour plus great benefits.  If interested in this opportunity, please see Mr. Schafer.    
    3. Donating blood today?  Make sure you do your online fast track registration and bring your signed permission slip and photo ID.  Don't forget to eat and hydrate too.  Report to the media center at your registered time.  Mrs. Johnson will be there if you have any questions.
    4. Reminder to NHS students that today is Random Acts of Kindness day.  Pick up flowers and instructions after school.
    5. There is no after school tutoring tonight because of conferences.
    6. Reminder to those that want to go to prom and have not signed up. You can sign up with Mrs. Westberg before and after school this week and next week. 
    7. The boys and girls golf teams were again successful in winning the Northern Pines Conference meet at Headwaters last night. Leading the Lady Panthers was meet runner up Drew Hilmanowski. Also scoring were Olivia McDonald and Olivia Wallace. Leading the boys was meet runner up Tate Usher. He was followed by Bjorn Jorgenson, Jackson Leckner, and Justin Dravis. Keep it up!
    8. Parent/teacher conferences today and Monday, 3:30 to 7:00.

    Events:   Home:       Away:

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  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 4/18/2017

    Bulletin Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    1. Reminder to all BPA members who qualified for state and nationals - be at the board meeting in the high school media center at 5:50 tonight.
    2. Are you donating blood tomorrow? If you are, please come to a short meeting at 1:55 in Mrs. Johnson's room.
    3. Parent/teacher conferences tomorrow and Monday, 3:30 to 7:00.

     Events:   Home: Boys tennis with East Grand Forks, Girls and boys golf at Headwaters Golf Course       Away:

     

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  • Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 4/13/2017

    Bulletin Thursday, April 13, 2017

    1. 11th grade will be taking MCA math tests on Tuesday April 18th for students last name A-K and Thursday, April 20th, for students last name L-Z.  You will only need to bring a pencil and headphones or ear buds (if you want them). NO cell phones, fitbits or electronic devices will be allowed in the testing areas.
    2. The media center will be closed for periods 1-4 on Tuesday, April 18th for MCA testing.  It will also be closed all day Wednesday, April 19th for the blood drive.  MCA testing will be taking place and the media will be closed for periods 1-4 on Thursday and Friday, April 20th and 21st.
    3. BPA Members - all state and national qualifiers will be recognized at the School Board meeting on Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Please be there at 5:50.
    4. Are you donating blood Wednesday? If you are, please come to a short meeting Tuesday at 1:55 in Mrs. Johnson's room.
    5. Prom sign up is happening now. You can sign up before or after school in room 601 or during both lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cost is $40 per couple or $20 per person.
    6. It’s time to sign up for Post Prom.  It’s going to be a fun-filled night with great prizes, food, & fun. An informational flier and contract will be available in the office and Mrs. Johnson’s room.  You can also sign up during both lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday the next 2 weeks. If you register by April 19, your name could be drawn and you and your date can attend for FREE!  Completed contracts and payments should be turned in to Mrs. Johnson no later than April 26.
    7. No tutoring after school today.
    8. Check the opportunity board in the commons for colleges visiting and employment opportunities.
    9. No school tomorrow and Monday.

    Events:   Home:       Away: Boys golf in Detroit Lakes, Softball in Frazee, Boys’ tennis in Bemidji

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  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 4/12/2017

    Bulletin Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    1. TruStar Federal Credit Union will have a hiring table set up in the commons tomorrow from 10:45 to 12:30. The position available is for a temporary teller.
    2. Prom sign up is happening now. You can sign up before or after school in room 601 or during both lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cost is $40 per couple or $20 per person.
    3. It’s time to sign up for Post Prom.  It’s going to be a fun-filled night with great prizes, food, & fun. An informational flier and contract will be available in the office and Mrs. Johnson’s room.  You can also sign up during both lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday the next 2 weeks. If you register by April 19, your name could be drawn and you and your date can attend for FREE!  Completed contracts and payments should be turned in to Mrs. Johnson no later than April 26.
    4. Yesterday the girls track team took first place out of nine teams in Wadena. Great job!
    5. Both the boys and girls golfers started the season by coming in first at the Northern Pines Conference meet at Blueberry Pines last night. Leading the girls were Olivia Wallace followed by Sabela Valverde-Andrade and Drew Hilmanowski. Scoring for the boys were Tate Usher, Jackson Leckner, Cody Dravis and Jacob Bittmann. Keep it up!

    Events:   Home:       Away:

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  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 4/11/2017

    Bulletin Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    1. TruStar Federal Credit Union will have a hiring table set up in the commons from 10:45 to 12:30 on Thursday. The position available is for a temporary teller position.
    2. Amber Schroeder was missed yesterday in the speech announcement. She was 2nd place medalist in great speeches! Sorry Amber.
    3. Tomorrow is hippie and tie-dye day.  Get out those groovy clothes and have some fun.  There is also a pep fest 7th hour tomorrow.  You will go to 7th hour for attendance and then head down to the gym.
    4. Prom sign up is happening now. You can sign up before or after school in room 601 or during both lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cost is $40 per couple or $20 per person.
    5. It’s time to sign up for Post Prom.  It’s going to be a fun-filled night with great prizes, food, & fun. An informational flier and contract will be available in the office and Mrs. Johnson’s room.  You can also sign up during both lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday the next 2 weeks. If you register by April 19, your name could be drawn and you and your date can attend for FREE!  Completed contracts and payments should be turned in to Mrs. Johnson no later than April 26.

    Events:   Home:       Away: Boys and girls track in Wadena, Girls and boys golf at Blueberry Pines

     

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  • Monday, April 10, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice at 4/10/2017

    Bulletin Monday, April 10, 2017

    1. TruStar Federal Credit Union will have a hiring table set up in the commons from 10:45 to 12:30 on Thursday. The position available is for a temporary teller position.
    2. Spring Fling continues tomorrow with Multiplicity Day.  Get people together and wear the same thing.  Maybe a black t-shirt and jeans.  Maybe coworkers could all wear their work uniform. 
    3. Prom sign up is happening now. You can sign up before or after school in room 601 or during both lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cost is $40 per couple or $20 per person.
    4. It’s time to sign up for Post Prom.  It’s going to be a fun-filled night with great prizes, food, & fun. An informational flier and contract will be available in the office and Mrs. Johnson’s room.  You can also sign up during both lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday the next 2 weeks. If you register by April 19, your name could be drawn and you and your date can attend for FREE!  Completed contracts and payments should be turned in to Mrs. Johnson no later than April 26.
    5. Congratulations to the following medalists and state speech competitors: 4th place medals went to Trinah Szafranski in drama and Jake Reish in extemporaneous speaking; 2nd place medals went to Madison Malzahn in drama, Katelynn Warmbold in extemporaneous speaking, and Emily Kjenaas in storytelling; and 1st place medals went to Myah Schultz and Coral Johnson in duo. Good luck at the state competition in Apple Valley!
    6. The baseball team won their annual wood bat tournament this weekend by defeating Cass Lake 13-1, Bagley 8-1 and Frazee 1-0 in the championship game.  Sam Eystad threw a complete game shutout in the championship game.  Go Panthers!

    Events:   Home:       Away: Boys and Girls track has been rescheduled to tomorrow

     

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