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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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  • Friday, November 15, 2019

    Posted by Dotti Seifert on 11/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
    1. BPA Members - the deadline to make your contest decision is today. See Mrs. Kuehn if you need help deciding.
    2. BPA Members - the French Fry Sale is this Saturday. Please show up for the time you signed up for. If you didn't sign up, but would like to help, see Mrs. Kuehn.
    3. 7th-12th Grade Girls Winter Softball begins in January!   Work on skill building in the areas of throwing, catching, hitting, pitching and reps!  Forms are available in the office-sign up now.
    4. All wrestlers need to have their paperwork in before the first practice on Monday.
    5. Boys Basketball starts on Monday, please get signed up online today.
    6. All restrooms around the media center and in the 700 hallway will be locked until further notice.  The restroom near the auditorium will be available.
    7. HUNTERS!  PLEASE TURN IN YOUR HUNTING PICTURES TO MR. HARTUNG FOR THE SPORTMEN PAGE IN THE YEARBOOK. We will also be looking for fishing photos as well.
    8. A reminder to purchase your yearbook by November 27th on the Jostens website.
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  • Bulletin, Nov. 13, 2019

    Posted by Dotti Seifert on 11/13/2019

    Bulletin for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    1. All wrestlers need to have their paperwork in before the first practice on Monday November 18th.
    2. Boys Basketball starts on Monday, please get signed up online today.
    3. Students who are interested in participating in Spanish Club, gather in Ms Simon’s room (903) on Thursday at 3:10.
    4. Juniors, if you are interested in being on the Prom committee, please come to Ms Simon’s room (903) on Thursday morning @ 7:45.
    5. All restrooms around the media center and in the 700 hallway will be locked until further notice.  The restroom near the auditorium will be available.
    6. HUNTERS!  PLEASE TURN IN YOUR HUNTING PICTURES TO MR. HARTUNG FOR THE SPORTMEN PAGE IN THE YEARBOOK. We also looking for fishing photos as well.
    7. A reminder to purchase your yearbook by November 27th on the Jostens website.

     

     

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  • Bulletin, Nov. 12, 2019

    Posted by Dotti Seifert on 11/12/2019

    Bulletin for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    1. BPA Members - the French Fry Sale is this Saturday. Please show up for the time you signed up for. If you didn't sign up, but would like to help, see Mrs. Kuehn.
    2. BPA Members - the deadline to make your contest decisions is Friday. See Mrs. Kuehn if you need help deciding.
    3. Students who are interested in participating in Spanish Club, gather in Ms Simon’s room (903) on Thursday, the 14th at 3:10.
    4. Juniors, if you are interested in being on the Prom committee, please come to Ms Simon’s room (903) on Thursday morning @ 7:45.
    5. All restrooms around the media center and in the 700 hallway will be locked until further notice.  The restroom near the auditorium will be available.
    6. HUNTERS!  PLEASE TURN IN YOUR HUNTING PICTURES TO MR. HARTUNG FOR THE SPORTMEN PAGE IN THE YEARBOOK. We also looking for fishing photos as well.
    7. A reminder to purchase your yearbook by November 27th on the Jostens website.

     

     

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  • Bulletin, Nov. 11, 2019

    Posted by Dotti Seifert on 11/11/2019

    Bulletin for Monday, November 11, 2019

    1. Congratulations to Ellie Ulvin and Emma Vrieze on making it to the MN State Swim Meet.  Ellie will be competing in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle and Emma will be competing in the 100 Freestyle.
    2. Students who are interested in participating in Spanish Club, gather in Ms Simon’s room (903) on Thursday, the 14th at 3:10.
    3. Juniors, if you are interested in being on the Prom committee, please come to Ms Simon’s room (903) on Thursday morning @ 7:45.
    4. All restrooms around the media center and in the 700 hallway will be locked until further notice.  The restroom near the auditorium will be available.
    5. All gymnastics participants, practice will be from 3:45 to 6:15, tonight.

     

     

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  • Bulletin, Nov. 8, 2019

    Posted by Dotti Seifert on 11/8/2019

    Bulletin for Friday, November 8, 2019

    1. Starting today, all restrooms around the media center and in the 700 hallway will be locked until further notice.  The restroom near the auditorium will be available.
    2. Boys Hockey, Girls Basketball & Gymnastics start next Monday, November 11th.  You must be registered online before the first practice.  Sign up today!
    3. 7th-12th Grade Girls Winter Softball begins in January!   Work on skill building in the areas of throwing, catching, hitting, pitching and reps!  Forms are available in the office-sign up now.
    4. All gymnastics participants, practice will be from 3:45 to 6:15, starting Monday.
    5. Congratulations to Rilee Michaelson on being selected to the 2019 All State Volleyball team.  Way to represent Park Rapids and your team! 

     

     

    Events:          Home:                       Away:  Section Swimming & Diving in Grand Rapids

    Events Saturday:  Section Swimming & Diving in Grand Rapids

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  • Bulletin, Nov. 7, 2019

    Posted by Dotti Seifert on 11/7/2019

    Bulletin for Thursday, November 7, 2019

    1. BPA Members - there will be a meeting after school today and before school tomorrow for those that want more information about Torch Awards. If you can't make either meeting, see Mrs. Kuehn some time for the information.
    2. BPA Members - the deadline to make your contest decisions is next Friday the 15th. See Mrs. Kuehn if you need help deciding.
    3. Seniors - Josten's will be here today at lunch to take cap and gown orders.  If you did not receive an order form Monday, please see Miss Aldrich.  Order forms are also available in the main office.
    4. Boys Hockey, Girls Basketball & Gymnastics start next Monday, November 11th.  You must be registered online before the first practice.  Sign up today!
    5. 7th-12th Grade Girls Winter Softball begins in January!   Work on skill building in the areas of throwing, catching, hitting, pitching and reps!  Forms are available in the office-sign up now.
    6. All gymnastics participants, practice will be from 3:45 to 6:15, starting Monday.
    7. Congratulations to all the soloists who competed at our sub-section solo contest in Cass Lake yesterday.  The following vocalists received a Superior rating, Jon Worner, Johnna Krabbenhoft, Kamree Carlson, Simone Wolff, Saniah Watson, Mya Haas and Evelyn Guajardo.  Kiergon Wilkins received an excellent rating for his snare drum solo and the following instrumentalists received Superior ratings: Bode Lee on snare drum, Em Worner on clarinet, Jaynine Borders on tenor sax and Maria Wagner, Kylee Miller & Grace Litzau on flute.  Congratulations to our Park Rapids Musicians on their excellent representation of our school!

     

     

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  • Bulletin, Nov. 6, 2019

    Posted by Dotti Seifert on 11/6/2019

    Bulletin for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    1. Seniors - Josten's will be here tomorrow at lunch to take cap and gown orders.  If you did not receive an order form Monday, please see Miss Aldrich.  Order forms are also available in the main office.
    2. Boys Hockey, Girls Basketball & Gymnastics start next Monday, November 11th.  You must be registered online before the first practice.  Sign up today!
    3. 7th-12th Grade Girls Winter Softball begins in January!   Work on skill building in the areas of throwing, catching, hitting, pitching and reps!  Forms are available in the office-sign up now.
    4. Seniors – today is the last day to vote for motto and flower if you were gone on Monday.  See Miss Aldrich
    5. Congratulations to Darryl Etter on being highlighted on the MN Prep Spotlight as the Archways to Opportunity Student of the Week.
    6. All gymnastics participants, practice will be from 3:45 to 6:15, starting Monday.

     

     

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  • Bulletin, Nov. 5, 2019

    Posted by Dotti Seifert on 11/5/2019

    Bulletin for Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    1. The representative from the Army will be here for a lunch visit today.  Stop by and say hi to Sgt. Kurth.
    2. Seniors - Josten's will be here on THURSDAY at lunch to take cap and gown orders.  If you did not receive an order form Monday, please see Miss Aldrich.  Some order forms are also available in the main office.
    3. Boys Hockey, Girls Basketball & Gymnastics start next Monday, November 11th.  You must be registered online before the first practice.  Sign up today!
    4. 7th-12th Grade Girls Winter Softball begins in January!   Work on skill building in the areas of throwing, catching, hitting, pitching and reps!  Forms are available in the office-sign up now.
    5. Any senior who was not able to vote for class motto or flower can still vote.  See Miss Aldrich for a ballot.

     

     

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  • Bulletin, Nov. 4, 2019

    Posted by Dotti Seifert on 11/4/2019

    Bulletin for Monday, November 4, 2019

    1. Jostens will be here for a senior graduation order meeting today at 2:15 pm.
    2. 7th-12th Grade Girls Winter Softball begins in January!   Work on skill building in the areas of throwing, catching, hitting, pitching and reps!  Forms are available in the office-sign up now.
    3. Congratulations to Jess Kaseman, she is the McDonalds, Hot Country, KPRM/KDKK Athlete of the week.  Jess is a member of the Park Rapids Panther Swim & Dive team.  Jess was selected because of her lifetime best times in the 200 & 500 Freestyle at the Section 8A True Team Meet.  Jess has been a solid core for the Panther Swim Team this season and a big part of their 7-1 season.  Congratulations from the KK Radio Network.

     

     

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  • Bulletin, Nov. 1, 2019

    Posted by Dotti Seifert on 11/1/2019

    Bulletin for Friday, November 1, 2019

    1. NHS had a fantastic night trick-or-treating for the food shelf.  We brought in 1044 lbs. of food and $280.00. Top groups were: Madison B, Noel, Mercedes and Kayleah with 173 pounds, and Kaelan, Joey, Braiden and Shawn with a whopping 250 pounds!  Thank you so much everyone!
    2. Congratulations to our costume contest winners:  3rd place-Naomi Knaack, 2nd place-Toy Story Group, 1st place-Keegan Klein.  A big shout out to Mr Sleen and his fabulous costume yesterday.  Thanks everyone for participating.
    3. There will be no class in the ALC today.
    4. Jostens will be here for a senior graduation order meeting Monday, November 4th at 2:15 pm. 
    5. Yearbooks are on sale for $45 until today.   Order online at www.jostens.com.
    6. Did you know your Panther volleyball team is one game away to go to state? There will be a fan bus traveling to the volleyball game on Saturday in Wadena. Cost is $5 (does not include your ticket)!  We need a minimum of 15 students to sign up in order for the bus to go! To sign up please put your name on the sign up sheet in the office!

     

     

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    Saturday Events:  Away:  Section Final Volleyball vs. Pequot Lakes @ Wadena

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