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.

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  • Friday, December 15, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 12/15/2017

    Bulletin for Friday, December 15, 2017

    1. Yearbooks need to be ordered by December 22nd. Please check your email or the list posted by the high school office window to see if you have purchased one or not. The cost is $47.00 and you need to go to www.jostens.com to order. We are still looking for hunting and fishing photos for our sportsman page. Send those photos to Mr. Hartung by email.
    2. Registration for girl’s winter softball conditioning and skills refinement, grades 7-12 is open. Forms are available in the office. Sign up deadline is December 20th.
    3. We Decide is sponsoring a Christmas hallway decorating contest.  The theme for this year is:  It Looks a lot Like Christmas! It looks like the 900, 800 and 700 hallways are off to a good start.  Time is winding down, show your school and Holiday spirit. The following hallways have been assigned: 500 – seniors, 600 – juniors, 700 - Special Areas, 800 – sophomores, 900 – freshman, Band and Choir - your option.
    4. Hey everybody—student council is sponsoring three dress up days next week. Wednesday is ugly sweater day, Thursday plaid, flannel and hat day, Friday is everything Christmas. Get out your red and green. Don’t forget your Santa hat.
    5. A key was found in the media center under a computer. Claim in the office

    Events: Home:  Girls basketball with Detroit Lakes         Away: Swimming in Bemidji, Gymnastic in Detroit Lakes, Wrestling in Cass Lake-Bena

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  • Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 12/14/2017

    Bulletin for Thursday, December 14, 2017

    1. Yearbooks need to be ordered by December 22nd. Please check your email or the list posted by the high school office window to see if you have purchased one or not. The cost is $47.00 and you need to go to www.jostens.com to order. We are still looking for hunting and fishing photos for our sportsman page. Send those photos to Mr. Hartung by email.
    2. Registration for girl’s winter softball conditioning and skills refinement, grades 7-12 is now open. Forms are available in the office. Sign up deadline is December 20th.
    3. We Decide is sponsoring a Christmas hallway decorating contest.  The theme for this year is:  It Looks a lot Like Christmas! It looks like the 900,800 and 700 hallways are off to a good start.  Time is winding down, show your school and holiday spirit. The following hallways have been assigned: 500 – Seniors, 600 – Juniors, 700 - Special Areas, 800 – Sophomores, 900 – Freshman, Band and Choir - your option.
    4. Reminder to students and staff: Please do not prop the outside doors open at any time.      
    5. Students, please don’t destroy or alter decorations in any of the halls. Students work hard to celebrate the season.

    Events: Home:  Boys basketball with Crookston, Boys hockey with Wadena-Deer Creek         Away:

     

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  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 12/13/2017

    Bulletin for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    1. Yearbooks need to be ordered by December 22nd. Please check your email or the list posted by the high school office window to see if you have purchased one or not. The cost is $47.00 and you need to go to www.jostens.com to order. We are still looking for hunting and fishing photos for our sportsman page. Send those photos to Mr. Hartung by email.
    2. Hey everybody-- student council is sponsoring three dress up days next week. Wednesday is ugly sweater day. Thursday is plaid, flannel, and hat day. Friday is everything Christmas. Get out your red and green. Don't forget your Santa hat. 
    3. There will be no after school tutoring tonight.
    4. Registration for girl’s winter softball conditioning and skills refinement, grades 7-12 is now open. Forms are available in the office. Sign up deadline is December 20th.

     Events: Home:            Away:

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  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 12/12/2017

    Bulletin for Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    1. Juniors: Another planning meeting for prom is tomorrow morning. If you want your voice heard come to Mrs. Westberg's room at 7:45. 
    2. Registration for girl’s winter softball conditioning and skills refinement, grades 7-12 is now open. Forms are available in the office. Sign up deadline is December 20th.

     Events: Home: Wrestling at 5, JV at 4:30 with Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, Boys hockey with Detroit Lakes, Girls basketball with Staples-Motley           Away: Boys basketball in Pequot Lakes, Girls hockey in Detroit Lakes

     

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  • Monday, December 11,2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 12/11/2017

    Bulletin for Monday, December 11, 2017

    1. Speech Team Members will have a quick meeting after school today in room 902 to discuss and make plans for the trip to the middle school this Thursday afternoon. Come with your creative ideas!
    2. All students attending the Mid-State Leadership retreat make sure to have your permission slips to Mr. Schumacher by tomorrow noon.
    3. Juniors: Another planning meeting for prom is on Wednesday. If you want your voice heard come to Mrs. Westberg's room at 7:45. 
    4. Registration for girl’s winter softball conditioning and skills refinement, grades 7-12 is now open. Forms are available in the office. Sign up deadline is December 20th.
    5. There will be open gym tonight from 7-8:30 at the Century Middle School gym. There is no cost to students.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Goeden.

     Events: Home:              Away:

     

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  • Friday, December 8, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 12/8/2017

    Bulletin for Friday, December 8, 2017

    1. There will be a representative from the North Dakota State College of Science here at 8:30 on Monday the 11th. Sign up in the counseling office. 
    2. Today is the last day to make schedule changes. After today, they will have to be approved by Mr. Johnson.
    3. Yearbooks need to be ordered by December 22nd.  Please check your email or the list posted by the high school office window to see if you have purchased or not purchased a yearbook.   The cost is $47.00 and you need to go www.jostens.com to order.  We still are looking for hunting and fishing photos for our sportsmen page.  Send those photos to Mr. Hartung by email.
    4. Registration for girl’s winter softball conditioning and skills refinement, grades 7-12 is now open. Forms are available in the office. Sign up deadline is December 20th.
    5. Looking for something to do tonight or tomorrow night?  Come to the very interesting production being performed by the talented students in the PRAHS theater dept.  Failure: A Love Story is opening at 7:00pm tonight in the auditorium and students get in free!  Hope to see you there.
    6. Open weight room will be every Wednesday and Friday right after school until approximately 4:15.  Thank you Mr. Kuehn for supervising! Open weight room will also be before school 7:00 to 7:45 Monday thru Friday.  Thank you Mr. Clark and Mr. Dravis for supervising!

    Events: Home: Winter Play at 7    Away: Gymnastics in Bemidji

     

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  • Thursday, December 7, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 12/7/2017

    Bulletin for Thursday, December 7, 2017

    1. Yearbooks need to be ordered by December 22nd.  Please check your email or the list posted by the high school office window to see if you have purchased or not purchased a yearbook.   The cost is $47.00 and you need to go www.jostens.com to order.  We still are looking for hunting and fishing photos for our sportsmen page.  Send those photos to Mr. Hartung by email.
    2. We Decide is sponsoring a Christmas hallway decorating contest.  The theme for this year is:  It Looks a lot Like Christmas! The following hallways have been assigned: 500 – Seniors, 600 – Juniors, 700 - Special Areas, 800 – Sophomores, 900 – Freshman, Band and Choir - your option. Classes - start planning, designing, organizing and executing your vision for this year's contest.  The winning hallway/class will receive a sweet treat the last week before Holiday break. Hallways must be completed and will be judged by committee of students and staff before Wednesday December 20!
    3. Registration for girl’s winter softball conditioning and skills refinement, grades 7-12 is now open. Forms are available in the office. Sign up deadline is December 20th.

    Events: Home: Boys basketball with Crosby-Ironton, Wrestling with Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena & United North Central at the Century School, Girls hockey with Morris Area    Away: Boys hockey at East Grand Forks

     

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  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 12/6/2017

    Bulletin for Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    1. Yearbooks need to be ordered by December 22nd.  Please check your email or the list posted by the high school office window to see if you have purchased or not purchased a yearbook.   The cost is $47.00 and you need to go www.jostens.com to order.  We still are looking for hunting and fishing photos for our sportsmen page.  Send those photos to Mr. Hartung by email.
    2. Registration for girl’s winter softball conditioning and skills refinement, grades 7-12 is now open. Forms are available in the office. Sign up deadline is December 20th.

    Events: Home:    Away:

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  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 12/5/2017

    Bulletin for Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    1. Tomorrow morning seniors will have a leadership retreat.  Report to 1st hour for attendance, then at 8:20 report to the gym. 9-11 grade will have a modified schedule with an a.m. advisor/advisee.
    2. Student council members--There will be a meeting in Mrs. Johnson's room at 7:45 tomorrow morning. 
    3. We Decide is sponsoring a Christmas Hallway decorating contest.  The theme for this year is:  It Looks a lot Like Christmas! The following hallways have been assigned: 500 – Seniors, 600 – Juniors, 700 - Special Areas, 800 – Sophomores, 900 – Freshman, Band and Choir - your option. Classes - start planning, designing, organizing and executing your vision for this year's contest.  The winning hallway/class will receive a sweet treat the last week before Holiday break. Hallways must be completed and will be judged by committee of students and staff before Wednesday December 20!
    4. Car keys found in the parking lot. Claim in the office.

    Events: Home: Boys basketball with Detroit Lakes    Away: Boys hockey with Sauk Centre at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle

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  • Monday, December 4, 2017

    Posted by Ardell Rice on 12/4/2017

    Bulletin for Monday, December 4, 2017

    1. On Wednesday morning seniors will have a leadership retreat. Report to 1st hour for attendance, then at 8:20 report to the gym.
    2. BPA members - please check your email for a message from Mrs. Kuehn.
    3. Student council members--There will be a meeting in Mrs. Johnson's room at 7:45 on Wednesday.  Also--stop by today and grab an information sheet.
    4. There will be an open gym session tonight at the Century Middle School from 7-8:30.  There is no cost to Park Rapids students. There will also be open gym on December 11th and 18th.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Goeden.
    5. Attention juniors: It is that time of year again. Time to start planning for prom! Surprisingly, Mrs. Westberg has zero ideas for prom. So if you want to make this prom the best one yet, you will need to come to room 601 tomorrow morning at 7:45 for the first prom meeting of the year. Otherwise it may truly be a Star Wars theme!

    Events: Home:    Away:

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