Updates from Superintendent Radeke

October 15, 2021

Lester Prairie Schools will soon have a new Bulldog to welcome students, staff, and visitors to our school!

DeVan Stoltenow and Sheila (Jilek) Reynolds donated a bronze Bulldog for our entrance plaza. The Bulldog will be installed and anchored to a concrete platform centered on the plaza sometime in the near future. If you see DeVan or Sheila, give them a hearty Bulldog Thank You for their very generous donation!

Community Education News

Lester Prairie Community Education is looking for individuals or groups of people who are interested in leading a class or event. Ideas include: game club; card tournaments; card-making; craft club; book club; gardening; or anything that would provide enrichment, recreation, or entertainment for community members.


ECFE Bedtime Stories (Ages 2-5)

6:00-7:00pm in the Preschool Room

November 2, 16, 23, 30, December 7

$15 per session

Future Hoopsters - Information will be sent home with students in November

JO/Ace Hits Volleyball - Information will be announced soon

Snow Gloves with Kidcreate Studio

11:30am-2:30pm on Friday, November 5

Ages 5-12

$30 per child

Adult Fitness - Beginners Yoga

Thursdays November 4 - December 16 (no class on November 25)

6:00pm in the South Gym

$6 per session

Meet Lyndsey Grand - LP's New EL Teacher

Lyndsey grew up in Hutchinson and received her teaching degree from Concordia College in Moorhead. One of her favorite things to do is read - especially historical fiction, nonfiction, and science fiction. Lyndsey loves to spend much of the fall canning vegetables from her gardens. Her hobbies include running, traveling, knitting, gardening, and watching hockey. In fact, hockey season is her favorite season!

Lyndsey's favorite movie is Fried Green Tomatoes because at one time she thought about being a lawyer. Her favorite book is Song of Solomon because of the important life lessons it teaches. If she could meet any historical person, it would be Ernest Hemingway because he lived an incredible life, full of adventure.

One thing you may not know about Lyndsey is that she student taught high school English with Ms. Smith here in Lester Prairie Schools!

Meet Wesley Kapping - LP's new SPED Teacher

Wesley is originally from Spring Valley, Wisconsin and completed his undergrad work at UW-Stevens Point and Masters at UW-River Falls. He spent 15 years working as a school counselor for HLWW, Dean of Students for 8 years at Holy Trinity, and also taught Health and PE courses. He is a long time coach including track and field, wrestling, and JH football. Wesley lives in Winsted with his wife, Sarah, and daughters Grace and Clara who are 7th and 9th grade students at Lester Prairie Schools.

One of Wesley's favorite things to do is compete in obstacle course racing. He's competed in 45 races. Most have been in Minnesota, but he also qualified for championship events in California and Ontario, Canada.

Something you may not know about Wesley is that he is a huge fan of 80's rock music and has attended many concerts. Some of the bands he's seen include: Metallica, KISS, Guns n Roses, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Poison, and Tesla.

If he could meet any historical person, it would be Rafer Johnson because he overcame many obstacles to become a world class athlete and was able to use that platform to transition into political and social endeavors.

Principals Week!

Please take a moment to thank our K-12 Principal Mr. Mike Lee. Everyday, he focuses his work on creating the best for our learning community, students, and staff. We appreciate all that you do for our Bulldogs, Principal Lee!
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Don't forget: MEA- no school

Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22

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It is the mission of ISD 424 to develop every learner to the learner's maximum potential, to succeed and continue to learn in a changing world.