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Principal's Corner

Throughout this newsletter, you will find a lot of information regarding registration for classes for next school year. Materials have been mailed home, teachers and counselors have begun meeting with students, and our annual registration fairs are fast approaching. This process takes on special meaning this school year because FHS has been working hard to provide multiple career pathways for students to take advantage of. Interested in pursuing a career in the medical field? We have a pathway for that. What about engineering & design? We have a pathway for that too. In fact, we have pathways for any student interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, art, auto repair, education, law enforcement, culinary arts, business & technology, marketing, and more!


As you help your child register for classes, I encourage you to speak with them about what they want to do after high school. And I don’t mean just “go to college” or “get a job” but something more specific. The career pathway model (found on pages 9-24 in our course registration guide) allows students to get a taste of what many careers are about and have to offer. In many cases, completion of a pathway means involvement in a hands-on internship and earning a professional certification. Students can take advantage of these opportunities for FREE and make informed decisions about their futures rather than just guessing what they might want to study in college.


Always forward. Have a great week. Go Falcons!


Mr. Jamie Bente

Principal - Faribault High School

Important Upcoming Dates

Thursday, February 11th - Registration Night (Virtual) from 3:30-8:00

Friday, February 12th - NO SCHOOL/Registration Day (Virtual) from 7:30-11:30

Monday, February 15th - NO SCHOOL (Curriculum Day for Teachers)

Registration For 2021-2022 Classes in Full Swing; Registration Fairs This Week

Registration is now underway for the 2021-2022 school year. You can view the course registration guide by clicking here. You can view the multiple career pathways that all FHS students have access to on pages 9-24.


In-person students will be working with their homeroom teachers to pick next year's classes this week. In person students are also welcome to schedule a meeting during our registration fairs if you would like a little more support or have questions.


Distance learners have two options for registration. They can either return the completed registration form that was mailed to your home to the FHS main office by Thursday, February 11th. OR you can schedule an appointment to speak with your child's homeroom teacher over the phone or video chat during our registration fairs. These registration fairs are on Thursday, February 11 from 3:30-8:30 PM and on Friday, February 12 from 7:30-11:30 AM. You can visit the FHS Counseling webpage for more information or call 507-333-6200 for assistance.

Click Here To View FHS Registration Guide for 2021-2022

Learn more about career pathways, exciting new elective classes, how to earn college credit during high school for FREE, and much more.

Click Here For Video Detailing the Registration Process

The FHS Counselors created this 10 minute long video explaining the registration process from beginning to end. If you have any questions about how to register for 2021-2022 classes - START HERE!

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Earning College Credit while in High School

11th Grade Students Prepare to Take ACT/Accuplacer Exams in Spring 2021

All FHS juniors will be able to take college entry exams - the ACT and/or Accuplacer this spring. You can click this link for all the details concerning these important tests. Doing well on these exams can mean more opportunities for students after high school and potentially more chances for scholarships. FHS does offer multiple ACT and Accuplacer test prep opportunities for students in the weeks and months leading up to these exams. If you would like to learn more about these opportunities please reach out to FHS RISE Coordinators Hanan Mohamud (hmohamud@faribault.k12.mn.us) or Juanita Picazo (jpicazo01@faribault.k12.mn.us).

FHS Offers ASVAB Test For Any Student Interested in Joining the Military

Faribault High School will be offering the ASVAB assessment on Thursday, February 18th at 8:15 AM for any 10th, 11th or 12th grade student who is interested in joining the military. Students can sign-up for this assessment by stopping by the counseling office or calling 507-333-6200.
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Please Return 1st Semester Textbooks

Now that 1st semester is over, we ask that you or your child return any textbooks to the school if that class has been completed. Please keep textbooks for classes that will be continuing on 2nd semester. Returned books/materials can be returned to the FHS main office any school day between 7:30-3:30. Thank you for getting these books/materials back to us so that other students can use them during the upcoming semester.

FHS Celebrates Black History Month

Black history is American history. Throughout the month of February, FHS will be recognizing the lived experiences of black people and their contributions to American society through art, literature, science, and the fight for civil rights. We know that black history and black excellence should not only be referenced during February. Instead, we use this month as a way to deepen our commitment to provide an education for students that provides multiple cultural perspectives and as a springboard to becoming a more culturally competent and racially aware school in the future.

Energy Cost Assistance Program Available for Income Eligible Families

As Minnesotans continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, we want you to know that there is assistance available to income-eligible households (both owners and renters) for home heating bills and furnace repairs. The Energy Assistance Program can help by providing financial assistance:

  • To pay past due energy bills to avoid disconnection
  • To purchase fuel for delivery in emergencies
  • To repair or replace homeowners’ malfunctioning furnaces.

The application period is open until May 31st, 2021. Click here for more information and to apply.

LiveMore Today's Digital Wellbeing Tip of the Week: Be Intentional About Screen Usage

This month we celebrate Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. It is a month that we are intentional about love and honor. It is also a good month to be intentional about screen use.

One of LiveMore's youth council members decided to be more "intentional" with her phone use. She is being intentional about using apps on her phone by asking herself:

· What do I want to see?

· What I am looking for?

· What do I want to gain?

Then, if she won’t benefit, she won’t go on the app.

Might you and your children consider being more intentional with your devices? Ask yourself: ”What do I want to pay attention to?” You can also watch LiveMore’s YouthCouncil one-minute video for an inspiring social media challenge to cultivate intentional use.


Note: You can view LiveMore ScreenLess's virtual parent workshop from January 28 here. You can sign up for our newsletter if you would like to receive updates, tips, and stay connected with our Digital Wellbeing activities. We also have a LiveMore FB page geared toward parents.

CDC Offers "Parental Resource Kit" to Ensure Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-Being

One of the strongest ways to support mental well-being is by staying connected to ourselves, our friends, and the world around us. Supporting and connecting with one another can help all of us be well. You can help support mental well-being in your community or organization by sharing information and resources for connecting. (Below is a link to some resources)

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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/parental-resource-kit/index.html

DECA Stock Market Team Qualifies for International Competition

Congratulations to Jackson Warmington and Myles Munoz for qualifying to compete in the Stock Market Game during the 2021 DECA International Career Development Conference. In order to qualify teams had to finish in the top 25 in one of the 4 regions of DECA. Jackson and Myles finished in 16th place out of 1,201 teams throughout the midwest and Manitoba, Canada! They started in mid-September with $100,000 in virtual cash and used a combination of stocks, bonds, money market accounts and mutual funds to earn a profit of $35,784.56 by mid-December. They will next compete in the ICDC Conference at the end of April.

Free Dental Care Available Friday, February 12 For All Children 18 And Under

February is Give Kids a Smile month. Southern Heights Dental of Faribault will provide free dental care for children in need from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, as a part of the statewide Give Kids a Smile event. Southern Heights Dental is located at 1575 20th St NW #102.


Please call as soon as possible if your child needs dental work done. Appointments can be made directly through the dental office at 507-334-6433. No eligibility questions are asked, in an effort to remove any possible barrier to care. All MA programs are accepted throughout 2021.


Patients must be 18 years or younger and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Specific services provided at each location will be outlined when an appointment is scheduled. Volunteers speaking multiple languages are also available at many locations to help with language barriers.

Click Here For the Athletics/Activities Week in Review

Falcon athletes competed hard this week and represented FHS well. Wrestling defeats Northfield and continues to roll, Boys Hockey defeats Winona, Dance Team wins high kick competition in Albert Lea, and more!

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Carter Sietsema

SPORT: Boys' Swimming & Diving

GRADE: 11

COACH: Charlie Fuller

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ATTENDED: Roosevelt


WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR SPORT? I enjoy the feeling of how the coaches care about what we are doing and feeling like we are always getting better.


WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT FARIBAULT HIGH SCHOOL? How the teachers are always there to help us out.


WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO YOUR BEST? The future ahead and what I can do in my life.


WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL? WHY? Caleb Dressel is my role model. He has worked hard to get where he is and I admire people who work hard to get what they want.


WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL? Just focus on the now and make sure you enjoy it.


WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? I like to go on walks with my dogs.


WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? I plan to go to college and go into the education department.

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