One year ago, our world was turned upside down by COVID-19. It has been a rollercoaster filled with endless unknowns, but we have pulled together and persevered. THANK YOU to everyone for being AWESOME!!! #WeAreLQPV

Winter Sports Wrap-Up

LQPV athletes are top of the line! #WeAreAthletic

The Shadows Dance team took 1st place at State in both High Kick and Jazz for the 3rd year in a row!! That was the first time in MSHSL history that a team has won first place in both categories 3 years in a row! #3peat #Historyinthemaking #GoShadows

Both Girls and Boys basketball teams competed in section playoffs this year! Both finishing as Camden Conference North Champions and Sub-Section 3A runner up!! #GoEagles #LQPVbasketball

United Wrestling had a great season, sending 4 individual wrestlers to the state preliminary round. Dain Mortenson was able to wrestle his way to the state tournament!! #GoUnited

Knowledge Bowl took 6th place in a virtual regional competition!! #LQPVknowledgebowl

Spring sports are gearing up, visit the Athletic website for more information,

Learning Model & Calendar Updates

Learning Model

The learning model is currently IN-PERSON for all K-12 students. Every other Wednesday is a Staff Planning Day. This means that students do not attend in person on those days. K-4 has a day off and 5-12 check-in virtually. This learning model will likely stay in place for the remainder of the school year. The incident command team still meets regularly to assess the COVID risk in our area and address how to best keep our students and safe during this time. Many of our staff members were eligible to receive vaccines.

*Every Minnesotan age 16 and up is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule an appointment through Countryside Public Health, visit and find a clinic link to register.

School Calendar & MCA Testing

Spring Break is underway!! There is No School for students Thursday, April 1st- Monday, April 5th.

The school year calendar has been revised a few times this year. Find the updated calendar on our website:

MCA testing will take place over the next several weeks. During testing, help your child get enough sleep and consume healthy nutrients. Students who are physically or mentally unprepared often encounter problems. Help your child make sure she/he has every tool she needs — pencils, an eraser, paper, a calculator, etc. You can find the MCA testing calendar on our website:

Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

Enrollment across the state, and nationally, saw a decline in the fall of 2020 largely due to COVID. The future is getting a little brighter for next fall! We encourage families to register their little ones now!

Preschool will be hosting registration events during the month of April.

April 7th, 2021: Appleton '52 Wing 3:00-5:00pm

April 14th, 2021: Madison-MMN Comm. Ed Room 3:00-5:00pm

April 21st, 2021: Milan GMI Building 3:00-5:00pm

There are preschool classes offered in both Madison and Appleton communities. We are affiliated with Prairie Five head start for financially qualifying families. Visit our website for more information,

Kindergarten Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit our website for information,

Construction Updates and Superintendent Search

Construction has continued through the winter in all the buildings. Projects will pick up pace as the weather continues to get warmer. To stay up to date on the list of projects, visit our website,

With the retirement of our current superintendent, Greg Schmidt, effective June 30, 2021, the school board has begun the search for his replacement. They have selected 6 finalists and interviews will begin on Monday, April 5th. The public is encouraged to watch the interviews either in person at the high school media center, or at home via livestream. The selected candidate will begin on July 1st, 2021. For more information, visit our website

Here is the livestream link for the interviews:

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Upcoming Events

Snow Daze will be held the week of April 12th-16th. There will be dress up days in all buildings, be sure to check our Facebook page for those days!

The Eagle Eye Crew (shown above) will be releasing a video with all the Snow Daze Candidates next week. Coronation will be held on Monday, April 12th at 7:00pm in the high school gym. This event will be livestreamed:

Appleton-Milan will be hosting a Book Fair April 9th-16th. Spring Pictures for Appleton-Milan students will be held on April 9th. Click here to read the April SOAR Newsletter.

Madison-Marietta-Nassau Elementary will be holding their annual Spelling Bee on April 22nd. This event will be livestreamed for parents:

Looking ahead to summer.....

Summer Rec programs will hopefully be somewhat "normal" while still factoring in the safety of our kids.

A summer school option will be offered. More details to come. Contact your child's principal if you have questions.