Middle School Weekend Update
Hidden and Twin Oaks News: Sunday, November 19th, 2023
Students will only have a 2 day school week. All students are off Wednesday - Friday for Thanksgiving Break.
Middle School Winter Activities
INTERESTED IN SKIING?
Nordic Ski Team Information:
7 th and 8 th graders can still join the PLHS Nordic Ski Team. Practices began on
Monday, Nov. 13 th at the high school. MS students can ride the Activities Shuttle
Bus to PLHS for practices. Contact Coach Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org for
Alpine Ski Team Information:
7 th and 8 th graders ---- Are you a downhill ski racer? Alpine skiing is a great winter
sport! Contact Head Coach, Dave Everson, for more information at
email@example.com. Practices begin on Tuesday, Nov. 14 th at PLHS.
Are you a Strong Swimmer or Diver?
7 th and 8 th grade BOYS may join the PLHS Boys Swim/Dive Team this winter. Boys
Swim season begins on Monday, Nov. 27 th . Contact Head Coach Joe Bollinger at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Practices are held at HOMS Pool.
6 th - 8 th grade boys interested in MS Wrestling can still sign up . . . First practice is
Monday, Nov. 20 th in Gym B at HOMS. Practices are Monday-Friday 2:30 – 4PM.
Here is the link for more info:
school-wrestling Please contact Beth Fuller for more details at email@example.com
or reach out to PLHS Activities Office at 952-226-8690.
REMINDER: All MS athletes who want to join a PLHS team will need to have an
updated sports physical on file in the PLHS Activities Office and register online to
begin winter sports. Link to Affinety: https://isd719a.cf.affinetysolutions.com/
Don’t miss this opportunity to join in on the 2023-2024 Middle School Ski Trips!
Here is the link to this winter’s information:
Register here: https://priorlake-savage.ce.eleyo.com/course/6771/ski-
Reach out to PLSAS Community Education staff if you have any questions.
Winter – Middle School Strength/Performance Team
The Laker Strength & Conditioning program is offered to all Prior Lake athletes in grades 7 and 8. The
goal of our MS Laker Program is to provide athletes the best opportunity to improve their athletic
performance in the off-season. Athletes will train safely and consistently, and be motivated by their
teammates as well as members from the Laker Coaching Staff.
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Times: 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Dates: program will begin in January Location: TOMS Weight Room
Stay tuned for Registration Information . . . from Coach Wabbe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest speaker event
On Wednesday 11/29 (TOMS) and Thursday 11/30 (HOMS), students will have the privilege of hosting inspirational speaker, Tasha Schuh. Tasha shared her story of having a life-changing theater accident at the age of 16,that left her a quadriplegic. PATH – an acronym for Purpose, Attitude, Team and Hope – represents the tools Tasha has learned that have helped her learn resilience in her journey and that can help students cope, today. Tasha’s story of tragedy, transformation, and triumph, however, inspired our students to know that no matter how difficult things can get, there is hope. If you would like to learn more about Tasha, her website is www.tasha schuh.com.
November 22-24: No school, Thanksgiving Break
November 29: Guest Speaker (TOMS)
November 30: Guest Speaker (HOMS)
December 6: 2 hour early release
December 21 - January 1: No School, Winter Break
Digital Wellbeing Tips
How can you listen to support Digital Wellbeing?
- Identify screen free times and discuss them with your child: carpools, meals, movie night, and socializing.
- Together, create a screen plan that sets clear priorities for when screens are off.
- Be mindful that rules are more respected when consequences are upheld. Try to enlist cooperation and consistency with all adults of influence in a child's life.
- Be consistent.
What to do when my student is sick?
As the weather turns colder, we recognize students are going to get ill. When a student doesn't feel well at school, they are expected to come to the nurse's office and be evaluated before going home with a parent or guardian. If your student reaches out to you wanting to be picked up, we ask that you direct them to the nurse first before coming to school to pick them up. The nurse will contact families of students who are ill and need to go home.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Middle School Support Staff
Need support from someone at school, here is who you contact:
Hidden Oaks Middle School
- Principal: Sasha Kuznetsov
- Assistant Principal: Melissa Knettel
- Dean of Students: Scott Peterson
- Counselor: Rhonda Soukup (Grade 6)
- Counselor: Kristin Hodnefield (Grade 7)
- Counselor: Jason Dvorak (Grade 8)
- Social Worker: Kim Koepp
- Health Office 952-226-0706
Twin Oaks Middle School
- Principal: Joe Kuboushek
- Assistant Principal: John Dahl
- Dean of Students: Zach Johnson
- Counselor: Zac MacLean (Grade 6)
- Counselor: Sarah Loechler (Grade 7)
- Counselor: Allison Beesley (Grade 8 )
- Social Worker: Jennifer Witt
- Health Office 952-226-0506