Firebird Flash

February 12, 2016

Firebird Flash, 2.12.16

Proud to Be Your Principal

How much fun does our sledding look!? If you missed the video, be sure to check it out!

It's Friday again, Firebird family! Love is in the air here at school, as most of our classes all had their Valentine's Day celebrations today. The gymnastics team hosted a great meet on Tuesday, and the club basketball and hockey teams have been playing hard. We're so proud of all our Firebird athletes and scholars!

Enjoy the three-day weekend, and we'll see everyone again on TUESDAY!

Proud to be your principal,
Brent Johnson


  • There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 15. It is a teacher in-service day.

  • We have a school board meeting on Monday at 3:30 in the school library.

  • The middle school dance that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled.

Minocqua J1 Drama Presents... "Frogspell!"

"Frogspell" opens NEXT WEEKEND! Performances are Friday, February 19 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 pm. This is a fun, whimsical production for the whole family - come support our hardworking young actors, and enjoy an evening (or afternoon) of theater!

Loop Around the Lake 2016

Loop Around the Lake returns on Saturday, February 27 with a 5K candlelit event starting at 6:00 pm at The Thirsty Whale on Lake Minocqua. Following the event there will be food and a bonfire, with our Wish Lantern illumination at 7:30 pm.

Pre-registration fees - Individual: $25, Family: $65
Day-of registration fees - Individual: $35, Family: $75
Pre-registration ends on Friday, February 19.
Click here to register online!

Proceeds go to benefit the Firebird Foundation and the AV-W Education Foundation.

School Board Meeting

The next school board meeting is Monday, February 15 at 3:30 in the school library.

Turn in your Box Tops!

The next round of Box Tops are due NEXT FRIDAY, February 19. Box Tops are a great way to earn extra money for our schools!
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Congratulations State Skiiers!

Our Lakeland Nordic middle school ski teams competed in the State Championship last weekiend in Cable, Wisconsin. The girls' ski team took 1st place! Skiiers from our district were Kristina Bodewes, Mia Case, Sylvia Meza, and Ashley Peterson. Mia Case also took 1st place for her individual time, earning her the state title for middle school - way to go, Mia!!

Our boys' team took 3rd place - our skiiers were Von Raspotnik, Tristan Thompson, Casey Van Hefty, and Jake Van Hefty. Congratulations, everyone!

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"Attendance Matters" Program

The "Attendance Matters" program is well underway! Any student who achieves perfect classroom attendance during the month of February will receive a special complimentary Buck's ticket. In addition, student attendees will receive a free kids meal or single combo meal at Wendy’s and the opportunity to shoot a post-game free throw on the Bucks court! Attached is a a calendar for students to chart their progress throughout the month of February.

"Counseling Corner"

Wish you had a trail of breadcrumbs to follow your teen around?

Tracking your teen’s activity is important for their well-being (and your peace of mind). As your teen becomes more independent, ask where they are going, what they will be doing and who they'll be with when leaving the house. Help your teen understand that these questions aren’t intended to be an invasion of privacy. Having systems in place that help your teen report their activities to you can actually lead to greater freedom for your teen because you are more comfortable that your teen is safe.

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Upcoming Field Trips

2015-2016 Minocqua J1 Calendar

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"Oklahoma!" at Lakeland Union High School

Rogers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! will be performed Thursday-Monday, February 25-29 in the Lakeland Union High School's NEW! auditorium.

Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, Oklahoma! is a classic cowboy romance, sure to entertain young and old. It'll be a great show, performed by LUHS' fabulous performers!

Click here for showtimes and tickets!
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- - - - - - - - - Winter Fun @ Minocqua Public Library! - - - - - - - - -

Family Game Nights

Mondays evenings, February 15 – March 14, 5:30–7:30 pm. Families can come together at the library for some good-spirited competition and fun! The library will provide a variety of games, or you can bring your own - snacks too!

After-School Game Nights

Thursday afternoons, February 18 – March 17, 4:00–7:00 pm. Kids 11 years and older can hang out at the library and play traditional board games, card games, Wii games and more! Feel free to bring a favorite game to share; snacks provided.


Saturday, February 20, 10:00 am. Learn about your most important muscle – your heart! How does it work? Can you work harder/faster than your heart? Also, make an edible “heart” model and take home a bottle of blood! For ages 6 and up. Register (call or stop at the library) beginning February 11.
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Can't print the flier above? Get one from the school office! Email

Girls on the Run - registration OPEN!

Girls on the Run of the Northwoods inspires 3rd-5th grade girls to be confident, kind, and healthy by using a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run of the Northwoods has recruited some amazing coaches this season at MHLT! We encourage girls in grades 3-5 to take part in this incredible journey starting Tuesday, March 1.

This is a 10-week after-school program that meets from 3:30-5:00 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays at MHLT, from March 1 - May 21. The goal of this program is to confidently finish the Girls on the Run 5K at Torpy Park on Saturday, May 21.

To register your daughter for Girls on the Run, click here.

For more information about Girls on the Run, please visit