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November/December 2021

Welcome Mr. Nudell

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Nudell as Interim Superintendent at Battle Lake School.

He will be working part-time in Battle Lake and plans to be in the District two days a week. Being this is a shared Superintendent position, he plans to work at Norman County East Schools on Mondays and Wednesdays as well as some Fridays.

Prior to Battle Lake, Mr. Nudell served as Elementary Principal/Superintendent at Norman County East School for five school years. He has held numerous education positions including High School Principal, Elementary Principal and Elementary School Teacher.

More About Mr. Nudell

Mr. Nudell has worked in elementary education for 30 years, 7 years as Elementary Principal, 12 years as High School Principal, and 6 as a Superintendent.

When asked what he is most excited about when it comes to working at Battle Lake School, Mr. Nudell shared, "Getting to know the kids and staff on a personal level. The school has been very warm and welcoming"

Mr. Nudell is originally from Buffalo and went college in Fargo. He then moved to Arizona and met his wife. He then lived in Wisconsin and taught for two years, eventually moving to Forest Lake, and taught there from 93-98, becoming an elementary school principal for 12 years and then high school principal for 6 years.

In his spare time, Mr. Nudell enjoys raveling and officiating high school sports.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Nudell!

Teacher of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Schaller for receiving the honor of Teacher of the Year. Check out this video to learn more about her!


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Minnesota Honor Society

On October 15, the senior members of the Battle Lake School Minnesota Honor Society cleaned road ditches in the community. On October 27, they packed bags at the local food shelf. Take a look at the MHS members doing good things in our community!

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Veterans Day Program

Veterans Day to most people is remembering the sacrifice that many men and women have made for our country. It's about remembering the ones we lost but also about giving acknowledgment where it’s due to the men and women who served that are retired, and also to the soldiers who are still fighting for the United States as we speak. On this day, we thank you veterans and soldiers.

Some Facts About Veterans Day
Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 at 11 a.m. That date (November 11) and time (11 a.m.) in the year 1918 – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – marked the signing by the Allied and German governments of the Armistice agreement that ended World War I, a terrible and costly war that ravaged Europe for four years.

What’s the difference between Memorial day and Veterans Day? Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.

Is Veterans day celebrated in other countries? Yes, some other countries celebrate it but they call it “Remembrance Day.”

This year, Battle Lake School once again, celebrated Veterans Day by holding a program at the school. Take a look at some photos from that event!

Basketball & Wrestling Seasons Have Begun!

Boys & girls basketball and wrestling have begun! Multiple games & matches have taken place, so make sure to check out the Activities Calendar, by clicking on the link below, to cheer on our athletes.


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3rd Graders Learn About Native American History

On November 23, Missy Hermes from the OTC Museum presented her Native American Program to the Battle Lake School 3rd graders. Upon completion of her presentation, she shared with the students many items & artifacts from the Native American history. The following week, Sean Scott visited the same group of students and taught them how to make clay pinch pots, which wrapped up their Native American unit. Take a look at some of the amazing things the 3rd graders were able to learn about and see!
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"Pranksgiving" at Battle Lake School!

Staff had some fun "pranking" other staff members leading up to Thanksgiving break. Check out some of the shenanigans that took place!

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, January 31

3:15 - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, February 1

7:30 - 8:30 am and 3:15 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 2

7:30 - 8:30 am and 3:15 - 8:00 pm

Thursday, February 3

7:30 - 8:30 am and 3:15 - 8:00 pm

Friday, February 4

7:30 - 8:30 am

Online shopping available January 31 - February 13!

For a preview of the Book Fair or to shop online, CLICK HERE!

All proceeds benefit reading programs at Battle Lake School!

Sports Corner

Click on a link below to get the athletic schedule for that week.

January 3 - 9

January 10 - 16

January 17 - 23

January 24 - 30

Upcoming Events

January 14

Spelling Bee

Battle Lake School Auditorium

1:30 pm

January 31 - February 4

Book Fair

Media Center

7:30 - 8:30 am and 3:15 - 8:00 pm

Download the BL Schools' App Today!

Catch up on school updates - download the BL Schools' app today! With the app, you can access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2noE8Ec or iPhone: https://apple.co/30W2O4A.
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