Updates from Superintendent Radeke

February 11, 2022

STAFF HIGHLIGHT: Lisa Feltman - Paraprofessional

A little bit about Ms. Feltman:

A little bit about myself and background: I grew up on a farm between Lester Prairie and Winsted. I graduated from LP in 1990 along with my husband Troy. I am MOM to 2 great kids (young adults): Adam and Hope. I have a daughter-in-law named Mallory and a future son-in-law named Steven. I'm a GRANDMA...yes, I'm a Grandma!...to the sweetest, spunkiest, sassiest little 1 year old, Miss Layla!

My hobbies are:

  • photography (drives my kids crazy)
  • crafts/flowers
  • event planning
  • baking

Something you might not know about me is:

  • I grew up on a farm.
  • I hate all veggies.
  • I was a hairdresser.
  • I was a florist.

My favorite movie is: This is a tough one...I like a lot of movies: musicals, romance, action, etc. But I would say Mamma Mia.

Side note: I hate horror movies!

My favorite book is: I don't have a favorite, but at the present moment, the books I get to read are all dinosaur books. Miss Layla loves dinosaurs.

My favorite sport or activity is: Cheer! I was a cheerleader in high school (no lie!) and now I coach Cheer.

STAFF HIGHLIGHT: Rachel Stender - Social Studies, Business, REACH, and Yearbook Advisor

A little bit about Ms. Stender:

A little bit about myself and background:

  • grew up in LP - graduated in 2015
  • SMSU Grad 2018 - History degree and Social Studies 5-12 license
  • recently engaged to High School Sweetheart Kyle (we are both farmers)
  • Black Lab named Cruze

A favorite thing that I like to do is:

  • spend time with family and friends having a game night
  • spend time with my nephews Ollie and Liam

My hobbies are: making jewelry, taking pictures, hiking, traveling, reading, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, and playing with Cruze.

Something you might not know about me is: I own my own jewelry and photography business! We also plan to start dairy farming.

My favorite time period in History is: World War 2 - especially about POWs and concentration camps.

My favorite book is: Night by Elie Wiesel because it shows the true horrors of what Jewish people faced during WW II.

My favorite activity is: watching theater productions. I love seeing what actors/actresses can perform. My favorite theater productions include one acts and musicals.

If I could meet any historical person, it would be: I can't pick one! I have so many! If I could just have a time machine, I would be set!

School is not in session on President's Day: February 21st, 2022

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MN Dept. of Education Mathematics Standards Review Process

The MN Math Standards Committee has been working on revising the current standards and has released the first public draft for public comment. This First Public Draft Release period is from February 7th through February 28th. A second public draft release will occur on May 16th through June 13th. The Math Standards Review Committee is comprised of 39 people and includes K-12 teachers, administrators, college faculty, and representatives of educational and community organizations. The review process follows the guidelines in MN Statutes 2021, section 120B.021, subdivision 4e.

MDE Math Website

Provide feedback here: online survey

School Board Appreciation Week: February 21-25

Thank you, Lester Prairie School Board members, for your dedication to the success of our students. Your positive leadership and generous contribution of time and talents help us succeed in our mission to develop every learner to the learner's maximum potential, to succeed and continue to learn in a changing world. Student success is at the core of our mission and the core of our collaborative efforts. Thank you for serving Lester Prairie Schools and community as a School Board Member!

Front row: Rebecca Heimerl, Corbey Hentges, Mary Otto

Back row: Steve Ziermann, Megannne Stifter-Knoll, Brian Heimerl

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School Messenger Announcements

The School District uses the School Messenger Alert System to inform parents of school closings, late starts, early outs, and emergencies. Community members can sign up to receive our inclement weather and emergency messages using a form on our website under the Community tab or click here.
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Next Regular School Board Meeting: February 14th at 5:45pm in the Media Center

Please visit the School Board tab on our website to view upcoming Board Meeting agendas.


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It is the mission of ISD 424 to develop every learner to the learner's maximum potential, to succeed and continue to learn in a changing world.