What's New @ 542

January 2020

The Battle Lake 542 Foundation awarded $12,969.89 worth of grants!

In December, the Battle Lake 542 Foundation awarded these grants to benefit our students. The mission of the 542 Foundation is "to augment public funds to encourage learning beyond the basics for our Pre-K to 12 students."

To donate to this cause, click on the link below:


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FFA Members Earn Scholarships

Two Battle Lake FFA members placed in the top three individually at the Agricultural and Natural Resources Activities Day at the University of Minnesota Crookston on December 6th.

Elizabeth Radermacher placed second out of 38 contestants in the Soils Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) and Kate Christensen place second out of 33 contestants in the Farm Management CDE. Both girls were awarded plaques and $600 scholarships to the University of Minnesota Crookston. The Battle Lake Soils team consisting Elizabeth, Kyliegh Shebeck, Kyler Leabo and TJ Underhill also place first out of 10 teams.

Over 950 students from Minnesota, North and South Dakota participated in this year's ANR Activities Day.

Winter Band Concert

The Winter Band concert was held on December 9, 2019 and consisted of grades 5-12 showcasing their wonderful talent.

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Winter Choir Concert

The Winter Choir concert took place on December 16, 2019. Grades 7-12 beautifully sang us into the holiday season!

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Elementary Holiday Concert

The Elementary Holiday Concert took place on December 17, 2019. Grades K-3 performed a variety of classics putting all of us in the holiday spirit.

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Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee took place on December 18, 2019. Select students from grades 5-8 competed.

Grade 5

Graycie Cameron, Owen Johnson, Nathan Lopez, Brayden Meyer, Avaya Condiff, Claire Kraemer

Grade 6

Talyn Setterholm, Danica Byrne, Garrison Fleischauer, Braxtyn Cameron, Nelson Hubert

Grade 7

Sienna Akovenko, Ophelia Klemetson, Emma Walker, Parker Carlson, Max Mekalson

Grade 8

Gibson Fleischauer, Logan Stans, Cainen Crouse, Cora Walker, Orion Franklin

This year's winner was Ophelia Klemetson - congratulations!

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Knowledge Bowl

The Battle Lake Knowledge Bowl team traveled to Moorhead on Decembert 19 for the big season-opening event at Concordia. The Battlers competed in the 29-team AA division. All four of the Battler teams finished in the top half, and the team of Connor Drake, Thomas Himmelspach, Jacob Hite, Brady Van Erp, and Brennan Amundson finished in first place, scoring over 100 points!
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2019 Minnesota Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On December 20, 2019, the following students were inducted into the Minnesota Honor Society: Annah Evavold, Makenna Tysdal, Maleah Hull, Connor Drake, Kathleen George, Tessa Kortlever, Paige Mills, Fern Brackin, Halie Johnson, Brennan Amundson, Thomas Himmelspach, Autumn Walker, Kate Johansen, Kate Christensen, Kayne Cameron, Elizabeth Radermacher, Wyatt Severson and Leah Koltes.
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Gingerbread Jamboree

Battle Lake ECFE and Kindergarten recently hosted a Gingerbread Jamboree. Families showed up with their imaginations and enthusiasm ready to create gingerbread houses!!! Children had fun playing Candyland on the life-sized game board. They also enjoyed the many centers: making gingerbread puppets, cookie decorating, gingerbread play-doh & other sensory tubs and helping design the "BIG" gingerbread houses. Families enjoyed time together having fun!!! A big THANKS to the Ed Tech and Art classes for their help in creating our Gingerbread Picture Prop! The next Family Fun Nights will be January 16 (PJs & Pillows) and February 13 (Valentine's Dance).

For more information about Family Fun Nights, ECFE or any of the other Early Childhood programs Battle Lake has to offer, go to our website: https://www.battlelake.k12.mn.us/ or visit our FaceBook page!

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1st Grade Decorates Gingerbread Houses

Mrs. Roisum - Social Studies

Jenny Roisum is in her 16th year teaching at Battle Lake High School. She graduated from Underwood High School in 1999 and then attended North Dakota State University, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelors degree in History and Social Science Education. She received her Masters degree in 2007 from Southwest Minnesota State University. Jenny is back in graduate school to get certified to teach college courses in the classroom. This is also her 16th year coaching volleyball at Battle Lake.

January Events

January 17

1/2 Day of School for Students - Buses will leave at 12:20 pm

January 17

End of Semester

January 22

Geography Bee

Battle Lake School, Broberg Auditorium

12:30 pm

Upcoming Events

February 5

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences

4:00 - 8:00 pm

February 11 - 14

Book Fair


February 17

No School - Presidents Day

February 22

Mid-Winter Choir Concert

7:00 pm

February 28

1/2 Day of School for Students - Buses Leave at 12:20 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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