Lester Prairie School District

Volume 4 - Issue 5

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Moving Forward


These are great words to live by, believe in, and to motivate us as we progress throughout the school year. It is so easy to fall into a familiar pattern in which we "do what has always been done."

Many times the things we have done best throughout our career are the things that can be adjusted, tweaked, or improved the most to benefit both the education of our students and our own personal professional development. I would like to encourage each and every member of the Lester Prairie School District to challenge themselves to change their pattern. Examine what you have done in the past, and instead of staying the course and being comfortable, step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself and your student's. You may be surprised at the success which is found.

Down one avenue or another, we have traveled the road of education which has gotten us to where we are today. This means that we have sat in that "ONE" class which we will always remember as the "ONE" where we did the same thing, every single day. We were either not challenged, were provided no differentiation, or given no direction as to why we were there. Therefore we did not want to be in that "ONE" class.

My goal is to not have THAT class in our school. Be dynamic, challenge your students, challenge yourself, and do what you can to make your students want to come back for more each and every day.

What are you going to do to continue to be "Moving Forward?"

Mr. Boyer

Looking Ahead

Monday, September 28:

  • Mr. Schmidt at MASA Conference

Tuesday, September 29:

  • Olweus Day
  • Mr. Schmidt at MASA Conference
  • End of Elementary Fundraiser
  • Varsity Volleyball at Legacy Christian Academy

Wednesday, September 30:

  • Mr. Boyer in Mankato all day at the SWMASSP Workshop

Thursday, October 1:

  • Elementary Staff Meeting
  • Mr. Boyer gone in the morning at the McLeod County Truancy Meeting
  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Bethany Academy at Holy Trinity
  • Varsity Cross Country at HLWW

Friday, October 2:

  • High School Staff Meeting
  • Varsity Football vs. Norwood Young America at Holy Trinity

Saturday, October 3:

Sunday, October 4:

  • LPPEA Meeting

Monday, October 5:

  • No School for Students
  • NC Collaborative at Grove City

Tuesday, October 6:

  • Varsity Volleyball at Heritage Christian Academy

Wednesday, October 7:

  • Varsity Football vs. GFW at WInthrop

Thursday, October 8:

  • Elementary Staff Meeting
  • Varsity Cross Country at Litchhfield
  • Varsity Volleyball vs. HLWW at Holy Trinity
  • Conferences

Friday, October 9:

  • High School Staff Meeting
  • Varsity Volleyball vs. PACT

Saturday, October 10:

Sunday, October 11:

Monday, October 12:

  • Conferences
  • Varsity Volleyball at Sleepy Eye

Tuesday, October 13:

  • Olweus Day
  • Varsity Cross County at Watertown-Mayer
  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Buffalo Lake-Hector

Wednesday, October 14:

  • Varsity Football Quarterfinals - opponent and site TBD

Thursday, October 15:

  • MEA - No School

Friday, October 16:

  • MEA - No School

Saturday, October 17:

Sunday, October 18:

Monday, October 19:

  • Varsity Volleyball versus GFW at Winthrop

Tuesday, October 20:

  • Mr. Boyer gone at NC Collaborative Meeting in Olivia
  • EL/TITLE I Potluck @5pm
  • Varsity Cross Country at TCU (Montgomery)
  • Varsity Football Section Semi-Finals

Wednesday, October 21:

Thursday, October 22:

  • Elementary Staff Meeting

Friday, October 23:

  • High School Staff Meeting

Saturday, October 24:

  • Varsity Football Section Finals TBD

Sunday, October 25:

Monday, October 26:

Tuesday, October 27:

  • Olweus Day

Wednesday, October 28:

Thursday, October 29:

  • Elementary Staff Meeting

Friday, October 30:

  • High School Staff Meeting

Saturday, October 31:

  • Halloween

Meeting the Needs of Our Students

1. What do we expect our students to learn?

2. How will we know they are learning?

3. How will we respond when they don’t learn?

4. How will we respond if they already know it?

Nearly all goals have been approved, just waiting on a couple more to be modified to meet the requirements of the teacher evaluation agreement. Mr. Boyer and I have also placed staff members in PLC groups for this school year. The PLC's will need to meet a minimum of three times. There will be time set aside during staff development days to allow for PLC's to meet.

We are still looking for someone to take the walkie-talkie on the elementary side of the building to be used during evacuation and fire drills. Please let me know if you are interested.

Mr. Schmidt

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Here is the list now known as our PBIS Wall of Fame for 2015-2016:

Mrs. Smith - Kindergarten

  • Aurora
  • Alexander
  • Alexis

Mrs. Kramer - Kindergarten

  • Nathan
  • Genaro
  • Zachary

Miss Murphy - First Grade

  • Eli
  • Brielle
  • Joselyn

Mrs. Brandel - First Grade

  • Piper
  • Maggie
  • Josie

Mrs. Roth - Second Grade

  • Olivia
  • Cael
  • Averi

Mrs. Bayerl - Second Grade

  • Camila
  • Michael
  • Clarissa

Mrs. Anderberg - Third Grade

  • Kaden
  • Alex
  • Jackson

Miss Nelson - Third Grade

  • Kalley
  • Devin
  • Dylan

Mr. Oie - Fourth Grade

  • Jessa
  • Connor
  • Josie

Ms. Carmine - Fourth Grade

  • Connor
  • Eduardo
  • Abbi

Miss Kraemer - Fifth Grade

  • Brooke
  • Karli
  • Isaiah

Sixth Grade

  • Raven
  • Jack
  • Christian

Seventh Grade

  • Taylor
  • Riley
  • Landon

Eighth Grade

  • Jacob
  • Carter
  • Myranda


  • Mitchell
  • Logan
  • Trevor


  • Zachary
  • Emily
  • Emily


  • Becca
  • Todd
  • Jose


  • Harley
  • Karissa
  • Carter

Please take time to congratulate all of our winners and continue to impress upon our students the importance of Bulldog Pride!

The Words and Memory of A Great One...Yogi Berra

You can observe a lot by watching.

~Yogi Berra

If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.

~Yogi Berra

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