Battle Lake School Newsletter

October 2019

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Battle Lake School Parents and Community

I am excited to introduce a new avenue of communication, home to all Parents and Guardians. This newsletter communication will be a monthly correspondence highlighting teaching and learning as well as all things happening here at Battle Lake Schools. This October addition will contain some highlights and updates of classrooms as well as activities.

We completed Homecoming Week with an exciting win on the football field followed by the Homecoming Dance in Henning. Homecoming Week is always a fun time for the students, and they enjoyed our dress-up days and activities all throughout the week. A date to keep in mind is Monday, October 7th. Our 7-9th graders will be spending the morning at Glendalough State Park participating in some team building activities. Our 10-12th graders will travel to Inspiration Point for a full morning of leadership training. Please be sure your students are dressed for the weather as most of the activities will take place outside. Also, be on the lookout for a web page refresh; we are in the process of updating and migrating our website over to a new, cleaner interface. There will be more communication of this to follow in the coming weeks.

Hopefully this newsletter helps you as a parent feel better connected to your students' learning and their experiences at school. Here at Battle Lake School we are always committed to excellence in education. We are continuously striving toward educational excellence in a safe, respectful, accepting environment: preparing all students to meet the challenges of a changing world. Our 5 pillars, skills, or expectations that make up our profile of a graduate include - Content Knowledge, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Character.

If you have questions or would like more information about the classroom, please feel free to email our teachers or contact the office.


Ryan Severson

7-12 Principal/Technology Coordinator/

District Assessment Coordinator

Pelican Lake Advanced Biology Field Trip

The Advanced Biology Class traveled to Pelican Lake in order to learn and observe non-native invasive species. The class went out on a boat and learned about the harmful effects of zebra mussels, starry stonewort and other invasive species. They concluded with a drain, dry, and check on a watercraft in order to test their knowledge.
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Elementary Walk-A-Thon

The Battle Lake Elementary students had an incredibly successful Walk-A-Thon this year! The event brought in over $2,500. The 2nd grade class earned the most with a very impressive total of $663.00. The monies earned will go to support elementary instruction and activities.

Sports Corner

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

October 7 - 13

October 14 - 20

October 21 - 27

October 28 - November 3

October Events

October 7

Team Building for grades 7 - 9 at Glendalough

Leadership Training for grades 10 - 12 at Inspiration Point

October 8

Walk to School Day in conjunction with Minnesota Safe Routes to School

4H After School in the Battle Lake School Health Room

October 9

Community Eye Screening for Children - Sponsored by the Battle Lake Lions Club. Screening for children ages 6 months to 6 years of age at Battle Lake School.

October 10

All Juniors will be attending a Career Expo in Fergus Falls

October 14

OTC Youth Football Banquet

October 15

SewSew Club taking place after school in Mrs. Akerman's room

October 16

Elementary Art Day

1/2 day School - buses leave at 12:20 pm

October 17 - 18

No School - Education Minnesota

October 27 - 28

Business Professionals of America (BPA) Fall Leadership Conference

October 28

Elementary Fall Carnival, Battle Lake School from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

October 30

Juniors & Seniors - Financial Aid Night in Battle Lake School Auditorium

Find more important dates on our website!

Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events

November 6 & 7

Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Elementary class pictures will be sold at the parent teacher conferences.

November 8

No School

November 11

Veterans Day Program, Battle Lake School Gym at 10:00 am

November 14

Flu Shot Clinic, Battle Lake School Cafeteria from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

November 21 - 23

High School Musical

November 28 & 29

No School - Thanksgiving

Infinite Campus

The Infinite Campus link on our website allows you to access your child's grades, assignments and attendance. You can also monitor lunch account information. If you have any questions on how to access this service, please call the Elementary Office at 218-864-5217 or High School Office at 218-864-5215.