Updates from Superintendent Radeke

December 10, 2021

Meet Lauren Trittabaugh - LP's new Paraprofessional

Lauren was born and raised in Lester Prairie and attended Lester Prairie Schools. Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog! Lauren has 3 sisters, 5 nieces, and 2 dogs named Sam and Otis.

Lauren loves to spend time at her cabin in Ottertail with friends and family. Her hobbies include photography, road trips, kayaking, and spending time with friends. Something you may not know about Lauren is that she was a 2018-19 Lester Prairie Ambassador and is now an Ambassador Program Coordinator.

Lauren loves to watch all Disney movies. Her favorite book is The Help. Her favorite sport is hockey. If Lauren could meet any historical person it would be Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Meet Julie Malady - LP's new Secondary Math Teacher

Julie grew up in Cologne, MN, graduated from Waconia High School, and attended Southwest MN State University in Marshall, MN. She completed her BS in 5-12 Math Education with a K-12 reading license in December of 2015. Immediately after graduation, she began teaching Middle/HS Math at Edgerton Public School. While in Edgerton, she earned her Masters in Math Education and spent 5 years directing the Fall Play, Spring Play, and One Act Team. After 6 wonderful years, Julie, her husband Brian, and their two children Teddy (3) and Lilly (1) decided to move to Glencoe. Julie started the year teaching 7th grade at Cologne Academy and then made the transition to Lester Prairie around the start of the second quarter.

Julie loves to spend time with her family camping and traveling. Her hobbies include home improvements and watching movies. Her favorite movie is The Last Holiday because it reminds her to appreciate the little things in life and not be afraid to go after what she wants. Her favorite book is The Wonkey Donkey because reading it with her son is THE BEST THING EVER.

One thing you might not know about Julie is that she has an addiction to Christmas fuzzy socks!

Community Ed News:

Community Education

  1. Future Hoopsters registration deadline is 12/17/21.
  2. Adult Fitness classes will be offered again in January.
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A note from Nurse Joy:

Dry hands, cracked lips and chapped faces? Winter must be here!

Here are some easy, helpful reminders on how to help keep our skin healthy during the long winter months ahead of us.

  1. Sunscreen - not just for warm summer months. Sunscreen is needed through the winter to protect you from the UV rays from the sun, especially rays reflecting off snow.
  2. Humidifiers: Using a humidifier can help keep moisture in your skin and help prevent nosebleeds which are especially common in kids through the winter months.
  3. Moisturizer: Moisturizing creams are best for mild dryness. Oils are best for moderate dryness and ointment for severe dryness. Skin protectants contain active ingredients (medicines) so read the Drug Facts label carefully to be sure you choose the right product and use it appropriately.
  4. Short Showers, Short Baths: Warm showers are good for the soul but terrible for winter skin. Be sure to limit kids' time in the tubs as well. Help prevent winter itch and flakiness post bath by patting kids dry and moisturizing immediately after baths.
  5. Stay Hydrated: Dehydration can cause skin to sag. Drink plenty of water every day to keep your skin hydrated.
  6. Don't Forget Your Lips: Protect lips from the UV rays of the sun with lip balm that includes SPF 30.

Remember, students go out for recess unless it is below zero, so their skin might need some extra attention!

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Lost and Found

Recognize anything?

Next time you are in the building, please check out the Lost and Found located near door L.

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Regular School Board and Truth & Taxation Meeting on Monday, December 20th at 5:45pm

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


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McLeod County COVID-19 Positive Case Rate Data Dashboard

Click the live link below.
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.