FAQ of the Day - Does Turf Lead to More Injuries in HS Sports?
Beth Swanson, M. Ed., Licensed Athletic Trainer at Heartland Orthopedic, gives her perspective on the question of "Does Turf Lead to More Injuries in HS Sports?" - installing a Synthetic Turf at our Athletic Complex is Part of Ballot Question #2, a feature that will increase our use of that space from 50 hours/year to nearly 1,500 hours/year. https://youtu.be/XfEyZ2xmy5E
October is College Knowledge Month! During the month of October, I will be sending students in grades 9-12 a daily email with links to college and career related topics. There will also be a daily question related to the day's topic. All students answering correctly will get entered into a drawing for a prize each Friday in October.
Today's topic was Free Applications to Minnesota State and Colleges and Universities. Several colleges waive application fees during the month of October. Please encourage your child to get their applications in this month!
The 2nd Graders went on a field trip to Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, followed by a visit to Otter Cove Children's Museum in Fergus Falls. The students loved discovering, looking at, and listening to nature at PWLC. At the museum, students could explore an indoor playground area, pretend play in a variety of recreated storefronts, entertain themselves with some arts and crafts, and much more.
Student Reach Minnesota and Reggie Dabbs will provide a free evening program for youth and adult community members at 6:30. Reggie Dabbs uses the power of music to share an inspirational message centered around the theme "I can, you can, we can".
All community members are invited to attend.
9th grade Career Expo at Alexandria Area High School is October 5th from 9am until 11:30am. All 9th graders are encouraged to attend as this will meet some of the career and college readiness pieces needed for graduation. Permission forms were passed out during school yesterday. Please return them to Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Kugel as soon as possible.
With the changes in the FAFSA application for this year, the application will not be available until December. The information I shared regarding materials needed is still accurate, but the launch date is being pushed back to December. During conferences I will still be available in the Media Center for questions regarding FAFSA and that would be a good time to take advantage of the College Knowledge Month free applications. Please reach out to me if there are topics you have questions about so I can prepare materials/information for you.
Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the 2023 College Fair at Alexandria Technical & Community College on Tuesday, September 26th. Permission forms are in Mrs. Kugel's office if you are interested in going. There will be over 70 Minnesota and surrounding college available to provide information.
Senior parents and students: The FAFSA opens October 1, 2023. This is the application you will use to apply for federal grant money and student loans. If you are planning to attend college next year, it is highly recommended that you complete this free application. If you would like help completing this application, I will be available in the Media Center during conferences on October 16th and October 25th from 3:15-7:15. If those times don't work for you, please call or email me and we can set up a time that will work. Please use this link to help gather the materials needed for completing this application.
“As part of our Safe Routes to School Planning Grant in a partnership with MnDOT and West Central Initiative, we are participating in an observation today (Thursday, September 14). If you see people in safety vests with clipboards, know that they are helping better the safety of our walkers and bikers and inform future safety improvements that are a result of this planning process.”