Have you considered yourself a leader or would like to increase your leadership skills? Our community is looking for ambassadors to represent our Cheese Festival and community! There will be a total of THREE Ambassadors, each earning life skills and $200. Let your personality shine and get to know other youth in your community and others when you become a Pine Island Cheese Festival Ambassador! Open to ALL students entering grades 6-12. Get your applications in the office or see attached (all details), DUE April 30th along with a letter of recommendation. Contact with questions! We hope to see you make PI Proud!

 Pine Island Cheese Festival Ambassador Application

Attention students (Grades 10-12): Pine Island High School will be offering the ASVAB test on Tuesday, May 15th at 8:25 a.m., in the Forum Room. The ASVAB is an aptitude test that measures strengths and weaknesses and predicts future academic and occupational success in the military. Students interested in taking the test must sign up in the High School Office by Friday, May 11th. This can be a great opportunity for students looking at the military and/or students who would like to learn more about how their individual strengths and interests may translate into the work of work.

A Message from St Paul Lutheran Church: Baccalaureate Service is planned for 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 20 at Saint Paul Lutheran Church. All seniors and their families are invited to attend. Graduation robes are not being worn, but please dress up a little. The seniors should arrive by 6:45 so we can line them up for the processional. A reception will follow.

Even though the weather was beautiful, the Lady Panthers suffered a disappointing loss to the ZM Cougars. We had a hard time getting our offense going with twelve strikeouts. Bridget “Cool Hand” Kennedy had another solid performance striking out seven of her own. Emilie “The Wrecker” Rucker was 2 for 3 and Autumn “Ball Point” Pin was 1 for 2 with a walk and an RBI to help score our only run. The Lady Panthers face Lake City this Thursday with game time at 5:00 p.m.

Juniors and Seniors - It is not too late to purchase a Prom ticket. Tickets are available to purchase online through Monday, April 30th.

The Minnesota Honor Society had to reschedule the 3k Walk/Run for Cancer due to weather. To avoid sports conflicts, we have settled on next weekend: Sun, April 29. Registration will begin at 2 pm in the PI Parking Lot, and the walk/run will begin at 2:30. There will be food, fun, and games! Registration is $20 ($10 for cancer survivors) and you will receive a tshirt. Checks can be made out to American Cancer Society. You can sign up in Mrs. Muston's room, or on the day of the event.

Are you interested in learning the sound/lighting system in the auditorium? Do you already know how to use the sound/lighting system and would like to be part of a show? PAPA is looking for help running the tech for their summer musical production. You must be available for rehearsals starting June 11th, and be able to attend all three performances June 22-24. See Mrs. Laack if you're interested.

May 4: Inter-Library Loans end for the school year. ILL requests made by April 27 should arrive before this deadline.
May 18: Library Materials Final Due Date. All Library materials are due back to the library on this date.

The ZED Traveling Art Show is now in Pine Island! The artwork of 13 Pine Island students being featured, as well as the work from other ZED K-12 students. Come view the exhibition in the High School Multi-Purpose Room next to the Forum Room. The work will be displayed until Wednesday, April 25. Featured students are:
Sydney Cavallero
Laurlee Eaton
Gavin Kennedy
Bridget Kennedy
Dakota Kitto
Parker Noll
Alden Smith
Zoe Njus
Sven Oberg
Audrie Simpson
Abbigail Wissink
JoJo Noll
Emily Henderson

Attention seniors: May 4th is Decision Day at Pine Island High School! Decision Day is the day by which most Colleges and Universities require students to decide if they are going to accept or reject an offer of admission. College (2-year or 4-year), military, work…whatever your plans - show your pride by wearing a shirt that represents your post-high school plans on May 4th! Also, come to the cafeteria during your lunch hour to celebrate your next steps with cake and pictures. Congratulations PIHS seniors!

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Do you like to help others, serve your school and have fun? Please consider applying for a Panther Crew Leader position. Applications are in Mrs. Rosenthal's room. Being a Panther Crew Leader helps the incoming freshman, is a good leadership activity, and looks great on college and employment applications. Consider helping the freshman get acclimated to life in high school. Apply to be a Panther Crew Leader!!

Applications are in Mrs. Rosenthal's Room

Pine Island Trap Team- Minnesota has set another participation record with 11,936 Student Athletes on 349 Clay Target Teams! Pine Island's team has also set a new record with 56 participating students this spring season. Good luck to all those participating. It is too late to join this season, but if you are interested see Mr. Smith for details about joining next year's team.

2018 Pine Island Summer Football Camp and Fall Youth Flag Leagues are ready to start taking registrations. Registration deadline is June 29th. Please contact Mr. Stapleton if you have any questions.

2018 Football Camp

Summer Baseball Registration Deadline Reminders:
Traveling Baseball Leagues: April 1
- 3rd Grade through 12th Grade
To Register:

For More Information:

Is anyone interested in babysitting.? We would like to have a list in Community Ed to hand out to parents. Please call so we can get you on our list. Kelly 356 8876. Thanks

Pictures  for the Swanson-Owen VFW & Auxiliary will be picked up next week, March 28th.  Please hand them in to the Main Office by that date. 

HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK--Don't forget to order your high school yearbook, in a few weeks the price of the book will increase. Order your yearbook today! There is a link on the 5-12 homepage or copy and paste this url into your browser.

Mestads is offering $60 off tuxedo rental for prom. Stop in the office to pick up a coupon! They will also be sending return racks to the school prior to post prom, so you won’t have to deliver your tux back to Rochester.

 Female Athlete Strength Training is a program designed just for female athletes. This class is in the summer starting June 11. Go to the following link to register:

Email Kelli Williams if you have any questions.

 Middle School Yearbook – BUY NOW for $25.00

 Steps to Order Online:

1.      Log Into your Skyward account (go to, scroll to bottom of page and click on Skyward)

2.      Click on your child’s name whom you’re buying the yearbook for (at top of page under the all students tab)

3.      Go to Fee Management (on left hand side)

4.      Click on Add a Fee (it’s blue and on the right hand side)

5.      A box will pop up…click on Middle School Yearbook, click ADD

6.      Click on BACK at the top right hand corner of the box

7.      Click on Make a Payment, it will then take you to the payment screen.  Select the student name on the left hand side and you should then see the fee, continue with making the payment

 If you have any questions, please email Krista Flaig at 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will be meeting on Monday morning's at 7:15 in Mr. Baker's computer lab room.


Tuesday and Thursday 3:10 -4:05 in 219

Monday: 3:15-4:15pm in Ms. Rusch’s Room 113
Wednesday: 6:50-7:50am in Ms. Schimek’s Room 240
Wednesday: 3:15-4:15pm Ms. Rusch’s Room 113
Thursday: 3:15-4:15pm Ms. Rusch’s Room 113
Friday: 6:50-7:50am in Ms. Schimek’s Room 240

Tuesday, April 24 - Mrs. Ganrud
Thursday, April 16 - Mr. Morgan

Here is a link to the HVL calendar for the most up to date information: -

* This schedule is based on field readiness for baseball and softball events.

Varsity & JV Softball @ Zumbrota-Mazeppa - Varsity at 4:30, JV at 6:00 pm, Dismiss at 3:05, Bus at 3:20 pm.
Jr. High Softball - Home vs. Z-M, 7th at 4:30, 8th at 6:00 pm.
C-Team Softball @ Byron - DH at 4:30 pm at High School - Bus at 3:30 pm.
C-Team Baseball - Home vs. Byron - DH at 4:30 pm.

7-9 Track Meet @ Chatfield - Dismiss at 2:30, Buses at 2:45 pm.
Varsity Boys & Girls Golf at Triton - Cancelled.

No Activities Scheduled

Varsity & JV Baseball - Home vs. Kasson-Mantorville - DH (Two 5 Inning Games) - 4:30 pm.
Jr. High Baseball @ K-M - 7th at 4:30, 8th at 6:00 pm, Bus at 3:30 pm.
Varsity & JV Softball H Lake City - 5:00 pm.
Jr. High Softball @ Lake City - 7th at 4:30, 8th at 6:00 pm, Dismiss at 2:55, Bus at 3:10 pm.
Varsity Track @ Stewartville Invite - 4:30 pm, Dismiss at 2:45, Busses at 3:00 pm.
HVL Boys Golf @ Cannon Falls - Cancelled.

Varsity Softball @ Concordia Academy Invite - Game One at 4:15 pm, Dismiss at 2:00 pm, Bus at 2:15 pm.
C-Team Softball - Home vs. Stewartville - (Two 5 Inning Games) - 4:30 pm.
Varsity & JV Baseball - Home vs. Cannon Falls - 5:00 pm
Jr. High Baseball @ Cannon Falls - 7th at 4:30, 8th at 6:00 pm, Bus at 3:25 pm.

Mel Schroeder Memorial Track Invite @ Pine Island - 10:30 am.
Varsity Softball @ Concordia Academy Invite - Two Games - time to be determined by results from Friday's game), Bus Time TBD.
8th Grade Softball @ Z-M Invite - 9:00 am, Bus at 8:00 am.
Jazz Concert - 7:30 pm at the Performing Arts Auditorium.

* Due to the lingering winter weather, the times, locations, and dates may be rearranged by the HVL Conference and hosting schools. Updates will be forwarded as soon as possible.

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