STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS – September 20, 2019

Announcements for September 20:
*Great job PICC team at the home invitational Thursday! Tanner Horton and Eric Wittlief paced the varsity boys with 4th and 8th place finish respectively. Brooklyn Horton paced the varsity girls with a 7th place finish. In the 10 team field, the varsity boys placed 3rd and the varsity girls placed 5th. Olivia Wangsness (3rd) and Ayana Osterhaus (4th) led the JH girls to a 2nd place finish. Jamison Rosane (6th) led the JH boys. Results can be found at: 


*Pine Island Zumbrota Mazeppa defected Schaefer Academy 1-0 in over time today in a 4:15 pm match up played at Schaefer Academy.

The winning score came in the 1st half of over time off a corner kick by Dan Mikeao to Drew Christopherson who put it in the back of net.

Announcements for September 19th:

Roots and Shoots environmental club will be meeting in Mrs. Schimek's biology room during lunch. All are welcome! Grab your lunch, head to room 240, and see what this club is all about!

Announcements for September 18th:

The Pine Island Zumbrota Mazeppa boy varsity team defeated Kasson Mantorville 5-0 in a 7 pm game played in Kasson tonight.

Scoring in the first half for PIZM was Isaac Schmoll off a corner kick from Dan Mikaeo and Landon Chandler off a corner kick from Dan Mikaeo.

Scoring in the 2nd half for PIZM was Isaac Schmoll of an Assist from Drew Christopherson, Drew Christopherson and Jack Smothers off an assist from Drew Christopherson.

Announcements for September 17th:

*The B-squad Panthers faced a tough opponent Monday night in the St. Charles Saints. Playing on the road, the panther's only TD came on a 75 yard reception. Carl Schutz connected with Gabe Northrop for the score. Freshman Sam Knox added the two point conversion for Pine Island. The defense was led by Riley Kuehl and Matthew Horkey. Corbin Allen also added an interception. The Panthers hope to get back on track next Monday at home versus the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Cougars.


*Congratulations to the 2019 homecoming attendants:

Seniors – Megan Gerhart, Cora Heiden, Taylor House, Alex Larson, Lauren Monosmith, Connor Bailey, Travis Eitel, Dylan Holzer, Carter O’Reilly, Max Owen

Juniors – Eliza Goplen and Tanner Horton

Sophomores – Addison Strop & Jarod White

Freshman – Ella Cordes & Andrew Taggert

Coronation will be held on Monday, September 30th at 7pm in the Auditorium


Homecoming Dress Up Days – High School Sept 30 – Oct 4

Monday - Destination Day: 9th – Amazon Rainforest, 10th -Hawaii, 11th Antarctica, 12th – African Safari, Teachers – Canada

Tuesday – Circle of Life: 9th – Babies, 10th – Tweens, 11th – Mid-Life, 12th – Senior Citizens, Teachers – Back from the Dead (Zombies, mummies, ghosts)

Wednesday – Class Color Day: 9th – Blue, 10th – Red, 11th – White, 12th – Black, Teachers – Pink

Thursday – Thrifty Thursday

Friday – Panther Pride – Parade at 2:00pm, Game at 7:00


Homecoming Dress Up Days  - Middle School Sept 30-Oct 4

Monday – Mismatch

Tuesday – Tacky Tourist

Wednesday – Class Color Day – 5th – Yellow, 6th – Orange, 7th – Purple, 8th – Pink

Thursday – Holiday Season in October

Friday – Panther Pride


Announcements for September 16:

Tonight's musical rehearsal will need to be rescheduled due to an unanticipated cast conflict! We will now plan to rehearse Snoopy and the Chorus, TOMORROW after school from 3:15-4:00. If you have a conflict with this time, please let Mrs. Laack know!  


Panthers dropped a tough one in their home opener vs. St. Charles.  Tied at half time with a score of 7-7, Pine Island couldn't overcome five turnovers and the Saints capitalized, with the final score of 15-7. A long wedge run by Senior Max Owen set up Sophomore Jarod White to score the lone Panther touchdown on a one yard rush. The annual Tackle Cancer game, Parents Night, and Food Truck Friday brought in many community fans to cheer on the team and raise money for good causes at the same time. Thanks to all who donated, attended, and cheered on the team.


The PIZM Wildcats defeated the St. Charles Saints 4-0 at home in a 1 o’clock game.
PIZM 1st half stats
Saves - 5 (Corey Peters); Shots - 5 (Zack Ihde, Isaac Schmoll, Edison Toft (2), Drew Christopherson); Shots on Goal - 3 (Brandt Konik (2), Edison Toft); Goals - 1 (Edison Toft); Assists - 1 (Logan Harney); Corners - 1
PIZM 2nd half stats

Saves - 1 (Corey Peters); Shots - 3 (Zack Ihde, Jack Smothers, Soren Hellyer); Shots on Goal - 5 (Brandt Konik, Logan Harney, Dan Mikaeo, Mark Quintero, Soren Hellyer); Goals - 3 (Brandt Konik, Dan Mikaeo, Mark Quintero); Assists - 3 (Dan Mikeao (2), Cole Ayers); Corners - 3 

Prior Announcements:

Homecoming Dance 2019 – A Night in Paris – Saturday, October 5th from 7:30 – 10pm. Grades 9-12 Admission $5
**If you are planning to bring a guest from another school, please stop in the office for a guest form. Guest forms must be signed by the Principal of your guest. Forms due in the office by Sept 27.

Attention seniors- There is a scholarship opportunity offered through the PIHS English Department. Information can be found here:

*Attention juniors and seniors! The annual Mayo Healthcare Career Festival will take place on Tuesday, October 8th.  This is the perfect event for students interested in learning more about opportunities in the healthcare industry.  This event will include general and specific information, hands-on activities, and direct conversations with Mayo Clinic employees.  If you are interested in attending please apply at or see Ms. Garcia with questions.  The application deadline is Friday, September 20th.  Spots are limited and fill up quickly so it is recommended that students complete the application as soon as possible.


*2019 Graduates- The 2018-2019 yearbooks are available in the HS office for those who ordered a yearbook.







1st Week of the Month

Culture club @ lunch/Profe Wernau/Rm 245

DECA @ lunch/Ms. Rusch's, Rm

Stud Co @ lunch

Roots & Shoots @ lunch/Ms. Schimek/Rm 240

2nd Week of the Month

Art SCREAM @ lunch/Mrs. Mentjes/Art Room

TZD @ 7:50 a.m. Location: MHS @ lunch/Mrs. Muston/Rm

Stud Co @ lunch

FCCLA @ lunch/Ms. Keller/FACS room

3rd Week of the Month

Culture club @ lunch/Profe Wernau/Rm 245

DECA @ lunch/Ms. Rusch's, Rm

Stud Co @ lunch

Roots & Shoots @ lunch/Ms. Schimek/Rm 240

4th Week of the Month

Art SCREAM @ lunch/Mrs. Mentjes/Art Room

Stud Co @ lunch

FCCLA @ lunch/Ms. Keller/FACS room

If there is a 5th Week

Culture Club/Art SCREAM together @ lunch

FCA is before school/date TBD

*Did you order Sports passes? Please remember to stop in the office to pick them up!

*Panther Pals is looking for any high schooler that is looking for a job after school. If you are interested please see Jennie Barker or call 507-421-8277.

*Sign up sheets for LEGO Robotics, Academic Triathlon, JH Math League, JH Knowledge Bowl, and Technovation are outside Ms. Solberg's classroom. If your child is interested in participating in one of these activities, information sessions will be during recess/advisory on the following days:


 -September 3rd - JH Math League (6th-8th grade)

 -September 4th - Academic Triathlon (5th-8th grade)

 -September 5th - LEGO Robotics (6th-12th grade)

 -September 13th - JH Knowledge Bowl (7th-8th grade)

 -September 16th - Technovation (5th-12th grade girls)

Students can sign up now, but the deadlines to sign up are as follows:

JH Math League - September 6th
Academic Triathlon - September 10th
LEGO Robotics - September 13th
JH Knowledge Bowl - September 18th
Technovation - November 22nd

 If you or your child have any questions about any of these activities, please contact Ms. Solberg at For more information, please visit this website.


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