The Meca Sportswear representative will be here on Friday, Oct. 6th to take orders for Letter Jackets. Jackets can be ordered between 7:30-8 by the trophy case. A $100 deposit is required on order day. Students ordering jackets should bring any patches or award letters they would like sew on their jacket.

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE CLASS - for girls 15 years and older
Pine Island Community Education is offering a women’s self-defense class. Basic strikes, throws, take downs, escapes from being chocked and many other practical situations will be discussed during this program. This program is offered to anyone over the age of 15 and encourages members from the community to participate as well. You can reach Community Ed at extension 3501 or

Date Thursday, October 5, 12, 26
Time: 4—5 p.m.
Location: 5—12 School, Wrestling Room
Fee: $25
Instructor: William Winter

Picture retake day for grades 5-12 will be held on October 4th.

The 2018 yearbooks are now on sale. Order now to save money!
The "Back to School" campaign lasts until October 20th. Purchase price is 50 dollars and some free extras.

Campaign #1- The book price is still 50 dollars with no free extras. After Dec 15th the price of the book increases.

The link is on the upper right side of the 5-12 website homepage or use this link

Please dismiss the cheerleaders at 3:00pm today

Boys Soccer: Pine Island /Zumbrota Mazeppa: PIZM vs Schaffer Academy, Monday September 18: PIZM 0 - Schaffer Academy 2 LOSS
The Wildcats played with intensity to win, but fell short against a quick front line of Schaffer Academy. Two breakaway plays was all it took to put the Lions ahead of PIZM. PIZM controlled most of the game with 13 shots on goal and solid passing throughout the game. Luke Tupper had a beautiful header shot from a corner kick by Ian Niles that hit the cross bar. Rheis Jensen and Nathan Marx had solid shots on the goal that the Schaffer Keeper was able to stop. Quick defensive play by Noah Kneeland, Sam Nordquist and Richard Gehrke allowed for midfield and offensive plays to take shape.

Panther Crew Leader training during Prowl on Wednesday in the forum room.

Congrats to PI FFA # 1 for 2nd place and PI FFA #2 for 7th place at the ZM FFA Trapshoot this weekend.
Team 1 members were: Nate Wheelock, Conner Swarthout, Grace Stolp, Wyatt Wittlief, Logan Krause.
Team 2 members were: Eddie Toft, Mitchell Kaul, Tanner Aarsvold, Eric Wittlief, Jack Swanson.
Connor was 4th high individual and Mitch was 7th high individual.
Great Job!

Homecoming is the week of September 25th – Here are the dress up days for high school students and activities:
Monday - 'Merica Monday with Coronation at 7pm in the auditorium
Tuesday - Tacky Tourist Tuesday with a game show during 3rd and 4th hours (9:47-11:05)
Wednesday - Class Color day (see poster on main stairs) with Powder Puff at 7pm on the lower playground (where the skating rink is)
Thursday - Cartoony/Disney day with the dance competition during 1st and 2nd hours (8-9:35)
Friday - Panther Pride Day with tug of war after lunch and the Parade at 2pm
Saturday - Dance 7:30pm - 10pm in maroon gym

Congratulations to PIHS Homecoming Royalty! The following students will be representing their grade:
Seniors: Melaina Distad, Nicole Fall, Noelle Koenig, Brynn Olson, Belle Wiggins, Keagan Bailey, Joe Bauer, Isaiah Douglas, Keegan Majerus and Wes Sorum
Juniors: Bailey Kuball and Andy Kroll
Sophomores: Morgan Engel and Carter O’Reilly
Freshmen: McKenna Mathison and Micah Douglas

Middle School Cross Country Run –  Grades 5 & 6 Only
It's that time of year! The Middle School Cross Country run will be held on Thursday, September 21st at the Pine Island Golf Course. Details are in the attached flyer. Register by Wednesday, September 20th.  Cross Country Run Grades 5-6

The 2016-2017 Pine Island Yearbooks are here! They were distributed to students. Last years seniors can pick their books up in the HS office. Parents and siblings are welcome to pick these books up for their graduating senior as well.

Extra books are available on a first come basis. The cost is $64.13 and checks can be made out to Pine Island Yearbook.

Attention juniors: Pine Island High School will be offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11th. The PSAT is a preliminary version of the ACT that can help prepare students for the SAT or ACT. If you are interested in taking the exam, please sign up in the front office or send Ms. Garcia an email by Friday, September 29th. The cost to take the exam is $16. Please make checks payable to Pine Island High School. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:
· Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
· See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
· Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
· Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
· Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.

Students who are interested in participating in Junior High Math League (grades 6-8), Lego Robotics (grades 5-12), or Junior High Knowledge Bowl (grades 7-9), please sign up by Friday, September 15th. Use the link below to learn more about each activity and to sign up.
Please contact Ms. Solberg if you have any questions at

If you purchased an athletic pass - please stop in the 5-12 office to pick it up. Office hours are 7:30am - 3:45pm. Thank you.

We'd like to send ALL old markers back to Crayola to be recycled. We get NO money but the satisfaction of knowing that we're not adding to the land fill. Color Cycle Flyer

Online Payment of Fees – Please pay all fees online. Examples of fees you can pay online are:
- Course fees –9-12 grade elective course fees
-$35 Tablet Insurance
- Lunch money in lunch accounts
- Sport sign up
- Parking Passes –NOW AVAILABLE – once the fee has been paid online, the student should bring the receipt and vehicle information to the 5-12 office to pick up their parking tag.
Instruction Sheet for Paying Fees Online:

To report an absent child for grades 5-12 - please use the following e-mail address:

Middle School Pass will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:10 in Mrs. Zincke's room # 219
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

Please check the website for cancellations:

Volleyball @ Medford - 7th and C-Team at 4:30, 8th at 5:30, JV at 5:45, Varsity at 7:15 pm. All matches played at the High School - Jr. High at the Elementary Gym at the High School. Bus 1 - Dismissed at 2:45, Bus 1 at 3:00, Bus 2 at 4:10 pm.
Boys Soccer - Home vs. Schaeffer Academy - Jr. High at 4:30 pm, Varsity at 6:00 pm, Both at the PI Elementary Soccer/Track Complex.
Boys C-Team Soccer @ Albert Lea - 5:00 pm at the Hammer Complex. Bus at Zumbrota-3:00, PI-3:15. PI students dismissed at 3:00 pm.
B-Team Football - Home vs. Lake City - 5:00 pm at the Varsity Football Field. (No C-Team Game)

Volleyball @ Triton - 7th, 8th, and C-Team at 4:30, JV at 5:45, Varsity at 7:15 pm. All played at different gyms at Triton High School. Bus 1 - Dismissed at 2:55, Bus at 3:10, Bus 2 at 4:25 pm.
Boys Soccer @ Kasson-Mantorville - Jr. High and JV at 5:00 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm, at the High School Fields. Bus at Zumbrota-3:30, PI-3:45 pm.
Jr. High Football @ Lake City - Both Play at 4:30 pm, Dismiss at 2:45, Bus at 3:00 pm. Played at the Lake City Football Fields.

No Activities Scheduled

Pine Island Cross Country Invitational - 4:30 pm @ the Pine Island Golf Course.
Volleyball - Home vs. Hayfield - 7th and C-Team at 4:30, 8th and JV at 5:45, Varsity at 7:15 pm.
Girls Soccer - Home vs. Kasson-Mantorville - Jr. High and JV at 5 pm, Varsity at 7:15 pm.
Boys Soccer @ Lake City - Jr. High and JV at 5 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm, played at the Lake City Bluff View Elementary. Bus at PI-3:15, Zumbrota-3:30, PI students dismissed at 3:00 pm.
C-Team Football @ Triton - 5:30 pm, Bus at 4:00 pm.

Varsity Football - Home vs. Stewartville - 7:00 pm.

Boys Soccer - Home vs. Hastings - C-Team and JV at 11:00 am, Varsity at 1:00 pm.
Pine Island JV Volleyball Invitational - PI vs. Lewiston-Altura and Rochester Mayo vs. Lake City at 9 am, Championship and 3rd Place Matches will start 15 minutes after the completion of the last semifinal.
7th Grade Volleyball @ Triton Invite - 9:00 am, Bus at 7:45 am.
8th Grade Volleyball @ Kenyon-Wanamingo Invite at K-W High School - 9:00 am, Bus at 7:45 am.

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