Announcements

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS – SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

Announcements for September 24:

It is time to register for the competitive fall season for football and volleyball. Even if you registered for fall training sessions, you need to register for the competitive season. Please register before practice starts.   The cost will be $80 for 7th and 8th graders and $105 for grades 9-12. Reminder that all athletes will need a sports physical on file at the school.  If you have any questions please email dkaye@pineisland.k12.mn.us

 

Announcements for September 23:

* The PIZM Girls varsity soccer team celebrated Senior Night with a resounding 5-0 victory over Cannon Falls. Ave’ Waldo led the charge, scoring 2 goals and assisting another. Bethany Dick added a goal and an assist. Kate Johnson and Mia Schmoll chipped in a goal each to round out the scoring in a game dominated by the Wildcats. Eleven great seniors were honored after the match!

 

* Virtual Financial Aid Night
Thursday, October 1st, 6:30 PM

Presenter: Sara Kling-Pundt transitions counselor at Rochester Community and Technical College

Pine Island High School’s annual financial aid information night will be held on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.  The information covered in this presentation is especially relevant for seniors and juniors who will be applying for financial aid for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years.

Join Zoom Meeting

Pine Island FAFSA Night Zoom Link

 

Meeting ID: 916 6757 8967

Passcode: 803727


Announcements for September 22

*Boys Varsity took on Lourdes at 7 pm home game for PIZM played in Pine Island last night. PIZM lost to Lourdes 0-2

PIZM 1st half stats:
2 saves Corey Peters
0 goal
0 assists
3 shots on goal (Jack Smothers, Zach Ihde, Seth Konik)
6 shots (Brandt Konik, CJ Tree (2), Dan Mikaeo, Mark Quintero, Jackson Trempe)
2 corners (Dan Mikaeo, Cole Ayres)

PIZM 2nd half stats:
3 saves Jason Ryan
0 goals
0 assists
6 shots on goal (Brandt Konik (2), Zack Ihde, Dan Mikaeo (2), Drew Christopherson)
2 shots (Brandt Konik, Seth Konik)
3 corners (Dan Mikaeo)



*The colleges and universities of Minnesota State are coming together for special information sessions so students can learn more about their academic options, financial aid, transferring from a two-year college to a four-year university, and more. Many of these sessions will be VIRTUAL to make it easy and safe! And to top it off, your students can even apply for FREE anytime during the last week of October.

Learn more about Minnesota State Week and the FREE application week below at 
www.MinnState.edu/MinnStateWk   



PRIOR Announcements:

*Congrats to the PICC team on an AWESOME home meet Thursday. Most athletes set a season or career PR. The varsity boys and girls won the meet over ZMKW and Cannon Falls. The boys were led by race champion Tanner Horton, Jamison Rosane (4th), and Will Cobb (5th).  The girls were led by Brooklyn Horton (2nd), Brooklyn Radtke (3rd), and McKenzie Horton (5th). The JV boys placed 2nd led by Evan Ferber (2nd). The JV girls placed 1st led by River Weissgerber (1st), Ashley Pederson (2nd). and Madeline Johnston (3rd). The JH boys placed 2nd led by race champion Ryder Schmidt. The JH girls also were meet champions led by race champion Taylor Brown and 2nd place Lauren Elsmore. Great job everyone! Full meet results can be found at: https://results.wayzatatiming.com/meets/6341/scores. The CC team is next in action Thursday 9/24 at Goodhue.

 

*Varsity Boys Soccer: Pine Island Zumbrota Mazeppa boys varsity defeated Cannon Falls 2-0 in a 7 pm home game played in Pine Island.  The first half ended with the score 0-0.  In the second half PIZM’s Drew Christopherson scored off an assist from Seth Konik.  Cole Ayres then scored, unassisted. 
This game also was senior night.  Seniors are Cole Ayres, Soren Hellyer, Josh Hutton and Jack Smothers.


*Library Access High School:

We have added a link on the homepage under the 5-12 School tab to the Library. Under the link you will see access to the books available to students as well as an email address to Mrs. Jaci Bloxham in the Library. Students can email her the title and author of the book they want, and she will coordinate their pickup of the book. We hope this helps continue access during the limitations of COVID.


*The high school yearbooks are in and can be picked up in Mr. Smith's room during Prowl. 

Graduates- your yearbook can be picked up in the HS office. If you have a sibling we will send it home with them.

*Please email helpdesk@pineisland.k12.mn.us for anything and everything technology related

Students, try this if you are having Zoom issues.

Step 1 - Log out of Schoology

Step 2 - Click Ctrl+Shift+Delete (Windows) Ctrl+Shift+Backspace (Chromebook) to clear your cookies and cache (make sure dropdown at top is set to ALL TIME)

Step 3 - Log back into Schoology by clicking the quick link on the bottom of the school website and attaching it to your PI255 account (not a personal email).

Delete any old bookmark you are using for Schoology login. Make sure you are always using Google single sign-on.

Step 4 - Create a district Zoom account with school email. Go to pineisland-k12-mn-us.zoom.us and click Sign In - enter school email and password when prompted and when you see the Zoom homepage, you are done and can close the window.

Go back and try it again.

 

*Upcoming College Admission Representative Visits

It is never to early start the college search, selection, and application process. This year, in an effort to make campus-specific information more accessible to students and families, college admission representatives will be available to meet with Pine Island students and families via virtual high school visits. Virtual visits provide a great opportunity to learn more about the opportunities available at a specific college or university. In addition to a general campus overview, specific questions related to majors and programming, financial aid, and the application process are also welcome. To attend a “virtual high school visit” please click the appropriate zoom link on the designated meeting date and time. Zoom links can also be found in the Schoology Calendar.

 

*Note all visits will be conducted between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 

 

College/University

Date

Zoom Link

University of North Dakota

9/30/2020

Join Zoom Meeting

https://und.zoom.us/j/93748333982?pwd=OFZIZFk4aVRxS0FWT2dRRDN0SGtsZz09

 

Meeting ID: 937 4833 3982

Passcode: 626784

Minnesota State College Southeast

10/1/2020

Join Zoom Meeting

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/8116499161

 

Meeting ID: 811 649 9161

Passcode: 1230

 

 

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School Day

In order to make transportation work with new restrictions, the 5-12 school day has been adjusted. Class starts at 8:45am and ends at 3:15pm. We also have to limit extra traffic in the building. To limit this traffic the doors will open at 8:30am and students will need to leave the building no later than 3:30pm. The doors will then remain locked for the evening. Students are not allowed in the building before 8:30am or after 3:30pm. 


A/B Calendar
Attached is the
A/B Calendar which specifies A and B days for the entire year. Even if school is canceled for a day, the A/B calendar will stay the same for the entire year.


Masks

All students (grades K-12) and staff will be required to wear a mask (Executive Order 20-81).  The Pine Island District will supply one mask to each student enrolled in the Hybrid Model.


 
Learning At Home
Students will again have days they are learning from home whether on the A/B rotation, or if they are on the family flex plan. The school day will follow the same schedule for students both at home and at school. Classes will start at 8:45am and finish at 3:15pm. Students will be required to checkin and join classes during the school day. Each teacher will communicate with students how they will participate in each class from home. Attendance and participation is required. 

 

Skyward

To check attendance and final course grades, you will need to know your Skyward login. Skyward will also be used to schedule conferences this year and view your student’s homeroom teacher and course schedule. You can find the link to Skyward at the bottom of the school district website.


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