STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS – September 21th, 2018

Seniors: The English Department is pleased to announce a scholarship to be given to a senior student or students showing exceptional achievement in the language arts. This scholarship, donated by Wilburt and Thena Iwen is in the amount of $1000.00 annually. See this document for more information. First, step? The ZED Creative Writing Contest. See Mr. Smith for more information or any questions.

The next DECA meeting is on Tuesday, September 25 during lunch in Ms. Rusch's room. If you are interested in marketing, business, sales, entrepreneurship, or working on your leadership skills, then there's a good chance you'd benefit from joining DECA! Come to the meeting to learn more about it and bring a friend!

The athletic department is looking for students to run the 7th, 8th and C boy's and girl's basketball scoreboard. This is a paid position. If you are interested please contact Deb Kaye in the office.

Retake Day for Grades 5-12 will be held on Wednesday, October 10th. Picture forms are available in the office.

Attention Panther Crew Leaders:
  There is a field trip training meeting on Thursday during PROWL in the forum room.  See you then!  Pick up a field trip permission slip in Mrs. Rosenthal's room.  These are due back Thursday.

A representative from Luther College will be visiting PIHS on Friday, September 21st at 11:30 a.m.  Student's interested in hearing more about Luther College should stop by the office for a pass prior to the visit.  Seniors - who are applying to Luther, this could be a great opportunity to connect with someone from the admissions team!

FCCLA is having their cookie dough and butter-braid fundraiser sales going on right now! Ask an FCCLA member about purchasing, if interested, and help support their travel expenses throughout the school year! Cookie dough tubs are $20 and butter-braid pastries are $13. Thank you for your support.

Congratulations to the 2018 Pine Island Homecoming Court and Attendants! Seniors: Jordan Brehmer, Bailey Kuball, Lauren Meurer, Emma Ann Oberg, Megan Quintero, Logan Andrist, Andy Kroll, Danny Langworthy, Josh Navratil and Ean Unverzagt. Juniors: Gabby Hunskor and Owen Allen. Sophomores: Grace Douglas and Mason Pike. Freshmen: Kiley House and Zachary Snyder. Homecoming week will be held on October 1-5, with coronation on Monday, October 1st at 7:00pm.

On behalf of the Pine Island Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, I would like to thank Sandy Stefl-Reese and her Chartwell staff for their outstanding meal that they presented on Saturday night for our Hall of Fame Banquet.  They had the Commons area looking beautiful with their maroon and gold settings.  In addition, thank you to the captains and team leaders from our various Activities Department sports who did an excellent job of assisting with the work associated with the banquet.  You were all major players in helping us to make the evening a memorable one for the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees and their families and friends.
Craig Anderson - Pine Island Athletic Hall of Fame Committee

Saturday, September 15, saw the PIHS Bowling Teams at Trailhead Lanes for their season and home opener. (Next week the Panthers will travel to Riverboat Lanes in Wabasha.)
The Panther varsity team (coached by Mitch Narveson) had seven bowlers from grades 10-12. Their first match-up was against Preston. PI won the match 3-2. Their high game (also their first game) was a respectable 178 — leaving only two frames open. Jacob Wolkenhauer had the high fill percentage for that match with a 70% (strikes and spares versus open frames).
The varsity’s second match was against Rushford-Peterson. The Panther team had a slow start to this match and ended with a loss: 2-3. The third game of the match (final score 165) was started with three strikes (a turkey) by team members: Rowan Hoppe, Savannah Pletz, and Jacob Wolkenhauer. As the team’s anchor, Colton Allhiser had the high fill rate at 75%.
This year, the Panther bowling junior varsity is excited to have two teams (PI Maroon & PI Gold) with six new students joining the group. PIHS joins Winona HS and Lake City HS in having multiple teams at the junior varsity level.
PI Maroon (guided this week by varsity bowler, Colton Allhiser) was made up of five bowlers from grades 7-11. They bowled against Wabasha for their first match. They lost the match 2-3. Their highest game was 136. Dylan Dudley had the high fill rate for the team at 45%. PI Maroon’s second match was a bye (however, unlike some sports, the team still bowls five games by themselves on a bye). The team tired and withered under the heat of the day attaining scores over 100 for only two of their games. Caden Hoppe had the high fill rate with 40%.
PI Gold (coached by Wade Wolkenhauer) started off the afternoon with a bye. They had five bowlers from grades 9-10; four of them being brand new to the PIHS bowling teams. Their high game was 133. Garett Wolkenhauer had the high fill rate at 50%. The PI Gold team was matched up against Wabasha for their second match. This PI JV team also struggled with the heat of the afternoon and had lower scores; the high game was 121. They lost the match 0-5. Nathan Reed finished with a 36% for the high fill rate. Sophomore Randy Lange was the only returning bowler for PI Gold and served as the anchor for both of their matches.

Come to the first We Act meeting on Tuesday, September 18th during lunch in Ms. Schimek's room to see what the club is all about. If you like helping others, this is the club for you!

The 2018-2019 Prom Committee is currently looking for 10th grade students to be Prom Attendants for the 2019 Prom!  You will be helping in a variety of different areas for this year's prom and will plan the 2019-2020 prom.  If you have any questions or would like an application please see Ms. Zielinski.

The 2018-2019 High School Yearbook is now on-sale! The back to school offer is THE BEST TIME TO BUY THE BOOK- AT THE LOWEST COST. Offer end 10-19.

Yearbook- the 2017-2018 high school yearbook is in and has been distributed to students. All 2018 graduates can pick theirs up in the HS office. If you have a sibling we will be sending it home with them.

Extra Yearbooks-There are a limited number of extra 2017-2018 high school yearbooks available for purchase the cost is $63.14. Checks can be made out to "Pine Island Yearbook".

Attention juniors: Pine Island High School will be offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 24th.  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, October 5th.  The cost to take the exam is $16. Please make checks payable to Pine Island High School. 
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 ONLY).
·    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.

This is a reminder that if you ride a bike to school you need to park it in the bike rack and not in the front of the school.  

This year, ala carte items are now in the Snack Bar (concession stand).  No waiting in line to purchase beverages, snacks or Annies Frozen Yogurt..
Open at 7:30 – 8:30am for breakfast.
Open at 10:45am everyday before lunch.

Activities Department Memo –

Check out the PI Activities Department on Twitter and Instagram!

Twitter- @ActivitiesPI
Instagram-  piactivities


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

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