Come join us in celebrating the Senior Class of 2021! Graduation will take place Friday, May 28, at 6:00 pm. Please see image for more details. It will also be available to watch live on the NFHS Network by clicking on the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/battle-lake-high-school-battle-lake-mn/evt17bf164bb3
June 3, 2021 Track Meet ticket link. Field Events start at 2:30. All tickets, Students and Adults, are $8. Set by the region committee. https://www.vancoevents.com/OSO
Here is the link to buy Softball Tickets for this afternoon. OTC plays in Pequot Lakes at 3:00. Print tickets or show phone at the gate Tickets are $8 for adults $5 for students. People can purchase a ticket before on this vanco link: https://www.vancoevents.com/OVO
Reminder: WEDNESDAY, June 2 is the start of Drivers Ed Classroom Education, Summer Rec Ball, and Girls' Volleyball/Basketball Camp. Tuesday is a Staff Day at school; we look forward to seeing your kids on WEDNESDAY! Thanks and let the busy-ness of summer begin!
2021-2022 Preschool Registration is open! *Ms. Jenny's 3 year old class is open to children that will be 3 by September 1, 2021 and are potty trained. *Ms. Julie's 4/5s class is open to children that are 4 by September 1, 2021 and are potty trained. Spots are filling! Register here: https://forms.gle/qiGqRyCdbUsB111G6 $30 registration fee can be paid here: https://www.schoolpay.com/.../Preschool-30.../SbGztTy
Please open the attached link for information regarding the Sub-Section Track meet Tuesday, May 25, 2021. This opens today, at 10 AM and is open until the meet starts. All tickets, Students and Adults, are $8. Set by the region committee. https://www.vancoevents.com/OSO
No ASE tomorrow or next Friday: Although we tried, weren’t able to find anyone to cover Miss Jennie’s After School program from 3:00-6:00pm tomorrow, Fri, May 21 and next Friday, (the last day of school) May 28. * Tomorrow we will have childcare from 12:30-3:00pm.
Here are the links for the livestreams of the choir concerts tonight! 6:30pm - Junior High: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/battle-lake-high-school-battle-lake-mn/evtf8f8ab2b51 7:30pm - Senior High: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/battle-lake-high-school-battle-lake-mn/evt3ae51fb4e7
Battle Lake High School Fishing League is looking for volunteers to be boat captains for the 2021 summer season. We will be fishing 6 different lakes and will find out those lakes soon! The dates of the league nights are June 10th June 24th July 1st July 15th July 29th Aug 12th If you would be interested in helping out please reach out to Cole Mathues 218-282-0168
Bike Rodeo Two 26” Bikes will be given away, thanks to the Battle Lake Lions! Monday, May 24 at 6 pm School Parking Lot No Fee Preschool through 6th grade. Come on your bicycle, tricycle, or hot wheels. Test your riding skills on the safety course. Refreshments at Lions Park after the rodeo thanks to the Battle Lake Lions. Meet our Battle Lake Police Officers. Everyone wins a prize!
Stuff the Bus school supply applications are now available for the 2021-2022 school year. Stuff the Bus is a program where the United Way supplies children in need with a backpack and school supplies for the upcoming school year. The link to the online Stuff the Bus School Supply Application is below: https://forms.gle/NoxKK5GAERX8YwkK6
2021 Kindergarten information and registration materials available by clicking on the link! https://sites.google.com/d/1RM9O8y-AwM4med7Lri1I3b0KTAQLGvaK/p/1JZFP1gVApcqmP_EkZD1ohrK2kPrOi_t1/edit
Check out the latest edition of "What's New @ 542" by clicking on the link! https://www.smore.com/qc67p
OOPS! Due to rookie error and a pre-programmed register, we charged sales tax at the book fair on Mon., Apr. 26 (pm sales) and Tues., Apr. 27 (am sales only). We would like to apologize and offer to refund the tax you paid during those times. Please bring your receipt to get your refund -or- the tax you paid can be considered a donation to All for Books, which helps purchase books for the library and classrooms.
Starting May 5th: Superintendent Kern will be hosting Coffee and Conversation with Superintendent Kern on the first Wednesday of each month 7:00am at the Shoreline. Come join him for conversation regarding the school district, the community, or any topic in general.
Join us for our annual Scholastic Book Fair next week! Monday-Thursday evenings from 3:15-8:00pm and Tuesday-Friday mornings from 7:30-8:30am. For a preview of the Book Fair or to shop online, go to https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=battlelakeelementaryschool To add money to your child’s E-Wallet, go to https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=4681666
Good afternoon, Seip Drug is offering a Johnson & Johnson (18 & up, 1 and done) vaccination clinic at the City Hall in Battle Lake on April 15th, from 9-3pm. This will be by appointment only; please call Courtney at (218) 864-5261 or sign-up at seipdrug.com.
Battle Lake Preschool Sneak Peek 2021-2022 Wednesday, April 21 / Thursday, April 22 / Friday, April 23 Click on the link below to learn more! https://docs.google.com/document/d/136FqRr7RJGLcJTKtTb-cRRz9jT2OialRAxZhVY-Eyjw/edit?usp=sharing
Please consider donating to our Kent-McAllister-Thiel Scholarship fund to support our amazing seniors in their future endeavors! All checks can be made out to the Kent McAllister Scholarship Fund and mailed or dropped off at the school: 402 Summit St. W. Battle Lake, MN 56515. Thank you! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1viFfXp5sFDkSWERSw9MSthuNyezcM7vv/view?usp=drivesdk
Spring Community Ed Classes starting in April: Dog Obedience (Full), 8-hr Senior Driving Class (April 6 & 8) and 4-hr Senior Refresher Class (April 8). Use this link for more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x9Em35OyT2Ey9zj9lbmrG3c35vvb3hbtiKE8VlkCfTo/edit?usp=sharing
Click on the link below and take a look at the latest edition of the Elementary Newsletter, the Battle Lake Buzz! https://www.smore.com/vsar2
Click on the link below to access the “Perception Survey of Battle Lake School.” The survey is open until 12:00pm on April 9th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BattleLakeExternal View the image to learn more about this survey.
Varsity Boys Basketball Section Tournament tonight in Parkers Prairie vs Parkers Prairie starting at 7:00 pm. Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/JO7vEwxaDeU
OTC Wrestling Individual Section Finals will take place Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 10:00am. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lpgevideos View the image to learn more.
AB Girls Basketball in Battle Lake vs Hillcrest starting at 6:00. Streaming on the NFHS Network https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/battle-lake-high-school-battle-lake-mn
AB Boys Basketball in Battle Lake vs Underwood, starting at 6:00. Streaming on the NFHS Network https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/battle-lake-high-school-battle-lake-mn
AB Boys Basketball in Battle Lake vs Rothsay, starting at 6:00. Streaming on the NFHS Network https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/battle-lake-high-school-battle-lake-mn
Here's the link to our Coronation Livestream taking place at around 2:35 this afternoon: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/battle-lake-high-school-battle-lake-mn/evt3df2e9e668
Band concerts tonight!! There is limited seating for the families of the Band Members. All others are welcome to tune in to the free livestreams. Elementary Bands at 5:30 https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/.../battle-lake.../evtd65c82377c Jr. High Band and Jr. Jazz Combo at 6:30 https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/.../battle-lake.../evt6ed4160f73 Sr. High Band and Jazz Band at 7:30 https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/.../battle-lake.../evt7de04f3e36
Spelling Bee Tuesday, January 26 at 1:00pm We will livestream through NFHS Network at this link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/battle-lake-high-school-battle-lake-mn/evtdd8c9f981c
All Baseball Players: Please register for OTC Travel Summer Baseball ASAP. This is for 10U, 12U, 13U, Babe Ruth and Higher. (This is different from Summer Rec, Summer Rec Registrations will go out later). Registrations have been emailed, if you did not receive an email please stop by the office to get your Summer Baseball Registration. Grade 3-6 Sign Up: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kb_meVHhvWA3-70YlmX_nUdHtxkmA1rh/view?usp=sharing Summer Baseball Sign Up: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P8OW8x2IzgTvaU_N0hVffkCAI0K-rdPS/view?usp=sharing
Battle Lake School is looking for a paraprofessional to help in our 4 year old preschool program on Mondays and Wednesdays during school hours. The position will work with a variety of students, helping each with their individual needs. Applications, which can be picked up in the district office or by visiting the district website, should be returned to Darren Kern, Superintendent at 402 Summit St W Battle Lake, MN 56515 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will be open until filled.
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, December 18th will be a half day for students. Buses will leave at 12:40. Also, another reminder will go out later, but mark your calendar. January 15, 2021 will be another retake day for student photos, if needed. Basketball photos will be taken before school that morning, as well.
Caulfield Studios will be in on Wednesday, December 16th to take grades 11-12 and any remaining school photos that need to be taken. If you didn't get, or have misplaced, your order form, not a problem! Here is the link to the form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZDX7CVPwhU05FEmXVTmqQJu9wFKCIcVZ/view?usp=sharing And here is the link to the online ordering option: https://caulfieldstudiodl.orderschoolpix.com/
As Minnesota FFA welcomes thousands of young people into membership, the Minnesota FFA Foundation has announced the recipients of the Blue Jacket Bright Futures program. The program provides sponsored FFA jackets to Minnesota youth who are starting their FFA career. This is the eighth year the Minnesota FFA Foundation has offered the program. “The Blue Jackets Bright Future program is a valuable program providing students with an FFA jacket to support their FFA involvement. A personalized FFA jacket provides recipients with a sense of pride while giving them ownership of their FFA experiences, said Lavyne Rada, Minnesota FFA Association Leadership Development Coordinator. “FFA plays an important role in developing agricultural and leadership skills in students while preparing them for their future careers.” The following Battle Lake FFA Members were chosen to receive their own FFA Jacket: Izzy Brandborg Madison Cameron Laney Frost Jarren Hill Addison Maethner Andrea Schmidt Congratulations!
Here at Battle Lake School, we have had the great fortune to receive tremendous support from our community and the businesses in it. Check out the "Battle Lake First" flyer that contains information on many of those businesses. To view the flyer, click on the link below. Please consider supporting them in any way that you can! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EO6KBCv0TAz_TJiCCzbddVAA0k9fvZWM/view?usp=sharing
Next Tuesday and Wednesday, December 15th and 16th, individual photos will be taken for grades 9-12. 9 & 10 will be Tuesday, 11 & 12 will be Wednesday. Those photos will begin at 9:15. If you were absent on the original day in October, or need retakes, please plan to be here at 9:15 on either of those days. Thank you for your patience with getting these dates figured out!
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, December 4th, is a half day for students. In person students will be dismissed at 12:30. Buses will leave at 12:40. Have a great weekend!
FOR SALE: ISD #542, Battle Lake, offers for sale by sealed bid one John Deere 140 Garden Tractor. (Hydrostatic) The tractor is equipped with a Kohler engine, front hydraulic couplers, front electric PTO, rear wheel weights and runs and drives well. Model # TO585, Serial # 047216. Viewing of the tractor can be arranged by calling the school bus garage at 218-864-5218. M-F from 7:30a.m. – 3:00p.m. Bids will be accepted until Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the school district office located at 402 Summit Street West, Battle Lake. The school board will consider the bids at its regular monthly meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021. The school board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Need a little self-motivation boost? Check out November's Counseling Newsletter! https://www.smore.com/c308g
Wow, do we live in an amazing community! A giving challenge among five people has turned into a snowball effect of very generous donations made to ensure that our community members in need can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this year! When you call to order your dinner, ask Wendy about the opportunity to enjoy your adult meal free of charge! Call to pre-order by Noon on Monday, November 23.
ABC Volleyball in Hancock tonight! Watch it live by clicking on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3CCNww3S34&feature=youtu.be
Fruit sales are just about over, but we wanted to make sure everyone was able to order! If you would like to place an order head over to myfruitsale.com and use code BTL3891.
Check out our latest issue of the school newsletter, "What's New @ 542," by clicking on the link below! https://www.smore.com/q86a0
Greetings from the Community Ed office! We are pleased to offer three book club opportunities this winter, Wednesdays once a month, beginning in December. All book clubs will meet virtually, using Google Meets. Register for one, two, or all three of the book clubs; a nominal registration fee of $15.00 for each book club will hold your spot in your chosen club(s). For more information, see our website at https://sites.google.com/isd542.org/battlelakecommunityeducation/virtual-book-clubs
On this "What's Happening Wednesday," we honor all veterans of all branches. To those who have served and continue to serve: thank you for your service, sacrifice, bravery, and example you set for us all. Please join us in recognizing our veterans by watching the video below. https://youtu.be/dXTpOHfQlgY Happy Veterans Day!
We appreciate the community support. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i7np9jq7RdP0A4Kt16BxiaBfkhO9VXsY/view?usp=sharing
After much consideration, it is with regret that we’ve made the decision to cancel our annual Craft Fair in 2020, due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in Otter Tail County. The Minnesota Department of Health has encouraged our school to limit entry into our building as much as possible, for the health and safety of our students and staff. If you have already registered, you will be contacted by Tanya Maethner early next week.
Battle Lake Public Schools is hiring substitute bus drivers. Want to make a difference in a students' day? Drive them to school. Transportation to and from school is an important part of a students day. We would love to have you join our talented and student focused drivers. Please submit an application which is available in the district office or on the district website www.battlelake.k12.mn.us. Completed applications can be returned to Darren Kern, Superintendent at 402 Summit St W Battle Lake, MN 56515 or through email at email@example.com. Come join a great team that has a positive impact on students' lives!
Trunk-or-Treat is today in the school parking lot! We hope to see lots of trunk hosts and lots of trunk-or-treaters!! Set-up starts at 3:00, with a 4:00 start for trunk-or-treating. See you there!!
Those who have Distance Learners and Virtual Academy students can have their child here at 8:10AM on Thursday, Oct 29th for individual pictures. If you do not have a picture form, they will be available that morning, otherwise we can leave one for you out front for you, if you let us know you would like one. Retake Day is yet to be determined.
Only K-8 will have photos taken on Thursday, Oct 29th. The Retake Day will be scheduled on a Monday or Wednesday to get the 9-11 graders taken. That day has yet to be determined and will be communicated when it is set up. Thank you for your patience and understanding with this. Extra forms are available in the Elementary and High School Offices.
Dear Families: You can help generate state aid for your school by completing the Application for Educational Benefits or the Alternate Application for Educational Benefits and returning it to your school. Some schools collect income data through a web-based collection system which replaces the paper forms. These are household income statements; only one application is needed per household but each district or charter school in which students in the household are enrolled would need a copy. Students in households that meet the free or reduced price meal income guidelines will generate compensatory revenue for their school. Schools must use compensatory revenue to meet the needs of students who are behind their peers, such as remedial instruction, instructional materials including digital learning and technology, bilingual programs and additional teachers and teacher aides. These applications may also make teachers in your school eligible for the federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program if they have outstanding college loans. However, the household must complete and return the forms, or complete the online form, no later than December 15 so the school can calculate eligibility and report to MDE. This will not impact your students’ eligibility to receive free meals during the 2020-21 school year.
The Battle Lake & OTC online store will be accepting orders through midnight, October 26th. Make sure to take a look and see all it has to offer. Click on the link below to access the store or place an order. https://blotcspirit20.itemorder.com/
Varsity Football in Crookston, today, October 23, starting at 6:00pm. The game will be streamed by audio and video at www.kroxam.com or on the KROX YouTube channel. Click on the image for more information!
Battle Lake Schools are closed Thursday 10/22 and will be an E-Learning Day. Use the link to access BL Schools E-Learning Plan https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h0z_mu2z9RaUkwYnGhgoN24ayJ_YOqbD/view?usp=sharing
Battle lake Public Schools is seeking a highly motivated individual for a position as Head of Buildings & Grounds/Custodial Supervisor. The position requires strong mechanical ability with a preference for experience in the areas of HVAC, plumbing and electrical. Familiarity with computers is required and a First Class or Chief Level Boiler’s license. The position is day shift with occasional evening/weekend responsibilities and the employee must be willing to be on call in case of emergencies. Salary to be determined based on the skills and experience of the applicant. Please send a cover letter and resume to Darren Kern, Superintendent, 402 Summit ST West Battle Lake, MN 56515. The application deadline is October 30, 2020.
In order to maintain our school building, transportation, and our educational technology needs; Battle Lake School is asking voters to approve a renewal of its existing capital projects levy which will result in no tax increase for taxpayers. For more information use the link below. https://sites.google.com/isd542.org/capital-projects-levy/home
Updated guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education regarding spectators at activities, athletics, clubs, youth sports and school events. Click on the link below to learn more. https://drive.google.com/file/d/15LPywqee_wDUobztjWJagQW2X7gOYGcS/view?usp=sharing
Check out the latest issue of the Battle Lake School newsletter! Click on the link below to view. https://www.smore.com/qv6jrp
Just a reminder that today is a half day for students. Buses will leave at 12:20. There is no school Thursday or Friday due to Education Minnesota .
The Battle Lake & OTC online store is now open! We will be accepting orders now through midnight, October 26th. Make sure to take a look and see all it has to offer. Click on the link below to access the store or place an order. https://blotcspirit20.itemorder.com/
School Picture Day is coming October 29th. Forms will be sent home early next week. Please print the Family Plan Rebate Form if you would like to take advantage, as we have a limited quantity. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZDX7CVPwhU05FEmXVTmqQJu9wFKCIcVZ/view?usp=sharing
The OTC Boys cross country team is the 2020 Park Region Conference Champion! The OTC girls took second! Getting individual All Conference awards were Isaac Scherfenberg, Blake Alonzo, Faith Fisher, and Ady Tysdahl. Receiving Honorable Mention were Nick Carter, Kale Misegades, Peter Newark, Laney Frost, Kyleigh Shebeck, and Grace VanErp. Great season all Bulldog runners! Good Luck at Sections next week!
Greetings from Food Service. Although your children are receiving free meals through USDA until December 31, 2020 or until funds run out, an application for Educational Benefits is still needed to ensure a smooth transition after that funding is depleted. PLEASE fill out an application and return to the School ASAP. These applications are not just used to qualify for Free or Reduced priced meals, but also helps with funding for our school for many other programs. Even if you do not qualify, your application helps our school tremendously! Question? Call Wendy 218-862-4615.
Take advantage of the lowest price of the year and order your yearbook today! This offer won't last long. Ready to order, click on the link below! http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03956300
Hey Folks! We're kicking off our annual Fall Softener Salt Fundraiser! To order salt, speak with one of the choir students, or order from Heather Thormodson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders are due Friday, October 9, 2020. Checks should be made out to Music Makers. An organized pick-up will be held at the gravel parking lot south of the school’s front entrance. Customers will remain in their vehicles in a line while students & parents/guardians load salt into vehicles with face mask coverings. Order quantities of 2 or more pallets (63 bags/pallet) can be delivered directly to your location! We are encouraging folks this year to purchase a 12 month supply which is different than in year’s past. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the supply chain.
Good morning families! Public Health has notified us that Flu Shots wil NOT be given at the school this year. Vaccinations are available at local clinics and pharmacies (some walk-in, some by appointment). Public Health recommends getting shots earlier this year due to COVID-19.
Please access an important family update regarding a learning model adjustment by clicking the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-vtuFKOE0Aif78qSYBM22I2X7wBZrKj5/view?usp=sharing
Please use the link below to access today's update. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dQRrR0NBuM0gRBeDWu5DSxUs-dd2TZu-/view?usp=sharing
Please use the link below to access today's family update. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dQRrR0NBuM0gRBeDWu5DSxUs-dd2TZu-/view?usp=sharing
Weekly Update regarding our COVID index number. Our index number this week is 8.97, up a little from last week. We remain with in-person learning for all for the start of school. We are looking forward to seeing the students on Tuesday!!!!
Back to School Update 8/27: Use this LINK to access the letter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-uoMscx_vKbnfAo4lf7-5bKM6b6wE0AG/view?usp=sharing
Just a reminder to parents to create an account at https://schoolpay.com/ This is where you will get all of the required permission forms your students need for the beginning of the school year, and to receive their Chromebook. Go in and create your account, choose all your child(ren) and the forms should be there. Thank you
Return to School Update for 8/27 Use the link below to access the update. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-pARYBhbXHJlbhcMSZYu9O3RvVMrW_t2/view?usp=sharing
Important Open House Update... Use this link to access the letter https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HBfYxTUAMgeItvjAR-eE4k9nuQGia76U/view?usp=sharing Use this link to access the presentation https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oRhUwVeNbNce6lxYfggzLg8R-cpmIr-G/view?usp=sharing Check out our Back to School HUB https://sites.google.com/isd542.org/backtoschoolhub/home
Greetings from the Kitchen! Do you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch? No matter your income, please fill out an application and return. The 2020-2021 Application for Educational Benefits link is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hzpd8UMBCutHk-b6PByb7-8n2sUdQVxt/view?usp=sharing
Hello Battle Lake Families and School Staff, As indicated, we are communicating our weekly COVID-19, 14 day case rate number for Otter Tail County. Our number this week is 6.38, so our back to school plans remain unchanged. Use this link to access the info-graphic. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-jvlvI88FD_n04mzAYjKj-VqQs2kUYJT/view?usp=sharing
Here is the presentation and the additional video explaining the Safe Learning Plan Update that was pushed out on Friday 8/14. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-ePihRcAmccR1V21dyrCCaD-9GXYxM0h/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AHMQFSGiVafSchTmPkIzHzBgV1TmXLOX/view?usp=sharing
Battle Safe Safe Learning Plan Update 8/14 Please access the information by using the link below. A video explaining the presentation will be sent out early next week. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-ePihRcAmccR1V21dyrCCaD-9GXYxM0h/view?usp=sharing
If you are looking to register for Co-Curricular and Sporting Activities for 2020-2021, please use the first link to register. The second link will take you directly to the Fee Payment page. SchoolPay is a new site we are using for online forms and payments this year. Please create a new account, adding each one of your children. https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/2020--21-Minnesota-State-High-School-Lea/Mdw5 https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Activity-Fee-Payment-Options/MdwZ If your child is wanting to participate in Cross Country, this Fall, please go online to register, before Friday AM.
Please see the link below addressing COVID-19 and the participation in Minnesota State High School League activities. If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact Mr. David Marso at email@example.com This link will also be available on our school webpage under Athletics/Co-Curriculars. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IALZFQ02KRkHuTb8-O_mLpR8NihoVI4o/view?usp=sharing
An email went out yesterday regarding Fall Sports including the link for online registration. Please fill this out at your earliest convenience, especially if you are planning on participating in Cross Country, starting August 17th.
Please access an important school opening update using this LINK. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-j0YZM1IWHhCFRrx8pMxuO1f6pim9dGe/view?usp=sharing
Based upon the Governor's Safe Learning Plan and taking into consideration our 4 priorities, Battle Lake will, at this point, be starting off the school year with an in-person learning model for ALL students. Under our model all students will attend in-person learning with additional safety measures in place which are above and beyond the Governor's Safe Learning Plan guidelines. Please click on the link below to access all the information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RzlFAr_B8HG4P-6msb27ps2-y0hymwhB/view?usp=sharing
Football Camp has been cancelled for this week. It will not be rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.
Planning Update 7/31 Please use the link below to access our latest communication regarding the 20-21 school year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gb0YYJG6IrSBAkStDP7trELigfVJI3Kk/view?usp=sharing
Soccer Camp dates and times have been changed to the following: camp will run this week ONLY, Monday-Thursday, July 20-23. Grades 1-3 will meet from 6:00-7:30pm and Grades 4-7 will meet from 7:30-9:00pm. We appreciate your flexibility!
Battle Lake Families, Please check out our options and Back to School Framework we will provide during the 2020-2021 school year. https://youtu.be/M99HdyuOiqo https://drive.google.com/file/d/14zvPrxMS6ky_smqRZDgrkIq4cZctrVUv/view?usp=sharing
Due to impending weather (possible thunderstorms) the 10:30-12:00 Summer Rec groups will be cancelled. The 9:00-10:30 group will be sent home if lightning shows. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Summer Rec SCRIMMAGE against New York Mills in Battle Lake this Thursday, July 16. Girls PeeWees and Boys Mighty Mights start at 9:45am and Girls Midgets and Boys combined PeeWees/Midgets to follow. Tee and Toss ball practice as usual (no scrimmage). All students arrive 9:00am.
Hey Soccer Fans: Elementary Soccer Camp For Girls and Boys going into 1st through 7th Grade Monday – Thursday, July 20 through July 30 Grades 1-3 meet 6—7 pm Grades 4-7 meet 7-8 pm Fee: $25 An email with registration link has been sent.
Summer Rec is cancelled today, Wednesday, July 8, because the amount of rain last night has made the fields unplayable and possibly unsafe. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Reminder: Summer Rec Begins Monday! Check your email to find a link to register, if you haven't already done so. We look forward to working with your kids and hope you have a great 4th of July!
Calling all students going into grades K-8 and their parents who are interested in participating in Summer Rec t-ball, toss ball, baseball, or softball; links to the Summer Rec July 2020 info and registration have been sent via email.
For those of you who were not able to attend our outdoor graduation ceremony on May 29, we have put together a video of the ceremony for you to watch. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/sbKZbnkqYmY
Students and parents in grades 5-12, please check your email regarding an exciting announcement about the fishing league starting up.
Battle Lake Public Schools will have an open School Board seat beginning July 1, 2020. If you are interested in serving on the School Board, please submit your letter of interest to School Board Chair Paul Ness via the schools address 402 Summit ST W Battle Lake, MN 56515 no later than July 3, 2020. The School Board will appoint one new member from the letters of interest they receive at their July 13th regular School Board meeting. This appointment is through December, the seat will be up for election in November to complete the remainder of the 2 year term.
This is for the BLHS 2019-2020 seniors and juniors. The post prom committee has donated prizes for all seniors and juniors. The committee will be at the Sinclair gas station Friday June 12 from 1-4 for pick up. If you can not make it, your prize will be sent to you.
Yearbooks are in! (plus extras for those that wish to purchase one!) Mrs Scherfenberg will be in school to hand them out on Thursday 6/4 from 1-3pm, Friday 6/5 10am-12pm, and Monday 6/9 10:00-2:00. She will be by the front door. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Preschool Registration Update Friday afternoon May 29: 3s Class: FULL (waiting list available) 4/5s Friday option is FULL (waiting list available) 4/5s M/W: Limited spaces available 4/5s T/Th: Limited spaces available Register at: https://sites.google.com/isd542.org/earlychildhood/class Questions: Contact Ms. Julie at email@example.com
Battle Lake Commencement Ceremony Tonight watch live using this link: https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/05d15521-b6ae-4eab-aba6-fea142f01c8e @ 5:00 PM
Preschool Registration Thursday Afternoon Update: 4/5s Friday option is FULL Limited spaces available in 3s, 4/5s M/W, and 4/5s T/Th. Register at https://sites.google.com/isd542.org/earlychildhood/class
Preschool Registration for 2020-2021 now available at https://sites.google.com/isd542.org/earlychildhood/class Email any questions to Ms. Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org Currently the 4/5s Friday option is FULL and the 4/5s Monday/Wednesday is FULL.
Preschool Registration for 2020-2021 now available at https://sites.google.com/isd542.org/earlychildhood/class Email any questions to Ms. Julie at email@example.com
Check out the last issue of the Battle Lake School newsletter "What's New @ 542" by clicking on the link below. https://www.smore.com/qpc9t
LIVE Preschool Q&A with Ms. Julie and Ms. Jenny TONIGHT at 7pm Follow Zoom Link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F94417406353%3Fpwd%3DK2FJNnA1d1AxS3cxWG5kOEdkRHQ5UT09&sa=D
It's time for Preschool Round-up! Classroom tour videos are available on May 25. A live Q&A is scheduled for May 26 at 7pm with Ms. Julie and Ms. Jenny. Online registration form will be available at 5pm on May 27! Visit: https://sites.google.com/isd542.org/earlychildhood/class
Last Day of School Celebration... School's OUT for the SUMMER!!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CdvZ0C7-T8lCzD7oSePc1P_7p0rB5pDY/view?usp=sharing
Welcome to the Class of 2020 Awards Ceremony! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d583ZFiBE5fulldCHJLDlVhooREbZ-sO/view?usp=sharing
Show your school spirit and vote for the Battlers! #BattlerPride https://twitter.com/mshsljohn/status/1262770757400215554?s=21
Check out our latest issue of the shool newsletter, "What's New @ 542," by clicking on the link below! https://www.smore.com/239s4
Just a reminder that there will not be school, for students, on Friday, May 1 or Monday, May 4th. Material delivery will still happen on Friday and meal delivery will still be on Monday. Have a great weekend!
Recently, some of the teachers have found themselves in unusual predicaments without students in the building to keep them on track. Take a look for yourself! https://youtu.be/xAWfn4JNJZY
We will continue to turn on the football lights each Monday night on the Battle Lake football field through the rest of the school year. We are changing the time to 9:00pm with later sunset. If you choose to come to the parking lot to see, we ask that you stay in your vehicle and park with one space between each car. BeTheLightMN
Take a look at the April issue of the Battle Lake School newsletter! Click on the link to view. https://www.smore.com/ptemyu
Just a reminder, Battle Lake Schools will not have classes on Friday, April 10 or Monday, April 13. Distance Learning will resume on Tuesday, April 14th.
Battle Lake will join high schools around the state #BeTheLightMN By turning on the lights on our football field Monday night at 20:20 (8:20pm) we honor the class of 2020. We can all be a ray of hope in the darkness!
Please check out the weekly Counseling Newsletter! Join our 30-day fitness challenge and let's get in shape during quarantine! https://www.smore.com/gakwx
Battle Lake High School have virtual conferences tomorrow April 1st. Expect a call from one of our teachers between 4-8 pm. Some of our teachers will be calling from home so there will be no caller ID information provided with the phone call. This contact will not necessarily contain any specific information about your student(s). This will be an opportunity for Battle Lake School to connect with our families, provide an avenue for us to share information, and allow parents to ask questions.
Battle Lake School Families, Please click on this link for a message from me. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ueTxg-qsGa1_E2CL2nlNuHQhNoLMlhdfgH8KFE2JWpI/edit
Important communication from Battle Lake Schools on COVID-19 Pandemic. Please complete the Google Form embedded in the linked document. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Rn-nAnUyI0R0u2cIotJ8eqVyh4EfJU9/view?usp=sharing
Food Service will continue during the closure via bus routes, but sign up is required. Please watch your email for important updates and forms. Thank you for your cooperation during this time. You can always email me firstname.lastname@example.org regarding food service questions.
Good Morning Following the message from The Governor, Battle Lake Schools will close beginning Tuesday March 17th. We will hold school on Monday so we can get devices into student hands and explain procedures while school is closed. I will be sending out more information to families later today after district leadership team has met and put a plan in place Thank you Superintendent Kern
Important Coronavirus Information/Update Please use the link below to access the communication from Battle Lake Public Schools about COVID-19. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Jwk2pEHhXcWp0BSbiOGVFiiZYMmJLfL/view?usp=sharing
It's "What's Happening Wednesday" and we found Mrs. Scherfenberg teaching Chinese to Mrs. Bellig's 1st grade class. Check it out! https://drive.google.com/file/d/14GxJP5CQgDXYsCg_gpcFfGC-XnyGZwMO/view?usp=sharing
Great job, Cian!! 3rd place finish at 2020 State Wrestling Tournament!! Fantastic representation by all state wrestlers, for the OTC Wrestling Program. BULLDOG PRIDE 🐾
OTC Wrestling will be sending 2 wrestlers to the 3rd place match! Best of luck to Cian Buehler and Zane Swanson. You can watch online at prepspotlight.tv
After getting pinned in the quarterfinal round, Cian has fought back to pin his opponent in the first consolation round. Keep up the hard fight, Cian!! Bulldog Pride!!
Battle Lake Wrestler Cian Buehler is wrestling, this weekend, at the State Wrestling Tournament. He won his first match and will be wrestling in the Quarterfinal round this afternoon. Good Luck Cian and fellow Bulldogs!!
Pair of big wins for both Battler basketball programs. https://www.battlelakeactivities.com/news_article/show/1089003 https://www.battlelakeactivities.com/news_article/show/1089005
Battle Lake School is looking for a temporary special ed paraprofessional for the remainder of the 19-20 school year. Applications available at www.battlelake.k12.mn.us or at the district office. Submit applications to: Supt. Darren Kern. Position is open until filled.
Battle Lake School is looking for a van driver. Monday - Friday from approximately 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Applications are available online at www.battlelake.k12.mn.us or at the district office. If interested submit applications to Supt. Darren Kern. Position is open until filled.
The JH basketball game today has been changed to one combined 7 & 8 game starting at 5:00.
Battle Lake School is very excited to host the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education from the U.S Department of Education on Thursday February 27th. This is a great honor for our school and confirmation of the great work we do.
When innovation and safety meet at Battle Lake School. Click on the link below to learn more! https://www.inforum.com/news/education/4932627-When-drivers-wouldnt-stop-for-buses-an-Otter-Tail-County-school-decided-it-was-time-to-upgrade#.XkRm8AsTet8.link
Girls basketball in Hancock tonight, Boys basketball hosting Rothsay for parents night. Go Battlers!
Battler girls are heading to U of M Morris to take on WHN at 3:00. If you can’t make the trip, tune in to KJ Country 96.5 FM for all the action.
What's New at 542...open our February 2020 edition of the school newsletter to find out! https://www.smore.com/sj4gt
Pair of wins for girls and boys basketball last night. Two great team wins with two impressive individual performances. Https://www.battlelakeactivities.com/news_article/show/1083815 Https://www.battlelakeactivities.com/news_article/show/1083807
Don't forget to order your yearbook by today! It is the last day to order! You can go to Jostensyearbooks.com and find Battle Lake and order one online or give a form to Mrs. Scherfenberg at school!
Girls basketball held on for a home win last night 48-46 https://www.battlelakeactivities.com/news_article/show/1082410
Basketball stories and results from last night. Both boys and girls were on the road. BOYS - battlelakeactivities.com/news_article/show/1081727 GIRLS - battlelakeactivities.com/news_article/show/1081750
Watch the Lady Battlers take on Lake Park Audubon on YouTube! Game tips off around 7:30. https://youtu.be/92A0FiSS_AE
Last Week to Order Yearbooks! Get your order in if you haven't already!
Super proud of all of our Battlers tonight! Our boys basketball team, cheerleaders, and fans really showed what being a Battler is all about, not to mention also taking the win against Brandon-Evansville, 42-38. 💛🏀 #proudtobeabattler #numberonefan
The Battler boys basketball game with Hillcrest has been rescheduled to Feb. 6th.
Due to the pending winter storm warning, Battle Lake Public Schools is canceling all after-school activities on Friday January 17. Our 12:20 pm dismissal is on as scheduled.
Article and pictures from last night. Girls basketball lost to Underwood 61-24 https://www.battlelakeactivities.com/news_arti…/show/1076232
What's New at 542...open our January 2020 edition of the newsletter to find out! https://www.smore.com/v6xd0
The Book Fair is coming! Every purchase from the Book Fair earns rewards for our school, so please stop by and support us. Click on the link for more information. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=battlelakeschool1
Battle Lake 7-12 Choir Concert tonight at 7:00pm. Call time for students is 6:15pm.
Just for clarification, the K-3 program on Tuesday, Dec. 17 is at 6:00pm, not 7:00pm.
Please disregard the call, again....sorry for the interruptions in your day. We will get this resolved.
Check out the School Store online. Go the the School website, or click on this link, to get started. https://sites.google.com/isd542.org/battlelakeschoolstore/online-order You are able to purchase, and pay, online. New items will be coming in the future...stay tuned.
Check out the December issue of The Blue and Gold Times! An FFA Newsletter! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TtkGJeAPCeI-oo5PB-d70vXv0e4iTvBH/view?usp=sharing
What's New @ 542...open our December issue of the Battle Lake School newsletter to find out! https://www.smore.com/1fd94
Another great video from the Battle Lake Preschool students singing and spreading joy for Thanksgiving! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E-QIN4JTGBZBlvHAa3p9q1kKx8RKN9Hu/view?usp=sharing
Check out this amazing video of the Battle Lake Preschool students singing and signing a special song for Thanksgiving! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pNuxEPDyfBdfESvrnGtPWPMnbrHh3Nmg/view?usp=sharing
Mrs. Kugler’s kindergarten celebrated gratitude and cooperation this week. 2 students began to make posters for all of their friends from the “treasure chest” of scrap paper. Soon friends joined in to help. Each poster was designed with someone special in mind and the girls kept track of which ones they finished on a clipboard over the past 10 days. Today everyone got to bring their poster home for Thanksgiving. Well done boys and girls! #thevalueofplay
Ms. Block’s ag science 1 class has been learning about animal welfare and handling recently by talking about ethics, proper handling techniques, and production systems. The unit was capped off by watching Temple Grandin, a video about a pioneer in the animal science field where students were able to experience how animals perceive the world and how we can make sure the animals are respected properly. The final project of the unit was making their very own animal handling facility!
We are excited to announce the kickoff to the Battle Lake School Store! Check out our online catalog today! https://sites.google.com/isd542.org/battlelakeschoolstore/online-order?authuser=0
Stay up to date with the Battle Lake BPA! #bpasocial #socialmediasaturday @BLSchools https://www.battlelake.k12.mn.us
Friendship Friday was the fifth day of the BPA "Chapter Social Week Challenge." To show their friends how much they are appreciated, the members of BPA got up bright & early and put notes on lockers throughout the school. Those notes contained messages of inspiration, motivation and humor...take a look!
The Battle Lake FFA Chapter would like to congratulate the following students for winning their very own FFA jackets through the blue jackets, bright futures program through the Minnesota FFA Foundation. Students receiving a jacket include: Kate Christensen, Jonny Fielding, Kate Johansen, Nicole Jorud, Annika Lukken, Bridget Mekalson, Kyleigh Shebeck, Adysen Tysdal, and Nick Wendland.
2019-2020 Yearbooks on sale now thru January 31, 2020. Order yours today at https://jostensyearbooks.com
Elementary Update...click on the link below to be "in the know" of what's happening in Elementary. https://www.smore.com/h5nmy
What's New @ 542! To find out, click on the link below to access our latest school newsletter. https://www.smore.com/4ef23
If you haven’t had a chance to order FFA fruit it yet, you can use this link to order! Sales will close November 11! https://shop.minntexcitrus.com/shop
“You might outgrow the jacket, but you’ll never outgrow the experience”. What a great week for these 6 Battle Lake FFA members who proudly and professionally represented not only our local FFA chapter, but our entire school and community. They all have bright futures ahead of them; whether agricultural or not, we couldn’t be more proud! #BattlerPride
The community is invited to attend the Battle Lake Veterans Day Program. https://www.battlelake.k12.mn.us/article/155136?org=blps
The Battle Lake FFA has 6 members traveling to Indianapolis, IN for the National FFA convention. Members participating were able to go on ag tours and learn about the different aspects of the agriculture industry before heading to the World’s Toughest Rodeo on Wednesday evening. The members are looking forward to a great day of learning how to become better FFA members and advocates of agriculture as we head to the first general season this morning. After, the members will be able to attend the career fair and expo and learn all about their opportunities through agriculture. Members attending this year are: Tessa Kortlever, Riley Leabo, Kate Johansen, TJ Underhill, Cian Buehler, and Emmie Lundquist chaperoned by advisor Ms. Traci Block.
The Lady Battlers lost to the Hancock Owls tonight 3-0. Thanks for a great season ladies.
The Lady Battlers played a great match tonight defeating Underwood in 3 sets. 28-26, 25-21, 25-21. Way to go Battlers!
The OTC Football game vs Crookston High School is Wednesday, October 16th starting at 6:00 PM at the University of MN Crookston college campus. Please note change in venue and time. Any additional updates will show up on this feed, if necessary. Thank you
Just a reminder that Picture Retakes are Monday morning, October 14th. Return original package with $5.
JH football pizza party at Henning school Monday after school. Bus from BL at 3:30, bring all gear to turn in.
The Lady Battlers lost to the Rothsay Tigers 3-1 tonight. 22-25,19-25, 25-23, 24-26. Next match is Oct. 15th at home.
The Lady Battlers lost another close match tonight to the Pelican Rapids Vikings, 3-1. (25-21, 24-26, 23-25, 24-26)
The Lady Battlers lost a close match tonight against Parkers Prairie 3-2. Great effort tonight ladies!
Check out the "Blue and Gold Times"-A new monthly newsletter created by Battle Lake FFA Chapter Officers to keep our members and all interested people up-to-date on the events happening in our chapter! https://drive.google.com/file/d/10P5KZdh68-Y5D1c7qTqcpQetv8eMg7KY/view?usp=sharing