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.
Battle Lake 542 Education Foundation VIRTUAL 5K/10K Run & Walk When: Saturday, July 25, 2020 LAST DAY TO REGISTER! July 6, 2020, is the last day to register for the upcoming VIRTUAL race! Battle Lake Students need your help and support! All registered participants are eligible for prizes! This year’s annual race will be hosted virtually! Purchase a t-shirt to register your name for the 5k/10k run/walk. Participants who purchase a shirt are eligible for drawings. Participants who complete the race via Strava will be eligible to win: fastest 5k/10k female, fastest 5k/10k male, and greatest elevation change. You do not have to complete the race to be eligible for drawings. You are REQUIRED to purchase a shirt to be eligible for Strava Prizes. ALL the proceeds from this race will be used to help enrich Battle Lake Public School students. Register Today! www.bonfire.com/542-virtual-5k10k Location: ANYWHERE! For more information: https://542foundation.com/?page_id=1052
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