Pumpkin fun for everyone! With Halloween fast approaching, this year we challenged our older students to come up with the most amazing pumpkin carving imaginable! They could choose their own clever way to decorate a pumpkin. The options were limitless and the results proved how creative our MNCS Elementary students are. Some carved spooky characters, some used props, some were painted vibrant and colorful, some showed precision and detailed artwork...the inspiration was limitless! The competition was fierce, and the judging was terrific with the help of some fellow High School friends! First place was "Dragon the Dragon" which showed some impressively colorful painting skills, second place was "Wishing" which had a detailed black cat perched on a ledge, and third place was "The Horror House" which features strong attention to detail and structure in the form of a mini pumpkin house.  Thank you to all MNCS students for your pumpkin submissions, everyone did an amazing job!!!
8 months ago, Brianne Fuhrmann
Pumpkin Fun for Everyone! With Halloween fast approaching, this year we challenged our older students to come up with the most amazing pumpkin carving imaginable! They could choose their own clever way to decorate a pumpkin. The options were limitless and the results proved how creative our MNCS Elementary students are. Some carved spooky characters, some used props, some were painted vibrant and colorful, some showed precision and detailed artwork.. the creativity was limitless! The competition was fierce, and the judging was terrific with the help of some fellow High School friends! First place was "Dragon the Dragon" which showed some impressively colorful painting skills, second place was "Wishing" which had a black cat perched on a ledge, and third place was "The Horror House" which features strong attention to detail and structure in the form of a mini pumpkin house.  Thank you to all MNCS students for your pumpkin submissions, everyone did an amazing job!!!
Pumpkin Carving
Pumpkin Painting
Pumpkin Painting
Pumpkin decorating...the creativity was limitless!
A pumpkin walk through "The Pumpkin Gallery"
The amazing finished pumpkins!
The amazing finished pumpkins!
The amazing finished pumpkins!
The amazing finished pumpkins!
Reminder! There will be an early release on Wednesday, Oct 25th Elementary 1:00pm High School 1:10pm
8 months ago, MNCS High School
early release
​Reminder there is no school next week, Oct 16 - Oct 20 for both Elementary and High School students. Enjoy a well deserved fall break!
8 months ago, MNCS High School
fall break
The High School will be having their first presentation night of the year! Announcements will start at 5:00pm, exhibits at 5:15pm and presentations at 5:30pm. Come support our wonderful students and all their hard work!
8 months ago, MNCS High School
presentation night
NOW ENROLLING! Minnesota New Country Elementary School is now enrolling for Kindergarten through 6th grade! MNCS is a tuition-free K-12 public charter school and a leader in Project-Based Learning. Discover how MNCS can help develop your child into an independent learner! Offering free bussing to/from: Mankato, St. Peter, Le Sueur, Gaylord, Winthrop, Green Isle, Arlington, and Belle Plaine. We offer experiential learning opportunities to students and a small school setting with small class sizes! Interested in learning more? Please contact Brianne Fuhrmann, MNCS Elementary Administrative Assistant at 507-868-0071 ext. 0 or by email: [email protected]. Come and learn with MNCS Elementary!
8 months ago, Brianne Fuhrmann
NOW ENROLLING! Minnesota New Country Elementary School is now enrolling for Kindergarten through 6th grade! MNCS is a tuition-free K-12 public charter school and a leader in Project-Based Learning. Discover how MNCS can help develop your child into an independent learner! Offering free bussing to/from: Mankato, St. Peter, Le Sueur, Gaylord, Winthrop, Green Isle, Arlington, and Belle Plaine. We offer experiential learning opportunities to students and a small school setting with small class sizes! Interested in learning more? Please contact Brianne Fuhrmann, MNCS Elementary Administrative Assistant at 507-868-0071 ext. 0 or by email: bfuhrmann@newcountryschool.com. Come and learn with MNCS Elementary!
Students enjoyed a wonderful Friday evening of gaming at the first LAN party of the school year!
9 months ago, MNCS High School
lan party
lan party
lan party
lan party
lan party
lan party
lan party
lan party
lan party
lan party
Some more "Apple Day" pictures of students learning while having fun, making apple crisp!
9 months ago, Brianne Fuhrmann
Some more "Apple Day" pictures of students learning while having fun, making apple crisp!
Students taste-testing during apple crisp project!
apple crisp...yum!
cutting up the apples...
cutting up the apples for apple crisp!
Being silly and having fun :)
Being silly and having fun :)
With the leaves changing and the cooler weather coming, the first day of fall is almost here! What better way to spend our Friday at MNCS than teach our students how to make delicious apple crisp, apple sauce, and how to use an apple press to make cider! The lessons incorporated precision and motor skills, the math and science of measurements and baking, and was a fun hands-on activity. Students enjoyed the process from start to finish, ending with tasting their delicious creations! Perhaps the most valuable lesson learned is bringing together friends to work in harmony to harvest the fruit from our recent orchard field trip, and coming together again using teamwork to make some delicious fall treats! What a fun day at MNCS!
9 months ago, Brianne Fuhrmann
With the leaves changing and the cooler weather coming, the first day of fall is almost here! What better way to spend our Friday at MNCS than teach our students how to make delicious apple crisp, apple sauce, and how to use an apple press to make cider! The lessons incorporated precision and motor skills, the math and science of measurements and baking, and was a fun hands-on activity. Students enjoyed the process from start to finish, ending with tasting their delicious creations! Perhaps the most valuable lesson learned is bringing together friends to work in harmony to harvest the fruit from our recent orchard field trip, and coming together again using teamwork to make some delicious fall treats! What a fun day at MNCS!
Students learning about apples and apple pressing!
Picking through the good and bad apples...the effort is worth the reward with some delicious apple cider!
The wonderful apple press!
learning about apples...
Apple pressing!
Making apples sauce!
Cutting up the apples to make apple sauce!
Making apple sauce!
Making apple sauce!
MNCS High School and Elementary unite again this year! Last year, we witnessed the enriching interactions and lasting benefits by pairing High School students with our Elementary students doing some fun learning activities. As a continued mentorship opportunity, High School students from Jim Wartman's Advisory came to the Elementary school to do math games with the younger students, brainstorming ideas using the building and engineer cart to build a home for an animal Woodland Critter, and enjoying some snacks the High School group graciously brought us! Thank you to our High School guests, we appreciate the impact you have with helping teach our younger students and we look forward to more fun activities planned throughout this school year!
9 months ago, Brianne Fuhrmann
MNCS High School and Elementary unite again this year! Last year, we witnessed the enriching interactions and lasting benefits by pairing High School students with our Elementary students doing some fun learning activities. As a continued mentorship opportunity, High School students from Jim Wartman's Advisory came to the Elementary school to do math games with the younger students, brainstorming ideas using the building and engineer cart to build a home for an animal Woodland Critter, and enjoying some snacks the High School group graciously brought us!  Thank you to our High School guests, we appreciate the impact you have with helping teach our younger students and we look forward to more fun activities planned throughout this school year!
Students working on math games together!
Working on some subtraction problems!
Students using the building and engineering car to build a home for an animal woodland critter.
Working on math with our High School friends!
Working on some math with a High School friend!
Working on some math with a High School friend!
MNCS High School and Elementary unite!
Doing some math...
Doing some math...
It's that time again to get some MNCS gear! Orders will close Sunday, 9/10 at midnight and order pick up will be approximately 2 weeks later at either school. https://evolution-shirts-4.printavo.com/merch/mncs-fall-23
10 months ago, MNCS High School
MNCS Merch
Welcome Amber Palmquist as our High School Behavior Interventionist! Hello everyone my name is Amber Palmquist and I have 4 kiddos ages 12, almost 9, 6, and 3 with my fiance. I have worked many years as a paraprofessional in a couple different schools. I have ran my own daycare and been a lead preschool teacher in both the early 3s and pre k classrooms. I am very close to getting my BA in Psychology. I am a huge vikings fan. I was in the military for 12 years as a military police (mp) and supply clerk. I am so excited to be part of such an amazing school and work with such amazing staff and students. Love that I now get to say I am part of the MNCS family 🥰
10 months ago, MNCS High School
Amber
Congratulations on an awesome first week of school! At MNCS, we have been looking forward to this time for a while and welcoming back returning students and some new faces to our MNCS community! We hope that our students have had a wonderful week and are just as excited to be back! We had plenty of fun experiences throughout this first week with students getting acclimated to new classes and teachers, connecting with old friends and making new ones, diving into academics and experiences, and having fun! We celebrated today and ended this week with a pancake breakfast and game time! Students in the Frog, Critter, and Swan class enjoyed the delicious pancake feast! What a great way to end the first week and here's to a wonderful school year ahead filled with friendships, achievements, and amazing learning experiences!
10 months ago, Brianne Fuhrmann
MNCS Elementary students enjoyed a pancake breakfast in celebration of the first week of school!
MNCS Pancake Breakfast!
Enjoying some yummy pancakes...
Pancake Breakfast
Pancake Breakfast
Group of students enjoying the pancakes!
After the delicious pancake feast, students enjoyed game time with friends!
Building a tower!
Building blocks!
Several students were working on building a race car!
Let's all give a warm welcome to Jake Fee! Our new Secondary Advisor at the High School. Jake has worked as a river guide, camp counselor, bread-baking teacher, penguin nurse, deckhand, and snake handler! He is also a former MNCS student! Welcome to the team Jake!!
10 months ago, MNCS High School
Jake Fee
The school year is almost upon us! New student orientation will be Aug 22 - 24. If you are a new student and you have not received an email with orientation information please reach out to [email protected] We are so excited to see everyone back on Aug 28th for the first day of the '23-24 school year!
10 months ago, MNCS High School
orientation
MNCS staff have planned some fun experiences and field trips for MNCS students in grades K-12. Take a look and sign up for 1 or all of the activities that are available for MNCS students. This may be short notice (sorry - we were just able to confirm a couple of the field trips) , but the opportunities will not be short on fun!!! Check out the flyer and you can scan the QR code for how to register. If you have any questions email Nichole at [email protected] - or - Lauren at [email protected]
about 1 year ago, Brianne Fuhrmann
MNCS Summer Academic Program!
It is finally upon us...the last day of school! So many memories shared and as the school year comes to a close, we look back fondly on lessons learned, friendships made, and unforgettable experiences that have helped shape our students and the MNCS community. Thank you to our students and staff for supporting each other throughout the year and to our wonderful families who have been there every step of the way to foster their children's learning and support MNCS in more ways than we can count! We could not have been as successful without your partnership. To those that will be leaving or moving onto the High School, we wish a fond farewell and the very best in your future endeavors. Have a safe, restful, and rewarding summer! We look forward to welcoming students back on August 28th to begin another school year full of learning adventures and fun experiences!
about 1 year ago, Brianne Fuhrmann
It is finally upon us...the last day of school! So many memories shared and as the school year comes to a close, we look back fondly on lessons learned, friendships made, and unforgettable experiences that have helped shape our students and the MNCS community! 
The Woodland Critters class published their first book this year!
The Tigers class visited the capitol and saw some cool sculptural artwork!
For Experience Week, we visited the Como Zoo!
Our students shined during our Jack and the Beanstalk play!
During Experience Week, we had fun visiting one of our MNCS community member's farm!
MNCS Elementary Frog students taking a much needed rest after a fun week of experiences for Experience Week!
The Tigers class did an amazing circus production this year!
Students had fun at Base Camp for Experience Week!
The Last Day of School Picnic!
Glow Day!!! Students in the Frogs and Critters class enjoyed some glow in the dark activities yesterday afternoon! There was a dice game, ring toss, bowling, glow in the dark art, math game, and a scavenger hunt. MNCS students had so much fun glowing & playing!
about 1 year ago, Brianne Fuhrmann
MNCS Elementary students had fun participating in Glow Day! They did a variety of glow in the dark activities from bowling, a dice game, math sheets, scavenger hunt, and glow in the dark artwork! What a fun day!
Glow Day!!!
Glow Day!!!
Glow Day!!!
Student working on a glow in the dark scavenger hunt!
Glow in the dark dice math game!
Having fun- it's Glow Day!
Junk Journal Friday! Students made some adorable/crazy/wacky junk journals today! What fun!
about 1 year ago, MNCS High School
journal
journal
journal
MNCS High School and Elementary Unite! As a sort of mentorship opportunity, High School students from Jim Wartman's Advisory came to the Elementary school to read Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" to Mrs. V's Critter class today. Students enjoyed spending time together. It helped to form and strengthen the bonds between High School and Elementary students, opening doors and experiences for both! Students enjoyed story time and the Dr. Seuss inspired Truffula cotton candy treats some High School students made for them. They also enjoyed doing some fun building activities together and was wonderful to see the enriching interactions! Thank you to our High School guests, we appreciate the impact you have with helping teach our younger students and we look forward to doing it again in the future!
about 1 year ago, Brianne Fuhrmann
MNCS High School Advisor Jim Wartman reading "The Lorax" to students.
Story Time...
Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" story time!
High School students making Truffula treats for the younger students!
Truffula Treats!
Building Activity!
Building Activity!
Working together on activities!
Student holding a chicken they built!
What a fun morning, High School students and Elementary interacting and working together!
Here is a list of decorative supplies that are needed for a project. If you have any to donate please let us know. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, MNCS High School
stuff