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Join us for a Career and College Visit with Alexandria Technical & Community College will be avaiable online Thursday, March 11th from 1:00-2:00.

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General Announcements

Please visit our "Homepage" MNCS Website for updates, current events and MNCS News.

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Lunch & Food Assistance Programs

ACT Test - Cost is $45, Payment may be made through our Online Payment System (preferably), or mail check to:

Minnesota New Country School

PO Box 488 Henderson MN. 56044

MNCS Now has a WISH LIST! Have you been wanting to support your students' classroom, advisory, the entire MNCS District? Now is your chance to grant a wish, click on the DIstrict Wish List and place your order.

Did you know you could support "Minnesota New Country School"  while you shop on Amazon? On your next Amazon purchase shop through AmazonSmile - AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your purchases to MNCS, at no extra cost to you! Already set up, THANK YOU? If you are using AmazonSmile on your mobile app, it may need to be renewed. 


Are you dreaming of warmer weather, springtime, and sunshine? So are we! Planning a garden is really great way to pass the time when it's cold out. Who doesn't love to look at photos from a garden catalog and dream of how great everything will smell and taste when it's in your very own yard? 
This year, Nuts + Bolts is hosting an online fundraiser with
Flower Power Fundraising. All you have to do is dream about your garden and then order some things from the online catalog.Accepting orders until May 1, 2021  Click here to order

It's as easy as that! All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit MNCS. You can help us grow by planting some things that grow --- pretty great, right?
Thank you for supporting the students and staff at Minnesota New Country School! 

Here's to dirt under our fingernails and grass stains on our knees - Nuts + Bolts (aka MNCS PTA)

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Students, What project are you working on? What projects have you worked on this year? Curious minds want to know! Please send a picture of you and your project (or just your project), along with a little blurb about your project (Title, description, and why you did this project....) Send to Joan Skelly jskelly@newcountrysvchool.com

DID you know? MNCS is on TIK TOK - Check us out, follow us @MNCSk12

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Let's make MNCS Famous on TIK TOK. Do you want to be the next MNCS TIK TOK STAR? Ok they will also go on our website and other MNCS Social media outlets. Submit a 30 second video of a project you're working on or 6-8 good quality photos jskelly@newcountryschool.com

Student Congress Meeting: Tuesdays at 10:15am

Art kits - contact Jake to request a kit. jzeiher@newcountryschool.com

Tea Time - Participate virtually Tues, Wed, and Thursdays from 10:00-10:15 a.m. Click here to join

EXPERIENCE DAYS

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Sign-up for the following Experiences and Seminars are in the "Experience Days Google Classroom"

Friday, March 5th Experiences

Smartphone Film Festival - Have fun making a short (1 to 3 minute) artistic film with your phone that you will write, edit, and share with group. We will learn about art, planning shots, film pacing, and some other cool stuff. Learning materials will be posted here Monday, 3/1 for students who want to get an early start on making their film. You're not required to do anything before Friday. We will meet Friday 3/5 in the am as a group, and then re-group in the afternoon to share our work. Earn 0.1 credit, sign up by Wed March 3rd. If you have any questions contact Cory or Nick.

Career And Interviewing Skills w/ South Central - Join experts from the South Central Workforce place as they help you learn to navigate and prepare for entering the workforce. They will cover a variety of career and interviewing topics. Soph/Jrs/Srs can enter the time for this experience under their capstone projects. Please have two pieces of blank paper and a pen/pencil available. Sign up in the Experience Day(s) Classroom along with other information, please review. Earn 0.1 credit. Contact Cassie with any questions.

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES - Links to a wide variety of virtual Experiences Click Here

Links for Distant Learning Projects at High School: Click Here

Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning.

Experience Day Ideas?? Do you have any ideas for upcoming experience Fridays or experience weeks? We need student and parent input! Please, submit any ideas here

CAREER AND COLLEGE INFORMATION

Technology in this month’s Career Corner newsletter.   Check out Minnesota State Information Technology Center for Excellence to explore IT careers and educational opportunities available.  Read about skills learned in school that help prepare students for the workforce.  Watch a short video about Vocational Rehabilitation Services and how they help students with disabilities plan the journey from school to what comes next. Newsletter Link:  https://www.smore.com/wf6s8


Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college courses at eligible participating post-secondary institutions. For more information click here

For more information about PSEO and College and Career Planning, follow the links below or email Nichole Kotasek (the MNCS PSEO coordinator nkotasek@newcountryschool.com)

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MNCS Masks are available for purchase through our online store. Your student will be able to pick up the order at MNCS High School. Shipping is available for an extra fee. Available in Youth and Adult sizes MNCS Online Store

2020 Yearbook - Back in Stock - MNCS 2020 "High School" Yearbook! Pick up a copy from Nancy, Joan or Reta Cost is $15 You can pay with check (made out to MNCS) or on Square online payment: Square-up Online Payment

OTHER INFORMATION

RETURN TO LEARNING - Scenario 3 hybrid learning model for 7-12th grade students MNCS COVID-19 RESPONSE PAGE

  • Tuesdays: Anthony, Carrie, and Cory’s advisories

  • Wednesdays; Jenn, Jake, and Jim’s advisories 

  • Thursdays:  Paul, Nick, and Nichole’s advisories

Student/Staff Expectations for Distance Learning MNCS Distance Learning Procedures (Combined)

School Closing - Honeywell Instant Alert System – This is Our Instant Alert System that we use to notify you via phone, text e-mail etc… of school closings due to weather. If you have not set up a profile – see this link for details : Honeywell Instant Alert – Instructions for Parents If you have any questions please contact Anthony Sonnek: asonnek@newcountryschool.com

MNCS High School School General Supply List: Communicate with your Advisor for more details.

Lifetouch Picture for 2020-2021 - Still waiting for your Lifetouch photo packages. Any questions regarding your Lifetouch purchase, contact their Customer Service at   #866-955-8342

MNCS (virtual) Speech Meets

Speechies, look for an email from Jennifer Brunick (dated 12/20/2020) she also posted the information on our classroom page. And even though we cannot meet in person this year, it is still a valuable experience. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Brunick jbrunick@newcountryschool.com

Junior High Meets:

Tuesday, March 4, 2021 Watertown-Mayer, MN

High School Varsity Meets:+

Saturday, March 6,  2021 Zimmerman, MN

Saturday, March 13,  2021 St. Clair

Saturday, March 20, 2021 JWP
Saturday, March 27, 2021 Fairmont

Saturday, April 10, 2021 Subsections

Saturday, April 17, 2021 Sections