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**April 7th and April 10th are regular school days to make up snow days**

April 7th is an early release day and April 10th is a regular full day

Seniors! If you are graduating this year, these forms need to be filled out by April 14th - if there are any questions please email [email protected]

Senior Newspaper Bio

Senior Grad Info

Graduation Details

Hello MNCS families!

It's that time of year again when we need to know if your student will be continuing to join us here at MNCS for the year 2023-2024.

Please fill out the google form or PDF (which ever is easier) before April 14th 2023. The form needs to be filled out even if your student will not be joining us and also if they are a senior this year.

Enrollment Google Form

Enrollment PDF Form

If you have any questions please reach out to [email protected] or call 507-248-3353 ext 0

Thank you!

Spring MCA Testing - Students at the high school will begin our annual MCA testing next week, 03/20/23. For more information on MCA testing, please refer to the Data and Assessments page on our website.



AniManga Spring Lock-in

Ages 13-18

Love anime, food, and games? Teens are invited to join the AniManga club after-hours in the library for a lock-in. Come dressed as your favorite Anime or Manga character, bring an original painting, drawing, or digital creation for the art contest, enjoy Japanese snacks, and much more! Registration is required and limited to 25 teens. 

Fri., Mar. 31, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Registration is required


Life After High School - Free Summer Program for Your Students + $100 Stipend

In this one-week virtual summer program, students are introduced to personal finance concepts, learn strategies for affording and saving for college, and interact with students, professors, and business leaders while developing the skills they need to succeed after high school.

Dollars and Sense Poster Summer 2023


Poster for MITY Summer 2023

Are you a high potential, high achieving and intellectually curious 8th - 11th grade student looking for a fun challenge this summer? MITY is offering two 2-week sessions at Macalester College in St. Paul.  Students can choose from over 30 unique classes that are intentionally designed to be challenging, experiential and fun!  This is a great opportunity to meet peers from around the world and to gain meaningful exposure to post-secondary life.  Go here to learn more. Financial aid is available. 


Call For Entries 2023!

Submit: The EDU Film Festival is now accepting entries for 2023. We are looking for short films from Minnesota high school (or middle school) students in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Animation, PSA, or Micro-Film.

Focus: In an effort to expand and promote diverse perspectives, we have special categories and recognition for young women filmmakers, youth filmmakers of color, and young filmmakers who identify as LGBTQ+. 

Expanded Reach: This year, EDU will be accepting entries from out-of-state youth filmmakers. If you know a filmmaker in Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Illinois, or Michigan - send them our way!

It’s Free: There is no cost for submission or for festival attendance and the festival is open to the public. 

EDU 2023: Official selections will be screened on May 19th, at the Main Cinema (formerly St. Anthony Main Theatre), in Northeast Minneapolis.

Don’t Delay: To submit your short film, go to the EDU website for details on the submission process via FilmFreeway, Entries are due by April 15th, 2023.


Upcoming Dates to Remember:

3/29 - Early Release HS 1:05 ES 1:15

3/30 - HS Presentation Night

4/3-4/7 - HS Experience Week

4/7 - Early Release HS 1:05 ES 1:15 *Make up day

4/10 - Regular School Day *Make up day

Early Release - Bus Schedule

Palmer Buses

Stier & Trailblazer Transit

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2021-2022 High School Year Book is available for purchase!

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ALL MNCS Families, New, and Existing Students Need To Be Registered through JMC!

If you have not done so already, you will need to log into our JMC portal and make sure ALL of your forms have been submitted (double-check even if you have already filled them out). 

If you have any questions about the process that the video is unable to answer or are unable to log in, please contact us via email:

When logging in to JMC, please make sure the school year drop-down menu has an orange '2022-2023' selected (see the graphic below).

Jake Zeiher - [email protected] or Nick Ryan - [email protected]

UPDATE Your Contact Information  

Please update your contact information in the JMC Portal. Starting January 2022, you will be receiving emails through MNCS Website/JMC (High School Announcements, Covid Response, along with School Closing, etc). 

For more information and log in, instructions CLICK HERE






Friday, March 31, 2023

Project in A Day: Engineering - This PBL in a day will look slightly different. We will spend the first part of the day building project skills by developing a short project around the theme of engineering. In the afternoon, we will be getting hands on and try engineering earthquake resistant structures and testing them in an earthquake machine with the help of a community expert. Should be sweet! I remember this one time, on Lego Masters, they built big lego structures and then put them to the test on an earthquake simulator, it was really cool, do you remember that?

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) at UofM - We will go and cheer on our fellow students at the robotics competition at the U of M this Friday! Bring lunch of money to buy one.

March 31st AAC Community WOW Zone

This is for students in Aaron, Anthony, and Carrie's community.


Bring cash and check to Ashley

Experience Day Ideas? We want to hear your suggestions! submit ideas here



No Speakers at this time

No Seminars at this time



Senior High Knowledge Bowl (SHKB) Meet Dates

Knowledge Bowl is done for the year.


Speech will start mid December!

The cost for speech is $25, payment is available through Square Online Payment, or pay Jenn with cash or a check. Payment was due: December 1, 2022

Dungeons and Dragons Club - Every Tuesday at 2pm

Board Game Club - Every Wednesday at 2pm

Chess Club - Every Thursday at 2pm

MNCS High School Lunch

Lunchables will be available for students to purchase for $2

Ordering Process

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The Career Corner Newsletters are a great way to learn about many different types of careers. Check out 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.

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

  • Planning to do PSEO Next Year? Or are you just curious what PSEO is all about and how it works at MNCS? contact Nichole Kotasek to schedule a meeting

For more information about PSEO and College and Career Planning, click here

Scholarship opportunity through Minnesota Masonic Charities

The program is called the Selfless Scholar…and it is unlike any scholarship we are aware of. While most scholarships reward academic achievement, athletic ability or financial need, this one is designed to recognize kindness. 

Whereas most scholarships invite students to apply for scholarships for themselves, this one encourages students to look beyond themselves and NOMINATE a fellow student and recognize the kindness of that fellow student.  

Here is the twist, if that student’s story of kindness is selected for recognition, the nominee and the nominator will share the $5,000 scholarship and will provide the nominator an opportunity to present the scholarship to their nominee in a public setting like a scholarship night or some other event. 

We have secured $60,000 (or 12, $5,000 scholarships) in funding from Minnesota Masonic Charities to test this concept. Our ultimate objective is to uncover stories of kindness that would otherwise go untold.  

All I ask of you is to share this information with the students in your district and invite them to go to the Minnesota Masonic Charities website and look for the Selfless Scholar. The Masons provide more than a $1,000,000 a year in various academic scholarships that your student may also be interested in...any questions?   Simply Go to MNMASONICCHARITIES.ORG


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