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St. Peter Library events

There are a few free events coming up at the library for teens. Registration is not required, but if teens would like a book to participate in the book club discussion next month, they can stop by the library or contact them.


Picture Day info! 

Jostens PIX was here on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 for Picture Day.

Picture Retakes will be on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.

Jostens will be emailing families this year with all the information for updates, previewing pictures, and the ordering process. You will be able to choose the photos you want and personalize with a variety of backgrounds and text. Your order will ship directly to your home. We are looking forward to a great Picture Day with Jostens PIX!

Event Code: FE215922
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Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,
and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
Click on the button below to get started.




-You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and

-Photos are shipped directly to your home

-High-res digital downloads are available

-If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay

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

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Upcoming Dates to Remember:

November 30 - Early Release

December 16 - Presentation Day (HS)

December 21 - Early Release

December 22 - January 2 - No School - Winter Break!

Early Release - Bus Schedule

Palmer Buses

Stier & Trailblazer Transit

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






Dec 2nd

First Aid/CPR/AED class with Nurse Jen - This was the class that was originally posted for 11/4/2022. Please check the roster if you signed up to be part of it. If you are still able and wanting to participate it will be this Friday 12/2/2022

Forest Art (Project in a Day).  Art credit .1 - Wear your boots and bring your imagination!  We will spend the day in the river bottom, creating sculptures out of found materials.  Real or mythical creatures - it's up to you to bring them to life.

Be prepared to be outdoors all day long.  Lunch will be at the Rice Garage.  Cost is $5.00.  You must see Ashley to pay and sign up.

Note:  DO NOT sign up for this Friday if you think it's going to be a day running wild in the woods.  This is a creative endeavor.

Pottery and Ceramics - We will play with some clay for the day- come ready to get dirty!

Mississippi River Hiking (St. Paul/Minneapolis) - Mississippi River Bluffs 
Hiking Experience 
(12 students/Cost: Free)
Come hike and experience the following places on our trip:

  • The mighty Mississippi

  • Picturesque urban views

  • Historic Former Ford Ranger Plant - newly developed

  • Lock and Dam No. 1

  • Ford Parkway Bridge

  • Hidden Falls Park

Speechies only--Thrift Store Adventures!! - We are off this Friday on an adventure to find speech clothes that do not break the bank!!  We will be leaving in the morning, hitting as many thrift stores as we can, and--usually--Plato's Closet.  We help each other put together that perfect look to impress the judges with our professionalism and sense of style!  Remember, that perfect tie, or the best blazer can be found at affordable prices.  We will go to the mall for lunch and shopping (if you have not found the treasures you need at the thrift store.)  Please bring the following:
--Money for shopping
--Your sizes (Hey--not everyone knows. Ask your grown up to write them down for you.  You will probably forget.)
--A lunch or money to buy one
We will have a quick meeting early this week so I can get a head count of who is planning on going this Friday.  There will also be an email going out to all of you & your grown ups this week.  This is ALWAYS a great time!

Aaron, Anthony, Carrie Community Experiences

The yet-to-be-named Aaron/Anthony/Carrie Community has some fun events planned:

October 18, we will visit Como Zoo and picnic in the park afterwards. SQUARE PAYMENT

November 17, we will prepare and share a Thanksgiving meal together. SQUARE PAYMENT

December 15, we will all enjoy a movie together. SQUARE PAYMENT

Each event costs $5, but we don't want that to be a barrier.  Students are not required to participate, but this is an opportunity to socialize with the entire community and so participation is strongly encouraged. If you have any questions, please contact Aaron, Anthony or Carrie

Cash and Check are also accepted, please give to Ashley.

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

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No speakers at this time

No Seminars at this time



Junior High Knowledge Bowl (JHKB) Meet Dates

  • 12/12/22 - Sub Regional Meet - no location yet

  • 12/19/22 - Regional Meet (if we qualify) - no location yet

  • JHBK Practice is every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am in the Silo.

Senior High Knowledge Bowl (SHKB) Meet Dates

  • 1/6/23 - at Hosana in Mankato

  • 1/27/23 - at Hosana in Mankato

  • 2/3/23 - at Hosana in Mankato

  • 2/14/23 - at Fitzgerald in Mankato

  • 2/24/23 - at Hosana in Mankato

  • 3/8/22 - Sub Regions - St. Clair


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 is 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


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