Announcements for November 29th, 2022:


  • Ho! Ho! Ho!

The Pine Island School District is looking for toy/gift donations for our community Toy/Gift Drive. All toys/gifts donated will go directly back into the hands of residents of the Pine Island/Oronoco communities. Please help us support local families by dropping off donations at the following locations:

*PreK - Toys/gifts for 3-5 year olds

*Elementary School - Toys/gifts for 6-10 year olds

*Middle School - Gifts for 11-14 year olds

*High School - Gifts for 15-18 year olds

*South by Southeast Brewing - Any gift donation

*Frandsen Bank - Any gift donation

*Methodist Church - Any gift donation

*Community Education - Cash donations

Not interested in donating a toy? Cash donations are also accepted. Those donations should go to the Community Education Office.


**We really need help with gift donations for students 5-12th grade as we can't give out gift cards!  We'd love to see donated Panther gear or sports equipment!  


Thanks for your support! 





  • There will be a booster club meeting for Track and Field at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 30th in Amy Northrop's classroom. All are welcome to attend.


  • Reminder of 7th grade field trip Tues. 12-6-22 to Guthrie Theater all day. Students and core teaching staff will leave at the start of the school day. There will be no academic classes on this day. 


  • Information about the girls basketball game in Faribault:


Please note ticketing information:

  • Varsity & JV - Sales start 30 minutes prior to the JV game.

  • Ticket Prices: Adults $7; Students/Seniors $4. 

  • Purchase Online: Faribault Ticket Office or on HomeTown Ticketing

  • Purchase In-Person: Debit/Credit Card only.  NO CASH!

  • There will not be admission charged for the 9A Game but Admission Sales will start at 5:30 pm.


  • Teen Talk December Meetings:





PRIOR Announcements:


  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Please return your Winter Bash applications and your Program Participation and Release forms (if applicable) to your Prowl teacher.





























We would like to invite you to ask your family to participate in the 5th Annual Grandparent Bingo.

Thursday, December 22

8:15 a.m. -  9:45 a.m. 

Pine Island High School Cafeteria

Coffee and snacks will be served.

Please RSVP by Friday, December 16 using this Google Form:

After Bingo, your grandparents are invited to watch a holiday theatrical performance in the auditorium with you from  9:50-10:35 am.  This play will be performed by students in the Pine Island High School Theater class.  At 11:15, students will be dismissed to complete community service projects or to spend time with a grandparent in an activity or project if you have completed an application by December 2nd.  You have received a link to the application by email, as well as received a paper copy during your PROWL.

 Thank you! 



  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: At this link you will find the Winter Bash Day of Service Project application. Your PROWL teachers also have a copy of this application for you to pick up! We are excited to see the many projects the student body will complete. Please fill out your application as soon as possible and no later than Friday, Dec. 2nd by 3:15 PM. If your service project is not approved, we will reach out to you to let you know. Remember, invite your grandparents to "Grandparent Bingo" on Thursday, December 22nd (Winter Bash Day). It is ok if you leave with your grandparents to spend time helping them as your service project on this day as well, but you still need to fill out the application letting us know this is what you plan to do. If you plan to complete a service project with other students, please staple your applications together before turning them in. Applications can be returned to the HS Office or your PROWL teacher. If you have any questions, stop by my room (#253).



  • The Forum Room will be unavailable for any reservations from December 9th - December 15th.



  • As you prepare for the holidays, PTO offers a great opportunity for you to make gift card purchases with ease! This is a simple way to make multiple gift card purchases without having to hustle to the crowded stores during the holidays. You pay the amount of the gift card and that company donates a certain percentage back to our school. There is a stack of forms in the office. Look on the back for order due dates/deadlines. Reach out to Amy Nielsen with questions.

  • Ordering Yearbooks

Please use the links below to order a yearbook.

HS yearbooks: HS Yearbook

MS yearbooks: MS Yearbook



  • Lisa Daak and Kerry Rosane will be the advisors for the Middle School Yearbook this year.  We are looking for YOUR photos to add.  Please email us any photos from your classroom, clubs, sports, or after-school activities.  Be on the lookout for additional ways you can contribute soon.



Lunch Menu


5-12 Lunch Menu




HVL Calendar link:  HVL Calendar


A complete list of athletic events can be found at The PI Athletic Department now has a web page with a variety of information on it for parents and athletes.  There is a coach’s directory, links to important websites, the extra-curricular handbook, PAC meeting dates, HVL Conference, athletic trainer and more… 



Upcoming Dates:

  • 12/2 @ 10:30 - Middle School PBIS Assembly in the Auditorium.


College Visits:


Field Trips:


  • 12/6 - Trip to Guthrie Theater In Minneapolis for 7th gr classes from 8:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

  • 12/9 - Trip to Riverland- Austin for FFA from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • 12/13 - Trip to Goodhue High School for 7-12 FCCLA from 3:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • 12/14 - Trip to RCTC Field House for Lego Robotics from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

  • 12/22 - Target (and one bus may go to Walmart) for Winter Bash on 12/22/2022 from 12:15 - 2:30 p.m.




  • Reminder: Sign up to take part in our staff holiday potluck during lunch on Monday, December 5th. The sign up can be found here. We will also be holding a baby shower for Megan Schimek on this day for those who want to partake. 


  • Please have internal sub timesheets filled out by November 30th for any hours subbed so far this year.


  • If you need to make any changes to grades, please notify Kerry Rosane.



Early Dismissals:

  • 11/29- Girls Basketball - Dismiss at 2:45, Bus at 3:00 (7th & 8th); Bus at 3:05 (C, JV, & V)


  • Dec. 7-  Early Release at 12:45pm



Did you Know?


  • You can call the custodial staff directly for any maintenance needs? The extension is 3220.  (After 2:30, call 3221).


  • Student devices to check out- If you have a student that forgot their device, we have a limited number of devices to check out from the 5-12 Library. These devices should be returned when not in use/ by the end of the day and are not to be taken home at night.


  • Casual for a Cause Wednesdays - Want to wear jeans mid-week?  You can for a $2 donation you can on Wednesdays! We donated $242 to the Holiday Helper program from the 1st quarter donations!

Donations for the 2nd quarter will be going to PBIS/SOP. Stop by the office Wednesday morning before school to make your donation and grab a sticker.






Elle O'Connor, until 11:15, Katie Dudley

Heather Borgschatz, 11:45-EoD, Michaun Marcoux





Cassandra Wachter, all day, Clark Jones, (8:15-8:57 Library)

Kate Laack, all day, Monica Hoppe

Jordan Aug, all day, Allegra Hoppe

Andrew Boman, 1:45-EoD, no sub needed

Beth Kohner, 10:30-11:45, Ryan

Angela Koster, until 10

Kelly Ganrud, until 9, O'Donnell

Lincoln Gergen, all day

Shawn Elsbury, all day, reachable by email