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Today: 4/26/15
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2014-2015 Yearbook

Click the link below to order your 2014-15 Yearbook. The price of the yearbooks are $30 each.
 

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Welcome to Lakota Public School

"Our mission is to enable all students to achieve their individual potential in academic excellence and social responsibility"

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Lakota Public School Vision

The staff of Lakota Public Schools, in shared governance with students, parents, and community members, believe that all students can and will learn.

We are committed to providing a safe, orderly and equitable environment to support student learning.  As reflective educators, we practice data-driven instruction of standards-based curriculum.  Lakota graduates students who have successfully mastered the following school-wide learner outcomes:

  • Students will acquire a standards-based core of knowledge.
  • Students will demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Students will be technologically capable and resourceful.
  • Students will become responsible and contributing citizens of a pluralistic society.

This vision statement is intended to serve as both the blueprint for improvement and the benchmark by which will evaluate progress.

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Friday 4/24/2015 Daily Announcements
Hot lunch today is popcorn shrimp, potato wedges, salad bar, fruit, milk.

Happy birthday tomorrow to Evan Halvorson.

Congratulations to the V,JV baseball team on their win over Midkota yesterday.

Track practice is in McVille today.

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Posted by: Shilo Nerison
Published: 4/24/15

More college requirement updates!

As you may know, new admission guidelines will go into effect this fall and become progressively more rigorous for students applying for fall 2016 and beyond. The requirements will be fully implemented for the graduating class of 2018, so it is crucial to address these changes now to ensure students meet these new standards.

GPA and ACT Guidelines
GPA and ACT guidelines have been adjusted for students seeking fall 2016 admission. Students will need a minimum 2.75 GPA and a 22 or higher ACT. If they don't meet these minimum guidelines, they will still be considered based on evidence in the student’s academic record that demonstrates a high probability of success. Students with higher GPAs and lower ACT scores, or conversely, lower GPAs and higher ACT scores will also be given consideration.

Core High School Requirements
Over the past few months, we have examined best practices on which additional course(s) should qualify as core, including a review of core high school requirements from 10 research institutions in a six-state regional area (Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming). Of those who require 15 or more core courses, every institution requires either 2 or more units of foreign language and/or at least 1 additional unit of math or science. In addition, an analysis of students seeking admission to UND for fall 2014 entry term demonstrated that the vast majority had already completed 4 units of math, science or social science. Finally, these changes also maintain alignment with North Dakota graduation requirements.

Based on the study of best practices, UND will implement the following changes for additional core coursework:

  • For students seeking admission for fall 2016 — no changes to core requirements (13 credits).
  • For students seeking admission for fall 2017 = 14 credits In addition to the original 13 core courses, 1 unit of additional coursework chosen from any existing category (English, math, science, social science) or world language (including foreign languages, Native American languages or American Sign Language).
  • For students seeking admission for fall 2018 = 15 credits In addition to the original 13 core courses, 2 units of additional coursework chosen from any existing category (English, math, science, social science) or world language (including foreign languages, Native American languages or American Sign Language).

Holistic Review
It is important to note that UND has a holistic review process in place in which students may still be admitted if they do not meet the new admission guidelines. We encourage these students to apply for admission and each application will be reviewed individually.

 

New ND Scholarship Information..... Visit with Mrs. Nelson

January 6, 2015

Principals and Counselors,

We have some exciting news to get out to you at this time. We met with representatives from the North Dakota University System and, together, made the decision to open the ND Academic and CTE Scholarship window two months earlier this year. The scholarship window is now open for seniors in the state to apply. If it looks promising that they will meet eligibility requirements for the scholarship, they can apply early. This means the window will be open 5 months for seniors to apply.

With that said, there are a few points that are important to share with your seniors.

1. Students should apply even if they are planning on going to college out of state. The scholarship is available for them to use up for six years following high  school graduation. Often students who choose to go to college out of state decide to come back. If that is the case, the scholarship is there waiting for them.

2. Students do not have to wait until after graduation to apply online. They can apply now, to be certain they do not miss this opportunity.      Encourage all who may be eligible to apply.

 

3. If students take the WorkKeys tests online, they can take them almost up until the June 5 deadline, as long as we get those scores before the scholarship   application window closes. If they take the paper/pencil, they will have to take them earlier in order to get the results sent to us before the application window closes. Students or the school must send us the WorkKeys results as we do not get those from ACT.

 

4.  Students may take the ACT test in April if they can get the official scores to us before the application window closes. The scores are guaranteed to get to us  from ACT if they take it by the February 7 deadline.

Stay Warm and Happy New Year!

Michele Burian

Assistant Director, Teacher and School Effectiveness North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

600 E. Boulevard Avenue

Bismarck, ND 58505-0440

701-328-2244 (phone)

701-328-0201 (fax)

mlburian@nd.gov

It's About Learning!!!!!

Welcome back everyone, we are so excited to have students in our classrooms and hallways once again.  It is a pleasure and an honor to be part of the learning environment at Lakota Public School.  Think about things that you have learned which have been life changing.  As children one of the first life changing learning events occurs when we learn to walk independently.  Think about how much walking influenced our lives.  We didn't master the task right away, we failed often and got up again and again and eventually with lots of practice we learned to walk.   The other such activity involves learning to speak and communicate, think about how life changing these accomplishments are.  Again we were not born speaking, we had to learn how to speak.  Learning leads to positive life changes.  Learning happens in many different ways and environments.  I am so excited to be part of our learning environment here at Lakota Public School.  I believe in "learning" and the positive life changing results learning provides. 

 

 

I welcome your involvement and questions concerning our school and how we are here to provide our student's with positive life changing learning!  Learning for ALL students!!!!!  Faye Brosy Nelson - School Counselor

Review of Individual Education High School Plans

Lakota Public School students and their parents have available opportunity for the review of individual high school plans and planning sessions.  Upon the request of a student/parent the school will make arrangements to provide a consultative review.  Please contact Faye Brosy Nelson for more information.

***** NEW North Dakota University Admissions Index Calculator *****

Check out the new webpage pertaining to what North Dakota Colleges students are eligible to attend.  The following link leads to the North Dakota University System Admissions Index Calculator. 

http://sits.ndus.edu/pathways

 

Let me know what you think!  Questions, comments.

Faye Brosy Nelson

Lakota School Counselor

Scholarships and Student Opportunities.....

A reminder to check out the school counselor section of our LHS webpage.  You and your student will find scholarships and student opportunities. Feel free to contact me for more information, assistance, and applications.

Have a great day of learning.

Faye Brosy Nelson

Lakota School Counselor

Counselor Blog

Check out the Lakota School Counselor Blog, http://helpingallstudentsatls.blogspot.com

Have a fantastic day!  Faye Brosy Nelson - Lakota School Counselor

 

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