Prairie Winds Instruments will be showing beginning band instruments @ 3:00 pm on Friday, August 23rd. Parents of beginning band students are encouraged to attend.
Are you a terrible golfer? Tired of throwing your putter across the fairway? Relieve some stress and donate your golf clubs to the Powers Lake PE program! Mr. O'Shea is looking for three sets of golf clubs to use for our students out at the golf course. Drop off the clubs at the main office.
5&6 grade football will begin Thursday August 22 after school in Ray. A bus will transport the students and they will get their equipment that day.
Back to School Night @ the school tonight! Schedule is as follows: **Community Supper: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm** Menu: Soup and Salad Bar, Pasta Bar, Dessert K-5 Elem. Assembly Gym: 5:30 pm K-5 Elem. Classroom Visitation: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 6-12 HS Assembly Gym: 6:30 pm 6-12 HS Classroom Visitation: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 6-12 HS Advisor Meetings: 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Reminder: Any students in grades 9-12 that have changes to their schedules should bring those changes to the school today before 4 pm.
Football practice for students in grades 7-12 starts tomorrow in Ray. The bus will leave for grades 9-12 at 6:30 am and grades 7-8 will leave at 9
Reminder: 7-12 football meeting in Ray tonight at 7pm. Bus will leave Powers Lake @ 6pm. Parents are welcome to attend.
Back-to-school packets are in the mail. If you want to see the school supply list early it is under documents on the School app.
There will be a youth football camp on August 6th from 10am-12pm at the Ray football field for students entering grades 1-6. A bus will leave from Powers Lake at 9 am. The cost will be $10 (pay at the camp) Please let Seth Wisthoff know at 7012401328 if your child plans on attending.
Last Rancher Renovation of the summer will be from 7:30-8:30 tomorrow morning at the school. No lake, due to the basketball camp starting at 9.
No volleyball open gym tomorrow morning.
Reminder that all Booster Club raffle tickets and money are due at the Country Store by 5:00 PM. They will draw tonight at the street dance. Thank for you all of your work and support.
If there are any volunteers that would like to help the Rancher Booster Club set up for the mud run today or this evening please contact Nathan Halvorson at 7013398322 or Jason Nordloef at 7016411126. Thanks for your support of the Rancher Booster Club.
No Rancher Renovation this morning.
The booster club raffle will begin selling tickets soon. The prizes will will be branded with Rancher Pride. If you would like to help sell tickets, stop by the Country Store and talk to Jarret. Tickets will be on sale at some local businesses and from booster club members.
There will be a Powers Lake Booster Club meeting tonight at 8 pm at the school. Two topics on the agenda will be football lights agreement and upcoming raffle that will be drawn at the reunion.
Parents: Now is a great time to start scheduling athletic physicals. All athletes in grades 6-12 will need a completed physical by the first day of practice. Physical forms can be picked up in the school office or printed from the school website under the documents tab.
Today is the last day to register for the Powers Lake All School Reunion! Registration includes the community meal on Saturday evening, admission to both street dances, adult prom, kid events and a t-shirt. If you aren’t pre-registered, there will be admission charges for some events to help cover the cost. Follow the link below to get registered! https://probitasstore.com/powerslake/
Rancher Renovation (summer workouts) will start tomorrow morning at 7:30. MWF will be from 7:30-9 and TTh will be from 7:30-8:30. Workouts will run through July 31. There will be no workouts on July 3-5. All ability levels are welcome.
Unofficial School Board Election Results: Jody Schroeder 63; Galen Grote 58; write in: Brian Rosencrans 3; Jon Enget 3; Tyler Grubb 1; Nick Dosch 1; Leslie Grubb 1.
Community Announcements: If you haven’t registered for the All School Reunion, there will be an in-person registration tomorrow during the election from 11-1pm and 5-7 pm. To register in person instead of online, please come to the school and you can pay by cash or check! Also, the school board election will be at the school tomorrow from 11am - 7pm. Don’t forget to come out and vote!
We regret to inform you that the basketball camp scheduled for June 3rd-6th has been cancelled due to a family emergency. The camp for June 10th-13th is still on at this point. We apologize for any inconvenience as any payments will be refunded.
We regret to inform you that the basketball camp scheduled for June 3-6th has been canceled due to a family emergency. The camp for June 10-13th is still on at this point. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any payments will be refunded.
If there are any students looking for a part time job this summer the school is looking for someone to mow and help around the school. Please stop by the school to fill out an application if interested. Hours and schedule are flexible.
For football players attending team camps this summer. A bus will leave the school tonight at 7 pm to go to Ray to pick up equipment.
Powers Lake Volleyball Camp starts tomorrow: 10:00-11:00 Grades 3-5 12:00-2:30 Grades 6-8 3:00-8:00 Grades 9-12
There are several boys that have not cleaned out their gym locker. Shoes and clothes that are not removed by 3 pm tomorrow will be donated.
Anyone who has ordered track clothes from the country store, they are ready to be picked up. Thanks.
6-12 grades please bring choir and band attire to take a picture for the year book during graduation practice tomorrow.
Athletic Awards Night Supper at 6:30 sponsored by FBLA to raise funds for Nationals. Awards at 7:00 Everyone is welcome.
Don’t forget to turn in summer rec forms into the office by Wednesday!
Please contact Brenda at The Country Store if you would like a state track t-shirt. $14.00 for youth to adult Xl. $16.00 for 2xl or larger. The deadline to order is Monday morning at 10:00am. You can text or call her cell at 701-527-4957 with orders or questions.
Last early out today! Buses will leave @ 2:20 with town kids dismissed right after.
The Powers Lake High School will have the academic awards night at the school tonight at 7pm. Grades 6-12 will be recognized. Music and FBLA will also hand out their end of the year awards. Come and help celebrate the academic and fine arts success of our students.
The 19-20 School Calendar has been finalized! Please use the link below to check it out! Also, there are color printouts in the office as well. https://5il.co/7l3f
Due to the late winter storm on Monday, April 29th, the school day will have to be extended by 10 minutes to make up for our 1.5 hour late start. School will dismiss @ 3:30 pm on the following days: Tuesday, May 7th Wednesday, May 8th Thursday, May 9th Friday, May 10th Monday, May 13th Tuesday, May 14th Thursday, May 16th Friday, May 17th Monday, May 20th
The Daddy Daughter grand march will be open to the public at 7 pm tonight at the school.
Preschool screenings set for today will start at 10 am
Due to intermittent power outages and weather conditions, school and buses will be delayed 1.5 hours.
Due to the power outages, we will be postponing the daddy daughter dance. It will be tomorrow night (Monday, April 29th) with the following schedule: pictures from 6:00-7:00 and grand march at 7:00 with the dance to follow until 9:00. If you are unable to attend and have already paid, contact Brooke Wisthoff for reimbursement. Thank you for understanding the situation.
The Daddy Daughter dance will be on for tonight at the high school. If you are not able to attend because of weather and have already paid please contact Brooke Wisthoff to receive your refund.
As of right now, the Daddy Daughter dance for tonight is still on. We will make a final decision at 3 and send it out on Facebook and instant alert.
Reminder that the Powers Lake Grand March will start tonight at 8:30 pm in the gym.
Don't forget about our STEAM event at the school tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Admission is $5 as bring out the family and celebrate science and technology at Powers Lake School!
Track meet today in Tioga has been cancelled.
An update in regards to the 6-12 music program: There will be a 8-12 music recital on Tuesday, April 9th @ 2:10 pm in the school gym. The high school band, vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles will be performing. Students will be required to wear concert attire for the performance that afternoon. Also, the 6-12 spring music concert has been rescheduled on Thursday, May 16th @ 7:00 pm.
The 6-12 music concert scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 has been moved to May 16. The music students will be performing a recital with all of their regional contest entries both choral and vocal starting @ 2:05 on Tuesday April 9 at the school. This will be open to the public. We are sorry for any inconvenience and we thank you for your flexibility.
Check out the STEAM event coming to Powers Lake on Tuesday, April 16th with the link below: https://5il.co/730o A great family event for kids and parents of all ages! #rancherpride
There will be Elementary Basketball games @ Powers Lake today vs. Burke County. Two elementary GBB games will begin @ 4:30 pm and the elementary BBB game will begin @ 6:00 pm.
Reminder to juniors and seniors to fill out and turn in permission slips for capital trip.
The first round and evening sessions this weekend will be televised on WDAY(ABC) throughout the state. All 3 games will also be broadcast on the radio at 660 am KEYZ (660 keyz app) and 1320 am KHRT(khrt.com).
State t-shirt distribution will be on Wednesday evening following the pep rally. We will be at the school until 7:30pm. You can also pick up Thursday morning at The Country Store.
If you are planning on attending the Rancher games this weekend, the theme will be to flood the dome in maroon and gold. As much Rancher gear as possible every day! Go Ranchers!
There will be a community pep rally and sendoff at the high school for the boys as they head to state. The rally will begin at 5:00 pm on Wednesday March 13 and the sendoff will follow. Every one is welcome! Please spread the word.
Tomorrow March 12 5&6 b-ball in Ray. 4:30 girls (2 games) 6:00 boys. Monday March 18 5&6 b-ball vs Burke County at Powers Lake, girls 4:30 (2 games) 6:00 boys
On Monday, March 11th @ 6 pm, State Class BBB tickets will go on sale for the Powers Lake community in Mr. Wisthoff's room. There will be a lottery drawing to determine who will get first choice of remaining tickets with a maximum of those in your immediate family. Also, you may go to the website www.msubeavertickets.com to purchase additional reserved seating in sections 2 and 3, as it will be right next to the Powers Lake community section.
Get your State BB t-shirts through The Country Store. For details, like The Country Store Facebook page or call the store directly. Orders can be placed by calling the store, Brenda's cell, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to order is Sunday @ 6:00 pm.
At the request of the players and coaches, there will not be a community-wide pep rally this afternoon. Come out to the game tonight in New Town, dressed in your best Rancher gear!
The boys basketball team will play Mandaree tomorrow night at approximately 7:30 for a chance to go to the state tournament. Theme for tomorrow is old school/Rancher gear. If you have old Or new Rancher apparel show up and support the boys!
With the win tonight, the Ranchers move on to play Stanley in the semi finals tomorrow night at 6 pm. Tomorrow’s theme is white out because the Ranchers are “bringing the storm.”
Tomorrow is our Elementary Music Recital. Times are approximate as follows: 5th Grade - 8:45 1st Grade - 9:25 2nd Grade - 9:30 3rd Grade - 9:45 4th Grade - 10:00
The Powers Lake boys will play tonight in the district semi final in the Ray Gymnasium around 7 o clock tonight. They will play Stanley and the theme for fans is blackout. Bring your family out and let’s support the Ranchers, and wear black!
Tonight is parent’s night for boys basketball. All boys players in grades 6-12 and their parents will be recognized before the varsity game. Recognition may take place as early as 6:30, please plan accordingly. Also gymnastics will be performing at half time of the varsity game. Come out and enjoy our last home game of the season! Go Ranchers
Looking forward next week to the weather, grades K-5 may be able to go outside for recess. Please make sure your kids have proper winter clothing to include snow pants, boots, gloves, hat, warm coat, and face mask/scarf.
Due to extreme temperatures, school will start at 10:00 am on Friday, February 8th. Buses will leave @ 9am for morning routes. No breakfast.
Last day of spring PT conferences from 3:30 to 5:30 pm today. Also, the lost and found table will stay outside the office through the end of the basketball season. Please come in and claim your student's gear before it is donated to a local charity!
Due to heavy snow accumulations and no travel advisory, school will start @ 10:00. Buses will run where possible.
The JV Boys will play at 1:00 today in Tioga for third place in the Tioga Tournament.
Powers Lake will play Ray at 6 PM tonight at the boys basketball JV tournament in Tioga. The tournament will continue on Saturday.
The boys basketball games in Williston tonight will run as planned. Jh 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15. Please travel safely.
Buses will run where possible as school will start @ 10:00am.
School will start at 10 am tomorrow. Buses will run accordingly. There will be no breakfast served at school. Please be safe!
Reminder that tonight is parents night for the girl’s team. Parents and players will be recognized after the junior high boys game. Please be there by 6:30 if you would like to be recognized.
Due to weather conditions all buses will leave today at 2:55 PM all other students will be dismissed at 3 PM
According to new ESSA guidelines, each school must have a way to assess student progress throughout school. The Powers Lake school would like to use the ACT test, which all juniors take, instead of the North Dakota State Assessment which our sophomore class now takes to measure our progress for high school students. In order to do this we must give opportunity for community feed back. If you do not agree with our school making this change please call the school (7014645432) or email Mr. Wisthoff at email@example.com to let us know your concerns. Thank you and have a great weekend!
Attention parents: The concession list on the school webpage has been updated under the Documents tab! Please click on the link below to check on serving lists and dates for the remaining home basketball games. https://5il.co/64en
Tomorrow's girls games verses Mandaree will start at 5:15 and the boys will follow at 6:45. BEK Sports will be televising the games. We encourage all attendees to wear Rancher gear to show your school spirit.
Parents/guardians: all students need to wear a coat both to and from school. Students will not be able to board buses without a coat. Also if the temperature or windchill are below zero students will not be allowed to leave after school without a parent to sign them out if they do not have a coat. Please plan accordingly.
The following changes have been made to our winter basketball schedule: Monday, January 7th No JH Girls game vs. Burke Co. JV Girls play @ 5:45 pm and V plays @ 7:15 pm. Tuesday, January 8th The JH Girls and Boys games against Trenton have been cancelled. Thursday, January 10th JH Boys vs. Tioga @ Powers Lake @ 3:30 pm. V Girls play @ 5:15 vs. Mandaree and V Boys play @ 6:45 vs. Mandaree.
Rancher clothing is still available at the Country Store by order through next Wednesday January 9th. This is will still be part of the music boosters fund raiser. Thanks for any participation. Go Ranchers!
The JH GBB game in Parshall scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The JV and V games will be played as scheduled starting at 5:45 pm.
Reminder to people dropping off and picking up your kids. Please drop off and pick up your students at the west door. We need to keep the front door open for buses. Thank you.
For the Stanley Lions Tournament all entrances to the school will be open due to construction on the West side of the school. Parking will be open on all sides of the school.
The music boosters will be extending their clothing order until Tuesday night. If you would like to try on sizes for the order, the clothes will be at the school on Monday and Tuesday. Grab some Rancher gear and support the music program!
The JH GBB game in Stanley today will be @ the Stanley Elementary building @ 4:30 pm.
There will be Boys' Basketball pictures Monday, December 3rd starting during Home Room. Jr. High Boys' pictures will be taken during school so they will be able to ride home on the bus.
All-in basketball is cancelled this morning due to icy roads. Please stay safe.
If it is too late for the littles, the book fair will be open one more time tomorrow morning from 8:00 to 8:30.
Concert Attire Reminder: Grades 6-12 Boys - All Black. If ties don't come in, you will still need to wear all black. Girls - Maroon top & black shirt/pants. All 6-12 - black shoes. K-5 - dress clothes
As a reminder, school is out early today for professional development for staff. There will be PM bus routes after school. Bus students are dismissed @ 2:15 pm and town students will be dismissed @ 2:20 pm.
School will start at 10:30 am with no AM buses. Please take extra caution in getting your little ones to school this morning. There is still on early out for all staff scheduled to start @ 2:30 pm.
Powers Lake students will not be attending Tech Day @ MSU due too dangerous travel conditions.
Due too dangerous travel conditions and no travel advised, Powers Lake Public School will start late at 10:30 AM. There is also no breakfast this morning.
The transition group thanksgiving scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. Also the reality store for grades 9&10 has been moved to December 12. Stay safe on the roads.
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Tomorrow’s parent meeting is for all parents of JH GBB players in grades 6-8. The meeting will take place directly after practice at the fitness center.
The Jr. High Girls BB team will have their first practice tomorrow, Mon., Nov. 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Fitness Center. 7th/8th grade GBB Parent Meeting Monday, November 19th when you come to pick your girls up from practice. Just come in and we will have a quick meeting. Junior High Girls BB practice will be for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl who is interested in playing.
Chili Cook-Off starts at 6pm.
Little Ranchers Community Preschool is having their 5th annual Chili Cook-Off and pie/baked goods auction November 17 at the High School. A family fun night held to raise money for the preschool. Free will donation at the door- fill up on Chili from 10 different cooks, along with sandwiches and other treats. There are also FREE games and face painting for kids. Prizes for best football outfit, best decorated table and best chili as voted on by YOU! The preschoolers will auction their baked goods off at the end of the night to the highest bidder. They are still looking for cooks. If interested please contact Jon Breding 701-570-9603 or Brad Streifel 701-705-4773.
The Ray-Powers Lake football program will hold its annual Senior Appreciation and Awards Banquet on Tuesday, November 20 at 6:30 pm. This year's banquet will be held in the Powers Lake school. All football players in grades 9-12 and their families are invited. The banquet this year is potluck and we ask that seniors bring a hot dish, juniors and sophomores bring a salad and freshman brings bars or a dessert. Chicken, drinks and buns will be furnished. We look forward to seeing all of you there.
Students in grades k-12 need to wear a coat to school. A hooded sweatshirt does not suffice. Please make arrangements for your children to wear the proper attire.
There will be Lifetouch picture retakes on Friday, November 9th from 4 pm to 7 pm in their Minot office. Please contact Lifetouch @ 701-838-7638 for directions.
There will be girls basketball open gym at 4:30 pm Wednesday afternoon with a parent/player meeting for all girls and parents 8-12 grade that are interested in playing @ 5:30 pm at the school.
Nothing going on this weekend? Need something to do? How about a chance for some "cow tipping" in New Salem? The Ray/Powers Lake Outlaws will be on the road for a semi-final playoff game in New Salem @ 2:00 pm on Saturday. The game will also be broadcast on 1410 AM radio out of Beulah on KDKT sports radio. It may be cast on their website as well. http://www.kdktsports.com/. Go Outlaws! #outlawpride #cowtippingisasport
There will be a pep rally at 2:15 today for the Volleyball girls as they head to districts. The girls will play Stanley tonight at approximately 7pm.
There will be tailgating at the Ray field tomorrow 11:45 am. NCC will be providing the food. Game vs St John will start at 2 pm. Go Outlaws!
All volleyball players in grades 5-12 will be recognized before warmups of the varsity game. Please be ready by 6:30
Reminder that tonight's volleyball game vs Trenton is parents night. All players and their parents will be recognized before the varsity game. Seniors and their parents will be recognized on the court. Parents please be ready at 6:30 to be recognized.
Correction the game will be on 95.3 KKWZ out of Rugby. It will be live streamed at kkwzfm.com. Sorry for the mistake. Go Outlaws!
Today's game will be on radio broadcast on 1450 am KZZJ out of Rugby. A live stream is also available online at kzzj.com.
The RPL Outlaws will play the TGU Titans tomorrow at 1:30 pm in Powers Lake. Tailgating will start at 12 at the field. Oasis will be doing the cooking. Due to playoff rules, season passes will not be accepted. Come out and support our boys!
A reminder for our football playoff game on Saturday @ 1:30 pm. vs TGU in Powers Lake. All rules and regulations are set by the NDHSAA. Drone photography, live streaming online, and solicitation is prohibited. Failure to comply with these rules may result in a monetary fine.
As a reminder, the parents' vs. JH volleyball starts tonight @ 4:30 pm.
Don't forget about the parents' meeting tonight after the home volleyball game vs. Parshall. Parents will meet tonight to find volunteers for concessions for the home playoff game on Saturday @ 1:30 pm in Powers Lake.
We are looking for adults and students to help with concessions on Saturday, October 20th for the playoff game. There will be a meeting on Tuesday, October 16th after the home volleyball game. Please contact Brenda or Jarrett VanBerkom for more information.
There will be two elementary volleyball games in Tioga on Thursday, Oct. 11th starting @ 3:30. Those games will be followed by junior high, junior varsity, and varsity games @ 5:00 / 6:00 / 7:00. All games will be played at the Tioga High School.
There will be two elementary volleyball games tomorrow in Crosby starting @ 3:30 pm. They will be followed by junior high, junior varsity, and varsity games. All games are @ Divide County High School.
With the slippery roads this morning please be patient as you wait for our bus drivers. The safety of our kids is of utmost importance.
Change: Homecoming coronation will be held in the gym this afternoon at 3:00 pm. Senior night will take place tonight before the game at 6:40
As a reminder, P/T conferences today will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Bus students will be dismissed @ 1:35 pm with buses leaving @ 1:40 pm. Town students will be dismissed @ 1:40 pm.
Reminder: Parent teacher conferences will be in the gym today from 3:30-5:30 and tomorrow from 2-8 pm.
Homecoming Additions: Tonight: There will be a bonfire 🔥 @ the Lake Park following the home volleyball game vs. Tioga Friday: There will be a homecoming dance 💃 @ the Powers Lake Legion Hall for grades 7-12 from 9pm until 12am. There will be a meeting during varsity warmups at tonight's volleyball game to finalize plans. If you are available, please join us in the library at approximately 6:40. We plan to serve a meal of chili, sandwiches, and bars as our kids will be hungry after the big game. We will need all the help we can get with food, drinks and paper products. #outlawpride
No Elementary volleyball game on Thursday, September 27th due to Parent / Teacher conferences.
All Community and Staff: Don't forget about early out today! Bus students are dismissed @ 12:20 and town students are dismissed @ 12:25. Have a great day!
Tonight's Outlaw football game will be live streamed on Facebook live from the Powers Lake school page. Also the theme for the game is red, white and blue, so if you can wear colors to support our nation then please do so. Also the volleyball team will have a tournament tomorrow in Watford City!
Digital copies of the Math+Science Connection and Reading Connection are in the Title Folder! We will upload the digital files each month. If you have a student in Kindergarten - 5th Grade, they also get a paper copy. Watch for them to come home each month!
Don't forget about early out tomorrow as bus students will be dismissed at 2:20 pm, and the rest of our students will be dismissed @ 2:25 pm.
There will be a PL Booster club meeting tomorrow night following the home VB game to discuss fund raising options for the football field lights.
The 2018-2019 Community Concession List has been uploaded to the "Concessions" folder under the "Documents" section of the school website and mobile app. All families have been assigned to work one home game for the year for concessions. The first home volleyball game is one week from today on Tuesday, August 28th. Please use the link below to access the list. -- "Many hands make light work". #rancherpride http://5il.co/4ivi
18-19 Bus Routes have been added for the upcoming school year. Please check the mobile PL Ranchers app or the school website @ www.powerslake.k12.nd.us under the "Documents" folder. Morning pickup times will be added by the end of the week.
NCC will be providing tailgating tomorrow in Ray before the football game from 5-6:30. Outlaws play Beach @ 7:00
5-6 grade football players that would like to get their equipment tomorrow, a bus will leave the school at 4:00. If you have questions call or text coach Streifel at 701-705-4773. This is not required but will speed up the first day of practice. Practice will start after the first day of school and will be in Ray. Bus will leave right after school.
Don't forget about Back to School night tonight @ 5:00 pm. There will be a short assembly for K-5 parents in the gym @ 5:00 pm and then another assembly for 6-12 @ 6:30 pm. Welcome Back to School!
There will be a free drone camp event held in Tioga this Saturday and Sunday. Anybody interested can visit https://tiogadronecamp3.eventbrite.com Also on Sunday there will be a 4-4 sand volleyball tournament held in Tioga with all proceeds going to the Jenkins family (from Crosby) that was in a tragic auto accident earlier this summer.
On Tuesday, August 7th, the school parking lot will be closed to repaint the parking lot lines for the 18-19 school year. Please use the east parking lot by the baseball field or the gravel parking lot by the west entrance.
Football practice begins for 7-12 on Monday. 9-12 will leave the school at 6:30 am sharp. 7-8 will leave at 9 am sharp. The first varsity game will be august 17 in Ray vs Beach. 5-6 football will start after school on the first day of school. Go Outlaws!
Football players and parents of players in grades 7-12 that are interested in participating in football- there will be a meeting tonight at the Ray school at 7 pm. If parents cannot attend students can ride a bus that will leave the Powers Lake School at 6:00 pm.
Back to School night is Wednesday, August 15th! Get a chance to meet with teachers before the school year starts! Schedule for the evening is as follows: Elementary classrooms: K-5 5:00 - 6:30 pm High School classrooms: 6-12 6:30 - 7:30 pm 10th, 11th, 12th grade parent meetings 7:30 pm
Reminder that students need an athletic physical before they are able to participate this fall. Physicals will be available in Powers Lake at the clinic on Wednesdays. Appointments are still available for tomorrow. If a physical form is needed tomorrow, they can be picked up at the bank otherwise the school has the forms.
The first day of school is less than one month away! Back to school packets will be mailed at the end of next week. Please check out the PL Ranchers App for 18-19 School Supply Lists under Documents.
Reminder: 1-4 grades football camp in Ray today. Bus leaves at 12 pm and will return between 4:30-5. No cost. Everyone welcome. 5-8 grade camp in Powers Lake tomorrow July 19th at 1 pm at the football field. Hope to see you there!
If you would like the school's google calendar to be shared with you, please text your google account email to 701-240-1328. This will be the most up to date calendar for events going on at the school. You can download the google calendar app and view it easily from a smart phone. If you have any questions on getting this calendar please stop by the office Mon-Thur from 9-2
There will be an Outlaw football camp next week for grades 1-4 on Wednesday the 18 from 1-3:30 in Ray. No charge, a bus will leave the school at 12:00 pm and return after. There will also be a camp for grades 5-8 in Powers Lake on Thursday the 19 from 1-4:30, everyone welcome. Both camps are free and will be used to jumpstart the upcoming football season. Please let Mr. Wisthoff know if you are planning on attending via text or call. 701-240-1328
Physical forms are available in the office. All students grades 4-12 participating in sports need to have a physical before competing this school year! It is great time to start making appointments.
Interested in summer school for your kids? Contact the Powers Lake School to register your student for grades K-5. Dates will be August 1st - 3rd, 6th - 10th, and Aug. 13th.
Fireworks show tonight in Powers Lake has been cancelled due to accident with fireworks. Everyone is safe but there will be no show.
The Rancher Booster Club is looking for volunteers (any parent) to bring bars, water, or pop to help with the Powers Lake Rancher Athletic Booster Fundraiser at the 4th of July Firework show Wednesday evening! We would like 6 jelly roll size pan of bars, 4 cases of bottled water, and 6 cases of pop. We are requesting that the drinks be in coolers with ice and ready to go. Please contact Teddi Fredrickson at 701-641-6328 or Anna Nordloef at 701-730-0061 if you are able to help out. Thank you!
School demographics meeting tonight @ 6:30 pm in the school library.
Unofficial results of school board election: Nick Fredrickson- 58 Galen Grote - 42 Dale Sundley - 34 Final canvassing of votes will take place on Monday at school board meeting.
School board election tomorrow from 11am to 7pm. Come by the Powers Lake School and cast your vote!
Baacalaureate is at 3 pm today and graduation is at 4.
Band and choir students, please be at the school at 3:30 tomorrow to get ready to perform at graduation.
If your student has lost towels, shoes or gym clothes please stop by the school to look at unclaimed items.
Attention all parents, please contact the office to pay up any fines or fees that your students have for the 2017-2018 school year. Fines and/or fees can include lunch, library, participation, FBLA, Vo-Ag shop, extra-curricular, music, school supplies, etc. Have a wonderful summer!
Music students will take pictures tomorrow for the year book. Please bring music clothes.
Academic awards night will begin at 6:30 tomorrow evening with a free will supper served by the FBLA. The awards will start at 7 pm. This will include students in grades 6-12. Awards will be given for academics, FBLA and music.
Don't forget about the last early out today! Bus students are dismissed @ 1:50 pm and school is out @ 2:00 pm.
Attention 4th grade parents: Instrument tryouts have been postponed to a later date. Tomorrow will be early out as usual.
6th grade field trip tomorrow. Be here by 730am . Bus leaves at 745. You need a sack lunch and we will be home around 5:45pm.
Also, come out to the school tonight for the Powers Lake Art Show and Book Fair. Art show starts at 6:30 pm and Book Fair runs before and after tonight’s music concert.
For the elementary music concert on Thursday, May 10th @ 7:00 pm, please have your students wear the following attire: K-4: Western clothes 5th: Dress clothes
The Big One Math Meet at Williston State College is running late as expect students to get back around 5:45 pm.
Reminder: Athletic banquet will be held Tonight May 7th to celebrate 7-12 football, basketball, volleyball and track. 6th graders who played jr high will be recognized as well. There will be a potluck dinner starting at 6:30 with awards starting at 7:00. We ask the following grades would bring the following dishes. 12th and 9th grade bring a main dish. 11th and 8th grade bring a salad. 10th and 7th bring a desert. If you have more than one kid, bring for the kid that is older. 6th grade parents if you are attending please choose one of the 3.
"The Big One" elementary math meet location has moved. It will take place on Monday, May 7th @ 12:30 pm @ Williston State College @ The Skadeland Gym. Students will leave Powers Lake @ 10:15 am and will return @ approximately 4:30 pm.
The "Big One" Math Meet in Alexander has been postponed to Monday, May 7th. We apologize for the short notice as we were just notified this morning.
Agenda for Spring High School Music Concert for Thursday, May 3rd. 6:00 pm - Junior high musicians @ PLHS Music Room Warmup: JH Choir / Band 6:30 pm - High school musicians @ PLHS Music Room Warmup: HS Choir Band Concert Attire: All Black for Junior High Black w/ Blue shirts & ties for High School
Athletic banquet will be held May 7th to celebrate 7-12 football, basketball, volleyball and track. There will be a potluck dinner starting at 6:30 with awards starting at 7:00. We ask the following grades would bring the following dishes. 12th and 9th grade bring a main dish. 11th and 8th grade bring a salad. 10th and 7th bring a desert. If you have more than one kid, bring for the kid that is older. 6th grade parents if you are attending please choose one of the 3.
There will be a Father Daughter dance on Sunday April 29th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the school. Girls of all ages are welcome to attend and can be accompanied by fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers etc. Cost is $20 per couple and $5 for additional daughters. It will take place in the prom decorations and snacks will be provided. Forms will be sent home with elementary students to be returned to the office, or contct Brooke Wisthoff to reserve a spot.
Burke County Elementary Math Meet will start @ 12:30 pm in the gym. Awards will begin at approx. 2:00 pm. Parents are welcome to come and watch.
The elementary basketball games tonight in Tioga will be at Tioga Elementary School.
There will be NO Elem. Basketball game tonight against Divide County. They were concerned about the roads and chose not to come. There WILL BE a Jamboree tomorrow.
School Board election deadline is on Monday, April 9. Get your application in now! Contact the school office for more information.
Band recital for students grades 8-12 on Tuesday, April 3rd @ 7pm in the gym.
As a reminder, Easter break is this week as there is no school Thursday, Friday, and Monday.
An update for snow days and this year's school calendar. We only have to make-up one day as we have a free day built into our regular school day. The last day of school will be Thursday, May 24th.
Due to impending weather, hazardous travel conditions, and a no travel advisory, there will be no school today in Powers Lake.
School will start at 10am today. No breakfast program this morning due to the late start. Buses will run 1.5 hours late.
Don't forget about early out today as school is out @ 2:00 pm!
Today, your student takes the ACT! Be supportive, wish them luck, and make sure they are not late! Be @ the Baptist Church by 8:00 am for breakfast. Test starts promptly @ 8:30am.
Choir students in grades 8-12, bus leaves at 7am tomorrow!
Quick clarification...tonight's game is at Williston State College at the Well.
Region BBB tonight @ 6pm -- Powers Lake vs. New Town in Williston at the ARC. If you can't make it to the game, download the KEYZ 660 AM News Radio App to listen on your device. #rancherpride
Due to the Region BBB tournament being rescheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the Powers Lake BB Elementary Jamboree this Saturday will be rescheduled on a later date.
The regional tournament has again been postponed. Games will be played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Powers Lake School will start tomorrow at 10:00 with buses where possible. No breakfast in the morning.
All eight NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball Region Tournaments postponed today as due to forecasted heavy snow and poor travel conditions. Tournaments will now start on Tuesday, March 6th. Region 8 games will be played on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at Williston State College.
Due to school being closed today, the storm make up day will be Thursday, May 24. Mark your calendars as that will be the last day of school.
Due to hazardous road conditions and impending weather, there will be no school today in Powers Lake.
As a reminder, due to the one hour late start, there will not be breakfast at Powers Lake Public School in the morning.
Please take the following survey regarding our school phase II project. www.surveymonkey.com/r/XMWH6D7
Student recital starts this morning in the music room from 9:00 - 10:30 am. Please check last week’s Rancher Report for the individual grade schedule.
If you are not able to attend tonight’s district BBB game, use the link below to listen to it live on 660 KEYZ AM radio. https://network1sports.com/station/keyz
The theme for tonights game is blackout.
The boys basketball team will play In Kenmare tonight at 7:30. They will play Tioga. Seating may be tight, please represent our school and community well.
JH and JV BBB will play Divide County tonight. JH starts @ 6:00 pm and the JV starts @ 7:15 pm. Also, the Acro Stars Gymnastics team will be performing at halftime of the JV game.
Girls basketball will play Tioga tonight @ 6 pm in Stanley to go to the regional tournament. Any students wanting to ride the pep bus, it will leave the school at 4 pm and return after the championship game.
Reminder, Rancher online order closes at midnight tonight. Make sure to get your orders in before then. Bsnteamsports.com access code: otyqnGUqwQ
There is a Rancher clothing order online at bsnteamsports.com. Access code - otyqnGUqwQ. Orders are due by tomorrow night, Wednesday Feb. 7,at midnight. Go Ranchers!
Reminder that tomorrow is an early out at 2pm. Parent teacher conferences will follow from 2-8 pm. Enjoy the Super Bowl.
Tonight is parent's night for grades 6-12 when the V GBB and V BBB play North Shore in Powers Lake. Girls' parents please be here @ 5:00 pm and Boys' parents please be here @ 6:30 pm. #rancherpride
The school Geography Bee will be held tomorrow at 12:30 pm in the gym. Parents and community members are welcome to attend.
Check it out! Tonight’s girls and boys varsity basketball game will be live webcast through The Cube. The link can be found on the school Facebook page. #rancherpride
Order of games for tomorrow's home game vs Burke Co. will be JH girls JH boys, V girls, V boys. Game times will be approximately 3:30, 4:30, 5:45, 7:15
Quick correction for tonight's games in Kenmare. JV BBB begins @ 4:15 pm, V GBB begins @ 5:45 pm, and V BBB begins at 7:15 pm. Go Ranchers!
Don't forget about tonight's basketball games in Kenmare. Times are as follows: 4:30 pm is JV BBB, 5:45 pm is V GBB, and 7:15 pm is V BBB. Go Ranchers!
On days of bitter, extreme cold, please make sure your kids have proper winter clothing including hat, gloves, and heavy coats. Especially important with our bus kids on mornings such as these.. Stay warm and be safe!
Varsity girls and boys will play in Mandaree tonight with the girls' game starting @ 5:15 and the boys to follow.
Girls basketball game tonight in New Town is at the Middle/High School. Entrance doors are on the weat side of the school.
The games tonight are IN Trenton starting at 4. The order of the games are jh girls, jh boys, jv boys and varsity boys.
If attending the concert tonight, please walk carefully in the school parking lot. The lot is very slick.
Rural Health day is going on at the school this evening until 7 pm. Come out for a free meal and to see all the different ways you be a healthier you! All ages welcome. Door prizes, food, conversation and much more.
There is no concert tonight at the school. Fall and winter concerts have been combined and will be held November 30 @ 7 pm.
All community members are welcome to the Kat Perkins concerts today at the school. Grades 6-12 will be at 9:00 am and grades K-5 will be at 1:00 pm. Be "FEARLESS".
We have moved the VB games on Sat., Oct. 14, to Ray HS! We hope this allows fans to attend the VB games and the Outlaw playoff game! Elem VB @10 old gym, JH VB @ 10 new gym, JV VB @ 11, V VB @ 12.
Reminder: Early dismissal from school today @ 2pm. Parent teacher conferences will run from 2-8 pm.
There will be a 5&6 grade football game vs Berthold tomorrow September 19 in Ray @ 5:30. This game was just added last week.
Rancher volleyball wins at Divide!
Rancher volleyball agains Divide. Ranchers lead 2 games to 0.
An updated bus route schedule has been published to the Documents page of our website. Please make sure to call your driver tonight if you have any questions concerning drop off or pickup. Thank you.
9-12 football players, bus will leave the school at 6:15am. If you do not have a physical you still need to come to practice. Hope to see everyone there!
9-12 football practice will start monday at 7:30 am. The bus will leave the school at 6:15 am sharp. 5-8 will start on Wednesday, the bus will leave at 8:00 am sharp. Rememver to have physicals done before practice starts.
There will be a football camp for kids grades 5-8 on the afternoon of July 20th. More information is being mailed out. Any questions, call the school.
There will be discounted physicals at the Powers Lake clinic on July 19th from 9:30-3:30. $25. Please call 664-3368 to set up appointment.
FBLA BBQ today at Lake Park from 5:30-7:00. Proceeds go to their trip to nationals in Anaheim this week.
School board election today from 11:00-7:00 at the school. ID required to vote! Votes will be canvased on June 19.
School board election will be Tuesday, June 13. Polls are open from 11:00-7:00. Stop in the office today or Monday from 9:00-2:00 to pick up your absentee ballot if you are unable to vote on Tuesday.
School Board Election Tues., June 13 11:00-7:00 City - Kayo Grubb (vote for 1) At large - (vote for 1) Galen Grote Shawna McFarland Anne Puckett Absentee ballots available in the office.
Elementary Awards tomorrow at 10:00. Title I meeting at 9:30. 7-12 Band practice at 10:15. School dismisses at 2:00.
6-12 Awards Night tonight. Supper @ 6:30 by FBLA. Free will donations towards Nationals. Awards at 7:00. Students dress nicely.
Today's JH track meet has been post-poned.
Beginning today, May 1, school will be extended by 15 min for the next three weeks. Buses will run at 3:30. Everyone else at 3:35.
There will be an "after" after prom party from 2:30-7:00 AM at Bethel Baptist. Doors will lock at 2:45. Everyone in grades 9-12 are welcome. If you want more info contact Aaron Parslow or Caitlin Gunderson.
The school day will be extended by 15 minutes May 1-19. Buses will run at 3:30. Everyone else will dismiss at 3:35.
School dismisses at 2:00 tomorrow, Weds. April 26 for professional development.
Track meet for tomorrow in Velva has been cancelled.
Elem Boys game tonight was cancelled by Stanley. GBB practice @ HS 4:30-6:00.
Elem. Boys BB tonight at 6:00 vs. Stanley in PL. There is NOT a girls game.
Congratulations to Wyatt Hanson on being the first Stanley-Powers Lake Bluejay to qulify for the state track meet. He threw the discus 148'6"
Elementary Boys will play first tonight at 5:15 with the girls game to follow. The game will be played in Powers Lake.
Great Job to the 5th & 6th grade girls for taking 1st Place at the tournament in Trenton on Saturday.
Here is a great opportunity to order some RPL Outlaw clothing. It is only open until April 17 so check it out today. Here is the link www.bsnteamsports.com and the login code for the team store is rplout2X6Y.
Instrumental Recital today at 3:30.
School dimisses at 2:00 tomorrow, Wednesday, for Professional Development. Also, storybook character day.
Family Fun Night tonight, March 24 from 6:00-8:00! Everyone welcome! Free admission. Pizza, pop and dessert - $3.00. Many great items for the silent auction.
Spring pictures tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, for grades K-6. Preschoolers may be photographed at 9:30.
School dismisses today, March 15, at 2:00 for professional development.
Grades K-12: SADD is raising money for Pennies for Patients which is part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Bring your donation this week - class with the highest receives a prize.
Elementary Basketball in Ray Tuesday, March 14. Boys play at 5:00 and girls at 6:00.
Please turn in School Vaccine Consent forms by Wednesday, March 15.
Congratulations to our choir students on their succesful day at contest. Six groups including 14 students qualified for state by earning star ratings. Choir also received two stars! State Music is May 6 in Minot.
Congratulations to the boys basketball team for placing 3rd at the Region 8 Basketball Tournament. Also congratulations to Logan Klitzke and Aiden Nordloef on making the All-Tournament team.
The 5th & 6th grade Jamboree that was scheduled for March 11 has been postponed.
School will begin at 10 am tomorrow morning.
No school today. Also Region 8 Boys Basketball tournament has been moved to Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
School and buses will run 1 1/2 hours late tomorrow. School will begin at 10 am.
Buses will run for country students at 12:30 today-March 6, 2017. Town students will dismiss at regular time. Tonight's games have been postponed until tomorrow.
Reminder: Sweetest math day of the year is only two weeks away! Don't forget about Pi Day on March, 14.
SADD Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, April 7th. Sign up online at bloodhero.com
8th Grade Parent informational meeting in the gym on Thursday at 6:00. Bring your future high school student with you! Let the planning begin!
"Get Your Reading Game On" is the theme for reading month. Homerooms grades 6-12 will be competing to see which group will earn the most points. Good Luck and Get Your Reading Game On.
Math Meet practice began today for 6th grade. We have a team of 8 participants who will be getting ready for the Burke County Math Meet. Reading Month begins March 1.
Excited for March Reading Madness to begin! We have declared the 1st grade class to be team "Reading Stampedes!" Let the fun begin, 280 points here we come!
Math Meet practices will be starting next week for the fourth graders. I will also be returning back to teaching March 6th! I can't wait to get back in the classroom with my students! :)
Congrats to the Girls and Boys Basketball Teams and Coaches. I am very excited for the Elementary Basketball Season. I am enjoying a good group of 5th Graders. We are in a Fraction Frenzy in Math ,We are being sports minded for for Reading Month in March. More details will be given at Conferences.
Instrumental Music Contest is April 6th in Stanley.
Ranchers play tonight at 6:00PM in a Regional qualifying game against the Ray Jays. Go Team!
Come cheer the Ranchers on tonight in Crosby during the Boy's Basketball Districts. They play Divide County at 6:00
Come cheer on the Lady Ranchers in their last game of the season. They will be taking on the New Town Eagles at 6:00pm in the Rough Rider Events Center in Watford City.
Come support the girls' basketball team tonight as they advance in regionals and take on the Watford City Wolves! Game time is 6:00PM at the Rough Rider Events Center in Watford City.