Powers Lake School is looking for a part time assistant to work in the kitchen. Hours would be 9am - 2 pm on all school days. Pay will depend on experience. Please contact the school office at 701-464-5432 if you are interested.
Due to COVID-19, the Powers Lake School District wants to provide a safe environment to place your vote for the Powers Lake School Board. We are planning to run the election for school board with absentee ballot. If you have completed the absentee ballot form on the county level, you should receive a ballot in the mail from us. Please make sure that you postmark this ballot by June 9th. There is a ballot box available for drop off in the school entrance which is open from 6 am to 6 pm on weekdays and will be removed at 5 pm on June 8th, 2020. We can give you an absentee ballot, but you must complete the application form as that is how we determine who voted and that the votes are counted correctly. Those forms are also available in the office and by the ballot box. If you have received a ballot from us, but haven’t filled out the application form, your ballot may not be counted. So please complete the form and turn it into our office. Thank you for your patience during this time as we are receiving a high number of absentee ballot requests and this process is new to our office. Thank you & Stay Safe
Powers Lake School Community: Today’s baccalaureate and graduation will be broadcast on 107.9 FM. Also, the 2020 Powers Lake High School graduation will be broadcast on NCC through BEK TV.
Powers Lake School Community: The Hygge Hotel and Coffee Shop is paying it forward to all school staff and students starting Tuesday, May 19th. Come by for a free dish of ice cream as we thank you for all your hard work during the 2019-2020 school year!
Powers Lake School Community: Please use the following schedule this week to drop -off technology, clean out lockers/desks, etc. Parents will be allowed to come into the building to gather personal items from student lockers and desks. Please use the plastic bag that was provided to drop-off any technology. Also, if you have multiple children in different grade levels, come at a time that is convenient for you, and we will take care of everything that you need. Pick-up times are staggered to allow for proper physical distancing as per ND Smart ReStart guidelines. Tues. May 19th / Wed. May 20th K/1st grade: 9am - 10am 2nd/ 3rd grade: 10am - 11am 4th/5th grade: 11am - 12pm 6th-12th grade: 12pm - 3pm K-12th grade: 6pm - 7pm Please use the bus lanes in the main parking lot as school staff will guide you at that point. Stay safe and finish strong. Mr. Gruenberg
Powers Lake School Community: Please use the following schedule next week to drop -off technology, clean out lockers/desks, etc. Parents will be allowed to come into the building to gather personal items from student lockers and desks. Please use the plastic bag that was provided to drop-off any technology. Also, if you have multiple children in different grade levels, come at a time that is convenient for you, and we will take care of everything that you need. Pick-up times are staggered to allow for proper physical distancing as per ND Smart ReStart guidelines. Tues. May 19th / Wed. May 20th K/1st grade: 9am - 10am 2nd/ 3rd grade: 10am - 11am 4th/5th grade: 11am - 12pm 6th-12th grade: 12pm - 3pm K-12th grade: 6pm - 7pm Please use the bus lanes in the main parking lot as school staff will guide you at that point. Stay safe and finish strong. Mr. Gruenberg
Powers Lake Community If you have filled out a county form for absentee ballot and checked school election, you will receive a ballot in the mail. If you did not check the school election box, please call 701-464-5432 and leave a message with your name and address and one will be sent to you in the mail. Ballot box is available from 6am to 6pm, Monday through Friday in the main entry of the school. All ballots are due by June 8th @ 5:00 pm.
The Powers Lake Volleyball Camp will be postponed until July 29, 30, 31 due to the Covid-19 virus restrictions.
Powers Lake School Community: All K-12 instruction will end on Friday, May 15th. The week of May 18-21 will be making up missing/incomplete work, cleaning out lockers, and the returning of school materials: library books, textbooks, technology devices, and school supplies (scissors, markers, crayons, etc.). Also, the last day of delivered breakfast and lunch will end on Thursday, May 21st. More detailed information about the week of May 18-21 and graduation will be provided soon. We are expecting guidance from ND DPI by the middle of this week. Have a great week as finish strong! Sincerely, Powers Lake K-12 Staff
The next 5th grade learning packet that starts Monday, May 4th will be available for pickup Friday, May 1st at 12:00 noon. Also, previous packets may be dropped off at that time as well.
Special School Board Meeting w/ Sup. Baesler: Below is the call in information for this week’s call for board members with State Superintendent Baesler. The call will be held on Wednesday, April 29, at 6 p.m. Central. Remember, because this call is open to all board members and community members. Microsoft Teams Join live event (https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MmVhOTc2YzMtOTYyMC00YWZmLTkxYzgtODhlNDhjNmI1ZWMw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%222dea0464-da51-4a88-bae2-b3db94bc0c54%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22484e7a6c-10b5-409c-a926-ae7c58e396df%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d) +1 701-328-0950 United States, Fargo (Toll) Conference ID: 627 245 450#
Reminder of the virtual book fair going on now until the end of the school year. www.scholastic.com/bf/powerslakeelementaryschool1
Their will be a virtual book fair starting next Monday April 20. www.scholastic.com/bf/powerslakeelementaryschool1
For tonight's PL School Community meeting, use the following link below as it includes the meeting ID and the password: https://zoom.us/j/8441547747?pwd=YW50dkM1TmVaRUVtd0M3SGRJYXF3UT09 Meeting ID: 844 154 7747 Password: ranchers
Correction: School Meeting The Powers Lake Community is invited to a school meeting tonight @7:00 pm on Zoom for any parents or community members that have questions or concerns that they would like addressed about distance learning and our extended school closure. Please use the link below to log into the meeting: https://bit.ly/PL_Community_Zoom
There is a Powers Lake Community Meeting tonight @7:00 pm on Zoom for any parents or community members that have questions or concerns that they would like addressed. Please use the link below to log into the meeting: https://bit.ly/PL_Community_Zoom
Tonight at 6pm, our Powers Lake School Board will join Superintendent Baesler and NDSBA for an update about COVID-19. All school boards are joining across the state. Use the link below to join the call online through the web. You can join anonymously to have the ability to listen in on her updates! https://bit.ly/PL_School_Board
Take a moment and click on the link below to complete your U.S. Census 2020 information. Federal funding is vital to all essential areas of our communities as please do your part to be a part of the 2020 Census. https://2020census.gov/en.html
Good evening, we hope you had a great Easter break! Reminder to students in grades 6-12 that the weekly zoom meetings will be tomorrow at your class’ regular time. Any questions, let Mr. Wisthoff know.
Schedules for next Tue-Fri have been sent out via email or text for grades 6-12. Please have student check to make sure they have received it. Happy Easter!
Powers Lake Community: As a reminder, even though we have transitioned to our distance learning model for school, we are now in our scheduled Easter break. There are no scheduled online Zoom meetings with grades K-12 until next Tuesday, April 14th. Also, meal delivery will NOT take place on Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Have a wonderful Easter with immediate family as Rancher Pride has been strong throughout this new journey. We miss you all as keep supporting each other each and every day. Mr. Gruenberg
Powers Lake Community: As we move to distance learning for all students grades K-12, it is imperative that your students log into Seesaw for K-5 and Microsoft Teams, K12 email, and Edmodo for 6-12. As a school, we are required to keep track of your student's progress and attendance. Teachers will make all attempts to contact their students using their online platform, email, text or phone call. If a teacher can not get a hold of a particular student, they will be marked absent for the day or the class period. If you have any other quesetions, please feel free to contact your classroom teacher.
Although students have received their new grid for their classes next week, please keep in mind that teachers may not have all materials posted until next week. We appreciate the diligence of our students and thank you for all of your cooperation and support throughout this crazy time.
Schedules for grades 6-12 have been sent out to all students and some parents via text, email or teams. Please have your student check their email and teams. If they have not received a schedule, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get it out to you ASAP.
Powers Lake Community Meal delivery will continue starting on Monday, April 6th. Meals are delivered by bus drivers between the hours of 10:30-11:30am. Please make sure there is a container outside that the driver’s can use so they can continue delivery without waiting for each home. Also, the main entry to the school is open from 6am-6pm for access to drop-off / pick-up packets. If you have any others questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Gruenberg @ 701-500-3115.
Powers Lake Community Even with the April Fools’ Day winter weather, packets are still available for pick up. If you can’t make it today they are in the main entry of the school. Please stay safe and spend time with your family. Mr. Gruenberg
Meal delivery has been temporarily suspended for the next three days. It may start again on Monday, April 6th.
Powers Lake Community There has been a lot of questions about packets going out to K-5 students. Packets can be turned in at your own convenience in the main entry of the school. There is a maroon shelf with black containers for pick-up and drop-off. If you have any other questions, please contact your classroom teacher. As a reminder, new packets can be picked up tomorrow morning between 9am-12pm in the main entry of the school.
Powers Lake Community: The parade starts at 9:30 AM at the school. We will be coming down all the streets in town as please come out and wave and give big air high-fives and air hugs. We miss all of you each and every day. Rancher Pride!
New elementary packet pick up and old packet drop off will be in the main entry entry of the school on Wednesday, April 1st from 9am-12pm. There will be other apps that will be needed as it will be explained in this week’s packets sent to the students. Also, if you can’t make the pickup time on Wednesday, bus drivers will be able to drop off your packet with meal delivery on Thursday.
A list of links and meeting times have been emailed to students in grades 6-12 for their weekly zoom meeting. Meetings are set for the first day of each week. Please have students check their email each day to see if there are any updates or changes to any of their classes
If you have things you would like to retrieve from the locker rooms. There will be an opportunity to grab it when you pick up materials for your students. Ask school personnel for directions after you pick up your things and they will direct on where to go.
The devices that are available for checkout are iPads with keyboards and chargers. The iPads have been loaded with the apps that are necessary for school tasks. If you have an iPad and would like to check out a keyboard you may do so at distribution of materials tomorrow Wednesday March 25
Please contact the school if you have not filled out the survey for technology check out. We need to know if there any additional families that need technology as soon as possible. Please make sure you contact the school today.
An update for tomorrow's material / technology pickup for all K-12 students: Pickup will be from 9 am - 12 pm. Please only use the bus lane in the middle of the north parking lot. We will come out to your vehicle and give you your student's items that they will need. You do not need to get out of your vehicle. We will come out to you as items have been sorted by family for ease of distribution. All children ages 18 and below will also be given lunch for tomorrow and breakfast the next day. Lastly, if there are any technology or device needs, please use the north parking lot spots along the sidewalk starting from east to west only AFTER you have gone through the bus lane. We will have you move your vehicle forward for technology sign out. Technology sign out sheets will need to be signed by parents and/or students. If your student also needs to signout a graphing calculator for math, please contact the school and let Mrs. Vigested as soon as possible. If you have any other questions, please text Mr. Gruenberg @ 701-500-3115.
Students that are enrolled in dual credit classes should have been communicated with by their respective university. Those classes will start again either today or tomorrow so please make sure you stay on top of that.
There has been a slight change to our materials distribution. Materials for students in grades k-12 will be available for pickup from 9am-12pm on Wednesday March 25. One pickup per family is asked. You may drive up to the bus lane in front of the front door and someone from the school will give you the proper materials. Students that will be checking out devices or graphing calculators will need to have a parent sign a Checkout Agreement.
To help answer questions about our extended school closure in Powers Lake, please tune to our school Facebook page at 4:00 pm central for a Q & A with our administrative team. Use the link below for quick access. https://bit.ly/PL_School_Facebook
Due to Governor Burgum's executive order concerning COVID-19, Powers Lake Public School is closed at least until March 31st. Our distance learning model will begin on Tuesday, March 24th for K-12 students and staff. There will be more information about to-go-delivery lunch services that may also start next Tuesday.
Next week's Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, March 24th and Thursday, March 26th have been postponed.
Please use the following link below to read about current updates from Powers Lake School regarding COVID-19 and our school closure. https://5il.co/dvrw
Breakfast and lunch will be served again tomorrow for students. Breakfast will be served from 8:10 AM to 8:30 AM. Lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. All meals will be provided in to-go containers.
Please use the following link to let us know if you would like breakfast and/or lunch on Tuesday, March 17th. Meals will be made available in takeout / togo containers with plastic silverware. Please come by the school at the designated times below for each meal. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8NW8YN9 Breakfast times: 8:00 - 8:30 am Lunch times: 11:30 - 12:30 pm If you need meals delivered to your home, please contact John Gruenberg by text @ 701-500-3115 to make arrangements.
As Powers Lake School works through the COVID-19 crisis, the safety, health, and welfare of our community, staff, and students are of utmost importance. On Tuesday, March 17th @ 10:00am, our entire staff will meet on the following items: Re-entry to School Extended School Closure Special Education Services Student Nutrition Services Blended Learning The above items will be planned for in action teams that will break out in the following areas: Elementary High School Technology Custodial Secretarial Food Services Special Education Services If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email John Gruenberg @ email@example.com. #rancherpride #ittakesavillage
Tonight's school board meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, March 23rd @ 6 pm in the school library.
Due to Gov. Burgum’s announcement. Powers Lake School will be closed for the next five days. As the situation unfolds we will pass along more information.
The Powers Lake School has decided to suspend the Elementary basketball season. There will be no games or practices. We will re-evaluate the situation after spring break.
The following links are from ND DPI, NDHSAA, and the ND Department of Health regarding COVID-19. The safety and health of our students, staff, and community are of utmost importance. As news becomes available, we will pass it along to you through our instant alert system and social media. https://www.nd.gov/dpi/nddpi-updates-and-guidance-covid-19 https://ndhsaanow.com/news/1685/statement-on-the-suspension-of-all-remaining-2020-ndhsaa-winter-postseason-tournaments-fine-arts-contests-spring-sports-activities https://www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/resources-schools
Due to COVID-19 the elementary jamboree set for tomorrow has been postponed. We will look for future dates to reschedule. Stay healthy!
Elementary BB Jamboree this weekend in Powers Lake. Please use the following link for the schedule: https://5il.co/dmta
The dress up theme for tomorrow’s game is blaze orange and camouflage. We are hunting the Wildcats. Kids and staff are invited to dress up for school as well. The Ranchers will play at 7:30 tomorrow night at 4Bears Event Center.
The boys basketball team will play Trenton tonight at the 4 Bears Event Center. Game will also be aired on Bek Sports and streamed on bek.coop
The boys basketball team will play Trenton tomorrow in the first round of the regional tournament. There will be a fan bus for students in grades 6-12 going to New Town tomorrow for the game. The bus will leave at 4:45. Students can sign up in the office. Also the theme for tomorrow’s game for fans is “Hawaiian”.
Due to other extracurricular activites being offered for the elementary students afterschool, to include elementary basketball and Math Meet practice, we have decided to end the afterschool program effective immediately. Thank for you a great year as we will look to start the after school program again for the 2020-2021 school year.
The following parent memo regarding student attendance will be sent home today in folders for students in grades K-5. Please take a moment to look for the letter today after school. It will also be stored on our website under the Documents section in the folder "Elementary". https://5il.co/dh0c
ACT will be tomorrow at Bethel Baptist Church! Be there @ 8am as Mr. Gruenberg will provide donuts, you provide the drinks. Also, lunch will be ordered from The Food Barn. Don't be late!
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ndhsaa/gamae7d653593 The district tournament will be streamed on the nfhs site. You will have to pay to watch. The boys play Divide Co. at 6:00.
Correction both the boys and girls will practice Thursday the 27 of February.
There will be 4-6 grade boys b-ball practice at 6:00 pm at the high school on Thursday February 26.
There will be 4-6 grade girls bball practice at the Fitness Center from 3:30-5:15 on Thursday February 26. The girls will ride a bus to the Fitness Center from the school.
Reminder: today is early out. Bus kids dismiss at 12:50 and everyone else will dismiss at 12:55
There will not be after school program on Tuesday, February 25th.
There will be a pep bus going to New Town on Monday to support the girls. It will leave at 1:45. Students and adults welcome to ride. Sign up in the office Monday morning. Students leaving early for the game will not be counted absent.
Gymnastics will be performing tonight at half time of the JV and V games. Tonight there will be a silent auction bake sale to support the Family Crisis Center of ND in Williston. Also tonight’s game will be broadcast cast on KTGO 1090 am and 92.7 fm.
Tonight is parents’ night for our BBB team. All players and parents 7-12 will be recognized between the JV and V game. Approximately 6:45
Rancher clothing is still available for order at the country store. If you want your clothing before the boys district tournament, orders are due today.
The game will again be broadcast on 1090 am and 92.7 fm KTGO
The GBB will look to clinch a spot in the regional tournament tonight vs DC. The game is in Crosby at 4:30. Come cheer the girls to victory!
The girls district game tonight will be broadcast on 1090 am and 92.7 fm. They will play Stanley at 6:10 pm
The clothing orders will be finished as they come in. The sooner the better! Portions of the proceeds will support our music boosters.
The Country Store has Rancher clothes available. There are several different options, you can go down and try on and order at the store!
The game will start at 4:15, not 4:30
Due to a misreading of contracts NSP is bringing a jv boys team tonight. The jv boys will play at 4:30. Sorry for the late notice.
The Girls and Boys varsity team will host North Shore Plaza tonight in Powers Lake. The girls will play at 5:45 with boys to follow. Tonight is senior night for the girls. We will announce all girls players and their parents from grades 7-12 at approximately 5:30
The JH boys and varsity girls will play in Crosby tonight at 5:45. There will not be a JV girls game.
If you plan to attend the Jr. High BBB game today @ the grade school in Stanley @ 4:30, you will be charged admission. Afterwards, if you plan to attend the girls' games at the high school, you be charged the remainder of a full admission.
The school Geography Bee competition will be held today starting at 10:15 in the school gym. Public is welcome to attend.
The girls play Nedrose at home this afternoon in JV and V action! The games will be at 4 and 5:15!
Our GB team will host Kenmare tonight in a JV and V district 16 matchup. The JV will start at 5:45. See you there!
Reminder: Tomorrow is jersey day in memory of Mr. Kirchmann. Everyone at school is encouraged to wear a jersey of their choice.
The Boys BB team will travel to Kenmare tonight for JH/JV/V Games starting at 4:30. With current temperatures please be careful on the roads as they may be slick.
If you ordered stadium chairs, they have been shipped. You will be contacted when you can pick them up.
The girls will play at 5:15 with the boys to follow.
The Girls and Boys basketball team will travel to Mandaree tonight to take on the Warriors. Both games will be televised on BEK Spots West.
Parents of high school basketball players. Please make sure your child has a coat, hat and gloves for the bus ride to Mandaree tonight.
There will not be after school program on Thursday, January 16th.
The games will be broadcast on Facebook live the rest of the night. Search Powers Lake Public School to see the action.
A Positive Message about our School: On Monday, Jan. 6, the Boys’ BB team played against White Shield. On Tuesday night, Mona Christenson received a call from Sheldon Rush, the AD and assistant coach from White Shield. He wanted to thank our Boys’ BB team, coaches, and fans for being so kind and respectful to the White Shield team and coaches. He said it was a “Class Act” and he wanted us to know how much they appreciated it. People do notice respectful behaviors. Make sure that Powers Lake continues to be a good example of respect for others! #rancherpride
Have your elementary kids outgrown their winter clothing? If so, please consider donating gently used winter gear to the Powers Lake School. We are looking for the following: Snowboots Snowpants Winter coat Hats Gloves Scarves Thank you to the community for your support. #rancherpride
Reminder that the boys game tonight will start at 6 pm at the high school. It will be aired on BEK West.
The PL BB team will play Ray jv and White Shield varsity tomorrow at 4:30 and 6. The game will broadcast on BEK Sports.
The GBB team will host Parshall tonight at 5:45 and 7:15. Come out and support the girls in their home opener.
The Rancher Boys Basketball team will play at Nedrose tonight at 5:45 and 7:15. The game will be broadcast live on the Nedrose YouTube channel. Search Nedrose cardinals on YouTube and it should pop up.
The Rancher boys will play tonight in Stanley around 7. The game will be aired on KTGO again.
The boy’s basketball game will be tonight at approximately 7:30 pm in Stanley. It will be broadcast on KTGO 1090 am and 92.7 fm.
The JH GBB game today is @ 4:00 pm at the Stanley Elementary School. # rancherpride
The GBB game in Nedrose at 3pm will be broadcast on YouTube. Search Nedrose Cardinals
Please have all chair orders turned in to the school by tomorrow December 13.
The sophomore class will be selling Pura Vida bracelets at the elementary concert tonight for $6 per bracelet. Concert starts at 7.
Reminder: Students need winter coat, hat and gloves to ride a bus to and from school and to any school event. Please help us keep our kids warm!
The GBB game will be broadcast tonight live on YouTube. Search nedrose cardinals and it should pop up. Game starts at 6pm.
The game times for the GBB games in Ray on Sat., Dec. 7 are as follows: Jr. High-12:30 JV-1:30 Varsity-3:00
Due to a scheduling conflict with the gym, All-In Basketball will be cancelled tonight Dec. 12. We will meet again on Saturday at 10:00 am
Due to inclement weather there will be no “All In” basketball tomorrow November 30.
Reminder that the 9-12 Outlaw football banquet is tomorrow night at 6:30 pm in Ray. A bus will leave the school at 5:30 for those who need a ride. Sophomores and Seniors are asked to bring a salad, Juniors are asked to bring a hot dish, Freshman are asked to bring bars or a dessert.
Check that, the chili feed is tonight at 6 pm.
Reminder: Chili cook-off tonight at the school starting at 6:30 pm. Come hungry!
Show your support for the Brendsel family from the MLS School District in their time of need. “Wear a Cap for a Dollar” tomorrow during school. Let your Rancher Pride shine through! Please leave your donations in the office. #rancherpride #smalltownpride #mlsmavericks
LifeTouch picture retakes will start in 15 minutes at 9 AM.
There is a pep rally this afternoon for the volleyball girls at 1:50 PM in the gym. Please come by and support our girls before tonight’s Regional play-in game. #rancherpride
Due to cold temperatures students are no longer allowed to wear shorts to school. We will give the ok one the spring when it warms up.
Sophomores and Juniors will attend the Career Fair in Crosby tomorrow. We will leave at 8:00(as soon as busses are in) and be back by 3:00. Lunch will be provided.
Today’s football 9-man playoff game is being broadcast on KTGO 1090 AM / 92.7 FM. Go Outlaws! #outlawpride
Playoff Football game today @ Powers Lake at 2:00 Ray/Powers Lake vs. Grant County/Flasher No regular season passes will be honored as this is a playoff game sponsored by NDHSAA.
3 Powers Lake High School students will be performing this evening at WIlliston State College in the Donn Skadeland Gymnasium , located in Steven’s Hall, as part of the NW ND Honor Choir. The concert will begin at 7:30pm for anyone interested in attending.
Football fans that have parked your vehicle at the football field. You may want to move your vehicle as tomorrow ranchers will be weighing calves at the livestock area just east of the football field. There will be heavy traffic throughout the day on Thursday October 24.
Don't forget to stay and have supper in the Powers Lake School cafeteria. Supper is from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Free will donations will go toward the Music Boosters. #rancherpride
Reminder that October early out will be this Wednesday October 23 at 1 pm. Elementary busses will leave at 12:50 that day with everyone else getting out at 12:55.
There will be a Music Booster meeting following the high school concert on Monday, October 21st. All music parents are welcome and are encouraged to attend.
Parent Teacher Conferences today from 3pm to 8pm. Student dismissal is as follows: Elementary Bus students released @ 2:40 pm High School Bus students released @ 2:45 pm Buses leave @ 2:50 pm Town students dismissed @ 2:55 pm P/T conferences start @ 3:00 pm
The varsity football game vs TGU will be played at 1 pm on Saturday in Ray.
The football game with TGU has been re scheduled to this Saturday. A time has not been set yet. There will be no varsity football practice this evening. We will practice after school tomorrow in Ray.
Please disregard the previous message! The Volleyball team will have their Dig Pink Night Tuesday, Oct. 15th. There will be a bake sale during the VB games with proceeds going to area cancer patients.
The Volleyball team will have their Dig Pink Night Tuesday, Oct. 22. There will be a bake sale during the VB games with proceeds going to area cancer patients.
The NW Conference Volleyball Tournament that was to be tomorrow in Stanley has been postponed. It will NOT BE tomorrow.
The football. game for tonight has been postponed. When a makeup date has been set, we will announce it promptly.
Parent Teacher Conferences today from 3pm to 6pm. Student dismissal is as follows: Elementary Bus students released @ 2:40 pm High School Bus students released @ 2:45 pm Buses leave @ 2:50 pm Town students dismissed @ 2:55 pm P/T conferences start @ 3:00 pm
The football games in Berthold today will go as following. JH will play at 4 pm and 5&6 grade will play at 5:30 pm.
The JH and JV football game vs Divide County today will be played in Powers Lake. The JH will start at 5:15 with JV to follow.
Reminder that the game tonight will be radio broadcast on 1090 am and 92.7 fm. It will also be broadcast online at bakkenbeacon.com or on the ktgo app for iPhone and android.
Tonight’s RPL football game against Central McLean has been moved to Underwood at 7 pm
All-In Football will have their last game tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 5, in Ray at the football field 10:00 am.
Elementary students will need boots, hats, and gloves today for outside recess. Possibly the rest of the week!
The RPL outlaws will play Surrey tonight at 7pm. There will be tailgating starting at 5pm hosted by the Powers Lake Booster Club. There will be free will donation to the Booster Club for the food. There will also be a homecoming dance for students in grades 7-12 after the game. Charge to get in will be $5
Updates for today’s homecoming events: Class olympics start @ 10:30 am with Homecoming Coronation, Miss Volleyball, and Mr. Football to follow around 11:30am! #rancherpride
The volleyball team is having a "Fill the Box" night at tonight's volleyball game in Powers Lake. We will be collecting items to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Bismarck. See your newsletter for suggestions!
There will be a Powers Lake Booster Club meeting after the volleyball game tonight in the cafeteria.
Students in grade 7-12 are invited to the homecoming dance in Ray tonight after the football game. There will be a bus returning after the dance for students who want to attend. Those students must have transportation to the game and the bus will bring them home after the dance. Admission to the dance is 5$.
There also is no JV football game tonight.
Also there will be no football practice for grades 5-8 after school today.
Due to poor field conditions the JH football game scheduled for today in Ray has been postponed. The JH game for tomorrow in Grenora is still on as scheduled and will be played at 5 pm.
Reminder that the game tonight will be radio broadcast on 1090 am and 92.7 fm. It will also be broadcast online at bakkenbeacon.com or on the ktgo app for iPhone and android.
There will be no JH FB game in Trenton this Thursday. They do not have enough players for the game. Sorry for any confusion.
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.