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High School robotics begins
Max Adams and Joey Stariha use the proverbial drawing board to share ideas with team members.
Max Adams and Joey Stariha use the proverbial drawing board to share ideas with team members.
The high school robotics program kicked off Saturday, January 7 with the introduction of the challenge called STEAMworks.  The combined FIRST North Branch-Chisago Lakes robotics team has 28 members and will be meeting six days per week until February 21, 2017.  Seven adult mentors will be working with the team as they build their robot with the goal of competing April 7-8-9 at the University of Minnesota-Williams Arena. Team Leader Becky Leuer shared that the team is very excited for the challenge as it looks fun and they are confident they can design and build what is needed to accomplish robotic tasks required.  To view an animation of the game, go to YouTube and search STEAMworks.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

$64.9 million bond issue approved for vote
The Chisago Lakes School Board took a big step towards their bond referendum vote for May of 2017 at the regular school board meeting on Thursday, December 15.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Chisago Lakes Middle School Chess Tournament
The 6-8 grade students at the Chisago Lakes Middle School had a chance to play the medieval game of chess and have a battle of wits with their peers.  The Middle School Chess Tournament is organized by Chisago Lakes Community Education and is led by Mike Schoeneck and Alex Schmidt.  It has been running for over five years and provides an outlet for middle school students to sharpen their minds and enjoy good competition.  This year's winners were (l-r) third place Naomi Peters, firstst place Jonah Schmidt, second place John Douglas.  The chess club will resume again at the end of March at the Chisago Lakes Middle School--sign up through Community Ed.
Friday, December 30, 2016

High School & Middle School Compassion Drive bring in an extraordinary amount
Chisago Lakes High School wrapped up its third annual Compassion Drive, during which the National Honors Society, Student Council and Link Crew Leaders, with the help of their advisors lead the school in a collection of toilet paper and personal hygiene for the Chisago Lakes Area Food Shelf. Over 250 families use the food shelf monthly and this collection makes a BIG impact on the families lives.
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hink wins middle school geography bee
North Branch Middle School hosted the final round of the Geography Bee Dec. 15, which consisted of 11 students in a double elimination round to narrow it down to the two finalists. Five of the finalists had made it to the final round last year, too!
Thursday, December 22, 2016

CL and NB schools win music grants
The St. Croix Valley Foundation is honored to announce the recipients of our most recent competitive grant program.  This fall, the St. Croix Valley Foundation awarded $33,218 to 17 schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota through its Music Education grants program.
Thursday, December 15, 2016

LARA and softball program work for a large community building at fields
At the Chisago Lakes School Board meeting on Tuesday, November 15, Lakes Area Recreation Association and the Chisago Lakes softball program unvelied a large equipment and storage shed to the Chisago Lakes softball fields on the west side of the high school property. The two programs teamed together to get the project done.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Student survey results show positivity in many areas including drug use
Every three years students in grades 5,8, 9 and 11 are asked to take the MN Student Survey.  It is optional to participate, and the survey contains  questions covering areas like the student’s doctor visits and general health, food consumption, outside arts/recreational activities and their use of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, etc. 
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Middle school Washington D.C. trip includes wreath-placing
Recently a group made up of 34 students, 19 adults and two chaperones returned from Washington DC. Chisago Lakes Middle School has been taking students and parents to our nation’s capital since 1996.  Though this experience has changed in length and cost over the years, the main focus remains constant; to provide an educational  experience that takes students to the nation’s capitol to learn first-hand how our great nation was founded and has developed and grown. 
Thursday, November 10, 2016

The cast for the Chisago Lakes High School fall musical rehearsing full-time for shows
The version of “Mary Poppins”  hits the stage at 7 p.m. November 17 and there’s another 7 p.m. show on Friday, two shows on Saturday Nov. 19  at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and one matinee 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, Nov. 20.  Tickets are available now, $10 for adults and senior citizens and students are $8.  Chisago Lakes High School alum Rachel (Meyer) Lexvold, steps into the role of director, on the heels of Dave Seaburg’s retirement after last year’s show.  Lexvold directed “Shrek” for Forest Lake Masquers’ Theatre in 2015.   The role of Mary Poppins is played by Kayli Schneider and Bert is acted by Karl Pliscott.
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Annie on display at NB
North Branch Edelstein Auditorium is a busy place right now as rehearsal for the high school musical “Annie” is underway.  Shows are Nov. 17, 18, 19 and 20.  Shows are at 7 p.m. except for a 2p.m. matinee Sunday,  November 20.  Director Rachel Bigelow is getting a large cast ready, with Annie being played by Anna Kennedy.   Her dog Sandy is a live dog the theatre department has borrowed for the show, and the Oliver Warbucks’ character is played by Paul Willard.
Thursday, November 10, 2016

CL students honored in statewide competition
High school teams from Mankato and Chisago Lakes have earned top honors in the statewide Engineering Design Competition.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

CL students are preparing for life
Let’s examine the diamond that lies in our community---Chisago Lakes High School. 
Thursday, October 27, 2016

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