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Congratulations to the 2023-2024 PLSAS Teachers of the Year!

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Teachers of the Year as selected by their colleagues!

Caitlin Gardner - Five Hawks Elementary
Becky Gordon - WestWood Elementary
Kevin Humbert - La ola del lago at Grainwood
Heather LaRue - Hamilton Ridge Elementary
Andrew Martin - Bridges Area Learning Center
Gina Schumacher - Glendale Elementary
Sherri Seidensticker - Jeffers Pond Elementary
Courtney Stephens - Edgewood
Maria Sullivan - Redtail Ridge Elementary
Lisa Swope - Twin Oaks Middle School
Joel Volm - Prior Lake High School
Allison Wenderski - Hidden Oaks Middle School

PLHS Technology Education Department receives Laker Impact Grant

During the Laker Pride portion of the November 13 School Board meeting, the Laker Educational Foundation received a grant from the ECMC Foundation to be used for their Laker Impact Grant. This grant was used to purchase equipment for the Prior Lake High School Technology Education Department.

Prior Lake High School Technology Education teacher Dan Sikowski was present to speak on behalf of the Technology Education Department. This gift will allow students to learn metalworking processes in a classroom with improved safety that is closely aligned to industry standards. We are so excited to see how this equipment will be utilized in the classroom in the coming weeks and months!

23 PLHS student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Congratulations to these 23 Prior Lake High School student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) this morning!

The NLI is a document used to indicate a student-athlete’s commitment to participate at an NCAA college or university.

Hayden Anthony - Baseball - University of Minnesota, Duluth

Linus Fleek - Baseball - Regis University

Hudson Johnson - Baseball - University of Cincinnati

Caden Loy - Baseball - University of Northwestern-St. Paul

Matthew Totten - Baseball - Purdue University

Julia Thoms - Basketball - University of Jamestown

CeCe McNair - Basketball - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Samantha Berndt - Cross Country - Viterbo University

Olivia Hansen - Hockey - University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Max Anderson - Lacrosse - Lewis University

Owen Meyer - Lacrosse - Aurora University

Jack Tocko - Lacrosse - University of Indianapolis

Sadie Chappuis - Lacrosse - Colorado Mesa University

Lana Disrud - Lacrosse - Niagara University

Kayleigh Sandell - Lacrosse - Grand Valley State University

Tyler Leonard - Soccer - University of North Carolina, Asheville

Keira Olabode - Soccer - University of Minnesota, Duluth

Isabelle Ohlmann - Soccer - George Washington University

Courtney Hennen - Softball - Northern State University

Brooke Thompson - Softball - Berry College

Hannah Cole - Track and Field - University of Wisconsin, Stout

Addyson White - Track and Field - Penn State University

Ella Joesting - Volleyball - University of Dayton

Two Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools employees received awards at the MASMS conference

Two Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools employees received awards at the Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals Association (also known as MASMS) conference held on October 5.

Maureen Mullen, PLSAS' Assistant Director of Operational Services, was awarded the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is in recognition of Ms. Mullen’s outstanding dedication and commitment to educational facilities. Ms. Mullen is the former president of MASMS and currently serves as the Education Committee Chair. She also teaches a Certified Professional Supervisor course for MASMS members who are pursuing their MASMS Facility Manager Certification.

Paul Hadden, a Lead Certified Inside Maintenance Technician for PLSAS, was awarded the 2023 Outstanding Contributor Award. This award is in recognition of Mr. Hadden’s outstanding dedication and commitment to educational facilities management.

PLSAS celebrates National Coaches Appreciation Day

Thank a coach today!

PLSAS is honoring coaches for National Coaches Day on October 6! Join us in thanking the coaches within our community for the leadership, guidance and inspiration they provide our students every day!