News from Prior-Lake Savage Area Schools
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
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!
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 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.
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!