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Four PLSAS teachers honored with Educator of Excellence Award

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 PLSAS Educators of Excellence! The four individuals were recognized at the All-Staff Celebration on Thursday, June 8 at Prior Lake High School.

Educators of Excellence, Secondary:
Craig Mertens - Hidden Oaks Social Studies Teacher
Janean Mestnik - PLHS Math Teacher

Educator of Excellence, Elementary:
Kevin Humbert - La ola del Lago Physical Education Teacher
Vicki Jensen - WestWood 2nd Grade Teacher

Prior Lake Boys Lacrosse team is state bound!

Congratulations to the Prior Lake Boys Lacrosse team for punching their ticket to STATE with an 11-8 win over the Edina Hornets in the Sectional Championship game on Thursday! đŸ„

The boys will play in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, June 13 at Stillwater High School.

PLSAS 2023 Graduates

Kudos to the Prior Lake High School Class of 2023! We are so proud of you!

Minnesota Twins pitcher visits PLHS

Spanish 2 students at Prior Lake High School had a very unique opportunity with a special visitor on Monday, May 22... They were able to meet and talk with Minnesota Twins starting pitcher, Pablo López!

Spanish 2 students are currently reading the novel “Felipe Alou desde las valles a las montañas” which is about the challenges Felipe Alou faced as a Spanish speaking black man from the Dominican Republic as he made it big in the major leagues in the United States during the 1950s. Spanish teachers Jessica Coleman and Amber Sevald were able to connect with Pablo López to see if he'd be willing to visit students at PLHS as there are several similarities between the two major league baseball players. Having grown up in Venezuela, Pablo knows how to speak four languages and was accepted into medical school before getting the opportunity to play baseball in the United States.

Pablo spent the majority of the hour answering questions the students had for him about his life and career. He ended his visit by signing autographs and taking pictures with them.

Two PLHS juniors score a perfect 36 on ACT

Two Prior Lake High School students have joined an elite group of high school students by earning the highest possible ACT composite score of a 36. Congratulations to juniors Gavin Shaner and Abby Leach on this awesome accomplishment!

According to ACT, less than one-half of 1% of all test takers earn the top score.