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Vern Capelle, Superintendent

Welcome to our homepage. It is our hope that you will find the information provided useful and informative.  If you have concerns that you wish to discuss with me, please feel free to contact the office at (320) 573-2174 and I will set a time and date to communicate with you.
Vern Capelle, Superintendent

Cardinal Head Graduation Ceremonies

Upsala Area Schools is proud to announce its top 10 graduates for 2016. Please join us in congratulating these students on their academic achievements: McKenzie Barth, Kyle Lange, Kendra Lange, Morgan Carroll, Justin Wensmann, Justin Cichon, Kiley Smieja, Ethan McCoy, Chase Douvier and Samantha Van Wienen.

Please join us in honoring the 2016 graduating class of Upsala Area Schools at their Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 28
at 1:30pm in the Upsala Big Gym.

Cardinal Head Preschool Graduation

Congratulations to the 2016 Preschool Pals who celebrated their graduation on Thursday, May 19!

Cardinal Head School Greenhouse Hours Extended

Update on hours and open for business dates: we will be open today, Wednesday the 25 from 315 to 500. Thursday May 26 until 6. Friday May 27 until 6. Saturday May 28 from 830 to 1pm. CLOSED on Memorial day. Open Tuesday May 31 from 315 to 5. Open Wednesday and Thursday June 1st and 2nd from 315 to 5. That should wrap it up! Starting today (May 25), everything is 10 percent off. Even things already marked down!

Cardinal Head Summer Office Hours

Reduced summer District Office Hours will begin on June 20. Open hours will be Tuesday-Thursday from 7:00 am-1:00pm (unless otherwise announced for vacations).

The Community Ed Offices have no regular scheduled hours after Friday, June 10. This helps us keep our programming costs low.
Marisa George, Community Ed Director will check her voicemail at ext. 173 weekly and answer emails at as needed.
Jonathan Leither, Assistant AD/Youth Recreation Coordinator may be reached at ext. 116 or at

Regular District Office hours resume on Monday, August 15.

Cardinal Head Website

Please check the Elementary and High School pages for additional announcements.

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Upsala Area Schools | District #487 | 415 S Main Street | Upsala, MN 56384 | (320) 573-2176