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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 Football Playoffs

Congratulations! The USA Patriots Football have advanced to the next level of section playoffs with their win Tuesday night (10/25) against BBE. The next USA football game will be held Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 pm at Mayer Lutheran High School, 305 St NE, Mayer, MN.

Cardinal Head THANK YOU!!!

DFS was able to raise $3440.00 at the Senior /Quilt Auction! A huge THANK YOU to everyone for making this event possible, especially our auctioneers Mike and Jan Schultz. The total is the best we have had in 11 years!!!

All proceeds go to support the Class of 2017 Scholarships. 

Cardinal Head WIN "What I Need"

Upsala Schools grades K-12 are introducing a new program this year called WIN or What I Need. This will give students time to focus on getting help in core classes, do makeup or homework and the opportunity to do enrichment activities.

In the High School there will be a "WIN" period each Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will continue to have a period devoted to Reading and Advisory time.

Cardinal Head Junior Achievement Program

Community volunteers are needed as role models for the Junior Achievement program. The JA program teaches students about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through real world experiences and curriculum.

To volunteer for Junior Achievement in your student’s classroom visit this link (be sure to select Morrison County) or contact Teresa Giese at (320) 360-4726.

Cardinal Head Testing

Our district testing dates for the 2016-17 school year are listed on the google calendar to the right of this page.

We will be participating in the OLPA or Optional Local Purpose Assessments for Math and Reading. This is both practice for the MCAs and helps our teachers identify areas that students need improvement.

This November grades 7-10 will participate in the ACT ASPIRE. This has replaced the ACT PLAN and EXPLORE tests.

The MCAs or Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are scheduled for April 18-May 5.

Cardinal Head Study Club

Study Club begins Monday, September 12. If your student needs extra help with schoolwork, has math or science questions, we can help! Study Club is staffed by licensed teachers who are excited to help. We meet after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00pm (phone ext. 125) in the Cardinal Media Center.

Permission slips are required for grades 4-8 and can be obtained from any teacher or from our school website here. Slips may be returned to the school office or brought with to Study Club.

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