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  Welcome to Upsala Athletics
Cardinal Head 2015 Fall Sports Awards
Congratulations to all of the students and coaching staff who have been honored.

All District
Kyle Lange, Justin Cichon & Andrew Kulla

Honorable Mention
Cody Wensmann

District Running Back of the Year
Kyle Lange

District Special Teams Player of the Year
Justin Cichon

Mid-State All Academic Team
Bennet Westrich, Parker Barth & Kyle Lange

Class 1-A Team Academic All-State Teams
Upsala/Swanville GOLD

MN Vikings 2015 All State Team
Kyle Lange

All Conference
Kiley Smieja

Honorable Mention
Kaitlin Welinski & Stefani Pohlmann

Prairie Conf. All-Academic
Stefani Pohlmann & Anna Woidyla

MN Tennis Coaches Academic All State Award
McKenzie Barth

All Conference
McKenzie Barth

Prairie Conference Coaches
Adam Gerads, Assistant Coach of the Year
Vern Capelle, Distinguished Service Award

Cardinal Head Student Spirit Section

bird cage.jpgAttention Upsala Students: We are excited to announce the bird cage. The bird cage is the student spirit section for the home games. Come check it out starting November 24th. Tshirts are available at school for $3 (while supplies last). Wear your shirt and sit in the bird cage to earn some cool extras.

Cardinal Head Winter Weather Text/Email Alerts

The quickest way to receive updates regarding school closing decisions is the REMIND system. Signing up is easy. Text @upsa to 81010 (or 763-333-2285). To sign up for emails send a message to
In the event that we close for the day, or if we close early due to severe weather, all extra curricular and after school activities will be cancelled or postponed.  To see the full article of Safety First: Winter Weather School Decisions click here.



Contact Me

Athletic Director

Mark Herbes
(320) 573-2175 Ext. 113


AD's Admin Asst:

Sherri Soltis
(320) 573-2175 Ext. 103


  Forms (PDF)
MSHSL Atheltic Eligibility Form
MSHSL Physical Exam Form
rschool parent guide
  Activity Fees
  • $25 for Junior High
  • $50 for any Varsity

*For full policy or for refund information please see Activity Fees policy in the Student Handbook.

  2015-16 Athletic Passes

YEAR passes are valid for all home Volleyball, Girls and Boys Basketball Games

  • Year Family Pass: $150 (2 parents and children)
  • Year Student Pass: $30

PARENT PASS (2 parents of 7-12 grade student athlete) *must have student participating in the sport to purchase parents pass

  • Volleyball: $35
  • Girls Basketball: $45
  • Boys Basketball: $45
  • Dance Team: $30

ADULT PUNCH CARD: $30 (10 punches)
STUDENT PUNCH CARD: $15 (10 Punches)

  • Adult: $5.00
  • Student: $3.00
  • *In District Senior Citizens are FREE with pass

Please call the School Office to reserve your pass at (320) 573-2174.

ISD 487 complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX officer and/or Section 504/ADA coordinator and/or EEOC coordinator.
Nick Klug, Dean of Students
Title IX Officer/Section 504 Coordinator/ADA Coordinator/ EEOC Coordinator
415 S. Main St.
Upsala, MN 56384
Phone: 320 573-2175


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