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FFA Petting Zoo will be held on Thursday, May 4 from 9am until 2pm in the Upsala Recreation Building.  Cost is free.  IMAGE:  Brown duck, brown rabbit and a white sheep clipart on a yellow varigated background.
IMAGE: Text on a green background.  Pink and red flowers and a tomato to represent some of teh items that will be available from the Upsala School Greenhouse.  Opening May 6 and hours will be Monday through Friday 3:15-5pm after school and on Saturdays 8:30am until 1pm.
Thank You Lions Club!

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Cardinal Head Good Luck FFA at State!

On February 9, FFA teams/individuals competed in many CDEs (Career Development Events) at Regions in Central Lakes College.
IMAGE: Alexis Krebs in her blue formal FFA dress.  Two partial male faces in the background were also qualifiers for the Farm Bureau discussion CDE.FFA Farm Bureau Discussion is designed to simulate a MNFB committee meeting. Participants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems. Alexis Krebs received top honors and will advance to state!
IMAGE: FFA Crops team.  Students are dressed in their formal FFA blue uniforms.  Pictured are competitors Alexandra Wuebkers, Austin Breth, Sean Wensmann and Shelby Krebs.Participants in the Crops or Agronomy CDE possess an in-depth knowledge of seeds, insects, soils and crops. They must also demonstrate skills in solving complex problems related to crop production. The Upsala Crops team did excellent and are going to state! Congratulations Alexandra, Austin, Sean and Shelby!
IMAGE: Pictured are Quade Evoniuk, Michael Welinski, and Zachary Kulla.  They are wearing green welding coats holding grey helmets in their left arms.The Ag Mechanics team (Quade Evoiuk, Michael Welinski and Zachary Kulla ) did a great job! The Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems CDE helps students develop their technical skills and knowledge and their ability to work with others to solve complex problems. Special congratulations to Zach, for placing 4th high individual and qualifying for state! Woo Hoo team!
Good Luck at State Convention April 23-25 at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul!

Cardinal Head Scholarships

For current scholarship information, please visit the Mrs. Glaser's College & Career/ITV website at
Please remember to complete applications early and submit to the correct scholarship committee or entity.

Cardinal Head Winter Weather Text/Email Alerts

The quickest way to receive updates regarding changes in athletics events and 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.

Cardinal Head Study Club

With the success of W.I.N. time throughout the district, we will be changing Study Club to only Wednesday nights. This change starts second semester (January 25).

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 Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00pm (phone ext. 125) in the Cardinal Media Center. The last day of Study Club for the 2016-17 school year will be Wednesday, May 24.

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.

March Student Recognition
Students of the Month

Erica Hollermann

Taylor Soltis

Subject Area Students of the Month
  Senior High Sr.
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Eric Koetter  
  Art: Katlin Welinski  
  Health: Laura Lange  
  Language Arts: Matt Ressemann  
  Math: Emma Rahn  
  Music: Bethany Boeckermann  
  Physical Ed.: Myron Ripplinger  
  Science: Amber Biniek  
  Social Studies: Nathan Graves  
  Technology: Eric Staricka  
  World Language: Abigail Ripplinger  
Junior High  
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Jake Muellner  
  Art: Gracie George  
  Health: Bennett Punsack  
  Language Arts: Christina Fiedler  
  Math: Austin Wensmann  
  Music: Olivia Peterson  
  Physical Ed.: Tony Boeckermann  
  Science: Tyler Smieja  
  Social Studies: Micah Ripplinger  
Athletes of the Month:
  September, October, November, December,  
  January, February, March, April &May  


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