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Cardinal Head CONGRATS JH Knowledge Bowl

Congratulations to the Upsala’s "Sweatpants Legends" who placed first in Junior High round-robin competition and finished first at 9th grade regions on Tuesday, February 28. Pictured are Alex Roerick, Isaiah Wardlaw, Collin Prom, Kennedy Allen, Shanna Campbell, and Peyton Guthrie.

Cardinal Head Robotics UCBotics Team 4480

Upsala Robotics will be competing in Duluth at the Superior FIRST Robotics regional qualifier on March 3rd and 4th.  The events will be streamed online at - click the Lake Superior Regional Event. 
Look for Team 4480!  We have a shiny Blue Robot this year who will be a tough competitor!  If you have not seen it yet, the team posted a reveal of their robot to get pumped for the competition! Our Youtube release video has over 3000 views! We will also post updates to Facebook at


Students in grades 10-12 will be invited to the annual Bridges Academies Career Fair held at CLC on Friday, March 10. The event showcases more than 150 regional high-demand careers with hands-on demonstrations, simulators and breakout sessions. - See more at:

Students not attending the CLC Career Fair should be in school. Parent permission forms are due by noon on Friday, March 3.

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.

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.

February Student Recognition
Students of the Month

Kennedy Allen

Darcey Hayes

Subject Area Students of the Month
  Senior High Sr.
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Myron Ripplinger  
  Art: Maggie Johnson  
  Health: Abby Ripplinger  
  Language Arts: Ester Rica Jerez  
  Math: Samantha Blonigen  
  Music: Collin Prom  
  Physical Ed.: Alex Roerick  
  Science: Nicole Lyon  
  Social Studies: Hayley Townsend  
  Technology: Gabe Douvier  
  World Language: Bailey Hayes  
Junior High  
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Chloe Mayer  
  Art: Anna Blonigen  
  Health: Rachel Ainali  
  Language Arts: Zaidee Lundeen  
  Math: Christen Fouquette  
  Music: Jessica Lange  
  Physical Ed.: Audrey Thomas  
  Science: Audrey Thomas  
  Social Studies: Austin Breth  
Athletes of the Month:
  Boys Basketball Mryon Ripplinger, Jr.  
  Girls Basketball Jenna Ripplinger  
  Wrestling Gage Louden  
  September, October, November, December,  
  January, February, March, April &May  


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