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Spelling Bee for Upsala Area Schools will be held on Wednesday, February 8 at 1:00pm in the Auditorium.  All are welcome to atend.  Image: small black and yellow/orange striped bee with the words in Spelling Bee in bold.
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Cardinal Head Presidential Inauguaration Trip

Upsala Students to Attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Row 1: Logan Janssen, Annika Gunderson, Quade Evoniuk, Brandon Rohde, Alexis Krebs, and Alex Roerick. Row 2: Dylan Depa, Mia Roerick, Mathew Tholl, Jeron Wensmann, Shelby Gilbertson, and Adam Blonigen. Row 3: Nathan Graves, Samantha Blonigen, Mason Lange, and Bailey Hayes.
Not Pictured: Carver McDermond. Photo by Roxann Lewis.

From January 16-21, 2017 Upsala High School students will be attending the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Ceremonies in Washington, DC. Seventeen 9th-12th graders and nine chaperones (Heather Johnson, Lynn Depa, Elisha Graves, Charlie Gunderson, Marsha Krebs, Brad McDermond, Julie Roerick, Sharon Rohde, and Julie Wensmann) will be led by UHS social studies teacher Roxann Lewis in a unique learning experience where each takes a personal role in our nation’s history.

Cardinal Head Upsala DFS Chili Feed

A total of $548.69 was raised from the DFS Chili & Hot dog feed. Thank you to everyone who donated items, volunteered and came out to eat or otherwise support this event.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer on the DFS committee, please call the school office at 320-573-2174.

All proceeds go to support the Class of 2017 Scholarships. 

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.

December Student Recognition
Students of the Month

Cheryl Zimmerman

Carter Johnson

Subject Area Students of the Month
  Senior High Sr.
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Eric Staricka  
  Art: Alexis Krebs  
  Health: Raymond Kokett  
  Language Arts: Mason Lange  
  Math: Abby Ripplinger  
  Music: Shanna Campbell  
  Physical Ed.: Cody Rahn  
  Science: Emma Rahn  
  Social Studies: Alex Roerick  
  Technology: Dartagnan Walker  
  World Language: Alison Harren  
Junior High  
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Michael Blonigen  
  Art: Audrey Thomas  
  Health: Chloe Mayer  
  Language Arts: Carter Johnson  
  Math: Paige Binek  
  Music: Rebeka Snedker  
  Physical Ed.: Levi Lampert  
  Science: Olivia Peterson  
  Social Studies: Christen Fouquette  
Athletes of the Month:
  Boys Basketball Alex Thieschafer  
  Girls Basketball Abby Ripplinger  
  Wrestling Austin Wensmann  
  September, October, November, December,  
  January, February, March, April &May  


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