TWO very big accomplishments were achieved tonight by Upsala student-athletes. Junior Dakota Soltis eclipsed the 1,000 point mark in her career, hitting a three-pointer in the second half against Hinckley-Finlayson tonight to reach the achievement. Junior Brandon Mugg punched his ticket back to the Minnesota Class A State Wrestling Tournament, making it his second year in a row heading down to the Xcel Energy Center. Congrats Dakota & Brandon! #CardinalPride
1 day ago, Dylan Zimmerman
Ms. Justen's 6th Grade AVID class attempting the Pringles STEM challenge.
1 day ago, Karisa Justen
Pringles Challenge
Pringles Challenge
Pringles Challenge
Our 9th grade Knowledge Bowl team did great at their Regional Meet today with some really hard questions. They had a great season!
2 days ago, Jacob Drimel
team picture
Upsala softball clothing is now for sale at (store code UPSALASB). Orders must be placed by March 6.
3 days ago, Dan Cheney
Softball Clothing
Grandpa Ken was also a guest reader in Mrs. Bengston 's classroom. 😁
3 days ago, Desiree Bengston
Mr. Ken
Mrs. Cheri was our guest reader today in Mrs. Bengston 's class!
3 days ago, Desiree Bengston
Mrs. Cheri
Our Junior High Knowledge Bowl team got SECOND PLACE at the regional competition today in a field of 27 teams from 12 schools. Awesome job and amazing season! The 9th graders will be competing tomorrow.
3 days ago, Jacob Drimel
second place
second place team
If you are interested in an elementary memory book, those need to be ordered by Friday midnight as well to be guaranteed a copy. They are $16. Here is the direct link to purchase an elementary book through Jostens:
4 days ago, Dan Cheney
Friday at midnight is the deadline to GUARANTEE that you will get a yearbook this year. Cost is $63 ($59+tax). Use the QR code in this post, go to, or give your payment to Mr Cheney by Friday. After Friday there will be a waiting list for any extra copies.
4 days ago, Dan Cheney
Yearbook QR Code
The 2nd graders have had some special guest readers the past couple of weeks!
4 days ago, Kennedy Duclos
Mrs. Colleen was our guest reader today in first grade.
4 days ago, Desiree Bengston
Final doubles champ
5 days ago, Jonathan Leither
8th grade pick your partner doubles champ
Upsala Area Schools students have been getting the chance to engage in age-appropriate character development lessons in their homerooms this year through a program called Be Good People. Be Good People was developed by St. Croix River Education District and used by many Minnesota school districts such as Hinckley-Finlayson, North Branch, East Central, Pine City, and Rush City. This program is broken into 5 pillars: Self- Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. Some example lesson topics are identifying your feelings, showing respect, accepting consequences of your actions, managing stress, growth mindset, dealing with making mistakes or disappointment, etc. We are excited for our students to be able to start practicing some of the things they are discussing in these lessons both at school and at home. Please reach out to the office if you are interested in being a part of our school's Social-Emotional Learning committee where we get to discuss our school's character development program.
8 days ago, Karisa Justen
Be Good People Lessons
Be Good People Lessons
Be Good People Lessons
Be Good People Lessons
New reading material arrived today for the high school and the books should be processed and on the shelves very soon! More should be arriving soon along with the new books for the elementary!
8 days ago, Dan Cheney
New Books
The 4 Year Old Preschool classes visited Upsala Senior Living to celebrate Valentine's Day! They sang songs and shared some heart art!
10 days ago, Dan Cheney
Senior Living Visit
Senior Living Visit
Senior Living Visit
Senior Living Visit
Reminder that this year's Kindergarten Roundup will be Friday, March 1st from 8:30-11:30. Call the school for more information!
10 days ago, Dan Cheney
Kindergarten Roundup
In a dramatic come-from-behind move, Upsala senior high knowledge bowl Team 1 finished 2nd after starting the day in 12th place. Go team! Evie A, Claire A, Alyssa Y, Paul B, and Jacob G Team 2 also improved throughout the meet.
11 days ago, Jennifer Henry
kbowl team with 2nd place ribbons
team working at table
Mr. S was our guest reader in first grade today. 😁
11 days ago, Desiree Bengston
Mr. S
Badminton doubles champions from 7th & 9th grade PE class!
11 days ago, Dan Cheney
High school classes learning first aid
11 days ago, Jonathan Leither
Learning how to wrap a wound