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The Friess Lake School District will continually strive to be a safe and student-centered culture that is recognized for innovation.  
The Friess Lake School District understands the need for collaboration of parents, community, staff and students when making decisions and will enable students to be goal-oriented and successful in a wide variety of academic, social, personal, and creative areas.

A Note from Mr. Engstrom

As we begin our second week of the year, I simply want to say, “Thank you!’’ Thank you for sharing your child with us. We may be small, but our staff works very hard to provide a rich, diverse, challenging, and personalized curriculum.  I'm proud of them, and excited for another year!  We take very seriously our responsibility to provide an excellent and rigorous education that prepares your child, our student, to be a lifelong learner.  

Our 1:1 plan is now in full effect, as all students in grades 1-8 have access to their own device.  We begin our second year with the Maker's Lab, and our third year of offering Response To Intervention (RTI) time to students.  We are also in the third year of a Literacy Initiative.  This year will feature a balanced literacy block in all classrooms including Readers' and Writers' Workshop.  

 We are also implementing a program known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and we came up with the slogan, "S.W.I.M. to Success."  Stay safe, Work hard, Include everyone, Make responsible choices.  We are focusing on teaching the behavior we expect.   You may have noticed some signage in our hallways and bathrooms stressing the desired behaviors.

Our Girls’ Basketball Season begins shortly.  If your daughter is playing, please attend the Parent Meeting that is most convenient- either 9/29 @ 5:40 or 9/30 @ 4:40.  The meeting will only last 10-15 minutes, but will cover important information about concussion protocol, concession sign ups, and other expectations.

A special note to middle school parents:

1.  Dress codes are not easy to develop or enforce.  We do the best we can to keep the school day focused on learning, and no one looks forward to dealing with a dress code issue.  Human Body Exhibits are great, at a museum.  Not in our hallways and classrooms.  Please help us keep appearances on the modest side of the line.

2.  For the next few weeks, we have divided the students into small groups during the "RTI Time."  We are going to show the students some sample questions from the new standardized test- the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA).  We are going to work through the thinking process and show them the essential elements the assessors are looking for in a quality response.  The first week will be whole group discussion, the second week will be small group to whole group, and the final week will be individual practice.  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Thank you,



Friess Lake Elementary Students S.W.I.M. to Success!


Friess Lake Middle School Students S.W.I.M. to Success!


Conference Sign-Up

This year we have online sign-ups for fall conferences. Please click on the link below to select a time.


Mrs. Zenner 4K www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrs1/

Mrs. Roznowski 5K www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrs4/

Mrs. Bauter 1st www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrs6/

Mrs. Becker 2nd www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrs10/

Mrs. Jakubowski 3rd www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrs7/

Miss Ellefson 4th www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-miss2/

Mr. Mork 5th www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrmorks1/


Middle School

Mrs. Bailey www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrs9/

Mr. Hoefs www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrhoefss1/

Miss Large www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-miss/

Mrs. Lawson www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrs2/

Mrs. Nesbit www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrs5/



Mrs. Harwood www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrs/

Mr. Scasny www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044BAFAC2DA0F49-mrscasnys1

Mrs. Colburn http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044bafac2da0f49-mrs11

Mrs. Azoff http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044bafac2da0f49-mrs12

Miss Clark http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044bafac2da0f49-miss3

Mrs. Knapp http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044bafac2da0f49-mrs8

Mrs. Niess http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044bafac2da0f49-mrs13