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Pines places 19th overall in Battle of the Books

By Ella Baltus

Reading is most often considered a hobby, but the Battle of the Books takes reading to a competitive level.

The purpose behind Battle of the Books is to promote a love of reading in high school and middle school students. Each team is given a list of 20 books which the team is responsible for reading.

At the competition, competitors must recall

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:15 PM
Drake and Lacko gain photography experience

By Ella Baltus

Two young men from Northland Pines High School are putting their photography talents to use this year,  Sophomore, Josh Lacko, and Junior, Taylor Drake.

Drake and Lacko are capturing every moment possible at Northland Pines. From sports to outdoors landscapes, these two guys have been working diligently to enhance the quality of the Northland Pines High School yearbook.

For the sports fanatic who missed the winning touchdown, jump shot, or

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:47 PM
Climbing lesson
March is Middle Level Education Month and Northland Pines Middle School is promoting middle school events. Students recently finished a climbing unit, with students in sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade physical education classes participating in four climbing high ropes elements — giant’s ladder, cargo net, firecracker rope and lumberjack. Sara McCormack took her turn on one of the climbing stations.                                                              —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:13 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:14 PM )
Student awards
Northland Pines Middle School February Students of the Month are sixth-grader Liam Knutson, seventh-grader Rebecca Beyersdorf and eighth-grader Jack Misina. —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:26 PM
Supporting the Eagles
The Northland Pines cheer team helped spread school spirit across the field house spectator section during the Northland Pines girls basketball Regional tournament game against Tomahawk last Tuesday. The cheer team completed several stunts (above), cheered for the Eagles and performed a halftime dance routine (left). The cheer team, coached by Kristina Parker and Lynn Puffer includes Christina Angonne, Kaylee Brown, Shauna Freund, Hannah Hoffmann, Danielle Madl, Brooke Modjewski, Britney Pirus, Rebekah Puffer and Skyler San.                              —Staff Photo By                     GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:05 PM
Fifth annual Math Week held at Northland Pines
Steven Vogel and Megan Ebert display some of the prizes to be given away during math week. Prizes included t-shirts, water bottles, TI-Nspire calculators, and three iPad minis. —Photo By Ella Baltus



By Ella Baltus

The Northland Pines High School Math Department held their fifth annual Math Week recently.

This year’s theme was Engineering a Better Math Week. Math Week provides many opportunities for students to get more involved with the subject in a positive and fun way.

During Math Week, students participated in daily math challenges, a Math Survivor contest and a film making contest.

Students were encouraged

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:17 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:20 PM )
Pines to hold dress exchange

By Ella Baltus

The Northland Pines High School Student Council will hold its first ever prom dress exchange.

Dress collection dates are Monday through Friday during school hours until Friday, March 1, in the high school office.

Dress sale dates are

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:16 PM
NPHS Academic Decathlon team advances to state level in March


By Ella Baltus

For the second year in a row the Northland Pines High School (NPHS) Academic Decathlon team is heading to the state competition in March.

Academic Decathlon is a test of students’ knowledge of each year’s theme. This year the theme is Russia, and the team has been studying topics including early history to music and art of Russia.

The team has been working diligently, practicing twice a week since September.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:10 PM | Updated ( Friday, February 22, 2013 7:06 PM )
Three Pines teams compete in conference championships


By Ella Baltus

Three Northland Pines winter athletic teams are in the running to become Conference Champions this season.

With a current in conference record of 13-0 the Northland Pines boys hockey team has become the Great Northern Conference Champions once again.

For the first time, the girls basketball team cracked state rankings this season, coming in at number 10 in D3. The team

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:09 PM | Updated ( Friday, February 22, 2013 7:07 PM )
Pines middle school announces honor roll

The Northland Pines Middle School has announced the students named to its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-’13 school year.


Highest honors

Sixth grade: Annalise Callaghan, Alexander Gengler, John Hayes, Hunter Indermuehle, Emily Klopp, Liam Knutson, Maxwell Lurvey, Noah Miller, Mia Mro­czynski, Piper Snedden, Grace Stevens, Benjamin Tilley, Tucker Wittkopf and Tyler Young.

Seventh grade: Jason Brewer,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:20 PM

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