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Panther Announcements for Monday October 2, 2023

Good Morning Panthers!  This is Ms. Budde.  Would you please join me in the Pledge of Allegiance?

 I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

We will have a regularly scheduled advisory on Tuesday and an extended advisory on Thursday for homecoming coronation.  Students in grades 11 and 12 will report to the gym at the start of advisory on Thursday.

Have you heard the hype? It's homecoming week!  Many of you dressed up today and have plans to attend the game and dance later this week, but do you know the real origin of Homecoming??  Homecoming is a traditional celebration at many U.S. and Canadian colleges, universities, and high schools. It began in the early 20th century when universities began to invite their alumni to return to campus, or “come home,” to join current students in watching a particular athletic game, usually football.  While the definition of homecoming is welcoming alumni “home”, I think a better and more fitting definition of homecoming is a time where we can celebrate being together as a community, focusing around a common spirit of our school, and supporting each other on as we are here for such a short time in our lives. This year, let’s make homecoming about inviting fellow students into our “home”, Lakeville North.  Reach out, meet new people, try new things, and feel connected to this place we call “home” for four years!

Homecoming is an opportunity to be mindful of the people around us as they all feel and experience homecoming in different ways.  Homecoming is an opportunity to be responsible in our actions and words as we represent our school.  Homecoming is an opportunity to be safe in how we act whether in the school, at games, or at the dance.  We all want homecoming to be joyful and celebratory and filled with fun memories for years to come!! 


Be mindful, responsible, safe, this Homecoming and remember it’s a great day to be a Panther!

Panther Announcements for Monday October 2, 2023 


All: The Best Buddies Club will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, October 12 @ 2:45 in room S106 for students interested in joining the Club. Please see Ms Fitz in room S106 before or after school if you have any questions. (Added 10/2/23)


All: "This Barbie is going to Homecoming!" The Homecoming Dance is coming up on Saturday October 7th from 8:00 - 11:00 pm at Lakeville North. The theme is Barbie, but students are not required to dress to that. Tickets will be $5 and are on sale now online here. If you would like to bring an out-of-district guest this form must be completed by an administrator from your guest's school by 3:00 pm Friday October 6th. For more information click here or contact Ms. Bystedt in Room S301 or

(Updated 9/29/23)


All:  Math League is starting this coming Oct. 16th.  Please see the link attached: Lakeville North Math League 2023-2024  If you are unable to make it please see Ms. Lettow with any questions room N321, or email at, or text 952.239.8734. (Added 9/28/23)


POWDERPUFF SENIORS:  Those seniors who ordered Powderpuff Jerseys, can pick them up at The Den during lunch on Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3.

(Added 9/27/23)


ALL: 2023 Homecoming T-Shirts will be sold during lunch on Monday, October 2 - Wednesday, October 4. Freshman - Gray, Sophomore - White, Junior - Red, Senior - Black. All shirts are $20 - Payment accepted: Cash or Check made out to LNHS DECA  only. Limited sizes and quantities available. (Added 9/27/23)


ALL:  Lakeville North Light Up Wristbands - a new fundraiser created by a group of DECA students. Show your Panther Pride and wear your wristband to the Homecoming football game. Sold at The Den during lunch Monday, October 2 - Wednesday, October 4 for $5 - cash or check made out to LNHS DECA. Limited quantity. (Added 9/27/23)


Seniors!  October is College Knowledge Month in Minnesota and to celebrate, the colleges and universities of Minnesota State are waiving their application fees for the entire month. Students can APPLY FOR FREE to one or more of the 26 colleges and seven state universities at any time during the month. All Minnesota State colleges and universities are waiving their application fee for the entire month of October. For more information and college campuses, programs, tuition freeze,etc., visit :  MN State Month 

MN State.jpg (Added 9/27/23)


October 11,2023 Staff Treat Day. Each month we would like to provide treats and coffee supplies for the LNHS Staff following the themes listed below.  In addition to these items, we are collecting gift cards for Principle Budde to distribute as prizes among the staff and disinfecting wipes for rooms in need.  We are also collecting items for the nurse's office which include granola bars, feminine hygiene products & mini water bottles.  Lastly, we would like to collect positive notes or quotes for the tables each month.  You can use this link to donate to the monthly staff treat days,!/showSignUp/10c0b48adaf2dab9-monthly2.

(Added 9/27/23)


Attention current AP students!  College Board Exam payments (for Semester 1 and all-year AP classes only) are due. Payments of $85 for each test are available through parents' Infinite Campus portal. Be sure to select the correct AP exam when paying. No refunds available.  (Registration/ordering is done in class with students' AP teachers) 

(Added 9/27/23)


All:  The Lakeville North Mock Trial team will be starting its season soon! If you have any interest in the law, in being an attorney, in practicing and perfecting your verbal and written communication skills, working with a great group of teammates, learning new subjects, learning new skills, and of course, having fun!, then you are strongly encouraged to join and help build a strong Lakeville North Mock Trial program.  


Our first two sessions are planned for Monday, October 2:  6:15 – 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 10 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m in Room S101.  This year’s case will be a criminal case, so we will be working on prosecuting and defending against a criminal charge.  Criminal cases are always fun to work on and develop!  Please contact Mock Trial Coach Patrick Larkin at or 612-810-4088 or Mock Trial Captains Connor Frame (, Ava Buschbacher (, and Bryn Schlauderaff ( with any questions you may have.  We plan to see you at the upcoming meetings! 

(Added 9/26/23)



All: LNHS Homecoming schedule next week:

All: Lakeville North Chess Club is meeting again.  We have our first official meeting on Monday, October 2, starting at 2:45 pm.  We will meet in room N211, which is the large study hall room overlooking the student parking lot.  All ability levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced.  "Check" out our posters for further information.  Questions? – see Mr. Dirks in room N304 before or after school. (Added 9/25/23)

All:  Parents and students!  The National College Fair will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on October 4th from 5pm-8pm.  Colleges from around the country will be in attendance to answer all your questions and give out information concerning their college. Visit the National College Fair website to view  all of the attending colleges, registration and possible bus transportation.  National College Fair
(Added 9/25/23)

ALL: Come check out LN Ultimate Frisbee team!  Any LNHS student is welcome.  Each Wednesday until it gets too cold @ 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  Takes place at Steve Michaud Park.  Make sure to bring: Water, Tennis shoes or cleats, wear comfortable clothing.  Questions? Email:   This is not disc golf & this is free for anyone to check out this awesome sport. (Added 9/22/23)

All: Love reading and sharing book recommendations? Join LNHS Book Club! First meeting is October 2nd in Mrs. Baese's room (S117 ) right after school. During this introductory meeting we will pick the books for the whole year! Monthly meetings will include snacks and lively book discussions. Contact Ella Raiche for more information. (Added 9/21/23)

Seniors:  FALL 2023 Senior Study Hall/Online Learning/PSEO/Work Experience-OJT

Please fill out the Student Release Form WITH YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN if you plan to leave the building for:

  • Senior Study Hall

  • Online learning 

  • PSEO

  • Work Experience-OJT

When students scan out of the building, parents/guardians will receive a notification via email. Any student requesting release should NOT have any classes scheduled after leaving. North is a closed campus meaning that students who leave the building for the day cannot return. (Added 9/19/23)

All: Credit/No Credit: Students who are interested in taking a course on a credit/no credit (pass/fail) basis should discuss this option with their parents/Dean and complete this form. Once students submit this form, they CANNOT change grading systems back to an "A-F" grading system.  Deadline is November 3, 2023 by 3:00pm.
Credit/No Credit Form (Added 9/19/23)

All: Picture retake day is October 12 during lunches in the dance studio.
(Added 9/19/23)

All: Families will be receiving an email from Kemmetmueller with the link to order pictures. If you do not receive an email please call or email them at 952-473-2142 or Attached is Picture Day Information,YourPhotosAreReady.jpg(Added 9/19/23)

All: Students who are looking for part-time jobs can find job postings and applications for local companies who are hiring right now. The website also has resources for post high school decisions – interview preparation, resume builder, career quiz, and more. (Added 9/19/23)

All:  Lakeville Chamber of Commerce is hosting Future 101: Planning for After High School learn more and plan for students' after high school years.
Discussion on financial aid, scholarships, FAFSA, types of colleges (2 and 4 yr options), test preparation, in demand careers available, and alternate pathways such as military entrance.
This will be held at Lakeville SOUTH High School for all parents and students.
Monday Oct 2, 2023 Schedule:
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30-6:00 PM: Refreshments and Resource Fair
6:00-7:45PM: Breakout Sessions
7:45PM: Refreshments & Resource Fair
For more information: Future 101 -Life After High School (Added 9/20/23)

Seniors: It’s time to order your cap and gown!  Please use the QR code below on the flyer, or go to Your gown, cap and tassel is FREE of charge.  You also have other ordering options that will have a cost.  The deadline is December 15, 2023. If you need further information please contact Lakeville North High School Cap and Gown Flyer.pdf 

(Added 9/18/23)


Peer Tutors Needed:  Want to volunteer your time or make a difference in a peer's academic future?  All information can be found on the LNHS, Career Center or Academics website. Sign up to become a Peer Tutor on the LNHS, Academics, or Career Center homepage:  Peer Tutor. The Peer Tutor website page students can also sign up to obtain a Peer Tutor throughout the year. (Added 9/15/23)


Attention Junior and Senior girls: If you are  interested in playing in the PowderPuff flag football game for Homecoming week. Powder Puff will be TUESDAY Oct 3rd from 6-7:30pm.  There is no cost but you must attend a brief info meeting this Friday 9/15 in N306 either at 7:45am or at 2:45pm. Sign up packets are available outside room N306 and are due to Mrs. Cutshall by Monday 10/2/23. Please see Mrs. Cutshall in N306 with questions. (Added 9/12/23)


All: Bingo!  Cash Prizes! Come out this Sunday, October 8, from 3-5pm at Angry Inch Brewing in Lakeville.  The LNHS Speech Team will be hosting Bingo for anyone 18 and over (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).  We will be giving out cash prizes!!  Come out and support our team and a fantastic local business! (Added 9/7/23)


Juniors & Sophomores PSAT Exam : The nationwide PSAT exam (optional test) will be given on Saturday, October 14th at Lakeville SOUTH High School with students arriving by 7:45am. Students who have a GPA of 3.8-3.9 or higher should consider taking this exam. This is NOT a college admission exam. Sophomores would take this exam for testing experience, (including to take it again as a Junior for their Nat'l Merit score). Junior students would take the exam for a score used to get into the National Merit Scholarship Program. Juniors take this exam to be placed in scholarship levels, such as Commended, Semi-Finalist, or Finalist for the National Merit Scholarship and other nationwide scholarships. These scholarship donors seek out students based on their score, to receive their scholarships. The exam is $35 and available through LNHS parents' Infinite Campus portal, school store, testing. For more information visit the LNHS/Testing website:  LNHS Testing    All payments due by Oct. 2, 3pm.  No refunds. 

(Updated 9/8/23)

Attention all Junior and Seniors!  LNHS schedules college and military representatives throughout the school year. Students will need to sign up and obtain a pass to attend these visits from the Career Center before each visit. For all future scheduled visits go to the LNHS Calendar websiteCollege & Military Rep Visits (Update 9/22/23)

10/2 8:30am Rensselaer Polytech

10/2 8:30am Buena Vista University

10/2 9:00am St. Olaf

10/2 9:30am UW River Falls

10/2 10:30am Normandale Community College

10/3 10:30am South Central College

All: 2023 - 2024 Yearbook Information

Families can guarantee the purchase of a yearbook at through January 15, 2024. Between now and November 30, 2023, the cost is $75 for the yearbook, $85 with personalization. Senior packages are available between now and October 31, 2023 for $110. The senior package includes the yearbook, a personalization, and a baby ad. While the baby ad is optional, the only way to purchase one is by purchasing the senior package. 

Prices for the yearbook will go up on December 1, 2023, and they will go up for the senior package on November 1, 2023. No baby ads will be available after November 30, 2023. 

Seniors have until November 30, 2023 to submit their senior photo. Please use this link: Senior Photo Submissions. We will send out information in October for the senior quotes, but start thinking about what you want to say now. If any students (not just seniors) want their name different from what is listed in Campus, please contact us at the email below. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (Added 9/6/23)