• Mindset Matters...

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    Fixed VS. Growth Mindset:


    Encouraging children to have a growth mindset is very important. Children with fixed mindsets tend to ignore feedback, whereas children with growth mindsets tend to learn from feedback.


    What can you do to help? Encourage Failure! Your child needs to know that failure can and does happen. And that is okay! Remind your child that each time he/she fails and tries again, his/her brain is growing stronger! Don’t try to stop or prevent failure- this is how children learn to preserver in the face of challenges.


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    Have you tried using PaySchools?

    PaySchools is an online payment processing system.  It allows you to pay for things like activity fees, Club Vikes tuition, yearbooks, and Driver's Ed ALL ON-LINE!  There is no additional "convenience" or "processing" fee - this service is provided for FREE!  For more information, read the newsletter article and parent guide attachments below!


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    On Monday March 27th at 8:48 AM the Pelican Rapids Police Department received a threat against the band buses that were leaving for New York City.  After investigation it was determined that the threat was not substantiated and the buses departed for their trip.  There are no suspects at this time.


    The threat continues to be investigated.  If you hear anything that may lead to the origin of this threat please notify the police department immediately. Pelican Rapids Police Department phone number, 218-863-1351









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  • Superintendent Search SURVEY Link


    Pelican Rapids School District is conducting a search for its new superintendent. The search is due to the retirement of Deb Wanek, who has served as superintendent for 10 years. The Pelican Rapids School Board is seeking input from the school district’s staff and community to help in the search for the new superintendent. The information collected will be used to help shape the candidate interview questions.



    Here’s how you can participate and provide your feedback!


    * Attend a community listening session.


    Community Listening Sessions

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 ♦ 7 p.m. Viking Elementary School, Cafeteria

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 ♦ 7 p.m. Pelican Rapids High School, Media Center


    No registration or advance notice is required.

    Feel free to attend the forum that works best for you.


    Click HERE and fill out the online version of

    The Pelican Rapids School District Superintendent Search Survey


    * Stop by the Pelican Rapids district office at 310 South Broadway, Pelican Rapids, to pick up a copy and fill it out.  Completed surveys should be returned by February 16, 2017, to the school district office.


    * For more information or to request a copy of the survey via email by contact Sandy Gundlach at sgundlach@mnmsba.org or 1-800-324-4459


    The survey will close at 11:59 p.m. on February 16, 2017.




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    Pelican Rapids Public School Art students grade K-12 and their work will be featured at The Student Art Show @ The Pelican Rapids Public Library from March 1-31


    Artist Reception will be held on Thursday, March 9 from 4-6 pm



  • The BOX TOPS for EDUCATION collection is on!


    PreK -6 grade students and their families are encouraged to collect those adorable little BOX TOPS for EDUCATION stamps to help purchase new climbing equipment and pay for installation costs for the BIG PLAYGROUND area at Viking Elementary School.


    BOX TOPS for EDUCATION coordinator, Ruth Holmgren, has always said that the mission statement of the BOX TOPS for EDUCATION program is that the money raised supports all grade level student needs. Hence, awesome climbing play equipment for our students.


    With great administrative support of Viking Elmentary principal, Dr. Ed Richardson and the Viking Elmentary Playground Team, our new Viking Elementary WIG (Wildly Important Goal) will be to raise $10,000.00 by Friday, May 19, 2017 for new climbing playground equipment and its installation.