• Mindset Matters...

      mental health


    Fixed VS. Growth Mindset:

    Encouraging children to have a growth mindset is very important. Children with fixed mindsets tend to avoid challenges and give up easily, whereas children with growth mindsets tend to embrace challenges and give their best efforts.


    What can you do to help? Talk about it! Talk to your child about his/her day. Try guiding the discussion with questions like: Did you make a mistake today? What did you learn from it? OR What did you do today that was difficult?


    What can you do to help? Model positivity in your actions and choice of words. Simply changing the way you phrase things can make a huge difference. Adding the word yet to the end of a can’t do statement encourages children to keep trying: I can’t do that…YET!


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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!


  • Classes at Viking Elementary and

    Pelican Rapids High School

    have been cancelled for today

    Wednesday (12/7)

    Make up day will be Feb. 6, 2016...


Fan Gear

  • Pelican Rapids Schools

    is happy to announce the opening of our new

    Fan Gear Online Store!!

    Check it out at


    The store will be “open” NOW and will run through December 4 for delivery on December 19.


    Enjoy shopping for all your Pelican Rapids Fan Gear!!


    Contact Wendy Hoadley at 218-863-5910 or whoadley@pelicanrapids.k12.mn.us with any questions!



  • 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.