What a 'fun-tastic' morning at OtterBerry Farm! The kindergarten classes went through the corn maze, fed the animals, played and went for a wagon ride. We cannot wait to decorate our pumpkins :)
The 3rd graders had a great time harvesting prairie plant seeds out at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center today. The students have been studying plants and conducting seed experiments over the past several weeks.
On October 13th some of our high school students attended JobFest put on by the Rural Minnesota CEP at Mstate in Fergus Falls. There were many local businesses there for students to apply for jobs and talk about future employment after graduation.
On October 7th Juniors and Seniors attended the T4 (Tools, Trades, Torque, Tech) event at NDSCS. Students got to experience a variety of in-demand careers and explore the college. We visited the Dental Hygiene, Land Surveying and Power Sports departments.
Mrs. Hoyt’s 7th grade math classes used their scientific notation and metric system skills to break into a Breakout box today. They saved King Henry’s chocolate milk! All of the groups did an awesome job working as teams!
Underwood Public School is looking for substitutes in the following areas: Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Custodians, Food Service, Transportation. If interested, please visit https://www.underwood.k12.mn.us/page/job-postings
Congrats to Underwood High School on receiving a Next Gen Personal Finance Gold Award. NGPF is a non-profit with a mission to ensure every high school student in America takes a personal finance course by the year 2030. Gold Standard Schools ensure that all students take at least one standalone semester course in personal finance. Gold Standard Schools also show remarkable leadership, surging ahead of state progress on financial education for students. Please check out the NGPF's website to learn more information about awards given to schools across the nation -- https://www.ngpf.org/blog/advocacy/press-release-ngpf-gold-standard-schools/
Twinning Day for Homecoming 2021
Homecoming Week is "alive & doing well" at Underwood School this week!! Coronation festivities started the week with the 2021 Homecoming Queen & King being announced. Congrats to Seniors, Brianna Evavold & Trevor Swonger, on being selected as this year's Queen & King. Homecoming week continues this with a variety of fun-filled homecoming activities for our students and staff to enjoy along with a different dress up day for each day for the week -- Tuesday is "White Lie T-Shirt Day" with our Social Studies & Language Arts Teachers "donning" their Tuesday apparel.
Reminder - Wednesday, September 22nd is picture day at Underwood School.
The Underwood School District has an opening for a Full-time Paraprofessional (6.75 hours/per school day). The position is open until filled. If interested in this opening, please send a cover letter, resume and school application (available on our district website) to Arick Follingstad, Principal, Underwood School, 100 Southern Ave, Underwood, MN 56586 or email your cover letter, resume and application to email@example.com
Mrs. Hoekstra & Mrs. Pedersen’s 3rd grade classes visited the Sundberg Apiary last week. While there, the students learned many interesting facts about honeybees, as well as the process of collecting honey. It was pretty sweet getting to sample the honey and seeing a future queen bee still growing inside the honeycomb!
It’s a beautiful day for the first day of the 2021-2022 school year for 7th-12th grade students! We are looking forward to a great start to the year! Elementary Students - we are excited to see you tomorrow!
Underwood's Harvest Festival was the place to be on Saturday. The Underwood Community held their annual Harvest Festival with a variety of fun-filled events for all ages to participate in. One of the BIG events/activities of the day was the parade where the Underwood School was represented via the Rocket Marching Band, a float featuring and "now & then" theme in honor of the school's 100th anniversary and a float featuring the present and past administrators at Underwood School. The UHS Marching band was definitely one of the main highlights of the parade, donning their new uniforms and playing some awesome music. A HUGE crowd of community supporters, young and old, lined the streets and definitely showed their appreciation for the UHS Marching Band and all of the other parade entries. A fun day had by all!!
Kindra Peterson, Underwood class of 2020, on the field in the marching band during Minnesota Gopher Football home opener vs. Ohio State.
The Underwood School District would like to extend a special "Rocket" welcome to our new staff members, who officially started their school year on Tuesday. New staff members include: (L-R Front Row) Rachel Russ, Karla Larson & Melissa Olson (L-R Back Row) Drew Pearson, Rick Harig, Mike Storlie & Brady Hunter. Not pictured -- Erica Wolden.
Underwood School Families, We are getting close to the start of the 2021-2022 school year! We are excited to have students back in the building soon! The first day of school for all 7th-12th grade students will be Tuesday, September 7th. Kindergarten-6th grade will not attend school on Tuesday, September 7th. The first day of school for all Kindergarten through 6th grade students will be Wednesday, September 8th. Open House Night for 7th-12th grade students is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This is a great time to meet your teachers, get a copy of your schedule, and get ready for the start of the new year. Orientation for 7th grade students and their parents (repeating sessions - only attend one) will take place in the big gymnasium at 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00 on Wednesday, September 1st. Every 7th grade student should plan to attend one of the orientation sessions. Elementary families are encouraged to schedule an individual conference for each of their elementary students using this Conferences Link (https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Underwood_school). Back to school conferences will take place on Wednesday, September 1st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 7th from 8:00 a.m-3:30 p.m. Again, no Kindergarten through 6th grade student will have school on September 7th. K-6 will start on September 8th.
The Underwood School District has an opening for a Full-time Special Education Paraprofessional (6.75 hours/per school day). The position is open until filled. If interested in this opening, please send a cover letter, resume and school application (available on our district website) to Arick Follingstad, Principal, Underwood School, 100 Southern Ave, Underwood, MN. 56586 or email your cover letter, resume and application to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Underwood School front parking lot will be seal coated on Monday, July 26th. Please do not park or leave a vehicle parked in the lot from Friday, July 23rd through at least Tuesday, July 27th. If you need to access the school on Monday, July 26th or Tuesday, July 27th (gym, fitness center, office area, etc.), please use the "old" main entrance (Door L) on the north side of our building. Door M on the east side of the school building can also be used for entering the building and parking.