Frozen Four Festivities

Late January is always an exciting time at the North Lakes Academy Upper School. Between the peak of the basketball season and the highly anticipated Frozen Four Week and Dodgeball For Heart tournament, there are quite a few activities going on. Here is a full list of what to expect from this year’s Frozen Four Week:

Frozen Four Week Spirit Days:

  • Tuesday, January 30th, kicks off Frozen Four with the traditional pajama day. Come dressed cozy!
  • Wednesday, January 31st, is decades day. From the Roaring 20’s to the neon aesthetic of the 80’s come dressed in attire inspired from your favorite decade.
  • Thursday the 1st is either dress as your future career or dress up as your favorite teacher!
  • Friday:Husky Pride day! Come decked out in all of your Husky Gear!

Dodgeball for Heart Tournament: Throughout Frozen Four Week there will be a dodgeball tournament, the winning team of which gets free tickets to the SnowBall!  However, it isn’t all about simply playing for fun and free tickets. Donations will be made from all teams to benefit the American Heart Association to help further research in the organization. If you would like any more information on our impact to the American Heart Association, please talk to Ms. Anderson.

2018 Winter Formal: This year, the annual Winter Formal is being dubbed a “SnowBall.” There is also a theme of a winter wonderland. Tickets are being sold for $10.00 in the lunchroom January 22nd to February 2nd and they will not be sold at the door. The SnowBall will be held at Vanelli’s on February 3rd.

The North Lakes Academy Student Council has been working hard to make this eventful week fun and enjoyable. They hope that you’ll agree!

Girls’ Basketball Season Off to Strong Start

Three weeks into the 2017 season, the North Lakes Academy girls basketball team is off to an exciting start! Everyone is enthusiastic for the upcoming season and what it will bring. Captain Emma Tiedeman (12)  is most excited to “see how the team develops and grows over the season.” Each player is working hard to do their best and making improvements where needed, both on offense and defense.

As this is a new season, both the coaches and the captains have many hopes and goals. Coach Jeff Beimert hopes the team will be “playing for the division title and conference championship.” Captain Marie Russ (12) wishes the team “will push for every tough situation and come out strong and learning a new skill.” Captain Katelyn Ozment (11) says her main goal for the team is “having better communication on the floor.”

Last season, the finishing record moved the team to a higher division. Captain Maggie Thiele (12) seems sure they will again have a successful season, saying “we will do well; we have skills and talent on this team.”

Newsflash! Here are your NLA National History Day Winners!

Shawn Williams (10), Brooke Unze (11), Hailey Mason (11), Laura Stolz (11), Margret Krueger (11), Ryan Staffaroni (11) Not pictured: Alissa Gmyrek (10)

Going to Regionals: Shawn Williams (10), Brooke Unze (11), Hailey Mason (11), Laura Stolz (11), Margret Krueger (11), Ryan Staffaroni (11)
Not pictured: Alissa Gmyrek (10)

Jesse Goetz (11) and Courtney Ketchel (11)

Special Award Winners:
Most Interesting Project: Jesse Goetz (11) and Courtney Ketchel (11)
Perseverance Award: Marcus Weiss (11) – not pictured



NLA Photoblog

The Photoblog is a compilation of snapshots that depict the daily life of NLA students and staff, some by HP staffer Nathan Saxton, others randomly found on the iPads, so use those cameras at your own risk, People. Updated frequently.

Huskies VB “Serves Up” Another Victory

On Tuesday September 25, the North Lakes Academy Huskies Volleyball team travelled to Calvin Christian in Fridley for a Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference (EMAC)  battle.  The Huskies, who have been on a strong serving roll, continued that on Tuesday night with another strong performance of 19 total team service aces.

The first game both teams played very well, with Calvin Christian holding on to a 1 or 2 point lead for most of the set.  Late in the set, trailing 20-22, the Huskies got control of the serve after a serving error by Calvin Christian.  Junior Autumn Percy was the next to serve and served out the final five points of the set along with two service aces to give the Huskies a 25-22 set win.

Sets two and three were split between the two teams with Calvin Christian winning the second set 20-25 and North Lakes Academy winning the third set 25-23. During these two sets the Huskies served up another 8 service aces.


Homecoming Highlights: Teacher Dress Up Day

Construction on Broadway Comes to a Close

by Cody Warren, staff writer


Broadway, one of the main roads in Forest Lake has undergone extensive construction since Spring of 2011.  A year and a half later, things are finally starting to wrap up.

The total cost of the Broadway Project is nearly $26 million, according to City Administrator Aaron Parrish.  The county and federal government payed for most of the project; however, Forest Lake contributed $5.5 million. The City’s share covers a portion of the construction, burying the overhead power lines, and installing or relocating water and sewer utilities.

Other projects that have happened in conjunction with the Broadway project include the installation of a roundabout at Broadway and Lake Street, two pedestrian bridges over the Hardwood Creek Regional Trail, and the construction of the 11th Avenue/County 83 Bridge over 11th Avenue.

News Brief: Culver’s Night Sept. 18th

Let’s join together to celebrate Homecoming Week at North Lakes Academy!

On Tuesday, September 18th, the newly-formed Huskies Athletics Booster Club and our soccer teams will hold Culver’s Night.  Stop by Culvers in Forest Lake from 5 to 8 pm to enjoy some delicious food.  10% of all sales during this time will be donated to the school.