All Northland Pines School District schools are closed Friday, March 24, 2017 due to the icy road conditions. All school activities are also canceled. The Pines Community Wellness Center will be open 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. but all classes are canceled.
Forensic competition is a contest between individuals or teams in various argument and advocacy skills. Northland Pines Middle School and High School students learn to excel in speech and debate skills to help them become effective communicators, an essential skill typically required by all employers.
Congratulations to the State Award winning NPHS Forensics Team!
Earning gold medals were: Katie Piper in Poetry; Hannah Tilley and Ashley Gardner in Play Acting.
Earning silver medals were Benn Gober in Solo Acting; Hunter Kiesow and Nathan Lofy in Play Acting.
Bronze was awarded to Alex Falcetta in Four-Minute Speaking.
Katie Piper, a recent Northland Pines High School 2014 graduate, earned a prestigious fourth gold medal at the State Forensics meet in Madison with her oral interpretation of "The Ghosts of the Buffaloes," a poem by Vachel Lindsay. To earn a gold, a student must get a perfect score, so it is quite difficult to earn gold. It is extremely rare that a student earn one every year of his/her high school career. Her State judge's comments included "Beautifully spoken," and "This is the best poetry performance I have seen this year."
Concealed Carry Law & Schools Wisconsin's Concealed Carry Law went into effect Nov. 1, 2011. No one, including a concealed-carry licensee, can carry a firearm on school grounds. This includes school buildings, athletic fields, recreation areas, and property owned, used or operated for school administration. For more information on the Concealed Carry Law, please visit http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/