• ALL STUDENTS (PreK-12) will begin full-time distance learning on April 15 until May 3. See NEWSFLASH for more details.
  • MSHS Band Concert will be held on Thursday, March 18
  • Wednesday, March 17, is a Ramp-Up day. Thursday&Friday (March 18&19) are teacher workshop days and there is no school for students.
  • Secondary students will be able to return to the school building FULL TIME beginning on March 22

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Lauren Ritz

Lauren Ritz, Staff writer

Lauren is a sophomore features editor who loves playing tennis, competing in speech, reading, rain, reading in the rain, and taking naps. In the future, she would like to become a pilot/world traveller or a professional Big Bang Theory enthusiast.

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National Youth Poet, Laureate Amanda Gorman, helped peak interest in slam poetry after she made an appearance at Biden's inauguration.

Finding a rhythm

February 12, 2021
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October 22, 2019
The Cannon Falls Theater Department magically pulled off an extraordinary show in the midst of a pandemic.

The show must go on

January 8, 2021
The holiday season is approaching fast, and with it comes an abundance of festive traditions.

Festive family traditions

December 10, 2020


November 14, 2020

Art I

November 14, 2020

Drawing and Design

November 14, 2020
Ms. Hernke works tirelessly to prepare materials for students working through a hybrid schedule. The unprecedented situation calls for creative solutions to COVID caused obstacles.

Art adaptations

November 14, 2020
Mrs. Huseth adapts to the hybrid structure using Google classroom, which allows the half of her students that are at home to be included in the lesson.

New year; new challenges

September 18, 2020
The school newspaper traces its roots back to the 1940's

Now and then

February 26, 2020
Chris Baszuro's Ancient Egyptian Game Board is one of many projects students created.

Blast from the past

January 22, 2020
There was a magical firework show after the annual tree lighting.

Deck the Falls

December 5, 2019
Feed My Starving Children will be hosting their annual packing event on November 23.

Helping the hungry

November 14, 2019
Mr. McGrath was feeling groovy on Throwback Thursday during homecoming week.

Marvelous Mr. McGrath

October 9, 2019
Kollege kids

Kollege kids

May 17, 2019


May 10, 2019
Angela Wong, from St. Olaf, is working with the music department this spring

A new note

May 3, 2019
Mrs. Loeschke's St. Patrick's day wreath is the epiphany of the holiday

St. Patty’s day

April 5, 2019
Potted Potter

Potted Potter

February 28, 2019
A wall of definition

A wall of definition

November 13, 2018
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