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Notice of Records Destruction

Notice of Records Destruction

We wish to inform parents and/or students of the Harris-Lake Park Class of 2012, that we have cumulative record folders for students that are no longer needed for educational planning. We intend to destroy these records within 90 calendar days, October 1, 2017 unless we receive further requests or instructions from parents/guardians or students regarding their disposition.

Your child’s educational cumulative record folder may be picked up at the Harris-Lake Park HS Office, 905 South Market Street, Lake Park during regular office hours. Please contact the HS Office @ 712-832-3809 if you would like to designate another party to obtain these records.  Due to postage costs records will not be mailed.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Mrs. Stephanie Jacobsma, Guidance Counselor, at 712-832-3809.

Chad Hibma wins "Power to Do More contest"

Thousands of votes have been cast and three farmers have been awarded the power to do more with a $10,000 donation to their community. Of the 10 finalists in the Power to Do More contest sponsored by Resicore herbicide, Chad Hibma of Harris, Iowa, is among the winners and earn a sports trip for two.  

Read more about it here!

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Thank you, Mr. Peters

Harris-Lake Park has had the pleasure of having Mr. Peters for 20 years. He spent ten years as our middle school/high school principal and athletic director. He spent seven years as the superintendent and the middle school/high school principal, and the last three years Mr. Peters has been the superintendent.

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Mr. Peters earned his BA degree in education from Northwestern College, and then he got his MA degree in school administration from Wayne State College. He also got his Superintendent’s Endorsement from University of Northern Iowa.

In the past, Mr. Peters taught social studies in Winnebago and Table Rock, Nebraska, from 1980 to 1989. He was the middle school/high school principal at Northeast Hamilton CSD from 1989 to 1994. Then he was the high school principal at Falls City, Nebraska, from 1994 to 1997. After that job, he came to Harris-Lake Park.

Mr. Peters’ last day will be June 30, 2017. Mr. Peters has a few things that he wants to accomplish before he leaves. He wants to finish the budget, finish the new collective bargaining language, and make sure everything is ordered and in place for our new superintendent.

Mr. Peters has many memories from Harris-Lake Park. He said, “It has been a great experience being part of the school and our communities. Students, parents, staff, and the school board have been very supportive. Over twenty years you have many memories; mine will always be getting to know the students and watching the students grow.”

He will miss working with and visiting with the staff and students and making H-LP the best that we can be. His biggest accomplishments were focusing on student achievement, effective teaching strategies, and building positive relationships with others.

Mr. Peters said, “Andy Irwin is the new superintendent. He is from Shenandoah, Iowa. I think the board selected an excellent candidate. Andy has shown that he is very knowledgeable about school topics. He has been a very successful teacher, coach, athletic director, and principal. Andy is very personable, and he and his family will be a welcomed addition to our communities.”

Mr. Peters’ family includes his wife, Sherree, a counselor at Spirit Lake CSD; Branden, who owns Ag Electric in Hawley, Minnesota; Katie, a care center director in Savannah, Missouri; Stacie, a nurse in La Jolla, California; Shelby in nursing school and 1st Lt. Iowa Army Reserve in Estherville, Iowa; Jena, medical lab at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa; and Deni, 1st Lt. active duty, Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

Thank you, Mr. Peters, for all that you have done for our school!

By Tessa Ihnen

A Night in Paris

A Night in Paris was the theme for Harris-Lake Park's 2017 Prom. On Saturday, April 29 at 5:45, vehicles started lining up for the Car Parade. Assisted by the Lake Park Fire Department, the couples made their way through the Car Parade to the Red Carpet Entrance. After that, there was an official Grand March in the gym.

Dinner was then served at the Community Center. The meal was made by the junior class parents. At around 8:45 everyone headed over to the MS/HS commons for the dance. At 11:30, everyone had time to change and gather all their stuff for later.

At midnight, everyone gathered around the hypnotist as she took volunteers. As she continued, hypnosis only really worked on certain people. When she made them wake up, Brittney almost got attacked by an alligator, MaKayla thought a belt was a snake, and Greg won the dance-off to be a background dancer for Luke Bryan. Before loading the bus, everyone got to go up and pick two prizes. Considering the trip, the prizes were like shirts, gift cards, and certificates to many different places.

 At 2 a.m., everyone that was going loaded the bus for Kalahari. Soon we arrived at the Wisconsin Dells and ate breakfast at Denny’s. After eating, everyone loaded the bus and headed to Kalahari. Once we arrived, everyone got their wristbands for the pool and theme park. After swimming from 9 to 12, most went to shower before eating pizza. After eating, a lot of the people made their way to the theme park. The theme park had mini golf, go carts, a ferris wheel, laser tag, and much more. Prom color

 At 3:30 everyone gathered up and loaded the bus for home. We arrived in Lake Park  around 8:30 Sunday night. Tessa Ihnen’s favorite part about prom was the hypnotist. She said it is so funny and amazes her every time. Skylar Forbes said her favorite part was after prom because you get to hang out with all your friends and Kalahari was really fun. Bryce Schott said his favorite was after prom and hypnotist because it was fun and being hypnotized was a different experience. Isaac Ihnen said his favorite part was the hypnotist because it was funny to watch all the people.

Overall prom was very fun and a lot of memories were made!

By Mady Brevik


Elementary: 105 Avenue A Lake Park, Iowa 51347 (712)832-3437 Fax: 712-832-3640
MS/HS: 905 South Market Street Lake Park, Iowa 51347 (712)832-3809 Fax: 712-832-3812

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