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The NLS Robotics team needs your support. After becoming the Great Northern Regional Champions on Saturday, March 9, they are now headed to the Worlds Robotics Competition in Houston, Texas! It will cost approximately $1,500 per student to travel and compete at the Worlds Competition. We are reaching out to our community for help sending these very talented and hardworking students to represent the New London and Spicer communities! 

Donations of all amounts will be ecstatically accepted and pooled together towards the total fundraising need of $31,500! Donations will be accepted through the NLS Educational Foundation, 501c3. 

Make A Donation By Check: Write checks payable to NLS Educational Foundation 501c3 

Mail checks to: PO BOX 58, New London, MN 56273 or drop them off in the District Office of our High School building. In the Memo put: Robotics Team 

By Online Donation:

Select General Fund. Choose One Time Donation.

In the Optional Section: Be sure to put In Honor of the Robotics Team. 

Online donations are subject to a processing fee that is taken from the total amount donated. 







  • Thursday, March 14 - Grade Check Grades 5-12
  • Thursday, March 14 - Quarter 3 Ends
  • Thursday, March 14 - 5th Grade Field Trip
  • Thursday, March 14 - High School Play "Barefoot in the Park"
  • Friday, March 15 - No School: Teacher Workday
  • Friday, March 15 - High School Play "Barefoot in the Park"
  • Saturday, March 16 - High School Play "Barefoot in the Park"
  • Mon., March 18 - Fri., March 22 - No School: Spring Break
  • Monday, March 25 - Quarter 4 Begins
  • Tuesday, March 26 - Family Book Bingo and Book Fair
  • Tuesday, March 26 - Speech Senior Showcase

New London-Spicer High School Presents

Barefoot in the Park Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park is a classic comedy that follows two six-day newlyweds and a cast of wonderfully memorable characters who prove that love is both challenging and worthwhile. Come enjoy this heartwarming and hilariously funny comedy that continues to please.

Tickets are $10 (plus fee) and are available online.

  • Thursday, March 14 at 7PM
  • Friday, March 15 at 7PM
  • Saturday, March 16 at 2PM

Held in the NLS Performing Arts Center!

Cast: Paul - Henry Vetsch, Corie–Victoria DeBernardis, Delivery Person–Addie Buboltz, Telephone Repair Woman–Autumn Foshaugh, Mother–Brin Holmquist, and Victor Velasco–Paul Skretvedt.

Crew: Stage Manager–Becca Gaasterland, with Costumes, Props, Set Design Team consisting of Becca Gaasterland, Kaitlin Mitzel, Tegan Hoff, Luise Rahe, Emily Gosh, Kylee Nash, Stella Nordin, Adre Dillabough, and James Hughesdon.

Director: Ben Mooberry.

Barefoot in the park is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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2023-24 Yearbooks for sale! 

Each school has a separate yearbook, use the following links to order the yearbook(s) you would like. Once students are created on your account, books from more than one school can be ordered on your account. Yearbook orders will close March 31, 2024 for all three schools.

Health Office Update

The CDC has released new guidelines pertaining to respiratory illnesses including Covid-19. New London-Spicer Schools will follow these guidelines which includes discontinuing the 5 day quarantine/exclusion from school. Students and staff that are ill or test positive for Covid-19 may return to school after being fever free for 24 hours and have improved symptoms. 

For more information on the CDC guidelines, click here

Questions? Contact our District Office Nurse, Michelle Stueve, by email: or via phone: ext. 2612.

High School - Principal Bonnie Spohn

(Pictured Above) Floral arranging practice for our FFA students. Students in our high school Vet Science class completing dog physicals. 🐾

Our high school Math Team finished up their season in 6th place out of 10 for Class A. This year's team had 44 participants who brought great value and skill! Below are the final team standings of the top ranked NLS students.

Henry Vetsch - total points: 48

Jowell Gamez & Luke Knudsen - total points: 30

Madeline Prentice - total points: 28

Kayla Reuss - total points: 25

Grant Paffrath, Chi Schneider, & Aly Wendlandt - total points: 19

Bryan Faust, Addison Montpetit, & Autumn Tortorella - total points: 18

Shout out to Henry who also received the great honor of competing in the Invitational Tournament. The Invitational Tournament is comprised of the top 75 participants in Math League throughout the state of MN!

Wildcat Activities

Congratulations to Carson McCain, Everett Halvorson, and Brody Duke our 2024 State Wrestling Tournament participants! We would also like to congratulate Brody Duke for taking 4th at State - an incredibly remarkable finish!

Congratulations to our Girls Basketball Team on being 2024 State Girls Basketball Tournament participants! Good luck!

Every week, the activities department recognizes a student(s) as our Wildcat of the Week. These students are recognized not only based on their accomplishments, but also how they display the R.O.A.R principles - Respect, Ownership, Attitude, and Responsibility. Our most recent Wildcats of the Week for 2024 were our high school band students; Jaden Peterson, Isaac Dowdey, Will Danielson, Lucas Poverud, Nora Westby, Jackson Barber, Adam Schiller, and Paul Skretvedt and Wrestler, Brody Duke!

Middle School - Principal Dr. Jenn Fuchs

The third quarter ends on March 14, so we are planning for MCAs for the fourth quarter. Please do not take your children for appointments on the following dates due to MCA testing;

  • Grades 5-6 Reading April 15-16  (April 19 / make-up day)
  • Grades 7-8 Reading April 17-18  (April 19 / make-up day)
  • Grades 5-6 Math April 22-23 (April 26 / make-up day)
  • Grades 7-8 Math April 24-25 (April 26 / make-up day)
  • Grades 5 & 8 Science April 30-May 1 (May 3 / make-up day)

Camp GK Bear: For the past 20+ years, Centra Care Hospice Willmar has held Camp GK Bear, a program designed for children, grades K-6, who have had a significant person in their life die. For all of us who have experienced any kind of loss, grief is a natural process that helps us deal with our loss. People of all ages grieve, including children, and this can be a scary experience. Often children do not understand what they are feeling. They might not understand that their feelings of grief are serving a purpose and that purpose is to heal. Camp GK Bear will be on Saturday April 13th, 2024, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Lakeland Auditorium, 502 Second St. SW, (Lower Level Lakeland Health Center), Willmar MN. The staff and volunteers at Camp GK Bear have had special training and understand the uniqueness of a child's grief journey in comparison to an adult. Through special camp activities, children will learn about the journey of grief. They will also have a chance to share special memories of their loved one who died. There will be opportunities to discuss some of their feelings and how to handle them. Children may learn new ways of coping with the changes that have come about and what it means to move on and live without their loved one. Grief is not something we get over; it is something we learn how to deal with. In addition to learning about grief, children will be able to enjoy recreational activities and have FUN! 

Registration can be done online at The registration deadline is Friday, April 5. If you have questions or would like to talk with someone about Camp GK Bear, please feel free to call (320) 231-4450.

Prairie Woods - Principal Randy Juhl

The 25th Annual Prairie Woods Family Book Bingo Night will be on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 in the High School Cafeteria at 6:30PM. The Scholastic Book Fair will run from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.

A big thank you to everyone that helped make the PTO Club Choice Fundraiser a success. The PTO raised over $27,000. Just a reminder that pickup for the fundraiser items is scheduled from 2:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at Prairie Woods Elementary.

If you wish to offer thoughts on your child’s placement for the next school year please request the online link, from Marna, or Tara, Placement requests are done to help the child get their academic needs met within an academic school year. Many factors go into creating class lists. We try very hard to balance our classrooms by student gender, academic ability, learning styles, social development, special needs, and class size. Your request will be shared with your child’s current teacher to help with placement, but the rationale will not be shared. Due to student placement being an extremely extensive & time-consuming process, no inquiries/requests will be accepted after April 14, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year.

Our dates are set for field days for our 1st through 4th grade students. This year, we are going to move our field days to later May and will also be holding two grade levels each day. Families are invited to attend to watch their child(ren) participate. It is intended to be a fun event for the students.

  • May 13, 2024, 3rd Grade 9:00 - 10:45 a.m. & 4th Grade 12:45 - 2:30 p.m.
  • May 14, 2024, 2nd Grade 9:00 - 10:45 a.m. & 1st Grade 12:45 - 2:30 p.m.

If a make-up day is needed, we will plan to use May 16 & May 20.

(Pictured) Our 3rd Grade Math Enrichment group learning about fractal and building bridges through a hands on activity. This group is taught by Mrs. Paffrath and meets weekly for 8 weeks!

Community Education - Director Tricia Lilleberg

Summer softball registration is OPEN! There are new age requirements that have been adopted by our softball league. Please look at the birthday information to know what group to register for. The early bird deadline is: April 12, 2024. All softball registrations will close on April 19, 2024 - NO exceptions. These changes have made our process look a little different on the backend and we need to submit our teams and numbers right after the April 19th deadline. Please do not hesitate to register! We would love everyone to be able to participate. 

Class Registration Requirements: 1st grade Softball (Completing 1st grade),

2nd grade softball (Completing 2nd grade), 3rd grade softball (Completing 3rd grade) ***If age 10 before 8/31/14: You are eligible to play either or both completing 3rd grade or 10U, 4th Grade/10U (DOB between 9/1/12-8/31/14), 5th Grade/10U (DOB between 9/1/12-8/31/14), 6th Grade/12U (DOB between 9/1/10-8/31/12), 7th Grade/12U (DOB between 9/1/10-8/31/12), 8th Grade/14U (DOB between 9/1/08 - 8/31/10), and 9th Grade/14U (DOB between 9/1/08 - 8/31/10).

Prairie Meadows - Coordinator Jennifer Hellickson

On March 7th, we celebrated Donuts with Dudes! The preschoolers were joined by their dads, uncles, grandpas and special friends for a morning of donuts, coffee, crafts, and building! A special THANK YOU to Home Depot for donating building kits for our preschoolers to build with their special guests!  

FairyTales On Ice: "Peter Pan & Wendy's Adventures" Saturday, March 30 at 7PM $35/ticket | Get Tickets:

FairyTales On Ice: "Peter Pan & Wendy's Adventures" is not just a figure skating show; it's an immersive experience that will captivate your imagination and tug at your heartstrings. With every twirl and leap, the cast of Fairytales On Ice will transport you to Neverland, where you'll witness the daring escapades of Peter Pan, Wendy, and their companions as they encounter fierce pirates, enchanting mermaids, and other iconic fairytale characters. This family-friendly event promises to be a highlight of the year. Whether you're a longtime fan of figure skating or looking for an enchanting night out with your loved ones, this show has something for everyone. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic on ice!

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