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The Mission of Menahga School District #821 is to provide opportunities for all students to become active life-long learners with the necessary competencies, skills, understandings, and values to contribute to and succeed in a changing society.

This is a reminder of the Community Involvement Firm Interviews scheduled for Monday, March 9, in the high school media center, beginning at 3:30 pm.  Please call the district office at 564-4141 ext 3 to reserve your spot for the free meal to be served at 5:45.  Thank you


You Are Invited!

Menahga School District Residents

Community Engagement Interview Process

(Please read Superintendent Klamm’s article below for more information!)

March 9 - Menahga High School Media Center.

3:30 PM - Supper at 5:45

Register by Thursday, March 5th

218-564-4141 Ext. 3

MENAHGA PUBLIC SCHOOL has the following opening:

ESL Teacher, part-time

Send formal letter of application, resume, application, credentials (including transcript), copy of current MN license, and three letters of recommendation.  Hard copy applications only please.


PO Box 160, Menahga MN 56464

218-564-4141 ext 321

OPEN UNTIL FILLED, extracurriculars available
Application available on our

EOE   3/3/15

Supt Klamm's Article

Menahga School District is known as a regional leader in academic achievement, technology integration and innovative programming. However, the lack of adequate learning space is threatening the District’s ability to adequately meet its mission to prepare students for their futures.

The school board and I understand that true community involvement requires meaningful, shared communication between the school district and the community it serves. We have tried various strategies to engage all stakeholders to understand the district’s needs, but each time community members have left the process feeling that their voices haven’t been heard. It’s clearly time to try something different.

Menahga School Board members and I have visited with other school districts and researched what they have done to meet the educational and facility needs of their school and community. We have found that what we are going through as a community isn’t unusual. Many Minnesota school districts have needed help to build greater understanding, develop trust, guidance and active support for their schools to address pressing issues.

As a result of our research, we have found three consulting firms that we believe could help us achieve our goal.  All three firms have extensive experience in developing processes that engage those whose voices need to be heard in the definition of the problem, the development of solutions, and  implementation of the change that will meet the short and long term goals of the district. The Menahga School Board will choose one company at a special meeting on Thursday, March 12th. 

All community members are invited to attend a March 9th interview process to assist the School Board in selecting the company that will meet the needs of our community.   Interview times will be 3:304:45 and 6:15 PM and will take place in the High School Media Center.  We will have evaluation forms available to all community members who stay for all three presentations. Supper will be served at 5:45 to all attendees. Please register with Deb at 218-564-4141 Ext. 3 by Thursday, March 5th so we have an accurate meal count. Please strongly consider having your voice heard with this very important decision.

Student Enrollment Resolution 2015


Are you 55+?  This course will save you 10% on your auto insurance for 3 years.  No written or behind-the-wheel tests. Classes will be held in the Menahga High School Media Center, enter door #1 on the east side of the building, first hallway to the right, room #380.  All classes run from 6 to 10 pm.  Instructor:  Ron Honga.  To register contact Menahga School at 218-564-4141 ext 3 or MN Highway Safety Research Center at 1-888-234-1294 or online


March 5 & 6, 2015 or May 7 & 8, 2015


March 9, 2015 or May 11, 2015

Update for Wellness Policy


Winter Newsletter

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Love & Logic classes are scheduled for Feb 24,March 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 6-8 pm at the Menahga School.  Child care is available at no extra charge. Cost is $15 per person/couple.  CEUs are available for teachers and day-care providers.  This program is promoted and financially supported by the Wadena County Family Service Collaborative.  Contact Deb Lenzen in the Menahga School district office at 564-4141 ext 3 or Vickie Paurus, Instructor, at 837-5474 for questions or registration. 

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed - Details here.


Community Education Classes and updates for late Fall and Winter. Self Defense class for Women, Defensive Driving, Skating and Hockey for youth, hours for walking and Open Gym.
Check out the information here.

The following are links that can also be found on the district info policy page, staff page and parent pages. They are forms and policy changes related to bullying in schools, on school grounds, school activities and bullying with devices owned by schools.

Updated policy 514 - Note that this replaces the current Policy 514 revised in 2006 found in Chapter 5.

Staff reporting form

Community reporting form


Menahga Schools Report Card

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About Our School

The Menahga Public Schools consists of two schools under one roof. The building is a Pre K - 12 facility with the offices, classrooms, and other work areas. Many of our older students work as teacher's assistants and help the younger students creating a beneficial learning environment for all.

In an age of financial uncertainty, our district maintains a secure funding which allows us to keep classroom sizes small and maintain both core educational programs and extra curricular activities at little or no cost to our families.

Our school now houses a little over 900 students school wide within the two buildings. The buildings are connected making a unique community of students working with each other to achieve their academic goals.

Menahga focuses on the importance of educating our youth with a well-rounded curriculum to provide them with the life long skills needed in today's changing world and for their future. As society changes, we adjust our curriculum to meet the needs of students moving forward in their lives.

If you are considering the Menahga Schools for your children, feel free to contact us for a tour of the school facilities and look at the offerings available. Click on tabs above to find links related to our curriculum, activities and events happening in our school. We encourage you to keep an open dialogue with our staff and office personnel to help with meeting the needs to help your student succeed. We offer several communication tools to maintain a dialogue at your convenience; e-mail, Skyward (Family Access), Instant Alert systems, voice mail and for the fun side of school, visit and "like" our Facebook page.


Mary Klamm

High School Principal:
Dan Stifter

Elementary Principal:
Ariana Wright

District Personnel

Deb Lenzen
District 821 Secretary

Liz Olson
Business Manager

Linda Mattson
Accounts Payable/Payroll

Judy Peterson
High School Secretary

Janet Anderson
Elementary Secretary

Bob White
Activites/Athletic Director




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