Principal’s Corner: Spring is full of school activities

Published 9:00 am Sunday, April 16, 2017

Principal’s Corner by Mark Grossklaus

As spring arrives, testing is in full swing at Albert Lea High School. 

Our eighth-graders take MCA tests in math, reading and science. Sophomores take the MCA reading test, and our juniors take the MCA math test. Juniors also take the ACT test, which covers English, math, reading and science. Our students involved in advanced placement courses will take their AP tests in early May. As testing is important in the lives of our students, many other things are taking place at ALHS.

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Our spring sports are in full swing. Students have the opportunity to participate in baseball, boys’ and girls’ golf, softball, boys’ tennis and track. Check out the opportunities to come and support our student athletes at

Mark Grossklaus

We have some major events taking place over the next month. The Albert Lea High School prom will take place April 22.  The theme for this year’s Prom is “The Great Gatsby.” The grand promenade will be in the auditorium and commons beginning at 3 p.m. Our annual senior awards night will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 26. Through the generosity of the Albert Lea community and the Albert Lea Educational Foundation, our seniors receive many scholarships in order to continue their education after graduation. 

Also coming up on April 28 is the Big Nine Music Festival at Red Wing High School, where the ALHS band, choir and orchestra will compete. On May 4, 5 and 6, the spring play “Is He Dead?” by Mark Twain will take place. We will then have our spring band concert May 8, our orchestra concert May 12 and our choir concert May 15. 

On May 19, the Albert Lea High School class of 2017 will graduate. This is the 133rd graduation at ALHS. Tickets are required to attend graduation. Our last day of school for students in grades eight through 11 is May 23.

As you can see, our spring semester at ALHS is a very busy time for our students and we welcome you to come see them participate in extracurricular activities. Information about Albert Lea High School and spring events can be found at

We look forward to a fun and exciting end to the 2016-17 school year at Albert Lea High School and hope everyone has a wonderful summer break. The first day of school is Aug. 21! 

Mark Grossklaus, Principal Albert Lea High School