Pierz Healy High School

By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent Two graduating seniors have been named April Students of the Month at Pierz Healy High School. Brittany Smieja, daughter of Mark and Annette, and Beth Stuckmayer, daughter of Natalie and Kevin, are known for their exemplary work ethic, high academic standards, leadership potential and participation in numerous extracurricular activities. Ruth Stuckmayer, business [...]

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The Pierz drama students under the direction of Diane Hauan will be performing a dinner theater,  “Murder’s in the Heir,” a murder-mystery comedy at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, March 22, in the Performance Arts Center of Healy High School. “Murder’s in the Heir” is a comedy about the Starkweather family.  Simon Starkweather (Jordan Funk) is a [...]

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Bridget Bednar and Chris Ortman,  Pierz Healy High School seniors, have been selected to represent Pierz  in the Academics, Arts and Athletics (Triple A) Award program at the District 19AAA banquet to be held Wednesday, at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud. Established in 1988, the Triple A Award is sponsored by the Minnesota State [...]

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By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent After conducting the state mandated Truth In Taxation public hearing Dec. 18, Pierz school officials adopted the final 2013 levy resolution for property taxes payable in 2014 at $1.191 million. That’s a $22,000 or 1.8 percent decrease over the previous year that local property taxpayers are being assessed, Earl Athman, district [...]

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Kyle Becker and Arre Langer are the Pierz Healy High School’s Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL)  ExCEL representatives for 2013-2014 school year. ExCEL — Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership — is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, who show Leadership qualities, and [...]

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By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent The faculty selection committee recently named Kailey Egan and Chris Ortman as Students of the Month at Pierz Healy High School for November. The senior classmates are being honored for their leadership style, high academic standards, participation in numerous activities and contributions to the community. Kara Patrick, biology teacher and Student Council [...]

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By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent Pierz School District Superintendent George Weber is concerned about health care reform and its possible impact on teacher negotiations. “We received rather startling news last week from our flex administrator,” he told the Board at the Nov. 20 meeting. “She notified us that according to recent IRS interpretations of one of the [...]

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For a few years, parents of students at Pierz Healy High have been asking Dave Rocheleau, activities director, whether the school could have a mascot. “This year I was able to find one as we had some extra funds and got it,” said Rocheleau. He said the Student Council had students submit names and then [...]

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For 10 years, students in Business Professional of America (BPA) at Pierz Healy High School and the Student Council at Pioneer Elementary have collected toys and donations for the “Community Toy Drive.” While the event is held in the city of Pierz, it involves helping parents from Pierz and the surrounding areas of Buckman, Genola, [...]

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