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Any Lunch Money received after 10:00 am will not be deposited to the your lunch account until the next day.  

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Paynesville Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or disability in its programs and activities.


Welcome to Paynesville Area Secondary School

Secondary Principal
Mrs. Lorie Floura

Mrs. Cassandra Angrimson
Administrative Assistant


Administrative Assistant


Mr. Max Meagher
Activities Director

Mr. Josh Thorsten
School District Nurse

Paynesville School Song

Go Paynesville High School, fight for green and 
white. With our colors flying we will cheer you 
all the way, Rah-Rah-Rah. Go Paynesville High 
School. Fight for victory. Spread forth the fame 
of our fair name. Go Paynesville Win this game. 
B-U-L-L-D-O-G-S Bulldogs, Bulldogs are the best.
Paynesville Area Secondary Schools has added two new classes to their Project Lead the Way program.
Paynesville Area Middle School added the class Automation and Robotics and Paynesville Area High Schools has added Principals of Engineering. Click on the play button below and see how Paynesville Area Schools has stepped up their STEM initiative. This has been made possible through the donation of local businesses and the technology referendum.




Click here for the link for the MCA English Writing and Reading Tool.
This tool can be used by students, parents and teachers to assist students in reading information in all subject areas. It was developed to help them effectively answer questions and writes responses that effectively answer the questions asked in the different views. Our English department put this tool together after examining the MCA reading test. They found students needed  more practice in responding to questions in these specific questioning areas. We hope this will help our students and parents as they work on assignments in all their classes. 

Click here for a link to the Vocabulary Flash Cards on Quizlet

Parent Access to JMC

To access Parent Access, the username is your last name and you must use the password that you submitted in your Access Application.  If you lose or have lost your password the office has record of all passwords.

Elementary School Office Phone Number - 320-243-3725 - Extension 1136
Secondary School Office Phone Number - 320-243-3761- Extension 3150
If you would like to get access and have not yet filled out the application you can print the application above and submit it to the principal’s office.

From the Desk of Mrs. Floura

Dear Bulldog Parents and Students

We are gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year. We are going to have an exciting year. As you have heard we will be distributing a chromebook to all our 6th through 12th grade students as part of the 1:1 technology initiative. This has been made possible through the support of our community voting YES to our technology referendum. Teachers and students are looking forward to the opportunities this will open up in the classroom.

We have also received a grant focused on technology. This grant has allowed the purchase of many tools which will enhance classroom curriculum for all grade levels. Some of the items purchased for classrooms to use are a 3D Printer, 3D drawing pens, and several robotic and programming devices such as: Spheros, OzoBot Bit Coding Robots and Bloxels Team Builder Sets to name a few. We are excited to start integrating these into our classes.

In September the Paynesville Area Community Foundation has chosen the gala focus to helping the school expand the opportunities our students have to help them be career and college ready by the time they graduate. Enhancing opportunities within our Career and Technical Education programs, career activities during the school day and our robotics programs are areas of focus. We hope to partner with local companies to provide internships and real-time experiences for students. I am looking forward to the opportunities the Gala fundraiser will provide. We will be able to help students discover where their aptitude and interest lie to help them as they begin their career search. I hope many of you can come join us for a night with friends and community members to SPARK our students interest and prepare them for tomorrow’s career opportunities. The Gala will be on September 23rd, 2017. Tickets will include dinner and a talent program.

School registration will be Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Once again students will be taking their school pictures, picking up schedules and taking care of any fees in the cafeteria. We will be having an informational meeting for all 6-12 grade students and parents regarding the chromebook initiative. We are strongly encouraging parents to make it a priority to attend one of these meetings. These meetings will start on the hour and half-hour between 3:00PM and 7:00PM. The focus of the meeting will be to present the expectations of chromebook usage and the insurance option. The paperwork handed out at this meeting must be turned in before a student is distributed a chromebook. Our plan is to hand out the chromebooks to all students during the first week of school.

In order to make registration go more smoothly, we are going to be making most of the student forms available online through the JMC Parent Portal site so parents can complete the information ahead of time. All secondary students will need to have the online registration completed before getting their schedules. Parents can complete these forms at home before registration night or they can complete it at registration. We will have chromebooks located in the cafeteria for your use.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email.

Go Bulldogs,
Lorie Floura
Paynesville Area Secondary Principal

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Secondary Staff

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Post Secondary Enrollment Options

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families byMarch 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.