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New Teacher Feature: Krystal Webinger

New Teacher Feature: Krystal Webinger
December 18, 2020

The Albert Lea High School counseling staff welcomed two new staff members this year. If you have a last name beginning with the letters H-O, you may have already met Krystal Webinger, as she would be...

New Teacher Feature: Brian Snavely

New Teacher Feature: Brian Snavely
December 17, 2020

Among the new faces at Albert Lea High School is Mr. Brian Snavely. Known to his students as Mr. Snavely or Mr. S, he teaches the incoming eighth-graders Algebra.  Though he was born a few hours southeast...

New Teacher Feature: Paul Dunn

New Teacher Feature: Paul Dunn
December 16, 2020

When it comes to new teachers at ALHS many have heard the name “Mr. Dunn” float around. Paul Dunn, better known as Coach Dunn is a social humanities teacher, specializing in Economics, U.S. History...

New Teacher Feature: Jennifer Kafka

New Teacher Feature: Jennifer Kafka
December 15, 2020

“I love the social sciences,” said Jennifer Kafka, one of the newest additions to the Social Studies department.  Kafka, better known as Mrs. Kafka or Mrs. K, is new to the ALHS second-floor E-house....

Dear ALHS Staff,

Dear ALHS Staff,
December 14, 2020

  The last few months have been stressful for everyone. No one has had it easy. As a senior applying to colleges, preparing for ACT testing and taking college courses, it’s no easy feat. We have...

From Beam to Board

Junior Jenna Steffl performs a back somersault with one and a half twists at a diving meet. Steffl finished the regular season with a record of 8-0 and has already set high goals for her senior season.
November 9, 2020

The air is bitterly cold and thick with the abrasive scent of chlorine. The diving board is rough underfoot. In a moment, the world will turn upside down and begin to spin. Time will stand still, and it...

New Teacher Feature: Zach Riopelle

Zachary Riopelle is one of Albert Lea High School's new physical education teachers.
November 5, 2020

Zach Riopelle, better known as Mr. Rio, is a new Phy-Ed teacher joining the tiger family. He was raised in Warren, MN and studied Physical Education and Health Education at North Dakota State University...

New Teacher Feature: James Flores

Meet Mr. James Flores, who is a new addition to the Special Education department.
October 14, 2020

At the beginning of each school year, the population of ALHS experiences an influx of both students and staff. Transitioning into a different school environment can be quite a challenge, as one is often...

Coping with Loss and Coming Together

Sunflowers are blooming in southern Minnesota as people from all across the state come together, taking pictures, and witnessing the beauty. Families from all over the midwest came to Albert Lea to take pictures and share their stories on the Fish Sunflowers Facebook page. “The goal of this group is to spread sunshine and positivity,
September 24, 2020

The passing of a family member, a friend or even just someone you occasionally see in the hallway is never easy to deal with. Grief, by definition, is  deep sorrow, especially caused by loss.  I spoke...

Kevin Gentz Voted as 2020 Impact Teacher

Kevin Gentz is this years senior voted Impact Teacher. Gentz said that teachers are inspired to be better by their students and the answer of whether a teacher is impactful or not is answered by this question: “Do you like investing your life in the life of another?”
May 19, 2020

Kevin Gentz is the first face many students see when they come to the high school as eight-graders. Gentz has been a Link Crew adviser for years and he makes an impression. In the 12 years Gentz has taught...

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