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Vern Capelle, Superintendent

Welcome to our homepage. It is our hope that you will find the information provided useful and informative.  If you have concerns that you wish to discuss with me, please feel free to contact the office at (320) 573-2174 and I will set a time and date to communicate with you.
Vern Capelle, Superintendent

Cardinal Head Fall 2017 Sports Awards

Congratulations to our USA Patriots Football Team and our Upsala Cardinals Volleyball Team on a fantastic year. Congratulations also goes to the following students for their individual Fall Sports Awards:

All-District: Matt Herzog, Bennett Westrich, and Jorgan Kiley
All-District Honorable Mention: Alex Thieschafer
All-District Offensive Lineman MVP: Matt Herzog
All-District All-Academic: Colin Prom, Andrew Prokott, Bennett Westrich

Academic All State Team Gold Award (Top Ten Varsity Student Athletes GPA Average Above 3.75)
All-Conference: Laura Langem Jenna Ripplinger All-Conference Honorable Mention: Ashley Biniek, Stefani Pohlmann, Annika Gunderson
Prairie Conference Academic Award (3.75 GPA & Higher): Anna Woidyla, Stefani Pohlmann, Ashley Biniek, Annika Gunderson, Laura Lange, Amber Biniek, Abby Ripplinger
Academic All-State (Junior or Senior 3.75 GPA & Higher): Anna Woidyla, Stefani Pohlmann, Ashley Biniek, Annika Gunderson

Cardinal Head Upcoming Concerts

Join us in the school auditorium for some wonderful music from Upsala Area Students. Our Grade 7-12 Choir Concert will be on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30pm.Our Grade 5-12 Band Concert will be on Monday, December 18th at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there!
Find all the concert dates for this year here.

Cardinal Head Dollars for Scholars Events

The Upsala Dollars for Scholars Chili Feed will take place on January 12th from 4:30-7pm in the Upsala School Commons. The Senior Auction will take place on February 23rd. More details are coming soon! Thank you for your support!

Cardinal Head Weather Text/Email Alerts

The quickest way to receive updates regarding changes in athletics events and school closing decisions is the REMIND system. Signing up is easy. Text @upsa to 81010 (or 763-333-2285). To sign up for emails send a message to

In the event that we close for the day, or if we close early due to severe weather, all extra curricular and after school activities will be cancelled or postponed.  To see the full article of Safety First: Winter Weather School Decisions click here.

Cardinal Head Testing

Our district testing dates for the 2017-18 school year are listed on the google calendar to the right of this page.

The MCAs or Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are scheduled for April 17-May 4.
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Dates and times of activities are subject to change, please check the calendar for updates.


Upsala Area Schools | District #487 | 415 S Main Street | Upsala, MN 56384 | (320) 573-2176