Announcing the cast of “Peter Pan and Wendy”

Cast of

“Peter Pan and Wendy”

The first cast meeting will be on Tuesday, August 19th at 1:00 in Room C113.  Scripts will be available upon showing activity fee receipt!

Lucas Lilleberg                                                               Bill Jukes

Alayna Baggenstoss                                                  Captain Hook

Morgan Erickson                              Slightly/Native/Mermaid/Faerie

Dustin Kruse                                                            Little Panther

Kayla Kutzke                                Princess Tiger Lily/ Mrs.Darling

Faith Palmer                         Nana/One Eyed Ned/Mermaid/Faerie

Holden Stafford                                                                    John

Madison Whitcomb                                                        Tinkerbell

Mackenzie Andrews                                                          Narrator

Gabe Eisenbacher                                  Mr.Darling/Muggins/Native

Morgan Paulson                                                       Tootles/Native

Allison Smith                                                                 Peter Pan

Kolt Soine                                                              Big Hawk/King

Samantha Tait                                                                  Wendy

Amanda VanZee                               Cecco/Native/Mermaid/Faerie

Samantha Gilbert                           Red CalicoSam/Mermaid/Faerie

Holly Hoekstra                            Bonny Blue Patch/Mermaid/Faerie

Maggie Meyer                                                                  Michael

Skyller Schmidt                            Liza/Curly/Native/Mermaid/Faerie

Jordan Schultz                                                                   Smee

Madelynn Singsank                                         Tip/Mermaid/Faerie

Noah Singsank                                               Tap/BigWilly/Native

Alexis Schmidt                                              Nibs/Mermaid/Faerie

Melissa VanZee                                           Louie/Mermaid/Faerie                

  If your name doesn’t appear or you would like to be a part of this show, see Connie on the first day of school.


Tricia Lagergren Will Be Teaching Kindergarten

Tricia Lagergren will be teaching Kindergarten at the ACGC Elementary School this fall.  She lives in New London, MN with her husband and son Tallan, who will be turning 4 in October.  She attended Southwest Minnesota State University.

Tricia states that an “interesting fact about me is:  I have lived my whole life in the New London-Spicer Area.  I have been teaching preschool for the last two years.  I have three siblings, two brothers and one sister. Three out the four of us work in education.  I am very excited to be a member of the ACGC school district and a part of your community.” 

Her hobbies include liking to be outside as much as possible. She loves to bow hunt and ice fish. 


Meet Danielle Rahn – New DAPE, P.E. and Health Educator

I am Danielle (Elaine) Rahn.  I will be teaching Physical Education (1st and 5th grade), Health Education (8th Grade) and Developmental Adapted Physical Education for the ACGC District.

I am originally from Orono, Minnesota but moved to Grove City at the end of July.

I attended Mound Westonka High School and St. Cloud State University.

My parents are David and Jodi Rahn.  I have a younger brother named Ryan who is 18 and attends the University of Minnesota Duluth.  My half sister, Jaime, lives in Colorado with my niece Haley (4) and my nephew Dylan (2)

I enjoy anything that involves being active or being outside!  My hobbies include boating, fishing, snowmobiling, biking, rollerblading, shopping, scrapbooking, movies, music, reading and cooking.  I am a sports fanatic and a huge fan of the Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, and Twins.  If I am not watching sports, I am playing them, including softball, basketball or tennis.  I am a country music fan and love attending concerts of varying artists.  I enjoying going to the movies and going out to eat.  I can be found spending a large amount of my time outside of work with family and friends.

Some interesting fact about me:

-I have rode on the bobsled track at Olympic Park in Park City, Utah.

-I grew up on Lake Minnetonka.

-I was a NCAA college athlete at St. Cloud State as a member of their Women’s Softball Team for 4 years, and was named captain my senior year in 2014. 

ACGC’s New Business Teacher – Jared Jacobs

 Jared Jacobs will be the Business Education Teacher at the ACGC High School this fall.  He is from Minneapolis but is now making his home in Grove City.  Jared’s undergrad studies were in Business at Saint Mary’s University and her received his Teacher Licensure/Masters Program from Bethel University.

He is single. He’s the oldest from a family of 4 kids.

Interesting facts about Jared are that he stands 6’6” (same height as Michael Jordan) and used to perform in an Improv Comedy Club in college (think ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’, not Stand Up Comedians.)

Jared’s hobbies include playing basketball, piano, and guitar. Reading. Listening to music. Cooking. Dabbling in writing.


Quincy’s Back!

ACGC’s new Elementary Special Ed. Teacher is Quincy McNeil.  Quincy is a 2003 graduate of ACGC High School.  He received His bachelor’s degree at St. Cloud State and his master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

He lives with his wife Jena and their 6 month old son name Adler in Cosmos.

Fishing, hunting, golfing, and spending time with his family are some of Quincy’s hobbies.

Quincy started his teaching career in Silver Bay, Minnesota, which is located on the north shore, where he lived  for five years.

Tori Amsden: the new 1st Grade Teacher

Meet Tori Amsden who will be teaching  1st Grade at ACGC’s Elementary School.  She lives in Atwater with her husband, Luke.  Tori attended State Cloud State University majoring in Elementary Education.

 Spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball and softball, shopping, and going to the movies are just a few of Tori’s  hobbies.

A little interesting fact about Tori –  My husband and I love movie theater popcorn.

Here is Kelley Heimerman

Kelley Heimerman is the new Math Teacher at the ACGC High School this fall.  She lives in Paynesville with her Husband Jake and 6 month old daughter Tegan.

Her hobbies are: running, scrapbooking, reading and shopping.  She attended Hills-Beaver Creek High School, and Southwest Minnesota State University.

An Interesting fact about Kelley is that she I loves to travel! Her and her husband go on a trip every year for their anniversary!

Meet Melissa Wallestad

Hi, my name is  Melissa Wallestad and I will be teaching 8th and 9th Grade English at ACGC this fall. I live in Kandiyohi with my husband Josh and my two children Evan and Marin.  I graduated from Cook High School in Cook, MN and did my undergraduate work earning a BA from University of Minnesota, Morris.  I completed my MA at Concordia University in St. Paul.

My Hobbies are: I’m an English teacher, so reading is an obvious choice.  In addition to that, I love creating things.  Knitting, sewing, cooking, crafting… I have more Pinterest Pins saved than I will ever have time to complete.  I also enjoy spending time with my family, exploring new places, and watching my kids develop their own hobbies and interests.

An interesting fact about me is: I have very diverse musical taste.  On car trips, I sing along with everything from today’s Top 40 hits, country classics like Patsy Cline and Conway Twitty, 80s hair bands, 90s alternative, show tunes from Broadway’s biggest hits…  and just about everything in between.


Extra! Extra! Extra Try-Out Times for “Peter Pan and Wendy”

There will be two more try-out times for ACGC’s  “Peter Pan and Wendy”  Monday, August 11th will have two additional times for try-outs – 10:00 – Noon and 1 – 3. These try-outs are for all 7th – 12th graders. If these times don’t work, contact

Pirates Wanted!

This is just a reminder that “Peter Pan and Wendy” try-outs are next week.   August 4th, 5th, and 6th are the dates for the Peter Pan try outs,this year’s exciting show. There are numerous parts of all sizes. We need a number of guys that want to have fun being Pirates!  This will be a very challenging show with lots of stage magic and sword fighting.  We will have try outs from 10 AM till noon on August 4th and from 1:00 PM till 300 PM on August 5th and 6th. If you can not make it to one of these try outs please email  Please enter the school through the west doors, because the hallways around the theater will be off limints due to waxing.  Try-outs will be held in the commons.