St. Henry's Area School is a Christ-centered community where the self-worth of each person is recognized and nurtured.  As Christian educators, we provide quality Catholic education.  We meet the religious, academic, social and physical needs of each individual. We believe our school is a model of Christian behavior where wholesome attitudes and moral values are witnessed and taught. Through our Christian behavior, we reach out to parish communities and the community at large.

Goals of St. Henry's Area School:

  • Help students realize their unique individuality in themselves and others

  • Help students grow and develop academically

  • Help students develop a faith-life in Christ

  • Help students reach out to others in service

  • Encourage strong communication and working relationships between home and school

If you are interested in learning more about this unique educational experience, please stop in for a tour and ask questions.  Thank you,

Jason Smith, Principal

Meet Our Teachers

Missy Mickelson
McKenzie Schmitz


McKenzie joined our staff as a Preschool teacher in 2018.  She has an Elementary Eduction degree from Bemidji State University.


Missy joined our staff as the second grade teacher in 2016, and is now our head Preschool teacher.  She has an Elementary Eduction degree from Bemidji State University.

Lynn Johnson
Laura Ismil

1st Grade

Steph Winjum


Laura joined us in 2007 after working for several years at St. Ann's in Wadena.  She has an Elementary Education degree from Bemidji State University.  

Lynn has been the first grade teacher at St. Henry's Area School since 1994. She has an Elementary Education degree from University of Minnesota-Morris.

Donna Guck

2nd Grade

Steph joins us this year as our new 2nd grade teacher.

Pam Schmitz

3rd Grade

Pam started teaching with us part-time in 1999 and now teaches third grade full-time.  She has a degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in Elementary Education.

4th Grade

David Ogroske
Lisa Silbernagel

5th Grade

David joined us as the fifth grade teacher in 2016.  He also teaches science and language arts.  He has an Elementary Education degree with a middle school endorsement from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Donna teaches fourth grade. Donna has an Elementary Education degree from Valley City State University.

Samantha Schroeder

Music & Technology

Lisa began teaching music here in 1982 and currently teaches music, computer skills, and library as well as handling all of the liturgies for Mass.  She has a degree in Music Education from the College of St. Benedict.

6th Grade

Samantha joined us in 2014 after graduating from the University of North Dakota with degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. 

Mary Bennett

Teacher's Aide

Mary first joined us in 1977 and today handles a wide variety of duties at the school including teacher's aide, nurse, recess supervisor, and lunch server.

Pam Guck


Pam began working at the school in 1991 and currently plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations at St. Henry's as the administrative secretary.

By The Numbers


Current enrollment at St. Henry's Area School.



Our teachers' years of teaching experience, on average.

Student:Teacher ratio.  Your child receives a lot of attention!

2020-21 School Board










Bill Stoderl

Dawn Boyne

Katie Murdock

Tracy Becker

Ashley Schultz

Kelsey Wiskow

Steph Vickmark

Father Matthew Kuhn

Father George Michael

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St. Henry's Area School

Contact Us

Phone: 218-346-6190

Email: sthenryschool@arvig.net


253 2nd St SW

Perham, MN 56573