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Mabel-Canton student receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on April 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present. Student representatives Jon Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza were also present at the meeting.

The minutes from the March 18, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved.

The district wished to thank the people of Mabel and Canton for their support and generosity that was displayed during the annual Senior Turkey Dinner The Senior Class served over 1,900 people during the dinner that was held on March 30, 2014.

The board wished to congratulate the girls’ high school bowling team on coming in first in the conference and being conference tournament champions. They received a plaque which Cristal Adkins presented to the school district.

Sara Vettleson-Trutza was recently awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service award. She received a letter from President Obama in addition to a certificate. Vettleson-Trutza has spent many hours volunteering at Noah’s Bark dog shelter in Canton and at the Mabel Lutheran Church.

Abigail Hanson, a Mabel-Canton senior, won the Fillmore County Journal writing project.

The board reviewed and approved the 2014-15 school district calendar. The board also approved designating Christ Hansen to the Electronic Fund Transfers.

Todd Lechtenberg, Mabel-Canton’s business manager, reviewed the 2013-14 budget with the board and noted that there weren’t many changes to the budget since the last school board meeting. The board will see more cuts to the budget at the May 20 meeting.

The payment of the district bills and electronic fund transfers were approved.

Student representatives Jon Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza gave their report to the board. Vettleson-Trutza noted that the atmosphere at the school is currently different than normal due to the seniors being on their class trip to Washington D.C.

Principal Nolte stated that several students chose not to go on the senior class trip. He recommended that, over the next few months, the board members review the current guidelines for seniors who do not go on the class trip and revise them as necessary.

Superintendent Jennifer Backer reported that the enrollment numbers for the school district are stable. She also noted that, on April 9, Governor Dayton passed the anti-bullying law. Memorandums will be added to the student handbook as necessa .....
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Mabel-Canton student receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on April 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present. Student representatives Jon Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza were also present at the meeting. The minutes from the March 18, 2014 board meeting were revi ..... 
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Houston Public Schools will house owl statues as part of SELCO Legacy Grant

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held an unusually brief meeting on April 15. The board had a limited agenda to accommodate the superintendent interview that was scheduled after the meeting. At the meeting Interim Superintendent Rick presented information ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education Programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central’s Community Education offers a variety of programs for families with children age birth to 5. The mission of our early childhood programs is providing children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing, learning environmen ..... 
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Chatfield Community Preschool: A sneak peek at a typical preschool day

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

By LuAnn Klevan Community Education Director You probably recognize that preschool is an exciting time for children and their families. But, have you ever wondered about what takes place in a preschool classroom? Let’s take a peek and see. ..... 
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Kingsland early childhood programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) is the childcare program located on site in the elementary school in Spring Valley. This program serves students preschool through 5th grade 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost ..... 
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Early Childhood Initiative

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

Rushford-Peterson Community Education offers many opportunities for early childhood aged children and their families. Our Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes are open to birth-5 year olds. Parents and children attend the themed classes t ..... 
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Spring activities are flourishing

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Spring is a busy time for us here at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), especially in our early childhood program. We invest in this area to prepare the youngest citizens of our region to be the workers, leaders, and entrepreneurs of t ..... 
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SE MN Initiative Foundation announces BookStart grants to early childhood programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Education

In an effort to promote early childhood literacy, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) and Capstone are partnering for the 12th year of the BookStart program. The goal of this partnership is to ensure every child has their own book at hom ..... 
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