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Information and opinions given at Kingsland community meeting


Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The community meeting and facilities discussion held at the Kingsland High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 was well attended with school board members, administration, Kingsland staff and residents reviewing a large amount of information.

With a scheduled start time of 7 p.m., district residents began filing into the cafeteria approximately 30 minutes prior. Handouts were provided with identical information as what would be shown on the large viewing screen so residents would have the information to take home with them. Blank note cards were also handed out so attendees could write down any questions they had. Those note cards were then gathered and read aloud one at a time by Kingsland’s administrative assistant Amber Uhlenhake later in the meeting. One or more members of the school board or the administration would then answer the question to the best of their ability. Following the questions there was an open microphone for any person wishing to make a statement or ask further questions.

School board chairperson Doug Plaehn opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and stated that the school board’s goal for the meeting was to provide the information that the board has been talking about and studying over the last 18 months.

Before beginning the facilities discussion Plaehn spent a few minutes highlighting some of the achievements of Kingsland Public Schools. In Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Kingsland received its certification about a year ago, being the first and currently the only school that is certified in Engineering, Biomedical, Science, and Gateway. Kingsland is one of four schools in Minnesota that is piloting a 4th and 5th grade curriculum as well.

Kingsland offers 70 college credits in the College in Schools (CIS) program. If a Kingsland student has the ambition, he or she can earn a two year AA degree. Kingsland’s One-to-One Technology has gained national notoriety. An iPad or netbook has been put in the hand of every student in grades 3-12 and iPads are available to children in Grades K-2.

The discussion then turned to enrollment numbers. Peak enrollment was the 1997-98 school year with 1,033 students. School year 2008-09, which was the last year that Kingsland had the 7th and 8th graders at the middle school, enrollment dropped to 696 students. Enrollment hit a low point with the 2012-13 school year with 609 students. Currently enrollment at Kingsland i .....
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Information and opinions given at Kingsland community meeting

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The community meeting and facilities discussion held at the Kingsland High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 was well attended with school board members, administration, Kingsland staff and residents reviewing a large amount of information ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School Honor Roll: 3rd Quarter

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

A Honor Roll 2013-2014 Grade 9 Ashley Agrimson, Halle Bauer, Bailey Bestul, Brooke Bestul, Noah Carlson, Neil Courrier, Mikayla Crawford, Nell Himlie, Haley Johnson, Spencer Majerus, Katie Mensing, Sarah Mensing, Aaron Munson, Ellen Nelson, Logan ..... 
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R-P’s last legislative “hurrah”

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

In a continuation of discussion from the March 11 work session, Superintendent Chuck Ehler again sought guidance for the direction of the district in regards to facility improvements and upgrades. In the last six years, R-P has gone through a series ..... 
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R-P’s last legislative “hurrah”

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

In a continuation of discussion from the March 11 work session, Superintendent Chuck Ehler again sought guidance for the direction of the district in regards to facility improvements and upgrades. In the last six years, R-P has gone through a series ..... 
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R-P’s last legislative “hurrah”

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

In a continuation of discussion from the March 11 work session, Superintendent Chuck Ehler again sought guidance for the direction of the district in regards to facility improvements and upgrades. In the last six years, R-P has gone through a series ..... 
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Kingsland School District explores idea of additional bus route

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met on March 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting. All school board members were present. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, minute review of the February 19, 2014 meeting, March 2 ..... 
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Kingsland School District explores idea of additional bus route

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on March 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting. All school board members were present. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, minute review of the February 19, 2014 meeting, March 2 ..... 
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Houston students get to look forward to trip abroad

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Education

At the Houston School Board meeting held on March 18, the board gave several approvals for various school needs. These included the approval of the 2014-2015 Houston High School Course/Curriculum, further training for the school board members, and ..... 
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