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Chatfield School Board makes calendar changes for 2015-2016 school year, introduces teacher evaluation surveys


By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board meeting April 20: [L to R] Scott Backer, Greg LaPlante, Jerry Chase, Fr. Mike Tuohy, Matt McMahon, Lanny Isensee, Craig Ihrke, Randy Paulson, Emma Shaffer, Blair Crouch. Photo by Morgan McManimon-Myers



April’s Chatfield Public Schools School Board meeting took place on Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Chatfield High School Media Center. All board members were in attendance, as well as Superintendent Edward Harris, Elementary Principal Craig Ihrke, High School Principal Randy Paulson, and student senate representatives Emma Shaffer and Blair Crouch. Following the approval of agenda, claims and accounts, and discussion of communications and district patron time, reports were given.

High school principal Randy Paulson offers congratulations to students who received awards at the science fair as well as to the Knowledge Bowl team, who placed 3rd at regions. He reported the school’s severe weather drill went very well, and the junior and senior students are working hard in preparation for prom on Saturday the 25. The ACT test for juniors will take place April 28. He reported an excellent experience for the seniors who went to Disneyworld and worked behind the scenes, saying “it’s amazing what they do at Disney . . . a great trip by all, and a great learning experience.” The art club will be sending students to Chicago May 1-3. Both Paulson and elementary principal Craig Ihrke commented on the excellent organization and presentation of the Honors Society Ceremony at the Chatfield Lutheran Church, as well as the Pops concert for grades 5-12.

Ihrke also reported an excellent severe weather drill for elementary school students, and said April and May will be very busy with field trips, with the 5th grade going to Eagle Bluff April 22, and 6th grade traveling to Fort Snelling History center. He reported the penny wars fundraiser for Eide and his family raised over $5,000 for their cause. A main focus of Ihrke’s report was the preliminary results of the MCA testing that is nearly completed. He stated that last year, the students’ scores were very good, in the top 5 percent of the state, and he was hoping scores this year would meet the same benchmark. There is still some testing to complete, but as of this time, the reading score for 6th grade is 69 percent proficient (state average last year was 60.3 percent), 5th grade 75 percent (state avg. last year 67 perecent), and 4th grade 75 percent (state average last year 55.2 percent). Math testing is not yet complete, and Ihrke says he is “looking forward to final results”, and complimented students and teachers on the testing process.

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Houston school board discusses expectations for superintendent

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board met on April 7. The meeting covered a number of agenda items,but spent the majority of its time discussing a few continuing items. Steven Wurst with Unesco began the meeting discussing the assessments that he has done of t ..... 
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Penny Wars!

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield Elementary hosted a Penny War to help raise money for fellow student, Caleb Eide. The Penny War was an event where pennies gave classes negative points and all other coins and dollars gave them positive points. The classes wanted to have t ..... 
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Lois Roberton Nursing Scholarship for local nursing students

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

The Rushford Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for this year’s Lois Roberton Nursing scholarship are currently being accepted. Through the generosity and vision of the late Lois Roberton, Rushford Community Found ..... 
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Lois Roberton Nursing Scholarship for local nursing students

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Education

The Rushford Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for this year’s Lois Roberton Nursing scholarship are currently being accepted. Through the generosity and vision of the late Lois Roberton, Rushford Community Found ..... 
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Lois Roberton Nursing Scholarship for local nursing students

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

The Rushford Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for this year’s Lois Roberton Nursing scholarship are currently being accepted. Through the generosity and vision of the late Lois Roberton, Rushford Community Found ..... 
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Fillmore Central receives donations from Booster Club

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Education

Jim Peters spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board on March 24 regarding the Booster Club and several donations that have been made. Peters explained the Booster Club started out for wrestling, then became a fundraiser for Fillmore Central. Ov ..... 
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Fillmore Central receives donations from Booster Club

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Jim Peters spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board on March 24 regarding the Booster Club and several donations that have been made. Peters explained the Booster Club started out for wrestling, then became a fundraiser for Fillmore Central. Ov ..... 
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Fillmore Central receives donations from Booster Club

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Jim Peters spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board on March 24 regarding the Booster Club and several donations that have been made. Peters explained the Booster Club started out for wrestling, then became a fundraiser for Fillmore Central. Ov ..... 
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