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Kingsland Schools to receive Project Lead the Way national certification


Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland Public School will receive national certification for their Project Lead The Way Engineering and Biomedical Programs. Kingsland Middle School/Junior High will receive national recognition for the Gateway To Technology (GTT) Program it has been offering since 2011 which includes the summer Gateway Academy Program for students in grades 4 through 6.

The school district will receive three Project Lead The Way banners to hang in honor of the accomplishments. Thor Misko, Project Lead The Way Vice President of Engagement, will fly in from Indianapolis, Indiana to make the presentation at Monday’s School Board Meeting on November 19, 6:30 p.m. at the high school in Spring Valley, Minn. Kingsland is partnering with a number of area businesses, including the Mayo Clinic, who will be hosting a tour for PLTW and Kingsland staff Monday (11/19) afternoon before the board meeting. Mayo Clinic is partnering with Kingsland School in both their engineering and biomedical programs. April Horne, Section Head of Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering, will also speak at Monday’s School Board Meeting.

Students who enroll in PLTW courses benefit from an innovative curriculum that encourages creativity and critical thinking. They also benefit from the organization’s strong university and industry relationships that allow students to begin working toward a college degree and gain valuable experience through internships and local business executives who serve as mentors.

Project Lead The Way Programs are in all 50 states and serves 400,000 students nationwide. Kingsland Public School will be the first school in Minnesota to achieve all three national certifications which include Engineering, Biomedical, and the Gateway to Technology Program of Distinction. The primary purposes of the certification program are to recognize schools that have successfully demonstrated a commitment to the quality national standards of the Pathway To Engineering and GTT programs and to provide an opportunity for students to apply for college credit at PLTW affiliate universities for selected PLTW courses. PLTW has more than 68 affiliate college and university partners (see attached) that offer students credit for completing PLTW courses in high school, including the University of Minnesota.

Administration and a team of teachers, staff, students and community members completed a self-assessment of the school’s implementation of th .....
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Lanesboro School Board hears audit report

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Pam Ristau, CPA, presented the Lanesboro City Council the 2011-2012 audit report at their regular meeting on November 15, and the board approved it as presented. Ristau said the district had a decrease in their general fund balanc ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Re-Elects President Obama

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton 7-12th grade students voted in a mock presidential election on Tuesday November 6th. A few students from the 8th grade class helped register voters, pass out ballots, and hand out “I voted at M-C” stickers to students. After the ..... 
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AgStar announces Ag in the Classroom grant recipients

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Mankato, Minn., (November 6, 2012) – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded $750 to Fillmore Central High School for advancement of equipment in their agriculture and industri ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Scholar Club

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Education

The Falcon Scholar Club was formed to recognize academic excellence. The criteria to become a club member are to maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher with an all grades being a “C” or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Scholar Club

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

The Falcon Scholar Club was formed to recognize academic excellence. The criteria to become a club member are to maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher with an all grades being a “C” or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Elementary

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

Jim Johnson of Rushford has a passion for building marble mazes. Johnson knows how much these mazes are enjoyed by students and has graciously donated one of his mazes to Rushford-Peterson Elementary. The students are excited and thrilled to have thi ..... 
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Fillmore Central passes on Special Ed. consortium

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

At the regular Fillmore Central School Board meeting, Superintendent Richard Keith informed the board about a request from a southern Minnesota special education consortium to join with the district. According to Keith, it is sometimes difficult ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board gets technology demonstration

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro High School math teacher Joe Cullen gave the school board a demonstration on how he is utilizing technology in his classes during their meeting on October 16. Cullen thanked the board for getting the computers into the hands of the stud ..... 
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