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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program


Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the sixteenth straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District.

Grants of up to $500 each have been made available to classroom teachers for the 2012/2013 school year so they can implement a variety of innovative ideas and projects where funding is not always readily available. The goals of this program include funding projects where other means are not available and making it as easy and simple as possible.

Since it began for the 1996/1997 school year, the banks have pledged and paid over $151,900 in the form of “mini grants.” When the program began, the banks pledged $7,650 toward the program. As interest increased in obtaining funds, the banks made additional monies available so that $10,500 is now available through the “mini grant” program.

This year the faculty submitted 49 grant requests. Some examples of the requests approved by the committee are:

•Educational field trips.

•Reading level books, nonfiction books, and Spanish books.

•Mathematical materials.

•Earth Day projects.

•Interactive software.

•Newspaper staff camera.

•Salvaging Sisterhood.

•Materials for Red Ribbon Week.

•Motivational speakers.

•Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports program.

There have been many other classes, equipment, travel expenses, etc. funded by the “mini grant” program over the past 15 years. Hopefully it has helped the Fillmore Central School faculty as they provide the very best learning opportunities and experiences for our children!

R-P looking at phased new facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

After losing out on various state funding for its New School Initiative for a new pre-K-12 facility, R-P is leaving no stone unturned looking at alternative options. This includes an option for a two-part phased construction of the facility instead ..... 
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R-P looking at phased new facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

After losing out on various state funding for its New School Initiative for a new pre-K-12 facility, R-P is leaving no stone unturned looking at alternative options. This includes an option for a two-part phased construction of the facility instead ..... 
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Chatfield discusses possibility of fifth kindergarten teacher

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board members met on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, for the regular monthly meeting in the high school library. There were a few issues discussed that will affect the coming school year and the district’s future. One of the items of di ..... 
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College News

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Dean’s List/Honor Rolls •Bemidji State University: Ashley Christianson of Spring Valley. •Universtiy of MN Twin Cities: Kevin O’Donnell and Elsa Van Gorp of Rushford; Andrea Clement of Spring Valley. •St. Olaf College: Alyssa Lynne of Pr ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board increases lunch and breakfast prices

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro School Board members met briefly on Thursday, July 19th for the regular monthly meeting. All board members were present at this meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs. A few important items were on agenda and were for discussion betw ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools set 2012 eligibility meetings

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Eligibility meetings for 2012-2013 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central High School in Harmony as follows: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, August 12, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. All students enteri ..... 
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R-P seeks to be authorizer of Dakota School

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in All Education

The school board has granted Superintendent Chuck Ehler permission to explore the possibility of being the authorizer for the Dakota Charter Community Schools, a move that could yield several benefits to the R-P district. One of the most obvious is ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses literacy plan

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board members met on Tuesday, May 22 for the final meeting before the conclusion of the 2011-2012 school year. Items on the meeting agenda included several alterations in the district’s staffing and the approval of the newly initi ..... 
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