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Lanesboro School Board approves handbooks


Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board heard from high school Principal Brett Clarke and approved three handbooks at their regular meeting on August 16.

The first handbook was the Student Handbook. Clarke said the only change made was the semester test policy. Previously the policy read that a student can miss three days per semester with exceptions, and can still choose whether or not to take the semester tests, as long as they are getting an A or a B. The new recommendation was to change it to five days per semester with no exceptions. It was felt it would be easier to enforce if there were no exceptions.

Board member Lolly Melander said the only concern she had was her daughter, who has orthodontic appointments, and they try to miss as little school as possible. Clarke explained that it will be 40 school hours per semester they can miss before they are not allowed to skip the end of the semester tests.

Vacations are still excused absences, explained Superintendent Jeff Boggs, but they will not be exempt from the semester test policy.

The second handbook was about the computers that each student in grades 9-12 will be receiving the first couple of days of school. Clarke said forms will be going home for parents to read and sign regarding the notebooks. He mentioned that accidental damage is part of the cost of these computers, but abuse and misuse are not covered. He believes the students will take good care of them, especially the first year.

The hope is to work toward reducing the number of textbooks the school will have to purchase, as they will be able to use interactive programs in place of the actual books. The computers are protected from having too many programs downloaded. The handbook was approved.

The third handbook approved was for the online school program. There are several courses being offered to students who want to take one or all of their high school classes online. It is mainly geared toward 9-12 graders. There will be a limit of 50 students total the first year of this program.

Fall sports coaching contracts were approved. For football, James Semmen is the head coach, and Cody Hungerholt and Ethan Simonson are assistant coaches. Brett Clarke and Kelly McMillan are coaching Junior High football.

Bobbie Vickerman will be the head volleyball coach, and Darla Taylor the assistant coach. Gina Klennert will be coaching junior high vo .....
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Peterson Kid's Club finishes annual Community Service Project

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

Kids’ Club, a school-age child care program through Rushford-Peterson Community Education, just finished their annual Community Service project. They advertised for and sold lemonade, then took the proceeds and purchased food for the Semcac Foodsh ..... 
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Back to School Tips

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Reading, writing and arithmetic aren’t the only things that children need to help them prepare for back to school in the fall. There several are several health and safety tips that will get their year off to a great start. Playground Safety, Im ..... 
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Fillmore Central ready for new school year

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central School Board met on July 24, 2012. Dean of Students Chris Mensink said the asbestos removal is done at the elementary school and they are ready to start the new year. They have moved a few classrooms around, and ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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