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Fillmore Central mini grant program


Mon, Oct 25th, 2010
Posted in Education

A "mini grant" program has been continued for the fifteenth 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 2010/2011 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 $130,900 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 42 grant requests. Some examples of the requests approved by the committee are:

• Provide funds towards a 30 second Techmasters video for Soil & Water Conservation video contest.

• Purchase yearbooks as a reward or incentive for students.

• Provide funding for supplies and curriculum/staff time for "Kinder Camp."

• Provide funding for Creative Curriculum training.

• Subscriptions to Social Studies Weekly and Global News and Maps.

• Provide funding for Clickers (student response systems or audience response systems) to be used with Smart boards.

• Purchase materials for "I Love to Read" program.

• Purchase materials for Earth Day Expo.

• Provide funding for additional materials/supplies in the areas of science, social studies, spanish and agricultural curriculums.

• Provide transportation funding for nine field trips.

There have been many other classes, equipment, travel expenses, etc. funded by the "mini grant" program over the past 14 years. Hopefully, it has helped the Fillmore Central School faculty as they provide the very best learning opportunities and experiences for our children!

Lanesboro School District discusses referendum

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Certified public accountant Pam Ristau was at the Lanesboro School Board meeting on October 19 to give a report of her recent audit for 2009-2010.

Ristau said the general fund unreserved or undesignated fund balance increased by $251,847. Th ..... 
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R-P approves new school consulting proposal

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

The Rushford-Peterson school board voted Monday, October 18th, to approve a proposal from ICS Consulting, Inc., of Mounds View, to assist the district with the New School Initiative. The firm offers planning for all areas of project development and ..... 
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Chatfield School Board allots time for cell phones

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

The regular monthly Chatfield School Board meeting took place on Tuesday, October 18th, at the high school media center. Preceding the regular meeting was a public referendum informational meeting that was open to the public. The meeting was to info ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Foundation seeks board members

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central Schools will be working with the Preston Area Foundation on establishing a school foundation. We are looking for a founding group to develop a plan to organize and launch the school foundation. The group will be considered the board ..... 
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Kingsland Community Education announces two special yoga events

Fri, Oct 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

As part Kingsland Community Education's commitment to offer affordable, fun classes related to wellness and wellbeing, Kingsland Community Director, Jennifer Dessner, announces two special yoga events. 

Mike Cain (info@mctaichi.org, 507 ..... 
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Houston welcomes new Superintendent

Wed, Oct 6th, 2010
Posted in Education

Houston Public Schools, ISD 294 welcomes new superintendent, Jean Broadwater, who joined the district on August 1. Steve Scheu, school board chair, said, "We anticipate great things with our new superintendent. Her willingness to listen to stakehold ..... 
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Luther receives $119,898 NHPRC grant for archives project

Wed, Oct 6th, 2010
Posted in Education

DECORAH, Iowa-Luther College, in partnership with Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, has received a grant of $119,898 from the National Historical Publication and Records Commission for a project designed to survey and make accessible significant ..... 
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Finances and an early start

Mon, Oct 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Myrna Luehmann painted a bleak picture of the state's financial situation at the recent school board meeting. She had attended a MSBA (Minnesota School Board Association) meeting the week before, where the state's def ..... 
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