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Fillmore Central Elementary receives grant from Preston Area community Foundation


Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Education

Dwight Luhmann, President of the Preston Area Community Foundation, presents a $600 check to Taryn Raaen, a fifth grader at Fillmore Central. The funds were used to purchase junior size tennis rackets and low-bounce balls for the Fillmore Central Elementary physical education program. According to Diane Hadoff, Fillmore Central physical education teacher, the rackets will be used by students in grades three through six. Hadoff introduced those students to tennis last year and observed that many of them had difficulty with the adult size rackets from the high school.

"The Foundation is very pleased to be able to assist the elementary school and students with this project," said Luhmann. "I'm personally excited that the students are being introduced to a sport they will be able to play throughout their lives. Our tennis courts are a community asset that provide a venue for positive, physical activity for people of all ages."

The Preston Area Community Foundation awards grants to local projects which is made possible by support received from individuals, corporations and foundations. These grants are used to further the mission of the Preston Foundation, which is to serve the greater Preston area by supporting programs and projects that improve the quality of life and build a stronger community.

For more information about the Preston Area Foundation, contact President Dwight Luhmann at 507.765.3862 during the day or 507.765.3348 in the evenings.

Lanesboro School Board hears about reading curriculum

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Education

Special Education teacher Hollie Clarke spoke to the Lanesboro School Board about a curriculum that she has been using with great success called Read Well. She explained that there are three reading levels; kindergarten, first and second grade, but ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Scholar Club

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in 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 10-1 ..... 
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Financial Aid Night

Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Night on Monday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. A representative from Southeast Technical College in Winona will be here with a financial aid presentation and wil ..... 
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Fillmore County schools, top to bottom

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

What if we compared all public schools at numerous grade levels in Fillmore County in the areas of math, reading and science? Which schools would stand out amongst their peers?

The 2011 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment was released on Sept ..... 
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Kingsland School Board approves maximum proposed levy

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School board certified the maximum property tax levy for 2012 in their meeting Monday, September 19.

"We certified the maximum instead of a specific dollar amount in the event that the state has made and error or a correction n ..... 
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Fillmore Central sets preliminary levy

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central School Board set their preliminary levy during their regular meeting on September 27. Superintendent Richard Keith said the levy, which was set at $1,621,231.60, is a 5.54 percent increase over last year. He explained the reason ..... 
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College News

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

Dean's List/Honor Rolls

• UM Twin Cities: Danielle L. Fong of Harmony, Nicole M. Bradley of Preston, Kevin McDonnell of Rushford, and Amanda S. Holmen of Spring Valley.

•College of St. Scholastica: Matthew Quanrud of Preston. ..... 
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R-P rescinds resolution to Department of Education

Fri, Sep 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

As a result of feedback from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the district has rescinded its resolution to move forward with the bonding referendum February 12, 2012. According to Superintendent Chuck Ehler, the MDE, in looking at the di ..... 
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