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Chatfield school year off to successful start


Fri, Sep 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

Chatfield School Board members had a busy meeting discussing the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year on Monday, September 19, 2011. All members were in attendance for the regular meeting.

Superintendent Harris stated that the beginning of the year in both the elementary and high school buildings has been a success. Explanations and presentations were given by Ed Harris and guest speakers about new initiative training programs taking place in the district this year. Both the SMART goals and the Colors training are being exercised in the elementary school, middle school, and high school classrooms. Lindsey Wojtkiewicz, school counselor, and Trish Doyle presented information to the board about how the SMART goals program has been working in the district. Students are working on listing academic and life goals and they are learning the steps of how to achieve their goals. Elementary instructor Carmen Berg shared how the program is being implemented in her classroom.

Elementary principal Craig Ihrke elaborated on the MCA scores that were recently published. Ihrke stated that although the math scores were lower than expected, scores were lower across the whole state. Ihrke was pleased to see the school's reading scores had progressed towards the school's goal.

Two informative presentations were made during the meeting in addition to the regular meeting agenda. Spanish instructor Julie Gloss reflected on her year as she participated in the teacher exchange program. Gloss spent several months in Mexico through this program. Also, student senate members were present to share information about Chatfield's homecoming week, which is rapidly approaching.

In consent items, the board passed motions to designate Mitch Lee as media assistant, to hire Lois Docken as community education assistant, and to hire Jayna Tangen as assistant cross country coach. Also, motions were passed to appoint election judges, to set the truth and taxation hearing for December 19, 2011, and to certify the levy for the 2011-2012 school year.

Before adjourning, the next meeting date was set for October 17, 2011.

Fillmore Central Schools Mini Grant Program

Fri, Sep 16th, 2011
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 eac ..... 
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Fillmore Central Band honored

Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central Schools 7-8th Grade Concert Band has been selected to perform at the 2012 Minnesota Music Educator's MidWinter Clinic in downtown Minneapolis. The preliminary schedule for the band's performance is Friday, February 17 at approxi ..... 
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Chatfield gets ready for new school year

Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Chatfield Public School system is gearing up for another school year in the coming weeks. School board members met on Monday, August 22 for the final meeting before the 2011-2012 school year begins.

Recently, the district has been worki ..... 
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Fillmore Central implementing Response to Intervention program

Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central's Special Education Director Micki Breitsprecher spoke to the school board recently about the Response to Intervention (RtI) program. The program is designed to help kids who are considered "at risk" for math and reading problems. T ..... 
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Technology will play a key role in Kingsland Schools this fall

Fri, Aug 19th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School board approved decisions in their meeting Monday, August 15 that will have technology playing a key role in the 2011-12 school year.

The board approved the purchase of VBrick technology software and server. "This is a one ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board revisits grocery store issue

Fri, Aug 19th, 2011
Posted in Education

There will be a public hearing on September 15 after the regular Lanesboro School Board meeting at 7 pm. The board will be listening to the community's input on the possibility of the school investing in a grocery store for Lanesboro.

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R-P begins "Yes Campaign" for facility referendum

Fri, Aug 19th, 2011
Posted in Education

Following direction from both the community and the Joint Facilities Task Force, the board intends to bring forth a referendum for the construction of a new early childhood through grade 12 facility to be located adjacent to the Ben Niggle Sports Co ..... 
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Fillmore Central welcomes new superintendent

Fri, Jul 29th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central School Board held their first meeting with new superintendent Richard Keith on July 26. Keith informed the board that he is moving to the area very soon, and will then have a chance to spend more time getting to know everyone. H ..... 
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