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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014


Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 4

By Abby Hanson and Mason Henry

Wake up calls came at 6:45 a.m. We loaded the bus at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8 a.m. We first headed to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. The 43-room mansion was surrounded by botanical gardens and had two long terraces on either side. These served as walkways, as well as a way to collect water. Underneath the terraces were an ice house, stables for horses, a wine cellar, and the kitchen. Guests that visited Monticello at the time hardly ever saw slaves because they were always working under the terraces.

After seeing the extravagant mansion, we loaded the bus and drove to Richmond, Va. We drove down Monument Boulevard and saw statues of famous generals, including Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Our next stop was the 5-star Berkley Hotel for lunch.

Jamestown was our next stop. We learned all about the first settlement in America. We visited one building where they did glass blowing. Everyone was able to take a lot of pictures, including the familiar “falling down the well” pose. We even spent a few minutes on the beach of the James River.

Next we went to our hotel and had time for supper. Our final trip was into Old Williamsburg for a candlelit evening of colonial dancing at the Capitol. It was fun to see the difference between the professionals and our classmates dancing! Afterward we walked through the town to the public stocks. Here we could put in our head and hands, or our feet, to see what it was like to be a prisoner back then. Our final destination was back at the hotel where we were finally able to take a break after such a long day.

Day 5

By Christine Lee, Chelcie Busch, and Kaysey Lund

On day five we visited Colonial Williamsburg, Va. We started off with a tour of the Governor’s Palace. The Governor’s Palace was a very big building filled with bright- colored walls and numerous bedrooms. After the tour we were given a couple hours to tour on our own. We split into groups and began to visit small buildings set up to look like they were from Colonial times. Some places to visit were the Mental Institution, Jail house, Apothecary, and the Bakery. People who worked there were dressed up to look like they were from that time. This made it seem as if we were a part of that time as well. It was interesting to see how they lived back then.

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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

Day 4 By Abby Hanson and Mason Henry Wake up calls came at 6:45 a.m. We loaded the bus at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8 a.m. We first headed to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. The 43-room mansion was surrounded by botanical gardens and had tw ..... 
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Houston Robotics Team presents their trip to World Championship in St. Louis

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board had a very busy meeting on May 6. In attendance was the Houston Robotics Team that told the board about their trip to the World Championship in St. Louis. Team members Lilli Carlson and Evan Heintz said that even though they ..... 
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Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

The week of May 5–9 is Teacher Appreciation Week with Tuesday, May 6 being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day! We ask our parents and community members to join us in extending our thanks and appreciation to the teachers at Rushford-Peterson Sc ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1 By Emily Brumm & Kourtney Coyle While most people were sleeping at 3 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 10, the Mabel-Canton seniors were already awake and preparing for the long day ahead. We had spent the past five years preparing for t ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

Day 1 By Emily Brumm & Kourtney Coyle While most people were sleeping at 3 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 10, the Mabel-Canton seniors were already awake and preparing for the long day ahead. We had spent the past five years preparing for t ..... 
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Houston School Board selects superintendent

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a special meeting on April 24 to discuss how to proceed in their search for a superintendent. They had recently received news that one of the two remaining candidates accepted a position at another school. This left the ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board learns about Plato educational software

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro special education teacher Jim Gladis was at the school board meeting on April 17 to discuss the Plato online software the district currently uses. The online curriculum Plato offers is used for a variety of things. Gladis said the number on ..... 
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Science projects presented to Chatfield School Board

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board members had an opportunity to enjoy the work of two of the district’s students firsthand at their most recent meeting on April 21, 2014. Matthew Dietz and Justin Friedrich were present at the meeting to present two of the ..... 
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