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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 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 area 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!

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.

There ..... 
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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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Kingsland School Board approves bus route reduction for 2011-2012 school year

Fri, Jul 22nd, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School board approved the reduction of bus routes in their meeting Monday, July 18.

"I would like to thank Kevin Klomps for looking at our bus routes in order to more efficiently transport our children," Superintendent John McD ..... 
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