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The next chapter


Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education



My "title" of a High School Senior is coming to an end. This past year seemed to be in fast-forward. Through the year, I have spent most of my time trying to define who I really am, what I want to do, and where I see myself in the future. In the midst of it all, I lost touch with what really mattered; enjoying my last year of high school.

Writing what you truly feel is easy; it just comes naturally. With this being said, I'm not going to try and avoid sharing how I've really felt this past year. Honestly, it's been something I would never wish to experience again, yet I am so glad to have had these experiences. My struggles have made me into a much stronger and more compassionate person. Don't get me wrong, it isn't this way for everyone. I feel that through the responsibilities I have taken on and the things I've had to overcome inside and outside of school, I have matured as an individual.

"Everything happens for a reason," is a quote that has pertained to me through this year. As I look at some of the experiences I've had, I came to the realization that they have helped in choosing a career that would best suit me. I enjoy helping others, so it just makes sense for me to pursue a degree in Human Services.

When I started searching for my college of choice, I kept in mind what numerous people had told me; "You will just know." As soon as I stepped foot onto the campus at Upper Iowa University, I knew it was the place for me. It's close to home, yet far enough away so I can be independent. I can take two to three classes at a time, allowing me more focus in those areas.

The trials and tribulations I have encountered as a senior have helped me realize who I am, and who I want to become. I feel confident and ready to take on my next chapter in life; college. It is a time for "newness." There will be new beginnings, new friendships, new ideologies, new learning, and of course, a new me. Through the good and the bad times I have had up to this point, I will never forget the road that brought me to where I am today and where I will be in the future. For all the future seniors, when times get tough, just stay focused, buckle down, and fight your way through it. In the end, this will only prove that you will succeed at anything you set your mind to.

Rushford-Peterson announces 2011 summer meal program

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

This summer, all children ages birth to 18, REGARDLESS of income level, will be able to eat FREE breakfasts and lunches at school Mondays thru Fridays during designated serving times.

Summer meals will be served as follows: Breakfast from 8 ..... 
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Fillmore Central teacher receives Education Minnesota Foundation grant

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. March 19, 2011 - an innovative teaching project developed by local educators is getting a boost, thanks to a foundation created by Education Minnesota members. The Fillmore Central Sr. High Art Department joins 46 other classroom pro ..... 
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Moving up in the world!

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education



Moving up in the world! It is going to be a big change going from high school to college. I will be going from teachers telling me to get assignments in to teachers that won't warn me, and going from living rent free to having to pay rent. I ..... 
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Chatfield school board

Fri, May 20th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Chatfield Public School Board convened for its monthly meeting May 10, 2011. In attendance were all members except for Thomas Sturgis. Principals Randy Paulson and Craig Ihrke were also not in attendance. Superintendent Edward Harris was present ..... 
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Fillmore Central talks budget cuts

Fri, Apr 29th, 2011
Posted in Education

Much of the discussion at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on April 26 was about the proposed budget cuts. Superintendent Myrna Luehmann explained they still do not know what the state is going to do as far as making cuts in education this ..... 
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R-P halts unnecessary spending

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Education

With the end of yet another school year closing in, Superintendent Chuck Ehler suggested the school board place a moratorium on any non-additional spending for the remainder of the fiscal year. State aid cuts are still hovering and the district hope ..... 
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Fillmore Central not joining Flexible Learning Consortium

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central School board has voted against joining the Flexible Learning Year Consortium. Many other schools who were originally interested in the idea have now chosen not to join.

Superintendent Myrna Luehmann said Fillmore Centra ..... 
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R-P kindergarten round-up

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools will be holding Kindergarten Registration on April 15th, 2011. Kindergarten registration will be conducted through one-hour registration periods. (To register for Kindergarten, your child must be five years old by September ..... 
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