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New and exciting happenings at the Harmony Public Library


Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a generous donation to the Harmony Public Library by Tami Hoag, the Harmony Public Library will be getting three new public access computers and one Children's Learning Center computer this year, with more computers to come next year.

The Children's Learning Center will consist of the two original Gates grant computers that have educational software and these two computers will not be connected to the internet any longer. The new computer coming this year for the Children's Learning Center will have a keyboard, mouse and headphones that are colorful and sized for children to use. It will also include internet access, and the following software for children:

1. The Oregon Trail: A thrilling trailblazing adventure that builds real-life skills! As the leader of a wagon party, you'll choose your team and supplies, read maps, plan your route, and guide your team through unknown wilderness.

2. Read Rabbit Personalized Math Ages 4-6: Join Reader Rabbit and friends at the amusement park, where math is your ticket to thrilling rides and fun-filled games. Hop along from the arcade to the roller coaster, using numbers and math concepts to solve puzzles, win prizes and build math skills.

3. Reader Rabbit 2nd Grade, Mis-cheese-ious Dreamship Adventures?: When the fabulous Dreamship crash lands into gooey Mt. Cheesemore, Reader Rabbit and Sam must find it before the bungling pirates get there first. Our heroes need your help using skills in grammar, reading, science, fractions, and telling time. With seven cheese-ilicious activities, you're in for a giant slice of adventure.

4. Reader Rabbit Personalized Math Ages 6-9: Adventures on Pirate Island: Help Sam the Lion and Reader Rabbit rebuild their boat on the mysterious and funny Pirate Island. Help repair the ship, give the pirates the slip, and compete in a wacky boat race. Along the way, you'll have all kinds of fun with numbers as you practice your skills and develop math confidence.

5. Reader Rabbit Learn to Read with Phonics Preschool & Kindergarten: Join Reader Rabbit on a joyful journey to build reading confidence and success! Develop essential reading skills while exploring 26 Letter Lands filled with fun phonics activities and engaging storybooks. Practice language arts skills while playing with four fabulous word-making machines at the Word Factory. This program is a first step toward building a life-long love .....
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School Readiness Program

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

We are happy to invite you to attend Fillmore Central's 2010-2011 School Readiness Program for children 3/4 and 4/5 years of age.

School Readiness offers a preschool experience to students that are 3-5 years of age. The 3/4 year olds have t ..... 
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Help make a foreign exchange student's year a little brighter...

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

Give by opening your hearts and homes to an international exchange student from abroad. The students are becoming more and more anxious to learn about the family they will be living with for the semester or school year. Students are between the ages ..... 
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Chatfield school board agrees on list of candidates for superintendent

Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

At the Chatfield School Board's March 15 meeting, the list of fourteen candidates for superintendent was whittled down to six. The six will be interviewed soon. Chairman Jerry Chase said board members may have different parameters on what they are l ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson poised for growth with new developments

Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

Several items headed the Monday, March 15th, meeting yet new developments and more positive growth for the district were likely the front runners.

The board unanimously approved the application of the district as a Charter School Authorizer ..... 
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Kingsland torn over budget

Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

It was very clear that the Kingsland School Board wished there were other solutions to the problems associated with budget cuts and the hiring of administrative staff because of recent resignations. First, the principal and then the superintendent.< ..... 
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SMIF preparing another round of BookStart grants

Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

Last fall, the Elysian Area Learning Center received a grant for 75 books.

Amber Athey, a supervisor at the organization that houses various early childhood and Head Start programs, said the grant was a small - but significant - investment i ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board prepares for next year

Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 18, 2010. All members but one were present. Topics discussed included the school calendar for the 2010-2011 school year, a recent special education conference attend ..... 
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Kingsland explores options for principal and superintendent

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School Board workshop session was held Monday night and progress was made on three very important issues.

The first item under consideration was the board's agreement on advertising for a superintendent, replacing Darrin Strosa ..... 
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