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Top Ranking Area Junior High Knowledge Bowl teams announced


Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in All Education

Fifty-three teams from 18 area districts participated in 2012-13 Junior High Knowledge Bowl. Teams competed in Round Robin competitions in October, November and December. Each team then competed in the Sub-Regional competitions in January and the top twelve teams from each tier advanced to Regional. The competitions consist of 1 written round (60 questions) and 4 oral rounds (45 questions/round).

The Junior High Knowledge Bowl Sub-Regional Competitions were held on January 8-9 at Rochester Community and Technical College. The Tier AA teams were from: Chatfield, Dover-Eyota, Kasson-Mantorville, Kenyon-Wanamingo, Pine Island, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, and Red Wing. The Tier A teams were from: Caledonia, Fillmore Central, Glenville-Emmons, Grand Meadow, Houston, Kingsland, Lanesboro, Mabel-Canton, Rushford-Peterson, Southland, and Spring Grove.

The Junior High Knowledge Bowl Regional competitions were held on January 22 and 23 at Southeast Service Cooperative, located in Rochester.

Teams placing at Regional

Tier A

1st place ...........Rushford-Peterson 1

2nd place ..........Spring Grove 1

3rd place .......... Kingsland 1

4th place .......... Houston 1

Tier AA

1st place ........... Dover-Eyota 3

2nd place .......... Kenyon-Wanamingo Black

3rd place .......... Pine Island 1

4th place .......... Dover-Eyota 1

The Minnesota Service Cooperative Knowledge Bowl competitions are interdisciplinary academic contests for students. Junior High Knowledge Bowl is for students in grades 6-9. During the contest, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning, typical of secondary educational programs. Questions test students’ recall, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. This competition provides a format for student growth centered around academics. Teams consist of six students (six competing in the written round and five competing in each oral round).

Dorian Honor Band students from Fillmore Central announced

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The FCHS Band Department is proud to announce that the following students have been selected to participate in the 2013 Dorian Honor Band at Luther College on Sunday, February 24 and Monday, February 25. Approximately 625 musicians are chosen to p ..... 
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Chatfield School Board

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

With the first Chatfield School Board Meeting of the new year, on January 22 the board started business by organizing board positions. Jerry Chase will once again be board chair, vice chair will be Kathy Schellhammer, Greg LaPlante will be the clerk ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board ready for 2013

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

At the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on January 22, 2013, new board member Emily Ellis took her oath and was sworn in. Ross Kiehne and Jim Love were also sworn in, as they had been re-elected. The officers for 2013 will remain the same, w ..... 
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Two $500 scholarships offered by Fillmore SWCD

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Jeanette Serfling, Administrative Assistant Each year the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District offers a $500 scholarship to a Fillmore County graduating high school senior. To be eligible the student must be pursuing a degree in Natural R ..... 
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Sports equipment to be awarded to local schools on January 18

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The culmination of the “Give to the Max Day” challenge will be Friday, January 18 at the Fillmore Central gym in Preston. The Preston Area Community Foundation was challenged by the Spring Valley Community Foundation to see who could have the m ..... 
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AgStar accepting High School Senior Scholarship applications

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Mankato, Minn.- The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is now accepting applications for its high school senior scholarship program, which awards up to 20 students with $1,000 scholarships. T ..... 
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Chatfield’s Math Data team helps students make the mark “The Perfect Storm”

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield High School’s Seniors hit an all-time high for passing the Math MCA test. With 93 percent of their students passing the test, this far has exceeded any of our expectations, according to High School Principal, Randy Paulson. “Our origin ..... 
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Full agenda for Kingsland School Board

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland School Board met on December 17, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. with a full agenda of items. All School Board members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Also present was Superintendent McDonald. All consent agenda items were approve ..... 
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