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Lanesboro School Board seeks to fill board position


Fri, Aug 20th, 2010
Posted in Education

Lanesboro Principal Brett Clark spoke to the board at the meeting on August 19 about several items. The first was to go over the high school handbook. Clark said the handbook was mostly unchanged from last year.

Board member Steve Snyder asked Clark if it was possible to check out computers to students. He said there are some students who may not have access to a computer at home to do their homework. Superintendent Jeff Boggs said the problem with lending out computers is the potential for picking up a virus.

Clark said they do not have anything like that right now. All they have are desktop computers, as well as no wireless internet access. Chairperson Dave Ruen said it was something they could look into for the future.

Clark said he will still be handling college counseling for high school students. They have a computer program that allows them to apply for colleges and financial aid online, as well as send transcripts online. Clark said it is a great resource for the students.

There was some discussion about the math curriculum for the new school year. This year the seniors will be able to take calculus since they hired another math teacher. Clark said they will also be requiring seniors to take a semester of Consumer Math, and that Boggs will be teaching that class.

"I believe in that strongly, and it sort of got phased out," said Clark. He noted that since they have been trying to improve their math curriculum over the years, the class got forgotten.

"We sometimes forget the very important stuff," said Clark.

Right now, it is optional for students in eighth grade to take Algebra 1, but if they want to get all of the math in and take calculus their senior year, they will have to take it in eighth grade. Boggs said they shouldn't push kids, as some kids are not ready for Algebra 1 their eighth grade year.

Clark also mentioned the new website that is now up and running. He said there are changes being made daily to the site. He said the last site was static, and was not meant to be changed daily. With this one, every teacher will have their own page, and Clark will be able to delegate some of the work to other people.

Boggs said Clark has done a lot of work on the website, and is responsible for most of the content right now.

Clark said there are a couple more teachers getting SmartBoards for their classrooms this year. He said they are a very useful tool for the c .....
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Hanson graduates from Continental Auctioneer School

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

Continental Auctioneer Schools of Mankato, MN, announces the graduation of Jordan D. Hanson, 31252 Cty. 7, Chatfield, MN, 55923. Students received instruction in all phases of the auctioneer profession and were awarded diplomas and the "Certified Au ..... 
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Melver of Preston, receives Diamonds and Dreams scholarship

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Twins Community Fund today announced that the Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program will grant $2,000 scholarships to 20 Upper Midwest youth in pursuit of post-secondary education. A ceremony to recognize rec ..... 
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Lanesboro library sponsors discussion on race

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Friends of the Lanesboro Library is hosting a discussion group with trained facilitators about the RACE Exhibit, currently on display at the Rochester Public Library. Discussion groups will meet on August 31 at 6 p.m. in the Rose Bell Memorial R ..... 
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Fillmore Central approves attempt for $300,000 referendum

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in Education

At the regular meeting on July 27, the Fillmore Central School Board approved trying for a referendum levy during the election this fall. Superintendent Myrna Luehmann explained there is a current referendum of $400 per pupil unit that will be sunse ..... 
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Chatfield welcomes new superintendent

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

The Chatfield School Board welcomed new superintendent of schools Edward Harris to their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 19, 2010. Harris publicly acknowledged the warm welcome he has received from the community, noting that he is "very exci ..... 
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R-P School Board moves forward

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

The transition process is underway between the district and new transportation provider Ready Bus Line. According to the district, the company has met with drivers and the application and hiring process has begun, including the hiring of former, lon ..... 
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Fillmore Central School sets eligibility meetings

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

Eligibility meetings for Minnesota State High School League activities for the 2010-2011 school year will be held at Fillmore Central High School as follows: Monday, July 26, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. Please note t ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board prepares for election

Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
Posted in Education



The Lanesboro School Board met on July 15, and discussed options for creating a family season pass for athletic events.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs said the individual ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children. He said even ..... 
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