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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 for the Ridgeway School. While the district is among many vying for the position, Superintendent Chuck Ehler believes such an endeavor may have an influencing effect on families' willingness to send their children to the district.

The purpose of the agreement, as listed in documentation, is to assist the Ridgeway school in maintaining and improving pupil learning, achievement, and encouraging the use of different and innovative teaching methods. It is also intended to create new professional opportunities for teachers. This is all overseen by measuring outcomes and establishing accountability through new forms.

The application by the district will certainly be well scrutinized by the Minnesota Department of Education to determine its eligibility and standards.

Furthering the potential for positive growth, the district's request in regards to the new school initiative has been filed with the U.S. Congress and Senate. This is, in part, due to information sent to Congressman Walz's request of input on projects seeking federal appropriations. The district is highly grateful to all who accessed the comment website and submitted their thoughts.

In even more positive, although a far more "shocking" development, elementary students were recently rewarded for an enthusiastic ending to reading actives for the month. Exceeding a goal of 250,000 with a total of 382,218 minutes read, the students were treated to watching the Polar Splash on February 26th. The event essentially consisted of elementary principals Chuck Ehler and Shane McBroom plunging into the frigid Rush Creek.

Summing up the experience with one word, "Burr!" Ehler thanked Phil Costigan of KQYB for assisting in the countdown and closing ceremonies. Additional gratitude was extended to Chuck's Feed and Grain of Peterson for supplying popcorn that was served on March 5th to further reward the students.

Congratulations to:

• The district for receiving $9,275 in additional funds through Teachers Teaching Technology Through Teachers. The funds can be used at the discretion of the district and the Staff Development Committee intends to use it to support the purchase of technology for classrooms.

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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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Singer-songwriter Elisa Korenne will teach students at Rushford-Peterson

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Education

Rushford, MN - National touring performer and teaching artist Elisa Korenne will teach the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at Rushford-Peterson Middle School. From April 12-16, Korenne will offer students her "History in Song" workshop. Students will lear ..... 
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Kingsland Board of Education workshop focuses on next year's budget

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

"Your homework assignment was to bring in proposals to balance the budget," said Board Chairman Mitch Lentz addressing the Kingsland Board of Education.

The workshop session of the Kingsland Board of Education Monday night was consumed with ..... 
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Fillmore Central's big changes

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

Starting next school year, there will be numerous changes made at Fillmore Central Schools. There will no longer be a middle school in Preston, as the seventh and eighth graders are moving to the high school building.

During their meeting on ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson middle school honor roll 2nd quarter

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

A Honor Roll

Grade 6

Keean Benson, Carissa Bieberdorf, Noah Dahl, Kate Klungtvedt, Savannah Neitzke, Bailey O'Hare, Rachel O'Shaughnessy, Morgan Vitse, Clara Wieser, Caryn Wolter.

Grade 7

Jordan Agrimson, Joshua Agrimson, ..... 
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