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Kingsland questions i4Knights effectiveness


Fri, Nov 20th, 2009
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday, November 16, at the Kingsland High School District Conference Room. All members were present. The agenda was approved with one minor change, moving the audit report earlier in the meeting to accommodate CPA Darwin Viker's schedule.

Audit Report

CPA Darwin Viker, representing the accounting firm of Larson/Allen, presented required communications with the board regarding the 2008-2009 financial statement and audit findings for the district. After a lengthy presentation, Viker summarized that the district is currently positioned well, but with state funds diminishing, the board and staff, like with other districts, will be facing some tough years ahead.

Public Thank You's

Superintendent of Schools Darren Strosahl thanked the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 30 new computers and the United Way for monitors. He also thanked the Spring Valley Exchange Club for their donation of the Freedom Shrine, a wall consisting of a collection of 29 original historic American documents that have been reproduced in a way that can be displayed and shared. Strosahl also thanked the many IBM employees in the community who have stepped forward to help out the district with volunteer hours and computer equipment through the On Demand Program. More than $200,000 in equipment and thousands of volunteer hours have been donated to the district in the past 12 years, thanks to IBM and its employees, Strosahl stated. Since it is American Education Week, Strosahl thanked everyone involved with education - teachers, parents and community members- for supporting students and education.

Public Comments

Sandra Nauman addressed the board meeting with concerns about low math requirements set by the State of Minnesota. She urged the board to set higher standards in the district to better prepare students for college and future careers. She also had concerns about school activities being scheduled on Wednesday evenings, which traditionally has been set aside as a night for church-related activities. Nauman also asked the board to allow for more open discussions for community members during board meetings.

Old Business

The board discussed the i4knight program and some of the misconceptions that exist about the pilot program. The program touts integrated learning, institutional empowerment, independent acceleration, and igniting imagination. Strosahl stated that so .....
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Classes getting "overloaded" at Chatfield High School

Fri, Nov 20th, 2009
Posted in Education

The Chatfield School Board met for its regular meeting on November 16, 2009. All members but one were present. A large audience from the community also attended the meeting.

The main topic of discussion before the board was finance. Alan And ..... 
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Program praised by R-P school board

Fri, Nov 20th, 2009
Posted in Education

Teachers Shari Michel and Cheri Vix gave an enthusiastic presentation regarding a new program in the district at the Monday, November 16th, board meeting. While the goal is to have the program eventually reach more grade levels, the program currentl ..... 
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Fillmore Central holiday concert

Fri, Nov 20th, 2009
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central Schools band and choir department would like to invite you to their annual Holiday Concert on Monday, December 7, 2009, at 7:00 PM in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. Performance groups will include the FCMS 5-6th g ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School honor roll

Fri, Nov 20th, 2009
Posted in Education

A Honor Roll 2009-2010

Quarter 1

Grade 9

Brianna Benson, Jordyn Goree, Shane Jacobson, Abby Jameson, Cody Manfull, Rebecca Munson, Katherine Prinsen, Megan Schossow, Amy Todd,

and Kyli Torkelson

Grade 10

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Fillmore Central High School Scholar Club

Fri, Nov 13th, 2009
Posted in Education

The Falcon Scholar Club was formed to recognize academic excellence. The criteria to become a club member are to maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher with an all grades being a "C" or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only 10-1 ..... 
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Honoring our Veterans

Fri, Nov 13th, 2009
Posted in Education

The Veteran's Day Program at the Fillmore Central Middle School on November 11 was a huge success. A few students from the middle school spoke about honoring veterans and why they liked America. Nicholas Mensink was chosen for 1st place and Sara Sch ..... 
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Passport to Reading at Fillmore Central Elementary

Fri, Nov 13th, 2009
Posted in Education

Family Fun Night is approaching quickly here at Fillmore Central Elementary School. This year's theme is Passport to Reading. Students and their families will have the opportunity to travel to three countries on Tuesday evening, November 17th, 2009. ..... 
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Karl Randall speaking at Rushford-Peterson school

Fri, Nov 13th, 2009
Posted in Education

Karl Randall, motivational speaker from Baxter, Minnesota, will be a guest speaker on November 16th at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Randall's presentation will focus on self-worth concepts, coping with the stress and pressures of school life and the difficult choi ..... 
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