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Chatfield looks to wrap up school year


By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board meeting opened on May 19 with four members present along with principals Craig Ihrke and Randy Paulson and Superintendent Ed Harris.

Both principals thanked the music department for the effort put in for the spring concerts. Also, both commented on MCA testing scores that have risen significantly from this year’s testing cycle.

Kadin Hill was present at the meeting representing the Chatfield Student Senate. Hill said that elections have taken place for next year’s student senate members.

Reading specialist Elissa Johnsrud was present at the meeting to give an update on both the Action 100 program and Reading Research projects. Both programs have had a great year in supporting students’ academic growth. For the remainder of the school year they will continue to close in on their goals.

Technology integration advisor Kristy Cook was also in attendance. Cook thanked the board for the opportunity to fill her new role this school year and looks forward to next year. Cook said that many parents, students and school staff have completed a clarity survey that will help set up what componentns of technology integration can be focused on next year. Cook will also be hosting a number of training sessions for staff over the summer.

Next year all 9th grade students will be required to bring their own device. This step is a follow-up to the district’s 1 to 1 iPad program. If families need financial assistance, they can reach out to the school for further guidance.

A representative from the Chatfield Center for the Arts was at the meeting to give an update on the status of the Center. With money expected from the state’s bonding bill, infrastructure improvements on the CCA are expected to get underway. On the list are installation of better restroom facilities, the addition of an atrium/foyer area, and handicap accessibility.

Superintendent Harris extended his congratulations to the CCA for its accomplishments. Harris also shared 2014 key legislative outcomes in his report to the board. There is new revenue available for an addition $25 per student, funding for teacher evaluation implementation support, and full funding for reduced lunch families. To conclude, Harris stated that a budget preview will be available at the June school board meeting.

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Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue

By Peyton Bergey

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

An extensive agenda awaited the Kingsland School Board on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the regular school board meeting held in the Kingsland Conference Room. Consent Agenda items were approved. The following donations were recognized: American Legion ..... 
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Kingsland approves interim athletic director

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

An extensive agenda awaited the Kingsland School Board on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the regular school board meeting held in the Kingsland Conference Room. Consent Agenda items were approved. The following donations were recognized: American Legion ..... 
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Students look forward to Pearson science curriculum

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on May 20. At the meeting Gwen Rostad presented the FY2015 Proposed Budget to the board and answered board questions. The proposed budget must be reviewed and approved by the school board by June 30, 2014. Mar ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears update on Lanesboro Arts Campus

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board met on Tuesday, May 13 for a regular monthly meeting. All members were present for the meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs and Courtney Bergey from the Lanesboro Arts Center also present. Bergey addressed the sch ..... 
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Youth tractor safety classes offered

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The 25th joint annual youth tractor safety training is being planned for Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11. The training sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. each day. It will be held at Rushford-Peterson High School. Our area ..... 
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The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools to be used on their project of building a permanent fence around the baseball field. The Foundation feels strongly that this type of project is a g ..... 
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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 4 By Abby Hanson and Mason Henry Wake up calls came at 6:45 a.m. We loaded the bus at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8 a.m. We first headed to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. The 43-room mansion was surrounded by botanical gardens and had tw ..... 
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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

Day 4 By Abby Hanson and Mason Henry Wake up calls came at 6:45 a.m. We loaded the bus at 7:30 and left the hotel at 8 a.m. We first headed to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. The 43-room mansion was surrounded by botanical gardens and had tw ..... 
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