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Kingsland receives several gifts


Fri, Jan 25th, 2008
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - It was a very positive meeting of the Kingsland School Board. It started off with several donations to the School District from members of the public. Sam's Club donated $1,000, the Fountain Fire Department gave another donation of $1,000 and a memorial in the amount of $1,500 was given by Anne Mrotz in memory of her Mother, Elda Glady to the Scholarship fund. The Wellness Grant prizes saw Home Federal donating water bottles, the Southeast Service Cooperative donated Mayo Clinic Books, Zen gardens and an insulated lunch bag. The Kingsland Education Association donated $100 and the KHS Student Council gave Knightwear apparel and Kingsland "Fit for Life" water bottles.

A substantial grant was given by BP. An employee of BP, Dennis Colton presented a check for $17,000.00 for the baseball fence. This was a project that was cut out of the original building bids for the new school. Another $1,860 was given by BP in recognition of service hours given by an employee to the School District. Everyone on the board expressed their gratitude to the people and organizations that are helping to enhance the learning experience for our young people.

Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)

Principal Jim Hecimovich addressed the Board about the AYP program and the progress that is being made in the District. The program requires schools to meet standards in many areas including Special Ed Math. The District has not been meeting those standards for the last two years and is presently showing big improvements. Hecimovich says that a definite time schedule with goals is currently in place and that there are signs that students in the Special Ed Math classes are meeting those goals and on their way to measuring up as time and efforts go forward.

Kindergarten Progress

Teachers Marilyn Erdman and Denise Erichsen told the board that under the Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Mathematics the current Kindergarten class is reaching and exceeding the goals from last year. In fact, in one Math class there are 45 students that can count by fives and tens up to 100.

In the reading area students know their letters and they are writing everyday in large and small group settings. The accomplishments they claim in January would normally not be attained until May.

Other Business

• The increased emphasis on new ways to teach also led to a proposal to the Board that they adopt a "Late Start, Early Out" opportunity in Februa .....
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Lanesboro School Board authorizes 2008 multi-cultural trip

Fri, Jan 18th, 2008
Posted in Education

LANESBORO - At their first meeting in 2008, the Lanesboro School Board authorized teacher Chris Knutson to go ahead with organizing a December 2008 school trip to the border area of Texas. Billed as a Multi-cultural Experience, with exposure to Span ..... 
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R-P Superintendent gives "generosity" report

Fri, Dec 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - "We continue to be impressed and thankful for the generosity people have shown to our school and community," said Superintendent Chuck Ehler at the regular meeting of the R-P school board, December 17. "It's overwhelming."

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Kingsland receives donations

Fri, Dec 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School Board met Monday night December 17 and heard reports on several issues. The Christmas spirit was evident as it was announced that several donations have been made to the district by local residents.

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Water damages books at Fillmore Central High School

Fri, Dec 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

HARMONY - Fillmore Central High School Principal, Heath Olstad told the school board at their December 17 meeting that over 300 books were lost due to water damage when a sink overflowed in a second floor science room and leaked into the first floor ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board certifies levy

Fri, Dec 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

LANESBORO - The Lanesboro School Board held their last meeting of calendar year 2007 on Thursday, December 20, 2007. At the meeting, the board certified the education levy for taxes payable in 2008 at $494,472. The amount was for the maximum allowab ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board: Parents can now go online to monitor child's progress

Fri, Nov 30th, 2007
Posted in Education

Parents can now go online to the Fillmore Central website to check their child's academic progress at school, Principal Heath Olstad told the school board at their November 26 meeting. Parents, with use of their password, can only access their own c ..... 
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R-P takes another step in exploring new facility

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - The R-P school board took another step on their path to exploring special funding for new school facilities by approving the hiring of ICS Consulting of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, for architectural services.

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Kingsland addition on schedule

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - Pat Simpkins of the DLR group briefed the Kingsland school board members on the progress of the new addition to Kingsland High School at the Nov. 19 meeting. He said that in the last few weeks great progress has been made and that workers a ..... 
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