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Kingsland School Board: Curriculum changes planned for mathematics


Fri, Oct 19th, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - The Kingsland School Board met at the Middle School in Wykoff on Monday night, Oct. 15. It was a full agenda with the board taking action on a number of issues.

Principal Jim Heckimovich addressed the board and explained the outcome of the MCA Test from last spring where grades three through eleven were tested on their skills in math and reading. He said that the District needs to make a 3-5 year plan to bring some of these skills back in line with the rest of the state.

Of the 40 students that took part in the study, the 3rd graders' math was above state average, but dropped in the 4th grade. The 5th grade bounced back up above the state in math and reading but the 6th graders saw a significant drop in math and a small decrease in reading. The 7th grade saw both reading and math an issue then staying consistent with the state through the 10th grade. 11th grade math was below the state average.

Heckimovich said that all the districts in the state have a lot of work to do to bring these averages back up and they will be starting curriculum changes in mathematics.

Teacher Program

A new program that was received with much enthusiasm from the Board was the "Feature Teacher Program". This will be a regular segment at the school board meetings. It recognizes one teacher each month that has made significant impact on the students he/she teaches.

This month the spotlight was on Scott Mulholland who teaches Social Studies to the 6, 7 and 8th grades. He appeared before the board and proudly spoke of his students and the excitement they have in some of the projects that they are working on.

Recently the class studied Minnesota history and focused on an Archaeology unit. Indian artifacts were used in two simulated excavations near the school. Students had an opportunity to dig up buried items and to research the item's history. In a joint venture with American History, the class is role-playing the Boston Massacre and the civil war. Students were able to see how history affected their roles and how the reenactment of the civil war dealt with medical issues of the day.

Building Project

The architect for the building project to the High School gave a report to the board. Pat Simpkins of the DLR Group said that budget-wise everything is on schedule and the project is on schedule. He said that within the last few days with the arrival of the precast concrete panels in Area C, the bric .....
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Fillmore Central School Board: Board hears preliminary audit report

Fri, Sep 28th, 2007
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Myrna Luehmann met with the district auditors recently to discuss the auditing process for the 2006-2007 school year. Luehmann shared the information she received with the school board in a preliminary audit report at ..... 
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Lanesboro School sets levy

Fri, Sep 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

The Lanesboro School Board, meeting on Thursday, September 20, set the proposed levy for 2008 at $494,472, a decrease of 2.39 percent from 2007's levy amount of $506,629.

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Kingsland sets 2008 levy

Fri, Sep 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - The Kingsland School Board met in regular session on September 17. Among the items taken action on was certifying the Proposed Property Tax Levy for payable 2008. The proposed maximum levy will be $2,104,864.22 as compared with the actual f ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: What the flood revealed

Fri, Sep 21st, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - In an ironic twist, the recent flood has revealed some likely sources for air quality issues that have long been a concern at R-P schools.

Following the September 17 regular board meeting, superintendent Chuck Ehler took several b ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board: District donates old school photos to Harmony Historical Society

Fri, Aug 31st, 2007
Posted in Education

HARMONY - At their regular meeting, Aug. 28, Fillmore Central School Board members decided to donate the class pictures of students from Harmony High School to the Harmony Historical Society, at the request of Paula Michel.

Michel approache ..... 
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R-P superintendent reports on flood

Fri, Aug 31st, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - "I've said before that Rushford is southeastern Minnesota's best kept secret," said Superintendent Chuck Ehler to the school board at their regular monthly meeting. "Um...it's not a secret anymore," Ehler continued, in one of the few ligh ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board: Contracts and policies in place for new school year

Fri, Aug 17th, 2007
Posted in Education

Pens were flying at the Lanesboro School Board meeting on August 16 as the 2007-2008 school year contracts for fall sports coaches, non-certified staff, and para-professionals were signed and approved by the board. Sarah Pieper was hired as the dayc ..... 
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Fillmore Central okays tennis court lease

Fri, Jul 27th, 2007
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Preston City Administrator Joe Hoffman attended Fillmore Central's school board meeting once again last week about the tennis courts and the proposed lease. This time the board approved the 30-year lease, and the tennis courts will be cons ..... 
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