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Houston Robotics Team presents their trip to World Championship in St. Louis


By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board had a very busy meeting on May 6. In attendance was the Houston Robotics Team that told the board about their trip to the World Championship in St. Louis. Team members Lilli Carlson and Evan Heintz said that even though they did not receive an award at the World Championship, they did have a lot of fun. They also informed the school board of the fundraising plans the team has for the summer. The students have already done a tremendous job of garnering community support for the program, as they were able to get 65 sponsors to fund their trip to St. Louis in only a matter of two weeks. The team plans on continuing to rally community support to ensure that the program has the budget they need to participate in the years to come.

The team will be required to build an entirely new robot next year and the team plans on converting the robot they used this year into a t-shirt shooter for the summer parades. The school board congratulated the team once more on their tremendous achievement of making it to the World Championships in their first year.

Principal Todd Lundberg also brought a request to the board to hire a Robotics coach and grant the team a budget of $1,000. The team was coached by volunteers this past season, however, Robotics coaching is a time consuming job that volunteers cannot be expected to fulfill. Principal Lundberg also noted that a $1,000 is very minimal for the program and estimated that the yearly budget will be between $8,000- $15,000. The majority of the budget will be acquired by fundraising,which is a key component to the program. The school board will vote on the proposal at the next school board meeting.

At the meeting Jason Ludwigson, who works with Technology Integration at the school, presented a project proposal on behalf of Martin Momsen, Houston High School science teacher, and himself to restore a prairie ecosystem. The plan is to restore the prairie system by reestablishing a native prairie on the grounds of Houston High School that students in Momsen’s Environmental Science class could maintain and study.

Ludwigson and Momsen had a few locations in mind to reestablish the prairie ecosystem. A few suggested locations were back by the old volleyball court, in the front of the school, and along the pond by the football field. The school board voiced concern about tall grass areas being a fire hazard and asked that Ludwigson and Momsen talk with the .....
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Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

The week of May 5–9 is Teacher Appreciation Week with Tuesday, May 6 being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day! We ask our parents and community members to join us in extending our thanks and appreciation to the teachers at Rushford-Peterson Sc ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1 By Emily Brumm & Kourtney Coyle While most people were sleeping at 3 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 10, the Mabel-Canton seniors were already awake and preparing for the long day ahead. We had spent the past five years preparing for t ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries 2014

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

Day 1 By Emily Brumm & Kourtney Coyle While most people were sleeping at 3 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 10, the Mabel-Canton seniors were already awake and preparing for the long day ahead. We had spent the past five years preparing for t ..... 
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Houston School Board selects superintendent

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a special meeting on April 24 to discuss how to proceed in their search for a superintendent. They had recently received news that one of the two remaining candidates accepted a position at another school. This left the ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board learns about Plato educational software

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro special education teacher Jim Gladis was at the school board meeting on April 17 to discuss the Plato online software the district currently uses. The online curriculum Plato offers is used for a variety of things. Gladis said the number on ..... 
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Science projects presented to Chatfield School Board

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board members had an opportunity to enjoy the work of two of the district’s students firsthand at their most recent meeting on April 21, 2014. Matthew Dietz and Justin Friedrich were present at the meeting to present two of the ..... 
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R-P runs into insurance snag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

At the Monday, April 21 Rushford Peterson school board meeting, the district acknowledged a snag with bids for insurance coverage. Board member Taylor Peterson sought clarification, as did local insurance agent Butch Johnson, who was present and addr ..... 
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R-P runs into insurance snag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

At the Monday, April 21 Rushford Peterson school board meeting, the district acknowledged a snag with bids for insurance coverage. Board member Taylor Peterson sought clarification, as did local insurance agent Butch Johnson, who was present and addr ..... 
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