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Kingsland Task Force update


By Jeff Erding

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland Facilities Task Force

LOOKING OVER THE HORIZON: an update on the efforts of the Kingsland Facilities Task Force to reach consensus on the present needs and future configuration of the Kingsland District.

Please note this is not to be considered the official record of proceedings; rather a factual record of the discussions and findings to date from the notes and recollections of a task force member.

Information contained herein is presented with the intention of providing citizens of the Kingsland District with the most accurate information possible as an aid to making informed decisions.

The group, composed of a diverse group of volunteers and district employees, was formed after a recent proposal by the district dministration to abandon the Wykoff facility in favor of a K/12 facility at the Spring Valley site was met with staunch opposition by citizens from both towns. Three main points comprised the reluctance by many to authorize the multi-million dollar construction needed to accomplish a one site facility:

1) The debt from the 2008 construction is not sufficiently retired.

2) Closing the Wykoff Facility would violate the intent of the consolidation agreement reached by the formerly separate districts in the early 1990’s.

3) Most importantly, a K/12 one-site facility is thought by many to be not in the best interest of the students since many well documented studies indicate segregating 6th thru 8th grade students from contact with 9 thru 12 significantly enhances the psychological and academic development of the younger group at a difficult and vulnerable time of their lives.

The school board wisely decided to form a study group to sort through the issues and advise a course action. The official list of objectives is:

1) Build a priority list of deferred maintenance items.

2) Build a list of educational improvements for each building.

3) Discuss building name of middle school vs. intermediate school.

Serving on the committee are school board members, Gwen Howard and Troy Asher; administration representatives, superintendent John McDonald, high school principal Jim Hecimovich, elementary principal Chris Priebe; John Dols, newly hired building and grounds director; teachers, Emily Biske, Niki DeBuhr, and Rachel Burt. People with construction and building design and maintenance .....
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FCHS to host financial aid/college information night

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a Financial Aid/College Information Night on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from St. Mary’s University in Winona will be here with a financial aid pr ..... 
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FCHS to host financial aid/college information night

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a Financial Aid/College Information Night on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from St. Mary’s University in Winona will be here with a financial aid pr ..... 
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FCHS to host financial aid/college information night

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a Financial Aid/College Information Night on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from St. Mary’s University in Winona will be here with a financial aid pr ..... 
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Fillmore Central students prepare for college

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

With the first quarter of the school year already gone, some Fillmore Central High School students are making plans for their futures. At the school board meeting on October 28, Principal Heath Olstad stated juniors would be attending a college f ..... 
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Fillmore Central students prepare for college

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

With the first quarter of the school year already gone, some Fillmore Central High School students are making plans for their futures. At the school board meeting on October 28, Principal Heath Olstad stated juniors would be attending a college f ..... 
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The Lanesboro High School Class of 1949 held their 65th class reunion at the Village Square in Fountain, Minn.

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Front Row: Phyllis (Holtegard) Potter, Gloria (Garness) Bergey, Tess (Teigen) Johnson, Donna (Jacobson) Gullickson, Curt Johnson, Wally Vogen. Back Row: Orris Hareldson, Willis Boyer, Ken R. Rose, Mary Ann (Gilbertson) Wurst, Duane Erickson, Verle R ..... 
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The Preston High School class of 1949 celebrated their 65th reunion on September 18

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The party was hosted by Ila Mae Olstad at her home in Preston. Assisting serving a delicious dinner were Marie (Ila’s daughter) Shirley (daughter-in-law), and Sue (like a daughter). It was a beautiful day filled with lots of reminiscing. 1st Row ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Band

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Congratulations to the following Fillmore Central High School band students on being selected to the 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band: Kaitlyn Aug, bass clarinet, Katie Tammel, horn, Courtney Schroeder, horn, Sara Schultz, clarinet, Anna Chri ..... 
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