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Epilepsy Foundation announces scholarships


Mon, Feb 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is pleased to announce the 2010 call for applications for the Elam Baer and Janis Clay Educational Scholarship program. This program is in its fifth year and has been made possible through the generosity of Elam Baer and Janis Clay.

In 2010, the Elam Baer and Janis Clay Educational Scholarship program will award ten $1000 scholarships to students who have shown courage in dealing with epilepsy and seizures, commitment to their education, and perseverance in eliminating the obstacles that epilepsy and seizures may present.

For additional information about the Elam Baer and Janis Clay Educational Scholarship program, please contact Stephanie at: 1-800 779-0777 ext. 2312 or skolari@efmn.org.

Scholarship amount: $1000 (Ten awarded each year) Application Deadline: April 1, 2010 Awards Announcement: May 1, 2010

Eligibility:

• Must have a diagnosis of epilepsy / seizure disorder.

• Must be a high school senior or a high school graduate.

• Must provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program.

• Must live in Minnesota or Eastern North Dakota.

• Must submit a completed application and two letters of recommendation.

The Application form for the Elam Baer and Janis Clay Educational Scholarship is available online at www.efmn.org

What is cyberbullying?

Mon, Feb 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

It seems cyberbullying is on the rise. Online bullying, called cyberbullying, happens when teens use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Cyberbullying is a problem ..... 
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Fillmore Central hosts Math Wizards competition

Fri, Feb 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

On Monday, January 18th, Fillmore Central hosted the first Math Wizard's meet of the season. Math Wizards is an academic competition for fifth and sixth grade students. Schools from around the area, including Kingsland, Mabel/Canton, Lanesboro, and S ..... 
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Fillmore Central seeks budget shortfall resolve

Fri, Jan 29th, 2010
Posted in Education

There was a lot of discussion related to the budget at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on January 25. The board went over a few options they are looking at for cutting about $200,000 from the 2010 budget.

Superintendent Myrna Luehm ..... 
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Chatfield school board makes appointments

Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Several Chatfield FFA members, three representatives of R.A. Morton, and the new interim superintendent of Chatfield Public Schools were all special guests at the school board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2010. The meeting also ..... 
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Fillmore Central triple "A" award winners

Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Tricia Harstad and Nathan Hanson have been selected to represent Fillmore Central High School in the Triple "A" (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) Award program sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League.

Established in 1988, the Tri ..... 
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Lentz remains chair of Kingsland school board

Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

After two meetings that had tie votes for a board chairman, the Kingsland School Board elected the current chair, Mitch Lentz, as chairman. In the past two unsuccessful attempts the vote was three votes for Mitch Lentz and three votes for Mike Zimme ..... 
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Discussing Superintendent's role

Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Kingsland Board of Education met in special session on Wednesday night and attempted to elect a board chair for 2010. Two people were nominated for the position:

The current board chair, Mitch Lentz, was nominated by Deb Dahl and seconde ..... 
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Early Childhood Initiative

Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) is a county wide coalition of community members who are concerned and involved in the early childhood experience for our children. The mission for our ECI is to "support families while building a ..... 
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