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Fillmore Central School Board hears about Senior Trip


Fri, Apr 27th, 2007
Posted in Education

Senior advisor Joe Stevens gave a report to the Fillmore Central School Board about the recent senior trip to Washington, D.C. There were 48 students and 12 adults on the 10-day trip.

According to Stevens, the class raised $56,000 for the trip. They made $17,000 in concessions, $5,000 from aluminum cans, and $15,000 in raffle tickets, which was a record.

Science teacher Michael Elliot went along on the trip in place of Stevens, who was ill. All of the chaperones had a role and were busy for the entire trip. Stevens added that they like to have someone on each bus with some medical experience. This time they also had someone with a police background, which came in handy when some things were stolen at a hotel in Washington, D.C.

Stevens said the support of the volunteers and chaperones was wonderful, and the students worked hard all year. He thanked the board, the office help and the administration for all of their hard work over the year.

"We wouldn't get it all done if everyone didn't work together," he said.

Student Jessica Moger also thanked the board on the behalf of the senior class for the opportunity to go on the trip. "It's like a history class, but not in the class," she said. "You're not looking at pictures in a book, you're really there."

Since the trip was a major learning experience as well as a good time, Moger considers it part of the school's curriculum, and believes it is a really good thing to continue.

Some of the favorite moments in the trip according to Moger were Gettysburg on the battlefield at night, Colonial Williamsburg, the Holocaust Museum, the boat cruise and Ford's Theater.

Custodial Staff

The new Building and Grounds Supervisor Blaine Moe thanked the board for the opportunity to serve the district, and said it's been a fun and exciting experience so far. He is impressed with the new crew that was hired.

According to Moe, the crew has been doing a lot of catching up on things that have not been done well the past couple of years. They have been working hard and saving the school money by fixing a leak in a roof and saving money on cleaning supplies and paper products. He requested the hiring of another part-time cleaning person that would work 4-8 p.m., and assured the board that it would be a permanent position. The board approved. They will also be hiring two teenagers for help during the summer to catch up on painting projects.

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R-P Superintendent to pursue tenure rights

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - recently released superintendent, Jeffrey Miller, is pursuing the possibility of tenure rights due to his holding the position of middle school principal for the past four years.

The item came at the end of the agenda for the boar ..... 
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Kingsland rejects bids for new building

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - The Kingsland School Board has decided to wait until next Wednesday, April 25 to take action on the bids for the new building. The architect appeared before the board and said that the bids had exceeded the budget amount for the project and ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board: "More time for..."

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Education

"More time" was Elementary Principal James Semmen's refrain as he updated the Lanesboro School Board on the kindergarten program. In the past years, Lanesboro has moved its kindergarten program from three days a week, to four days a week, and, in th ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: Board will conduct superintendent search

Fri, Apr 13th, 2007
Posted in Education

At a special meeting on April 9, the R-P school board decided to go it alone hiring a new superintendent, rather than hiring an agency. A number of agencies that specialize in superintendent searches have contacted board members since it was announc ..... 
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R-P seeks input on Supt. post

Fri, Mar 30th, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - "We have the opportunity to reshape this district for years to come," said Jim Kitchens, R-P school board member. "We have that responsibility right now."

Kitchens' comment came during a meeting with the public to discuss the recr ..... 
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FC board discusses tennis court options

Fri, Mar 30th, 2007
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Preston City Council member Heath Mensink and Preston City Administrator Joe Hoffman attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting last Tuesday to discuss the possibility of purchasing land for a tennis court. At the February meeting, ..... 
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Miller out as Rushford-Peterson Superintendent

Fri, Mar 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - In a move that came as a surprise to many, at least those outside the school system, the Rushford-Peterson school board voted not to renew the contract of Superintendent Jeff Miller at their regular March meeting.

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R-P moves to all-day, everyday Kindergarten

Fri, Mar 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - The room broke out in applause when the R-P school board voted to implement all day/every day kindergarten at its March 20 meeting.

The board invited the community to come speak prior to the regular meeting. Approximately twenty-f ..... 
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