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Kingsland will award construction bids in April


Fri, Mar 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

WYKOFF - Chairman Mitch Lentz updated the Kingsland School Board on pre-construction plans at their Friday, March 16 meeting, which lasted 35 minutes. Lentz said that a pre-bid meeting is planned for March 22 at 3:30 p.m. with bids due at the Kingsland District Office on April 10. The school board will award bids on April 16.

Construction on the 35,000 square foot addition to the high school will begin the day after school is out. Lentz said that the entire high school complex will be considered a construction site over the summer and considered off limits for captain's practices and other student activities.

• Principal Jim Hecimovich reported that elementary parent/teacher conferences would be on March 27 and 29. He also reported that 29 children are signed up for the Kindergarten Roundup on April 2.

"This is a little light, we hope to get around 40," Hecimovich said.

Hecimovich also reported that a committee at the middle school has been meeting to discuss the move of fifth graders to the Wykoff facility next year. Hecimovich said that they are considering re-structuring homerooms to facilitate study skills and self-esteem.

• The board recognized the actions of Morgan Zimmer, a senior, who raised $3,000 to purchase two Automated External Defribillators, one for the middle school and one for the high school.

Zimmer worked with various groups and businesses to raise the funds. She also hosted a pancake breakfast.

Other Business

• The board accepted the retirements of third grade teacher Mary Grems, middle school teacher Carol Helgerson and elementary librarian Judy Rose.

• The board approved the hiring of a curriculum coordinator/teacher.

• The board approved the hiring of spring sport assistant coaches:

• Baseball - Taren Jack, C.J. Boerger and Doug Bergey;

• Softball - Emily DeVries, Denise Montgomery and Al Williams;

• Track - Brad Erichsen and Todd Davis; and,

• Golf - John Jones and Brit Ofstedal.

The next meeting of the Kinglsand School Board is Monday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. at the Kingsland Middle School in Wykoff.

Lanesboro School Board Report: Winter sports teams recognized

Fri, Mar 16th, 2007
Posted in Education



LANESBORO - The Lanesboro School Board recognized the efforts of the school's winter sports teams at its Thursday, March 15 meeting.

The girls basketball team won the conference championship and finished second in the sub-section tou ..... 
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Special meeting results in hires and expulsion

Fri, Mar 16th, 2007
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Members of the Fillmore Central School Board held a special meeting on March 12 to deal with a few important issues.

The first item was to hire Blaine Moe as the new Building and Grounds Supervisor. According to Superintendent Myr ..... 
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Strosahl hired to lead Kingsland

Fri, Feb 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

SPRING VALLEY - After several months and meetings, Kingsland has a new Superintendent.

Kingsland High School Principal Darrin Strosahl will be the new Superintendent of the School District. He was hired during the board meeting on Wednesday ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: Board exhibits sure signs of spring

Fri, Feb 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education

Quick-what do these three things have in common? Robins, the Twins opener, and the R-P school board prioritizing summer repair projects?

Answer: they're all signs of spring.

At its monthly meeting February 20, the board looked at a ..... 
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Future of Root River Education District is up in the air

Fri, Feb 23rd, 2007
Posted in Education



HARMONY - Fillmore Central Superintendent Myrna Luehmann gave the School Board a report about the recent status of the Root River Education District (RRED) at their meeting on Monday, February 19. According to Luehmann, the RRED gives Fillmo ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board Report: District will end private custodial contract

Fri, Jan 26th, 2007
Posted in Education

A few employees of Marsden Building Maintenance were in attendance at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting Thursday evening as the board discussed their present custodial contract with the private firm.

When the board renewed Marsden's ..... 
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R-P board discusses expanding curriculum

Fri, Jan 19th, 2007
Posted in Education

RUSHFORD - Improving the curriculum was the theme of the R-P school board's monthly meeting.

Of those who responded to a survey sent to the class of 2001, "27% had rated our computer skills preparation as 'poor'," said counselor Jenny Helge ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board: Wellness committee makes recommendation

Fri, Jan 19th, 2007
Posted in Education

Sara Decker presented the three-pronged recommendation of the Wellness Committee to the Lanesboro School Board at their January 18 meeting. Decker reported the committee had been meeting monthly since its formation in August and had researched the r ..... 
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