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Fillmore Central School Board: Board approves JV boys basketball team


Fri, Dec 1st, 2006
Posted in Education

PRESTON - The Fillmore Central School board approved the addition of a Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team, along with the addition of a new coach, at their regular meeting last Monday night, November 27..

Current coach Chris Mensink approached the board asking for support to move forward with the hiring of Steve Schroeder to help him coach the 21 students that have signed up for basketball this year.

"It's a good problem to have," said Mensink. "But with 21 kids, it's impossible for me to get to all of them."

Mensink added that he would hate to lose the enthusiasm and interest the kids have in the game, and all of them have a lot of potential and talent.

According to Mensink, a Junior Varsity team and another coach would allow sophomores to play B-squad, and also have some varsity experience. Mensink could be helping out during a practice while Schroeder was at a game, and vice versa. They would also be able to give each of the boys the attention and help they need, and get more of them playing in games.

"To find these kids time to play is what I want," stated Mensink.

Mensink mentioned there are other schools with a JV basketball team but some of them are as far away as Plainview and La Crosse. Bussing to the games would be an extra cost, as well as officials. The coaches would also be willing to officiate at games if needed. Mensink is going to look into finding more schools nearby to come up with 10-12 JV schedule for the season. Some of the kids would be playing in both JV and Varsity, and a couple of kids will be sharing uniforms. There are currently between 10-14 kids that would qualify for the JV team.

The price of hiring another coach would be approximately $2,670 for the season. Admission will be charged to the Junior Varsity games the same as other basketball games. The JV program will be evaluated at the end of the year to plan for next year's season.

Principals Reports

In her principal's report, elementary and middle school principal Brenda Lentz shared that a new Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) has been formed and the fist meeting was held. Twelve families showed interest in the organization. Leslie Christianson, who has three children in the school, is the President. Lentz explained that the group will help answer questions and alleviate any transition issues for students. Lentz believes it will be a nice addition to family support at Fillmore Central.

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Rushford-Peterson School Board: R-P looks at building security

Fri, Nov 24th, 2006
Posted in Education

A security expert has determined that there are too many open entrances at Rushford-Peterson schools.

The R-P school board took a closer look at building security at its regular monthly meeting November 20. Superintendent Jeff Miller present ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board: Lanesboro School - $1/2 million in the black

Fri, Nov 17th, 2006
Posted in Education

"I applaud you for your strong fund balances," proclaimed CPA Pam Ristau as she delivered the audit report on Lanesboro School's finances at the monthly school board meeting November 16. The report showed excess revenues over expenditures of $503,26 ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board: SADD marks 25th year

Fri, Nov 3rd, 2006
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central School Board members took a break during their regular meeting last Monday to walk outside in the cold wind and witness a special gathering at Selvig Park in Harmony. Members of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) host ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: R-P in good financial shape

Fri, Oct 20th, 2006
Posted in Education

The R-P school board proved that when it comes to district communications and technology, they're all on the same page, by hiring RSchoolToday of Winona to create and maintain a high-tech informational website for the district.

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Lanesboro School Board: Parent questions lack of calculus, qualified guidance counselor

Fri, Oct 20th, 2006
Posted in Education

Mimi Abell was at the Lanesboro School Board meeting last Monday evening on behalf of many parents who have children attending the school. Abell has a son who is a junior this year. She explained the two major concerns she has to the board members. ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board: Baseball field upgrades progressing

Fri, Sep 29th, 2006
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Renovations for the Fillmore Central baseball fields are up and running, according to School Board member John Torgrimson. Torgrimson updated the board on the project at the regular meeting Tuesday evening.

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Lanesboro School Board Report: Insurance refund to be used for Flex and HRA fees

Fri, Sep 22nd, 2006
Posted in Education

LANESBORO - What to do with excess money? Now that's a problem seldom faced by a school board! The Lanesboro School Board needed to decide what to do with a refund from Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance at their regular meeting Thursday, September 21 ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board: Board discusses land, facility options

Fri, Sep 22nd, 2006
Posted in Education

An offer to purchase more land from local businessman Richard Holle prompted a lengthy facilities discussion at the regular R-P school board meeting last Monday.

Holle offered the district the chance to purchase a forty-plus parcel of land, ..... 
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