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Fillmore Central prepared for new school year


Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

By Jade Sexton

The Fillmore Central School Board approved a couple of purchases at their regular meeting on August 27. Superintendent Richard Keith explained the five-year lease on the copy machine at the high school will expire in October. They have three options: they can renew the current lease at $500 per month, purchase the current machine for around $4,000, or return the machine. Keith received quotes for new machines from local vendors, and he recommended going with the lease option from EO Johnson Copiers. He said the price will be locked in for the five-year lease, along with a maintenance agreement. The new lease should save the district money.

The board also approved the purchase of a 2013 Dodge Caravan SE from Nelson Auto in Fergus Falls. This purchase is to replace the van they had to sell last year.

Principal and Dean Reports

Principal Heath Olstad informed the board the HVAC project at the high school is complete and everything is ready for the new year. There will be an open house August 28, 4-6 p.m. in the K-6 building and 6:15-8 p.m. At this time, students in grades 9-12 will receive their laptops and be given the options to pay a monthly fee to take it home, pay nothing and keep it at the school, or pay a monthly lease to eventually own the laptop.

Athletic Director and Dean Chris Mensink gave the numbers for fall sports. There will be 68 participants in football, 52 in volleyball, nine in cross country (with Lanesboro), and 12 in cheerleading.

Mensink also said enrollment is up slightly this year, from 302 last year to 319 this year.

Personnel

The board accepted resignations and approved hires of several staff members. The resignations of Lara Graves, Title I Teacher; Jeannette Burns, MS Math Wizards Coach; Melissa Laue, SAC Aide; Laura Vatland, SAC Aide; and Linda O’Connor, Daycare Aide were all accepted.

Ellie Skaggs was hired for a Daycare Aide, Melinda Daniels as Lead Custodian in the Harmony building, Sheryl Spencer as K-3 paraprofessional, and Kayla Carroll as 3-6 paraprofessional, and Terisa Scrabeck as Title I Teacher. Amanda Heibel was hired as the ECFE (Earl Childhood Family Education) Parent Educator and van driver. Jessica Marzolf will be teaching 4/5 preschool.

A sharing agreement with Kingsland was approved for Social Work services with Kay Haugerud and Transition Services with K .....
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Powell awarded SEMAC grant for composition

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in All Education

This past Thursday, August 22, the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), on the recommendation of their Board of Directors, awarded a series of individual artistic grants to applicants from all over the region. One of the recipients included M ..... 
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AgStar announces winners of Purple Ribbon Video Contest

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Mankato, Minn. – AgStar Financial Services, a value-added financial services company owned by its client-stockholders, announced the winners of the second annual Purple Ribbon Video Contest, a contest held to encourage youth to showcase their role ..... 
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R-P tries to move beyond disagreements

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Several district residents were on hand at the Monday, August 19 meeting to voice their opinions of several recent issues including the ongoing facilities and administration debate, grade location realignment, and consistency of offerings within the ..... 
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R-P tries to move beyond disagreements

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Several district residents were on hand at the Monday, August 19 meeting to voice their opinions of several recent issues including the ongoing facilities and administration debate, grade location realignment, and consistency of offerings within the ..... 
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R-P tries to move beyond disagreements

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Several district residents were on hand at the Monday, August 19 meeting to voice their opinions of several recent issues including the ongoing facilities and administration debate, grade location realignment, and consistency of offerings within the ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board updated on laptop program

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Lanesboro High School Principal Brett Clarke updated the school board on the one-to-one netbook program that was started at the high school this past school year. As they prepare for a new school year, Clarke said they will be instal ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Board of Education approves district credit cards

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 20, 2013 at 7p.m. All members were present except Mark Weideman, Todd Metzke, and Chris Hansen. The Summer School Program at the school was a success with almost 30 participants. ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Board of Education approves district credit cards

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 20, 2013 at 7p.m. All members were present except Mark Weideman, Todd Metzke, and Chris Hansen. The Summer School Program at the school was a success with almost 30 participants. ..... 
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