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Long-term superintendent plan develops in Houston


By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on February 18. The discussion was primarily centered around the search for a new superintendent. The question on school board members’ minds was whether they wanted to pursue hiring a new superintendent immediately or delay the superintendent search until December while keeping Interim Superintendent Rick on board for another year.

The board was split on which direction would be the most beneficial to the school district. Board member Gary Wilson advocated to keep Dr. Rick another year, so that the district could benefit from his organizational expertise and experience. Tom Stilin agreed with Wilson.

Michaeleen Bonner thought that there was still time to conduct the superintendent search and felt they would be able to attract a good pool of candidates. Kevin Kelleher agreed with Bonner, adding that he would like to only have to go through the process once.

Joe Krage said he was listening to all sides before making his final decision. Mimi Carlson agreed stating that she was “on the fence.” She liked the idea of keeping Dr. Rick around for another year to glean from his expertise, but also was happy to move forward in the search for a permanent superintendent. “We’re going to have to find something eventually,” stated Carlson.

Ron Evenson was not adamant about which direction to take; however, felt that if they decide to keep Dr. Rick on for another year, that he would like to start the superintendent search early in December to give them plenty of time to find the right candidate.

Kevin Kelleher came up with a compromise that was well received by most of the board. He motioned that the board move ahead in the search for superintendent by posting the position; however, if no candidates of interest apply, they will move forward the next year with Dr. Rick at the helm. Michaeleen Bonner seconded the motion.

Before a vote was taken, the board members wanted to hear from Dr. Rick himself. He told the board that there were pros and cons to that strategy. A pro being that the board might find a great candidate; however, a con would be keeping the staff in limbo longer. Dr. Rick said he would not sign a contract, should the board decide to keep him, until they have made a final decision.

After hearing from Dr. Rick the vote was taken. Carlson, Evenson, Bonner, and Kelleher voted in the affirmative. Stilin, Krage, .....
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Mabel-Canton’s Sumdog Math Competition participants win meet

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on February 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present except for Troy Soiney and Mark Weidemann. Principal Jeff Nolte was also absent. The minutes from the January 21, 2014 board meeting were reviewed a ..... 
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Mabel-Canton’s Sumdog Math Competition participants win meet

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on February 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present except for Troy Soiney and Mark Weidemann. Principal Jeff Nolte was also absent. The minutes from the January 21, 2014 board meeting were reviewed a ..... 
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Contest deadline nears for Co-op’s free youth trip to Washington

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Education

RUSHFORD, Minn. - Area junior and senior high school students have until February 21 to take part in a contest to win an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to attend the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour June 13-19, courtesy of Tri-County Electri ..... 
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Minnesota final spelling bee

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Two Regional Spelling Bees were held on Tuesday, February 11 at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester, Minn. Seventy-eight (78) students participated in the two Regional Spelling Bees. Students from 38 districts throughout southeast Minneso ..... 
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66th Annual Dorian Band Festival takes place March 2-3, 2014

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Approximately 625 musicians are chosen to participate in the Dorian Band Festival. Students are placed in of three festival bands: two Festival Massed Bands and the select Festival Symphonic Band. The Symphonic Band consists of the 70-80 students wh ..... 
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Winslow finishes in top four of National Discussion Meet competition

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County finished in the top four of the National Collegiate Discussion Meet competition today at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Sh ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson One-Act Play state bound again

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

Picture this: An egotistical high school drama director forces his students to do a cutting from the play “Equus”, the 1973 play by Peter Shaffer, for the Minnesota State High School League competition. Rebellious at this insistence, the student ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson One-Act Play state bound again

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Picture this: An egotistical high school drama director forces his students to do a cutting from the play “Equus”, the 1973 play by Peter Shaffer, for the Minnesota State High School League competition. Rebellious at this insistence, the student ..... 
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