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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries


Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

Day 1

By Erin Wood and Courtney Smith

We had to be at the school at 3:45 am in order to leave by 4:30. We got there and had to have our bags checked. Our parents brought us, so we got to say goodbye to them. We loaded the bus and left Mabel. Dave Zimmer was our tour guide and let us go back to sleep as soon as we got on the bus. I think most of us were too excited to go back to sleep.  Dave woke us up early that morning as we were nearing Chicago and started loading our heads with information. He had us up and dancing and re-enacting situations as far back as the Civil War. When we got to Chicago, we went to the Willis Tower and got to go out on the ledge to look over the whole city. Following the Willis Tower, Dave gave us a taste of the traveling we’d be doing in the next nine days as he led us through Millennium Park. After Millennium Park, we headed out to Ohio to spend our first night together as a family. We went swimming and ate. The next day we were up at the crack of dawn to further our adventure.

Day 2

By Danielle Paul and Kayla Phillips

This morning we woke up in Ohio around 4 am. Departure was 4:30 am so we could make it to Gettysburg by 1:30 pm. Today in 1865 was the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. When first arriving, we went to a visitor center. While there we saw a movie on Abraham Lincoln, and then we went upstairs and saw a 380 foot long, 42 foot high Cyclorama painting. The painting looked so real you couldn’t tell what was a painting and what was actual land. In the painting the artist painted in Abe Lincoln’s face and also painted himself in. After the visitor center, we went out onto the battlefield. While out on the battlefield, we re-enacted how to fire a cannon. Just like every year the girls’ team won.

Once we were done on the battlefield, we went across the way to the cemetery on Cemetery Ridge. While there we listened to Erin give the Gettysburg Address. That night it was time to go out onto the battlefield in the dark to see the ghosts. While out on the battlefield, we got to go up in the Pennsylvania Monument to look out onto the battlefield and see what it looked like at night. After hearing ghost stories, it was time to slowly head back to the hotel for the night. Everyone took their own pace to absorb everything they wanted to and to try and feel what it was like back during the war. To many people this was one of the bigg .....
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A community conversation about childhood

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Join Katy Smith, Parent Educator from Winona and the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm at the Rushford-Peterson School Theater, free of charge. Katy ..... 
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The R-P Middle School staff

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

The R-P Middle School staff is proud to announce the Quarter 3 Winners of the R-P Middle School Excellence Award. The Excellence Award is in place to recognize students who strive for excellence by upholding the R-P School’s Motto of “Always Our ..... 
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A Community Conversation About Childhood

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Join Katy Smith, Parent Educator from Winona and the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm from Rushford-Peterson School Theater. Katy is passionate abou ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Chapter of the National Honor Society

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

On Wednesday April 17th the Rushford-Peterson Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony. The National Honor Society recognizes those students that have followed our school’s motto of “Always Our Best” in the area ..... 
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April is child abuse prevention month

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Fillmore County Community Services would like to thank 3rd graders from Chatfield Elementary, Fillmore Central Elementary, Kingsland Elementary, Mabel-Canton Elementary and Rushford-Peterson Elementary for showing their support of child abuse preven ..... 
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New schedule next year for Fillmore Central High School

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton As of the 2013-2014 school year, students at Fillmore Central High School will be following an eight-period day instead of the four-period block schedule that has been in place for several years. This decision by the school board com ..... 
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New schedule next year for Fillmore Central High School

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton As of the 2013-2014 school year, students at Fillmore Central High School will be following an eight-period day instead of the four-period block schedule that has been in place for several years. This decision by the school board com ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves revised school calendar

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton The 2013-2014 calendar was approved by the Lanesboro School Board during the March meeting. At the April meeting, Principal James Semmen approached the board with a few changes. He explained there were some SEMLAC (Southeast Minn ..... 
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