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Red Cross launches high school leadership program


Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in All Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. — High school students across the country can help patients in need by donating blood and platelets, volunteering at blood drives and donation centers, and recruiting new donors with the American Red Cross. In turn, students can earn educational rewards for their community service as they get ready for post-secondary education or other opportunities.

The new High School Leadership Program, together with the existing Young Minds Change Lives Scholarship Program, focuses on educating, recognizing and rewarding youth for their support of the Red Cross and the hospitals and patients it serves. Students have the opportunity to receive a college recommendation letter from a local Red Cross executive, a Red Cross red cord to wear at graduation, the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship, and through the Young Minds Change Lives Scholarship program, earn scholarship money for their high school.

As much as 20 percent of Red Cross blood donations come from students. On average, about 15,000 pints of blood must be collected every day for patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers. Young donors, 16 to 24 years of age, are the fastest growing donor group within the Red Cross.

Thanks to the dedicated members of the High School Leadership Program, the Red Cross will help ensure supplies of blood products are readily available for patients in need. The pints collected as a result of their efforts can potentially be used to treat cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease sufferers and more.

The Red Cross encourages students, parents and teachers alike to learn more about the High School Leadership Program. Details are available at redcrossblood.org/leader.

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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Mabel-Canton School Board’s Dave Swenson resigns

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board accepted Dave Swenson’s resignation and thanked him for his 11 years of service as school board director. Swenson thanked the board for the ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board’s Dave Swenson resigns

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board accepted Dave Swenson’s resignation and thanked him for his 11 years of service as school board director. Swenson thanked the board for the ..... 
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Lanesboro Elementary named Reward School

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Principal James Semmen informed the school board that Lanesboro Elementary was recently named one of the Minnesota Department of Education’s 2013 Reward Schools. He explained the Reward Schools include the top 50 percent of all schools, not school ..... 
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Houston School Board set to review candidate applications

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on October 15 in the Houston High School Library. At the meeting the board discussed the search for an interim superintendent to replaced Interim Superintendent Bartleson. The application deadline for the cand ..... 
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Semcac head start receives new state scholarship awards

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Semcac Head Start recently learned that the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) approved its two applications for Early Learning Scholarships Pathway II. The Pathway II Scholarship allocations will support opening of a pre-school center in Owato ..... 
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Adult and youth poetry contests launch on November 1

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in All Education

SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) and your local library encourage you to submit your original unpublished poetry to be considered for publication a regional poetry anthology. Please send your poetry submissions between November 1, 2013 and ..... 
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MnDOT encourage schools, communities to participate in International Walk to School Day, Oct. 9

Tue, Oct 8th, 2013
Posted in All Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. — More than 55 schools statewide are participating in International Walk to School Day Wednesday, Oct. 9, to encourage students, parents, teachers, community members and organization to get out on sidewalks and trails. The event is ..... 
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Houston elementary named as a Reward School

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on October 1 in the Houston High School Library. At the meeting Krin Abraham, the director of curriculum and instruction, gave an overview of Houston’s Multiple Measurement Rating or MMR score, and gave an u ..... 
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