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Fillmore Central receives donation from the Milk Fun[D] Run


Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

By Jade Sexton

Michael Johnson presented the Fillmore Central Community Foundation with a donation of $2,300 at the regular school board meeting on June 17.

Johnson, a dairy farmer, explained he had heard about the need for money to help students who are not able to afford milk for milk break. He organized a Milk Fun[D] Run to raise money, which was held in Fountain on June 8. Around 102 people attended.

“It was awesome to see,” said Johnson. “There were a lot of young families and kids in strollers. It was a good day, and a nice run down the trail.”

Johnson said they are hoping to do the Milk Fun[D] Run again next year and hopefully make it an annual event. He mentioned expanding it to include raising money for other needs.

Student Handbooks

The first reading of student handbooks for K-6, 7-12, Coaches, and Root River Program were approved. Dean Chris Mensink outlined a few minor changes made in the K-6 handbook, which included change in language for admission fees, teacher requests, electronic equipment, and a change in snack, milk and lunch prices. For the coaches handbook, Mensink changed some wording about letters and pins to make it more clear, and added information about the need for coaches to complete CEU (Continuing Education Units) and to be certified for a head coach position.

Principal Heath Olstad spoke about some changes in the 7-12 handbook. He explained that with the four-period day, students were required to have 30 credits in order to graduate. If students did not take band or choir, they could still get eight credits per year, in grades 9-12, which would total 32 credits.

Now with the schedule changing to an eight-period day, students will get seven credits per year, which will come to only 28 credits. He proposed making changes to how many credits certain classes are worth. He suggested that students coming into 12th grade be required to have 29 credits, 11th graders 28, 10th graders 27, and 9th graders 26 by the time they graduate. The number would then remain at 26.

He said they are still playing with the numbers, and the students will still be taking all of the required courses. He lowered the credits for classes that are only a quarter, like PE and health, as there will be less time in the classroom. Classes will be changing to 45-50 minutes from 75 minutes.

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Fillmore Central receives donation from the Milk Fun[D] Run

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton Michael Johnson presented the Fillmore Central Community Foundation with a donation of $2,300 at the regular school board meeting on June 17. Johnson, a dairy farmer, explained he had heard about the need for money to help student ..... 
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Fillmore Central receives donation from the Milk Fun[D] Run

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton Michael Johnson presented the Fillmore Central Community Foundation with a donation of $2,300 at the regular school board meeting on June 17. Johnson, a dairy farmer, explained he had heard about the need for money to help student ..... 
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Kingsland School Board wraps up 2012-13 and looks forward to 2013-14

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

By Barb Jeffers The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, June 17, at 6:30pm in the Kingsland Conference Room. Members present: Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Steve Tart, and Gwen Howard. Absent: Troy Asher. Also present was Superinten ..... 
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Kingsland School Board wraps up 2012-13 and looks forward to 2013-14

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, June 17, at 6:30pm in the Kingsland Conference Room. Members present: Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Steve Tart, and Gwen Howard. Absent: Troy Asher. Also present was Superinten ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Superintendent Moriarty attends last meeting before retirement

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on June 18, 2013 at 7pm. All members were present except for Principal Jeff Nolte and Troy Soiney. The board approved a motion to renew Jeremy Braun’s Speech and Language contract for t ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Superintendent Moriarty attends last meeting before retirement

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on June 18, 2013 at 7pm. All members were present except for Principal Jeff Nolte and Troy Soiney. The board approved a motion to renew Jeremy Braun’s Speech and Language contract for t ..... 
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Chatfield Schools developing coach evaluation system and handbook

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge Chatfield School Board members briefly met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 17 with four of six members present. The board discussed the Activity Committee meeting held on June 12 with coaches, administrators ..... 
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Luther College Announces 2013 Spring Semester Dean’s List

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Education

DECORAH, Iowa - Kevin Kraus, Luther College vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, has announced that 792 were named to the 2013 spring semester Dean’s List. Andrea Shaffer, Luther College junior from Le Roy, Minn., was name ..... 
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