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Chatfield School Board approves programs for 2012-2013


Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

At the Chatfield School Board’s March 19 meeting several items pertaining to the 2012-2013 school year were approved. Greg LaPlante was absent.

The administrative plan for Action 100 Book Challenge was approved. Superintendent Ed Harris said the program is just what we need and this will continue the plan. Chairman Jerry Chase remarked, “What a great program.” The program is expected to help instill a culture of reading. The curriculum and staffing for the program will be implemented in the 2012-2013 school year for preK through sixth grade.

The school board heard details about the program at their February 21 meeting. It is a systematic approach to foster independent reading.

An Administrative Appeal Procedure was approved. Harris said it isn’t a policy, but a guide to help direct people with concerns or issues on where to go and how to get those issues addressed.

A District Academic Acceleration Procedure was approved. This again is not a policy but a procedure to look at a request and the practicality of advancing a particularly gifted or talented student.

The subscription and staffing for Odysseyware for the 2012-2013 school year was approved for grades nine through twelve.

The 2012-2013 calendar was also approved. Harris said they had conducted a survey and 65 percent of respondents wanted to continue have graduation on a Sunday. There will be 175 student days and the last day for students in 2013 will be May 31.

Other Business In Brief

•Harris noted that the state budget is more positive than expected, which is great news. He said the district will not get any new money, but the withholding will be less than in the past.

•A short video was shown as an example of a media production program. The video was produced for “I Love to Read Month” which was February. Harris added they need to continue to focus on literacy.

•Elementary principal Craig Ihrke said he was pleased overall with the recent Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) testing math scores. He was happy with the progress being made. Ihrke said he encouraged students that already met or exceeded requirements to take the test again to earn an even better score.

•Weatherman Randy Brock, KTTC, met with the fourth graders. Ihrke commented that he was fantastic with the kids.

•Sixth grader Bennett Gathje a .....
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Rushford-Peterson Kindergarten registration

Mon, Mar 12th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools will be holding Kindergarten Registration on April 13, 2012. Kindergarten registration will be conducted through one-hour registration periods. (To register for Kindergarten, your child must be five years old by September 1 ..... 
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R-P marches forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Superintendent Ehler testified before the House Finance Committee, along with board member Angela Colbenson and local businessman Brad Hoiness, February 8 and before the Senate Education Committee, along with Colbenson and board member Greg Smith, F ..... 
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Fillmore Central looking to improve technology

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in All Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met at noon on February 28. One of the main issues discussed was the future of technology in the district. A technology committee had been created to come up with some ideas for plans to do this, as well as ideas fo ..... 
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SWCD Scholarship deadline fast approaching

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Attention all Fillmore County graduating high school seniors! If you are pursuing a degree in natural resources, agriculture or a related field, the deadline to apply for a $500 scholarship from the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SW ..... 
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Lanesboro horticulture class working on landscaping project

Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The talk at the Lanesboro School Board meeting was all about plants on February 16. Two groups from the new horticulture class gave presentations about landscaping projects, and the school board had to decide which one to approve. The first prese ..... 
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College News

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Dean’s List/Honor Rolls •Augsburg College: Kristin Bunge of Preston •Bethel University: Abigail Stocker of Peterson. •UW-LaCrosse: Danielle Kristine Anshus, Hannah R. Hollermann, and Heidi Meyer of Chatfield; Jamie Dylan Mathison of Presto ..... 
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Fillmore Central gets organized for 2012

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
Posted in Education

At the regular board meeting on January 24, Fillmore Central discussed several items in planning for the new year.

Ross Kiehne will remain the chairperson, and Craig Britton the vice-chair. Deb Ristau is still the clerk, but Shelly Topness ..... 
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Chatfield discusses adequate yearly progress

Fri, Jan 20th, 2012
Posted in Education

The Chatfield Public School Board met for its first meeting of 2012 on January 17. All board members were present for this meeting. The brief meeting's main focus was on analyzing curriculum within the district in order to achieve adequate yearly pr ..... 
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