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Lanesboro School Board hears about reading curriculum


Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Education

Special Education teacher Hollie Clarke spoke to the Lanesboro School Board about a curriculum that she has been using with great success called Read Well. She explained that there are three reading levels; kindergarten, first and second grade, but she has students in first through fourth grade using it.

"It's intended to be an intervention," said Clarke. She said it is used for eight students in special ed. and nine students in regular education who need the intervention support.

Lanesboro received the first level from a grant three years ago, and then purchased another level last year. Right now they have the kindergarten level on loan from the education district.

Clarke said she loves this curriculum for many reasons, but especially because it assesses students as they go, and she is able to tell if the student is passing in fluency and comprehension.

Clarke also said that she has about 20 students in Special Ed. and she can't see all of them every day. She is still able to know exactly what they are working on with this curriculum, and she can give direction to the paraprofessionals.

Board chairperson Dave Ruen asked if the regular education teachers used this, and Clarke said they use it mostly for the special ed. students and for interventions, but it does work in both settings.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs said the program meshes well with other things the school is doing, such as Response to Intervention (RTI). Clarke commented that they are catching students earlier that have problems in reading or math and are able to help them.

Ruen said it's a good example of something that has been well received and that works well.

Dean's Report

Dean John Smith reported the school year has gotten off to a good start, and things are going smoothly as people get into their routines. Homecoming was a good week, and they have already had a fire drill, lock-down, and an evacuation drill. He added the seniors have ordered their caps and gowns for graduation already, and sophomores have ordered their class rings.

Smith also talked about things that have been going on for juniors and seniors regarding college. He has talked to them about college visits, college representatives, and getting their college applications in. On October 11, 22 juniors and seniors attended a Mayo Clinic Health Fair at RCTC in Rochester. Students that are interested in going into the health field can attend t .....
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Fillmore Central High School Scholar Club

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Education

The Falcon Scholar Club was formed to recognize academic excellence. The criteria to become a club member are to maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher with an all grades being a "C" or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only 10-1 ..... 
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Financial Aid Night

Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Night on Monday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. A representative from Southeast Technical College in Winona will be here with a financial aid presentation and wil ..... 
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Fillmore County schools, top to bottom

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

What if we compared all public schools at numerous grade levels in Fillmore County in the areas of math, reading and science? Which schools would stand out amongst their peers?

The 2011 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment was released on Sept ..... 
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Kingsland School Board approves maximum proposed levy

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Kingsland School board certified the maximum property tax levy for 2012 in their meeting Monday, September 19.

"We certified the maximum instead of a specific dollar amount in the event that the state has made and error or a correction n ..... 
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Fillmore Central sets preliminary levy

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central School Board set their preliminary levy during their regular meeting on September 27. Superintendent Richard Keith said the levy, which was set at $1,621,231.60, is a 5.54 percent increase over last year. He explained the reason ..... 
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College News

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Education

Dean's List/Honor Rolls

• UM Twin Cities: Danielle L. Fong of Harmony, Nicole M. Bradley of Preston, Kevin McDonnell of Rushford, and Amanda S. Holmen of Spring Valley.

•College of St. Scholastica: Matthew Quanrud of Preston. ..... 
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R-P rescinds resolution to Department of Education

Fri, Sep 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

As a result of feedback from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the district has rescinded its resolution to move forward with the bonding referendum February 12, 2012. According to Superintendent Chuck Ehler, the MDE, in looking at the di ..... 
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Chatfield school year off to successful start

Fri, Sep 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

Chatfield School Board members had a busy meeting discussing the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year on Monday, September 19, 2011. All members were in attendance for the regular meeting.

Superintendent Harris stated that the beginning of ..... 
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