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Foreign exchange students come to rural Minnesota


Fri, Jun 10th, 2011
Posted in Education

Foreign exchange students from Slovaik Republic and other countries are scheduled to arrive in communities throughout the state of Minnesota for the 2011/2012 school year, and they are excited to learn about the families they will be living with for the year. Students are between the ages of 15-18 and are looking forward to the opportunity to spend an academic year in the United States. Students will learn about America firsthand while residing with host families, participating in their daily activities and attending local high schools. OCEAN is currently seeking volunteer host families that are willing to open their homes to one of these students. Students will be arriving in August of 2011.

Students are fully insured, proficient in English and come with their own spending money to cover personal expenses. Host families are responsible for providing the student with room and board, as well as a loving family environment. The rewards a family receives by hosting an exchange student last a lifetime. In addition, the family makes friends from abroad while helping to bring the world closer together.

OCEAN (Organization for Cultural Exchange Among Nations) is a non-profit organization located in Tempe, Arizona which was incorporated in 1994. OCEAN has been designated by the U.S. Department of State, and based on materials submitted and reviewed, OCEAN has been granted full listing with CSIET (Council on Standards for International Educational Travel).

For more information on welcoming a foreign exchange student into your home or assisting us in the placement of these students, contact an OCEAN representative today:

Phone: 507-251-1657

E-mail: jsinning@charter.net

Website: www.hostaforeignstudent.org

Youth Tractor Safety continues strong in the Twenty-third Year

Fri, Jun 10th, 2011
Posted in Education

I want to start by thanking Rushford-Peterson Ag Instructor Colby Lind for hosting the Youth Tractor Safety Training at the Rushford-Peterson High School this past week. There is a lot of work involved, lining up tractors, arranging facilities, and ..... 
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Kingsland Public Schools receive finance award

Fri, Jun 3rd, 2011
Posted in Education

Superintendent John McDonald announced to the school board during their meeting Monday night, May 16 that the Kingsland Public Schools had received the 2011 School Finance Award for Fiscal Year 2010 from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Fillmore Central talks budget cuts

Fri, May 27th, 2011
Posted in Education

There was a lot of talk about the budget and budget cuts at the recent Fillmore Central School Board meeting. Superintendent Myrna Luehmann said they still have no idea where the state is as far as funding the school districts. She went over the lis ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson education director resigns

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

At a huge loss to the district, Community Education Director Beth Theede is resigning from her position, effective May 26th. Instrumental to the district, Theede has assisted in the significant growth of the district's Lille By Preschool, as well as ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson graduation in sight

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education

Sunday, May 29th, 2011 the members of the Class of 2011 will received their high school diplomas at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Commencement for the class of 38 graduating seniors is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. School board ..... 
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The next phase

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education



The next phase in my life isn't just going to be leaving Fillmore Central. It's about becoming an independent woman in the real world. Scary, yes, but it will be a journey that will make me a stronger person, more responsible and more respec ..... 
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Moving on

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education



It's finally time to move on to a bigger and better world: college. Senior year has been the fastest year of my life and even though it's been really fun, I'm ready to move on.

Next fall I will be attending UW-La Crosse to major in ..... 
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Where I go from here

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Education



It's pretty crazy that graduation day is finally here. I remember thinking that kindergarten and eighth grade graduations were a big deal, but they no longer compare to graduating from high school. As a little girl I was always thinking of w ..... 
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