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Mabel-Canton “flips” elementary math


Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on June 16, 2015 at 7 p.m.

The minutes from the May 19, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with no changes.

The district expressed their gratitude to the custodial staff for the great job they are doing with maintenance this summer.

The board approved the hiring of Doug Ward as a .4 agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for the 2015-2016 school year.

The Health and Safety Policy and Budget were reviewed. No big projects are anticipated in the upcoming year so the budget was very straightforward.

The school business manager, Todd Netzke, presented the finalized budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year to the board. Basic aid will be increasing by 2%. Because the district has been diligent about cutting spending and waste in the last year, the overall budget was able to be lowered. Due to raised water and sewer costs, the utilities budget was higher, but the district will be reminding staff and students to be vigilant about electricity usage which will hopefully lower the bill in the coming school year.

The estimated enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is 240, with 20 students registered for kindergarten.

The payment of the district bills and electronic fund transfers were reviewed and approved.

The Dean of Students/Interim Administrator, Michelle Weidemann, gave the technology report. The school will be able to continue a 1:1 ratio of devices to students in the 7th through 12th grades. They are also hoping to be able to try Chromebooks for high school students.

Another elementary class will be “flipping” math class this year since it was a success last year. Instead of the teacher giving the lesson during class time and sending worksheets home with students as homework, the teacher will pre-record her lesson and the students will watch it on a computer or device at home before the class. This allows the teacher to use class time to work with the students on their math skills and to give extra teaching time to those who need it. This method of teaching is still in the trial stage, but has been effective thus far.

Superintendent Jennifer Backer noted that the district has made postings for a .2 art teacher position, a boys basketball coach, and a paraprofessional.

Backer updated the board on the latest news fr .....
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Kingsland SAC participating in Summer Food Service Program

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

Kingsland Summer School Age Child Care is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all children, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, at no charge and meet n ..... 
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Kingsland SAC participating in Summer Food Service Program

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland Summer School Age Child Care is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all children, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, at no charge and meet n ..... 
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Retiring Fillmore Central teachers recognized for years of service

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met on May 28, 2015 at 7 a.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the April 28, 2015 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The district bills and payroll were approved by the board. Dea ..... 
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Swcd offers $500 returning college student scholarship

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in All Education

Are you a college student returning to school this fall? Could you use an additional $500 for college expenses? Are you pursuing a degree in Natural Resources, Agriculture or related field? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you shou ..... 
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Mabel-Canton High School senior class trip highlights

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

Day 1: April 6 By Hannah Nolte and Devin Nelson Mabel Canton High School’s senior class woke up much earlier than the rest of the world on Monday, April 6, right after Easter. We were supposed to be in the gym by four in the morning to get our ..... 
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Mabel-Canton High School senior class trip highlights

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1: April 6 By Hannah Nolte and Devin Nelson Mabel Canton High School’s senior class woke up much earlier than the rest of the world on Monday, April 6, right after Easter. We were supposed to be in the gym by four in the morning to get our ..... 
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Lanesboro school receives feedback on arts program

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board met on May 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. Board members Steve Snyder and Chris Troendle were not present. The minutes from the April 16 board meeting and the April 23 board retreat were reviewed and approved. Treasurer Lolly Me ..... 
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Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa taking applications for the Randi Peterson Memorial Scholarship

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Education

Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is offering the Randi Peterson Memorial Scholarship. Any interested applicant should be a junior or senior in college with a major in education. Scholarship policy for Alpha Upsilon Chapter of ADK: 1. T ..... 
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