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Back to School Tips


Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Reading, writing and arithmetic aren’t the only things that children need to help them prepare for back to school in the fall. There several are several health and safety tips that will get their year off to a great start.

Playground Safety, Immunizations, Sleep, Germs and Concussions

Playground Safety

Playground accidents are one of the leading causes of injury to children in elementary school. Each year, in the United States, more than 200,000 children receive emergency department care for injuries that occurred on playground equipment. Approximately 1 out of every 2 playground accidents occurs on public playgrounds, including school facilities, as opposed to backyard play equipment.

The leading cause of deaths related to playgrounds and playground equipment is strangulation. Approximately, 15 children per year die from playground-related injuries such as strangulation when a piece of loose clothing or jewelry gets caught on equipment or the child’s head gets stuck between climbing bars. Fractures from falls are also common.

Adults should actively supervise children on playgrounds at all times.

The ground should be covered 12 inches deep with shredded rubber, hardwood fiber mulch or fine sand, extending at least six feet in all directions around the equipment.

Even with proper surfacing, teachers and playground monitors need to keep kids in sight and in reach on the playground. Simply being in the same place as the children isn’t necessarily supervising — kids on a playground need an adult’s undivided attention.

For outdoor play, children’s clothing and outerwear should be free of drawstrings and should fit snugly to minimize the risk of getting stuck in a piece of equipment. Do not allow kids to wear helmets, necklaces, purses or scarves on the playground or engage in any pushing, shoving or crowding around playground equipment.

Before your child goes back to school, you might want to take a look at the school playground and, if necessary, discuss the Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines with school authorities.

Backpack Safety

Help your child avoid lower back pain and injury this school year — follow these simple backpack safety tips.

When fully loaded, your child’s backpack should weigh less than 15 percent of his body weight. To help your child know what this weight .....
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Fillmore Central ready for new school year

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central School Board met on July 24, 2012. Dean of Students Chris Mensink said the asbestos removal is done at the elementary school and they are ready to start the new year. They have moved a few classrooms around, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the sixteenth straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each ..... 
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R-P looking at phased new facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

After losing out on various state funding for its New School Initiative for a new pre-K-12 facility, R-P is leaving no stone unturned looking at alternative options. This includes an option for a two-part phased construction of the facility instead ..... 
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R-P looking at phased new facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

After losing out on various state funding for its New School Initiative for a new pre-K-12 facility, R-P is leaving no stone unturned looking at alternative options. This includes an option for a two-part phased construction of the facility instead ..... 
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Chatfield discusses possibility of fifth kindergarten teacher

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board members met on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, for the regular monthly meeting in the high school library. There were a few issues discussed that will affect the coming school year and the district’s future. One of the items of di ..... 
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College News

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Dean’s List/Honor Rolls •Bemidji State University: Ashley Christianson of Spring Valley. •Universtiy of MN Twin Cities: Kevin O’Donnell and Elsa Van Gorp of Rushford; Andrea Clement of Spring Valley. •St. Olaf College: Alyssa Lynne of Pr ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board increases lunch and breakfast prices

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro School Board members met briefly on Thursday, July 19th for the regular monthly meeting. All board members were present at this meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs. A few important items were on agenda and were for discussion betw ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools set 2012 eligibility meetings

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Eligibility meetings for 2012-2013 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central High School in Harmony as follows: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, August 12, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. All students enteri ..... 
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