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Historic Forestville announces summer camp scholarship


Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

Step into the past and don the apron of a shopkeeper in the general store, measure out fabric and medicines, create a storekeeper's secret code. Tend to the garden/field and chickens, saw and carry in wood for the wood burning stove. Bake cookies in the kitchen and join in 1899 children's games. Youth campers will experience life as it was in the 19th century on a small farmstead in mid-America before the advent of so many modern conveniences.

Session: Dates/ Age/ Hours/ Fee

1. June 14(M) 8-12 10:00-4:00 $50/day $40/members

2. June 21 (M) 8-12 10:00-4:00 $50/day, $40/members

3. July 12(M) 8-12 10:00-4:00 $50/day $40/members

4. July 19 (M) 8-12 10:00-4:00 $50/day $40/members

Historic Forestville/Minnesota Historical Society will be hosting the 19th Century Homestead Camp on June 14th and 21st and July 12th and 19th 2010. Historic Forestville has been awarded a grant from the Joseph and Jane Micallef Education Fund, as well as additional funds from the Friends of Forestville to support educational programming at Historic Forestville. These awards have made it possible to offer a number of full scholarships to area youth (8-12 years of age). To request a full scholarship to the camp, youth are to write a brief letter describing their interest in history and why they would like to attend the history day camp.

Please include name, address, and telephone number as well. Letters of interest to be post marked no later than Thursday, April 1, 2010. Scholarships will be awarded based on letter content. Scholarship winners will be selected and then contacted by Thursday April 15, 2010. For additional information please call 507-765-2785.

Please send written scholarship request to: Historic Forestville, 19th Century Homestead Camp, Scholarship Request, 21899 County 118, Preston, MN 55965.

Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Central Elementary School in Preston will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up information meeting for parents and visitation for students on Thursday, March 18th, at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary media center. Please use the elementary ..... 
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Facebook class in Chatfield

Wed, Mar 3rd, 2010
Posted in Education

As social media marketing continues to explode in use, the Lanesboro Area Chamber is working to set up a Facebook for our community. The Chamber is also exploring offering a Facebook class this year. Here is a nearby opportunity for you to consider. ..... 
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Arizona couple wills $125,000 to Upper Iowa University

Mon, Mar 1st, 2010
Posted in Education

FAYETTE, Iowa (February 25, 2010) - Upper Iowa University is the recent recipient of a $125,000 gift from the estate of La Vonne I. Gutches, wife of the late William F. Gutches, a 1929 graduate of UIU. Upper Iowa will establish an endowed annual scho ..... 
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Minnesota teacher wins national human rights award

Mon, Mar 1st, 2010
Posted in Education

Eagan, Minn., March 1: A Twin Cities teacher who came to the United States as a young girl unable to speak English has become the first educator from Minnesota to win a prestigious human rights award from the National Education Association (NEA).
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Upper Iowa University named to 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Mon, Mar 1st, 2010
Posted in Education

FAYETTE, Iowa (March 1, 2010)-Upper Iowa University has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service- ..... 
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FC School Board votes to move 7th and 8th graders

Fri, Feb 26th, 2010
Posted in Education

In a unanimous decision, the Fillmore Central School Board has voted to move the seventh and eight graders to the high school building in Harmony for the 2010-2011 school year.

There were several people from the community in attendance to vo ..... 
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Fillmore SWCD scholarship

Fri, Feb 26th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a scholarship for Fillmore County high school graduating seniors. To be eligible students must be pursuing a degree in natural resources, agriculture or related fields.

The Educat ..... 
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R-P school board reading goals

Fri, Feb 26th, 2010
Posted in Education

74,000 minutes. That's a lot of reading in a short four days for the students of Rushford-Peterson Elementary School, but the potential reward for achieving their ultimate goal of 250,000 minutes in the month of February is even greater: the opportu ..... 
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