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Lanesboro School Board hears about successful Spanish trip


Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
Posted in Education

Spanish teacher Chris Knutson briefed the Lanesboro School Board at their February 19 meeting on the recent Spanish trip to Southwest Texas. Knutson and teacher Dave Rogers chaperoned the trip.

Thirty eight Sophomore and Junior students left on January 26 for eight days in the Brownsville area, with stops in Dallas, San Antonio, Laredo and Oklahoma City. The trip, which costs $1000 per student, was paid in part through fundraising activities.

Knutson characterized the trip as both an educational and cultural experience. She said that a stop in Dallas to participate in a JFK assassination re-enactment and a visit to the Oklahoma City memorial were particularly beneficial.

"The students were respectful, prompt and responsible," Knutson said.

Students were able to watch a press conference at the mayor's office in Laredo. One Lanesboro student was interviewed for the Spanish TV channel and two students were interviewed on an English speaking station.

The students spent one day in Mexico.

The board discussed the need to provide fundraising opportunities for future trips given the cost of the Spanish trip.

Counseling

High School principal, Brett Clarke, briefed the board on recent activities using the Counseling Grant software. The program allows students to explore careers and visit college sites.

"Seventy percent of our high school seniors have been accepted in a 2 or 4-year post-secondary program at this time," Clarke told the board.

Clarke said that the program has been beneficial for juniors and seniors, but feels they need to do more with younger students. He said he would also like to see more parent involvement.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs said that the software is "overwhelming and that we will get better using it over time."

"We have made excellent progress," Boggs said.

Clarke said that a second component of the counseling program is the Positive Behavior Intervention Support, where teachers create situations where 80-percent of students are successful. He said an additional 5-percent of students need a lot of help, while another 10-percent need minor encouragement. Clarke said that staff has undergone training in PBIS.

Transportation

Boggs told the board that he and Transportation Director Eric Overland have been reviewing the bus situation and are recommending that the district purchase a new bus in 2010. Boggs said that the distr .....
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Nitecki to lead R-P school board again

Fri, Jan 30th, 2009
Posted in Education



John Nitecki will continue for a fourth year as chairman of the Rushford-Peterson school board, but says it will be his last consecutive year as he believes the position should rotate more regularly. Board member Daniel Munson nominated Nite ..... 
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Fillmore Central refinances building bonds

Fri, Jan 30th, 2009
Posted in Education



HARMONY - Fillmore Central's new school board passed a resolution involving the sale of general obligation bonds. Money from the bonds will refinance $1,395,000 in debt service on the elementary school. The bonding will reduce the tax levy b ..... 
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Fillmore Central celebrates Sno Daze

Fri, Jan 30th, 2009
Posted in Education



When it comes to events at Fillmore Central High School, three stand out above the rest: Homecoming, Prom, and Sno Daze. During the week of January 26-30 Fillmore Central students celebrated Sno Daze. This is a week in the middle of the year ..... 
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Kingsland Board meets for first time in 2009

Fri, Jan 23rd, 2009
Posted in Education

The new school board members found their places around the meeting table as the first meeting with the new members in attendance got underway. Members Peggy Merkel, Al Williams and Kristin Beck received their indoctrination into conducting the busin ..... 
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"A Jury of Her Peers"

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2009
Posted in Education

Suspicious activity on a small town farm. An abusive husband strangled in his sleep. A scheming "jury" of women trying to disguise a crime. These are only a few of the eerie elements appearing in "A Jury of Her Peers", Fillmore Central High School's ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board meets with Representative-elect Davids

Fri, Dec 26th, 2008
Posted in Education

PRESTON - Representative-elect Greg Davids spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board during their regular meeting on December 22. Davids, a former Representative, will once again be representing southeast Minnesota at the capitol in January.

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R-P school officials meet with Walz regarding funding

Fri, Dec 19th, 2008
Posted in Education

Tough times call for tough measures, and the Rushford-Peterson school district is going on the offensive to seek school funding, while at the same time practicing good old-fashioned belt-tightening.

Superintendent Chuck Ehler, board member D ..... 
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Kingsland recognizes retiring school board members

Fri, Dec 19th, 2008
Posted in Education

It was the end of the year for the Kingsland School Board and members recognized the retiring members, Robert Grabau, Jane Baker and Tom Kaase at the December 15 meeting. Baker has a total of 8 years along with Tom Kaase also with 8 years. Robert Gr ..... 
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