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Kingsland school to upgrade fitness room


Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board held a regular meeting on Monday, October 20. In attendance were Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and superintendent John McDonald. The meeting was called to order, and the Board led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Consent Agenda items, which included minutes from September’s meeting and readings of policy items. The Consent Agenda items were approved as submitted.

Next, public “Thank You” and recognition was given regarding the following: Southeast Chapter of MN Deer Hunter’s Association for $550 donation toward curriculum, Essig Agency for $250 toward Robotics, VFW for $500 toward Robotics, parent volunteers who helped with hearing and vision screenings, VFW for donation of three flags, and KPAG (Kingsland parent group) for help with Watch DOGS program.

The floor was opened for public comment, but none was presented. Next, two FFA students told of recent and upcoming FFA events and opportunities. A written report was submitted on finance/facilities. Gwen Howard reported on curriculum/personnel, and Kristin Beck reported on policy & PR.

High school principal James Hecimovich updated the board and commented about the large amount of state-mandated testing being done with students. He explained the time constraints imposed by these mandates, and summarized, “I get a little concerned about a lot of testing being done” because it creates many challenges in scheduling and interferes with routines. But he said the school is on schedule with all of the testing to be done.

Elementary and middle school principal Chris Priebe reported on PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities) for PK-6, and said all staff will be formally evaluated using the Talent Ed system this year.He said the PBIS program will be honoring two students per grade level each month, and he talked about upcoming plans for Halloween costume day at school. He said that costume rules and parameters will be communicated, and he stressed that “it will still be a learning day”. He informed the Board that Ann Halloran (PK-6 social worker) will present programs to prevent violence and bullying, and to enhance character development.

Athletic director Steve Hauser reported on upcoming sports events, and told of a “Why We Play” workshop that he is excited to announce will be held locally on Thursday, November 13. He said all Kingsland 7-12 grade coaches will be .....
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Kingsland school to upgrade fitness room

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board held a regular meeting on Monday, October 20. In attendance were Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and superintendent John McDonald. The meeting was called to order, and the Board led the Pledge of Alle ..... 
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The Lanesboro High School Class of 1949 held their 65th class reunion at the Village Square in Fountain, Minn.

Fri, Oct 24th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Front Row: Phyllis (Holtegard) Potter, Gloria (Garness) Bergey, Tess (Teigen) Johnson, Donna (Jacobson) Gullickson, Curt Johnson, Wally Vogen. Back Row: Orris Hareldson, Willis Boyer, Ken R. Rose, Mary Ann (Gilbertson) Wurst, Duane Erickson, Verle R ..... 
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Two programs, one day at Harmony Library

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

“A Monster Meeting for Kids”, with Draga Stefanovic reading her book, “A Monster Meeting about Healthy Eating”, will take place at 11 a.m. on October 25 at the Harmony Library. Later the same day, join Rochester native, Erin Hart, in discus ..... 
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Houston School board discusses results of K12 evaluation

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on October 7. During the meeting the school board went over the results of the K12 evaluation that was completed by the Online Schools Committee in September. The overall evaluation had mixed reviews in catego ..... 
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R-P Referendum Forum draws hundreds

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

More than 230 people packed the R-P gymnasium Monday, October 6 for the second of two public forums related to the proposed $38,165,000 school referendum. Presented in town meeting format, the district revamped some of the meeting procedure after th ..... 
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R-P Referendum Forum draws hundreds

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

More than 230 people packed the R-P gymnasium Monday, October 6 for the second of two public forums related to the proposed $38,165,000 school referendum. Presented in town meeting format, the district revamped some of the meeting procedure after th ..... 
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R-P Referendum Forum draws hundreds

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

More than 230 people packed the R-P gymnasium Monday, October 6 for the second of two public forums related to the proposed $38,165,000 school referendum. Presented in town meeting format, the district revamped some of the meeting procedure after th ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum...

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

To the Editor, After years of working with our state legislature to secure funding for a new school initiative, the hard work of many in our community paid off this past spring. The legislature passed and Governor Dayton signed a bill that provides ..... 
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