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Lanesboro School Board approves computer purchases for high school students


Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

In the fall, Lanesboro students in grades 9-12 will each be receiving their own personal tablet computer. High school Principal Brett Clarke and Superintendent Jeff Boggs have been researching different computers and discussing their ideas for implementing them into the curriculum of these students.

Clarke said there are many reasons that this will benefit the students, but he outlined just a few of them. He added that there would need to be days dedicated to staff development, and they recently had a technology meeting to get an action plan together. He said there has been a lot of positive feedback from the staff.

Clarke stated that the kids would have access to information anywhere and there is a possibility that they could get some textbooks on the computers instead of purchasing the books. He believes the program will take down some barriers to education, as there would be less fighting over computer time. They can keep track of not only what the kids are being taught, but what they are learning. The students can take the computers home and get work done there.

Convenience and efficiency are two big positives, and Clarke also believes they are helping the kids prepare for the future with the technology.

“This is the future we are preparing them for,” he said. “What better way than by using the media?”

Board member Dave Lawsteun commented that the program could help improve communication between teachers and students, and he thinks it will be great. The board approved the purchase.

Special Recognitions

The school board voted to give special recognition to the students involved in the spring play, “Cow Tippers,” as well as the director, Krissy Overland. Boggs said she has agreed to come back and direct next year, and that she has a great rapport with the kids and does a great job.

They also gave special recognition to the accomplishments of the FFA group at the State Convention. Boggs said the Dairy Cattle evaluation team placed second out of 53 teams. They will be going to Harrisburg, PA to compete.

Other Business

The board approved the resignation of Cheryl Halvorson, who has been teaching at Lanesboro for more than 30 years. They also accepted the resignation of Traci Pederson, who has worked in the daycare for 17 years.

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Rushford-Peterson National Honor Society

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in All Education

On Wednesday, April 18 the Rushford-Peterson Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony. The National Honor Society recognizes those students that have followed our school’s motto of “Always Our Best” in the areas ..... 
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Fillmore Central discusses technology needs

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Fillmore Central’s technology committee met recently to further discuss options for offering more technology to the students. Superintendent Richard Keith and board member Jim Love spoke to the board at the regular meeting on April 24. “We di ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board looking at improving technology

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board heard from High School Principal Brett Clarke at their meeting on April 19. Clarke was excited to share with them something the school had been talking about for years. With him he had two different netbook computers that ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses Action 100

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board members had a busy night on April 16 as the group met for its regular monthly meeting. A main focus during the meeting was discussion on reading curriculum instructional development as new initiatives are being formulated for ..... 
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Local student selected for scholarship

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Education

(ST. PAUL, MN)—Fillmore County Commissioner Duane Bakke, Past President of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), selected Samantha Kiehne, a Fillmore Central High School Senior, to receive the $1500 AMC Student Scholarship during AMC’s Le ..... 
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R-P may catch a break with flood mitigation bill

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

The district continues to take strides to see its New School Initiative become a reality. It was announced in March that the district’s need had been recognized by the the House Finance Committee who recommended funding of the initiative to the bo ..... 
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R-P may catch a break with flood mitigation bill

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

The district continues to take strides to see its New School Initiative become a reality. It was announced in March that the district’s need had been recognized by the the House Finance Committee who recommended funding of the initiative to the bo ..... 
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Five Knowledge Bowl teams advance to state

Mon, Apr 9th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Chatfield, Dover-Eyota, Houston, Northfield, and Rochester Mayo move on! The 2012 Senior High Knowledge Bowl Regionals were held on March 16 and 20, 2012, at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester. The following area teams competed after a ..... 
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