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Mabel-Canton School Board expresses thanks to many


Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on December 17, 2013 immediately following the Truth in Taxation meeting. All members were present.

The minutes from the November 19, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved.

The board wished to thank the students and staff who helped clean up after the recent 1st grade classroom flooding that occurred when a pipe broke sometime during the night of December 9. Superintendent Jennifer Backer expressed gratitude that there were no students present when the pipe broke.

Former board member Dave Swenson was present at the meeting. The board expressed their appreciation for his years of service to the school district.

The board approved a donation of $150 from Dave Zimmer for basketball uniforms and extended their thanks for the donation.

A motion was made and passed to accept the audit report and the Truth in Taxation report.

The payment of the district bills and electronic fund transfers were approved.

Principal Jeff Nolte gave his report to the board. The weather was good for the recent musical concerts, and he wished to congratulate all the students on a wonderful performance. Benchmark testing was recently begun, and Principal Nolte stated that the students’ academic progress so far this year looks good. The district is currently working to further define the teacher evaluation process in accordance with the World’s Best Workforce mandate from the Minnesota Department of Education.

Principal Nolte noted that in the seven years he has held the principal position at Mabel-Canton schools, almost every area of the curriculum has been updated. He has begun analyzing the curriculum adoption and next year the school will begin to cycle through to update the curriculum again. He also set up a meeting with the school’s data management coordinator.

The overall reading scores have not been as high the last couple of years as Nolte would like to see them, and measures are being taken to analyze the statistics and improve them.

Several January Term students from Luther College will be at Mabel-Canton during the month of January. The IEA, or Institute for Environmental Assessment, recently held their monthly safety meeting which went well. The application for next year’s Minnesota Reading Corp needs to be started soon.

Superintendent Backer gave a report of t .....
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Jeff Ryan voted onto Mabel-Canton School Board

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The minutes from the October 15, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to congratulate Belle Sand on being named to the All-State Volleyball Team for 2013. It was also noted that the Veterans Day Program held at Mabel-Can ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board’s Dave Swenson resigns

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board accepted Dave Swenson’s resignation and thanked him for his 11 years of service as school board director. Swenson thanked the board for the ..... 
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Hanlon D. “Press” Prestby

Tue, Oct 15th, 2013
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Hanlon D, “Press” Prestby, 84, of Canton, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN. Hanlon was born March 26, 1929 to Hans and Marion (Oseth) Prestby, in Deer Park, WI. He moved at the age of 1 to a farm near Thief Rivers ..... 
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500th career victory for Mabel-Canton volleyball coach

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Canton Sports

On September 3 2013, the Mabel-Canton Cougar volleyball team took the court and played SEC foe Houston. The Cougars dispatched with the ‘Canes 3-0 in work-woman-like fashion. But the night was bigger than just competition. With the win, Cougar hea ..... 
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Mabel-Canton junior class brings proposal to city council

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Hannah Wingert Representatives of the Mabel-Canton junior class addressed the city council to ask permission to plan a 5K fundraiser event on October 19, 2013. A route has not yet been determined, but they are planning to use Steam Engine Park ..... 
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Canton proposed tax levy set at 8 percent

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council set the 2014 proposed tax levy at 8 percent at its September 11 meeting, a number that will be reviewed and finalized in December. A proposed levy can be reduced before it is finalized, but not increased. In other financial n ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Board of Education discusses technology fees

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on September 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board wished to welcome the students and staff back to school for the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations were given to volle ..... 
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Engagement - Garness ~ Ehrhardt

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Canton Social Scenes

Sara Nicole Garness and John William Ehrhardt are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Kenneth & Fay Garness of Canton, Minn. Parents of the groom are Carroll Ehrhardt of Richland Center, Wis. and Lin ..... 
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