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Mabel-Canton “flips” elementary math


Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on June 16, 2015 at 7 p.m.

The minutes from the May 19, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with no changes.

The district expressed their gratitude to the custodial staff for the great job they are doing with maintenance this summer.

The board approved the hiring of Doug Ward as a .4 agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for the 2015-2016 school year.

The Health and Safety Policy and Budget were reviewed. No big projects are anticipated in the upcoming year so the budget was very straightforward.

The school business manager, Todd Netzke, presented the finalized budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year to the board. Basic aid will be increasing by 2%. Because the district has been diligent about cutting spending and waste in the last year, the overall budget was able to be lowered. Due to raised water and sewer costs, the utilities budget was higher, but the district will be reminding staff and students to be vigilant about electricity usage which will hopefully lower the bill in the coming school year.

The estimated enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is 240, with 20 students registered for kindergarten.

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

The Dean of Students/Interim Administrator, Michelle Weidemann, gave the technology report. The school will be able to continue a 1:1 ratio of devices to students in the 7th through 12th grades. They are also hoping to be able to try Chromebooks for high school students.

Another elementary class will be “flipping” math class this year since it was a success last year. Instead of the teacher giving the lesson during class time and sending worksheets home with students as homework, the teacher will pre-record her lesson and the students will watch it on a computer or device at home before the class. This allows the teacher to use class time to work with the students on their math skills and to give extra teaching time to those who need it. This method of teaching is still in the trial stage, but has been effective thus far.

Superintendent Jennifer Backer noted that the district has made postings for a .2 art teacher position, a boys basketball coach, and a paraprofessional.

Backer updated the board on the latest news fr .....
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New water meters for Canton

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

New water meters were on the agenda at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on June 10. The council has previously discussed the need for new meters as the type currently in use are no longer being made and cannot be repaired since parts ..... 
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Mabel-Canton High School senior class trip highlights

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

Day 1: April 6 By Hannah Nolte and Devin Nelson Mabel Canton High School’s senior class woke up much earlier than the rest of the world on Monday, April 6, right after Easter. We were supposed to be in the gym by four in the morning to get our ..... 
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Cheryle Jean Linnane

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Cheryle Jean (Noecker) Linnane, beloved wife and mother, passed away suddenly in her Bluffton home on May 17, 2015. She was born in Decorah, Iowa to Clifford and Eunice (Vail) Noecker on July 17, 1945. She attended Decorah schools and then married L ..... 
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Sheriff Kaase visits Canton

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase introduced himself at the beginning of the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on May 13. After sharing a bit about his background, Sheriff Kaase discussed his plans for the future stating, “I don’t f ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Preparing for college

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

For many high school seniors they believe that they know what to expect when they go off and start their new life in college. This is not normally the case due to the fact that in high school many things are different, such as the fact that the stud ..... 
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Mabel-Canton accepts donations for State Capitol field trip

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on May 19, 2015 at 7 pm. Board members Cristal Adkins, Jane Hall, and Mark Weidemann were not present at the meeting. The minutes from the April 21, 2015 meeting were reviewed and ..... 
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Faith Delaine Lingbeck

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Faith Delaine Lingbeck, 80, of Springfield, Mo., passed from this life Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born November 25, 1934, to Ogden and Lillian (Russell) Casterton in Canton, Minn. She grew up and attended sc ..... 
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DGA Spring Fling Pasture Walk, Thursday, May 21

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Canton Features

Spring Fling Pasture Walk will be held Thursday, May 21, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bonnie and Vance Haugen’s Springside Farm, Canton, Minn. Topics will be forage budgeting, in addition to grass, legume, and weed identification. On-farm examples ..... 
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