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Chatfield activities director recaps change


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board convened for its June meeting on Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. Present were all school board members, district principals Craig Ihrke and Randy Paulson, Superintendent Ed Harris and the district’s activities director, Dan Schindler.

The meeting opened with comments from both principals on a great end to the school year. There will be two summer school sessions taking place this summer. The dates for 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. is also rapidly approaching.

Activities Director Dan Schindler was present at the meeting to recap the new coach evaluation plan that was put into place at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.

To begin, Schindler went through a list of achievements of Chatfield’s student athletes. Schindler then continued to explain what modifications to the district’s activities programs that he and the activities committee had made during the previous school year.

During July of 2013, Schindler held a meeting with coaches to lay out his expectations. Head coaches had a pre- and post-season meeting with Schindler as part of their evaluation. Coaches were also required to provide parents with weekly emails. This coming year coaches will set a goal for themselves as well.

Most of the expectations that Schindler and the activities committee set seemed to create positive results, as shown by a survey and by student performance in extracurricular activities. There will be a few more changes implemented in the coming school year such as requiring coaches at all levels to send out weekly emails to parents in order to keep them informed.

Also during July of 2013, Schindler held a combined acquaintance meeting with parents, athletes and coaches which they hope to do again.

Superintendent Harris’ report to the board consisted of information on the 2015SY budget. Harris’ projections were preliminary, but included a minimal enrollment decline due to a smaller Kindergarten class in the upcoming school year. However, Harris is optimistic that the five year average will stay where it is currently at, making revenue based on the number of students steady.

Later in the meeting the board approved the budgets for the 2014-2015 school year as follows:

1. General Fund: Revenue $8,140,494, Expenditures $8,266,996, Net ($126,502)

2. Food Service Fund: Revenue $397,245.63, Expendi .....
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Chatfield looks to wrap up school year

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board meeting opened on May 19 with four members present along with principals Craig Ihrke and Randy Paulson and Superintendent Ed Harris. Both principals thanked the music department for the effort put in for the spring concer ..... 
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Science projects presented to Chatfield School Board

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board members had an opportunity to enjoy the work of two of the district’s students firsthand at their most recent meeting on April 21, 2014. Matthew Dietz and Justin Friedrich were present at the meeting to present two of the ..... 
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Chatfield Community Preschool: A sneak peek at a typical preschool day

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

By LuAnn Klevan Community Education Director You probably recognize that preschool is an exciting time for children and their families. But, have you ever wondered about what takes place in a preschool classroom? Let’s take a peek and see. ..... 
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Chatfield School Board approves 2014 levy

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

CPA Alan Anderson was in attendance at the Chatfield School Board meeting on Monday, December 16 to give a district audit financial report on the 2012-2013 school year budget. Anderson reported that the school district is doing well in terms of its ..... 
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Chatfield students utilize iPads for class projects

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

The last couple of weeks for the entire Chatfield School District has been exciting time as fall athletic tournament time has taken Chatfield on the road to both the Mayo Civic Center for girls volleyball and the Metrodome for football. The exciteme ..... 
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Chatfield elementary MCA results lower than anticipated

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board met for its regular October meeting on Monday, October 21. Board members Kathy Schellhammer and Greg LaPlante were absent from the meeting. In Principal Randy Paulson’s report he thanked everyone involved with homecomi ..... 
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Chatfield details school district emergency plans

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge Chatfield School Board members met on Monday, September 16, which has been the first meeting since the beginning of the new school year. All board members were present for the meeting along with Superintendent Harris, Principa ..... 
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Chatfield Schools prepared for upcoming school year

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge The Chatfield School Board met Monday, August 19 for its regular August meeting. The short meeting was focused around plans and updates for the rapidly approaching 2013-2014 school year. Elementary Principal Craig Ihrke exp ..... 
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