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Chatfield School Board makes calendar changes for 2015-2016 school year, introduces teacher evaluation surveys


By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board meeting April 20: [L to R] Scott Backer, Greg LaPlante, Jerry Chase, Fr. Mike Tuohy, Matt McMahon, Lanny Isensee, Craig Ihrke, Randy Paulson, Emma Shaffer, Blair Crouch. Photo by Morgan McManimon-Myers



April’s Chatfield Public Schools School Board meeting took place on Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Chatfield High School Media Center. All board members were in attendance, as well as Superintendent Edward Harris, Elementary Principal Craig Ihrke, High School Principal Randy Paulson, and student senate representatives Emma Shaffer and Blair Crouch. Following the approval of agenda, claims and accounts, and discussion of communications and district patron time, reports were given.

High school principal Randy Paulson offers congratulations to students who received awards at the science fair as well as to the Knowledge Bowl team, who placed 3rd at regions. He reported the school’s severe weather drill went very well, and the junior and senior students are working hard in preparation for prom on Saturday the 25. The ACT test for juniors will take place April 28. He reported an excellent experience for the seniors who went to Disneyworld and worked behind the scenes, saying “it’s amazing what they do at Disney . . . a great trip by all, and a great learning experience.” The art club will be sending students to Chicago May 1-3. Both Paulson and elementary principal Craig Ihrke commented on the excellent organization and presentation of the Honors Society Ceremony at the Chatfield Lutheran Church, as well as the Pops concert for grades 5-12.

Ihrke also reported an excellent severe weather drill for elementary school students, and said April and May will be very busy with field trips, with the 5th grade going to Eagle Bluff April 22, and 6th grade traveling to Fort Snelling History center. He reported the penny wars fundraiser for Eide and his family raised over $5,000 for their cause. A main focus of Ihrke’s report was the preliminary results of the MCA testing that is nearly completed. He stated that last year, the students’ scores were very good, in the top 5 percent of the state, and he was hoping scores this year would meet the same benchmark. There is still some testing to complete, but as of this time, the reading score for 6th grade is 69 percent proficient (state average last year was 60.3 percent), 5th grade 75 percent (state avg. last year 67 perecent), and 4th grade 75 percent (state average last year 55.2 percent). Math testing is not yet complete, and Ihrke says he is “looking forward to final results”, and complimented students and teachers on the testing process.

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Penny Wars!

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield Elementary hosted a Penny War to help raise money for fellow student, Caleb Eide. The Penny War was an event where pennies gave classes negative points and all other coins and dollars gave them positive points. The classes wanted to have t ..... 
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Senator Miller and Senator Nelson meeting with Chatfield FFA

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Education

ST. PAUL – Senator Miller and Senator Nelson met with a group of students involved in Chatfield’s FFA program. Southeastern Minn. has a proud tradition of supporting our FFA organizations and they had a strong showing at the Capitol.

Chatfield School Board hears details for service trip opportunity

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board met Tuesday, February 17 in the Chatfield High School media center for their monthly regular meeting. All board members were present for the duration of the meeting. Board members include Jerry Chase (chair), F. Mike T ..... 
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Juried High School Art Show opens January 10

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Education

Lanesboro Arts will present the Annual Juried High School Art Show, showcasing work by 9-12th grade students from Chatfield, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, and Rushford-Peterson High Schools. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 10 fro ..... 
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Chatfield School Board proclaims new referendum authority

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

At its regular August meeting on August 18, the Chatfield School Board approved a resolution authorizing new board approved referendum authority that will generate local revenue for the district. While the additional revenue will be generated locall ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses revenue opportunity; approves senior passes

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge At the Chatfield School Board meeting on July 21, Superintendent Ed Harris explained that there was an opportunity from the state allowing for the school board to take advantage of a minor increase in revenue for the district. ..... 
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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 Sc ..... 
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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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