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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 concerts. Also, both commented on MCA testing scores that have risen significantly from this year’s testing cycle.

Kadin Hill was present at the meeting representing the Chatfield Student Senate. Hill said that elections have taken place for next year’s student senate members.

Reading specialist Elissa Johnsrud was present at the meeting to give an update on both the Action 100 program and Reading Research projects. Both programs have had a great year in supporting students’ academic growth. For the remainder of the school year they will continue to close in on their goals.

Technology integration advisor Kristy Cook was also in attendance. Cook thanked the board for the opportunity to fill her new role this school year and looks forward to next year. Cook said that many parents, students and school staff have completed a clarity survey that will help set up what componentns of technology integration can be focused on next year. Cook will also be hosting a number of training sessions for staff over the summer.

Next year all 9th grade students will be required to bring their own device. This step is a follow-up to the district’s 1 to 1 iPad program. If families need financial assistance, they can reach out to the school for further guidance.

A representative from the Chatfield Center for the Arts was at the meeting to give an update on the status of the Center. With money expected from the state’s bonding bill, infrastructure improvements on the CCA are expected to get underway. On the list are installation of better restroom facilities, the addition of an atrium/foyer area, and handicap accessibility.

Superintendent Harris extended his congratulations to the CCA for its accomplishments. Harris also shared 2014 key legislative outcomes in his report to the board. There is new revenue available for an addition $25 per student, funding for teacher evaluation implementation support, and full funding for reduced lunch families. To conclude, Harris stated that a budget preview will be available at the June school board meeting.

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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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Chatfield Schools discuss Athletic Department reform

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

In a little over one month Chatfield’s athletic and activities director, Dan Schindler, has made significant changes in the management of oversight of the Chatfield School District’s extracurricular programs. Along with the help of school board ..... 
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