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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 homecoming activities. This year’s homecoming was one of the most successful Paulson has seen while at Chatfield. There was more involvement in activities during this year’s homecoming week.

Paulson also congratulated the volleyball and football teams for their spots in tournament rankings. Chatfield volleyball ranked first in Section 1AA-East while Chatfield football ranked third in Section 1AA.

ACT scores are on an upward trend and Paulson hopes this progress continues. However, Chatfield High School’s Multiple Measurements Rating dipped slightly this year compared to last year. The Multiple Measurements Rating is computed based on four components including proficiency, student growth, achievement gap closure, and graduation rate. Last year’s MMR was 81 percent while this year’s was 76.44 percent.

Progress was stunted in the elementary over the past year. Elementary Principal Craig Ihrke reported that MCA scores were quite low. “We haven’t done well,” he stated. Many factors have to be taken into account with the recently released scores. Teachers have been developing new educational programs such as Action 100 in the past year. Late testing and nice weather in May also likely impacted how students scored.

Some indicators do point towards marginal proficiency improvement in the elementary, so Ihrke will continue working with a team of elementary teachers and education coordinators to improve scores for next spring’s upcoming testing.

Consent Items

•Hire Damien Nickelson as seventh grade basketball coach.

•Approve Mitch Lee as spelling bee advisor.

•Approve probationary employment termination of Jonathan Walston.

•Approve seniority list.

•Approve leave request for school year 2014-2015 for Kelly Puent.

•Approve 2012-2013 Annual Report on Curriculum, Staff Development, and Student Achievement.

•Approve elementary para professional resignation for Mary Broen.

•Approve high school para professional resignation of Donna Oellrich. The board thanked Oellrich for her 16 years of service.

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Business subsidy for EZ Fabricating expansion

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council at its October 14 meeting approved a resolution to provide financial assistance to EZ Fabricating, Inc. to help with an expansion of the business. Chris Giesen, EDA Coordinator, said he had been working with the owners f ..... 
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Chatfield and Preston put on a show House: Capital Investment Committee Tour

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, members of the House Capital Investment Committee went for a road trip around Southeastern Minnesota to visit candidates requesting bonding support. Led by State Representative Alice Hausman, chair of the House Capital ..... 
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Neil Louis Snider

Wed, Oct 9th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Neil Louis Snider, 87, of Chatfield, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Neil was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Clayton, Wis., to Henry and Lydia (Meyer) Snider. He attended school in Clayton. He was drafted into the ..... 
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Chatfield Kwik Trip up and running

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

After months of anticipation the city of Chatfield, Minn. has a brand new Kwik Trip with several innovative conveniences for their guests. Not only is the Kwik Trip building brand new, but the manager is new as well. Edward Copeman, 28, is no stran ..... 
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Doretta M. Shorter

Wed, Oct 2nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Doretta M. Shorter, 76, of the Dover area, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Golden Living Center East in Rochester. Doretta was born Oct. 15, 1936, in Chatfield, to William and Emma (Oldenburg) McBride. She attended school in Chatfield and graduate ..... 
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Chatfield responds to complaints of vehicle noise

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner Several Chatfield residents have complained about the loud noises created by large trucks as they enter the city from the south. At the city council’s September 23 meeting the council approved the placement of signs which declare ..... 
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In the service - Kyle J. Hermanson

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

Army First Lt. Kyle J. Hermanson won the U.S. Air Force ball coin design competition. Hermanson is an executive officer assigned to the Bravo Battery 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery at Suown Air Base, South Korea. The first lieutenant ..... 
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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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