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Fillmore Central Schools – Mini grant program


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 18th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District.

Grants of up to $500 each have been made available to classroom teachers for the 2014/2015 school year so they can implement a variety of innovative ideas and projects where funding is not always readily available. The goals of this program include funding projects where other means are not available and making it as easy and simple as possible.

Since it began for the 1996/1997 school year, the banks have pledged and paid over $172,900 in the form of “mini grants”. When the program began, the banks pledged $7,650 toward the program. As interest increased in obtaining funds, the banks made additional monies available so that $10,500 is now available through the “mini grant” program.

This year the faculty submitted 38 grant requests. Some examples of the requests approved by the committee are:

•Educational field trips.

•Reading level books, novels, science and Spanish books.

•Mathematical, writing, science, food science, welding, art and Spanish materials.

•E-books.

•Interactive software.

•ZAPS Learning – ACT Preparation.

•External USB computer microphones.

•Reading rewards.

•Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports program.

There have been many other classes, equipment, travel expenses, etc. funded by the “mini grant” program over the past 17 years. Hopefully it has helped the Fillmore Central School faculty as they provide the very best learning opportunities and experiences for our children!
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Fillmore Central projects underway

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22. ..... 
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Fountain City Council discusses sinkhole

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

Fountain resident Jason Sethre attended the July city council meeting held on July 3, 2014 to request assistance in dealing with an ongoing sinkhole problem on his property. According to Sethre this is the third sinkhole that has developed on the p ..... 
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Fillmore Central to offer trap shooting

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Members of the Harmony Conservation Club attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on June 24. Board member Sue Sikkink explained they had approached her with the idea of starting a trap shooting team at Fillmore Central. The trap shooti ..... 
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A successful Dairy Night on the Farm 2014

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Features

A perfect summer evening brought a large crowd to Blue Valley Holsteins for this year’s Dairy Night on the Farm hosted by Bruce and Tracy Wingert along with their son Matt and daughter Loni. Blue Valley Holsteins is a third generation farm locate ..... 
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Fillmore Central Band and Choir perform at Disney World

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

This past week, June 16-22, the Fillmore Central Band and Choir traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort. The marching band performed at the Magic Kindgom during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18, for an enormous crow ..... 
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New city attorney in Fountain

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

“We would be more than happy to become your city attorneys,” expressed Scott Springer of Springer & Gumbel, P.A. as he spoke to the Fountain City Council at their meeting June 5, 2014. With former City Attorney Kelly Wagner leaving to work in t ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum. She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referen ..... 
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Blue Valley Holstein to host Dairy Night on the Farm

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

The owners of Blue Valley Holstein are celebrating June as Dairy Month and inviting everyone to join their party. Bruce and Tracy Wingert and family will be hosting the event at their farm on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. with muc ..... 
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