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Fillmore Central receives donations from Booster Club


Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Jim Peters spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board on March 24 regarding the Booster Club and several donations that have been made.

Peters explained the Booster Club started out for wrestling, then became a fundraiser for Fillmore Central. Over the past year, they have raised more money than he ever thought they would, and that money will go for equipment, uniforms, and many other things the district needs.

According to Peters, the biggest fundraisers have been the Youth Wrestling, the membership drive, the Falcon Fun Run, and the golf tournament.

“We have been blown away at the generosity of the community,” said Peters. He said they currently have $30,000, but this year they raised between $40-50,000.

Peters went over the some of the things they have done this past year. Along with the Preston Park Board and the Preston Area Foundation they redid the softball dugouts in Preston. They also purchased volleyball nets, golf uniforms, wrestling section hotel rooms, youth singlets, scorer’s tables for both gyms, and the water cart at the football field, and a portable AED (automated external defibrillator), among others.

The summer membership drive is approaching, and they are looking at bigger needs down the road. Peters asked for any direction from the board on what they can do to help.

“It has been a great first year,” he said. “Unbelievable.”

The board gratefully accepted a donation from Bob Peters for $1,000 for the purchase of a new indoor/outdoor mound for the baseball field. They also accepted the donations from the Booster Club, including $1,069 for new varsity baseball uniforms, $1,699 for a new power clean set for the weight room, $4,898.67 for a groomer machine for the baseball and softball fields, $7,123 for new volleyball netting, and $1,000 for new golf shirts for boys and girls.

Personnel

The board approved the resignation of Jade Sexton as a special ed. paraprofessional and Jamie Knutson as custodian.

The board also approved the resignations of two teachers who will be retiring at the end of the year. Cheryl Schumacher has worked for Fillmore Central for 19 years, and Becky Brown-Ferden for 28 years. The board thanked them for the years of service.

Emily Fishbaugher was hired to work in SAC, and Dylan Birch was hired for SAC during the summer months.

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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up meeting and visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up Information Meeting for parents and visitation fo ..... 
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Fillmore Central Tri-State MS Honor Band

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central 7th and 8th grade band students were selected for the 2015 Tri-State MS Honor Band in Decorah, Iowa on Saturday, March 7. Left to right: Garrett Aggen (alto), Makenna Gatzke (percussion), Kelsey Biel (tenor), Madison Scheevel (clar ..... 
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Fillmore Central sets goals for 2015

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with the goals for 2014-15 as recommended by the World’s Best Workforce committee. The state identified five areas to work on; kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade literacy, c ..... 
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Dorian Honor Band students selected from Fillmore Central

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

The following ten Fillmore Central Band Students on being selected to participate in the 2015 Luther College Dorian Honor Band on Sunday, February 22 and Monday, February 23, in Decorah, Iowa: Participating in the Massed Bands: Cami Jones, flute ..... 
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Juried High School Art Show opens January 10

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Fountain 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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FCHS Holiday Band Concert

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The FCHS Band Department will present its annual Holiday Concert on Monday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. Performing groups include the 7-8th Jazz Band, the High School Jazz Ensemble, the 5-6th Grade Conce ..... 
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A positive audit report for Fillmore Central

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

At Fillmore Central’s recent school board meeting, Jason Boynton of Smith and Schafer presented the annual audit report. Boynton said expenditures were down a little, with a slight decrease in administrative costs. The general fund has been in ..... 
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FCHS to host financial aid/college information night

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a Financial Aid/College Information Night on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from St. Mary’s University in Winona will be here with a financial aid pr ..... 
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