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Fillmore Central students prepare for college


Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

With the first quarter of the school year already gone, some Fillmore Central High School students are making plans for their futures.

At the school board meeting on October 28, Principal Heath Olstad stated juniors would be attending a college fair in Rochester October 30. Some juniors also took a PSAT test on October 14, which is good practice for when they have to take the ACT test.

A financial aid representative from St. Mary’s College will be at Fillmore Central on November 11 at 6:30 p.m. to answer any questions parents may have about financial aid. There will also be representatives from Winona State, Southeast Tech, and Rochester Community and Technical College.

The Falcon Scholar Club Awards ceremony will be held on November 19 at 9:10 a.m. Students who received a GPA of at least 3.5 their previous year will receive the award.

Conferences will be held November 6 and 11. The Scholastic Book Fair will run from November 3-11.

Special Ed. director Micki Breitsprecher updated the board on the Minnesota Department of Education’s Due Process Site Review. Surveys were sent out to general ed. teachers, special ed. teachers, and paraprofessionals regarding the special ed. services at Fillmore Central. Breitsprecher said most of the surveys have been completed, but there have been some technical difficulties with the electronic survey.

Breitsprecher spoke to the board about Paper Celebration nights. The first was held October 27 in Spring Valley. Others are scheduled in January, March, and May. These celebration nights are for staff to work on due process paperwork. It is not required but staff at Fillmore Central and Kingsland can come and go, and Breitsprecher is there to assist.

Personnel

The board approved the resignation of custodian Sheldon Stockdale.

Jeffrey Dick was hired as the 8th grade boys basketball coach. Tom Siebenaler was hired as the Math Wizards advisor to replace Kyle Rundquist. The hire of Riley Bahl as 5th grade teacher was approved.

Snow Removal

and Lawn Care

One bid was received for snow removal for the next two years in Preston and one in Harmony. The board approved the hire of Julie Barnes for the Harmony site and Mensink Landscaping for Preston.

A lawn mowing contract was also approved for the next two summers. TNT Lawn Service will be takin .....
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Fillmore Central High School Band

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Congratulations to the following Fillmore Central High School band students on being selected to the 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band: Kaitlyn Aug, bass clarinet, Katie Tammel, horn, Courtney Schroeder, horn, Sara Schultz, clarinet, Anna Chri ..... 
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Two programs, one day at Harmony Library

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

“A Monster Meeting for Kids”, with Draga Stefanovic reading her book, “A Monster Meeting about Healthy Eating”, will take place at 11 a.m. on October 25 at the Harmony Library. Later the same day, join Rochester native, Erin Hart, in discus ..... 
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Donations to Fillmore Central Readiness program

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation, along with a matching grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation,recently donated a combined $6,000 to the Fillmore Central School Readiness program. School Readiness is available to eligible child ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects nearing completion

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

There were multiple projects going on at both the Harmony and Preston sites of Fillmore Central Schools, and all of them are winding down as the first day of school approaches. Principal Heath Olstad said the sprinkler system at the high school h ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools – Mini grant program

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony 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 ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects underway

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony 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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Fillmore Central to offer trap shooting

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony 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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Fillmore Central Band and Choir perform at Disney World

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony 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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