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Fillmore Central Elementary applies to be celebration school


Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

At the regular school board meeting on October 29, Dean Chris Mensink informed the board that Fillmore Central Elementary is eligible to be a Minnesota Department of Education Celebration School. He explained the top 25 percent of schools in Minnesota are eligible for this recognition, and it is based on MCA scores as well as growth.

Mensink said they must apply to receive the title of Celebration School, and they are working on the application right now.

Mensink also shared that the One & Done Fundraiser that the students in grades 5-8 participate in each year raised $12,386. This money goes toward field trips, band and choir, sports, and many other places it is needed. Mensink thanked the community for their continued support.

Personnel

The resignation of John Aske, high school custodian, was approved. It was also approved to hire John Koch for that position. The hire of Katie Sveen as a paraprofessional at the elementary school was approved.

Aaron Janssen was approved for the seventh grade girls basketball coach.

Jim Stevens was hired as a long-term substitute for Dennis Petersen, Industrial Arts. Also hired for a long-term sub was Terry Sinn in first grade for Jeanette Burns’ maternity leave.

The board approved a shared service agreement with Kingsland for an ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) teacher. The services of Paula Birch will be used as needed in Kingsland for any new referrals.

Lawn Tractor

Superintendent Richard Keith explained the drive shaft broke on the tractor they used to drag ball fields and clear snow from the sidewalks at the elementary school. The tractor was sold at an auction for $1,250, and they will be selling two more tractors that are not being used.

Keith presented quotes to the facilities committee earlier this month and they agreed on an X730 with a new broom for $9,500 from Preston Equipment. It is brand new, and includes a factory warrantee. The board approved.

Other Business

The board discussed having a board retreat so the board can get together for discussion. There will be no decisions made and no action taken at this retreat. A date and time will be determined.

The board approved the following items:

•Sports sharing agreements with Mabel-Canton for wrestling, and Lanesboro for wrestling, track, baseball an .....
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Fillmore-Central band students performing in Conference Honor Band

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

F-C Band Students Performing in Conference Honor Band at Wabasha-Kellogg High School on Monday, November 4. Eight instrumental music students from Fillmore Central, under the direction of Lane Powell, were selected to the 2013 Three Rivers Confere ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School will host college information night

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a college information night on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from Southeast Technical College from Winona will have a financial aid presentation wit ..... 
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Harmony Veterinary Clinic supports Fillmore Central and Lanesboro FFA Chapters

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The Harmony Vet Clinic recently donated $423.00 to each of the Fillmore Central High School and Lanesboro High School FFA chapters. The FFA teaches our youth invaluable leadership, personal growth and career success skills. The donation was made ..... 
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Monster Bash scares up funds for Fillmore Central band and choir

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central band and choir are planning a June 2014 trip to Disney World. There they will enjoy such things as the whimsical Magic Kingdom, perhaps they will bump into the famed Mickey and Minnie and perform on the grounds among other thin ..... 
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Fillmore Central to purchase sprinkler system

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central football team raised $8,500 this fall by selling coupon books during their annual fundraiser. This money will be spent on a new sprinkler system for the fields. At the regular board meeting on September 24, At ..... 
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Fillmore Central prepared for new school year

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central School Board approved a couple of purchases at their regular meeting on August 27. Superintendent Richard Keith explained the five-year lease on the copy machine at the high school will expire in October. They h ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 16th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, Minn. First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony, Minn. for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $5 ..... 
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Fillmore Central prepares for new school year

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central High School building has been undergoing renovations this summer, including a large heating and venting project. At the regular school board meeting on July 23, principal Heath Olstad said the project is going ac ..... 
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