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Fillmore Central receives donation from the Milk Fun[D] Run


Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton

Michael Johnson presented the Fillmore Central Community Foundation with a donation of $2,300 at the regular school board meeting on June 17.

Johnson, a dairy farmer, explained he had heard about the need for money to help students who are not able to afford milk for milk break. He organized a Milk Fun[D] Run to raise money, which was held in Fountain on June 8. Around 102 people attended.

“It was awesome to see,” said Johnson. “There were a lot of young families and kids in strollers. It was a good day, and a nice run down the trail.”

Johnson said they are hoping to do the Milk Fun[D] Run again next year and hopefully make it an annual event. He mentioned expanding it to include raising money for other needs.

Student Handbooks

The first reading of student handbooks for K-6, 7-12, Coaches, and Root River Program were approved. Dean Chris Mensink outlined a few minor changes made in the K-6 handbook, which included change in language for admission fees, teacher requests, electronic equipment, and a change in snack, milk and lunch prices. For the coaches handbook, Mensink changed some wording about letters and pins to make it more clear, and added information about the need for coaches to complete CEU (Continuing Education Units) and to be certified for a head coach position.

Principal Heath Olstad spoke about some changes in the 7-12 handbook. He explained that with the four-period day, students were required to have 30 credits in order to graduate. If students did not take band or choir, they could still get eight credits per year, in grades 9-12, which would total 32 credits.

Now with the schedule changing to an eight-period day, students will get seven credits per year, which will come to only 28 credits. He proposed making changes to how many credits certain classes are worth. He suggested that students coming into 12th grade be required to have 29 credits, 11th graders 28, 10th graders 27, and 9th graders 26 by the time they graduate. The number would then remain at 26.

He said they are still playing with the numbers, and the students will still be taking all of the required courses. He lowered the credits for classes that are only a quarter, like PE and health, as there will be less time in the classroom. Classes will be changing to 45-50 minutes from 75 minutes.

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Fillmore Central to bring back Cross Country

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The last time Fillmore Central had students involved in Cross Country was 2008-2009. At that time, there was only one student participating. Recently, nine students expressed interest in starting the program again, which would be shared with Lane ..... 
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New schedule next year for Fillmore Central High School

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton As of the 2013-2014 school year, students at Fillmore Central High School will be following an eight-period day instead of the four-period block schedule that has been in place for several years. This decision by the school board com ..... 
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Root River program to get new Occupational Therapy services

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

Michelle Breitsprecher, Director of the Root River Program, spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board at their regular meeting on Feb. 26. She stated they had been receiving Occupational Therapy services from Southland for five days a month, but th ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses student safety

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board discussed concerns people had brought to them about the safety of the school in light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut. Superintendent Richard Keith said he had received a few phone calls about the subje ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Scholar Club

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Education

The Falcon Scholar Club was formed to recognize academic excellence. The criteria to become a club member are to maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher with an all grades being a “C” or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board approves winter coaches

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Education

Coaches for winter sports were approved at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on September 25, 2012. Athletic Director Chris Mensink informed the board of the choices and the numbers for each sport. According to Mensink, there are 53 boys ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board approves staffing changes

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Harmony Education

The new school year is off to a great start for Fillmore Central students, who started school early this year due to a project being done at the high school next summer. Principal Heath Olstad said everything is running smoothly. At their regular ..... 
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