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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 have three options: they can renew the current lease at $500 per month, purchase the current machine for around $4,000, or return the machine. Keith received quotes for new machines from local vendors, and he recommended going with the lease option from EO Johnson Copiers. He said the price will be locked in for the five-year lease, along with a maintenance agreement. The new lease should save the district money.

The board also approved the purchase of a 2013 Dodge Caravan SE from Nelson Auto in Fergus Falls. This purchase is to replace the van they had to sell last year.

Principal and Dean Reports

Principal Heath Olstad informed the board the HVAC project at the high school is complete and everything is ready for the new year. There will be an open house August 28, 4-6 p.m. in the K-6 building and 6:15-8 p.m. At this time, students in grades 9-12 will receive their laptops and be given the options to pay a monthly fee to take it home, pay nothing and keep it at the school, or pay a monthly lease to eventually own the laptop.

Athletic Director and Dean Chris Mensink gave the numbers for fall sports. There will be 68 participants in football, 52 in volleyball, nine in cross country (with Lanesboro), and 12 in cheerleading.

Mensink also said enrollment is up slightly this year, from 302 last year to 319 this year.

Personnel

The board accepted resignations and approved hires of several staff members. The resignations of Lara Graves, Title I Teacher; Jeannette Burns, MS Math Wizards Coach; Melissa Laue, SAC Aide; Laura Vatland, SAC Aide; and Linda O’Connor, Daycare Aide were all accepted.

Ellie Skaggs was hired for a Daycare Aide, Melinda Daniels as Lead Custodian in the Harmony building, Sheryl Spencer as K-3 paraprofessional, and Kayla Carroll as 3-6 paraprofessional, and Terisa Scrabeck as Title I Teacher. Amanda Heibel was hired as the ECFE (Earl Childhood Family Education) Parent Educator and van driver. Jessica Marzolf will be teaching 4/5 preschool.

A sharing agreement with Kingsland was approved for Social Work services with Kay Haugerud and Transition Services with K .....
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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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Fillmore Central Schools sets 2013 eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The eligibility meeting for 2013-2014 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central Elementary School stage gym in Preston, Minn. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7pm. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to ..... 
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Fillmore Central 2013-14 Pre-School Registration

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness registration is underway for parents wanting to enroll their child for the 3/4 or 4/5 fall pre-school sessions. Classes are scheduled to begin the week of September 9, 2013. The goal of school ..... 
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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 student ..... 
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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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