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Fillmore Central approves fall coaching positions


Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met for their regular meeting on April 26, 2016. The minutes of the March 22 meeting were approved.

The district claims and bills were reviewed and approved.

High School Principal Heath Olstad gave his report to the board. The senior class trip was very successful, and it was a good experience for the students. The 3rd-8th and 10th-11th grade students have been working hard on the state testing and, other than some internet problems toward the beginning, it has been going well. The FFA held their Ag Olympics on April 22. Ethan Lapham took approximately 20 students to the State FFA Convention on April 24-26. The choir concert will be held on May 2, the Big Band Bash on May 7, the Tapestry concert on May 9, the spring play from May 13-14, the band concert on May 16, Baccalaureate on May 22, and the Senior Awards Night will be on May 24.

Dean of Students Chris Mensink gave the K-6 report. The 6th graders will be participating in the DARE program this year. The field trips are all set for May and June. On Arbor Day, the 4th-6th graders will be helping to plant a tree. The 4th grade Wax Museum will be held on May 20 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the stage gym.

The Director of Special Education, Micki Breitsprecher, reported that the Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) Transition Panel’s presentation took place on April 12. Representatives from Kingsland and Fillmore Central were present including students and staff with a good turn out in presenters. The next meeting of CTIC is set for May 18.

A Root River Work Session looking at the mental health needs, areas of strength, areas of improvement, and ideas to support the best program for the community will be held on April 29 from 1:30-3:30. Members invited to the work sessions include staff from Root River Program, school board members, mental health case managers, county representation and school administration from neighboring schools. Currently, there are openings for an elementary paraprofessional starting May 2 and for a special education teacher for the 2016-17 school year.

The resignations of paraprofessionals Jesse LaBonne and Kaynel Rindels, and daycare worker Sharon Wissing were approved with thanks from the board for their time at Fillmore Central.

The hires of Matt Anderson and Kaitlyn Austin as elementary teachers beginning next fall were approved. The boar .....
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Read Across America “I Love to Read” - a big success for kids at Fillmore Central

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central Community Education and area businesses partnered up to encourage a reading program for kids PreK-6th grade to promote Read Across America month in March. The Area businesses offered rewards to children who met their reading goals. ..... 
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Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert date change

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The annual Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert is now scheduled for Monday, May 16, at 8 p.m., in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. This change in schedule avoids a conflict with other important school activities. This year’s conc ..... 
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Harmony Council approves 2015 audit

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met for their regular meeting on April 12 at 7 p.m. Assessor Brian Hoff presented the annual report for the Board of Review hearing to discuss property valuations in the area. The consent agenda was approved. It inclu ..... 
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Fillmore Central announces Summer Food Service Program participation

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony All

Fillmore Central Public Schools #2198 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Site name and ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 52 units

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on April 5, 2016, succeeded in collecting 52 units of blood. There were 62 donors that presented and two first-time participants. Congratulations to these four donors who reached the following milestones: Kathy Boi ..... 
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Letter about organ donation... To the Editor,

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

This is National Organ Donation Month and I appeal to the readers to think about being an Organ Donor. My husband, Don, received the Gift Of Life in 1993 in Florida, where we lived at the time. His Donor was a 20-year-old male that while riding his ..... 
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Harlan J. Haugen

Tue, Apr 19th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

The funeral service for Harlan J. Haugen, 76, of rural Stewartville, Minn., will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, with Rev. Byron Meline and Rev. Kim Cassidy officiating. Burial and a committ ..... 
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Manville “Manny” Bates

Thu, Apr 14th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Manville “Manny” Bates, age 89 of Rochester, Minnesota and formerly of Harmony, Minnesota died Sunday evening, April 10, 2016 at his home in Rochester. Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in ..... 
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