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World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements Documentary


Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

John Hunter, award-winnin elementary teacher and subject of the film "World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements" Photo submitted

LANESBORO, Minn. – The documentary film “World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements” will be shown on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. Presented by Lanesboro Arts Center in partnership with Frozen River Film Festival, the film won the ‘2013 FRFF Headwaters Award’ in January in Winona, Minn. Tickets are $5 / FREE for teachers and students, available in advance at Lanesboro Arts Center 507-467-2446 and at the St. Mane Theatre one hour prior to the screening. The film runs 56 minutes.

“Wolrd Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements” interweaves the story of John Hunter, a teacher in Charlottesville, Va., with his students’ participation in an exercise called the World Peace Game. The game triggers an eight-week transformation of the children from students of a neighborhood public school to citizens of the world. The film reveals how a wise, loving teacher can unleash students’ full potential. The film traces how Hunter’s unique teaching career emerges from his own diverse background. An African-American educated in the segregated schools of rural Virginia, where his mother was his fourth grade teacher, he was selected by his community to be one of seven students to integrate a previously all-white middle school. After graduation, he traveled extensively to China, Japan, and India, and his exposure to the Ghandian principles of non-violence led him to ask what he could do as a teacher to work toward a more peaceful world.

John Hunter was named One of Time Magazine’s 12 Education Activists of 2012, and he was recognized for the Most Influential TED Talk of 2011. Hunter teaches the concept of peace not as a utopian dream but as an attainable goal to strive for, and he provides his students with the tools for this effort. The children learn to collaborate and communicate with each other as they work to resolve the Game’s conflicts. They learn how to compromise while accommodating different perspectives and interests. Most importantly, the students discover that they share a deep and abiding interest in taking care of each other.

The St. Mane Theatre is located at 206 Parkway Ave N in Lanesboro, Minn. Lanesboro Arts Center serves the community as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. 507-467-2446 / www.lanesboroarts.or .....
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World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements Documentary

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

LANESBORO, Minn. – The documentary film “World Peace and Other Fourth-grade Achievements” will be shown on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. Presented by Lanesboro Arts Center in partnership with Frozen River Film Festiv ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board decides against referendum

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton At the June meeting the Lanesboro School Board discussed an operating referendum of $300 per student. Superintendent Jeff Boggs had informed the board that the state was offering a referendum match of $212 per student. If the distric ..... 
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Megan Kiehne of Lanesboro Receives Augustana Music Scholarship

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Augustana College is pleased to announce that Megan Kiehne from Lanesboro, Minn., has been awarded a Pro Musica Scholarship. This award is based on Megan’s outstanding achievement in music and Performing Arts Scholarship auditi ..... 
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Lanesboro Schools to purchase woodshop equipment

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Fire Marshall has ordered that Lanesboro Schools install a dust collection system for the woodshop. They currently do not have one, and never have in the past. The preliminary estimates for the purchase come in at $50,000. The school board di ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears about senior class trip

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Lanesboro High School seniors Michael Holst and Kirsten Ruen attended the school board meeting on May 13 and talked about the recent senior class trip to Washington, D.C. The seniors were gone from April 3-11. “It was amazing, ..... 
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Peterson awarded scholarship at SDSU

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Katlyn Peterson of Lanesboro, Minn. was awarded the Matthew and Colleen Vukovich Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year at South Dakota State University. Peterson is a exercise science major at SDSU, where she is active in ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves revised school calendar

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton The 2013-2014 calendar was approved by the Lanesboro School Board during the March meeting. At the April meeting, Principal James Semmen approached the board with a few changes. He explained there were some SEMLAC (Southeast Minn ..... 
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Lanesboro athlete prepares for DownUnder Sports Competition

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Mitch Walbridge Gabe Decker is a junior at Lanesboro High School who takes his participation in athletics very seriously, particularly his involvement in the Lanesboro-Fillmore Central-Mabel-Canton track program. But this year Decker is taking t ..... 
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