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Lanesboro School Board approves computer purchases for high school students


Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

In the fall, Lanesboro students in grades 9-12 will each be receiving their own personal tablet computer. High school Principal Brett Clarke and Superintendent Jeff Boggs have been researching different computers and discussing their ideas for implementing them into the curriculum of these students.

Clarke said there are many reasons that this will benefit the students, but he outlined just a few of them. He added that there would need to be days dedicated to staff development, and they recently had a technology meeting to get an action plan together. He said there has been a lot of positive feedback from the staff.

Clarke stated that the kids would have access to information anywhere and there is a possibility that they could get some textbooks on the computers instead of purchasing the books. He believes the program will take down some barriers to education, as there would be less fighting over computer time. They can keep track of not only what the kids are being taught, but what they are learning. The students can take the computers home and get work done there.

Convenience and efficiency are two big positives, and Clarke also believes they are helping the kids prepare for the future with the technology.

“This is the future we are preparing them for,” he said. “What better way than by using the media?”

Board member Dave Lawsteun commented that the program could help improve communication between teachers and students, and he thinks it will be great. The board approved the purchase.

Special Recognitions

The school board voted to give special recognition to the students involved in the spring play, “Cow Tippers,” as well as the director, Krissy Overland. Boggs said she has agreed to come back and direct next year, and that she has a great rapport with the kids and does a great job.

They also gave special recognition to the accomplishments of the FFA group at the State Convention. Boggs said the Dairy Cattle evaluation team placed second out of 53 teams. They will be going to Harrisburg, PA to compete.

Other Business

The board approved the resignation of Cheryl Halvorson, who has been teaching at Lanesboro for more than 30 years. They also accepted the resignation of Traci Pederson, who has worked in the daycare for 17 years.

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Lanesboro City Council hears about the Chamber Strategic Plan

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro All

Members of the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce were at the City Council meeting on May 7 to discuss the Strategic Plan. Dave Huisenga said they had numerous meetings to come up with the plan, and they feel it’s a good one. He added that it shou ..... 
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Colleen Jones

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Colleen “Kay” Priscilla Jones, 76, passed away on April 30, 2012, with her family by her bedside. She was born June 15, 1935, in Lanesboro, Minnesota to Clarence and Pearl Hillestad who were of Norwegian descent. Kay was active in high ..... 
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Tindalls of Lanesboro open new business venture

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro All

Whether you are a local resident, seasonal tourist, or just someone who has passed through the quaint community of Lanesboro, it would be extremely difficult to say that you haven’t noticed the old-fashioned dining car on Parkway Avenue a few pace ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board looking at improving technology

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board heard from High School Principal Brett Clarke at their meeting on April 19. Clarke was excited to share with them something the school had been talking about for years. With him he had two different netbook computers that ..... 
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Letter about abortion

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The main concerns of Americans are jobs and the economy, so how did the conversation change to abortion? The new members of Congress have abandoned jobs and the economy and focused on restricting women’s access to abortion. Pro- ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center Receives $100,000 Capital Grant from McKnight Foundation

Mon, Apr 9th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro All

Lanesboro, Minnesota: Lanesboro Arts Center has been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the McKnight Foundation to provide capital support for the development of the Lanesboro Arts Campus, which includes the Lanesboro Arts Center gallery building, th ..... 
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Fun for the whole family in Sylvan Park on April 28

Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro All

You won’t want to miss the day of fun at the Root River Valley Earth Day Celebration put on by the Lanesboro community and Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. There will be something for everyone. The event runs from 10 am- 2 pm in Sylvan ..... 
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Commonweal offers free performances to Fillmore and Houston County residents and employees

Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro All

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates in 2012 for its Free County Nights Program. Theatre-lovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston Counties may attend Ibsen’s compelling drama Pillars of Society on ..... 
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