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Mabel-Canton “flips” elementary math


Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on June 16, 2015 at 7 p.m.

The minutes from the May 19, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with no changes.

The district expressed their gratitude to the custodial staff for the great job they are doing with maintenance this summer.

The board approved the hiring of Doug Ward as a .4 agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for the 2015-2016 school year.

The Health and Safety Policy and Budget were reviewed. No big projects are anticipated in the upcoming year so the budget was very straightforward.

The school business manager, Todd Netzke, presented the finalized budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year to the board. Basic aid will be increasing by 2%. Because the district has been diligent about cutting spending and waste in the last year, the overall budget was able to be lowered. Due to raised water and sewer costs, the utilities budget was higher, but the district will be reminding staff and students to be vigilant about electricity usage which will hopefully lower the bill in the coming school year.

The estimated enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is 240, with 20 students registered for kindergarten.

The payment of the district bills and electronic fund transfers were reviewed and approved.

The Dean of Students/Interim Administrator, Michelle Weidemann, gave the technology report. The school will be able to continue a 1:1 ratio of devices to students in the 7th through 12th grades. They are also hoping to be able to try Chromebooks for high school students.

Another elementary class will be “flipping” math class this year since it was a success last year. Instead of the teacher giving the lesson during class time and sending worksheets home with students as homework, the teacher will pre-record her lesson and the students will watch it on a computer or device at home before the class. This allows the teacher to use class time to work with the students on their math skills and to give extra teaching time to those who need it. This method of teaching is still in the trial stage, but has been effective thus far.

Superintendent Jennifer Backer noted that the district has made postings for a .2 art teacher position, a boys basketball coach, and a paraprofessional.

Backer updated the board on the latest news fr .....
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Mabel-Canton High School senior class trip highlights

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1: April 6 By Hannah Nolte and Devin Nelson Mabel Canton High School’s senior class woke up much earlier than the rest of the world on Monday, April 6, right after Easter. We were supposed to be in the gym by four in the morning to get our ..... 
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Mabel-Canton accepts donations for State Capitol field trip

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on May 19, 2015 at 7 pm. Board members Cristal Adkins, Jane Hall, and Mark Weidemann were not present at the meeting. The minutes from the April 21, 2015 meeting were reviewed and ..... 
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Mabel-Canton High School senior class trip highlights

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1: April 6 By Hannah Nolte and Devin Nelson Mabel Canton High School’s senior class woke up much earlier than the rest of the world on Monday, April 6, right after Easter. We were supposed to be in the gym by four in the morning to get our ..... 
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Mabel-Canton gathering information for SAC program

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on April 21st, 2015 at 7 pm. All board members were present. The minutes from the March 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board. Chairperson Cristal Adkins ..... 
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Mabel-Canton to update school’s boiler system

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the February 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with only one minor change. ..... 
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Enrollment numbers up for Mabel-Canton School District

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on February 17th, 2014 at 7 pm. All board members were present. The minutes from the January 12th and 28th, 2015 meetings were reviewed and approved. Minnesota School Board Recognition Week is Februa ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Schools thankful for donations

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on December 16, 2014 for a Truth in Taxation meeting at 6:30 p.m. immediately followed by a regular meeting. All board members were present. Several community members attended the Truth in Taxation meet ..... 
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Mabel-Canton school board discusses deficit, enrollment

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on November 18, 2014 at 7 pm. Board members Jane Hall and Troy Soiney were not present. The official results of the November 4th election for school board members were read by Mary Pat Kuhn. Cristal Adki ..... 
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