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Fillmore Central to add girls dance team


Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education



The Fillmore Central School Board met on June 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

The district bills and payroll were approved by the board

High School Principal Heath Olstad noted that of the 27 members of the 2015 graduating class, 24 have plans to continue their education at two and four year colleges, two are planning to join the military, and one will be entering the workforce right away. One foreign exchange student had to return home before graduation due to her school schedule in the Ukraine, but the other seven were able to participate in the graduation ceremonies. Olstad reported that it was successful year for all eight foreign exchange students.

Dean of Students Chris Mensink gave his report to the board. He thanked the local banks for their support of the district in the form of mini grants. The spring sports season has wrapped up and was a success with both the boys and girls golf teams going to state. The summer construction on both school buildings is going well and is on track.

The resignation of school readiness paraprofessional Charlene Mensink was approved. The board expressed their gratitude on behalf of the district for Mensink’s many years of dedicated service.

The hiring of Sarah Peck as special education paraprofessional was approved along with a two year contract for Melissa Simonson as the school’s Mental Health Therapist. Tenure status was approved for teachers Kelly Duff and Levi Olstad. A contract with Hiawatha Valley Education District for up to 40 hours of consultation by Nancy Engrav within the scope of Physical Impairment and Traumatic Brain Injury was approved.

To encourage high school teachers to teach dual-credit courses, the school will offer two days of pro-rated salary and a $750 stipend per semester for each college course they teach.

The purchase of a marching tuba and quad tom set for the high school band was approved. The school also will be purchasing a kiln for installation in the high school. There is an old kiln located in the elementary school basement, but when an attempt was made to move it, it began falling apart and so is unusable.

The wooden portable stairs currently used at the stage gym in Harmony are in bad shape and need to be replaced. A quote was obtained for a set of adjustable stairs with side rails with an accompanying 4’ x 4’ landing that can be used in both the Pre .....
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Fillmore Central summer food program for kids

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Fillmore Central Schools will be providing free meals for children this summer! Free meals for children will be served at the elementary sc ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

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). Meals will be ..... 
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Fillmore Central receives donations from Booster Club

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Jim Peters spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board on March 24 regarding the Booster Club and several donations that have been made. Peters explained the Booster Club started out for wrestling, then became a fundraiser for Fillmore Central. Ov ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up meeting and visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up Information Meeting for parents and visitation fo ..... 
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Fillmore Central Tri-State MS Honor Band

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central 7th and 8th grade band students were selected for the 2015 Tri-State MS Honor Band in Decorah, Iowa on Saturday, March 7. Left to right: Garrett Aggen (alto), Makenna Gatzke (percussion), Kelsey Biel (tenor), Madison Scheevel (clar ..... 
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Give To The Max Day results

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Give To The Max Day results The final chapter of the friendly competition between the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation for Give to the Max a Day was accomplished on Monday evening during the Fillmore ..... 
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Fillmore Central sets goals for 2015

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with the goals for 2014-15 as recommended by the World’s Best Workforce committee. The state identified five areas to work on; kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade literacy, c ..... 
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Dorian Honor Band students selected from Fillmore Central

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

The following ten Fillmore Central Band Students on being selected to participate in the 2015 Luther College Dorian Honor Band on Sunday, February 22 and Monday, February 23, in Decorah, Iowa: Participating in the Massed Bands: Cami Jones, flute ..... 
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