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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, closing achievement gaps, all students career and college ready, and graduation rate. The committee created goals to help the district improve in those areas.

A different kindergarten readiness test will be given that will hopefully give the district a better idea how ready students are. Keith said sometimes kids are ready intellectually but not necessarily socially. Last year’s readiness test showed 94 percent of students were ready for kindergarten.

As for 3rd grade literacy goals, the district will be doing AIMSweb testing to determine how the students are doing. Scores from fall will be compared with scores in the spring. Keith said they are scoring quite well already.

Fillmore Central will not be able to determine the achievement gap in terms of racial differences because there is not enough diversity. They can, however, work on the gap when it comes to students who qualify for free lunches and those who do not, and students in special educataion versus general education.

The four-year graduation rate shows how many students graduate after four years of high school. The rate for Fillmore Central is 90 percent, which is well above the state average.

2015 Organization

The board elected officers for 2015. Ross Kiehne will remain chairperson, Craig Britton the vice-chair, and Jim Love the clerk. Deb Ristau was nominated vice-clerk, and Sue Sikkink will remain treasurer.

Board salaries will remain the same as 2014, as will the committee assignments.

The official appointments and designations for 2015 will also remain the same. The official depositories are First Southeast Bank in Harmony, F&M Bank in Preston, and First State Bank in Fountain. The official newspapers are the Fillmore County Journal and the Fillmore County News Leader. The official stations for school closings are KQYB, KFIL, KROC, KNXR, KTTC-TV, and Harmony and Preston cable channels. The official legal counsel of the school district is Knutson, Flynn, and Deans. Official notices will be posted at the district office in Preston and the High School office in Harmony.

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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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Juried High School Art Show opens January 10

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Lanesboro Arts will present the Annual Juried High School Art Show, showcasing work by 9-12th grade students from Chatfield, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, and Rushford-Peterson High Schools. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 10 fro ..... 
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2014 Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship recipient

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

2014 Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship recipient Sheriff Daryl Jensen is pleased to announce that Jacob Ristau of Preston has been selected as one of ten recipients to receive the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship. The quali ..... 
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FCHS Holiday Band Concert

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The FCHS Band Department will present its annual Holiday Concert on Monday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. Performing groups include the 7-8th Jazz Band, the High School Jazz Ensemble, the 5-6th Grade Conce ..... 
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A positive audit report for Fillmore Central

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

At Fillmore Central’s recent school board meeting, Jason Boynton of Smith and Schafer presented the annual audit report. Boynton said expenditures were down a little, with a slight decrease in administrative costs. The general fund has been in t ..... 
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FCHS to host financial aid/college information night

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a Financial Aid/College Information Night on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from St. Mary’s University in Winona will be here with a financial aid pr ..... 
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Fillmore Central students prepare for college

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

With the first quarter of the school year already gone, some Fillmore Central High School students are making plans for their futures. At the school board meeting on October 28, Principal Heath Olstad stated juniors would be attending a college f ..... 
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The Preston High School class of 1949 celebrated their 65th reunion on September 18

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The party was hosted by Ila Mae Olstad at her home in Preston. Assisting serving a delicious dinner were Marie (Ila’s daughter) Shirley (daughter-in-law), and Sue (like a daughter). It was a beautiful day filled with lots of reminiscing. 1st Row ..... 
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