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New schedule next year for Fillmore Central High School


Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton

As of the 2013-2014 school year, students at Fillmore Central High School will be following an eight-period day instead of the four-period block schedule that has been in place for several years. This decision by the school board comes after much discussion, planning, and the desire to offer math and English courses to students year-round.

Principal Heath Olstad stated they had looked at many different options, one of which was to keep the four-period schedule but have classes be every other day all year long instead of a semester at a time. Currently, the seventh and eighth graders do that with English and math so they can get the instruction all year.

With an eight-period day, there will be six courses a day. Olstad explained they are still going to offer both band and choir daily for students, and make sure they have the option to be involved in both. He also mentioned the options of having some double-period classes, such as two sciences or two social studies classes. He referred to it as a “blended approach.”

For an eight-period day they will need to purchase about $8,000 in textbooks. The FTE for teachers will be almost the same, but they will need a half-time or less science teacher.

Community Ed. Report

Community Education Director Holly Kanengieter gave her annual report to the school board. She discussed ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) and the events they have had over the year, including the Father-Daughter Dance, the Mother-Son Sports Camp, and the Jack Pearson concert. There are currently 12 families in Preston and 10 families in Harmony that are involved in ECFE, and according to Kanengieter, the program continues to grow.

The SAC program (School Age Childcare) has grown also. Seven years ago when Kanengieter began working at Fillmore Central, there were 20 kids, and there are now 73 registered. Registration for the School Readiness Program, was sent out in February, and the 3/4 class is already full. The only openings left are in the afternoon 4/5 class.

The daycare is full as of right now.

The Summer Recreation program has also been very popular, and this is the second year with Preston and Harmony combined. Registrations are coming in for this summer.

Kanengieter also spoke about adult and youth enrichment programs, upcoming summer classes, and grants received for book .....
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GENERAL NOTICE FOR FORESTVILLE TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS TO CONTROL OR ERADICATE NOXIOUS WEEDS

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Legals

Notice is hereby given that all persons in Forestville Township in Fillmore County, Minnesota, shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on land they own, occupy, or are required to maintain.  Control or eradication may be accomplished by a ..... 
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FORESTVILLE TOWN BOARD ZONING & PLANNING MEETING DATES

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Legals

Matt Distad – Chairman Brian Morger – Vice-Chairman Dave Tart – Supervisor Connie Morger – Clerk Misty Heusinkveld – Treasurer Forestville Township Board meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 7:30pm at ..... 
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NTC fund raising

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

By Karen Reisner George Spangler, National Trout Center (NTC), reviewed the quarterly financial position of the center at the Preston City Council’s April 15 meeting. He said the NTC depends on the city council for both moral and fiscal support. ..... 
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Trout Sculpture unveiled at National Trout Center

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

During Minnesota’s Trout Opener, on April 13th, you may have noticed avid trout fly fisherman, Paul Lambrecht, out on the streams near Preston. However, at noon Lambrecht appeared at the National Trout Center in downtown Preston for the unveiling ..... 
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Samantha Gibson receives Outstanding Theatre Award, 2013

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Gerry Sullivan was the director of the Theatre at Saint Mary’s College from 1959-1967. If it were not for him, there would not be a Theatre Department today. Those who create theatre in state of the art spaces, such as our Page Theatre, must ..... 
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Gospel Quartet Group comes to Preston

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The name Still Water may be new to some gospel music fans, but the sounds, energy and faces will be very familiar. Founded in 1994, this group of men has brought their unique talents and ministry to folks all across the country. And even though th ..... 
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Geneva E. Girardin

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Geneva E. Girardin Geneva E. Girardin, age 94, of Preston, Minn., died Monday evening, April 8, 2013, at Harmony Community Healthcare, Harmony, Minn. Geneva was born December 8, 1918, in Albert City, Iowa, to Erik and Nellie (Dahlstrom) Anderson. ..... 
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Fillmore County launches new free discount prescription savings program

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Preston, MN – Fillmore County is pleased to join the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of thei ..... 
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