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Fillmore Central approves fall coaching positions


Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met for their regular meeting on April 26, 2016. The minutes of the March 22 meeting were approved.

The district claims and bills were reviewed and approved.

High School Principal Heath Olstad gave his report to the board. The senior class trip was very successful, and it was a good experience for the students. The 3rd-8th and 10th-11th grade students have been working hard on the state testing and, other than some internet problems toward the beginning, it has been going well. The FFA held their Ag Olympics on April 22. Ethan Lapham took approximately 20 students to the State FFA Convention on April 24-26. The choir concert will be held on May 2, the Big Band Bash on May 7, the Tapestry concert on May 9, the spring play from May 13-14, the band concert on May 16, Baccalaureate on May 22, and the Senior Awards Night will be on May 24.

Dean of Students Chris Mensink gave the K-6 report. The 6th graders will be participating in the DARE program this year. The field trips are all set for May and June. On Arbor Day, the 4th-6th graders will be helping to plant a tree. The 4th grade Wax Museum will be held on May 20 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the stage gym.

The Director of Special Education, Micki Breitsprecher, reported that the Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) Transition Panel’s presentation took place on April 12. Representatives from Kingsland and Fillmore Central were present including students and staff with a good turn out in presenters. The next meeting of CTIC is set for May 18.

A Root River Work Session looking at the mental health needs, areas of strength, areas of improvement, and ideas to support the best program for the community will be held on April 29 from 1:30-3:30. Members invited to the work sessions include staff from Root River Program, school board members, mental health case managers, county representation and school administration from neighboring schools. Currently, there are openings for an elementary paraprofessional starting May 2 and for a special education teacher for the 2016-17 school year.

The resignations of paraprofessionals Jesse LaBonne and Kaynel Rindels, and daycare worker Sharon Wissing were approved with thanks from the board for their time at Fillmore Central.

The hires of Matt Anderson and Kaitlyn Austin as elementary teachers beginning next fall were approved. The boar .....
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Read Across America “I Love to Read” - a big success for kids at Fillmore Central

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Community Education and area businesses partnered up to encourage a reading program for kids PreK-6th grade to promote Read Across America month in March. The Area businesses offered rewards to children who met their reading goals. ..... 
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Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert date change

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Education

The annual Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert is now scheduled for Monday, May 16, at 8 p.m., in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. This change in schedule avoids a conflict with other important school activities. This year’s conc ..... 
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Fillmore Central announces Summer Food Service Program participation

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
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). Site name and ..... 
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Semcac commemorates 50 years of helping people

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Semcac is a nonprofit, Community Action organization that was founded in 1966. Community Action Agencies were established under the Economic Opportunity Act to fight America’s “War on Poverty”. Semcac assists people to achieve or maintain inde ..... 
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College news

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Education

Fall 2015 Dean’s List Jillian Oakley of Chatfield, University of Northwestern - St. Paul. Corrin Lee of Spring Valley, University of Northwestern - St. Paul. Fall 2015 President’s List Clay Olson of Preston, Mitchell Technical Institute, M ..... 
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Fund-raising plans for Riverside Center

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

Preston Historical Society president Sheila Craig and Tourism director Sarah Wangen proposed sponsorship levels to raise money for renovation of the former Dairy and Farm building at the city council’s April 18 meeting. The city council appears ..... 
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Margaret Milne

Thu, Apr 14th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Margaret Milne, 92, of Preston, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at St Marys Hospital in Rochester. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, April 15, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church, in Preston, with Pastor Dan Bredberg officiating. Burial will b ..... 
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David “Butch” Winslow

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

David “Butch” Winslow, age 75, of Preston, Minn., passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Anna, Texas, doing what he enjoyed – driving truck. David was born December 19, 1940, in Chatfield the son of Glen and Elsie (Niell) Winslow. David wa ..... 
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