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Rushford-Peterson looks at World’s Best Workforce; Health Care industry elective


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

By Kirsten Zoellner

At the Monday, November 16 school board meeting, R-P High School Principal Jake Timm detailed for the board two initiatives the district is working on. The first, World’s Best Workforce, is an annual Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) project, passed by the state in 2013. Per the MDE, it is geared towards ensuring all districts increase student performance. Guidelines indicate the district must develop a plan to addresses five goals: “All children are ready for school, all third-graders can read at grade level, all racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed, all students are ready for career and college, and all students graduate from high school.”

According to Timm, goals and benchmarks are checked in three times per year. For the first goal, the district was at 80% in the 2013-2014 school year. It fell to 69.2% the second year, due to some miscommunication. This year, after some “tweaking”, the goal is to regain the 80% standing.

The district is currently at 88% for the reading proficiency of all third grade students, verified by annual Aimsweb Assessment or MCA testing.

The project’s goal for closing achievement gap is to improve the results of struggling students at a faster rate, while the entire student body continues to improve. MDE is seeking to close the achievement gap by half by 2017. R-P is currently on track for that goal.

According to Timm, 50-55% of R-P sophomores are ready for career and college. The goal for 2015-2016 is 60% readiness.

Graduation rates for the district continue to be strong. In 2013, 94% of seniors graduated. That number rose to 100% in 2014. The district’s goal is to consistently attain a 95-100% graduation rate. “The goals are all encompassing,” noted Timm. “We’re helping to create successful kids.”

The district is also working with Good Shepherd Lutheran Services, Southeast Tech, and the MDE to create a Health Care Core Curriculum and pathway to Certified Nursing Assistant licensure. “This course will give students a background in the health care industry along wih giving them the needed coursework to become CNA certified,” stated Timm. The course will require 68 hours in the classroom, 40 hours practicum, and 24 hours of internship, partnering with Good Shepherd. At the end of the class, students can test for CNA licensure.

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Rushford-Peterson groundbreaking ceremony

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the new EC-12th grade school to be held on Wednesday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m. at R-P Schools Niggle Field. In November, 2014, Rushford-Peterson Schools held a refer ..... 
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Correction

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

In the Monday, September 28, 2015 issue of the Fillmore County Journal it was stated in the article “Lawsuit started against R-P School District” that the meeting for redeveloping the Peterson Middle School is October 12 at 7 p.m. It is actually ..... 
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Bid award for R-P School draws large crowd, further debate

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

As expected, the Monday, September 28 special meeting of the Rushford-Peterson School Board drew in more than 60 residents, including a dozen children with their parents. The meeting was set to review bids for the construction of the new early child ..... 
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Lawsuit started against Rushford-Peterson School District

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 28th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

While some in the valley community are gearing up for bid opening and ground breaking for the new school facility, others are digging in their heels to protest the process that’s led to this point, as well as what is believed as infringement upon ..... 
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Foundation for Rushford-Peterson schools TriCity Challenge 2015

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

The Foundation for Rushford- Peterson Schools would like to announce the dates for the TriCity Challenge and Conquer the Bluff 2015. Conquer the Bluff will take place on Thursday, October 8, with registration starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Hoillan ..... 
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New scholarship for R-P students honors Art Miller

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

The Rushford Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of The Arthur Miller Community Service Scholarship to be awarded for the first time in spring of 2016. The scholarship was established by family and friends of Arthur Mille ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson approves progressive discipline addendum

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

The Rushford-Peterson School Board voted unanimously to approve an addendum to its student handbooks regarding progressive discipline. The policy had drawn some concern in recent months over a lack of clear definition. In July, when the board approv ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson approve contracts for 2015-2016

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

The Rushford-Peterson School Board approved a number of housekeeping items at the Monday, July 20 meeting, including staffing requests and annual agreements with Hiawatha Mental Health Center, Minnesota State College Southeast Technical, and Minne ..... 
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