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Kingsland school to upgrade fitness room


Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board held a regular meeting on Monday, October 20. In attendance were Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and superintendent John McDonald. The meeting was called to order, and the Board led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Consent Agenda items, which included minutes from September’s meeting and readings of policy items. The Consent Agenda items were approved as submitted.

Next, public “Thank You” and recognition was given regarding the following: Southeast Chapter of MN Deer Hunter’s Association for $550 donation toward curriculum, Essig Agency for $250 toward Robotics, VFW for $500 toward Robotics, parent volunteers who helped with hearing and vision screenings, VFW for donation of three flags, and KPAG (Kingsland parent group) for help with Watch DOGS program.

The floor was opened for public comment, but none was presented. Next, two FFA students told of recent and upcoming FFA events and opportunities. A written report was submitted on finance/facilities. Gwen Howard reported on curriculum/personnel, and Kristin Beck reported on policy & PR.

High school principal James Hecimovich updated the board and commented about the large amount of state-mandated testing being done with students. He explained the time constraints imposed by these mandates, and summarized, “I get a little concerned about a lot of testing being done” because it creates many challenges in scheduling and interferes with routines. But he said the school is on schedule with all of the testing to be done.

Elementary and middle school principal Chris Priebe reported on PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities) for PK-6, and said all staff will be formally evaluated using the Talent Ed system this year.He said the PBIS program will be honoring two students per grade level each month, and he talked about upcoming plans for Halloween costume day at school. He said that costume rules and parameters will be communicated, and he stressed that “it will still be a learning day”. He informed the Board that Ann Halloran (PK-6 social worker) will present programs to prevent violence and bullying, and to enhance character development.

Athletic director Steve Hauser reported on upcoming sports events, and told of a “Why We Play” workshop that he is excited to announce will be held locally on Thursday, November 13. He said all Kingsland 7-12 grade coaches will be .....
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Kingsland School Board takes care of business

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Though school is out of session, the Kingsland School Board completed a list of agenda items at the June 16, 2014 meeting held in the Kingsland conference room. School Board members Troy Asher and Steve Tart were absent. Consent Agenda items app ..... 
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Kingsland approves interim athletic director

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

An extensive agenda awaited the Kingsland School Board on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the regular school board meeting held in the Kingsland Conference Room. Consent Agenda items were approved. The following donations were recognized: American Legion ..... 
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Kingsland board approves formation of Facilities Task Force

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland school board met on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the district conference room. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, April 2014 bills, polic ..... 
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Kingsland early childhood programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) is the childcare program located on site in the elementary school in Spring Valley. This program serves students preschool through 5th grade 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost ..... 
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Information and opinions given at Kingsland community meeting

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The community meeting and facilities discussion held at the Kingsland High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 was well attended with school board members, administration, Kingsland staff and residents reviewing a large amount of information ..... 
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Kingsland School District explores idea of additional bus route

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on March 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting. All school board members were present. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, minute review of the February 19, 2014 meeting, March 2 ..... 
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Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

With a petition in hand, Lynn Kidd, of Wykoff, Minn. addressed the Kingsland School Board and announced, “I have 230 signatures from people who walked into my office to sign this petition to recall the motion that was made to close the middle scho ..... 
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Kingsland discusses impact of snow days

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Superintendant John McDonald was also present. Following the Pledge of Allegi ..... 
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