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Kingsland School receives gift of Stars & Stripes


Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Marlene Niemeyer and Larry Niemeyer present a flag to the Kingsland School Board. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Kingsland School Board met Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All Sschool board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald.

Consent agenda items were approved. In Public Recognition and Thank You recognition was given for monetary donations for the courtyard project to the Osterud/Winter Fund ($1,500), Fillmore County Water and Soil Conservation ($1,800), and Spring Valley Area Community Foundation ($3,000).

Two board members, Gwen Howard and Troy Asher, were each recognized with a plaque for completion of Phase I, II, and III of training from the MSBA. Superintendent McDonald commended Howard and Asher for their hard work and accomplishments. Stacy Rath presented a check in the amount of $15,545 and reported on the Booster Club activities.

Three representatives from VFW Post #4114 were in attendance to graciously donate a flag for the conference room where school board meetings are held. Post Commander Nathan Pike, Larry Niemeyer, and Auxiliary President Marlene Niemeyer presented the school board with a large flag on a flag stand. Following the presentation the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Finance/Facilities Committee reported having met on September 3, 2013 at which time they were updated on projects, toured the offices to see changes made, went over finances, discussed enrollment, equipment needed, and tennis courts.

Curriculum/Personnel met September 9, 2013 where hires, a resignation, and a maternity leave were discussed. A discussion was held on the redesigning of the ECFE program, the new school year and building and facility updates were given.

Policy and PR met on August 26, 2013. The website updates look great and are more user-friendly. The committee talked about Brenda Cassellius and her visit to Kingsland. The committee discussed putting ads in local papers that will be printed soon.

Principal Hecimovich stated it has been a great start to the new school year. PLTW will have a business partnership meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. PLC had a great first Wednesday together. CIS online registration for the English classes at Riverland will be completed. RUR new program has begun. Deadlines were met for the federal programs. Assessments have been reviewed. Homecoming festivities will be held The week of September 23-27, 2013. Royalty has been selected.

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In the service - David C. Mundfrom

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Army Reserve Lt. Col. David C. Mundfrom has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. The 10-mon ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council approves tax levy

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and approved a resolution certifying the 2013 preliminary Property Tax Levy (Collectable in 2014). The General Operating Budget will require a Levy of $326,924. The EDA is set at $ ..... 
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State Commissioner of Education visits Kingsland

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers Kingsland Schools received a very special visitor on Monday, September 9 when Minnesota State Commissioner of Education, Brenda Cassellius, stopped by to tour the middle school and high school. Ms. Cassellius first toured the mid ..... 
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Lillian Arett

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Lillian Arett will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 9, 2013 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, MN with Pastor Laura Fladten and Pastor Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitat ..... 
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Glen E. VanGrevenhof

Thu, Sep 5th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Glen Edward VanGrevenhof, age 70, of Spring Valley, Minnesota died peacefully at his home early Wednesday, September 4, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday September 6, 2013, at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, ..... 
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Darlene Esther Meyer

Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Darlene Esther Meyer, age 86, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday morning, September 3, 2013, of Alzheimer’s at her home with her family at her side while under Mayo Hospice. Darlene was born May 22, 1927, in Fillmore Co., Minn., the daughter ..... 
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Spring Valley briefed about SE Minnesota Initiative Fund

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson Jennifer Nelson representing the Southeast Minnesota Initiative Fund appeared before the council and explained the objectives of the organization in the coming year. She said that the priorities would be Economic Development and Ea ..... 
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Kingsland prepares for 2013-14 school year

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Kingsland Conference Room. All school board members were present along with Superintendent McDonald. Consent Agenda Items were approved including the minutes review ..... 
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