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Kingsland School Board receives National Certification


Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Thor Misko, Vice President of Engagement of Project Lead the Way, presented Kingsland with one of three banners. Photo by Barb Jeffers

By Barb Jeffers

Kingsland School Board held its regular school board meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was held in the Kingsland school cafeteria, as a larger crowd than normal was expected to attend. Following the regular meeting, a presentation was held on Project Lead The Way. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. There were several special guests at the school board meeting including Representative Greg Davids and Senator Jeremy Miller.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the board approved the consent agenda items including November 2012 bills, policy review, and policy adoption. A public thank you was given to IBM for a donation of three thousand dollars for the Robotics team competition. A second thank you was given to the VFW for a donation of two hundred dollars to be used for educational purposes as the district sees fit.

Two representatives from the FFA gave the report for the group. The school board committees reported on their recent meetings. The second reading of job descriptions was approved. A request for maternity leave by a staff member was approved. The hiring of seven individuals was approved.

Many individuals were on hand to celebrate the fact that Kingsland school district has received national certification in three different areas of Science and Engineering. The three areas are Gateway to Technology, Pathway to Engineering, and Biomedical Science. Kingsland is the first school in the state to be certified in three areas and the only school in the state to be certified in biomedical science.

Superintendent McDonald stated that “all teachers have stepped up” and worked hard and added that they have “done a great job” with Project Lead The Way. Principal Hecimovich spoke next saying that he is extremely proud of everyone involved with Project Lead The Way. Hecimovich went on to say that he is “proud of the direction we have taken as a district.”

Sue Kolling, of the Spring Valley Area Foundation, who was a driving force behind Project Lead The Way in Kingsland explained how students “receive national college credits right here at Kingsland,” she said. Kingsland is also bringing Mayo Clinic into the classroom by working with April Horne, Section Head of Mayo Clinic Engineering. Ms. Horne stated that Kingsland and Project Lead The Way are “transforming education.” Min .....
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Letter about frac mining

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

Letter about frac mining To the Editor, As a lifelong resident of southeast Minn., I’ve been reading with interest the information being put forth by the pros and cons of the Frac Sand debate. I personally see more pros than cons in this debate. ..... 
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Kingsland Schools to receive Project Lead the Way national certification

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland Public School will receive national certification for their Project Lead The Way Engineering and Biomedical Programs. Kingsland Middle School/Junior High will receive national recognition for the Gateway To Technology (GTT) Program it has ..... 
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New furnaces and air conditioners at the Spring Valley library

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

By Gary Peterson At the Spring Valley council meeting the major item of concern was the news from the library that the furnaces and air conditioners for the building are in bad condition. The units on the roof have been leaking carbon monoxide, and ..... 
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Miken Sports products prize in local fundraising contest

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Exclusive sports products from Miken Sports in Caledonia is the prize for an upcoming challenge between two area Community Foundations. The Spring Valley Community Foundation has challenged the Preston Area Community Foundation to see who can have t ..... 
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Rep. Greg Davids receives Minnesota Ambulance Association Award

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

(Spring Valley, MN) State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) was recently presented with the ambulance industry’s prestigious “Legacy Award” for his record of strong support for rural Emergency Medical Services policies at the Minnesota L ..... 
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Open House at Spring Valley Senior Living Evergreens

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Health & Wellness

Spring Valley Senior Living (SVSL) will host an Open House celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Evergreens on November 9, 2012, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Evergreens, 800 Memorial Dr ..... 
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Theresa A DiFiore

Mon, Oct 29th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Theresa A. DiFiore, age 90, of Spring Valley died Sunday October 28, 2012 at St Marys Hospital following a lengthy repertory illness. Theresa A. DiFiore was born October 25, 1922 in Jersey City, N.J. to Benjiman and Mary Shindlo. She grew up in ..... 
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Spring Valley approves agreement with Waste Management

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council meeting got underway at 6:00 on Monday night, and six minutes later the meeting was over. The agenda consisted of approval of the minutes from October 8, Consider the October Final Accounts Payables totaling $365,080.5 ..... 
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