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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 of the July 19, 2013 meeting, August 2013 bills, Policy Review and Policy Adoption.

In Public Thank You and Recognition Superintendent McDonald stated that the Building and Grounds Crew have been working tirelessly in many areas of the school in order to be ready for the beginning of the school year. McDonald commended the maintenance staff for all of their hard work.

Finance/Facilities Committee met and discussed the yearly tax information, discussed the possibility of purchasing a new car and van along with new tires for vans. The committee also talked about the sound system. The mayor of Wykoff, Minn. has contacted Kingsland about the possible purchase of the tennis courts in Wykoff. This topic must be looked into before any decision is made. Facility planning options were also a topic of discussion for the Finance/Facilities Committee.

Curriculum/Personnel Committee met on August 12, 2013. Many issues were discussed including hires and resignations and updates were reviewed for school readiness and building facilities.

Policy/PR reported having met on July 23, 2013 and discussed first and second readings and academic eligibility policy. The committee was given presentations photography companies including Lifetouch. The decision was made to stay with Lifetouch which offers online ordering and quick turn-around time.

Changes in the handbook were discussed as well as plans to update the Kingsland website. The committee also talked about enrollment at Kingsland.

In the Business Manager’s Report the school board was shown a budget overview with any questions being answered by Todd Lechtenberg.

Principal Hecimovich reported that several members of the class of 1973 were given a tour of the school which they enjoyed. Hecimovich also reported on PLTW, CIS, and RUR. Ramp Up to Readiness has a few changes this year in the curriculum. Application for MDE is due on September 1, 2013. Fall sports will be underway with the first games beginning soon.

Elementary Principal Christopher Priebe reported that elementary teachers received two days of training in Mankato , Minn. on August 8 .....
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Spring Valley celebrates Ag Days 2013

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

By Barb Jeffers Good old fashioned fun and some mud filled fun took place in Spring Valley, Minn. during the city’s annual Ag Days celebration. Ag Days took place from Tuesday, August 13 to Sunday, August 18, 2013 with a full schedule of events ..... 
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Lilly Ann Welch & Matthew Kyle Welch

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Kyle and Heather Welch of Spring Valley, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their twins, Lilly Ann and Matthew Kyle. They were born June 17, 2013. Lilly weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 inches long. Matthew weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 1/ ..... 
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Lenora Anne Bly Schmidt

Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lenora Anne Bly Schmidt, 90, died August 9, 2013 at Spring Valley Senior Living Care Center in Spring Valley, MN. On September 16, 1922, Lenora was born to Bert T. and Etta Rose (Krieger) Bly at the family home on Washington Street in Spring Vall ..... 
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Highway 16 between Spring Valley and Preston opens to traffic

Mon, Aug 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 16 in Fillmore County from Spring Valley to Preston is now open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Highway 16 had been closed while crews conducted culvert repairs. Motorists shoul ..... 
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Lloyd R. Rathbun

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lloyd R. Rathbun, age 84, of Cambridge died July 27, 2013 at Prairie Senior Cottages in Isanti. Lloyd Raymond Rathbun was born October 2, 1928 in Spring Valley, Minn. to Perry and Minnie (Forester) Rathbun. He was raised with five siblings in ..... 
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Heusinkveld’s named 2013 Farm Family of the Year

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. — This year, 75 families from throughout Minnesota will be honored as a 2013 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. The families will be recognized in ceremonies set for 1:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 at the ann ..... 
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There will be Drama at Kingsland

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers The Kingsland School Board met July 15, 2013 in the conference room at Kingsland High School. All board members were present with the exception of Steve Tart and Deb Larson. Also present was Superintendent McDonald. Minutes of t ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council discusses new bike path

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday July 8, night and considered a couple of items on a very short agenda. After the customary passage of minutes and accounts payable, attention was turned to a discussion on the concrete w ..... 
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