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Kingsland K-6 school year starts with two Pre-Assessment Days


Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

March 16, the Kingsland School Board met in regular session. In attendance were Doug Plaehn, Ann Oeltjen, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Deb Larson, and Superintendent John McDonald. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of the consent agenda items.

Superintendent McDonald recognized and thanked several donors, including: NWTF Deer Creek Long Spurs ($150 Trap Team Donation), Custom Alarm ($150 to Youth Soccer Program), Ministerial Association (student clothing donation), Youth Basketball Coaches (Eric Mundfrom, Julie Warren, Toni Kolling, Anna Krahn), and American Legion ($100 Trap Team Donation). He also thanked staff of First Robotics.

In the Public Comments section of the meeting, Kari Grandahl addressed the board and asked them to consider increasing the music staff by adding a half-time position to alleviate the work overload that currently exists. She also suggested finalizing and announcing staff schedules sooner, so that staff can plan ahead for their workload.

In the Spotlight on Education section, five staff reported on PBIS at the high school, which was implemented four years ago. The program focuses on “Respectful, Responsible, and Productive” behavior by students.

Five staff spoke about the KHS reading program for 8th and 9th grade students, and reported significant improvement in overall reading comprehension. The program has been helping students learn the three learning styles (Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic) and discover which style works best for each student. Two staff also reported on reading comprehension progress in 5th grade.

Ann Oeltjen reported that the Teachers On Call system is now up and running, as of March 16. Troy Asher reported on Finance/Facilities, and Deb Larson reported on Policy/PR. Several administrators and staff submitted written reports, and Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg reported on the budget, summarizing that a revised budget for the current fiscal year has been approved. He said revenues and expenditures are below last year, but the main reason continues to be lower enrollment. He said the numbers now are “overall still tracking according to plan” and that he’ll work on ways to shrink the overall deficit budget.

Superintendent McDonald reported that Kingsland had an overall graduation rate in 2014 of 97.86%, which is well above the state’s guideline of at least 90%. He stated that currently .....
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Kingsland to join GMLOS Track Cooperative

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

On January 21, a regular meeting of the Kingsland School Board was held; all members were present, including new member Ann Oeltjen, who replaced outgoing member Steve Tart. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by unanimous ap ..... 
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Kingsland School to use Teachers On Call service

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland (Spring Valley) school board met on December 15. Members Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Steve Tart, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and Superintendent John McDonald were present. The meeting started with a Truth in Taxation hearing at 6:15 p.m. ..... 
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Three Rivers Conference Honor Band

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Congratulations to Kingsland students selected as 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band participants. Front row: Amy Welch, Kori Kruegel. Back row: Allen Junge, Adam Buchholtz, Logan O’Connell.

Three Rivers Conference Honor Choir

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Congratulations to Kingsland 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Choir participants. Front row: Josie Bellrichard, Kayla Mulhern, Hannah Frank, Courtney Erding. Back row: Julius Wolf, James Hayes-Hall, Quinn Larson, Dane Gillespie.

Three Rivers Conference Honor Band

Fri, Nov 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Congratulations to Kingsland students selected as 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band participants. Front row: Amy Welch, Kori Kruegel. Back row: Allen Junge, Adam Buchholtz, Logan O’Connell.

Kingsland Facilities Task Force

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Kingsland Facilities Task Force LOOKING OVER THE HORIZON: an update on the efforts of the Kingsland Facilities Task Force to reach consensus on the present needs and future configuration of the Kingsland District. Please note this is not to be co ..... 
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Kingsland school to upgrade fitness room

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff 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 Alle ..... 
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Kingsland School Board takes care of business

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff 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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