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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 approval of the Consent Agenda items, including first and second readings of a several policies, all of which were noted to have “no changes or non-substantive changes”.

Public thanks were given to the following donors: Osterud More Than Pink donation $911; Osterud Preschool Healthy Snack donation $1500; Osterud Scholarship donation $16,925; Osterud Watchdogs donation $1000; VFW Drama Club donation $100; VFW Trap Shooting donation $300. Next, public comments were welcomed, but none were offered.

Two students reported on FFA happenings, including the upcoming FFA week. First grade teachers Tara Holmen, Meagan Streiff, and Kelly Opseth reported in the Spotlight on Education section, stating that they’re working on getting students to meet reading and math skills goals. In Board Committees, Troy Asher reported on Finance/Facilities, stating that the Board will get a proposed budget revision to consider at the February meeting, and John Dols updated the Board regarding the plans for asbestos removal, and the expected cost. Gwen Howard reported on Curriculum/Personnel, including the status of the district’s decision to use Teachers on Call staffing service. Kristin Beck reported on Policy/PR, stating the Pledge of Allegiance will be recited daily, and that the school is considering offering infant day care, as a way to expand community offerings, but not to compete with other local day care providers.

Principal Hecimovich updated the Board on NAEP assessments, and said the senior class trip has been changed to Chicago instead of Disney World, due to not enough students paying the deposit needed for the Florida trip. Principal Priebe reported on assessments at the Elementary and Middle School.

Athletic Director Steve Hauser reported the “M24 Monster Rig” equipment is fully in use in the weight room, and banners for some teams have been placed in the cafeteria. Special Education Director Micki Breitsprecher updated the Board on training for non-violent crisis intervention with autistic or non-verbal learners, and she said the MDE Due Process Site Review yielded 20 citations, which she feels is “phenomenally low” based on the vast amount of data rev .....
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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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Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue

By Peyton Bergey

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Wykoff 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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