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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 - trap team donation of $100, IBM - robotics donation of $2,000, and Pheasants Forever - trap team donation of $750.

Some members of the girls basketball team approached the school board with a petition supporting Jay Webster for the position of head girls basketball coach.

Spokespersons from the Kingsland FFA reported that members attended the Ag Literacy event in Rochester, Minn. on May 7, 2014. Eleven area schools participated.

Representatives for the 10th grade American History class invited the board to their Decades Day at the Community Center in Spring Valley on Thursday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students will be showcasing different decades from the 1900’s and 2000’s and be portraying famous Americans throughout the day.

Jennifer Campbell reported on the activities of the elementary PBIS program to support positive behavior including a door decorating contest, raising almost $600 for Kiwanis by with a food drive, had Olympics Week complete with medals and had a contest to name the newest mascot “Mighty” Knight.

Finance/Facilities Committee met on May 5, 2014 and discussed potential booster club involvement with the electronic message sign with booster club members.

Scott and John have been investigating a security system that will require anyone who enters the building to swipe their drivers license. They are looking at adding this system to the FY16 budget.

The carpet on the walls in the middle school music room need to be deep cleaned for improved air quality. Schoolfinance.com budgeting program was discussed which John and Todd feel would be best for the district. Reviewed capital outlay updates.

Curriculum/Personnel Committee met on May 12, 2014. The group discussed resignations, recommendations for hires, job descriptions are being written for several positions. Several staff evaluations have taken place. World’s Best Workforce education committee meeting was held on May 14 with several community members, staff, and administration attending.

Policy & PR Committee met April 28, 2014. Priebe attended the meeting and discussed changes in the middle sc .....
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Elmer M. Grabau

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Elmer M. Grabau, age 89, of Wykoff, Minn., died Sunday evening, May 11, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Elmer was born January 16, 1925, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County, the son of Adolph and Anna (Groth) Grabau. He attended co ..... 
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St. Johns Lutheran School Wykoff - Spelling Bee Champions Southeast Minnesota Lutheran Schools - Region 3 Spelling Bee

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Social Scenes

Samples of 7/8th grade challenge words: anachronism, hippophile, onomatopoeia, philately, assiduously, oligarchy Teams which took part in this year’s spelling bee were Rochester Central Lutheran School, Immanuel-Plainview, St. Martins-Winona, Imm ..... 
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Performance season opens on Dreamacres Farm

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative opens its season on DreamAcres Farm (outside Wykoff, Minn.) with Bluegrass music by Duluth’s own Riverside Bog Stompers on May 16 at 8pm in the farm’s barn. The event is pay-what-you-can, and follows wood-fired ..... 
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Kingsland board approves formation of Facilities Task Force

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland school board met on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the district conference room. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, April 2014 bills, polic ..... 
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Pamela Sue Burns

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Pamela Sue Burns Miller, 65, of rural Wykoff, Minn., died April 11, 2014 at her home unexpectedly of natural causes. Pamela was born March 29, 1949 in Bloomington, Ill. Pamela worked as a home health care aid for many years. Pamela enjoyed c ..... 
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St. Johns Lutheran Preschool

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

St. Johns Lutheran Preschool is owned and operated by St. John Lutheran Church of Wykoff, Minn., under the supervision of the congregation’s Board of Education. St. Johns Lutheran Preschool was established to assist and support Christian parents in ..... 
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Information and opinions given at Kingsland community meeting

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The community meeting and facilities discussion held at the Kingsland High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 was well attended with school board members, administration, Kingsland staff and residents reviewing a large amount of information ..... 
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Kingsland School District explores idea of additional bus route

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met on March 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting. All school board members were present. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, minute review of the February 19, 2014 meeting, March 2 ..... 
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