Education

The Little Falls Community Middle School (LFCMS) selects seven students each month based on their great behavior and work ethics in the classroom. February Students of the Month include (from left): Jenna Mrosla, Ethan Stanford, Madison Carper, Kaitlyn Cox and Isaac Olson. Not picturd: Rachel Loukinen and Madison Marquette.   

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls Schools are again implementing the Minnesota Reading Corps in its curriculum for students ages 3 – third grade. The Corps is an AmericaCorps program that provides trained literacy tutors for students. The Minnesota Reading Corps began in 2003 and early on, the results showed how effective it was [...]

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By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent The faculty selection committee recently named the March Students of the Month at Pierz Healy High School. Tiara Hopkins and Jordon Goebel are being honored for maintaining high academic standards, demonstrating leadership potential and participating in a variety of extracurricular activities. They now become eligible for $1,500 scholarships courtesy of Farmers and [...]

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By LORAE VARDAS  Correspondent   Teachers in the Pierz School District settled on a new two-year contract. The Pierz School Board put its stamp of approval on the contract without much discussion at the March 26 meeting. The salary schedule alone gives certified staff a 1.5 percent increase in 2013-2014 and an additional 2 percent [...]

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Katie Yorek has been selected by the local PEO women’s chapters as February Girl of the Month for the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS). The daughter of Ken and Brenda Yorek, she enjoys hunting, fourwheeling and active sports in her free time. Yorek’s mentors at the high school, Lynn Gwost and Doug Ploof, describe [...]

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Seventh-grader Hailee Schmidt has been chosen as the Swanville Schools March Student of the Month for grades 7-9. She is the daughter of Darrin and Heidi Schmidt. Schmidt has started her high school career off by participating in volleyball, basketball and softball already this year. She also is participating in the theatre production this spring [...]

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Devin Popp, the son of Troy and Debbie Popp, was recently named Royalton High School’s (RHS) Artist of the Month for February. After transferring to Royalton High School in the ninth grade, Popp has been a regular in the art room. He has taken drawing, painting, ceramics, design and photography classes and excelled in each [...]

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