“Keep their minds and bodies engaged in wonder during the summer months when they are not attending school.” That’s what Julie Olson, director of elementary education for the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools recommended last week. She was one of 39 education leaders who responded to my request for suggestions about what parents could do to [...]
By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Little Falls Community Middle School (LFCMS) Principal Nate Swenson is moving on. His seven years in Little Falls came to an end at the end of this school year. Swenson has taken the job as principal at Eden Prairie’s Central Middle School which consists of grades seven and eight. “The middle [...]
By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Susan Benjamin, a Little Falls Community Middle School science teacher has been selected to participate in a Japan-U.S. exchange program, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) As a participant in the program, hosted by the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan), Benjamin was selected from a national pool of more than 200 educators. [...]
By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Love for community and career makes retiring a heavy-hearted affair, and Kathy Detloff of Grey Eagle said she certainly has enjoyed her 41 years of teaching English and literature at the Swanville school. Although it is difficult to say goodbye to a career that has helped her develop young minds, she knew [...]
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Every year, Farmer’s Union runs an essay contest open to FFA students from around the state. This year, the question posed was: “What is the farmer’s role in conservation?” The prize for winning the essay contest was $1,000 for the student’s FFA chapter and a trip to Washington, D.C. with a member of their family, [...]
Megan McCray, the daughter of Sara and Terry Scepurek, has been named Royalton High School’s (RHS) Artist of the Year for 2014. After transferring to Royalton High School a few years ago, she began taking as many art classes as she could possibly fit into her schedule. The result is as obvious as the trophies [...]
By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Sixty teams from schools around the state recently participated in the Minnesota Super Mileage competition at Brainerd International Raceway. At the competition Royalton’s Tech Group walked away with the top honors for the highest mileage rating. The object of the competition is to provide a challenge of classroom learning experiences together [...]