Education

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Royalton School Board met Monday, June 30, to discuss and approve their goals for the 2014-15 school year. The district has made some significant progress with many of its goals and the Board spent the meeting identifying achievements and ways to make the goals even better. For the Community Engagement goal, [...]

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The first week of June brought excitement to 67 students from Pierz, Little Falls, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, and Browerville schools as they ended their school year and loaded the bus to attend the 2014 Together We Lead Youth Leadership Retreat at St. John’s University. Following the theme, Together We Lead, students were exposed to different [...]

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The number of moms returning to college to complete their degrees is higher than ever. With flexible, high-caliber programs now available online, more moms are choosing to earn their degrees online in order to balance family time and work commitments with school. Arizona State University Online, one of the country’s leading online programs, offers the [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Swanville School Board approved the preliminary 2014-2015 budget in the amount of $3.043 million. The district is currently in Statutory Operating Debt (SOD) and the Board has been monitoring expenses carefully to ensure that it maintains the goal of keeping within its budget and to not increase spending. There was a [...]

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The Council for Economic Education announced the winners of the 14th annual National Economics ChallengeSM, a rigorous academic competition putting students’ economic skills and knowledge to the ultimate test. ​​Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) took home second place in the David Ricardo Division (for students who have only taken a single-semester economics course) in [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Royalton School District is preparing to establish the new Gifted, Talented and Enrichment (GTE) program for the coming school year. Supt. Jon Ellerbusch and GTE coordinator Shari Bishop attended a conference in Minneapolis this month to obtain more information about the program and how to identify those students who may benefit [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Mark Diehl, the technology director at Little Falls Schools, started in his position in 2008. At that time, the copiers in each building were under the supervision of the business department and the printers were taken care of by whichever building they resided in. In 2011, all the machines were [...]

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Brooke Westrich was named the Upsala High School (UHS) Senior Student of the Month for May. She is the daughter of Mike and Alice Westrich and the sister of Brad, Beth, Brianna, Bennett and Bryce. Westrich is very involved in student activities at UHS as a member of the FFA, Student Council, Drama Club and [...]

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