Education

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer In the past, Little Falls Elementary Schools offered an open house for its elementary students on the Tuesday after Labor Day. On that same day, the sixth and ninth grade students had their orientation at the Little Falls Community Middle School and the Community High School. No other students started school [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer After seven years seeing Principal Nate Swenson at the Little Falls Community Middle School (LFCMS), Wade Mathers has taken charge of the chalk and erasers. Mathers said he has met with the LFCMS staff and has learned they are proud of what they have going at the school. He has no [...]

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There will be a 2015 Grad Bash Meeting Monday, Aug. 11, in the Little Falls Community Middle School commons at 6:30 p.m. The 2014 chairs will be handing over all the books and records to the class of 2015.  For information, call Linda Kaiser at (320) 630-2718 or email her kaise3902@yahoo.com.

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By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent Pioneer Elementary School in Pierz is bursting at the seams. Built in 1991 for 400 students, today it is well over capacity with several portable classrooms in place. Pierz school officials spent time at the July 30 board meeting reviewing preliminary plans for a multiphase construction project involving both elementary and high [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Pierz Family Gardens, a community garden started years ago, is not only a place to grow fresh produce, but has become a learning-rich environment as well. This year, the school rented enough plots for a 275-foot long, 50-foot wide area, where students have created a growing, learning and fruitful environment. [...]

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Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center and Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF)  announcd that the Royalton Yes Team was awarded the first place “Yes” award for its 2013-2014 project accomplishments. For their efforts, members of the team received $1,000 in award funding to be used in future Yes Team work. Team awards in Central Minnesota totaling $2,250 [...]

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By Tina Snell Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com   Contract agreements were reached with Little Falls School District employees with little fanfare. The groups with new contracts include Minnesota State Education Association (MSEA) specialists, MSEA food service employees, MSEA secretaries and paraprofessionals, MSEA business office clerks and the superintendent. All agreed on a three-year contract which include [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer On Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 19-20, new teacher induction will be held in the Little Falls School District. It will be an acclimation period for teachers to learn the operations of the district. There will be sessions on technology, district policies and procedures and human resources information. New teachers will meet [...]

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By Tina Snell,  Staff Writer The Minneapolis Star and Tribune newspaper recently published its Top 100 workplaces in Minnesota. Work Place Dynamics surveyed many businesses across the state to come up with the top 100. In addition to the top 100 businesses, 55 more in Minnesota were touted for exceeding the national standards for top [...]

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