Education

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Swanville High School has made some adjustments to their schedule due to the lack of a shop teacher. The district has been trying to obtain an individual who has the right credentials for the position, but has not been successful at securing someone for the job. There have been a few [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Royalton fifth-grade teacher Rusty Gwost has always loved to write. Toward the end of his college years nearly two decades ago, he took a proficiency test that showed his aptitude for writing. “But I never thought I was good enough to do it; I never took the time to do it,” Gwost [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Royalton School Board met with Architect Paul Youngquist and the construction management team with Winkelman Building Corporation Aug. 21 to discuss building plans and finances. The district plans to go ahead with its first option, which will cost an estimated $26.981 million. The Board discussed where cuts could be made to [...]

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Some scores up, many down from last year By Tina Snell, Staff Writer                                              The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA III) scores were released Tuesday for all districts and all schools across the state. These tests [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Little Falls Supt. Stephen Jones has scheduled several facilities meetings at the five schools in the district. He is asking residents to voice their opinions on what each building needs. The newest building in the district (the high school) is 42 years old, built in 1972. The first two meetings were [...]

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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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