Education

By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent When the former Royalton School District nurse resigned in August, the district wondered how to fill that spot in the short time left prior to the start of school. Two women stepped forward to help out the district, not only filling the position but going above and beyond. Shelley Gurbada and Pat […]

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America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants support math and science education  Pierz Public Schools received a $25,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to construct a greenhouse and bee apiary demonstration lab to facilitate student learning through hands-on instruction. The greenhouse will benefit […]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Dean Dahmen and Gwen Gruber, teachers at Pierz Healy High, liked the idea of a student-facilitated candidate forum. Pierz City Administrator Scott Saehr approached them with the idea to host a student-facilitated forum for City Council candidates. Dahmen and Gruber each teach two sophomore civics classes. “The whole class got involved […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer TSP Architects, in business since 1930, was chosen from 12 architectural firms to create a facilities analysis of Little Falls district buildings and sites. This would include everything up to a referendum and the construction. With the newest building within the district 42 years old, and many of the buildings’ windows, […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com With a second breakfast being served at both the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) and the Little Falls Community Middle School (LFCMS), the principals of each school have noticed it has impacted second hour. “Last year, we served an average of 182 breakfasts per day and this year it’s […]

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By jennie Zeitler, Correspondent The autumn season finds area elementary school classes visiting pumpkin patches and farms, including the Triple-S Pumpkin Patch near Royalton. Pumpkins are not the only attraction at the farm. “Kids can play for hours in the hay barn,” said owner Dave Stish, who operates the farm with his wife, Polly. “It’s a […]

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Pioneer Service Learning Day in its fifth year By Terry Lehrke, News Editor They don’t do windows, but they will walk the streets of Pierz carrying rakes, ready to rake, bag leaves and do other fall yard work, for those who need help. About 200 seventh- and eighth-grade students from Pierz Healy High School, along with […]

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