Education

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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The National Insurance Services (NIS), hired to send out requests for proposals for life insurance, long-term disability insurance and dental insurance for Little Falls District employees, returned their recommendations to the district. NIS recommended the district remain with Madison National Life for life insurance. The rates represent a 15 percent reduction [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The state of Minnesota is requiring schools to have in place a plan to evaluate its teachers. While this plan is mandatory, it does not have to be approved. Aaron Sinclair, Little Falls activities and human resources co-director, reported to the School Board Monday about what has been put together so [...]

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Because she is a positive role model for the student body, the faculty of Royalton High School (RHS) named Mallory Ratke, daughter of Roger and Patty Ratke, as May Student of the Month. Ratke is a National Honor Society member and involved in youth group, Knowledge Bowl, WE Club, one act play, speech and drama. [...]

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Ruthie Flaa, the daughter of James and Sylvia Flaa, has been named the April Student of the Month for Upsala High School. Flaa participates in Student Council, drama and Knowledge Bowl. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has achieved the “A” honor roll consistently throughout her high school years. Flaa served [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Royalton School Board is taking steps to improve the school’s learning environment by developing the skills and education of a new staff person. Shari Bishop is a recent hire. She will be teaching a curriculum for gifted and talented students from preschool through to the eighth grade, to provide the students [...]

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