Education

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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The Upsala Junior High Student of the Month for April is Alexis Krebs. She is the daughter of Marsha and Donald Krebs. Krebs has achieved the A honor roll as a student this year and also participates in volleyball, Knowledge Bowl, band and has competed in the local geography bee. She is active in 4-H, [...]

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 By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent The final two Students of the Month at Pierz Healy High School for 2014 are Ashley Gross and Matt Athman. The faculty selection committee singled out the senior classmates for their high academic standards, participation in a variety of school activities and personal integrity as students. Gross is the daughter of Steve [...]

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Senior Corey Poland, son of Tim and Jen Poland, has been chosen as the Swanville Senior High Student of the Month for May. “I have been Corey’s science teacher for the last four years. In this time, Corey has been an excellent student who always takes his studies seriously. Corey has challenged himself by taking [...]

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Seventh-grader Gage VanRisseghem, the son of Brent and Angie VanRisseghem, has been chosen as the Swanville Junior High Student of the Month for May. “Gage has been an enjoyable student to work with this year. He is a very conscientious student who works very hard to always do his best work,” said math teacher Liza [...]

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The Royalton Middle School’s first annual “BLEND” Walk-a-thon was a bigger-than-expected success, with students raising $12,765 with the help of family, friends and the community. This event allowed students to spend the day taking part in a variety of healthy and physical activities. The funds will be used for middle school field trips, technology and [...]

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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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Honors graduates The following students have graduated with honors from their respective colleges. Minnesota State University, Moorhead — Abbie Detloff of Staples, bachelor of science in elementary inclusive education, summa cum laude; Courtney Messinger, Little Falls, bachelor of arts in psychology, magna cum laude; Danielle Stiller, Upsala, bachelor of science degree in accounting, magna cum [...]

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Courtesy of the National Joint Powers Alliance Area teachers were honored May 13, at the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Teachers of Excellence Awards Banquet. These teachers, chosen by their school leaders, exemplify commitment, expertise and leadership in teaching. Among those honored included the following teachers from Little Falls, Swanville and Upsala. Shawn Alholm from Lincoln [...]

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