Education

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Little Falls Community High School Principal Tim Bjorge told the School Board he was looking to change from a six- to a seven-period school day for the 2014-15 school year. “With a six-period day, the students have no time for electives,” said Bjorge at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. “A seven-period day [...]

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Burke living life fully while blind, speaks about being bullied by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Molly Burke was four years old when she first heard the diagnosis “retinitis pigmentosa.” She was too young to fully comprehend that she would one day live in the dark. Having found hope after being viciously bullied and learning to live [...]

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K-2 students learning language and culture by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Spanish words and phrases are heard ringing in the halls and classrooms of Royalton Elementary School during the first year of expanded Spanish instruction in the district. “It’s been a dream for a lot of years to offer a foreign language here,” said Elementary Principal [...]

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Austin Schmitt also awarded star in Proficiency Dairy Production – Placement by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Royalton FFA Chapter President Austin Schmitt continues to lead his peers forward in greater agricultural experience and knowledge. He was approved to receive his State Degree at a regional event in Staples Feb. 8, and will be rewarded for his time [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The fee for Royalton’s preschool program will remain at $500 for the 2014-2015 year. There are improvements to the program being considered by the School Board. Community Education Coordinator Sarah Funk presented information regarding the program at Monday’s board meeting. Two main topics of discussion included whether to offer a [...]

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Fifteen percent of districts refuse children a hot meal if they cannot pay  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer For six years, Legal Aid has been advocating to prohibit the practice of denying hot lunches to low-income children who have insufficient funds in their lunch accounts. Legal Aid Attorney Jessica Webster said that about one-third of Minnesota [...]

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One-act play is a Minnesota Stater High School League (MSHSL) activity that provides competition at the subsection, section and state level.  For the second year in a row, the Little Falls competitive one-act play team will participate in the annual state festival at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium St. Catherine’s College, today, Thursday, Feb. 13. The one-act team [...]

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The Little Falls PEO women’s groups have chosen Brooke Finch as the January Girl of the Month for the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS). Finch, a senior who lives outside Little Falls with her parents, David and Tara Finch, enjoys spending her free time reading, watching movies with friends and weightlifting. Finch’s energy and [...]

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