Veterans Day at Cleveland School Kindergarteners learn about traffic signs

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Nov. 23, 2015 board minutes

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 544 was held in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Acting Chair Jeff Hohrman called the meeting to order at 5 pm. The following members were present: Tarma Carlson, Melanie Cole, Blaine Danielson, Jeff Hohrman and Darrel Tungseth. Matthew Lemke was absent.

Elaine Jahnke, personnel manager and Mark Masten, business manager were also present.

Tarma Carlson, clerk, established a quorum. Read more ›

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Supt. Ness: American Education Week

The National Education Association (NEA) website shared that NEA was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week. Distressed that 25 percent of the country’s World War I draftees were illiterate and 9 percent were physically unfit, representatives of the NEA and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education.

The first observance of American Education Week occurred December 4-10, 1921, with the NEA and American Legion as the co-sponsors. A year later, the U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a co-sponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938. American Education Week is always celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving.

Fergus Falls Public Schools celebrates American Education Week by honoring the Teacher of the Year, Dave Schneck and announcing the Support Staff of the Year at an after-school social. This year’s event will take place at 3:45 pm on Wednesday, November 18 in the Kennedy cafeteria.  The public is welcome to attend this event.  

Congratulations to this year’s Support Staff of the Year nominees: Jenny Albertson, Amy Christensen, Kim Dowzak, Laurie Fredrickson, Karri Gullickson, Alan Friedrich, Brenda Hanson, Tiffany Hanson, Jayna Johnson, Doug Nelson, Stephanie Schulz, Doug Trosvig, and Linda West.

Caring Community

We would like to thank the Nazarene Church of Fergus Falls for gifting our schools with $100 per elementary classroom – to be used for winter clothing for students. This means McKinley will be allotted $1,100, Adams $1,400, and Cleveland $1,900. Volunteer staff members will do the shopping for the classrooms. When Elementary Principal Scott Colbeck shared this information with staff, he stated that we live in a very generous and caring community!   Read more ›

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VIDEO: 2015 Veterans Day program

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Veterans Day program at Cleveland School

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Supt. Ness: Farm to School

On October 20, two Minnesota Department of Agriculture staff members toured the Kennedy Secondary School’s kitchen to see the Farm to School Program in action.  Santo Cruz, Assistant Commissioner and Callie  Recknagel, Project Specialist were able to see first hand the fruits and vegetables purchased locally and the machines used to process the food.  

The National Farm to School Network’s newsletter shares the following information:

What is Farm to School?  Farm to School enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and preschools.  Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Farm to School empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities. Read more ›

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