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Barnum Schools look to improve school climate

With the school year up and running, the Barnum School Board and staff discussed attending various workshops and conferences that are coming up, at the board working meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The...

 

Willow River Schools need reading tutors

Willow River schools still need two literacy tutors for the 2019-2020 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. The need is urgent and area residents are encouraged to apply now to begin helping students in October. B...

 

Questions of safety and discipline

It was anything but a normal meeting of the Willow River School Board on September 17. A number of parents attended and the board listened in a somber mood as two parents gave heart-wrenching,...

 

Barnum welcomes new high school principal

Gregg Campbell has come home. He is the new high school principal for the Barnum School District. "I married into the Barnum School District and both of our children are students at the Barnum Element...

 

Final levy for Moose Lake School may go down

The levy for the Moose Lake School District will probably go down, reported Business Manager Kara Burn to the Moose Lake School Board at its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 16. “The taxpayers will...

 

Barnum School sets maximum preliminary levy

The Barnum School Board set the 2019, payable 2020, preliminary levy at the maximum at the monthly meeting of the board on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The board will discuss the levy and budget at the Dec. 3...

 

The education results are in

The results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) and alternate assessment Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAs) for the 2018-2019 school year have been released to the public....

 

Moose Lake School Board updates priorities and goals

The Moose Lake School Board discussed updating the Strategic Goals for the next three to five years at a special meeting of the board on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The categories for goals are: Student...

 

Barnum's high school principal resigns

High School Principal Brian Kazmierczak has resigned, it was announced at the meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, August 20. Kazmierczak also resigned from the position of head girls...

 

Moose Lake School transportation audit on the horizon

The Moose Lake School Board voted to sign an agreement with the Watson Consulting Group for a transportation audit at the meeting of the board on Monday, August 19. Before the board voted to accept...

 

Willow River School aims to address mental health issues

At the regular meeting of the Willow River School Board on August 20, High School Principal Gregg Campbell informed the board of efforts the school is making to address mental health issues. As part...

 

Moose Lake students experience Thailand

On June 6, twenty-three students and adults from Moose Lake HS made the long journey to Thailand for two weeks. We started in Bangkok with a boat tour where we were able to see the Reclining Buddha...

 

Moose Lake fills school board vacancy

Ben Anderson was selected from among five candidates interviewed by the Moose Lake School Board on Wednesday, August 8 to fill the open seat on the board. The seat became vacant after the resignation...

 

Vacancy on Moose Lake School Board

The Moose Lake School Board accepted the resignation of Board Member Jamie Jungers at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, July 22. Jungers’ resignation is effective August 8, it was said....

 

Barnum School District needs five reading, math tutors for 2019-20 school year

The Barnum School District needs four literacy tutors and one math tutor for the 2019-2020 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. Minnesota is reported to have one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation,...

 

Superintendent McNulty ready for Barnum Schools

The new superintendent for the Barnum School District, Mike McNulty, is no stranger to the northwoods. "I grew up in Hoyt Lakes and lived there until I left for college," he said in a recent...

 

Meal improvements for Willow River School

Changes are coming for meals at Willow River School for the 2019-20 year as approved at the regular meeting of the school board on July 16. Superintendent Bill Peel said one of the things most asked...

 

Barnum Schools prepare for upcoming year

The new superintendent, Mike McNulty, attended his first meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, July 16. The board reorganized and set the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m....

 

Facilities committee talks funding priorities

The Moose Lake School Facilities Committee reviewed the list of needs once again at a meeting on Thursday, June 27. The committee had prioritized the list at an earlier meeting. The top priorities...

 

Deficit budget for Moose Lake 2019-20 school year

The Moose Lake School District will be operating on a deficit budget for the next school year, it was announced at the monthly meeting of the school board on Monday, June 17. “I knew that we would...

 

Willow River school prepares for 2019-20 year

At the regular meeting of the Willow River School Board on June 18, the board approved the budget for the 2019-20 school year. The budget incorporates $2,000 for the playground for additional items no...

 

Principal Kazmierczak hired as basketball coach

Brian Kazmierczak was hired as the girls’ basketball head coach at the meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, June 18. The board discussed the method of evaluating the coaches. “It is...

 

MLWR discusses having only one athletic director

There was discussion about having one athletic director instead of two at the meeting of the Moose Lake-Willow River Athletic Liaison on Wednesday, June 19. Moose Lake Athletic Director Tony Andres...

 

Barnum's Commencement

Press Release Barnum High School Commencement exercises were held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. The high school band, under the direction of Jeff Gilbertson, played the processional and recessional for the 2019...

 

Moose Lake School Board committee reviews projects

The list of needed projects was discussed at the Moose Lake Facilities Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 5. The list includes: softball field, lawn mowing equipment, a new handicap accessible...

 

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