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Despite initial trepidation over MCA scores, ML resident regains confidence

Byron Kuster of Moose Lake was very concerned about the low MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) scores at the Moose Lake Community School that came out in early October. The tests were given in...

 

Enrollment in Barnum is dropping

The enrollment at the Barnum Schools is dropping. Superintendent Dave Bottem reported at recent school board meeting that the families aren’t moving out of the school district, there are just less...

 

Moose Lake School looking at future needs

Two staff members of ICS, the firm that is assisting with planning the proposal for the athletic complex, Early Childhood playground and completing other needs at the Moose Lake Community School met...

 

Moose Lake ACT scores above state average

Moose Lake High School’s average ACT score increased in 2018 and continues to remain above the Minnesota average score. Moose Lake Community School’s composite score for 2018 was 22.0, an increase from 21.6 in 2017. The Minnesota average was...

 

Willow River approves new playground sets

Students who performed well on their Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments last spring received commendation from the Willow River School Board at their regular meeting Tuesday, October 16....

 

Emphasizing phonics

As the superintendent I get put in situations where I am constantly learning new things. Last year we were not satisfied with our reading scores and I spent time going over the latest research on teaching reading. We were seeing a trend we did not...

 

Upcoming opportunities to help

Our school board has made the commitment to replace some of our playground sets. Outdoor recess is a necessary part of our students’ day. Kids love the opportunity to run, play, and renew their physical and mental energies. Upgraded playground...

 

MCA math scores in ML take a 'dive'

The data from last spring MCA tests were presented to the Moose Lake School Board at the monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 15. “Unfortunately, we didn’t meet the goals for math and reading,” said...

 

Test scores are an emerging concern at Moose Lake Schools

When the Moose Lake School District was promoting the new school before people voted on the $34.7 million bond referendum, one reason given for a new school was that more students would come to Moose...

 
 By Dan Reed    Local News    October 4, 2018

Cromwell-Wright School breaks ground for tech addition

Ground breaking for a $5+ million Industrial Technology Addition to the Cromwell-Wright School occurred September 21 with a strong presence from area labor leaders and Cromwell-Wright area citizens....

 

Willow River approves maximum levy

At the September 18 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved the maximum for all levy categories for 2018 payable 2019. "We want to remain flexible in case we have a change ... so I...

 

'This changes everything'

The Moose Lake School District can get 60 percent off on the bond for the athletic complex improvements, Jodie Zesbaugh of Ehlers told the Moose Lake School Board at its monthly meeting on Monday,...

 

Barnum kicks off new mentoring program

New this year, Barnum High School started a mentoring program to help acclimate incoming seventh graders to the high school. Throughout the year, a group of trained 10th and 11th graders (the Bomb...

 

New app at Barnum will report bullying

Students at the Barnum schools will be able to anonymously report bullying on a new app, reported High School Principal Brian Kazmierczak to the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, Aug. 21. “Students ca...

 

Willow River drafts emblem

At the August 21 Willow River school board meeting, the board discussed the potential creation of a district emblem that represents Willow River Area School as an academic organization. Peel...

 

ICS chosen to assist new bond, plans for old school

The Moose Lake School Board chose ICS as the firm to assist the school district with the bond referendum information and completing the athletic field complex, at the meeting of the board on Monday,...

 

Candidates file for local school boards

Candidates had to file to run for school boards by August 14. In Moose Lake, all of the incumbents, Julie Peterson, Steven Blondo and Kris Lyons, filed to run again. Kara Hubred and Kim Bohnsack also...

 

School board considers design for athletic complex

The Moose Lake School Board heard three presentations from companies that could assist the school district with the proposed referendum, planning and design of the remainder of the athletic complex....

 

Special election for addt'l funds

The Moose Lake School Board decided, at a special meeting on Tuesday, July 17, to bring the concept of spending up to $3 million to complete the athletic field complex to the school district voters. T...

 

WR board OKs maintenance projects

At the July 17 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved several additional long term facilities maintenance bonding projects. At last month’s meeting, the board had approved two large projects: carpet installation for $25,000 and...

 

Old school sold, new projects ahead

Moose Lake Community School has some exciting news to announce. The sale of the old school has officially been completed! While this is exciting, it is bittersweet as many generations of families...

 

More fields needed to meet summer program needs

The Moose Lake School Board met with members of the organization that operates the summer baseball and softball programs to discuss the need for fields, at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday,...

 

School board discusses athletic complex

The Moose Lake School Board discussed the athletic complex near the new school on Thursday, June 28, during a working meeting. City Administrator Tim Peterson met with the board to discuss two...

 

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