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Barnum School Board talks RJM Park fixes

Improvements at the RJM Park, owned in partnership between the school and City, was the main topic of discussion at the working meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, June 4. The concrete...

 

Barnum Dollars for Scholars Recipients

On May 14, Barnum students were awarded scholarships at Dollars for Scholars. The recipients were: Henry Collier, Max Salzer, Jacob Truman, Jessica Schatz, Alan Sebring, Meghan Liimatainen, Aaron Rimolde, Brandon Calverly, Shelby Bonneville, Britney...

 

Numerous projects approved for Willow River School

The Willow River School Board approved 13 projects to be completed using the long term facility maintenance (LTFM) bond money at their regular meeting on May 21. The LTFM bond fund expires in Septembe...

 

Moose Lake School Board discusses bond vote

At the monthly meeting on May 20, the members of the Moose Lake School Board discussed the comments that they heard in the community before the vote on the bond referendum to Complete the Campus. “A...

 

Barnum School Board accepts resignations

The Barnum School Board acted on a light agenda at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 21. The board accepted the resignations of Dustin Collelo, the girls varsity basketball coach, and Jodi Collelo,...

 

Moose Lake School receives grant for youth-driven project

The youth board members of the Northland Foundation’s KIDS PLUS Youth In Philanthropy Program awarded nine grants totaling $7,952 during its spring 2019 round of grantmaking to support youth-driven projects across the region. The 2018-2019 board...

 

Dollars for Scholars Recipients

Moose Lake High School On Tuesday, May 21, Moose Lake Dollars for Scholars awarded their 2019 education scholarships to Moose Lake High School seniors who are planning to continue with their education beyond high school and who met scholarship...

 

Top 20 Training and Restorative Practice at Willow River Area School

Next fall Willow River Area School will be entering its third year of implementing Top 20 Training; a Social-Emotional Learning program developed to improve the way we think, learn, and communicate. The first year we focused on training school...

 

Moose Lake school bond fails to pass

After the voting poll closed at 8 pm Tuesday, May 14, and the ballots were tallied, the final count was 610 voted no and 382 said yes to Question 1 of the Moose Lake school bond referendum. Three ball...

 

Barnum coaching debate at meeting

A group of concerned parents, family members and a coach attended the Barnum School Board working meeting on Tuesday, May 7, to talk to the board about the procedure that is to be followed if there...

 

Barnum's Superintendent retiring

Barnum Superintendent Dave Bottem will be retiring at the end of June after a 36-year career in Barnum and six years of being the elementary principal in Hinckley. "I won't have to get up at 4 a.m....

 

Barnum hires new Superintendent

The Barnum School Board voted to hire Mike McNulty as the new superintendent of the Barnum School District. McNulty, although having the same name as the Moose Lake Police Officer, is from the Le...

 

Superintendent Bill Peel's Report for Willow River School

We are on our final month of school, and I can’t believe how fast the year has gone. And what a successful year it was! I want to thank our wonderful staff, parents, guardians, and community members for their hard work and continued support. We...

 

Moose Lake school adds make-up day

Moose Lake school students will only have to make up one day for the weather-related school closings, it was decided at the Moose Lake School Board meeting on Monday, April 15. The last day, a half...

 

Barnum school board to address coaching issues

The last day for Barnum students is June 4, it was said at the meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, April 16. The teachers will have an in-service on June 5 and June 6 was added as a...

 

Willow River School to lease seven new buses

The Willow River school board approved a three-year lease agreement with TCF Equipment Finance for seven new gas-fueled buses at its regular meeting Tuesday, April 16. The contract is for three annual payments of $16,941 under the condition the...

 

ML School selling land

The Moose Lake School Board approved the resolution to sell commercial lots on school district land at a special meeting on Monday, April 22. In the resolution, the board directed Superintendent...

 

Moose Lake School approves budget cuts

At a special meeting of the Moose Lake School Board on Tuesday, April 9, a number of potential cuts were approved. The bus supervisor and English teacher positions, which had previously been up in...

 

Moose Lake School launches website on referendum

Moose Lake Community School launched a new website on March 29 to provide residents with information about the school’s referendum questions on the May 14 ballot. “CompleteOurCampus.org is the best place to learn about the needs of our students a...

 

Snow days forgiven, Barnum discusses leasing a school bus

Students in Minnesota schools won’t have to make up any days when the school was closed for cold and snow, Superintendent Dave Bottem told the Barnum School Board at a working meeting on Tuesday, Ap...

 

Words hold power for Willow River students

Words have the power to unlock doors or destroy lives. That's the message presenter Eric Samuel Timm brought to Willow River Area Schools students Monday, March 25th in a funny, fast paced, sometimes...

 

Readathon at Willow River recognizes readers

A February celebration of reading involved Willow River Elementary students in a Readathon that raised money for the Willow River Parent Teacher Organization to purchase all the school supplies for...

 

Student and Family Resource Fair at Willow River

On Monday, March 25, Willow River Area School will be hosting a Student and Family Resource Fair to showcase area organizations that support the families of the school district. The event will kick off with an energetic presentation by guest...

 

Moose Lake Community School and Moose Lake Public Library Team Up for Fun Kids Event

On Thursday March 28, the kids at Moose Lake Community School will be attending a book reading featuring author Ryan J. Schroeder. Schroeder penned the book Colors of Minnesota. His book explores the state and the colors that envelope the Land of...

 

Barnum begins search for new superintendent

A superintendent search has started, it was announced at the March 5 working meeting of the Barnum School Board. The current superintendent, Dave Bottem, is retiring. The board spoke about adding...

 

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