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Parents voice concerns on school not meeting goals

A group of concerned parents and citizens came to voice their concerns over goals in the World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) plan not being met at the recent school board meeting on November 26. Under...

 

Barnum Schools transportation audit is a go

Bethany Helwig Barnum Schools’ transportation will be undergoing an audit after the board passed a motion hiring Watson Consulting Group to conduct the audit. The board agreed to the audit after a...

 

Peel approved for 3 more years as Willow River's superintendent

William Peel will serve as Willow River superintendent for another three years. The 2020-23 contract was approved by the school board at its regular meeting Tuesday, November 19, following his closed session evaluation. The district received a clean...

 

School Board to keep status quo

The Moose Lake School Board did not take any decisive action regarding the one-acre piece of property near the old school building. At the special meeting of the board on November 12, Superintendent...

 

Superintendent's Corner

I know I can not speak for the other school superintendents on their school's weather policy, but I know I share their concern when it comes to student safety. Since we have moved into November and it is Minnesota, the weather has changed. First,...

 

Student population affects Moose Lake School funding

The Moose Lake School Board discussed the student population at the school and the various groups within the population at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, Oct. 21. “We had 31 percent of...

 

Audit report reviewed for Barnum Schools

The Barnum School Board accepted the audit report at the meeting of the board on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Andrew Grice from the auditing firm of BergenKDV presented the report. The report stated that 55...

 

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....

 

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