Education
 Middle school speech team has successful season When North Branch Area Public Schools Superintendent Deb Henton asked teachers at the middle school last spring what programs they’d like to see brought back to the school, Pam Newbauer said she felt like she was “jumping up and down like (her) h...Read More
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North Branch Sunrise River School food service staffer Pam Connolly talked to kindergarten students at the school March 13 about the importance of nutrition. Dressed in a fanciful pink and white pinstriped getup and wearing a hat that was adorned with fake fruit, Connolly offered her knowledge about...Read More
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Rush City Schools have narrowed the ongoing superintendent search to six candidates in replacing Vern Koepp, who will be retiring this summer. Koepp, in a phone call last week, identified the final six as, in alphabetical order, Gary Anger, Teresa Dupre, Kenneth Gagner, Alexis Leitgeb, Craig Oftedah...Read More
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At last Thursday’s school board work session, Director of Finance and Human Resources Randi Johnson summarized the 2015-16 budget recommendation for the school board. The presentation was followed by discussion between the school board and district leadership about the Budget Boot Camp process and...Read More
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Community members are invited to Sunrise Next week, and in response to the state’s recent anti-bullying legislation, North Branch Area Public Schools will be “kicking off” its Olweus anti-bullying initiative district-wide. The Sunrise River School will host an all school assembly on Thursday, ...Read More
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On Feb. 21, North Branch had two teams participating in the State FIRST Tech Challenge Tournament in Prior Lake. Both teams qualified for this tournament earlier. Team 7288, RoboGlaciers, and Team 7290, Genius, have seventh and eighth grade student members from North Branch Area Middle School. Forty...Read More
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