Education

B HONOR ROLL 12th grade Anderson, Elizabeth A; Barnett, Daniel D; Bauer, Amber M; Benson, Cynthia R; Biederman, Aaron T; Blue, Zachary J; Bradshaw, Taryn L; Carlson, Emily L; Clover, Jessica J; Dahle, Dylan G; Downey, Erynn G; Engstran, Erin G; Fiskewold, Cassandra M; Flynn, Olivia A; Forsyth, Samantha L; Frich, Joshua C; Fuglseth, Toran [...]

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A teacher’s recent email note to me asking for information about cyberbullying triggered powerful, unhappy memories. Her inquiry led me into the fascinating world of “cyberbulling.” The more I learned, the more convinced I became that this definitely is something families should discuss with youngsters this summer, if they haven’t already. My unhappy memories include [...]

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A HONOR ROLL Grade 7 Belau, Logan A; Biermaier, Maggie A; Bowen, Kaylyn M; Chinn, Ian M; Dunn, Avianna P; Forcier, Kylie J; Grace-Cicero, Jillian B; Groh, Katie L; Herberg, Elena E; Hilton, Madelynn M; Hora, Seth O; Johnson, Elizabeth; Lamont, Brystin R; McDonald, Katelyn M; Mell, Hudsen J; Mell, Shawna M; Murphy, Derek A; [...]

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Driving down Grand Avenue this spring is a completely new and wonderful experience! If you haven’t driven it lately, I encourage you to come over this way and see the beautiful banners the North Branch Beautification Association recently had placed to honor the school district. I can promise you will feel the “Viking Pride,” as [...]

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Here’s a suggestion for the summer. If you care about learning, teaching, schools or parenting, get a copy of “Teaching with Heart,” edited by educator Sam M. Intrator and writer Megan Scribner. The book has 90 brief, one-page essays by educators, explaining and describing a poem that has inspired them. The book contains some of [...]

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