Education

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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Sunrise River School fourth graders had  pristine weather for track activities Thursday at North Branch Area High School. The students participated in an array of events, which included hurdles and sprinting.  Photos by Derrick Knutson    

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There was a tiny graduation at Leap of Faith Preschool May 22. Well, the turnout wasn’t tiny, but the people graduating were. The preschool’s graduation at Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch included the young grads wearing caps, smiling and waving at parents and singing songs taught to them by the school’s staff. Now they’re [...]

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“Trees …Rooted in our Future” was the theme for this year’s Poster contest. The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District annual poster contest was another success this year with the sixth grade students from North Branch Area Middle School participating. Each year a theme is chosen and presented to area schools. This year the theme [...]

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