Education
By a 4-2 vote Dec. 11, the NBAPS School Board set next school year’s property tax levy. It is a 12 percent increase over this year’s levy, Director of Personnel and Finance Randi Johnson said at the meeting. “The total levy increases 12 percent, but it doesn’t necessarily translate to that l...Read More
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Seated in front row, from left: Kyle Groh,  Devan Larson, Cody Siefert, Lindsey Williams, Jenna Nelson and Samantha Herberg.   Standing in middle row:  Jonathan Chinn,  Emma Peterson, Brea LeMon, Sydnie Sybrant,  Haylie Gilbert and Bailey Murawski.   Standing in the back row: Abe Bush,  Ethan...Read More
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Last Thursday we hosted the first-ever patron tour specifically designed for the North Branch Area Education Foundation. It was rewarding for school staff and, I think, foundation members as well. The school district’s goal for this tour was to give members of the foundation board some idea of the...Read More
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North Branch Middle School conducted the final round of its Geography Bee Dec. 12. The final consisted of 10 students in a double elimination round to narrow it down to two finalists. The eventual winner was sixth grade student Sophie Tucker. Tucker answered one more question correctly than the seco...Read More
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On Dec. 8, Eric Telander was awarded the Minnesota Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts’ Teacher Award. Telander and his wife were present at the MASWCD awards banquet along with supervisors and staff from the Chisago Soil & Water Conservation District to accept the award. Th...Read More
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Kindergarten and fourth grade students at Sunrise River Elementary School in North Branch have teamed up for their annual compassion project in which they have been collecting donations to give to Homeward Bound Animal Rescue of MN and Northwoods Humane Society. This project aligns with the district...Read More
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