Education

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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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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