Education
At North Branch Area Middle School, 21 finalists in grades 5-8 participated in the second annual Spelling Bee Jan. 29. Students made it through 15 rounds of challenging words. The school champion is Noah Doohen, seventh grade, who will now move on to the Regional Spelling Bee Feb. 12 at Resource Tra...Read More
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Last Thursday evening, the Facilities Study Group – comprised of community members, parents, staff, and school board members – held its final meeting. The agenda for the meeting called for members to break into groups and discuss how projects should be prioritized for specific sites. Fol...Read More
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North Branch Area High School was robotics central all day Saturday as 24 teams competed for a berth in the FIRST Tech Challenge State Tournament. After 42 round of qualifying matches, one of two teams from North was selected to take part in the elimination rounds. Team 7289, Genius, and their two a...Read More
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For those who may have not seen the press release or the invitation on Facebook, the Sunrise River School is celebrating its second consecutive year as a Reward School (top 15 percent of Title I schools), and you are invited! We would be honored to serve you a full breakfast this starting at 6:45 a....Read More
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Opportunity knocks in the restaurant and food service industry for ProStart culinary students at North Branch, Cambridge-Isanti high schools Local high school students are getting a jump-start on an industry all about restaurants, food service and hospitality through no ordinary culinary program. It...Read More
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Rush City Schools have begun the search for a new superintendent to replace Vern Koepp, who will be entering retirement following the end of the current school year. School Board Chairwoman Stefanie Folkema gave an update on the search process at the first regular board meeting of the year Jan. 15. ...Read More
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With 2014 in the rear-view mirror, North Branch Area Public Schools will begin its focus on the 2015-16 budget. As has been the custom since my tenure began, administrative staff will build next year’s budgets using the Budget Boot Camp process. Staff will meet twice for BBC, and, as in previous y...Read More
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