Education
We have started a new practice at school board meetings this school year that I am very proud of — one that reminds us all of our primary purpose at North Branch Area Public Schools. Starting in January with the Sunrise River School, principals and directors are coming before the board to highligh...Read More
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Many kids, both big and small, had the opportunity to drive the FIRST Tech Challenge robots at the North Branch Community Connections Expo on Saturday. North Branch has five FTC teams for students in grade 7-9, and team members enjoy showing off their robots and giving future team members an opportu...Read More
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Team Olweus, from North Branch Area Middle School, held assemblies March 9 and 10 to launch the Olweus anti-bullying initiative. Students were treated to a positive video highlighting staff and students with messages and data from the student survey they took in December from the Olweus program. The...Read More
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About two years ago, North Branch Area Public Schools district leaders started discussing the possibility of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps opening a branch at North Branch Area High School. High School Principal Coleman McDonough told the School Board March 12 that the scho...Read More
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 Middle school speech team has successful season When North Branch Area Public Schools Superintendent Deb Henton asked teachers at the middle school last spring what programs they’d like to see brought back to the school, Pam Newbauer said she felt like she was “jumping up and down like (her) h...Read More
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North Branch Sunrise River School food service staffer Pam Connolly talked to kindergarten students at the school March 13 about the importance of nutrition. Dressed in a fanciful pink and white pinstriped getup and wearing a hat that was adorned with fake fruit, Connolly offered her knowledge about...Read More
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Rush City Schools have narrowed the ongoing superintendent search to six candidates in replacing Vern Koepp, who will be retiring this summer. Koepp, in a phone call last week, identified the final six as, in alphabetical order, Gary Anger, Teresa Dupre, Kenneth Gagner, Alexis Leitgeb, Craig Oftedah...Read More
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