Deb Henton

Over the years I have written often about wonderful partnerships between the school district and the community that create untold opportunities for our students. It is my distinct pleasure to write about that topic once again. As some of you may already know, the Air Force will begin offering a Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps [...]

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North Branch Area Public Schools held its Homecoming last week, and what a wonderful week it was! While there was plenty of fun and games, it was also a week of giving back by students. Students collected over $550 for We Day’s Create Change campaign, high school students took time out of their days to [...]

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To the editor Recently there have been a couple letters in the Post Review about powderpuff football. These letters have suggested that the school district is “at war” with powderpuff, that the district has threatened football players to minimize participation, or that the school district’s lack of support for powderpuff has something to do with [...]

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North Branch Area Public Schools recently received word from Moody’s Investor Service affirming our bond rating at A1. As well, Moody’s removed a negative outlook from our status. The negative outlook was given to the school district two years ago amidst declining enrollment and funding challenges. Now though, as the result of improvements to state [...]

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You have read about just a few of the great things happening at North Branch Area Public Schools this year. What you may not know is some of the lesser-known impact of our new funding — improved class size. I have seen numerous emails from teaching staff with messages like “It’s hard to put into [...]

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This spring, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law new legislation to address bullying in public schools. Our school board passed a new policy in August, and copies of the policy (514) have been sent to all families and all staff members. Here are some things to know about the new anti-bullying law, from the Minnesota [...]

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