Deb Henton

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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If you are not the parent of a sixth, seventh, or tenth grade student, you may not be aware of an exciting initiative starting at North Branch Area Public Schools this year. “Bridging D3” is the evolution of our Discover Digital Devices (D3) effort, which began a few years ago and allowed students to use [...]

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Over the coming weeks, I will be writing much about what is new this year at North Branch Area Public Schools. We have our device initiative “Bridging D3,” the end of tiered busing routes, a new anti-bullying policy, and of course, a return to a five-day week and more. There are a couple of new [...]

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Last Thursday evening brought beautiful weather for the North Branch Quarterback Club’s fourth annual “Football, Floats and Fun.” This is a wonderful event that has come to serve as a milestone on the way to the next school year. I know, it’s still summer for a few more weeks, but it’s hard not to start [...]

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North Branch Area Public Schools Superintendent Deb Henton gave her last report on the four-day school week at Thursday’s School Board meeting. The district will be going back to the five-day week next year due to changes in the state school funding formula that gives more authority to school boards use non-voter-approved levies. North Branch [...]

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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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