Deb Henton

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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We are proud as a school district to announce yet another partnership between the school district and the community. Activities/Community Education Director Brett Carlson has been working very closely with community member Barb Hensch, of the North Branch Area Athletic Association, toward providing local business owners an affordable and effective way to advertise to the [...]

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I have been asked recently to explain the thought process we use when deciding whether or not to release students early. There are a variety of reasons to be very cautious when calling school early. And, in fact, we believe calling school early creates a potentially dangerous situation in and of itself, especially with a [...]

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