Deb Henton

North Branch Area Public Schools has been hosting reading events over the last couple of weeks. Our older students read to elementary students as part of “I Love to Read” and Education Minnesota President Denise Specht read to Sunrise students last Monday as part of “Read Across America.” We live in an era of great [...]

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Last Thursday, school district administration presented the 2014-15 budget recommendation to the school board. It was a historic evening on many levels. The simple fact that the school district is not recommending reductions for the first time in a decade is a significant moment for our schools and our community.  What is also significant, though, [...]

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I may have mentioned it before but it bears repeating: This year’s budget process is going to look significantly different than previous years. The primary reason for this is the school board’s decision to accept the full funding authority provided by the state in the recent omnibus bill. What do those funds mean for us? [...]

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It gives me great pleasure to call out two staff members who have recently been rewarded for their efforts! Sharon Thompson and Charley Klopp both received special recognition last week. Sharon, the school district’s chef and a Taher employee, was informed last week she has been selected to accompany Taher executive chefs to Italy and [...]

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I am sure I speak for the Sunrise River School staff when I say how touched we were at the turnout for the “Reward School” celebration breakfast last Friday at Sunrise. There were well over 100 people in attendance, including staff, students, families, and school board members. There were so many people, in fact, that [...]

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Three media and technology instructional coaches from North Branch Area Public Schools presented at TIES last week to colleagues across the state about our WIN (What I Need) professional development opportunities for staff. The presentation was well received from school districts around the state. WIN is a personally customized professional development opportunity for the 2013-14 [...]

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