Deb Henton

It’s coming up on winter in Minnesota and school closings and delays, though something we try to avoid, can be a fact of life. On those occasions, our transportation department is watching and testing conditions closely overnight so any necessary announcements can be made well in advance of the school day, when possible. In the [...]

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North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS) benefits from the partnerships it enjoys with community members and business. One of the latest of those partnerships to result in success is that between the school district and our community coaches. Mike Selbitschka just completed his first year as head coach of the varsity volleyball coach. Mike came [...]

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As part of our new strategic plan, “Building on Success,” we are looking at new ways to prepare our learners and engage the community. One of the initiatives that has resulted is “Parent Academy.” The second session of Parent Academy this school year is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16, 8-11 a.m., at North Branch Area [...]

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I am pleased to report that for the second year in a row, enrollments at our three traditional schools exceed the projections made the prior year. In all, and as of Oct. 1, we have 66 more students than we anticipated. We are still down students from last year, the continuation of a trend that [...]

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Last year, more than 53,000 individual donors logged on to GiveMN.org and gave more than $16.3 million to nearly 4,400 Minnesota schools and nonprofits in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day. Here at North Branch Area Public Schools, over $4,000 was raised in one day thanks to your generosity. Those funds are being [...]

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It seems strange to talk about “modernizing” our homepage, since Web pages are considered a modern form of marketing and communication. However, it has become clear that trends in sites are leaning toward “less is more” design, that is simple, clean, and easy to navigate. We have been very proud of our homepage over the [...]

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