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If you were unable to attend our “Celebration” celebration last Thursday at the Sunrise River School, you missed a truly wonderful event. Students sang the national anthem in front of a large audience in the Sunrise Cafeteria, and school board chair Kim Salo, principal Jason Hartmann, and I talked about the great work happening not […]

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With pom-poms, posters, and a heavy dose of school spirit, North Branch Area High School students greeted Sunrise River School students Friday morning, Feb. 1 to kick off “I Love to Read” month. Students brought positive messages to their younger counterparts about the value of reading. High school students will return to Sunrise over the […]

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For a long time, schools were viewed as safe places where youth went to learn academics, and experience events that helped them grow into well-rounded adults. Sure, there were the occasional scuffles or hallway fistfights, but the violence usually ended when school staff intervened and someone was sent to detention or suspended. But since 1999—when […]

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You’ll have tears in your eyes and the children in North Branch schools will have an advantage. Sounds kind of strange? The tears will be of laughter, and you may even be rolling in the aisles at North Branch Area Education Foundation’s (NBAEF) third annual “A Perfect 10” event Sunday, Oct. 7. The advantage to […]

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It was a big day for students, families and school staff on Tuesday, the first day of the 2012-13 school year at Rush City and North Branch schools. The yellow school busses were hard to see amid the fog as they rolled into Sunrise River Elementary School in North Branch. Some students sprinted off their […]

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Early childhood screening is mandatory in Minnesota In Minnesota early childhood screening is mandatory before entry into kindergarten.  The North Branch Area Public Schools District offers this service at no cost and screening is scheduled for the second Thursday evening of each month October – May.  Screening is an early look at a child’s development […]

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