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By Deb Henton, Ed.D., Superintendent Spring is in the air, and that can only mean one thing – it’s standardized testing season. Yes, April and May are testing months and many students will be taking either a reading, writing, or math test, the results of which are important for each individual student and for the district [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— Thursday night, April 12, the North Branch school board unanimously decided to accept an invitation to join the Mississippi 8 Conference and will be leaving the North Suburban Conference. Superintendent Dr. Deb Henton received the invitation from James Johnson, superintendent of Monticello Public Schools in February. Along with North Branch, others invited [...]

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FIRST Robotics Team 3038, from North Branch and Chisago Lakes, competed in the 10,000 Lakes Regional at the Williams Arena over the weekend. The competition began on Friday with the robot taking part in 7 competition rounds.  Competition rounds continued on Saturday morning with two additional rounds. The team was hopeful but didn’t get selected for [...]

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SLIDESHOW The North Branch Music Boosters hosted a neat-o time with local teens (and young at heart) sporting slicked back and big hairdos, poodle skirts, nifty hats and other styles from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s at the Swing Gala Friday night at the high school. The evening included the musical talents of the “Animal [...]

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To help build a more respectful school culture, Youth Frontiers, a Twin Cities-based character education organization, will partner with North Branch Area High school to host a Respect Retreat for the sophomore class to help reduce bullying. Youth Frontiers’ retreats for schools use interactive games, music, small discussion groups and gripping stories to break down [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— You can’t miss them, whether at a high school basketball game or school board meeting. The teachers of North Branch Dist.138 are unified in their red T-shirts as negotiations continue for a contract settlement. The slogan on their shirts says “Education  Proud.” “We’re not full of animosity,” said Chas Bettendorf, co-president of [...]

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