School News column

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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Sunrise River School will host a kindergarten registration and information night April 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m. If you are looking for a kindergarten program, come and see what we have to offer, talk to our teachers and staff, and see our wonderful building. Starting next fall, North Branch Area Public Schools will offer free […]

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Many of you participated in either a random sample phone survey, or the online survey recently offered to parents/guardians, and we appreciate your input very much. As I understand it, the response to the online parent/guardian survey was astounding, and well exceeded industry standards for self-reporting surveys. In many ways, you told us things we […]

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I noted in a recent column the many awards, accolades, and honors our school district has received this year, including the most recent—Sunrise River School has been deemed a Celebration School by the Minnesota Department of Education. We think the designation calls for more than recognition at a school board meeting. We are prepared to […]

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Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius’s task force on school funding is making a proposal to the Governor to be included in the 2013 budget. It attempts to address the funding inequities school districts like ours have been dealing with for the last decade. There are a couple of issues that have hurt North Branch Area […]

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