School News

North Branch Area Public Schools takes the safety and security of its staff and students very seriously. Last week was Safe Schools Week, and our schools took advantage of that to stress the importance of safety in our buildings and on our grounds. Our Early Childhood staff conducted multiple fire drills and stressed orderly evacuation [...]

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Over the years I have written often about wonderful partnerships between the school district and the community that create untold opportunities for our students. It is my distinct pleasure to write about that topic once again. As some of you may already know, the Air Force will begin offering a Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps [...]

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North Branch Area Public Schools held its Homecoming last week, and what a wonderful week it was! While there was plenty of fun and games, it was also a week of giving back by students. Students collected over $550 for We Day’s Create Change campaign, high school students took time out of their days to [...]

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You have read about just a few of the great things happening at North Branch Area Public Schools this year. What you may not know is some of the lesser-known impact of our new funding — improved class size. I have seen numerous emails from teaching staff with messages like “It’s hard to put into [...]

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This spring, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law new legislation to address bullying in public schools. Our school board passed a new policy in August, and copies of the policy (514) have been sent to all families and all staff members. Here are some things to know about the new anti-bullying law, from the Minnesota [...]

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Over the coming weeks, I will be writing much about what is new this year at North Branch Area Public Schools. We have our device initiative “Bridging D3,” the end of tiered busing routes, a new anti-bullying policy, and of course, a return to a five-day week and more. There are a couple of new [...]

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