School News

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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Driving down Grand Avenue this spring is a completely new and wonderful experience! If you haven’t driven it lately, I encourage you to come over this way and see the beautiful banners the North Branch Beautification Association recently had placed to honor the school district. I can promise you will feel the “Viking Pride,” as [...]

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I have been asked recently to explain the thought process we use when deciding whether or not to release students early. There are a variety of reasons to be very cautious when calling school early. And, in fact, we believe calling school early creates a potentially dangerous situation in and of itself, especially with a [...]

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It is common knowledge that Taher, the school district’s food service provider, has an excellent menu full of great tasting and healthy options for our students. Patron Tour attendees get the privilege of eating “Viking pasta” and in two years I have yet to hear a complaint! Now, North Branch Area Public Schools is partnering [...]

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Three media and technology instructional coaches from North Branch Area Public Schools presented at TIES last week to colleagues across the state about our WIN (What I Need) professional development opportunities for staff. The presentation was well received from school districts around the state. WIN is a personally customized professional development opportunity for the 2013-14 [...]

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