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It’s the time of year when we reflect on things we are grateful for, and as I contemplate that question, its hard to know where to begin. Of course, I am so grateful for my family, my husband, children, and grandkids. They are my greatest support system and never fail to remind me what life [...]

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This week is American Education Week, with each day of the week dedicated to specific groups involved in the education of a child, including parents (Nov. 19), education support professionals (Nov. 20), educators (Nov. 21), and substitute educators (Nov. 22). The best part of American Education Week is it recognizes that many people play a [...]

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I am pleased to report that for the second year in a row, enrollments at our three traditional schools exceed the projections made the prior year. In all, and as of Oct. 1, we have 66 more students than we anticipated. We are still down students from last year, the continuation of a trend that [...]

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It seems strange to talk about “modernizing” our homepage, since Web pages are considered a modern form of marketing and communication. However, it has become clear that trends in sites are leaning toward “less is more” design, that is simple, clean, and easy to navigate. We have been very proud of our homepage over the [...]

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At North Branch Area Middle School, we are in the process right now of moving the main entrance. The project will not be complete by the start of school, but we hope it will be ready by late October. Why are we moving this entrance? If you have ever entered the middle school through its [...]

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Each year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, but there is also occasion to be sad as we say goodbye to retiring members of the administrative team. This year we are losing two valuable district assets. Though they will be replaced by highly competent individuals, we will lose their wealth of experience, [...]

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