School News

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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Last Thursday night, the North Branch Area Public Schools school board was informed that we are projecting a $1.6 million deficit for the next school year. As always, we will keep you informed of important recommendations as we move toward addressing that deficit. There are some dates of which you should be aware as we [...]

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It’s coming up on winter in Minnesota and school closings and delays, though something we try to avoid, are a fact of life sometimes. On those occasions when a closing or delay may be an eventuality, our transportation department is watching and testing conditions closely overnight so any necessary announcements can be made well in [...]

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By Deb Henton, superintendent of North Branch schools— Last week our students, especially our elementary students, received a very important education, but not from their teachers. Last Thursday and Friday, students learned of the importance of fire safety and prevention. If you have ever suffered a burn, or experienced a family member or friend who [...]

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