Sunrise River Elementary School

Sunrise River School in North Branch is brimming with students who are kind to others. Throughout the day Friday, building secretary Nona Schoenecker gave students who had been spotted being “respectful, responsible and safe” certificates of appreciation. Around 11 a.m., a group of first-grade students were awarded. Photos by Derrick Knutson

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  In addition to the limbo, students dressed up in their most colorful beach garb and brought beach towels to sit on in the cafeteria during lunch on Beach Party Bag Lunch Day Friday at Sunrise River Elementary School in North Branch. The event was organized as the reward to the students for collecting food [...]

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What an exciting year we have had so far at North Branch Area Public Schools We learned last week that Sunrise River Elementary has been selected as a “Celebration School” by the Minnesota Dept. of Education.  Schools that had excellent test scores were invited to apply, and my understanding is that Sunrise, and a few [...]

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Sunrise River Elementary students learned where the food on their school lunch trays really comes from thanks to Farm to School Month, which was celebrated with two live chickens and a tractor display on Friday, Sept. 28. (Photos above by Jon Tatting) Food Service staffer Pam Connolly noted this is the school’s third year with [...]

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The Minnesota Department of Education recently released 2012 Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) for schools with early analysis showing the state gaining traction in efforts to close achievement gaps. And in North Branch, that’s a cause for a “celebration.” Last month Commissioner Cassellius said, “The benefits of the new Multiple Measurement Rating system is the more [...]

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