Thursday, May 24, 2018

Education

The kids of the Blooming Prairie School District are the recipients of a caring community.  The existence of the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation proves that point. The 15th Annual BP Ed Auctions are scheduled for Saturday at the Pizza Cellar and Cue Company. As soon as the 14th annual...
That sincere greeting was conveyed to Arkema plant manager David Price by Blooming Prairie Elementary School third grade teacher Angie Avery.  Avery was one of four teachers participating in the annual Arkema Science Teachers Program workshop at the Arkema plant located on the north side of...
Young minds are often cooking up the most brilliant ideas, even when stereotype says kids aren’t old enough to make a difference. Two years ago, sixth graders from Owatonna proved that they could do something extraordinary, regardless of their age. Under the direction of teacher Jennifer Hanson,...
DJ Stender is embarking on his Eagle Scout project. He has noticed a place of improvement at Blooming Prairie High School. For his Eagle Scout project, he has proposed the idea of implementing a cement patio on the south side of the main entrance. “It would help benefit the school by making the...
As part of their graduation, the kindergartners at NRHEG Elementary school were asked to think about what they wanted to be when they grew up. Miss Talamantes’s class: Chrysantha Aronson-  Kindergarten Teacher August Bethke- Teacher Isaac Calcamuggio- a Dad Benjamin Carlson- Dirt Bike Rider Brandon...
A sea of blue caps stretched across the arena floor, as over 300 hundred Owatonna seniors sat ready to graduate. Owatonna High School principal Mark Randall welcomed the graduating students and thanked them for all the work they had done over the last several years in their school and in their...
A chapter held its annual awards banquet. As always it was held in the BPHS commons and was catered by Superior Foods. The banquet is the last meeting with graduating seniors before inducting 2017-2018 officer team.  The 2017-2018 officer team: President - Ethan Arett, Vice President - Tim Wolf,...
Hats off to Medford’s youngest scholars. On June 1, Medford’s kindergarten classes celebrated their graduation to the first grade. This is the first time Medford elementary has ever celebrated a kindergarten graduation. Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Padgett, and Mrs. Trapp’s classes processed onto the...
One of America’s best principals is coming back to the Owatonna School District as the second in command. Michelle Krell of Blooming Prairie will begin July 1 as the director of teaching and learning for Owatonna Schools. She looks at her new job as being the “assistant superintendent,” though it’s...
Last week marked the annual Owatonna Educators Awards and Recognition Banquet hosted by the Owatonna Education Association. It was held at Monterey Ballroom on May 10 with a dinner and award ceremony and about 200 people in attendance. The night honors teachers who are retiring or reaching...

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