Saturday, February 23, 2019

Education

Payton Simon and Rachael Oswald stop by their lockers while finishing their senior year of high school in Blooming Prairie. Both were recently saluted as Triple "A" award winners for their contributions in athletics, arts and academics.
Blooming Prairie High School seniors Payton Simon and Rachael Oswald are both immersed in humility as they react to their selection as a Triple "A" award winner. The Triple "A" award is a competition sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. Owald and Simon are prime examples of high...
Blooming Prairie Technology Coordinator Erik Vigeland gave a presentation on the district’s new surveillance system at the monthly school board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The system was improved at the high school, while 16 cameras were added at the elementary school. “It’s just nice to have...
Students in grades 5-8 in Blooming Prairie Schools participated in the 28th Annual Blooming Prairie District Spelling Bee on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 9. There were 24 participants and three alternates. Pictured, back row, left to right: Jayden Van, Ethan Marzolf, Gabe Hein, Madison Lea, Abby Smith, Ty Forystek, Anna Pauly, Addison Doocy, Grace Krejci, Abigail Hefling; middle row: Jacob Pauly, Carter Bishop, Jaylee Schleicher, Caitlyn Stangl, Catelyn Bartlett, Samantha Hefling, Ella Smith, Zoe Ehlers, Bo Zw
It took 14 rounds before a champion was crowned in the 28th annual Blooming Prairie District Spelling Bee at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Seventh grader Jaylee Schleicher won the competition in the 14th round by correctly spelling the word ARMADA. She is the daughter...
Every fourth grader at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School got at least one pet of Summit last week when Paul Dale brought her to his grandson Alex's fourth grade class.
Blooming Prairie Lions Club member Paul Dale and his Leader Dog, a Golden Retriever, met at school 2 1/2 years ago. They met when Paul Dale flew to Rochester, Michigan to be acquainted with his third Leader Dog, this one named Summit.  Leader Dog School is sponsored by the Lions Clubs International...
Jason Williamson presented the Class 5A, Section 1 trophy to Husky fans as teammates carry the standout back onto the field Friday.
It has likely never happened before, but something extraordinary and explosive took place in Steele County this past week. All four Steele County high schools will be represented in the MSHSL state tournament this week after the Medford volleyball team and Blooming Prairie, Owatonna and New...
It was a time to look back and say thank you to Blooming Prairie alumni, educators and staff. The Blooming Prairie Education Foundation's Blossoms Forever group honored two alumni and two staff members at a special BP Ed Foundation annual banquet Saturday night, Sept. 29 at the Blooming Prairie...
Blooming Prairie fourth-grade teachers Haley Haseiet and Kaylenna Miller examine at crayfish during the Arkema Science Teacher Program at the Arkema Plant in Blooming Prairie on Aug. 7.
With the start of the school year right around the corner, six area teachers are off to head start after participating in the Arkema Science Teacher Program in Blooming Prairie. Each summer, Arkema shared time, resources and expertise in order to spark students curiosity and generate enthusiasm for...
Blooming Prairie High School senior Riley Millam discusses his creation of a special application for conjugation of Spanish verbs with members of the Arkema Citizens Advisory Panel.
WOW! That reaction was echoed by members of the Arkema Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP) at a regular monthly meeting held at the Blooming Prairie City Center on June 13. The WOW factor was provided by Blooming Prairie High School senior Riley Millam, who was the featured speaker at the regular meeting...
Children’s book author Mary Bleckwell of Northfield visited New Richland Hartland Ellendale Geneva Elementary School on Wednesday, May 23 and encouraged students to write. She is shown with fifth graders Gavin Sletten and Georgia Zimtrich who helped her portray two of her characters from “Henry! You’re late AGAIN.”
Want to be an author? Take something unexpected in your life and turn it into something good, children’s book author Mary Bleckwell challenged New Richland Hartland Ellendale Geneva (NRHEG) Elementary School students. The Northfield author visited over 400 NRHEG Elementary School students just...
Past VFW Commander Joe Wacek, left, and Ken Trom, representing both the American Legion and VFW of Blooming Prairie, showed Blooming Prairie Elementary School third graders how the American flag is to be folded in honor of a veteran.
Third graders at Blooming Prairie Elementary School respectfully saluted America on a recent school day just before Memorial Day. Forty-three third graders of teachers Angie Avery, Becky Johnson and Chelsea Van Roeckel welcomed members of American Legion Post 52, VFW Post 878 and their auxiliaries...

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