Sunday, September 22, 2019

Education

Songs from "Mama Mia" were played by the Blooming Prairie High School band at the commencement on Sunday, June 2. Mckenzie Jensen was the lone senior in the band.
Blooming Prairie High School will no longer have a valedictorian or a salutatorian because of board action a few months ago. The Class of 2019 does have a valedictorian and salutatorian and both carried a stimulating message for their classmates. The 117th commencement at BPHS on Sunday, June 2 saw...
This year’s scholarship winners are, from left: Kiwanis member Jerry Ganfield, Selena Ong, Ilhan Omar, Emily Keck, Lydia Rieck, Nick Staska, Gabriel Rysavy, Dominick Yerhot, and Kiwanis Member Bob Stark. Winners that could not be in attendance due to other commitments are Ashley Kellar, Zachary Barrett, and McKenna Schroht.
Ten area students were gifted with scholarships from the Owatonna Kiwanis Club on Thursday, May 16. The scholarships are handed out annually to students who are selected by the school for their academic achievements and their involvement in extracurricular activities and the community. In 1992, the...
By a slim margin, voters in the Owatonna School District rejected a plan to build a new high school. During a special election on Tuesday, May 14, the bond referendum failed by only 120 votes. Final results show 5,762 voters or 50.52% said no to the referendum while 5,642 voters or 49.47% said yes...
Assistant instructor Christa Kain helps teach technique to Blooming Prairie student Madelyn Harvey during a special enrichment workshop at Owatonna Arts Center.
Area students are getting a chance to explore art by getting their hands dirty and molding pottery. Last year Medford students were given the opportunity to participate in a pottery class at the Owatonna Arts Center, and this year it was Blooming Prairie students who tried their hand at the wheel....
Just one week before the school referendum was set to go before voters, another business joined in support of a new high school for Owatonna. On May 6, Gopher Sport announced that if the referendum passes on May 14, it wants to contribute equipment to ensure students at the high school have more...
Matt Maas knows exactly how a single teenage mistake can leave a lasting impact. His son, Logan, was out joyriding with some friends in northern Dodge County in December 2015 when the driver lost control, sending the unbuckled 18-year-old out the window and onto the gravel road where he would be pronounced dead minutes later. Matt is sharing his family’s pain through a video called, “Lasting Impact,” in hopes of reaching other teenagers so they don’t make the same deadly mistake his son made. The video was
Matt Maas knows exactly how a single teenage mistake can leave a lasting impact. His son, Logan, was out joyriding with some friends in northern Dodge County in December 2015 when the driver lost control, sending the unbuckled 18-year-old out the window and onto the gravel road where he would be...
This might sound confusing. It can be interpreted two ways. Blooming Prairie High School graduate of 1981, Kim Hanson, recently received a state Educator of the Year award. Blooming Prairie High School graduate of 1981, Kim Hansen, recently received a state Educator of the Year award. Note the...
Blooming Prairie Elementary School offered a Lego engineering program for students recently. Some of those who participated in the program included, from left: Kristi Fiebiger, instructor; Mason Reeder, fourth grade; Kim Lea, coordinator; MaKenna Reeder, third grade and Devon Loth, fifth grade.
In an effort to integrate more technology into the classroom, Blooming Prairie Elementary School has been offering students a unique program involving Lego engineering. Second grade teacher Kim Lea is coordinator of the program, which involves all grades at the elementary level. Each grade has had...
The Office of U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition from high school students in Minnesota’s First Congressional District. The winning submission will hang in the U.S. Capitol Complex for a year, and the winner will earn a...
 Excitement is building over the upcoming Blooming Prairie Education Foundation Auction slated to take place March 30. This year the auction committee has come up with several new opportunities for Blossom supporters to help the foundation. There will be a kids raffle this year. The raffle will be...

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