Sunday, May 31, 2020

Education

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...
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...

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