Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Education

At a marathon workshop March 4, Byron school board members discussed snow loads on school buildings, signs advertising local businesses rented by the Booster Club, district teams’ reclassifications to Section AAA and AAAA, and the popularity of middle school basketball. Board members complimented...
Jessica Marquardt’s, first grade class, at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School, got a surprise last week, when they were given a grant for hands on learning materials, in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Jessica Marquardt, got a great surprise recently, when her classroom was surprised with a grant from Nasco, a leader in STEM/STEAM education curriculum, supplies, and solutions. Nasco teamed up with Southeast Service Cooperative’s STEM Forward to help her classroom with science, technology,...
It can sometimes get a little confusing around Triton Elementary School,  if you are looking for a first grade teacher. Especially if you are not sure if you are looking for Mrs. Henslin or Ms. Henslin. Once you figure it out it really quite simple. Mrs. Henslin is Dawna and Ms. Henslin is her...
Kasson-Mantorville teacher Jeff Bernards has been a mainstay in the school district for 36 years and was recently honored as the Rochester Post Bulletin’s Teacher of the Month.
In the past 36 years, the Kasson-Mantorville school district has seen plenty of change. There have been new faces, new buildings and new programs that have been injected into the district over the years and have made it what it is today. However, over that same time there has been one constant in...
Members of the Byron High School Green Club Gabriella Brinkmann, Ava Leigh, Emma Johnson, Jordan Oelkers, Leah Yokiel and Delanie Newell gave a presentation to members of the Byron school board at their February meeting. The club members are asking the district to consider reducing the amount of disposable plastics used at the high school including plastic water bottles and plastic silverware.
At the regular school board meeting Feb. 19, Superintendent Joey Page explained to school board members that the district was ready for “flex-learning days” the next time the district had to declare a snow day. He commented that that didn’t mean the flex day would be used the next day but the...
About forty fourth graders participated in the Block Kids competition last week at KMES.
There was plenty of creativity from Kasson-Mantorville fourth graders last week as 40 students competed in a Block Kids event hosted by the Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. During the evening, students have a limited amount of time to build a...
Seventh-graders Jasmine Broskoff, Elizabeth Hukee, Claire Terpstra and eighth-grader Cameron Vermilyea are creating an app to reunite lost and found pets with their families.
Three teams of Triton students, two from the middle school and one from the high school, are busy building apps that will be entered in the upcoming Minnesota Technovation challenge. Technovation is an international competition that is designed to get more girls interested in science, technology,...
The interview process for a new superintendent of schools did not go exactly as Triton School Board members had expected, but at the end of the process the board unanimously agreed to offer the position to Triton High School Principal Craig Schlichting. Board members had anticipated interviewing...
The Kasson-Mantorville Middle School Drama Program presents its delightful winter musical production, Bugsy Malone, Jr. Feb. 22–24, in the Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center at Kasson-Mantorville High School.   Adapted from the famous 1970s musical movie with music and lyrics by Paul Williams...
The Byron One Act Play Team, had a very successful year in 2019, receiving a Star Performance at State for the first time in school history. Left to right: Ivan Deyle ( Chorus), Christina Kelly( Chorus) , Maddie Harris (Mammy), Tiffany Howard( Chorus) , Josiah Rutgers (Wiley) , Riley Nelson ( Chorus) and Nia Kelly ( Chorus).
When the Byron One Act Play Team began its rehearsals for the one act play competitions in late November, there was no expectations of making it past the subsections. With a very difficult script to learn and an unusual one act play they would be performing,the expectations internally quite...

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