Thursday, May 23, 2019

Education

For two years the Kasson Library had a therapy dog that would visit the library every week to give children an even more positive experience during their story time.  After the dog and his owner left to move to Wisconsin, the library knew that it would be important to replace him. With perfect...
Kasson-Mantorville senior Matthew Harfmann scored a perfect score of 36 on his ACT earlier this month. The score is achieved by just 0.136 percent of students taking the test and just one other student in school history.
Matthew Harfmann is a busy student. The Kasson-Mantorville senior has his hands in many areas including FCCLA, HOSA, student council and being a state-caliber wrestler as well as a class officer, but has still found a way to maintain excellence in the classroom maintaining a 4.0 GPA.  According to...
Triton Elementary School kindergarten teacher Katie Macrafic poses for a picture with her class. Macrafic is the coach of a new program called PBIS which reinforces positive behaviors with students.
For years, the formula for teaching a child the way to act properly has remained the same. Little Jimmy is in the classroom and wants no part of the lesson the teacher is presenting to him. Bored, he tosses his pencil across the room as an act of desperation.   “Jimmy,” the teacher scolds. “Don’t...
Expressions of happiness filled St. John's Lutheran Church in Kasson on Aug. 13-14 when 301 children from 137 families in Dodge County received supplies, including back packs, for the upcoming school year. Ready, Set, Learn of Dodge County distributed the supplies for needy families throughout the area.
Hundreds of area children are set for school next week with brand new supplies in hand thanks to the generosity of an area organization. Ready, Set, Learn of Dodge County has outfitted 301 children in 137 families with school supplies, according to Tanya Young, coordinator of the organization. The...
A camper begins to map out his course for an optibot.
The world is always changing and with that comes inventions that help make our everyday lives easier. Of course, to have those new innovations and technologies, someone has to have the foresight to come up with it. That type of creativity must come at an early age where simple ideas can turn out to...
A new program at Kasson-Mantorville Schools is reaping big benefits for children around Dodge County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota started a new program last year of training high school students to mentor younger children. Michelle Redman, executive director of BBBS, is thrilled...
Wesley Asprey (left) is given his diploma by K-M Board of Education Chair Kent Harfmann at graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon in Kasson. Asprey was one of 143 seniors to graduate this year from K-M.
As is tradition every June, Kasson-Mantorville High School honored its latest graduating class on last Sunday afternoon. In front of a jam-packed Home Federal Arena, the KoMets graduates remembered their rise through the ranks and were given advice as they enter the world with their diplomas in...
The halls of Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School were abuzz Thursday morning as staff and students celebrated K-M’s 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year, Rita Buehler.  She was honored with a surprise parade through the school-- not just for the TOTY award-- but also for her 30-year career in teaching...
A group of National Honor Society students from Triton High School cheered on participants in the Zumbro Education District Activity Day Friday in Dodge Center. The Super Heroes, from left, are Courtney West, Kiley Yankowiak, McKenna Jennings and Rhylan Peterson. They are cheering on Brady Bacon, a fourth grader from Byron, pictured in the foreground.
For Shannon Krekula of Byron, Friday’s Activity Day for students of the Zumbro Education District was a heartwarming time for her 12-year-old son, Jeffrey. He took part in a variety of activities, including races, soccer, bowling, T-ball and even some tattoos.  Krekula said the activity day was...
During the School of Excellence celebration at Triton, kindergarten and first grade students delighted the audience by singing, “Oh, Mister Sun and Tres Pajaritos.” Other grade levels also performed during the party while many of the fifth grade students appeared in a video showcasing what makes Triton a special school.
The hard work had been already done when Nick Jurrens took over as principal at Triton Elementary last summer. His predecessor successfully coordinated all the grunt work for a top state honor, leaving Jurrens with the easy job of putting on a party to celebrate.  On Friday, students and staff...

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