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home : schools : schools September 15, 2014

Back-to-school means time to review the MCA test results for NB and CL districts
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment “MCA” testing data were released August 26, and the superintendent for Chisago Lakes was proud to point out where the district’s results outshone many in the state. 
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Chisago Lakes School Board gets BYOD update and adopts contracts
Chisago Lakes Middle School Principal Jodi Otte told the School Board last week she thinks Chisago Lakes is “in a really good spot” as the school prepares for the grade 8 digital devices rollout.  The district is requiring all students entering eighth grade next month, to utilize electronic learning in a new program dubbed BYOD or Bring Your Own Device.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

North Branch Chromebooks program: parents' Q and A session is August 14
Friday, August 8, 2014

Hunts drivers celebrated for going the extra mile
There are some amazing drivers working for the Chisago Lakes schools transportation system...10 of them made it to work every single day last year,  and one, George Schluter, hasn’t missed a day in 10 years. 
Thursday, August 7, 2014

No Mondays saved about a million; final report is in
The jury is still out, and realistically, the final verdict might never arrive on whether four-days-a week helped or hurt student learning in the North Branch School District.   
In the final analysis of North Branch four-day operations. however,  there were quantifiable benefits other than test scores.  Information in the district’s last annual report to the state was reviewed last week by the School Board-- as North Branch schools will return to five days starting this fall.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

North Branch schools to provide digital devices for next fall
The North Branch School District is expanding the section in the district’s strategic plan that calls for enhancing digital learning in order to develop “responsible citizens” for the digital world.   Begining this fall,  electronic  devices are going to be required for all 6, 7th and 10th graders in North Branch.  Device distribution dates and usage orientation sessions are in August, which you should not miss.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lunch prices creeping up in Chisago Lakes

Starting next year, Chisago Lakes meal prices will be on the uptick. The school board approved raising the breakfast price in elementary and secondary schools from $1.15 to $1.25. The lunch price will also rise a little bit, going from $2 at the elementaries to $2.05 and from $2.20 at the secondary schools to $2.25.

Friday, June 27, 2014

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