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home : schools : schools May 1, 2016

Chisago Lakes' Koeppel earns NHS Advisor of the Year
The Chisago Lakes School Board took a moment to recognize Joy Koeppel last week at the monthly school board meeting.
Thursday, April 21, 2016


Team 3038 takes on tough region contest at U of M
The North Branch - Chisago Lakes Robotics Team 3038 got off to a fast start at the 10,000 Lakes Regional competition April 8 compiling a 4-0 record before dropping the next three matches to end the day 4-3.  They returned to their winning ways with a decisive 95-25 win.  Team mentor Scott Frischmon commented, "the robot performed very well except for a battery issue at the end of the day Friday."  Mentor Becky Leuer complimented the drive team of Emma Schildgen (CL), Colt Seldon (NB), James Riley (NB), Dominic Hufford (NB), and Cole Dalquist (CL) for doing a great job on the field.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

NB student selected for national physician mentorship
Elise Toussaint, a 10th Grader at North Branch Area High School, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA June 25-27. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or pursue medical research fields. This event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Chisago Lakes FFA students pay Rep. Barrett a visit
Chisago Lakes FFA students visitied with Rep. Barrett last week.
Thursday, April 7, 2016

North Branch students off to State History Day
Branch Area Middle School (NBAMS) students presented their History Day projects at the regional History Day competition held at the University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus.  Advancing to the state competition, which will be Sunday, May 1, at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus are: Adam Richards,  Ryan Sanvik, Gavyn Jensen-Schneider, Abigail Schulte, Derrick Witte and Dylan Witte.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

TF second graders make a difference
Second graders at Taylors Falls Elementary School sponsored a food drive for the Chisago Lakes Food Shelf.  The students have been reading about how people can make a difference in their community.  The students collected 329 food items.
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Variety show planning started many months ago
With the 47th annual presentation of “World Tour Variety Show” at their school, more than 60 students at Chisago Lakes High School led audiences on a virtual global vacation over three nights, March 10-11-12.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

CL Board covers some light topics at short meeting
The Chisago Lakes School Board meeting started on a light note Thursday, March 10.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

North Branch Board adopts lengthy, but necessary, bond referendum ballot question
The North Branch School Board at their meeting last week,  unanimously adopted the ballot question going to voters in a district bond referendum  May 24.  
“One long sentence” is how Superintendent Dr Deb Henton described the bond authorization question;  but it’s written exactly to state standards governing wording of a facilities bond ballot.  Supt Henton told the Board the question content is necessary to inform voters of what the district plans to do; but exactly what amount of money is being spent on each need identified in the bond question hasn’t been shared yet. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

CL, NB already meet 2020 grad rate of 90 percent, Wolf Creek still working on realistic graduation measurement
Minnesota Department of Education recently released data and reports on 2015 graduation rates for districts across the state. North Branch and Chisago Lakes high schools have already achieved the state goal of 90 percent that has been set for the Class of 2020.  And, just like the state’s overall data the trend for gradutaion rates of the last few years improved in North Branch and Chisago.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Work Skills Day a 'real life' demonstration of skills
The 39th  Annual Work Skills Day was held February 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Branch.  Fifty-Seven 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in Employability Skills Seminar classes from North Branch, Chisago Lakes and Rush City high schools competed in Job Applications, Job Interviewing and Job Problem Solving. Area business persons volunteered their time to serve as judges for the event. 
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Chisago Lakes School District is looking for public's input on building needs
The Chisago Lakes District held a third citizens roundtable meeting on February 29, as an informal gathering of the public to gather opinions on how the district should move forward on building needs.
Thursday, March 3, 2016

CLHS students among Spotlight Education Program honors
Chisago Lakes High School and Hennepin Theatre Trust recognized the musical theatre accomplishments of Minnesota students and schools participating in the Trust’s Spotlight Education program for the 2015 fall semester. Spotlight Education is the Trust’s premier education initiative, which supports and honors Minnesota high school students and programs.
Thursday, February 18, 2016

North Branch District faclility needs beginning to be finalized for bond vote
The North Branch School Board is still short one member with the election to fill Aaron Gibbons’ seat not being held until later this summer.  But the remaining five Board members are plugging away at formulating final wording of a  bonding request for facilities. 
Thursday, February 18, 2016

CL School Board in brief...
The highlight from the Chisago Lakes School Board meeting on Thursday, February 11 was actually from the Trio Wolf Creek Charter School.
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Yang is spelling bee champion!
Nineteen students competed in the January 26 spelling bee at North Branch Area Middle School, and the bee lasted 14 rounds. Kobe Yang, 6th grade student, was crowned the school champion. Yang won by spelling the word "pneumonia" correctly. Runner-up and alternate for the regional spelling bee is Paige Weber, 8th grade student.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Chisago Lakes Schools now accepting kindergarten registrations
Chisago Lakes School District is taking registrations for full-day kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school-year.  Please call our school office to register and get on our mailing list for kindergarten round-up. 
Thursday, February 11, 2016

NBEA reportedly settles two-year contract
North Branch Education Association reportedly has a two-year contract agreement with the North Branch Area Public School District. The educators have been working without a contract since the end of June.  Last week we reported on the informational picket line the association organized outside the district’s education center.  

Teachers and district negotiators met Friday Februray  5,  and there was a successful outcome, according to district information officer Patrick Tepoorten.  Details of the agreement will be made public once a draft agreement is presented to the teachers for a ratification vote scheduled for February 23, according to a co-president of the NBEA Stacy Johnstone.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

5th grade student wins Chisago Lakes Spelling Bee
Monday, January 25, the Chisago Lakes Area Schools District Spelling Bee took place at the CLHS Peforming Arts Center.  It was a two hour long affair that involved 39 spellers from 5th-8th grades. The winner of the Bee was a 5th grade student from Lakeside Elementary, Weston Harris – the championship word was “ecclesiastical.” Seventh graders, Kelsey Madden and Emily Fiorella took 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.  Good luck to these 3 spellers as they move on to the Regional Spelling Bee in Sartell on Thursday, February 11.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chisago Lakes Baptist students celebrate 'I Love to Read' month
Chisago Lakes Baptist School “I Love to Read” month (January) involved preschool through sixth grade classes participated in an all school read-aloud, Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo. 
Thursday, February 4, 2016


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