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Farm-to-School celebrated in North Branch
Sunrise River Elementary School in North Branch likes to celebrate its Farm-to-School program  in the fall.  This is a concerted effort matching local growers to supply produce for public schools.  Lessons on where food comes from are being taught in class and Sunrise invites area farmers-- who raise chickens, (see photo below) goats, ducks, and grow apples and vegetables--  to participate in school activities.  The young students love to be up-close to the farm animals and they also have garden beds in front of the school for hands-on learning about plants,  from seed to harvest.  Plus, there’s always a tractor, above,  on Farm to School day the kids can climb on.  The school Food Service Department gets into the spirit sporting overalls, bandanas, straw hats and seed caps and the kids get a little agri-hip with their clothes too.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

NB students brave the night for a good cause
North Branch students braved the cold to raise money for homeless, Thursday, Sept. 29 Middle school students in H.O.P.E. stayed overnight in cardboard boxes to simulate what it would be like to be homeless.  Students paid $10 to sleep outside and the money will be donated to New Pathways Homeless Shelter, in Cambridge.  In all, parents and students raised $350 for the shelter

Thursday, October 6, 2016

VFW sponsors youth essay contests, entries due Oct. 24
The Local VFW Post 1678 will once again sponsor written and oral essay contests for Middle School and High School students.  
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kids rewarded for being "Bookaneers"
Students at Taylors Falls Elementary students received gift certificates to the Fall Book Fair for completing the "Be a Bookaneer!" summer reading program.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Parents in North Branch Public Schools using Here Comes Bus app
As students settle in back at school, parents in North Branch Public Schools are gearing up with a free innovative app. It provides parents real-time bus location, scheduled and actual arrival times, as well as push alerts and emails so they can get their child to and from school safely and on time. The  Here Comes The Bus app is the only mobile device app in the U.S. that provides a push alert when the bus is near and is free for the 2016-17 school year in the App Store and Google Play.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Homecoming Royalty announced at both North Branch and Chisago Lakes
In North Branch, brother and sister Knut and Anna Kennedy were chosen as the homecoming king and queen (at left). In Chisago Lakes, Doran Velaski and Kalli Jo Olson were crown king and queen.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Healthy habits at Chisago Lakes Schools
Chisago Lakes school district administrative staff are a perfect example of the saying--  it never hurts to ask.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

NB and CL rely on thousands of dollars from annual fundraising activities
Wildcats football team members are already out and about securing card sales, and with the start of the  school year just around the corner, it’s a certainty that you will encounter students doing fundraising.  And, in the elementary grade levels it will most likely be a PTO or related organization doing the all important work of fundraising.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

A new school year is at hand
The 2016-2017 School year is fast approaching.  On September 6, we will welcome over 3,300 students into our buildings.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

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