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Education Briefs for Dec. 13

True Light to have middle school concert Dec. 18 True Light Christian School announces its Christmas concert by the fifth-eighth grade and band students at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the gymnasium at 601 E. College Drive in Marshall. Caron helps set legislative platform for Minnesota ...

Campus Notes for Dec. 13

Area students studying abroad Three area students are studying abroad during the fall semester 2017 through the Center for Global Education at the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, and Saint John’s University, Collegeville. Alyssa Louwagie, of Marshall, is studying in the ...

West Side student winner in MNSBHC Super Snack Challenge

MARSHALL — West Side Elementary fourth-grader Jackson Burgess was recently named one of the 52 winners of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) Super Snack Challenge. Burgess, who will turn 10 this week, was chosen among hundreds of children ages 8-14 who submitted a healthy game ...

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MARSHALL — A new club at Marshall High School has students not only learning about the world around them, but also taking the opportunity to engage in conversation with others, ultimately giving them an educated voice among their peers and beyond. MHS senior Lauren Noriega started out ...

Campus Notes for Nov. 29

Area students to perform in Gustavus Adolphus College’s Christmas in Christ Chapel Gustavus Adolphus College will host its annual Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services Dec. 1-3 on its St. Peter campus. The evening performance on Saturday, Dec. 2 will be live streamed online for free ...

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MARSHALL — Innovative Learning Center students recently learned a lot of different skills as they worked together on a service learning project recently at Park Side Elementary. Under the guidance of teachers Sue Strautz (kindergarten), Jamie Brigger (first grade) and Karissa Jiskoot ...

SMSU Briefs for Nov. 22

Twelfth Undergraduate Research Conference Nov. 29 at SMSU The 12th annual Undergraduate Research Conference will be from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Southwest Minnesota State University. Research projects from SMSU students representing 22 academic areas will be featured, ...

Education Briefs for Nov. 22

Fenske awarded scholarship to Valley City The Office of Enrollment Services at Valley City State University announces that Nick Fenske has been awarded a VCSU Scholarship for the 2018 academic year. Fenske plans to graduate from Lakeview High School in May of 2018. Valley City State ...

RTR’s new literacy program reads well

RUSSELL — Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Title I Teacher Theresa Petersen shared the new literacy program being utilized in the RTR Schools with the school board at its recent meeting. “One of the exciting things happening at the elementary school,” she said, “is that a team of educators, ...

SMSU graduate honored by WCCO as Educator of Excellence

MARSHALL — Marshall High School and Southwest Minnesota State University graduate Danielle Beekman was recognized on WCCO Television last Wednesday morning as an Excellent Educator of the Week. Beekman teaches fourth grade at Red Rock Elementary in Woodbury where she has established a ...

Education Briefs for Nov. 8

Holy Redeemer announces the honor roll for first quarter Fifth grade: Jacob Allex, Gage Andries, Alexander Antony, Peyton Boeck  Isabella Colvin, Alana Condezo  Isabelle Deutz, Nicholas Deutz, Nathan Ehlenbach, Mason Eickhoff  Wyatt Foley, Alexander Franson, Madyson Girard  Gaerick Hill, ...

Campus Notes for Nov. 8

Peterson graduates from Mount Marty College Bryce Peterson of Marshall recently earned a bachelor of science in radiologic technology from Mount Marty College (MMC) in Yankton, South Dakota. Wolbaum enrolls at College of St. Benedict Adalyn Wolbaum, daughter of Janel and Randy Wartner of ...

SMSU Briefs for Nov. 8

Petraborg, Rieppel recital Nov. 9 Dan Rieppel and Kirsti Petraborg will give a recital in honor the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Campus Religious Center at Southwest Minnesota State University. Rieppel is the director of the Southwest Minnesota ...

Samuel Lutheran to present the musical ‘Martin Luther’

MARSHALL — Be prepared for a thunder and lightning storm, a glowing fire suitable for book burning and a lesson in Biblical truth as Samuel Lutheran School presents the musical play “Martin Luther” tonight in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Martin Luther is said to ...

SMSU Briefs for Nov. 1

SMSU named one of state’s Best Online Colleges Southwest Minnesota State University has been ranked by College Choice as one of the Best Online Colleges in Minnesota for the 2017-2018 academic year. College Choice is an independent ranking organization utilizing data-driven research and ...

Campus Notes for Nov. 1

Petrich receives MSU Moorhead scholarship Jacqueline Petrich, Marshall, has received a $750 Transfer Student Dragon Pride Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Petrich is the daughter of Tim and Michelle Petrich. The Transfer Student Dragon Pride Scholarship is awarded to ...

Campus Notes for Oct. 25

SWWC presents at Dakota State On Oct. 4, the Dakota State University (Madison, S.D.) Department of Education sponsored a technology/diversity conference for its students. This is an annual event specifically for their pre-service educators in both regular and special education. Four staff ...

SMSU Briefs for Oct. 25

Atkins, Stanton to give talk Nov. 1 Southwest Minnesota State alumni Annette Atkins, Class of 1972, and Russ Stanton, Class of 1974, will give a talk, “SMSU and the World in the Last 50 Years” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Charter Hall 217. Atkins is a historian at St. John’s ...

Area educators attend professional development day

GRANITE FALLS — The best teachers are lifelong learners and continue to grow in their profession — and the most important beneficiaries of that are the students, like the ones who had the day off so about 600 teachers and administrators could take part in professional development. The ...

Campus Notes for Oct. 18

Shouse receives scholarship Meghan Shouse of Marshall has received the Textiles and Clothing Scholarship from the Iowa State University Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management for the 2017-18 academic year. Shouse is studying apparel, merchandising and design at Iowa ...