Schools

West Side Elementary students take on reading challenge

MARSHALL — So far, students at West Side Elementary School have read a combined 6,104 books as part of a new 40 Book Challenge implemented at the school this year. The challenge was sparked by the reading of “The Book Whisperer: awaking the inner reader in every child” by Donalyn ...

Marshall finishes third at Chaska tournament

The Marshall Tiger Speech Team had a strong showing in a tournament at Chaska High School on Saturday. Marshall finished in third place out of 20 teams competing at the tournament. Eden Prairie High School placed first, and East Ridge High School, of Woodbury, placed second. Marshall ...

MHS speech team does well at Harvard Tournament

MARSHALL — Ten members of the Marshall High School speech team recently had the opportunity to learn, explore and compete in and around the Boston, Massachusetts, area. In addition to enjoying the atmosphere, the students were fierce competitors at the 43rd annual Harvard National ...

SMSU Briefs for Feb. 22

Loft, Fokken to give WWII presentations Dr. Jan Loft, SMSU dean of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, and Mark Fokken, SMSU professor of communication studies, will present “Soldiers, Sweethearts & Sacrifices: A Fantasy Analysis of the Songs from WWI” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ...

Campus Notes for Feb. 22

Area residents graduate from RCTC Rochester Community and Technical College announces its fall semester 2016 graduates: Clarkfield, Christina Lemke, AAS, health information technology, high honors; Cottonwood, Joshua Myrvik, CERT, welding technology The College’s commencement ceremony ...

Education Briefs for Feb. 15

HRS speech students do well at Minneota Junior High Speech Tournament Holy Redeemer took a second-place team trophy in the Bus division at the Minnesota Junior High speech tournament. Bus division is reserved for schools with the most entries. They have enough entries to fit on a ...

Campus Notes for Feb. 15

Bock graduates from The College of St. Scholastica Adam Bock of Marshall graduated from The College of St. Scholastica with a master of science in exercise physiology. The College held its fall 2016 commencement ceremony Dec. 17 in the Reif Gymnasium on campus. University of St.Thomas ...

SMSU Briefs for Feb. 15

Russian music, discussion planned for upcoming Thursdays Southwest Minnesota State University’s music program presents “Russian Troika,” chamber music from the Soviet Union: Music of Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Arvo Part at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, and March 2, at the ...

MMS Math Counts team members advance to state competition

The Marshall Middle School Math Counts team placed first out of the 11 teams present at Chapter Math Counts competition at Southwest Minnesota State University Thursday and will advance to the State Math Counts competition in the Twin Cities March 10-11. The team of four advancing to state ...

Regional Spelling Bee narrows down to 4 for multi-region state spelling bee

The SWWC Service Cooperative’s Regional Spelling Bee took place Feb. 7 at the Redwood Area Community Center in Redwood Falls. Area participating schools are: Canby Public School, Canby St. Peter’s Catholic, Clarkfield Area Charter, Dawson-Boyd - Stevens Elementary, ECHO Charter, Lac qui ...

SMSU Briefs for Feb. 8

Student-operated restaurant opens Thursday The student-run Bon Appetit Restaurant will open for service on nine Thursdays beginning this Thursday at Southwest Minnesota State University. Evenings of operation include Feb. 9, 16 and 23; March 2, 23, 30; and April 6. The meal ...

Campus Notes for Feb. 8

UMD announces dean’s list for fall semester 2016 The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced its dean’s list for fall semester 2016. Students on the dean’s list have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Granite Falls: William Bergquist. Marshall: Claire ...

Education Briefs for Feb. 8

Marshall Public Schools receives Meritorious Budget Award The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Marshall Public Schools - ISD #413 its Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation during the 2016–2017 budget year. The Meritorious Budget ...

SMSU Briefs for Feb. 1

Culture Shock Events set for Feb. 9-11 at SMSU The eighth annual Culture Shock will be Feb. 9-11 at Southwest Minnesota State University. This year’s theme is “Cultural Competency: Becoming a More Inclusive Campus.” Formerly a one-day event, this year’s Culture Shock has been ...

Campus Notes for Feb. 1

CSS announces dean’s list The following area students have been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth: Caroline Grube of Cottonwood, Madelynn Lozinski of Marshall, and Meghan Lozinski of Marshall. DWU announces fall dean’s list Brooke ...

Campus Notes for Jan. 25

Tyykila named to Buena Vista’s dean’s list Kathryn Tyykila of Canby was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Buena Vista University. Students named to the dean’s list must have a minimum grade- point average of 3.5 for the semester, based on a 4.0 grade point system, ...

SMSU Briefs for Jan. 18

Office of Admission at SMSU hires three staffers A trio of new faces greeted potential students when spring semester 2017 began. Joining the Office of Admission are alumni Katelyn Tamm, 2013; Emily Bruflat, 2013; and Davontay Stevens, 2016. Tamm graduated with a political science degree, ...

Campus Notes for Jan. 18

Area students named to Augustana’s dean’s list Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, today announced that the following area students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who ...

Education Briefs for Jan. 18

Marshall student receives MSU  Moorhead  scholarship Anna Jennings of Marshall has received a $4,000 University Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Jennings is the daughter of Jeff and Nicolle Jennings and intends to major in music industry and music performance. The ...

SMSU Briefs for Jan. 11

MLK to be honored at SMSU next week The Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Service and Civil Engagement will be Jan. 14-19 with several events planned throughout the week. The activities honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy of fighting for social and economic equality through ...