Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Education

When the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) announced the results of the 2020- 2021 testing last week, officials acknowledged that they “confirmed what we already knew,” that school closures and online and hybrid learning models resulted in a drop in test scores. In response, the MDE announced...
Dr. Michael Neubeck, principal at Mahtomedi Middle School will take over as the Byron School District superintendent on July 1. Byron School Board members officially approved his contract Monday night pending completion of a background check. Board members interviewed three finalists last Friday...
Byron’s school board members are expected to decide on who they want to be the district’s next superintendent on Friday. Last week the board chose five finalists from 13 applicants for interviews. The five candidates include: Theodore Ihns, superintendent, Howard-Winneshiek Schools, Cresco, Iowa...
When Triton High School Principal Luke Lutterman told Rebecca Goossens that he needed her to be at a teachers meeting last week to give a presentation on a school program, she thought it somewhat unusual but didn’t really give it much thought. So imagine her surprise when Lutterman introduced, via...
Byron moved a step closer to hiring a new school superintendent this week. School board members were scheduled to meet in a special session Tuesday evening to review superintendent applicants’ information and decide on the finalists. They were also to decide on a schedule for interviews, interview...
Looking back on a year of disrupted learning, two area school superintendents shared their observations and ideas on how things are going and what’s in the future. Craig Schlichting, superintendent at Triton in Dodge Center, is upbeat about how things are progressing in his district. “The pandemic...
Matt Weyers, a history teacher at Byron Middle School, is one of only 120 teachers selected for a National History Day spring professional development program. The course focuses on using online Library of Congress resources to develop and support historical arguments and is a feature of National...
If all goes according to plan, Byron Public Schools could have a new superintendent hired by May 3. School board members met Monday night with Barbara Dorn of the Minnesota School Board Association’s search unit to work out a schedule for the search. The board is seeking a replacement for Dr. Joey...
Byron’s school board took the first steps towards hiring a new superintendent Monday night when they approved contracting with the Minnesota School Boards Association Executive Search for help in the search. Board members heard presentations from several search firms before deciding to take the...
It was a very cold Tuesday, February 16, morning, but the KM bus drivers were on the job with their routes. Left to right are: Tea Wytaske, Kami Anderson, Jerry Reker, Jay Horsman and Jeff Schmidt.
Jerry Reker was the Kasson-Mantorville High School principal for 17 years and has been retired for six years. He has been involved with education for 40 years and was a principal for 33 years at different schools. Jerry has been a wrestling referee for 35 years traveling to matches at high schools...

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