Thursday, February 29, 2024

Education

A small group of southeast Minnesota legislators descended on the forum room at Kasson-Mantorville High School last week to listen and ask questions. They came to hear representatives of area school districts, primarily district superintendents, speak about the challenges facing schools, what they...
Submitted Photo Ava Schlaeger, a third grader grader, with her Giraffes Don’t Dance tissue box contest entry.
Whether it’s a graphic novel or “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” students are loving on ‘I Love to Read Month,’ which is this month and is being celebrated at area schools. “It really does encourage and motivate those non-readers to read during the month,” said Kristin LaPlante, a fourth-grade teacher at...
Students from Byron, Kasson-Mantorville and Triton public schools, as well as Stewartville, will participate Friday in an Academic Triathlon from 3 to 8 p.m. at Byron Middle School. It’s the first of two meets scheduled for this winter. The second is March 10 at K-M High School. “Anyone who has an...
Jude Gosse of Triton High School has been named the Region 1A Triple “A” award winner. Every year the Minnesota State High School League sets out to recognize student-athletes who are exceptional in multiple different areas, and have many different skills. The MSHSL The Academics, Arts, and...
Karen M. Jorgensen Ingvild Herfindahl, director of the Dodge Center Library, was at the school with a booth explaining some of the activities that go on at the library and what librarians do. Casper Connor stopped by to chat and also try out his ukulele playing skills.
Students at Triton High School should have a better idea of what opportunities are available to them after last week’s “Beyond High School Day” at the school. All students in grades 9-12 had the opportunity to meet with potential employers and staff from post-secondary institutions to learn about...
Hiawatha Valley League Conference One-Act Festival awarded top honors to Byron and Kasson-Mantorville High Schools, naming them Starred Productions and Conference Champions on January 21. In its 29tth year, the Festival judges also named the following performers from our area All Conference: Chloe...
One of the most popular programs sponsored by Triton Community Education returns next week as the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre presents Jack & the Beanstalk. The Prairie Fire staff will be in residence at Triton February 6-11 with auditions scheduled for Monday, and rehearsals after school...
Photo by Karen M. Jorgensen Triton fifth, sixth and seventh graders competed in the District Spelling Bee recently. Front row, left to right are Rory Ginder, second place, Kashi Locke, first place, and Kenzie VanBeek, third place. Back row, Brady Rongve, Casey Vermilyea, Elijah O’Keefe, Megan Rieck, Jackson Kraemer, William Thiemann, Hunter Hamm, Josue Munoz, Cinthia Felix, and Izaiha Maldonado.
It was a war of words between Triton sixth, seventh, and eighth graders recently. When it was over two Triton students had earned the right to compete at the Southeast Minnesota 2023 Regional Spelling Bee February 7 in Rochester, sponsored by the Southeast Service Cooperative. Just over a dozen...
Lori Pagel’s Community Action Class at Kasson-Mantorville High School is unique. It is a class with a focus on connecting with the community in a hands-on way through volunteering and helping others. The class involves classroom time where people from the community come into the school to talk...
Photo by Karen M. Jorgensen Craig Anderson directed the Triton High School Choir for a final last June at the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2022.
Members of the Triton community are mourning the passing of a longtime music teacher and choir director. Craig Anderson, who retired at the end of the school year last June, died on Saturday. He was 65. Anderson was hired as a music teacher in the Claremont district in 1983 and when Claremont,...

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