Education

by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   The Elk River Area School Board approved a two-year teachers contract that district officials say will help the district maintain workforce competitiveness and plan for financial challenges. The salary schedule will be improved by 1.25 percent the first year of the contract and 1.5 percent the second [...]

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CSI experience for Osseo’s Health Sciences students   As the final weeks of school unfolded there was some mock mayhem in the media center at Osseo Senior High. Students in the Health Sciences magnet program collaborated in a mock CSI-style whodunit to uncover the details of a mock crime. The school’s media center was set [...]

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Osseo Senior High presents three Prize Book Awards each year to members of the outgoing junior class who represent specific outstanding characteristics. This year’s winners include: Harvard Prize Book Award: Mia Smutny won this award, which is given to an outstanding member of the junior class who “combines excellence in scholarship with achievement in other [...]

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Rockford High School held its 97th annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 5, in the Rockford Community Center. Speakers included Senior Class President Ellen Paatela and teacher Julie Merila, who gave the faculty address. The Rockford High School Band and A Cappella Choir also gave performances. As a tradition, the Senior Choir performed its final [...]

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The Rockford High School’s music program adds two more names to its distinguished list of accomplished musicians. Juniors Emilie Villaume and Robert Bloom recently have been accepted into the prestigious All-State club. Villaume has been named to the All-State Women’s Choir after auditioning with a recording of “Lo! Here the Gentle Lark” from the opera [...]

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During a special school board meeting Monday, June 9, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Dist. 877 School Board approved the appointment of Brad Koltes as the new Buffalo High School (BHS) Assistant Principal. Koltes will replace Brandon Prell who was in the position for the last seven years. What made Koltes stand out above the other applicants for [...]

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