Saturday, June 6, 2020

Education

Not just once, but twice within the past 2½ years Logan Pleschourt has bounced back from a near death situation. Despite the daunting task of battling cancer, Pleschourt graduated from Medford High School Friday night. Pleschourt, who has been diagnosed two different times with Stage 4B Hodgkin’s...
Because of the coronavirus, many high schools nationwide chose to honor their graduating seniors of 2020 with a special and unique commencement. Blooming Prairie did just that for its 118th graduation in the school's history. Sunday's graduation honoring 50 graduates was a virtual one. In fact,...
The 2020 commencement of Blooming Prairie High School seniors will be a one of a kind production and one they will never forget but remember with fondness. The school's Valedictorian and two Salutatorians will address those in virtual attendance at the commencement ceremonies of Sunday, May 31....
Third grade was represented at last Thursday's Teacher Appreciation Parade by Kristin Romeo, Alli Schmidt, Becky Johnson and Angie Avery.
It was bumper-to-bumper appreciation between Blooming Prairie teachers and students on a beautiful Thursday night. Vehicles completely encircled a square block that includes the school and its playground. The appreciation parade started at 5:30 p.m. and lasted until 7 p.m. Students and teachers...
When Shaun Robbins joined on as a teacher last fall at Owatonna Middle School, he didn’t know he would find himself in the middle of helping out with a pandemic crisis.  Robbins has not only been forced to navigate into the waters of distance learning for students, but he’s also helping with an...
Blooming Prairie Elementary School first grade teacher Natalie Sorensen takes time to check her family's work in distance learning. Second grader Carter is at far left, pre-schooler Madeline hugs her mom and fourth grader Max is at right.
As much as I miss seeing my students in my first-grade classroom in Blooming Prairie, I feel very fortunate that I am able to distance teach during the COVID-19 epidemic. It’s a scary time in our world. I am thankful to be able to stay home with our own children and hopefully continue to “flatten...
Second graders at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School recently found out first hand how a small town business community functions. Thanks to the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce and its Junior Entrepreneur program, second graders were given a hands-on opportunity to learn about city...
NRHEG celebrated Homecoming Week last week with the king and queen being crowned at the coronation ceremonies Sept. 23 in New Richland. This year’s king and queen are Blake Ihrke and Jayna Domeier. Top: The entire royalty includes, from left: Lonnie Wilson, Agro Gushwa, Mason Ferber, Prince Jadon...
Blooming Prairie sixth grade teacher Diane Anderson, now retired, always expected the best from her students, and she gave her best in return, claim her superiors. "Diane cared about the students in her classroom and about every student in our school," remarks former Blooming Prairie Elementary...
Coffee and conversations will be flowing over the next few months as Owatonna Schools Superintendent Jeff Elstad makes his rounds throughout the community. Beginning on Sept. 4, Elstad invited the community to join him for coffee and conversation. There are several others coming up between now and...

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