Thursday, October 18, 2018

Education

K-M student Andrea Richard pictured with her host family during her time as an exchange student in Japan.
Last summer Kasson- Mantorville junior Andrea Richard had a once in a lifetime opportunity. After applying for a scholarship through YFU, which is an organization that stands for Youth For Understanding she was awarded a scholarship to study in Japan for six weeks as an exchange student. Richard...
A few years ago members of Dodge County 4-H started a sub group in order to learn about about different parts of the country and to specifically learn about how 4-H is different from state to state. Kelly Vincelette, Dodge County 4-H Coordinator had done this program in other counties and helped...
Kasson-Mantorville’s 1000 Books before Kindergarten program has been a success since it started in 2014
In 2014 after receiving a early childhood grant a Kasson-Mantorville Community  Ed Committee came up with an idea to collaborate with the Kasson Public Library to start a national program called “1000 Books before Kindergarten” in the community.  Ever since then it has been a success.  Since the...
Last year when the Triton School District Referendum votes were counted they came up just twenty-five votes short.  This fall after revamping the ballot questions the school district hopes that the votes will be in their favor this time around. One of the main reasons why the school district has...
Triton Middle School continues to recognize and highlight students that have done the right thing. As a way to do that, the school implemented its Cobras with Character program to not only encourage students to do the right thing, but also recognize them in front of their peers. So far this year,...
If you’re reading this newspaper, there’s a chance that you remember the way reading was taught when you were in school. Normally, the teacher would read a passage from a large book of stories and students would sit and listen to them. Otherwise, the students would also get in a circle and take...
For two years the Kasson Library had a therapy dog that would visit the library every week to give children an even more positive experience during their story time.  After the dog and his owner left to move to Wisconsin, the library knew that it would be important to replace him. With perfect...
Kasson-Mantorville senior Matthew Harfmann scored a perfect score of 36 on his ACT earlier this month. The score is achieved by just 0.136 percent of students taking the test and just one other student in school history.
Matthew Harfmann is a busy student. The Kasson-Mantorville senior has his hands in many areas including FCCLA, HOSA, student council and being a state-caliber wrestler as well as a class officer, but has still found a way to maintain excellence in the classroom maintaining a 4.0 GPA.  According to...
Triton Elementary School kindergarten teacher Katie Macrafic poses for a picture with her class. Macrafic is the coach of a new program called PBIS which reinforces positive behaviors with students.
For years, the formula for teaching a child the way to act properly has remained the same. Little Jimmy is in the classroom and wants no part of the lesson the teacher is presenting to him. Bored, he tosses his pencil across the room as an act of desperation.   “Jimmy,” the teacher scolds. “Don’t...
Expressions of happiness filled St. John's Lutheran Church in Kasson on Aug. 13-14 when 301 children from 137 families in Dodge County received supplies, including back packs, for the upcoming school year. Ready, Set, Learn of Dodge County distributed the supplies for needy families throughout the area.
Hundreds of area children are set for school next week with brand new supplies in hand thanks to the generosity of an area organization. Ready, Set, Learn of Dodge County has outfitted 301 children in 137 families with school supplies, according to Tanya Young, coordinator of the organization. The...

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