Luverne Public Schools

Four months after contract talks between representatives of the Luverne School District and the Luverne Education Association stalled, a two-year agreement was reached earlier this month. School board members unanimously approved the 2015-16 and 2016-17 contract at a Nov. 9 special meeting. The...
New information added. Luverne Public School District residents overwhelmingly renewed a 10-year excess levy referendum vote Tuesday, Nov. 5. More than 84 percent or 498 voters supported the renewal of the excess levy for an additional 10 years; 93 voted no. The 591 total votes represented 16.7...
Kayla Bloemendaal, 10, cringes as she receives a flu shot Oct. 23 from Sanford Luverne nurse Corinne Lonneman in the Luverne Elementary School gymnasium. The fourth-grader said she prefers the nasal mist, but the mist was unavailable for Friday morning’s flu clinic.
A record number of students and staff at Luverne Public Schools will receive the influenza vaccine to combat the upcoming 2015-16 flu season. Sanford Clinic Luverne personnel gave more than 600 shots in the makeshift clinic Friday in the Luverne Elementary gymnasium. Another clinic for...
Luverne Public School District officials are seeking to renew one of two operating levy referendums set to expire at the end of this year. To help voters understand the levy’s impact on the district for the past 10 years, school officials will conduct a public meeting tonight (Oct. 29) at the...
Luverne Elementary School third-graders and instructors with the Prairie Ecology Bus enjoy their annual trip to Touch the Sky Prairie Wednesday, Sept. 16. The field trip, which educates students about prairie ecology, is sponsored by PPIE and Luverne School District this year. The students are among hundreds of visitors who roam the tall grasses of Touch the Sky Prairie each year. For more information, visit jimbrandenburg.com
Touch the Sky Prairie is 1,000 acres of restored northern tallgrass prairie northwest of Luverne, where more than 120 species of native grasses and forbes have been identified. The pristine land is one mile from where world-renowned nature photographer Jim Brandenburg was born, and two miles from...
Ethan Braucht, Beaver Creek, assembles a robot out of Lego building blocks Monday night at Rock County 4-H’s kick-off meeting for its robotics team. Luverne Middle School officials propose expanding its robotics offering from the classroom to an after-school activity.
Luverne Middle School’s encore classes allow students to choose different exploratory classes that expand learning beyond the basic classroom lessons. In the past five years, the Legos Mindstorms class has become a student favorite. “It has been very popular and we offer it every quarter,” said...
Luverne Public Schools Flexible Learning Year Survey Results* Survey Question 1: I am completing this survey as a _____: (check one)                                                                                                                                              Responses...
Lisa Fischer of Missouri River Energy presents a check for $43,712 to Luverne Superintendent Craig Oftedahl (far left) and Luverne School Board Chair Dave Riphagen (far right) during the July 28 Luverne City Council meeting in Luverne City Hall. Also pictured is Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian (second...
Brad Goembel took the reins as Luverne Public School’s transportation director in May. Monday will be his first day of organizing and scheduling the bus routes for more than 700 students who rely on district transportation to get to and from school.
Brad Goembel is no stranger to city and rural residents in the Luverne School District. For 20 years Goembel was a driver at Ketterling Services Inc., Luverne, and through the years he grew familiar with local streets and addresses. On May 1 he put this route experience to use in his new position...

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