Marie Atkinson-Smeins

Gavyn Boll
Luverne student graduates from USMC boot camp Gavyn Boll graduated Aug. 6 from U.S. Marine Corp Boot Camp at the Marine Corp Recruit Depo in San Diego, California. Pvt. Boll will depart immediately for additional training with the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, California. Boll is the son of...
Luverne Elementary counselor Marie Atkinson-Smeins reached a career milestone recently when the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) designated Luverne Elementary School as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). RAMP recognizes schools committed to delivering an exemplary school...
Luverne Elementary School counselor Marie Atkinson-Smeins introduces Ally, a 7-year-old golden retriever/Labrador mix, to Jill Wagner’s kindergarten students Dec. 18. Ally is the first therapy dog in the district.
Luverne Elementary’s 517 students are learning some obedience skills this month through a special instructor. Ally is a 7-year-old golden retriever/Labrador mix and is an approved therapy dog for the school. Her owner, elementary counselor Marie Atkinson-Smeins, spent months certifying her through...
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