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By Craig Oftedahl I hope local residents have had the time to find out more about the school board’s plan to reinvest in our schools. Early voting has been underway for more than a month now and Election Day on Nov. 7 is quickly approaching. The school board plan focuses on necessary improvements...
I’ve worked in schools for 30 years and every fall I am impressed and inspired by the energy of students when they come back to school. It’s an exciting time of year for the kids, for parents and for teachers. The theme for this school year is “Purpose, Passion, Pride … Making a Difference.”...
When Minnesota’s public schools open their doors for the 2017-18 school year in September, some students will learn more than just reading, writing and arithmetic. Students at Luverne Public Schools will learn skills that may be life-saving. Beginning this year, Luverne students and staff will be...
Luverne Public School officials will conduct six public meetings outlining proposed building improvements and expansions. The meetings will be July 5-11 in Magnolia, Hardwick and Luverne. After the meetings, School Board members will make a final decision in preparation for a Nov. 7 referendum vote...
Safety and educational deficiencies top the list of reasons Luverne Public School officials are examining facilities and proposing long-term improvements . Initial discussions about upgrades to the elementary and middle school/high school buildings tallied around $22.8 million. Discussion at the...
Imagine a shared elementary and high school kitchen and adjoining commons at a distinctive “front door” on the south side of the Luverne school campus. The south-facing entrance was among several ideas discussed at the Luverne School Board facilities development meeting Tuesday, May 30. Foster,...
        By Mavis Fodness Luverne’s seven school board members have important decisions to make in the next couple of weeks. Katie Baustian, Reva Sehr, Eric Hartman, Colleen Deutsch, Tim Jarchow, Shelley Sandbulte and Jodi Bosch have already begun weighing the pros and cons of how to improve our...
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is proposing a full-time school resource officer in the Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek school districts this fall. Sheriff Evan Verbrugge presented information at the Luverne School Board’s April 27 meeting. He also addressed the Hills-Beaver Creek School’s...
Last week was the first time Hillman traveled to Luverne for an in-service from her home in Deerfield, Illinois. Some staff previously worked with Hillman in 2016 as part of the flexible learning year in-services.
Traditional letter grades are becoming obsolete at Luverne Public Schools. On Thursday, March 30, Luverne’s K-12 teachers spent the day discussing standards-based grading and how learning improves without “A-F” rankings on student report cards. Luverne Elementary teachers introduced the new grading...
First-grade teachers (standing, from left) Angela Ahrendt, Lisa Lundgren, Sandy Klosterbuer and Sue Hup (not pictured) showed Luverne School Board members at their March 23 meeting how they use iPads for small group reading exercises in their classrooms. They shared information about how the iPads...

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