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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...
Luverne School Board officials approved the 2017-18 school calendar in a special meeting Thursday night, March 16. School will be in session for 174 days beginning Sept. 5 and ending May 25. “We are making an attempt to end classes before Memorial Day,” said Superintendent Craig Oftedahl. Three...
Heidi Schacht’s kindergartners and the rest of Luverne Elementary School K-5 students are completing various activities in celebration of February’s “I Love to Read Month” and the 100th day of school on Thursday, Feb. 9.   Schacht and her students (from left) Benjamin Morales, Mallory Berning,...
Luverne Public School residents have one last chance to share their opinions about the district’s long-range facilities plan. The online survey, which asks 13 questions, is available from now until Feb. 28 on the school website: www.isd2184.net. “Our district is facing some needs in terms of...
By Marie Atkinson-Smeins School counselor, Luverne Students can’t focus and learn when personal issues are bothering them, whether it’s bullying, violence at home or trouble with friends. These problems interfere with learning, so school counselors are on hand to help. This week is National School...
Independent School District 2184 is starting the process of developing a long-range plan for the educational and facility needs of the district. The Board of Education has engaged Foster, Jacobs, & Johnson, a consulting firm from Sioux Falls, to lead the important step of community stakeholder...
Luverne administrators and school board members work with long-range planners (standing, left) Mike Hubbard, Roger DeGroot and Lori Eckrich of Foster, Jacobs and Johnson Inc. of Sioux Falls Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, in the high school library. The threesome will conduct nine other listening sessions including two with the community on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6
Luverne Public Schools kicked off the first of 10 meetings to compile various stakeholders’ thoughts, wishes and challenges into a long-range education and facility plan for the district. Two community listening sessions are planned to gather the public’s thoughts and ideas. The meetings are...
A year ago members of Reclaim Community toured the former Jasper High School for the first time. Pictured in front are Elicia Kortus and Terry Skyberg; behind are Kristie Weinkauf and Jason Madtson.
Mavis Fodness The volunteer group charged with repurposing the former Jasper High School into a multi-use facility will repeat its most successful fundraiser on Sunday. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reclaim Community will serve pancakes and conduct a silent auction at the Memorial Hall in Jasper. The...
Instructor Michelle DeKam demonstrates the proper arm movements for freestyle swimming as her second-grade pupils try to follow her actions.
Shortage of funds could end free swimming lessons   By Mavis Fodness As outdoor temperatures dipped below freezing last week, Luverne’s second-graders began lessons to enjoy a summertime activity. The two-week swimming curriculum has been a staple for elementary children in Luverne for more than...
Klint Knutson, a senior majoring in biology health professions at Northwestern College, is a member of the Honors Program. The program offers gifted students opportunities such as interdisciplinary seminars on topics of current interest, honors research projects, trips to graduate schools, panel...

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