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Art projects remain unfinished last week at Luverne Middle-High School after all Minnesota public schools were instructed to close no later than March 18. Students were sent home in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, and teachers were instructed to plan lessons for distance learning by March 30.
In a matter of days, area school staff transformed from classroom educators to meal caterers, child care providers and distance learning professionals. Last week state officials mandated all Minnesota schools close to stop the potential spread of the coronavirus. Schools in Hills, Beaver Creek and...
Playing with oversized building blocks in the Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School gym is Samual Aanning
When the state closed schools to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the mandate included the stipulation that schools devise plans for child care for emergency services personnel. Under the Governor’s Executive Order 20-02, free school age care for the children of emergency workers (including...
The planned $8 million in health and safety improvements at Luverne Public Schools means the levy may increase by 5.92 percent for next year. Earlier this year, school board members used their levy authority to pay for necessary upgrades and improvements to the middle/high school facility, which...
After months of re-negotiating, Luverne School Board members unanimously signed an agreement with the Luverne Hockey Club effective now through the 2017-18 season. The agreement retroactively covered last season, leaving the expired contract’s terms at the same costs to the district. The district...
Presidential elections can provide teachable moments in classrooms, but this year’s contentious campaign has prompted educators to revisit how they teach civics in an atmosphere that’s anything but civil. Luverne’s Jason Berghorst first mentioned the struggle on Oct. 9. “I came to the conclusion...
Luverne School Board members met in special session Friday morning to accept the resignation of longtime teacher Jane Cote, who submitted her resignation Aug. 31. School began Sept. 6. Cote began as a teacher in Magnolia in 1981 and became part of the Luverne elementary teaching staff when the two...
New teachers at H-BC schools are (from left) Chris Haak, Jannelle Lafrentz, Randi Oftedahl and Samantha McGaffee.
Four new teachers will be working in classrooms when the school doors open for students at H-BC for the 2016-17 school year. Samantha McGaffee will be teaching special education in the elementary and high school. She lives in Sioux Falls. McGaffee attended Southwest Minnesota State University in...
Crossing guards near the Luverne Public School campus were honored at a thank you brunch Friday, May 20, at the American Reformed Church. Church staff there came up with the idea of hosting the luncheon to thank the crossing guards for their service and to present them with handmade thank-you cards...
Luverne: The Luverne High School Class of 2016 will graduate at ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the Cardinal Gym at Luverne Elementary School. The public is welcome. Adrian: Adrian High School commencement will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, in the Adrian High School gymnasium....

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