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Luverne’s middle and high school students make their way to a predetermined safe location during an ALICE evacuation drill Friday afternoon. Pre-school and elementary students evacuated at the same time but to a different safe location.
Each year, schools conduct fire drills to train students and staff to exit a building quickly and safely. School fires are rare, yet fire safety practice continues. Last week Luverne Public Schools implemented a new safety training intended to protect students in school shootings. There have been...
To the Editor: I had the opportunity to serve water to the participants at the Tri-State Band Festival. I was so encouraged by the appreciation and respect demonstrated by the students. Every one of them said thank you and more as we offered our small gift. I noticed the same courtesies illustrated...
Black Rock Alternative High School Principal Vonda Viland addresses Luverne Public School’s staff on Thursday, Aug. 31, about listening to adolescents. The Luverne High School Class of 1984 graduate said teachers are often the first adults to whom students confide that issues at home are overwhelming.
In her 30 years of working in education, Vonda Viland has taken an important lessen to heart. “I’ve never met a student who wants to be a failure,” she said. Viland spoke at Luverne Public School’s final teacher in-service day on Thursday, Aug. 31. Students returned to classes on Tuesday. Viland’s...
Thousands of preschool through 12th-grade students entered schools throughout the area this week. It’s a fresh start. A clean slate. A new way to start over with a positive focus on the tasks at hand. Most importantly, the new school year is a chance for young people to learn to communicate and...
Luverne High School students Lindsey Roemeling (left) and Jacinda Hustoft attended a week of BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) this summer.
Luverne High School students Jacinda Hustoft and Lindsey Roemeling attended a week of BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) this summer, thanks to sponsorship from the local K.A.H.R. Foundation. MBV is a business and career skills camp held each summer in partnership with the Herberger...
By Lori Sorenson Two Rock County students were honored for their writing skills at Friday night’s Veterans Day Banquet in Luverne. Middle school student Danette Leenderts and high school student Jo-Hannah Ladd, both in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District, wrote winning essays for the VFW...
Luverne Street Music students performed their first “Live at the Carnegie” event titled “Thrilling Thursday” Oct. 27 in the Carnegie Cultural Center. Performers wore Halloween costumes as they performed in the upstairs Tocatta room. Pictured are (front, from left) Marcus Papik, Sophia Remme, Ella...
Betania Topete (right) helps kindergartner Rene Flores complete a numbers puzzle. Topete, a fourth-year Spanish student at Luverne High School, is using the Spanish language skills she is currently mastering to help English language learner Flores in daily 30-minute lessons for her independent study.
The educational journey for Luverne High School Senior Betania Topete came full circle Monday as she worked one-on-one with kindergartner Rene Flores. Topete is one of four Spanish IV students practicing language skills with elementary and middle school students who are learning English as a second...
Instead of recognizing only the top ten graduating students in the class based on grades, Luverne High School will name students of distinction based on one of three honor designations. “The Top Ten was essentially a competition among classmates that focused on outdoing each other,” said Principal...
Remodeling work on the historic Carnegie Cultural Center continues into spring, and Luverne City Council members toured the building last week to check progress. Luverne Building Inspector Chad McClure has been overseeing the project and answered questions during the May 17 tour. He said he’s...

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