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Kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School raised nearly $6,000 in a fundraiser organized by the Parent-Teacher Association. The walk-a-thon accepted pledges from March 30 through April 8, and students completed the walk-a-thon on April 9. This is the second...
Tina Petronek, a paraprofessional with Luverne Elementary School, is the Luverne Education Association’s 2021 Friend of Education.
Everyday family activities led Tina Petronek to be named the 2021 Luverne Education Association’s Friend of Education. Petronek has been a media center paraprofessional at Luverne Elementary School since 2014. “What could be better — working in something you enjoy (library/reading) and at the same...
Lucinda Rofshus is the Luverne Education Association 2021 Teacher of the Year. Rofshus, a fourth-grade teacher, is a 29-year veteran of the classroom. She has taught 26 years in Luverne.
When Lucinda Rofshus accepted the bouquet of flowers and 2021 Teacher ofk the Year plaque from family members and colleagues on Nov. 16, she was quick to defer praise. “I don’t think I do anything that other teachers don’t do,” she said. “We just make a really good team here.” But her peers thought...
Luverne Middle and High School students returned to distance learning Monday as positive coronavirus case numbers within the school district doubled in a week’s timeframe. Elementary students met in-person through Wednesday in preparation for hybrid learning to begin on Monday, Nov. 16. The change...
Displaying homemade posters are (from left) Hope Bosch, Gracyn Wegener, Kamron Kellenberger, Malachi Bush, Cash Wilsey and Keiton Koller.
The 165 pre-K through fifth-grade students at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary lined the west side of the school in Beaver Creek Friday afternoon in a show of school spirit while parents, friends and family members paraded by in vehicles. Friday was the last day of Homecoming Week, and in honor of the...
With the coronavirus still circulating within the community, Hills-Beaver Creek School District officials announced Monday school will open under a hybrid learning plan. It calls for in-person learning at the elementary and secondary schools with social distancing protocols implemented between...
Teachers and staff line the sidewalk on the west side of the Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School in Beaver Creek Thursday night, May 28, to bid farewell to families and students that they hadn’t seen for much of the spring during distance learning prompted by coronavirus social distancing.
Hills-Beaver Creek families and students bid farewell to H-BC Elementary staff Thursday night, May 28, by driving around the elementary school in Beaver Creek where teachers were standing on the west lawn. They gave special attention to fifth-grade teacher Jason Blosmo and paraprofessional Ashley...
Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization’s first Walk-a-thon raised more than $6,300 for various education activities. The kindergarten through fifth-grade students walked 346,698 steps around the elementary gymnasium on Feb. 21. Students collected pledges from Feb. 12-20 and...
Hills-Beaver Creek kindergartners (from left) Alyssa Krull, Andrey Stefanyuk, Maddox Baker, Titus Susie, Elise Anderson, and Ben Fick react to the playing of the  “Baby Shark Dance” Friday afternoon by physical education teacher Darin DeBoer (far left) during the school’s fundraising walkathon. The event was organized by the H-BC parent-teacher organization and is the first year pledges were paired with physical exercise.
Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School was full of laughter, music and the patter of young feet as students participated in the first H-BC Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization Walk-a-thon fundraiser. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the Walk-a-thon. While total money...
A drone photo of the 152 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 19 staff members in special blue T-shirts was taken Friday, culminating the week of celebrations for the school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
The color blue dominated the décor as well as the comments Thursday night, Nov. 21, at the Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary recognition celebration and open house. The kindergarten- through fifth-grade facility was officially named a National Blue Ribbon School the previous week by the U.S. Department...

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