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iPads roll out at Farmington High School

December 21, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Students and parents were enthusiastic as Farmington High School handed out iPads over three nights, the first step in a process that will eventually put an iPad in the hands of every Farmington student. Continue Reading

Farmington High School will leave Missota for South Suburban in 2014

December 12, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Farmington High School has been accepted into the South Suburban Conference beginning in the fall of 2014.
The South Suburban Conference executive committee accepted Farmington’s application by a unanimous 10-0 vote Tuesday night. Farmington administrators will make their recommendation to the school board for final approval at a meeting next month. Continue Reading

District 192 school board results (in progress)

November 6, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Julie Singewald, the only incumbent in the Farmington School Board race, is in the lead through early results in Tuesday’s election Continue Reading

FHS to start hiring process for new assistant principal

November 1, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

There’s a vacancy on the Farmington High School administrative team. It’s one that principal Ben Kusch would like to fill soon, but he’s still going to take his time to make sure he finds the right person. Continue Reading

iPad rollout continues in district schools

November 1, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

The Farmington School District is taking the next step in a process that will eventually put an iPad in the hands of every district student.
Last week school board members approved a three-year, $533,751 lease agreement that will provide 1,420 of the Apple tablet computers to students at Farmington High School. When the distribution is completed later this year, every student at FHS will have one of the devices. Continue Reading

First phase will bring iPads to nearly 2,000 students

July 12, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

More than 1,700 Farmington students will have access to iPads for at least part of the day when school starts in September, a wave early adopters administrators hope will pave the way for a districtwide distribution of the tablet computers by the end of the school year. Continue Reading

Farmington High School releases its third trimester honor rolls

July 5, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

The third trimester honor roll has been released by Farmington High School. See who all made the list. Continue Reading

LaPlante earns trip to BPA nationals, but choses to stay in Farmington — this year

April 28, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Farmington High School junior Sadie LaPlante could be spending her weekend in Chicago, but instead, she’ll be on stage at Boeckman Middle School.
That’s a choice she had to make when she took second place in the Minnesota Business Professionals of America competition in March, and qualified for the national competition. Continue Reading

Supt. Jay Haugen elected MASA president-elect

April 26, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Farmington superintendent Jay Haugen has been elected the 2012-13 Minnesota Association of School Administrators president-elect in the general election by the MASA members. He will represent MASA on the board of directors for a three year term, as president-elect, president and past president. Continue Reading

FHS students present Fiddler on the Roof

April 26, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

When Farmington High School needed a director for the spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof, assistant principal Kerry Timmerman knew who to ask.
Timmerman went back to his own high school director, Mark Rud. A resident of Owatonna, Rud now drives up to Farmington for the play practices, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Continue Reading