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Letter: Band education in Worthington is outstanding

June 15, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Jeannette Jenson, who directs the fifth-grade band, provides a solid foundation for students to build upon. Mike Andersen makes band fun by selecting music that the sixth- through eighth-grade students enjoy, continues to provide strong individual instruction and leads several jazz ensembles Continue Reading

Column: Tennis courts project to begin next week

June 10, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Worthington School District has a number of great things happening such as band camp this week, the replacement of the gym floor at the High School, increasing enrollment, other facility upgrades and the one that will be starting next week the tennis court project. Continue Reading

Column: Let’s combine forces for a better future

June 3, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Editor’s note: The following is one of the three student speeches given during the Worthington High School commencement ceremony May 20. Another speech will be published in a future edition. Continue Reading

Column: One song done – another will follow

May 27, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Wow! The day is finally here! Soon we’ll cross this very stage and receive our diplomas. If you look around at everyone in this gym, you’ll see something very unique. Though we may be involved in many things, with many different people, no two people have taken the same path to get to this point in our lives. Continue Reading

Prairie Elementary hopes to offer boost for autism research

May 27, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Six staff members from Prairie Elementary have banded together to fight autism and raise money for research into autism spectrum disorders.
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Columns: Interventions to help close achievement gap

May 13, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON District 518, like many other districts in Minnesota, is focusing efforts on closing the achievement gap for all students. There are a number of programs, software and remediation efforts that can help work towards this. Continue Reading

Letter: German student’s time in Worthington winding down

May 9, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

The last month went by fast sometimes I think too fast because my time here is running out. Continue Reading

Column: Prairie students excel at science fair

April 29, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Our third annual Science Fair took place recently at Prairie Elementary. All third- and fourth-grade students were invited to participate. This year, we had more than 60 participants involved in about 40 different projects. Continue Reading

Column: Outdoor work improving Worthington Middle School

April 15, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON What’s new at Worthington Middle School? Well, it’s not the office or the 12 classroom additions, and it’s not the upgrade to our heating, cooling and electrical systems. That’s all last year’s news. Continue Reading

Column: Early years are the learning years

April 8, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The 2011 Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is April 10-16 and the theme is Early Years Are Learning Years. The WOYC is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association of Young Children (NAEYC). Continue Reading