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Listen to the “Sound of Summer” Saturday night at HHS

June 7, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

It may have been a while in coming but “Sound of Summer” will be celebrated at a special concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson High School auditorium.
The concert will include performances by the HHS Swing Choir, Hudson High Harmony and more than a dozen HHS alumni who are returning to perform. Choral director Kari Heisler describes the event as “an evening of upbeat, fun, entertaining music.” Admission is $5. Continue Reading

Cameron leave Battle of the Books legacy

June 7, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

You might say Teresa Cameron loves her “job.” The Hudson Middle School English teacher has taught in the Hudson School District for her entire 36 year career. She retires this year, leaving a wonderful legacy in the district for younger teachers to emulate. Continue Reading

A lifetime of learning has taught me this…

June 7, 2013 in River Falls Journal

My final work days in our district are quickly passing, and by the end of June, my “going to school ever since I was five years old” will come to an abrupt end! Continue Reading

School board picks new assistant principal

May 28, 2013 in River Falls Journal

Nic Been, administrator/teacher at St. Croix Central High School, was hired by the school board Monday, May 20, to be the next assistant principal at River Falls High School. Continue Reading

Nine in school district say goodbye

May 23, 2013 in River Falls Journal

When the 2012-13 school year comes to a close, many familiar faces will be saying farewell. Continue Reading

Your Schools: Finances: The 411 on the 1,2,3s

May 17, 2013 in River Falls Journal

As the director of finance and facilities at the School District of River Falls, I wanted to take some time to share facts and insights into the benefits of maintaining an appropriate fund balance. Continue Reading

Editorial: RF children: Odds of success in their favor

May 13, 2013 in River Falls Journal

It’s no sure thing, nothing in life is, but attending school in the River Falls School District gets a student off on the right foot. Continue Reading

Ellsworth Schools launch page on Facebook

May 9, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

The Ellsworth School District launched a Facebook page April 29 as part of the school district’s strategic plan to improve communication between the school district and the community. Continue Reading

Mayday, Mayday: School year could get longer

May 2, 2013 in River Falls Journal

Bad enough that winter weather has drifted into spring. Now the school year may drift into summer vacation for River Falls students. School administrators have proposed adding two more “student days” to the official calendar year. Continue Reading

From the Valley to the Falls: River Falls picks new school superintendent

May 1, 2013 in River Falls Journal

Jamie Benson, a superintendent for 15 years at River Valley School District near Madison, has tentatively accepted an offer from the River Falls school board to be the local district’s next superintendent. Benson would succeed Tom Westerhaus who is retiring as River Falls superintendent at the end of June after five years. Continue Reading