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New laptops may open opportunities for teachers

June 16, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Last summer, teachers in the Farmington School District got new iPads to use in the classroom. This summer, several of those teachers will get new computers the Farmington School Board hopes will make the tablets even more effective. Continue Reading

Farmington School District 192 seeks input on finances

June 12, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

The Farmington School Board is looking for a few residents who are willing to offer their input on issues related to the district’s finances.
At a workshop meeting Monday, citizen’s finance committee chair Laura Beem announced plans to appoint six or so residents to a committee that will advise the board on the district’s budget, debt refinancing and facility issues, among other things. Continue Reading

Farmington teachers chosen to attend national institute

June 6, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Two teachers from Farmington High School have been selected for the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute, which will take place June 10 through the 14. Continue Reading

Barriers remain to all-day kindergarten in Farmington, Rosemount

June 6, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

When the Minnesota Legislature agreed to provide funding for districts that want to offer all-day kindergarten, it removed one barrier to the program in local schools. But there are still plenty of questions to answer before classes start in the fall of 2104. Continue Reading

Iung and Setterstrom receive national award for their efforts on ISD 192’s Wellness Committee

June 6, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Making healthy lifestyle changes is hard for any one person to do. Imagine, then, how much work Farmington School District Wellness Committee co-chairs Gail Setterstrom and Michele Iung have had to do in trying to get an entire school district to make new, healthy choices. Continue Reading

Farmington’s MVES celebrates a decade of learning

May 30, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

eadowview Elementary School celebrates its 10th anniversary this week, and having several inflatables blown up outside the building might just have students jumping for joy.
But to the administrators who have spent part of the last decade with those students, the anniversary is a special moment. Continue Reading

Students get a new voice on Farmington school board

May 30, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Farmington students will have a whole new voice in the way their school district runs starting next fall.
The Farmington School Board on Monday reached a consensus on a plan to add two student members to the board. The position will be open to high school juniors and seniors and will be filled by an application process. Continue Reading

District 192 earns financial reporting award

May 14, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Farmington Area Public Schools received the Association of School Business Officials International’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. Continue Reading

Boeckman Middle School releases third quarter honor rolls

April 26, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

The third quarter honor roll from Boeckman Middle School has been released. See who made the list. Continue Reading

Farmington High School Games for Change raised $5,700 for the food shelf

April 25, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

When Farmington High School students set out to do something good for others, they’re usually very successful. Last weekend’s fourth annual Games for Change was no exception. Continue Reading

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