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Amanda McCarty
Amanda McCarty
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 10:26 AM

“I hope to give the students an opportunity for a creative outlet, to let them experiment and have fun and hopefully inspire a lifelong love of music,” said Kingsland’s new music and choir instructor.

  • Northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota high school students and their parents will have an opportunity to talk with representatives of more than 65 higher education institutions on Monday, Sept. 15, at Luther College.

  • Teacher's grandmother a role model  for new Kingsland preschool instructor
    “I chose to become a teacher because it’s been a long-time dream, and also because one of my biggest role models in my life has been in education for nearly 66 years and has been a huge inspiration,” said Krahn, Kingsland’s new 3- and 4-year-old preschool instructor.  “My grandmother, who is 87 years old and a retired home economics and early childhood family education teacher, is still a substitute for a nearby district.   
  • New Kingsland teacher feels  music is a good creative outlet

    “I hope to give the students an opportunity for a creative outlet, to let them experiment and have fun and hopefully inspire a lifelong love of music,” said Kingsland’s new music and choir instructor.

  • It wasn’t just that the “food was fantastic,” the Spring Valley area trio related, sharing news of their travels to Europe with the Minnesota Ambassadors of Music program. The Kingsland band members participated in the program from July 6 to 21, after being nominated by their band instructor, Kingsland teacher Josh Hogberg, to perform across the pond with the best of Minnesota’s best musicians for audiences awaiting the sounds of an international choir and band.   

  • Instructor at St. Johns returning  care she received from her teachers

    “I love being able to teach all subjects in the light of God’s Word,” said Soltau, St. Johns Lutheran School’s new third through fifth grade teacher. “We apply the law and Gospel every day to our lives and actions. We understand that we make mistakes but are forgiven, and therefore we need to do the same. I enjoy watching the students mature in their faith and live lives reflecting that faith.”

  • Representatives from early childhood organizations gathered at the office of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) in Owatonna last week for a special day of early childhood celebration. 
  • Kingsland seniors and members of the community celebrated the Arts and Academics Awards Program on Tuesday, May 27. 
  • Area sixth graders graduate from D.A.R.E
    As the school year ends, everyone begins to set aside time to celebrate graduation with seniors moving on to their next stage of life. Yet there are other important graduations for students younger than seniors as well. One of these is the D.A.R.E graduation. 
  • Local FFA member advances to national competition
    Already the best in the state, Hannah Frank of the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA is taking her job interviewing skills to the next level on a national stage. 
  • Local FFA members take ag literacy project on the road
    It started with tacos, which led to lettuce, milk, livestock and even ducks as urban students learned more about agriculture thanks to local FFA members. 
  • Kingsland students to present 
look back into life of past decades
    Reichstadt and Bellrichard are proud to have been chosen as the managers of Kingsland history teacher Scott Mulholland's annual Decades Project, a nostalgic wander through the decades of the past century, from 1900 to present, as interpreted by his students as they researched and explored what made the news, the clothing, the music and the people of a decade unique and memorable. 
  • Scholarship winner appreciates foundation 
she received as she heads for unfamiliar places
    Hannah Ramaker, daughter of Gene and Jeanette Ramaker of rural Spring Valley, has been chosen as one of the two Spring Valley Kiwanis Club's Kiwanis Scholarship recipients this year. 
  • St. Johns school in Wykoff wins region spelling bee
    St. Johns Lutheran School in Wykoff won the Southeast Minnesota Lutheran Schools Region 3 Spelling Bee. 
  • FFA members honored for accomplishments at banquet
    Several Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA members received many awards during their chapter banquet held before they left for the state convention last week. 
  • "There was record attendance, with over 3,500 members," said Kingsland ag instructor and Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA advisor Brogan, recounting how her 27 students were among the people forming a mass of blue corduroy coats at the Minnesota State FFA Convention, held April 27 through April 29 at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. 
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