education

Parade narrows gap between students and school staff

May 28, 2020
After months of distance learning that took place predominantly online, students and staff at Lake City Public Schools and St. John’s Lutheran School got to see one another in person – if only briefly and from a physical distance – May 20 during a parade organized by Bluff Country School Bus...

SEMMCHRA offers online Home Stretch classes

May 13, 2020
SEMMCHRA is now offering its in-person homebuyer education class, Home Stretch, online.  Participants will be emailed a link to join an on-line video conference where they will be able to listen to presentations by homebuyer counselors, lenders, real estate agents and home inspectors.  Participants...

Graduation plans unmade

May 13, 2020
Lake City Public Schools thought they had a plan that would allow Lincoln High School seniors to have a commencement ceremony safely this year. Developed with feedback from students, parents, staff, and school administration, the plan was to have the ceremony outdoors at the Lake City High School...

From a distance, for the rest of the school year

Apr 30, 2020
Lake City Public Schools had a relatively smooth transition to distance learning thanks to some technology adopted in the last few years, but what about prom, and commencement? Students in the Lake City School District had their last day in the school buildings on Friday, March 13. Distance...

With students at home, lots happening at school

Apr 23, 2020
From the outside, Lincoln High School looks quiet. Students are doing distance learning at least until May during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inside the building, however, the school district is using this break to complete several updates to the building. A new secured entrance, similar to the one at...

School goes to children as distance learning begins March 30

Mar 25, 2020
All throughout Bluff View Elemtary School Tuesday were brown paper bags, about six hundred in all, all destined for the homes of elementary school students later this week. Inside are supplies to enable the students to do distance learning while the COVID-19 pandemic keeps them out of the school...

Bluff View math and reading night

Feb 26, 2020
Bluff View Elementary School students and their families did math and reading related activities and games at the school’s aptly named math and reading night on Thursday, Feb. 20. Above are guessing game winners (from left) Anna Davis, Hunter Sundberg, Levi Hoffman, Emma Lee, Adrian Martinez...

Bus driver appreciation day highlights driver shortage

Feb 20, 2020
School districts across Minnesota will celebrate the fourth annual School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, which by proclamation of Gov. Tim Walz will be on Feb. 26. The I-35W bridge in Minneapolis will also be lit yellow in recognition of School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on the evening of Feb. 26...

'Nothing is easy, so I have to work hard'

Feb 5, 2020
Editor’s note: The following is an edited transcript of a video where Lincoln High School student Gabriela Herrera Mateo talks about coming to America and following her dream of becoming a veterinarian. The video was produced by Fagan Studios for the Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC...

Reported flu cases trigger notice to parents

Jan 29, 2020
Lake City Public Schools notified parents earlier this month about an outbreak of cases of flu-like illness in the district. The Minnesota Department of Health requires districts to report to the department when absences due to reported flu-like illness hits certain thresholds. On Jan. 21, Bluff...

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