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4/28/2017 11:28:00 AM
Superintendent Thimm winding down meetings in anticipation of referendum

With less than two weeks left until the referendum on Tuesday, May 9, the Chisago Lakes School Board heard the final report on the push that’s been going on around the district to get people educated.

Superintendent Joe Thimm said he had been to over 50 local meetings trying to inform the public on the issues that include a new elementary school, renovations for Taylors Falls, a community center at the high school, as well as an expanded manufacturing and agricultural wing at the high school.

Thimm said he has been well received at the meetings and he is hoping he is sending people to the polls informed on what they are voting on.

Hayley Lang, the incoming Activities Director, was on hand to introduce herself a bit more to the attendees. She will be taking over for the retiring Neil Fletcher in July. The pair honored the exceptional winter performances, including the girls alpine ski team that won the state championship, and members of the boys swim team that qualified for state.

It was also announced that in the fall, the Performance Dance Team will have their first varsity season. It’s a Minnesota State High School League sanctioned activity, but it does not include compeition. The performance dance team will be featured at halftime and breaks of home matches, which can include football, soccer and volleyball.

Swim coach Brian McNally was on hand for that and also he was approved by the board as the new advisor/chaperone for the bi-annual Costa Rica trip that brings students to work in  and experience different cultures. The previos advisor was Josh Scharnberg, who is resigning from his teaching post.

Leah Madison was recently named the Warren E. Shull Student Council Advisor of the Year.  from the Minnesota Association of Student Councils, and she was recognized at the meeting.

“Leah Madison is a fabulous adviser for the student council,” CLHS Principal Dave Ertl said. “Her organization and dedication are second to none! She is truly student centered and focused on school betterment.”

Ellie Kimlinger, the student representative on the school board, gave an update that the students are getting excited for prom on May 6. Grand March will still be at the high school, but the event will be at the Earle Brown Heritage Center this year in Brooklyn Center.

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