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August 15, 2022

CL names new principals for primary and high school; MS position re-opens
Chisago Lakes School District has announced  the new principals that will be taking over at the Chisago Lakes High School and Primary School.
Friday, July 15, 2022

Chisago Lakes names new middle school principal and Comm Ed director
At their monthly July meeting, the Chisago Lakes School board named a new middle school principal and Community Education director.
Friday, August 12, 2022

NB Board gets summer school numbers and child care space update
When the voters in North Branch approved their referendum spending a few years ago they must have known something was in the air for district growth.  We reported in June the district is experiencing general overall enrollment growth for the first time in years, which is positive for funding. But it has resulted in community concern, that there aren’t enough child care outlets. 
Friday, July 22, 2022

Wilcox receives NB Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Michael R. Wilcox, North Branch Area High School Class of 1964 was on hand to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Branch Alumni Association on Friday, July 8 at North Branch High School.
Friday, July 15, 2022

CL hires a familiar face as Director of Community Engagement and Outreach
Current Chisago Lakes Community Education Director Michelle Kleist has accepted the opportunity to be the District’s first Director of Community Engagement and Outreach. 
Friday, July 1, 2022

NB seniors call it a wrap!
North Branch High School celebrated the class of 2022 on Sunday, June 12.
Friday, June 17, 2022

Viking Vittles put out 9,000 bags last year; Wed. and Thurs. pick-ups coming
Viking Vittles just wrapped up the 2021-2022 school year having distributed over 9,000 bags of food providing 18,000 plus meals for student PK-5th grade who are food insecure.  In addition, care closets at the middle and high school not only provided food but school supplies, personal care items, as well as clothing such as winter coats, hats, mittens and shoes for students in need.
Friday, June 17, 2022

Edelstein Foundation funding tops $1 million
Picture this time of year in 1909, as graduates from the North Branch High School  gathered for commencement of the first North Branch High School Class. The valedictorian could not have known that the typed text of his speech would be read and re-read over the following decades. Valedictorian Jacob Edelstein and his brother David and their sister Ruth, carved their place in North Branch history in establishing a pool of money that has now surpassed $1 million in scholarships awarded to North Branch grads.
Friday, June 17, 2022

Trio of retirements; a century of service
“A teacher affects eternity. They can never tell where their influence stops.” - Henry Brooks Adams.
Friday, June 10, 2022

Chisago Lakes district officially going for a levy and bond in fall of 2022
After years of planning, handwringing, a vote reversal last year, and community surveying, the Chisago Lakes School Board decided to go out for not just an operating levy in November of 2022 at their regular school board meeting on Thursday, May 26, but also a public bond.
Monday, June 6, 2022

North Branch early budget numbers based on growing enrollment; for a change
The Minnesota legislative session ended in May with stacks of un-finished business and any special session date is still pending.  The situation  leaves North Branch School Board members taking an early look at next year’s budget,  realistically basing decisions thus far on a known two percent aid increase.  The two percent was in the biennium budget enacted by state legislators last year.
Monday, June 6, 2022

North Branch Board hears of mechanic instruction at bus barn
North Branch administration and the 4.0 Student Services transportation provider are putting together a new program for students enrolled in mechanic programs at the high school.  As part of the latest contract with 4 Point-O there is a clause for providing workshop/lab space at the bus garage, for students enrolled in mechanics courses. The bus garage is directly across Grand Avenue from the high school;  and Finance Director Todd Tetzlaff remarked that students who have been driving to Pine Technical College in Pine City for lab learning will soon just have to go across the street.
Friday, May 20, 2022

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