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July 6, 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

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

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

TF Elementary represents at Math Masters
Taylors Falls School sent a large group to compete in Math Masters in Hammond, Wisconsin, April 22.  Math Masters is for grades 4, 5 and 6.  There are 50 in-person events in Minnesota and Wisconsin being held in 2022.  Fourth graders were brought into the contest for the first time this year. Winners in Fact Drill, Individual and Team events get awards and everybody gets a t-shirt and snacks.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Still no official vote on fall levy, but CL District heading in that direction
The Chisago Lakes School Board continued to move towards a fall operating levy vote but didn’t take an official action yet. It seems to be a given at this point that it will be on the ballot, but the Board members are still planning out how much they should ask for and what the dollars would be spent on.
Friday, April 29, 2022

North Branch Board hears Covid update; contract progress
It has been nearly an entire school year of promoting vaccinations and healthy habits like frequent handwashing; but North Branch School District 138 has found its way back into “Level One” learning, the closest to a normal school day as possible right now.
Friday, April 22, 2022

All female Air Force Junior ROTC drill team off to national meet
The North Branch Area High School Air Force Junior ROTC program is returning for a second year to compete at the 2022 National High School Drill Team Championships April 15-16 in Daytona Beach, FL
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Chisago Lakes School Board sees survey data on fall referendum
The Chisago Lakes school  board held a late-March special meeting to discuss results from the community survey that was conducted as part of a study on a potential levy.
Friday, April 8, 2022

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