SCHOOLS

Four being inducted into CL HoF

On Friday, February 23, 2024 Chisago Lakes High School will recognize, honor and induct Brenda Swanson, Herb Jangor, Sheila Strehlo and Lora Hilger Hanks into the Chisago Lakes Hall of Fame.

CCS kids love to read!

The top readers were honored for Chisago Christian School's 'I Love to Read' month!

Racism behind student bullying, North Branch Board hears

The agenda and presentation item for North Branch Superintendent Sara Paul last week covered the development of policy. It may not be an invigorating topic, but in today’s world, maintaining policy is at the top of to-do lists for schools. School districts in Minnesota have extensive policy mandates and additional …

One Act Play advances to next stage, state on the horizon

The Chisago Lakes One Act team advances to Zimmerman high school, to compete towards earning a state performance at O’Shaughnessy on the campus of St. Catherine’s in February. Chisago took a third at the sectionals held at North Branch January 27. The group staged A Trip to the Moon, set …

Ramen-a-thon successful

In efforts to help the local food shelf, the Chisago Lakes Middle School Student Council hosted a Ramen-A-Thon that ran from December 1-21. Their goal was to collect 4,000 packages of Ramen noodles.

Staff visit North Branch Board as officers, wages set

A few dozen North Branch schools staff members filled the school board meeting room last week to call attention to the unresolved contract talks. The visitors wore red T shirts and carried small signs with “196 days” (without a contract from July 1) printed on them. No one from the …

Activity fees to rise at Chisago Lakes next year

Starting next year, the price tag for participating in activities throughout the Chisago Lakes Middle School and High School will be rising.

Chisago Lakes Board reviews audit in final meeting of 2023

The Chisago Lakes School Board finished up some important business on their last day before Christmas break on Thursday, December 21.

Robotics teams advance to state meet

North Branch FIRST Tech Challenge Program has advanced three teams to the state meet February 16-17, 2024 at River Center in St. Paul. RoboGlaciers(7288), FIRE (8636) and Glitchy Bears (8637) with members in grades 7-10 from North Branch Area Public Schools will all be advancing.

North Branch School Board assigned homework to promote early learning

The COVID pandemic has been blamed for leaving behind a legacy of negative long term individual health issues but also, perhaps we are seeing a dampening effect on certain community connections.

District starts to regroup after failed levy; custodians agreement reached

The Chisago Lakes School Board began the process of regrouping after the two failed voter questions in early November. At their regular meeting Thursday, November 16, Superintendent Brian Dietz said the district is thankful for all the help and support received in the process and that they would see what …

Kids get creative for Thanksgiving

Students at the Primary School made “turkeys in disguise” as part of an art lesson. The one below was reimagined as a cow. The kids had fun with the projects leading up to Thanksgiving!

Veterans around the county thanked

Above, Taylors Falls Elementary School held a meet and greet with local Veterans. Kids presented the Veterans with cards and colorings.

NBMS site of new pollinator habitat

When you drive or walk past the middle school campus in North Branch next summer and notice a colorful myriad of sprouting plants, enjoy the moment and appreciate what caused this beneficial oasis to appear.

North Branch High School gets grant for STEM program

It used to be that when a portable computer used by a student attending North Branch Area Public Schools needed repairs— the unit was taken out of circulation and shipped to wherever Chromebooks go for TLC.

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