Education

Presidents Day weekend had been set on the school calendar as a four-day weekend for Monticello students this year. Previously, Friday, Feb. 14, had been scheduled as a teacher workshop day in addition to the holiday on Monday, Feb. 17. But January’s extreme cold threw a chilly curve ball, forcing the district to cancel classes [...]

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New federal school lunch guidelines mandate that students receive at least one full cup of fruits and vegetables at each meal. The unfortunate downside to this well-intentioned rule is that more food waste ends up in schools’ trash bins each day if students aren’t up for eating that much produce. This additional waste was bothering [...]

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The news of Minnesota schools remaining closed Tuesday due to the cold started coming in fast and furious Monday morning. The Anoka-Hennepin district, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Elk River and others called off Tuesday classes early in the day Monday, leading to heavy speculation on whether Monticello would follow suit. By early afternoon the district announced [...]

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Trapshooting satisfies all three requirements the school board looks to when deciding whether to add a school-sponsored activity to its offerings. First, trapshooting is a Minnesota State High School League activity; second, they have enough evidence to believe it will be a sustainable activity; and third, it is a conference activity, with only two of [...]

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Students at Little Mountain Elementary School recently completed a unique piece of artwork outside of the school’s media center. According to Denise Merritt, Little Mountain art teacher, fifth-grade students studied different artists who had created “Installation Artworks,” namely Jeanne-Claude, Christo, Andy Goldsworthy and a current exhibit at St. John’s University called “Lean On Me.” Typically, [...]

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