Thursday, September 3, 2015

EdWeek on challenges in public education

EdWeek has an interesting article today on the challenges faced by the public school system.


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Information on BD3 expansion

Greetings all!

I thought I would check in and provide you a few links to help you get ready for the 2015-16 school year.

First, here is the link to the district's BD3 homepage, which has all the information you need to get you ready for another great year of our "computer for every child" initiative at the secondary level. This year, grades 6-8, and 10-12, will have devices. By next fall, we plan on having devices for every student grades 5-12!

Here is a couple more links for you:

School supplies
Free and Reduced Lunch application

Lastly, here are the open house dates:

Open House dates:
Sunrise: Kindergarten - Sept. 2, 5-7 p.m.
Sunrise: Grades 1-4 - Sept. 3, 5-7 p.m.
Middle school: Sept. 2, 4-6 p.m.
High school: (includes new student and 9th grade orientation) Sept. 2, 6-8 p.m.
STEP: Sept. 10, 5:30-7 p.m.

I hope you are as excited about the 2015-16 school year as I am!


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bridging D3 resources for parents and students

The homepage for Bridging D3 (1:1 technology initiative) is now available. Click this link to view the page, which contains resources for parents and students who are preparing for Bridging D3 this fall. A link to the Bridging D3 homepage can always be found under "quick links."

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Will you join us to celebrate Kim's service?

School board chair Kim Salo has been serving students and families of the North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS) community since 1998 as a board member and as chair for over 13 years. At the November school board meeting Salo announced her intention to resign her seat at the end of December.

NBAPS would like to invite anyone and everyone in the community to a social hour planned from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12. The social hour will be held in room 126 of the North Branch Area Education Center, and include snacks, refreshments, cake, and time for reflection. Please be encouraged to bring children to this event, as the children of this community are Salo's passion.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Parent Academy returns Nov. 16!

Session 2: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Topic: Technology

This session is designed for parents to explore different technologies being used both in and out of the classroom. Parents will become familiar with the district’s technology initiatives and goals as well as ways to support learning through technology outside the school day, specifically in the areas of literacy and math. This session will be offered at North Branch Area High School from 8:00-11:00 a.m. with three, 45-minute workshops with free childcare available. Call 651-674-1025 to register.

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Give to the Max lass than a week away

Next Thursday is Give to the Max Day again! Last year we raised over $4,000 as a district toward technology in the classroom and this year we would like to shatter that total! This year you can start scheduling donations for Give to the Max Day right now!

Click this link to access links for participating sites and programs.

Please share this post with anyone you know who supports North Branch Area Public Schools and let's make some noise on Give to the Max Day!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MMR results a reason for Viking pride!

MDE released the MMR results for schools across the state yesterday, and ours were great! Click this link to read how your school did.

Many thanks to our staff, students, families, and community members. This is what Viking pride is all about!


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