Education Briefs: Feb. 20, 2010WORTHINGTON — Brittany Krull, an admissions counselor form Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, will visit Worthington High School at 9 a.m. March 1.
By: DAILY GLOBE, Worthington Daily Globe
SMSU to visit WHS
WORTHINGTON — Brittany Krull, an admissions counselor form Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, will visit Worthington High School at 9 a.m. March 1.
Krull will present information about financial aid, tuition, academic programs, housing and campus life. Interested parents and students are welcome to attend.
Orchestra concert rescheduled
WORTHINGTON — The District 518 All-School Orchestra Concert previously set for March 5 is being rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 11 in the Worthington High School gymnasium.
The concert features fourth- through 12th-grade orchestra students.
DFS scholarships available
WORTHINGTON — Dollars for Scholars Scholarship applications are now available in the Student Services office at Worthington High School. The application deadline is March 5.
Minn. West, Franklin University partner
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College and Columbus, Ohio-based Franklin University will now offer students the opportunity to earn bachelors’ degrees through a combination of on-campus and online courses.
Majors are offered in 24 fields including accounting, allied healthcare management and business administration. Franklin also offers online masters’ degrees in business administration, marketing and communication, and computer science.
Call Minnesota West at 1-800-657-3966 for more information.
RL-B participates in music festival
BREWSTER — Fourththrough sixth-graders at Round Lake-Brewster Elementary School will participate in the MMEA Elementary Choral Festival 2010, themed “Celebration of Young Musicians,” March 5 at Prairie Elementary.
The students will perform selections in a choir with a guest choral conductor and work with instruments, rhythm and dance throughout the day.
Photography course offered in Jackson
JACKSON — Jackson County Central Community Education and Austin-based Solid Rock Photography will join forces to host a series of courses on digital photography techniques and process.
Dustin DeBoer will be presenting four classes: composition, basic functions of a digital camera, creative modes of cameras and photograph processing with Photoshop CS4.
The classes are Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. starting March 9. Contact Pam Grussing at Pam_Grussing@jccschools.com; or (507) 847-6627 for more information or to register.
Students rewarded for good behavior
ROUND LAKE —The Round Lake-Brewster School District has implemented the “Zero in Problems,” or “ZIP,” program. ZIP slips are given to students who do not demonstrate appropriate conduct; — a total of 115 students were honored for receiving zero slips during the second nine weeks of school.
The program provides clear expectations for student behavior, outlines specific methods and strategies to encourage positive social skills, and details consequences and strategies to correct inappropriate conduct. It is the district’s goal to establish an environment more conducive to learning.
RL-B implements SIS program
ROUND LAKE — Twelve students were presented with Student of the Semester awards on Feb. 8. Teachers choose a student in their class who has shown improvement in any area of student life, including attendance, academic performance or behavior, for the award.
The following students were honored this semester: Hannah Langseth-Berger, Dustin Feltman, Eli LaCour, Hailey Mayer, Talia Ahrenstorff, Simon Fraga, Kurt Schmitz, Kyle Spessard, Mitchel Van Weston, Tony Voss, Laura Williams and Kenneth Ling.
The SIS awards are sponsored by the Round Lake-Brewster Student Council.
NCC offers moped safety course
SHELDON, Iowa — Northwest Iowa Community College moped safety courses on the following dates: March 20, April 17, May 15, June 8, July 8, and Aug. 28, all from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Prepayment and pre-registration are required and participants should bring a sack lunch.
For more information, or to register, call the Continuing Education Division (800) 352-4907.
Fulda man performs in Fla. Tour
ST. PAUL — Stefan Swanson, Fulda, will participate in the Symphony in the Sun tour with the Northwestern College Orchestra.
The tour of Florida culminates in a March 16 concert in St. Paul.
Swanson is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in instrumental music education. He is the son of Arlan and Linda Swanson.