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Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
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August 10, 2010
Health care foundation awards 90k for school nurse
WORTHINGTON -- Nurses in Worthington District 518 have been able to expand the services they offer during the past two years, thanks to a grant...
August 10, 2010 - 9:15pm
June 15, 2010
Board of Education approves budget
WORTHINGTON -- The District 518 Board of Education approved next year's preliminary budget and this year's revised budget at its Tuesday meeting, also debating the board's role in budget development. Total expected revenue for the 2010-2011 school year is $32 million, with total...
June 15, 2010 - 9:14pm
June 9, 2010
Dist. 518 now offering food program
WORTHINGTON --Worthington District 518 is again participating in the Summer Food Program. The program is open to all youths ages 1-18 who...
June 9, 2010 - 8:49pm
May 19, 2010
Survey results: Dist. 518 leaders
WORTHINGTON -- More than one third of those responding to District 518's Administrators/Directors/Coordinator Survey were teachers, according to a results summary distributed at the district's Tuesday school board meeting. The evaluated group scored best in the area of organization...
May 19, 2010 - 8:25pm
May 18, 2010
Board approves creative arts plan
WORTHINGTON -- The District 518 Board of Education approved the district's five-year plan for quality visual and performing arts programming at its Tuesday meeting. The district received a Comprehensive Arts Planning Program grant from the Perpich Center for Arts Education last May...
May 18, 2010 - 9:05pm
March 15, 2010
District 518, other area schools will open before Labor Day
WORTHINGTON (AP) -- District 518 and 24 other Minnesota school districts will begin the next academic year Aug. 23, school officials learned Friday. "I think it means an opportunity to get seven to 10 days more of academic opportunity to do better on test results," said District...
March 15, 2010 - 12:00am
February 17, 2010
Board hears from ESL faculty
WORTHINGTON -- English as a Second Language teachers in District 518 want more staff and district-wide staff development, they told the school board during a presentation at its Tuesday meeting. The K-5 ESL teachers detailed the challenges they face -- limited instruction time, low...
February 17, 2010 - 12:00am
January 12, 2010
Meeting draws concerns about flexible learning year
WORTHINGTON -- Monday night's District 518 public forum on the proposed flexible learning year drew more concerns than support, but lacked the concern about the short timeline for implementation expressed at last year's meetings on the same subject. School board members, teachers...
January 12, 2010 - 12:00am
December 31, 2009
Year in Review: Flexible learning year discussion continues
WORTHINGTON -- If area school districts get their wish, many students in southwest Minnesota will start their school year a bit earlier next year. A consortium of southwest Minnesota school districts has met regularly to discuss how to better share services and improve educational...
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2009
Year in review: Fifth-graders on the move
WORTHINGTON -- When the District 518 Board of Education solicits bids early next month for construction of an addition to Worthington Middle...
December 30, 2009 - 12:00am
November 25, 2009
Brief: District 518 plans committee meeting
WORTHINGTON -- District 518 is working to establish an American Indian Education Committee as specified by Minnesota statute. The responsibility of this committee is representing Native Americans in advisement to all educational programs. The first meeting of this committee is scheduled...
November 25, 2009 - 12:00am
November 21, 2009
Grant offers academic help
WORTHINGTON -- Struggling students are getting extra help this year from a government grant that funds academic assistance outside of the school day. According to the U.S.
November 21, 2009 - 12:00am
November 5, 2009
District 518 bands ready to rock
WORTHINGTON -- It was a cold, cold fall for the Worthington High School (WHS) "Spirit of Worthington" Trojan marching band, but the student instrumentalists...
November 5, 2009 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
District 518 welcomes new educators
Name: Valerie Rossow Position: English as a Second Language, Prairie Elementary and Worthington Middle School. Education: Hoffman-Kensington High School; Moorhead State University; coursework at St. Cloud State University, Hamline University, and Minnesota State University Mankato. Previous...
September 4, 2009 - 9:13pm
August 18, 2009
Editorial: Reject PR idea
Rumors and misinformation, let's face it, are part of life in almost every small community, Worthington being no exception. That's one reason why newspapers and other media exist -- to dispel mistruths and give the public the real story. Unfortunately, that may not be enough for...
August 18, 2009 - 12:00am