Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Education

Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School teacher Natalie Tweten is one of 59 teachers selected across the U.S. to have earned the 2022-23 Outstanding Project Lead the Way teacher award. The award recognizes educators who demonstrate a strong record of delivering an inspiring and empowering student...
Byron’s school board has six of its seven members up for re-election during November’s election, with filing for the open seats beginning on August 2 and running through August 16. Because of several resignations this last year, “we have three two-year positions and three four-year positions” up...
Photo by Karen M. Jorgensen Craig Anderson directs the Triton High School Choir for the last time at graduation. After 41 years as a teacher, 39 of them in Dodge County, Anderson retired at the end of the school year.
It was a bittersweet graduation ceremony for Triton Choir Director Craig Anderson last month. Anderson conducted the Triton High School Choir for the final time as he retired after 41 years of teaching, 39 of those years in Dodge County. Anderson grew up in northern Minnesota and attended Bethel...
Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School and Kasson-Mantorville High School both announced recently that they have been recognized as 2021-22 Project Lead the Way Distinguished Schools. The high school is receiving the honor for the second year in a row, according to a press release put out by the K-M...
All staff and students at Byron schools are now required to wear masks when on school property. Supt. Mike Neubeck notified parents of the change last week before the Martin Luther King Day holiday. The mandate went into effect on Tuesday when students returned to classes. The district updates the...
Isaac Ydstie, a 6-8 grade teacher from Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools, is one of two educators who has won the STEM Forward Outstanding Educators Award that celebrates educators from southeast Minnesota. “Isaac Ydstie is the embodiment of striving for STEM educational excellence,” said Ashley...
Math teacher Kristin Tischer was recently named the Triton Teacher of the Year for 2021.
Kristin Tischer, 2021 Teacher of the Year at Triton, began her career in the district in 2005. “This is year 17 for me,” she said, “it goes fast!” Kristin grew up in Rochester, where she still lives. “I’ve always kind of wanted to be a teacher,” she said. A good experience in sixth grade influenced...
After four years on the Byron School Board, Sharon Kreitinger is stepping down. She is the third Byron School Board member to leave her post in recent months. Emmy Harvey and Mike Denney both resigned and were replaced by newcomers in November after they were appointed during an October school...
When the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) announced the results of the 2020- 2021 testing last week, officials acknowledged that they “confirmed what we already knew,” that school closures and online and hybrid learning models resulted in a drop in test scores. In response, the MDE announced...

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