2012-13 News Archives

JUNE 2013
School Board sets District’s course for the future
4th grade students at Somerset use technology to enhance written reports
Points of Pride from the 2012-13 school year

MAY 2013
ISD 197 Foundation awards grants to support educational programs across district
Free meals available at two schools in District 197 to area children this summer
District investment in music programs proves worthwhile
Garlough kindergarten teacher Debbi Krohn receives Outstanding Educator Award and $15,000
High School will keep seven-period class schedule
Henry Sibley students learn about engineering careers from professionals
School District 197 honors retiring teachers, staff members
Heritage E-STEM Magnet School named 2013 Green Ribbon School

APRIL 2013
District Early Learning, Facility Utilization committees present reports and recommendations to the School Board
Alicia Olsen named Henry Sibley High School’s Athena Award winner
Trading Post encourages Garlough students to research objects and exchange them for other natural artifacts
Garlough teacher selected for educator Exchange Program with Fulbright Japan
Ryan Redetzke will lead Henry Sibley High School as new head Principal
Friendly Hills 5th graders camp overnight with dinosaurs, explore scientific exhibits during Science Museum stay

MARCH 2013
Henry Sibley raises more than $30,000 for charities during annual GOFA week
Heritage teacher Dr. Craig Roble selected for Apple Distinguished Educator program
Two Sibley students participate in Page Program with Minnesota House of Representatives
Henry Sibley High School winter sports wrap-up
Friendly Hills students awarded at Future City Competition
Breakfasts in School District 197 get healthy upgrades

FEBRUARY 2013
Three of School District 197’s Magnet Schools win national Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America
School District 197’s Early Learning programs grow
Somerset Elementary raises nearly $7,000 for American Heart Association during Jump Rope for Heart event
District selects SharpSchool to design new website
New initiative at Heritage inspires positive student conduct, school culture

JANUARY 2013
Feb. 4-8 is LIVEGREEN Week in School District 197
Apple names Heritage Distinguished School, Moreland and Pilot Knob Distinguished Programs
Henry Sibley 2013-14 Class Registration; New Hybrid Classes Announced
ALMAS students, advisor awarded for community service at MLK Day event
Moreland receives grant from Minnesota State Arts Board
Board of School District 197 elects officers in first meeting of 2013

DECEMBER 2012
STEM lunches spark career interests at Pilot Knob
Upcoming winter concerts and performances

NOVEMBER 2012
Mendota 4th graders donate candy to troops, learn about oral health
District given 'clean opinion' from financial auditors
Fall sports wrap-up

OCTOBER 2012
District hires Cari Jo Kiffmeyer to be new Director of Curriculum
GEMS 4th graders help improve Minnesota's dragonfly database through real-world science
Forty-Eight Henry Sibley students earn AP Scholars Honors

SEPTEMBER 2012
Six Henry Sibley students named National Merit Commended Students

AUGUST 2012
State Multiple Measurements Ratings Released, provides data
District bond refunding will save taxpayers $5.5 million dollars
State test score remain constant in School District 197

JULY 2012
New Director of Technology to start August 22nd