Open to the Public: North Branch Apparel Holiday Sale
Visit the North Branch Area High School on Thursday, December 19, from 7:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m to select apparel and other gift items for the holidays. The apparel booth will be open all day and BIA student workers will gladly help in apparel selections. Enter through high school main entrance (door one).
8th grade students participate in the Fluid Power Challenge
A group of 8th graders attended the Fluid Power Challenge at the U of M on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The event is put on by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Students learned about fluid power and how it is used. On January 14th students will return to the University where each group will need to re-build a prototype with tools and supplies provided using only the drawings and notes they created.For more, see the district Facebook page.
Crosswalk improvements at the middle school!
Hooray! The middle school crossing at CR 14 has LED lighting that is triggered by pedestrians wishing to cross the street. Another component for adding safety for our students and our community!
ECFE Grandparents Day
Early Childhood Family Education had a wonderful Grandparents Day on Wednesday, Nov. 27. For more photos from this event, check out our Facebook page.
Pre-school students donate 285 pounds of their favorite foods
North Branch Preschoolers collected 285 lbs of food for the local food shelf during last week's "Show 'n Share." students were encouraged to bring one of their own favorites and share about it with friends in class before donating the item.
NBAMS mathletes win in Buffalo
North Branch Area Middle School (NBAMS) knowledge bowlers participated in Buffalo Middle School's knowledge bowl invitational on Thursday, Nov. 21. Twelve NBAMS students from seventh and eighth grade were divided into three teams. One of the teams won their math round, earning ribbons and special recognition.
Pictured (l to r): Mathletes Zach Fluegel, Katie Bourgoyne, Ian Scheele, and Roger Wyman.
Help NBAPS send off Salo in style
At the November school board meeting Salo announced her intention to resign her position as board chair 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.
Turkey Bingo raises money for Angel Fund
On Nov. 15, the "Angel Fund" hosted turkey bingo at Sunrise. In addition to give-away turkeys, County Market donated a $150 gift card grand prize. For students playing bingo, prizes included life-sized cut-outs of the band, One Direction! The Angel Fund committee would like to thank Gap Outlet Center, the NBAHS Honor Society and student council students, the middle school H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere) group and the many staff and community members who volunteered their time to make this event a success!
Arts Fest was packed with holiday fun
North Branch Area Community Education's annual Arts Fest was the place to be on Saturday. Over 220 arts and crafts vendors from around the region were at North Branch Area High School and North Branch Area Middle School from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Money raised will go to Community Education scholarships for youth enrichment programming.
NBAPS teachers earn Leaders in Educational Excellence awards
Resource Training and Solutions honored "Leaders in Educational Excellence" from NBAPS on Oct. 30. Pictured (l to r: Lori Zimmerman, Matt Lattimore, Kirby Ekstrom, Ursula Scheele, Rob Cavanna, Lisa Nowak, Coleman McDonough, Jim Van Eerden, Deb Henton.
Support staff from NBAPS honored
Resource Training and Solutions honored support staff from NBAPS on Sept. 30. Pictured (l to r): Lori Zimmerman, Deb Henton, Diane Perrault, Resource Training and Solutions Rob Cavanna, Marilyn Wicklund, Todd Tetzlaff, Sue Lakeberg, Kirby Ekstrom. Not pictured is Jana Engdahl
Lisa Nowak's "Day Made Better" by Office Max
North Branch Area Middle School teacher Lisa Nowak recently had $1,100 in classroom and site supplies donated as part of Office Max's "A Day Made Better" program. You can see more photos from the event and learn more about A Day Made Better at this link.