Sophomore Rhianna Rinke will be participating in her third state individual cross country meet this Saturday at Saint Olaf's in Northfield. She placed second at sections and will race at 2:00 pm. SKOL Vikings!
Vikings Volleyball looks forward to Cambridge-Isanti
It just keeps getting better in Viking land! The Vikings volleyball team defeated Andover 3-1 Wednesday, Oct. 29 to advance to the section 7AAA final. They will take on the #1 seeded Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Chisago Lakes High School beginning at 7 pm. Here's a photo of the team celebrating victory. Check out those fans in the background! SKOL Vikings!
Minke named 7AAA asst. volleyball coach of the year
More awesome news for volleyball! North Branch assistant volleyball coach, Tammi Minke, has been named Section 7AAA Assistant Volleyball Coach of the Year. As voted on by her peers, Tammi's commitment and dedication to our students is recognized through this wonderful honor. SKOL!
Sunrise garden sign dedicated
Staff from North Branch Area Public Schools, Taher Food Service, and some of many volunteers gathered last Thursday to dedicate the new sign marking the vegetable garden at the Sunrise River School. The garden is the result of a $500 grant from the Jeffers Foundation and is a "Farm to Table" partnership between NBAPS and Taher. Many volunteers made the Sunrise garden, as well as a second garden for early childhood students, possible. Pictured are (l to r): Activities/Community Education Director Brett Carlson, Finance/Human Resources Director Randi Johnson, volunteer Jessica Young, Taher staff member and volunteer Pam Connolly, Taher NBAPS Food Service Director Don Kivimaki, Sunrise Principal Lori Zimmerman, Taher Regional Manager Scott Papke, and Superintendent Deb Henton. Volunteers also included Carrie Schmidt, Myrna Hoffa, Reid Zimmerman, Eric Gustafson, Mark Stuart, and many more.
Andersen Foundation support for PLTW continues
The Andersen Corporate Foundation support for Project Lead the Way(PLTW) at North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS) continues this fall. Representatives from the North Branch Andersen plant recently presented NBAPS with a check in the amount of $10,000 toward the expansion of PLTW at the secondary level. The donation is the second of its kind for the Andersen Corporate Foundation, which presented NBAPS with a $10,000 check last school year as well. Pictured (l to r): Superintendent Deb Henton, Andersen Windows' Mark Strand and Barb Peterson, high school Principal Coleman McDonough.
Winter sports meeting is Oct. 30
The 2014-15 Winter Sport Sign Up meeting will be held on Thursday, October 30 at 6 pm in the high school auditorium. In person registration at 5:30 pm. This meeting is intended for players and families in the following sports and grades: Boys and Girls Basketball grades 9-12, Girls Gymnastics grades 7-12, Boys Wrestling grades 9-12, Boys Hockey grades 7-12. The meeting will include information on eligibility, participation as well as individual sport meetings. Online registration is also available. All forms and payments required for students to participate can be completed through your FeePay account. Registration information and links to FeePay are on the Activities web page. Forms and registration materials for all sports can be found on the Activities web page. Please direct any questions to the Activities Office by calling (651) 674-1514.
2014 Homecoming Court
Your 2014 Homecoming Court. Congratulations to all! Pictured (l to r): Princes Maxwell Southbloom, Matthew Blomquist, Arik Steele, and Michael Hensch, King Kyle Ketchmark, Queen Grace Olund, Princesses Taylor Johnstone, Gabrielle Schoeder, Hanna Osland, and Stephanie Noyes.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The school board has designated Wednesday, Nov. 26 a non-student contact day. Staff will receive a full day of staff development related to new statutory requirements, school board policy, and health and wellness. Please mark Wednesday, Nov. 26 as a non-school day on your calendar.
Bridging D3 homepage now available
The homepage for Bridging D3 (1:1 technology initiative) is now available. Click this link to view the page, which contains resources for parents and students who are preparing for Bridging D3 this fall. A link to the Bridging D3 homepage can always be found under "quick links."
JROTC coming to NBAHS!
Today, Friday June 6, North Branch Area Public Schools was informed that it has been selected to host an Air Force JROTC program at the high school, starting January 1, 2015. For more information about this exciting news, click this link.
BUS DRIVERS NEEDED AT NBAPS!
NBAPS is looking for route drivers, both morning & evening routes(Example of duty time: 6:30 - 8:00am & 3:15 - 4:45pm). Become part of the North Branch Area Public Schools Transportation Team. Training provided for qualified candidates. Good driving record & drug testing required. Great job to earn extra money! Click here to apply online.