Detention Debut is coming May 1! Get your tickets early!
Each year, NBAPS staff members unveil their talents for humor, acting, music and more; all for a good cause! Proceeds from Detention Debut are used by the North Branch Education Association for provide scholarships to NBAPS students. The year's Detention Debut is Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.Tickets are on sale for $5 at all schools, the Education Center, and County Market from now until April 27. After April 24, any remaining tickets will only be sold at the high school.
MS student council packs meals
On April 11 a group of MS student council members worked a shift packing meals through Feed my Starving Children. Students traveled to Osceola and participated in the Polk County mobile pack. the kids learned a lot, had a great time and packed a lot of meals! Thanks to these wonderful students for taking an active role in the community!
Tonic Sol Fa postponed to May 5
he Tonic Sol Fa concert scheduled for April 14 has been postponed due to an illness in the band. The concert will be May 5!
Students: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
GET A FREE STUDENT TICKET WITH THE PURCHASE OF AN ADULT TICKET!
Tickets are available through the district Community Education office and high school Activities Office.
Two part-time Math Corps tutor positions are available at Sunrise for 2015-16
Would you love to help children grow their math skills, succeed in school and get extra support? You can be trained to serve as a tutor with Minnesota Math Corps at Sunrise River! Whether you want to explore an educational career, reenter the workforce, or give back to your community, you can succeed as a tutor. As a Math Tutor, you’ll help struggling students prepare for Algebra. In addition to training, tutors receive on-site support from specially trained school mentors. Tutors come from many backgrounds and may earn a living allowance, educational award, federal student loan forbearance, and other benefits, and have the chance to make a real difference in the life of a child. To apply or learn more about the research based programs, position qualifications, and benefits, visit MinnesotaMathCorps.org (do not apply via the district website). Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-859-2825.
Randall receives Teacher of the Week plaque
Staff from KS95 were on site at the middle school on April 8 to present teacher Amy Randall with her Teacher of the Week plaque. "Fish" from the KS95 morning show posed for a photo with Amy and students talked about what makes her a great teacher. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions about working in radio. Congratulations to Amy Randall and her students!
Maurer receives Polaris scholarship
On April 7, Polaris representative Jen Stella presented sixth grade student Hailey Maurer with a scholarship to attend camp at the University of Wisconsin-Stout this summer. Hailey's parents were around the corner and surprised her when she was announced as the winner. Hailey read her essay to classmates that were there to support her as well. Pictured (group) from left to right are Todd Tetzlaff, Karl Maurer, Hailey Maurer, Melissa Maurer and Jen Stella.
Anti-bullying rally at NBAHS
At the high school anti-bullying assembly today (March 13), students watched The Bullying Experiment, and participated in a "Bully Busters" rap by teacher Andy Spofford and TA Dan Brundage. Principal McDonough spoke with students about expectations for behavior and for bystanders.
2015 Olweus anti-bullying kick-off!
Team Olweus from North Branch Area Middle School held assemblies on Monday, March 9, and Tuesday march 10 to launch the Olweus anti-bullying initiative. Students were treated to a positive video highlighting staff and students with messages and data from the students' survey they took in December from the Olweus program. Click here to see the awesome video!
Work Skills Day a "real life" demonstration
The 38th Annual Work Skills Day was held February 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Branch. Fifty-Six 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in Employability Skills Seminar classes from North Branch (pictured), Chisago Lakes and Rush City high schools competed in Job Applications, Job Interviewing and Job Problem Solving. An on-line application event was tried this year for the first time.
Award winners from are as follows: Interviewing: 1st-- Ben Skoog NBAHS 2nd--Grant Lewandowski NBAHS 3rd--Mahleek Pilarski NBAHS 4th--Brookelyn Hoffbeck NBAHS 5th--Brandon Johnson NBAHS Problem Solving: 1st--Hunter South NBAHS 2nd--Marinda Carlson NBAHS 3rd--Brookelyn Hoffbeck NBAHS 4th--Ben Skoog NBAHS 5th--Hunter Vukich CLHS HM--Brandon Johnson NBAHS HM--Tyler Wedlund NBAHS HM--Jacob Larson NBAHS Applications: 1st--Ashley LaFontaine NBAHS 2nd--Skye Stich NBAHS 3rd--Katherine Huth NBAHS 4th--Angella Hoffman CLHS 5th--Ashley Harris NBAHS HM--Tyler Wedlund NBAHS HM--Mahleek Pilarski NBAHS Sportsmanship: NBAHS
This event is a “real life” demonstration of skills students have learned in the classroom over the past few months. Having the educational community partnering together with the local business community is a huge benefit for these Chisago County students. The Chisago County Work Experience Coordinators, Janelle McNally, North Branch, Mickelle Pohlman, Chisago Lakes, Linda Lindeman, Rush City, worked together to plan the event, with support from SCRED, St. Croix Rive
NBAHS ProStart Dream Team at State!
In less than a year, NBAHS has a ProStart team in the state competition! Last year this did not seem like a likely outcome for the first year of the program, but students were clear they wanted to compete and the sooner the better! Congrats to ProStart teacher Marilyn Fagerness and her ProStart Dream Team: Alex Bigley, Miranda Guy, Samantha King, and Alexandra Perlowski.
MS speech team wins awards!
North Branch Area Middle School's speech team had a very successful season, delivering 29 superior-rated performances this year. The season ended last Thursday, February 5 with the middle school Two Rivers Conference meet in Rush City. As a rewarding ending to a solid season, three of the team members left with conference titles. Pictured are Ali Petrik, 5th place at Conference in Humorous Prose, Abbi Webster, 3rd place at Conference in Creative Expression, and Andrea Stirewalt, Conference champ in Serious Poetry.
Fluid Power domination!
Middle school students demonstrated their Fluid Power Challenge robot to the school board at its regular meeting on Feb. 12. The robot pictured won these students two awards:
Team Challenge - meaning that they scored first place in the challenge
Overall Champion - meaning they scored the most points overall
Congratulations to these students!
It's a "group" signing at NBAHS!
February 4 was National Signing Day! The high school held a "group signing" this morning for the following students: Pictured: Ashley Richter - College of St.Scholastica/soccer, Madison Kunshier - Concordia St. Paul/track, Katy Trunk - Gustavus/gymnastics, Trey O'Day - UW River Falls/football, Devin McDonald - UW River Falls/football, Brandon Steffesen - UW River Falls/football, and Michael Hensch - Gustavus/football. Not pictured: Nick Helms - UW River Falls/football and Kyle Ketchmark - Hamline/football. North Branch Area High School will honor student athletes that will compete at the collegiate level at the upcoming basketball game on Friday, February 13. These students and their parents will be recognized during halftime of the varsity game, which starts at 7:45 pm.
NBAHS Triple A winners announced!
North Branch Area Public School's 2015 recipients of the Minnesota State High School League Triple A Award are Matt Blomquist and Katy Trunk. Congratulations to these fine student athletes. To learn more about Matt and Katy, check out this Facebook post.
NBAHS students perform at Mississippi 8 All Conference Concert
On January 19, the Mississippi 8 All Conference Jazz and Concert Bands performed in Monticello under the direction of Mr. Dave Hagedorn from St. Olaf College and Dr. Catharine Sinon Bushman from St. Cloud State University (respectively). It was an honor to be chosen by the conference to participate and represent our school. Congratulations to those students! Jazz Band: Newell Fisk, Kassie Goodroad, Kyle Hendren, Logan Mueller, and Anna Perault. Concert Band: Alyssa Dervie, Grace Devault, Laura Dolezalek, Kodie Koolmo, Audrey Moeller
Community members, staff, students, and school board members gathered at the Sunrise River School this morning to celebrate its second consecutive year as a Reward School. And, what better way to mark the occasion than with scrambled eggs, sausage, and hash browns! Reward School status is given to schools that perform in the top 15% of Title I schools in the state.
High school students make honors choir!
The M8 Honor Choir event was on Jan. 19. NBAPS students who attended included:
Caleb Stiles- Tenor
Zach Fluegel - Tenor
Jeremy Wolfe - Bass
Chasse Thomas - Bass
Marissa Elmblad - Alto
Amber Wolfe - Alto
Britta Anderson - Soprano
Hannah Olsen - Soprano
These students spent 1 1/2 days working on music, to sing collaboratively with other schools under a college director. This year the college director was Dr. Matthew Ferrell from St. Cloud State University.
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.