Students and parents were enthusiastic as Farmington High School handed out iPads over three nights, the first step in a process that will eventually put an iPad in the hands of every Farmington student.
Farmington High School has been accepted into the South Suburban Conference beginning in the fall of 2014.
The principals of the 10 South Suburban Conference schools accepted Farmington’s application by a unanimous 10-0 vote Tuesday night. Farmington administrators will make their recommendation to the school board for final approval at a meeting next month.
There’s a vacancy on the Farmington High School administrative team. It’s one that principal Ben Kusch would like to fill soon, but he’s still going to take his time to make sure he finds the right person.
The Farmington School District is taking the next step in a process that will eventually put an iPad in the hands of every district student.
Last week school board members approved a three-year, $533,751 lease agreement that will provide 1,420 of the Apple tablet computers to students at Farmington High School. When the distribution is completed later this year, every student at FHS will have one of the devices.
Farmington superintendent Jay Haugen has been elected the 2012-13 Minnesota Association of School Administrators president-elect in the general election by the MASA members. He will represent MASA on the board of directors for a three year term, as president-elect, president and past president.
Farmington High School junior Sadie LaPlante could be spending her weekend in Chicago, but instead, she’ll be on stage at Boeckman Middle School.
That’s a choice she had to make when she took second place in the Minnesota Business Professionals of America competition in March, and qualified for the national competition.
When Farmington High School needed a director for the spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof, assistant principal Kerry Timmerman knew who to ask.
Timmerman went back to his own high school director, Mark Rud. A resident of Owatonna, Rud now drives up to Farmington for the play practices, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Farmington School Board members had lukewarm reactions to three methods the district could use if it chooses to equip all of its students with iPads, and some raised questions about whether the district was moving too fast.
The Farmington School board approved personnel moves Tuesday that eliminate 22 positions and reduce hours for 36 more district employees.
The approval came as part of the consent agenda at a workshop meeting.
A letter writing project that started last week could lead to the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Students in Cheryl Wason’s German classes wrote letters to students at Farmington High School’s new sister school, Gerschwister Scholl (school) in Bensheim, Germany.
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