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June 3, 2016
Students look for help gearing up and getting outside
The Farmington High School outdoors club held its second annual major outing last month, and while participation was up over last year’s trip...
June 3, 2016 - 5:59am
May 19, 2016
For students, an oasis in the desert of addiction
The way it used to be, a student dealing with addiction in Farmington might go through treatment, then come back to school as if nothing had happened. Maybe the treatment would stick, but just as likely the student might fall back in with old friends, rediscover old patterns. They’d...
May 19, 2016 - 5:59am
May 13, 2016
County grant will help keep students healthy
Students at Boeckman Middle School and Gateway Academy will have a better idea what their heart does while they exercise thanks to a $19,000 grant from the Dakota County Public Health Department. Among other projects, the grant, which comes from state health-improvement plan money,...
May 13, 2016 - 5:59am
May 12, 2016
Students can now keep school iPads for the summer
When the Farmington School District introduced iPads into the classroom four years ago, the idea was to make it easier for students to expand their learning opportunities beyond the walls of their school building. Starting this summer, they hope the tablets will allow students to...
May 12, 2016 - 5:59am
A magical night
Students from Farmington High School attended the annual prom grand march Saturday afternoon at the school in advance of Saturday night's prom...
May 12, 2016 - 5:59am
April 29, 2016
Your weekend: Celebrate the earth and eat roast beef
Farmington will celebrate Earth and Arbor Days Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church will serve you roast beef, and you can enjoy the music of Johnny Cash. How's that for a weekend?
April 29, 2016 - 9:32am
April 15, 2016
Farmington students explore the world
While most Farmington students left the classroom behind when spring break kicked off late last month, a group of about 100 students and teachers...
April 15, 2016 - 5:59am
March 25, 2016
Kindness is the lesson at North Trail Elementary
Sprawled on the carpet at Lord of Life Lutheran Church last Thursday, North Trail Elementary School fourth graders talked about the challenges...
March 25, 2016 - 10:51am
March 20, 2016
Letter: Keep class size out of teacher contract
The ISD 192 board of education (Farmington Area Public Schools) has in recent months been hearing comments from teachers regarding contract negotiations. I’ve listened to many of them. I feel compelled to speak out as taxpayer/constituent. I want to be clear that I support our outstanding...
March 20, 2016 - 6:14am
March 18, 2016
FHS robotics team is headed to nationals
For the first time in its eight-year history, the FHS robotics team is going to nationals. From March 2-5, the students competed with and against...
March 18, 2016 - 6:14am
February 28, 2016
Guest column: Wetzel had an impact on the field and in the classroom
I first met Earl Wetzel — just “Coach” to me at the time — as an eighth-grade football player at the old Farmington Middle School West. After a successful career as the varsity football coach for the Tigers, no one would’ve questioned him for hanging up his whistle. Instead,...
February 28, 2016 - 6:14am
February 18, 2016
Mediation goes overtime for teacher deal
Negotiators from the Farmington School District and the Farmington Education Association worked through most of the day Friday and into the early...
February 18, 2016 - 6:14am
January 14, 2016
Teacher contract will go to mediation
Frustration over prolonged contract negotiations has started to spill over into the audience at school board meetings. When the Farmington School...
January 14, 2016 - 6:14am
Letter: Thanks for supporting Farmington kids
To the editor, We would like to thank the voters of the Farmington School District for approving the school funding referendums at the polls on Nov. 3. Many of you put up our signs, shared our Facebook posts, talked to your neighbors and encouraged one another to vote. We are grateful...
November 14, 2015 - 6:14am
November 12, 2015
Board members praise superintendent in review
Farmington School Board members praised superintendent Jay Haugen Monday for keeping a focus on student needs while creating a culture where teachers and others feel free to try new things. Board members gave Haugen his annual performance evaluation in a special closed meeting prior...
November 12, 2015 - 6:14am