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Viking Newsletter - October 2018

Here's what's happening in October at North Branch Area Public Schools

Viking Newsletter

October 2018

Early Childhood screening

Free screening at age 3!

Early childhood screening is offered monthly by North Branch Area Early Childhood. This free screening is recommended for all three-year-olds and is a requirement for kindergarten. At screening your child's development is reviewed, and hearing and vision tested. By attending screening at age three, you will catch concerns early and the time it takes at the screening appointment will actually be shorter than at age four! Call 651-674-1220 to schedule an appointment today!

School board elections this fall

North Branch Area Public Schools has three four-year seats and one two-year seat up for election this fall. The four candidates for the four-year seats are Kirby Ekstrom, Sarah Grovender, Chris Kester and Kevin Bollman. The two candidates for the two-year seat are Robert Benson and Heather Osagiede. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
weather closings

Winter weather information

Winter bring the possibility of weather-related closings. Supt. Henton shares how the school district will communicate delays and closings here. If you need to update your contact information, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 651-674-1097 or
I Hate Shakespeare

'I Hate Shakespeare' coming soon!

Community Education's dinner theater production of "I Hate Shakespeare" is right around the corner. Showings begin on October 26, and continue the 27th and 28th. See ticket prices and showtimes here. Also, get to know the thespians through the "meet the cast" series at the school district's Facebook page.

 Lattimore and VanDyke

A great month for staff!

What a month for staff! Jennifer VanDyke and Mindy Lattimore both earned the Dan DeWann Friend of the Foundation Award at the Perfect 10 event on Saturday! Softball coach Kathy Crudo was also named Coach of the Year by Breakdown Sports, the crew in Community Education received an "Outstanding Project" award for its Women in Welding initiative, and school board chair Kirby Ekstrom was awarded the "Advocate for Education" award at the SCRED legislative forum.

Cardinal manufacturing

What's new on Facebook?

Staff from NBAPS and the city recently visited the Cardinal Manufacturing program at the Eleva-Strum School District in Wisconsin to learn more about educational manufacturing. Also, Early Childhood parents learn fire safety from the NBFD, the high school held its Respect RetreatPolaris makes a generous donation for students in need, and Treble Choir has a big gig in February! Check out the NBAEF Facebook page for coverage of the Perfect 10 event. SKOL! and thanks to the foundation!
Homecoming parade

In the news

The IC Star has a nice slideshow of the Homecoming parade at the end of September. At the Post Review, Supt. Henton celebrates the security grant received by the school district to construct a secure entrance at Sunrise. The Chisago County Press has many good articles on Viking fall sports.
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