Articles By: Aleen Ratzlaff

USD 410 – Hillsboro School Board gets update on Gemini redesign

USD 410 Board of Education received an update from building administrators and a faculty representative about the Gemini Redesign at its regular meeting Nov. 12. “It’s great to see the positive energy,” said Clint Corby, Hillsboro Middle/High School principal about the teachers’ efforts to incorporate project-based learning, which is part of the emphasis with the redesign. The stated outcomes for […]

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USD 410 Board works through short agenda

USD 410 Board of Education worked their way through a short agenda the regular meeting Oct. 8. Superintendent Max Heinrich reported that 51 students from the district are enrolled in TEEN online courses this fall with 12 students taking more than class. “All of the courses listed are pathway classes,” Heinrichs said. Thirteen USD 410 students are enrolled in TEEN […]

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USD 410 Board hears quarterly reports

USD 410 building administrators delivered their quarterly reports to the Board of Education at its regular meeting Sept. 10. Clint Corby, principal for Hillsboro Middle/High School, told the board about a recent trip to Oakes, N.D., where he and a couple of USD 410 teachers observed redesign aspects that the Oakes school district had implemented as part of North Dakota’s […]

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USD 410 Board talks about drop off locations for students

USD 410 Board of Education was told at its Aug. 13 meeting that a plan is in the works to have designated in-town pick-up/drop-off sites for those students living a distance from USD 410 school buildings. “Our goal is to get students at some area drop-offs to elevate some traffic and get them closer to home,” said Superintendent Max Heinrichs. […]

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Middle schoolers have fun using their talents

Middle schoolers have fun using their talents

These friends, who make up the crew of WMC Productions, are having fun creating short videos that promote positive messages to their Instagram followers. Pictured from left are Makenna Reed, Tanner Plett, Ainsley Duell on the phone, Ella Suderman and Karley Loewen. Aleen Ratzlaff/Free Press What began as helping to spread the word about a library reading contest has evolved […]

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Golden Duo

Hillsboro’s swim team roster listed 85 swimmers ages 5 to 18 who were coached by a mother-daughter duo this summer. Since 2011 Stephanie Moss has been the head coach for the Hillsboro Recreation Commission’s swim program with daughter Kalen as assistant coach for the past five years. This season, which ended the first week in July, was Kalen’s last as […]

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USD 410 – Hillsboro board reviews food service, meal prices

Meal prices and student fees were among the agenda items approved for the 2018-19 school year the USD 410 Board of the July 12 regular meeting. The board approved a 5-cent increase for all meals except adult non-staff and extra milk. “We will need to take a look at food service and what we do going forward,” Superintendent Max Heinrichs […]

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Hillsboro Swim Team receives season awards

Hillsboro Swim Team receives season awards

The Hillsboro swim team received awards for a season well done July 15 at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center. General and specialized awards. Among those honored were these 13- and 14-year-old swimmers, pictured from left: head coach Stephanie Moss, Tylee Miller, Cheyenne Funk, Malorie Hein, Macy Priest, Emersyn Funk, Ainsley Duell and assistant coach Kalen Moss.

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64 AMAZING DEEDS

64 AMAZING DEEDS

In her basement, Lana Hauschel stitches patterns on the quilts using a sewing machine attached to a metal frame. Initially Hauschel planned to finish 86 quilts by her July 4 deadline. But because the machine nicked a pin while she was stitching No. 65, she decided to stop with No. 64. “If timing is off a millisecond, it skips stitches,” […]

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USD 410 Board rejects food service contract

USD 410 Board of Education voted to reject the proposal from Opaa, a food management company, to contract for 2018-19 at the special meeting held June 25. School districts such as Marion-Florence, Centre and Canton-Galva partner with the company for their food service. Superintendent Max Heinrichs made the recommendation following negotiations with Opaa. “The only way to see a savings […]

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