Category: Schools

7 new teachers at Peabody-Burns, 13 at Canton-Galva
7 new teachers at Peabody-Burns, 13 at Canton-Galva

7 new teachers at Peabody-Burns, 13 at Canton-Galva

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For the 2007-08 school year, the Peabody-Burns school district has seven new teachers and the Canton-Galva district has 13.

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Jordan hired as director of alumni relations at Tabor

Tabor College graduate Jeremy Jordan has been hired to serve as director of alumni relations at Tabor College.

Jordan graduated from Tabor College in 2005 with a degree in business administration with a marketing concentration.

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Overstake takes Tabor position

Former Hillsboro Star-Jour?nal editor Grant Overstake has been hired as director of communications at Tabor College.

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School year begins with four new teachers at USD 410
School year begins with four new teachers at USD 410

School year begins with four new teachers at USD 410

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Clockwise from top left: Herbel, C. Haslett, J Haslett, Lundberg. Click? image to enlarge

Two of the four new teachers coming to Unified School District 410 this fall are not strangers to the Hillsboro community.

Chris Herbel, who lives in rural Lehigh, comes as a first-year teacher through the Marion County Special Educa?tion Cooperative. She will be the primary provider for a total of 18 students in the third and fourth grades who have an individualized education plan.

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Marion?s new elementary school principal ready to go
Marion?s new elementary school principal ready to go

Marion?s new elementary school principal ready to go

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Principal Rod Garman comes to Marion Elementary School with a desire to, ?Simply be the best.?. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press<p>

Rod Garman, Marion Elementary School?s new principal, knows that a well-rounded education makes a person well-rounded. And there?s something to be said for being a well-rounded person.

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Closure of Minnesota church leads to $500,000 gift for Tabor

The New Hope (Minn.) Menno?nite Brethren Church no longer gathers for Sunday worship. But before closing its doors in June, the congregation ensured the church?s historic legacy by giving away the proceeds from the sale of its property?including $500,000 to endow a ?Legacy of Hope Fund? at Tabor College.

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Rookie principal comes to his post with solid experience
Rookie principal comes to his post with solid experience

Rookie principal comes to his post with solid experience

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Tim Robertson comes to the position of junior high and senior high principal at Peabody Burns with 20 years experience as a classroom teacher and 15 years as state director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Click image to enlarge

Just because Tim Robertson?s career path to his first principalship as the lead educator at Peabody-Burns middle school and high school has been unconventional, don?t think it hasn?t prepared him well for the job.

?I had a superintendent tell me I?m a nontraditional first-year principal because most of them are a lot younger than I am,? said Robertson, who is in his mid-50s.

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Clark achieves Eagle Scout, fourth one within a year
Clark achieves Eagle Scout, fourth one within a year

Clark achieves Eagle Scout, fourth one within a year

JimClark.jpg Click image to enlarge Jim Clark, Durham, was made an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America during the ?Court of Honor? ceremony Saturday, July 21 at the Durham Community Center. For his Eagle project, Clark built two park benches, rebuilt and repainted all the playground equipment and replanted grass at Durham?s city park. The son of Lee […]

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New MHS principal says you get back what you give to others
New MHS principal says you get back what you give to others

New MHS principal says you get back what you give to others

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Along with more than two decades of experience as an administrator and educator, Jim Piper is bringing his approach to wholeness in education to the principal?s office at Marion High School.

In his time as a teacher at high schools ranging from the Class 4A campus at Louisburg to the 1A setup at Hartford, Piper has picked up two important lessons that demarcate similarities and differences between communities large and small.

?In my experience, I?ve kind of found out that people are somewhat the same everywhere,? Piper said.

?If you treat people with respect, and if you?re always honest with them, and you try to be fair, you get that back from both the kids and the staff,? he added.

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New Goessel principal at home in small-town environment
New Goessel principal at home in small-town environment

New Goessel principal at home in small-town environment

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Mark Grout. Click image to enlarge

This fall at Goessel Junior-Senior High School, Marc Grout is entering his 10th year as a professional educator and first as a head principal.

?I think the Goessel job is unique for several reasons, one of which is that it?s a small school in a small community,? Grout said. ?That fits with my background, because I grew up in Mankato, Kan., which is a town of similar size. And I taught for eight years at Centre, so I?m used to the small-town aspect.?

Beyond demographic distinctions, Grout pointed to the school?s location near the top of Kansas academics.

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