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River Valley Speech team
The River Valley Speech team participated in the Tracy Junior High Tournament Tuesday, February 19.  They ended up taking third place as a team.   The River Valley Speech Team defeated the odds on Feb. 23, while attending the Adrian Speech Tournament during a blizzard!   Although the snow was a...
Doug Cook enjoys driving school bus
To recognize the bus drivers who work to safely transport more than 760,000 students to school each day across Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz proclaimed Wednesday, Feb. 27, School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in the state. The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association and the Minnesota Association of...
River Valley Speakers with their team trophy earned for champion of small schools at the large River Valley Invitational Tournament.
On Saturday, February 16, the Springfield Speech team competed in the Redwood Valley Invitational Tournament.  It was large, three round tournament with 250 speech entries and 18 schools competing. As a team, River Valley Speakers were small school champions and out of all the schools competing, we...
River Valley Speech Team at Worthington Trojan Tournament — front, from left: Jack Scheitel, Mogen Winkelmann, KayLynn Sanderville, Bryn Gordon, Ellie Tonn and Kiera Laffert.y Back: Elijah Kirschstein, Grace Pingeon, Meriah Kirschstein, Libby Tonn, Layla Schwarzrock and Jace Rosenau.
The River Valley Speech team started their tournament season with a group attending Saturday’s Worthington Trojan tournament. Tonn tied for first place in Informative Speaking. Grace Pingeon placed second in Drama. Elijah Kirschstein placed third in Original Oratory. Meriah Kirschstein placed...
Springfield Board of Education — seated, from left: Chairman Jeff Kretsch, Treasurer Megan Quesenberry, Clerk Mandy Rasset and Superintendent Keith Kottke.  Back: Eric Schwarzrock, Ramsey Beyer, Mike Vogel and Justin Roiger.
The Springfield Board of Education, during their January 14 meeting, voted unanimously to make application to the Minnesota Department of Education to continue the flexible learning year on its academic calendar. The flexible learning year (FLY) concept was established by the Minnesota Department...
Springfield FFA members who received Blue Jackets — front, from left:Haley Runck, Caleb Hauger, Lilly McCone, and Zackary Hensch. Back: Danny Bryer, Jayce Wright, James Coffland, Preston Moen, Connor Scholten, Logan Richert
The Minnesota FFA Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of the official FFA jacket to 10 members of the Springfield FFA Chapter.  Haley Runck, Caleb Hauger, Lilly McCone, Zack Hensch, Danny Bryer, Jayce Wright, James Coffland, Preston Moen, Connor Scholten, and Logan Richert were...
Springfield FFA members traveled to Pipestone on Dec. 18 when they participated in the regional Milk Quality and Parliamentary Procedure competitions. Both teams qualified for state competition that will take place in April.  In the Milk Quality competition, team members have to identify cheeses,...
Springfield Public School Vocal Music Department will present their annual Winter Choir Concert Thursday, Dec. 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the performing arts auditorium. All choir students in grades 7-12 — the Junior High Choir, Senior High Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers — will participate...
Springfield MugWumps — from left: Brownyn Sorenenson, Mogen Winklemann, Keagan Streich, Jack Scheitel, Diederick Sorenson and Kiera Lafferty.
Springfield Public School’s First Lego League theme this year is “Into Orbit.”   Their challenge is to identify how long duration spaceflight affects the physical, social, or mental health of astronauts. They have identified mental health of the astronauts as the problem to address.  Their solution...
Pictured front, from left: Brett Jensen, Isabella Groebner, Sylvia Hovland, Conner Schmitt, Delayna Johnson and Emma Wenisch. Back: Amelia Kieper, Bryson Vogel, Xander Bigelow, Zoey Swing, Kyla Peichel and Molly Jacobs.
Second-graders in Allison Nachreiner’s classroom at St. Raphael School enjoyed learning about the First Thanksgiving as they performed a play for parents and family members on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Afterwards they all enjoyed cookies and juice.  

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