School News

School bells seem like a long way off but United Way of Brown County is already working to help families get their kids’ backpacks filled for school.  It takes a lot of money to fill a backpack and United Way knows that some families struggle to get this done. Letters were sent out to almost 600...
Pictured at the campground are FFA Advisor Sarah Lee, Noah Richert, Jerry Majors and Elizabeth Klabunde.
Three Springfield FFA members and FFA Advisor Sarah Lee took advantage of an opportunity to attend the Experience Alaska Agriculture Camp hosted by Silent Springs FFA in Alaska, with the help of other Alaskan FFA chapters, June 3-10. The Alaskan adventure took place in boats, rafts, on trails, and...
Front, from left: Makayla Parker, Makenna Winkelmann, Arynzi Rabb, Kate Vogel, Brianna Platz and Cheyanne Hammerschmidt. Back: Tyson Meidl, Tanner Vogel, Ross VanDerWal, Makayla Michel, Sierra Roiger and Kory Schenk.
 Fourteen students chose to enroll in the Work-Based Learning (WBL) class at Springfield High School during the 2017-18 academic year. With the help of their teacher, Sarah Lee, each of these students was placed at a job location around town. They all had the opportunity to do some job shadowing...
Excellent Solos
Springfield High School Band and High School Choir participated in the region-state Solo and Ensemble Music Contest at Redwood Valley High School on Saturday, May 5.   See complete story in this week's edition of the Springfield Advance-Press.
Julie Hoek is retiring after teaching 33 years in Springfield Public Schools.
 “It’s a bittersweet moment,” Julie Hoek said as she prepared to leave her kindergarten classroom at Springfield Public School Friday.  Mrs. Hoek is retiring from teaching after 33 years in Springfield Public Schools. “Retiring is the choice I needed to make,” she said.  “I need some family time...
Springfield High School will conduct its 2018 commencement Friday evening, May 18, starting at 7:00 in the school gymnasium. Forty-nine graduates will walk through the school corridors one last time as students, march into the gymnasium to the music of Pomp and Circumstance to receive their...
Kiera Lafferty with her teachers, 
Troy and Darcy Hoyt.
Kiera Lafferty, a sixth-grader at Springfield Public School, daughter of Erin and John Lafferty, won third place in the Creative Writing Contest sponsored by Southwest West Central Service Cooperative and Southwest Minnesota State University. Kiera received her award during the 14th annual awards...
The annual speech and drama awards program will be held on Sunday, May 13, at 4:00 p.m. in the performing arts center of the school.  This year’s play directors and speech coaches will recognize all students who participated in the fall play, speech, one act play, and/or the spring play.  Seniors...
 There are many sports, social and recreation opportunities and enriching programs available in the community for children through the Summer Recreation Program offered by Springfield Public Schools and Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. Visit Springfield Public Schools website and under the...
5th grade –  Dominick Sorenson, Talan Hall, Emmie McCone, Hannah Nystrom and Jaden Walter.  Back: Brady Anderson, Matthew Groebner, Jace Gordon, Kade Nachreiner and Keagan Streich. 6th grade —Mogen Winkelmann, Jack Scheitel, Danny Rogotzke, Easton Johnson, JaKob Nachreiner and Easton Jensen.  Back: Jalivia Richert, Bryn Gordon, Kiera Lafferty and Gabby Anderson.
Springfield Public Elementary School had four teams participate in the regional Math Masters Challenge at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall on Thursday, April 19.   Members of the fifth-grade Tigers 1 team were Jaden Walters, Keagan Streich, Emmie McCone, Jace Gordon and Hannah...

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