School News

St. Raphael Catholic School recently completed it’s annual month-long “Fall Into Socktober” event.  Students, staff, parishioners and community members donated clothing, hats, blankets, coats, snowpants, boots, mittens and gloves.  The items collected were donated to the Springfield Area Food Shelf...
“These kids show outstanding leadership in our school and are tremendous examples of The Tiger Way by being respectful, responsible, and safe,” stated Springfield’s Elementary Principal Jeff Kuehn. “Thanks to all the parents and broader community partners that are raising such great kids!” These...
The second grade classrooms of Mr. Amsden and Ms. Maurer “Gave back” by collecting shopping carts full of food for donation to the Springfield Area Food Shelf.  They donated the food outside Springfield Market on Monday, September 27. In total, they donated 166.4 pounds of food to the food shelf....
Springfield High School kicked off Homecoming week this past Saturday with a coronation and dance. Community members joined the students in the high school auditorium for the coronation. Nick Peterson and Jessica Gould presented the 2021 Homecoming Court as pairs of queen and king candidates walked...
by Jeff Krueger The sixteenth annual Tiger Trek, sponsored by PAWS (Parents Aligned With Schools) to raise funds for enhancements at the Springfield Elementary School, will be held Friday, September 24, 2021.  Students are busy collecting donations and pledges for the event.  $18,572.05 was raised...
With the start of a new school year and sports season, Springfield’s students came out in force last Thursday evening to support the first home volleyball game of the season. The student section cheered on the lady Tigers and, by the looks of it, had a grand time at the match.  Leading his...
New Ulm Medical Center, part of Allina Health, teamed up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz MN (FB4K MN) to give out over 50 bikes to Springfield Elementary School students just before school ended on Tuesday, May 18. This partnership is a fun and different way for Allina Health to support active communities...
Todd Bertram
Todd Bertram has been named the 2021 Teacher of the Year at Springfield Public School.  A member of the faculty for twenty-nine years, he feels honored to be selected for the distinction by his peers.  Todd knew he wanted to be a teacher way back in high school.  It has become an “all in the family...
River Valley Speech team State Participants: Back (l to r): Coach Darcy Hoyt, Russell Beers, Sarah Kottke, KayLynn Sanderville, Coach Brianna Jensen
Front (l to r): Libby Tonn, Kendall Kelly, Kiera Lafferty.
A total of six students from the River Valley speech team participated in the MSHSL Class A State Speech tournament held virtually on Saturday, April 24th.  This year’s participants included senior Libby Tonn in informative speaking, senior Kendall Kelly in poetry, sophomore KayLynn Sanderville in...
River Valley Speech Team
On Saturday, April 17, the River Valley Speech team competed synchronously (live) in the Section 3A Speech tournament. River Valley earned the Section runner-up title out of fifteen teams.  The team from Luverne was Section champions, scoring 43 points to River Valley’s 35 points.  Fifteen River...

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