School News

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...
Whether playing piano or playing a wind or percussion instrument, music can be a very rewarding experience for anyone.  The practice time put in coupled with the rehearsal and performance time for the ensemble or band usually pay off for each participant.  At the college level, being part of a...
River Valley Speech Team (l to r): Sarah Kottke, Joseph Jensen, Kiera Lafferty, Jace Rosenau, KayLynn Sanderville, Sydne Wahl, Aubree Paplow, Libby Tonn.
This week the speech team had planned to compete virtually in the Luverne tournament.  After realizing this tournament was going to be asynchronous (pre-recorded), the team made a quick switch over to the STMA (St. Michael-Albertville) tournament so they could compete synchronously (live).  This...
The sixth grade class  paused for a photo during their last Catholic Schools Week at St. Raphael during their sledding activity. (From left) Leo Hovland, Olivia Milbrath, Jada Reese, Zoie Riederer, Addision Lang, Kameron Bigelow.
Catholic Schools Week 2021 (January 31-February 6) at St. Raphael School was a memory making week! Students had many dress up days, a service project, and various fun activities to celebrate our school! Some of the highlights include a petting zoo, a scavenger hunt, s’mores and hot chocolate with...
Springfield Public School's fifth grade class, taught by Kari Smith and Brandon Wilhelmi,  worked together to show compassion and generosity for others this holiday season by donating to the local Coats for Kids program.

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