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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.  
Educators pictured at the refreshment table are Luke Amsden, Beth Weingart,  Deanna Forry and Todd Bertram, and Auxiliary Past Presidents doing the serving are Arliss Petersen, Cindy Schnobrich, Cheryl Haala and Dalores Stern.
Annually, during American Education Week, the Past Presidents of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 257 entertain administrators, faculty and staff of Springfield Public and St. Raphael  Schools at a social hour when they serve cake and coffee to show appreciation for their role in building strong...
The cast for Springfield High School Fall Play  —  kneeling and seated from left:  Jace Rosenau,  Julio Martinez,  Kaleb Wenisch, Julieann Reindl, Kaylynn Sanderville, Kiera Lafferty, John Ombaye and Kieren Lafferty. Back: Noah Riederer, Libby Tonn, Colton Jensen, Grace Pingeon, Sydne Wahl, Anna Reiner and Ethan Louwagie.  The play is directed by Gabby Cohrs Rohlik; assisted by Elizabeth Wellmann and Cheryl Neidt.
“It was September and there was a town.” The year is 1916 in Erwin, Tennessee. Erwin is known for two things; its railroad and its people. Not every town has a railroad, and the fact that Erwin does sets it apart from the other small towns in Tennessee. Having a railroad means that people can come...
Firemen Joel Pingeon, Victor Thatcher and Dale Knutson showed the children around the fire station, fire trucks, their equipmet and had a good discussion with the preschoolers about fire safety.
The Tiger Cubs Preschool classes at Springfield Public School (children 4 and 5-year olds) recently visited the Springfield Fire Station while learning about fire safety during Fire Prevention Month.   See more pictures on page 9 of this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press. */
Dad visits with Heidi McCone in filing health history for Harley, 4, daughter of T.J. and Kari Smith.
Early Childhood Screening (ECS) provides an opportunity for parents to learn more about their child.  Parents and children participate in screening components that include a vision and hearing check, growth screening, immunization review, developmental progress using a standardized tool, family...

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