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Springfield High School Concert Band pictured during March 20 Spring Concert. Stephen Seaberg is Instrumental Music Instructor and Band Director.
 Since 1985, March has been filled with sound as music in our schools is celebrated around the nation. Sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, the event focuses the nation’s attention on the need for and benefits of quality music education programs. Schools and community groups...
River Valley Speakers
Speech season is coming to an end, and River Valley Speakers will participate in their season’s last invitational at the Southwest Minnesota State University tournament in Marshall Saturday, March 24. The speakers  are training diligently for Subsection competition with their goal to send a good...
River Valley Speakers in Montevideo tournament — front, from left: Julio Martinez, Ross VanDerWal, Isaac Nelson, Meriah Kirschstein and Emily Scheitel.  Middle: Anna Reiner, Isaac Rasset, Kendall Kelly, Brianna Platz and Layla Schwarzrock. Back: Kaylynn Sanderville, Sarah Kottke, Joseph Jensen, John Ombaye and Julieann Reindl.
The majority of the River Valley speech team traveled to Montevideo on Saturday, March 10, for the Thunderhawk tournament.  In creative expression, Isaac Nelson was first place champion with Ross VanDerWal following closely behind in second place.  Meanwhile, in extemporaneous reading, Emily...
Lowell Helget presents scholarship checks to Kylie Hayden and Justina Streich
Lowell Helget, chapter president of the Cottonwood River Gobblers, National Wild Turkey Federation, presented scholarship checks to Kylie Hayden and Justina Streich during the 18th Annual NWTF Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 24.  Kylie and Justina were the 2017 recipients of the NWTF Scholarship and...
Ashley Nystrom and Aliza Griffis.
Aliza Griffis, a fifth-grader at Springfield Elementary School, is spelling champion at Springfield Public School. She is the daughter of the late Jonathon Griffis, and lives with her aunt, Martha Coffland.    Runner-up was Ashley Nystrom, an eighth-grader, daughter of Anthony Nystrom and Rene Lord...
BPA students, from left: Ross VanDerWal, Justin Haugo, Anna Plotz, Devin Johnson, Shane Hoffmann, Andrew Beckman, Tyson Meidl, Madison Neperman and Madisyn Kuehn.  BPA students unavailable for photo include Sierra Roiger, Anna Reiner, Juliann Reindl and Lindsey Kettner.
On January 19, 12 of the 14 members of the Springfield Chapter of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) attended the regional competition at Minnesota West Technical College in Granite Falls.   Placing in the top 10 were:  Justin Haugo, eighth in Fundamental Accounting and eighth in Banking...
Ross VanDerWal, Justin Haugo, Anna Plotz, Devin Johnson, Shane Hoffmann, Andrew Beckman, Tyson Meidl, Madison Neperman and Madisyn Kuehn.  BPA students unavailable for photo include Sierra Roiger, Anna Reiner, Juliann Reindl and Lindsey Kettner.
On Saturday, Feb. 10, the River Valley Speech team traveled to Pipestone for the PAS Arrows tournament.  It was a large tournament with 21 teams present and more than 330 student entries.   The duo team comprised of juniors, Sarah Dunn and Colton Jensen, took second place in duo interpretation. ...
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...
The Music Department of Springfield High School will present their annual Pop Concert Friday evening, May 12. “Musical Adventures” is the theme for this year’s concert with performances by the Springfield High School Concert Choir directed by Julie Prechel, and the Springfield High School Band...
The Students from Springfield Elementary participated in the regional Math Masters Challenge at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall on April 20, 2017.  The students competed individually and as teams on eight sets of mathematical problems in this competition.  Fifth-grader Ellie Tonn...

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