School News

Sons of the American Legion scholarships recipients from L Carter Hillesheim, Jaida Wenisch, Victoria Roiger, Tate Mathiowetz and Caleb Hauger 
and Cole Hayden (not pictured).
The 2022 Annual Awards Day Program at Springfield High School was held Tuesday morning, May 17.  Juniors and Seniors gathered in the auditorium to celebrate classmates achievements of the 2021-22 academic year. Students received awards, cords, certificates and scholarships along with words of...
Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” being performed by the male chorus members.
  The Springfield High School Music Department presented its 73rd Pop Concert Friday evening in the Performing Arts Center at Springfield Public School.  The annual spring event “caps off” the year and displays the musical abilities of the students in the high school choir and band.  The audience...
State Speakers Group
  A total of five students from the River Valley speech team participated in the MSHSL Class A State Speech tournament held at Eastview High School in Apple Valley on Saturday, April 23.  This year’s participants included senior Sydne Wahl in drama, junior Sarah Kottke in prose, junior Joseph...
James Coffland and Carter Hillesheim sign letters of intent
  James (left) is pictured with his dad, Paul Coffland and Carter (right) is pictured with his parents Rob and Becky Hillesheim.  Surrounded by family, James Coffland and Carter Hillesheim each recently signed letters of intent to play basketball at Ridgewater College.
River Valley Speech Team
  On Saturday, February 12, the River Valley speakers competed at the Mankato Loyola Crusader Classic. This tournament was much larger than the previous week as there were around 300 participants from both A and AA schools in Minnesota.  See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield...
  On Tuesday, February 1, the kindergarten classes at Springfield Public School, taught by Brianna Jensen and Jena Veenstra, celebrated their 100th day of school.  One of the goals in kindergarten is for students to learn to recognize, count and write numbers to 100.  They have been working hard to...
  St. Raphael Catholic School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week January 30-February 5 this year.  The 2022 theme is “Catholic Schools:  Faith, Excellence, Service.” Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week has been the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.  Schools...
Springfield Public School 1st Grade
  Springfield Public School first graders, taught by Larissa Surprenant, Andrea Erickson and Tori Amsden, donated money to the Brown County Salvation Army instead of a usual class Christmas gift exchange. This is a wonderful tradition the first graders have done for many years. The classes were...
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...

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