The school board Monday passed a resolution to refinance just under $9 million in general obligation bonds for a much lower interest rate. The expected savings will go directly to school district taxpayers.
If you want to run for school board in River Falls, the deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. There are two seats up for re-election. Candidacy papers can be picked up and filed at the school district’s central administrative office, 852 E. Division St. Ask for Darlene MacBride.
Sue Rothberger, left, and Carol Stephan, both teachers at the River Falls Public Montessori Elementary School present a workshop, “Differentiated Instruction in Montessori,” to River Falls School District classroom teachers and specialists during the elementary teacher inservice that took place on Dec. 7, at the River Falls Academy.
My family is very important to me, and, like many of you, my wife, Betsy, and I are busily preparing for the upcoming holiday season when all of our children will join us for Christmas Eve and extended stays of varying lengths.
Tom Westerhaus, School Superintendent
, December 16, 2009
In the 1990s the school district honored DeWayne Meyer’s many years of distinguished service as a teacher and principal by naming the middle school after him. Last week Meyer was given plaques commemorating his nearly three decades of service to the city as chairman of the Police/Fire and Ambulance commissions.
Every year just prior to the end of the year, Journal staff asks school district students in third grade a holiday-related question. The youngsters always reveal most interesting or inventive answers and submit them for publication. This year, students were asked: Pick someone who lives in River Falls and is not related to you, to whom you’d like to give a holiday gift. Who would you pick? What would you give that person, and why?
Here are some of the responses from part of Teacher Pam Friede’s class at Greenwood Elementary School. Look for more responses in upcoming issues of the print edition of the Journal and online.
A 34-year-old River Falls woman has been charged by the Pierce County district attorney with first degree sexual assault of a child. The woman was a special education aide with the school district’s alternative charter Harbor school program. The alleged victim was, at the time of the incident, a 12-year-old 7th grade male student.
If you’re a parent of a River Falls School District student, you should get a test call to your home or cell phone at 9 a.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 16. It’s part of the new AlertNow emergency message system put in place by the district.
School closing from heavy, blowing snow. A bus crash. A school lockdown for an intruder. When emergencies like these occur, parents worried about their children want the facts right away. The River Falls School District’s answer: AlertNow
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