Retired Educators meeting The River Falls Area Retired Educators will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the West Wind Supper Club, 709 N. Main St. This is a social gathering. Anyone interested in education is welcome to attend. For more information, call 715-426-9016 or 715-425-2971.
The UW System Board of Regents will honor the ninth annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards Feb. 3 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically under-represented populations. Each winner will receive $5,000 to support professional development or continue the program being honored.
The Kinnickinnic River and its future have drawn much attention in the city over the past couple of years and prompted the formation of the Kinni Corridor Project committee. As the newly formed committee begins to analyze the river, city project manager Buddy Lucero said the committee is committed to collecting feedback from all citizens. To that end, the city has planned several "Tech Talks," the first of which is set for 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the public library's lower level.
January has been a crazy month, At the River Falls Public Library we’ve already started gearing up for the summer. We’re eagerly looking forward to more amazing collaborations with our awesome community partners and we’re excitedly planning for April’s The Big Read (a.k.a River Falls Reads), and we’re welcoming community-based artists into the gallery for the 2017 Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Exhibition.
"Renewing Our Promise" is the title of the school district Strategic Plan for 2015-20. That title speaks volumes about the clear intent for this district to remain committed to the community expectations for strong education programs; for upholding our promise to be wise stewards of taxpayer dollars; and, most of all, to do right by our kids. The Strategic Plan contains eight broad goal areas — one of which is specifically related to maintaining our facilities. Therefore, I am writing on this topic to provide you with an update.
Parents who want to pick the public school district that their children will attend during the 2017-18 school year can apply to do so from Feb. 6 to April 28. State law allows Wisconsin children to attend public school in a district other than the one in which they live. The completed application must be submitted to the nonresident school district. Early and late applications are not accepted.
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker highlighted Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital's Project SEARCH program and a local graduate in his state-of-the-state address last week. Project SEARCH is a nine-month program designed to provide real-life work experience to help individuals with disabilities gain skills needed to enter the workforce. Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bridge for Community Life, River Falls School District, Ellsworth School District, TMG and ContinuUs.
EAU CLAIRE — Applications are being accepted for three positions on the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Board of Trustees. The open positions include one member who is an elected official and two additional members. Successful candidates will serve three-year terms beginning July 1. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.
From This Perch As a children, my sisters and I were not allowed to use the word "hate." If I came home from school and said something like,"I hate that arithmetic class!", my father would appear and say: "You don't hate it, you dislike it." So then I'd say, weakly, "OK, I dislike that arithmetic class." But it just didn't have the same punch. The word "hate" seems like such a loaded word that it deserves to be in italics, followed by an exclamation mark.