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BEMIDJI -- How long is too long between graduation and the end of the school year? The Bemidji School Board faces this question as it mulls the best option for...
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji School Board on Monday is set to consider a calendar for the 2015-16 school year that just may make everyone happy. Two years ago, in planning for 2013-14, the district first introduced the idea of early release dates to facilitate professional development. Last winter, in discussing what became the current year's calendar, the School Board supported a plan that did not include a spring break, thus bucking a long-held trend of every-other year spring breaks. Then, this year, a new conflict arose as it became clear that graduation, scheduled this year a week earlier th
Editor’s note: Typically, Valentine’s Day is celebrated between couples, perhaps even families or close friends. But this year, the Pioneer opted to expand the traditional focus of the day, asking...
BEMIDJI -- The science fair project that Damaris Berg chose to undertake set out to answer a question: Is Mom right? "My mom is always yelling at us for not turning the lights off so I wanted to see if it was really costing that much," she said. So, was Mom right? "Yes," Damaris said, sheepishly laughing.
BEMIDJI -- Oak Hills Christian College has been selected as a finalist in the Stanley Security Together for Safer Schools grant program. At stake is $100,000 in Stanley Security-installed products and services to help secure students and facilities within the campus. The contest requires schools to rally for votes online via the designated Stanley Security voting site, through text message and Twitter. Supporters can vote all three ways daily through Feb.
BEMIDJI -- Ten local high-schoolers just this week began working toward becoming certified nursing assistants. That newly resurrected program came on the heels of a celebration that recognized eight other high-school students who earned a total of 15 certificates in mechatronics. This is the future of Bemidji High School, according to Bemidji Area Schools officials who unveiled a plan on Monday for Bemidji Lumberjack Academy, a program that not only will prepare local students for careers after high school but will also work directly with higher-learning institutions and local employers to e
ST. CLOUD -- A robotics team from Heartland Christian Academy in Bemidji finished in the top 10 teams that competed at a state-level robotics tournament held over the weekend in St. Cloud. The "Heartland Christian" team made it as far as the semifinals in the championship round of the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota State VEX Robotics Tournament. That team was among 24 that qualified for the championship rounds of the tournament, held at the River's Edge Convention Center. Two teams from Bemidji Middle School also competed in the state tournament.
BEMIDJI -- In the end, Courtney "Guns" Gunsalus had a million-watt smile to match her million-watt voice. The 24-year-old Bemidji singer earned a "golden ticket" in Wednesday's episode of "American Idol" as the three judges -- Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.
BEMIDJI -- In the end, Courtney “Guns” Gunsalus had a million-watt smile to match her million-watt voice. The 24-year-old Bemidji singer earned a “golden ticket” in Wednesday’s episode of “American...
BEMIDJI -- On Tuesday mornings, the voice of John Gonzalez sounds throughout the halls and classrooms at Horace May Elementary as he introduces the Ojibwe language and culture to the students and staff at the school. "Today's date in Ojibwe is Tuesday, Niizho-giizhigad noongom; January, Gichi-Manidoo-Giiziz; 20th, Niishtanagonagizi," he said, speaking into a microphone. Gonzalez, an associate professor of psychology at BSU, comes into the school once a week to assist with the morning announcements, acting as a guest DJ.