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The Bemidji School Board will consider potential reductions and additions in Bemidji School District programs and positions Monday night. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Bemidji High School Media Center. The potential adjustments are among several items on the meeting agenda. The district faces a deficit of about $2 million from overspending last year and projected overspending this year.
At Festival of Nations Saturday, international students from Bemidji State University will offer the Bemidji community a "Passport to the World." Now in its 40th year, the event will showcase the sights, sounds and flavors of cultures around the globe from 3-7 p.m.
With new lead vocalist Michael Tait, the Newsboys will take the stage Saturday night at Bemidji State University. The world-renowned Christian band will perform at the John Glas Fieldhouse as part of the Pulse Spring Campus Tour stop at BSU. The event will start at 7 p.m., with a pre-show beginning at 6:20 p.m. Pulse, a national faith-based organization from Fargo, N.D., is bringing the Pulse Spring Campus Tour to BSU. The Newsboys, currently on its Join the Tribe Tour, will be joined by tour-mates DecemberRadio, Vota and Bread of Stone.
With a message of hope to share, the national faith-based organization Pulse is bringing five Christian bands - including the international headliner Newsboys - to Bemidji. The Pulse Spring Campus Tour, which also includes a speaker and videos, will stop Saturday night at Bemidji State University. Doors at BSU's John Glas Fieldhouse will open at 6 p.m. A pre-show will begin at 6:20 p.m. with performances by Bread of Stone and Vota. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and feature performances by DecemberRadio, Needtobreathe and the Newsboys.
Studying a set of directions over a 2-by-12 board, local high school students Mike Masten and Junior Headbird had 75 minutes to cut a stair stringer. The Cass Lake-Bena High School juniors were competing in the carpenter's challenge at Tech Challenge 2009 Thursday at Bemidji State University. "It's going to be a little difficult," Masten said. Tech Challenge featured student competition, exhibits and demonstrations, as well as tours of the facilities at BSU's Department of Technological Studies and an expo featuring industry and post-secondary education booths. The event drew more than 300
The Bemidji School Board continued this week exploring ways to reduce staff in the Bemidji School District, including alternative programs. The board also discussed methods to increase revenue and reduce expenses related to middle school and high school activities, including sports, fine arts and academic teams. At a special meeting Monday night, the board reviewed several options to reduce the district's budget for next year. The district faces a deficit of about $2 million from overspending last year and projected overspending this year.
The Bemidji School District, faced with anticipated budget shortfalls for the 2009-10 school year, will offer a retirement incentive to teachers to try to reduce teacher layoffs. At a special meeting Monday night, the Bemidji School Board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to offer a $10,000 retirement incentive to eligible teachers.
Through the eyes of their teachers, students in Bemidji will soon experience Nova Scotia and its wildlife. On Saturday, Bemidji teachers Kurt Long Voelkner and Kris VanWilgen-Hammit traveled to the South Shore region of the Canadian province for a two-week Earthwatch expedition called "Mammals of Nova Scotia." Long Voelkner teaches eighth-grade earth science at Bemidji Middle School and VanWilgen-Hammit teaches environmental science and biology at Bemidji High School. They are among 10 teachers selected from across the United States to receive a Wells Fargo Earthwatch fellowship to partici
As the Bemidji School Board plans to make about $2 million in budget adjustments for next year, neither staff nor spending will be exempt from cuts. "We've tried to take a balance approach in looking at this," Superintendent Jim Hess said Wednesday night at a special board meeting.
As the Bemidji State University men's hockey opens play today at the Frozen Four, BSU students near and far will be cheering the Beavers on. From the stands of the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and back in Bemidji, students plan to show their support for the team. "I think it's awesome that they made it," freshman Ryan Dooley said as he ate lunch Tuesday in BSU's student union. "Everyone's pretty excited about it." He said he will likely watch today's game on a big screen in the Beaux Arts Ballroom at BSU's Hobson Memorial Union.