The Bemidji School Board will consider on Monday the first reading of a resolution that would establish a target unreserved fund balance for the school district's general fund. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Bemidji High School Media Center.
Many Minnesota teachers are meeting this week in Bemidji to explore ways to strengthen their knowledge of Ojibwe history and culture, as well as develop methods to teach about these topics in compelling, accurate and authentic ways. The Minnesota Humanities Commission is hosting the two-day Ojibwe History and Culture Teacher Institute Seminar on the Bemidji State University campus. The professional development seminar ends today. From the elementary school level to the university level, 45 teachers from throughout Minnesota are attending the seminar.
Being legally blind hasn't stopped 15-year-old Lauren Skarloken from doing her favorite thing - playing sports. And for five days this week, the Deerwood, Minn., teenager is playing a variety of sports with other blind and visually impaired youth at the fourth annual Northern Plains Visions of Sport Camp in Bemidji. The weeklong camp on the Bemidji State University campus will end with an awards ceremony Saturday. This year, two dozen youth ages 10-18 have traveled from throughout Minnesota to attend the camp.
From mentors to internship opportunities to guest speakers in the classroom, the Bemidji School District is seeking partners from the community to strengthen its Project Lead The Way pre-engineering program. On Tuesday, administrators, teachers and students met with area business, industry and higher education representatives at Bemidji High School to explain PLTW and share ways that they could partner with the school district in the program. "It's an opportunity for you to see some of the things we've done in the past year with Project Lead The Way," BHS Principal Richard Anderson added. P
The Bemidji School Board and Doug Henry, assistant principal of Lumberjack High School and Riverside School, agreed Tuesday afternoon to move a grievance issue regarding Henry to the Bemidji School District's Level IV grievance procedure, which includes an arbitrator. According to Superintendent Jim Hess, the arbitrator's decision is binding and will be rendered within 30 days after the closure of the hearing. On March 1, the school district received a complaint regarding Henry.
For Bud Woodard, collecting classic cars is more than a hobby. It's a way for him to share with others his passion for automobiles from days past. "I've always admired the transition between the horse-and-buggy days and the days of the modern automotive," Woodard said. And with his vast collection and the Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club's upcoming 23rd annual Car Show, the Bemidji man will have much to share. On Sunday, Woodward will showcase his black-and-red 1958 Edsel at the car show. Rain or shine, the show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bemidji High School.
CASS LAKE -- From tribes across the Western Hemisphere, hundreds of people are gathering at the Veterans Memorial Powwow Grounds here to join forces in the indigenous environmental movement. The 14th Indigenous Environmental Network Protecting Mother Earth Conference began Thursday and closes 2:30 p.m.
While growing up in Ponemah, Dalton Walker enjoyed flipping through the pages of magazines and later grew interested in reading newspapers, including the Star Tribune. Now this summer, Walker, 23, is finding his byline among the pages of the Twin Cities newspaper giant. As an intern reporter on the Star Tribune's state team, he is writing articles that primarily focus on news happening outside the metro area. Walker is one of a dozen interns working at the newspaper for the summer. "I'm just in awe of this place and the atmosphere," Walker said in a telephone interview Friday.
Whether getting a jump start on a medical career or taking curling lessons, students at Bemidji High School have a variety of elective courses to choose from each school year. At BHS, students select their core and elective courses from the high school's list of approximately 200 courses. Principal Richard Anderson said the electives curriculum is driven by student demand. "Whichever courses the students really sign up for, those are the ones that we offer," Anderson said. "And from year to year, that varies.
Nine months after Northwest Technical College broke ground on its Center for Allied Health, learners began meeting for classes in the new addition. The new center, which began holding summer session classes in late May, is among the several updates NTC has been working on this year. "We're having a major facelift," said Provost Charles Giammona, adding that NTC is being transformed both physically and academically for success in the 21st century. He said the approximately $3 million Center for Allied Health is the first major construction at NTC in 40 years.