Education

When a group of Milaca 10th-graders look back on their 2013-14 school year, it just might be highlighted by a learning experience that took place thousands of miles from their hometown. In early April, Milaca social studies teacher Colleen Bell took 10 10th-graders to Washington, D.C., for a four-day excursion. The students traded in school [...]

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An opportunity to give back, both to her high school and college, proved to be a rewarding experience for Jennifer Struffert-Abon, a 1999 graduate of Milaca High School. While growing up on a dairy farm near Hillman, she spent an hour on the bus each way, making her way to school in Milaca. That prep [...]

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Milaca third grade teacher Kara Barry wears her Milaca Education Association T-shirt as she scoops eggs onto a tray Saturday, March 22, at the Milaca Community Breakfast. The education association joined forces with the Milaca Area Chamber of Commerce as sponsors of the breakfast this year, providing much needed manpower to the breakfast, which was [...]

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Among the best — that’s where Milaca educator Andrew Nelson stands after being named as one of 33 semifinalists for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. A selection panel of 25 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 128 candidates from throughout the state. That panel will meet again in late [...]

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The Milaca High School Symphonic Band received a Superior Rating, while the Concert Band achieved an Excellent Rating during the Minnesota State High School League Section 5A Large Group Contest on Thursday, March 13, at Rush City High School. According to Band Director Andrew Nelson, his younger Concert Band was “just one point away from [...]

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Milaca Elementary students were treated to dessert after shattering their reading program goal. The students set a goal of 6,000 combined reading hours during their 2014 Reading Rodeo campaign, and crushed that goal by hitting the books for a total of 7,347 hours. Their reward? Ice cream sundaes. But we’re not talking about any sundaes. [...]

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Milaca Elementary School has announced its sixth grade students of the month for the month of February. The students are, left to right, Logan Printy, Austen Marudas, Brynn Mettling and Megan Polinder. Times photo by Jeffrey Hage

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