Elk River High School

• Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will impede Homecoming fund drive for high school scholarships by Jim Boyle Editor College scholarships will be some of the newest victims of the calorie-shaving, sodium-lowering Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the federal legislation that authorizes funding and sets policy for [...]

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• Academic labs and ASAP program will offer students way to keep up with their studies in school by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School administrators and teachers are doubling up efforts to keep students from falling behind in their core classes. They have developed a two-pronged approach to reach students who are struggling with [...]

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Jordan Haack, a student at Elk River High School, has been named one of approximately 16,000 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Haack and these other  academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor District 728 high school activities directors recommended a litany of changes and improvements to their athletics and activities programs at an Aug. 18 work session of the Elk River Area School Board. Their report was the culmination of a 2014 activities study. The list, spread out on a six-page document, includes [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor While lacrosse players kicked, nudged, batted and threw hard rubber balls into nets over the summer on local fields, District 728 high school activities directors were busy scoring a big point for the future of the sport. They brokered a partnership with local lacrosse boosters that will keep the fastest-growing sport [...]

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                by Jim Boyle Editor Activities director Mike Cunningham told members of the Elk River Area School Board the most pressing need for his department is to bolster the district’s underfunded marching band. The district marching band is underfunded, understaffed in terms of paid staff, and under-supported, a [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Ten new members of the Elk River High School Sports Hall of Game have been announced by activities director Mike Cunningham. The group will be introduced at homecoming and honored at a banquet at Elk River Golf Club after the football game. The inductees are as follows.   Lynn Milless [...]

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• Central high school would also see better security by Jim Boyle Editor As part of the $98 million bond referendum being put to District 728 voters this fall, Elk River High School could be expanded to include more gym space and greater security if voters pass the bond issue and its associated operating levy. Elk [...]

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