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GWA Service Learning Day
Students at Gateway Academy took the afternoon away from Smart Boards, iPads, textbooks and desktops to help those in need. A few times a year, Gateway Academy students and teachers take part in a Service Learning Day as an opportunity to give back to those around them and learn about what it means to be a community member.
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Healthy Hero: February 2018
This month, we decided to re-honor two of our previous Healthy Heroes because they have continued to show such excellent determination and passion for health and well-being! Rachel Olson from Riverview Elementary and Connie Berg from Dodge Middle School have been nominated this time around by colleagues from their buildings and the Wellness Committee.
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FAEF 2018 Grant Recipients
The Farmington Area Education Foundation’s (FAEF) mission is to support and enhance innovative educational opportunities by fostering community involvement and financial support for students in ISD 192 by awarding grants to schools and programs within the district. The 2018 grants were recently announced and awarded. Five separate funding awards were granted totaling just under $10,000.
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FHS Mental Health Help Kit
Farmington High School counselors have created a Mental Health Help Kit to give students and staff a great resource for information on how to reduce stress, practice mindfulness and start the difficult conversation about mental health.
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MN Author Visits FES
Local Minnesota author and illustrator, David LaRochelle, visited Farmington Elementary School today to speak with all grades about his journey to becoming a published author of 30 books and counting!
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ECSE Receives Teaching Grant
VSA Minnesota, an organization that helps make the arts accessible to Minnesotans with disabilities, has awarded the Farmington Early Childhood Center with an exciting teaching grant! Students enrolled in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and/or Wee Tigers programs have the opportunity to learn from Anna Grudzinski, a Teaching Artist and Music Therapist provided by VSA Minnesota.
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Website Redesign
You may have noticed our websites looking a bit different as we recently launched the redesign of our district pages in order to make them accessible to more parents and students, as well as give them a fresh look and a more user-friendly interface.
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Crew52 Holds Two FHS Seniors!
As Super Bowl LII rolls into Minnesota, the entire nation is preparing for the biggest football game of the year. Among the most prepared are Farmington High School seniors, RJ and Justine Beal, who have volunteered their time to be members of the Super Bowl Host Committee, better known as “Crew 52”.
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Kindness Day
MVES 4th Grade Kindness Day
On January 29th, Meadowview Elementary School participated in the 3rd Annual 4th Grade Kindness Day. This event originally began as a two-hour activity and has since grown into an all-day program. Students learn the importance of treating others with respect and gives them opportunities to practice kindness with their peers.
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January 2018 Healthy Hero!
Congratulations to Kristi Huettl, a GEL Teacher at Meadowview and Farmington Elementary Schools, on being selected as the January 2018 Healthy Hero! Kristi was nominated for her dedication to integrating mindfulness into the classroom as well as her general passion for health, fitness and well-being! She loves to explore all different kinds of yoga and works everyday to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
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5th Grade Career Fair
On Friday, January 19th all Farmington Area Public Schools 5th graders were invited to attend the 8th annual 5th Grade Career Fair hosted by Farmington Elementary School.
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Innovation Space Projects
Innovation Space Projects
Farmington Area Public Schools, ISD 192 is invested in providing flexible and innovative learning spaces that assist all students in achieving success! Learn about what our schools are doing to incorporate innovative learning spaces into their buildings by viewing the layouts below.
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Farmington "Triple A" Award Winners
Farmington Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017-2018 Academics, Arts, and Athletics, or Triple “A”, Award – Isobel Thompson and Tanner Hubbard. This award is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League and AAA and given to high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in all three categories of Academics, Arts and Athletics.
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FHS Band Director Receives Honors
The Tiger Band has become synonymous with Farmington athletic events, pep rallies, parades, and state competitions, bringing the halls of Farmington High School, and the community, to life. FHS Director of Bands, Erin Holmes, with help from Associate Director, Bradley Mariska and former Director Jeff Gottwig, has spent the past 18 years building the Farmington High School band into the 300-student musical art form it is today. Recently, Holmes has received two major honors from state and national music organizations to celebrate her dedication.
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Sarah Hannon and Ethan Partida win 2018 Farmington ExCel Award
Farmington Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s ExCel Awards for Farmington: Sarah Hannon and Ethan Partida. The ExCel Award highlights high school juniors who show significant progress toward graduation and also participate in athletics and/or fine arts programs. Winners are not only viewed as leaders in the school but also in their community.
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Farmington Teachers of the Year!
Congratulations to Jenny Marshall, a math teacher at Dodge Middle School, and Matthew Grove, a social studies teacher at Farmington High School, on being chosen as the Farmington Teachers of the Year! Ms. Marshall and Mr. Grove were voted Teachers of the Year by their fellow District 192 educators. Our district is fortunate enough to have so many exceptional teachers that the vote this year resulted in a tie.
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Healthy Hero: November 2017
Congratulations to Kim Lester, an Administrative Assistant with Community Education, on being named the Farmington Area Public Schools Healthy Hero for the month of November! Kim was nominated by Community Education Communications Generalist Kris Akin because of the exceptional example she is setting for her co-workers and the community. In the past year Kim has implemented a healthy eating plan which incorporates more fruits, veggies, and protein. She is taking in fewer carbohydrates and no tobacco or alcohol. The end result? She’s lost 20 pounds and those around her are noticing.
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FHS Students Sing in Honor Choir
Eight Farmington High School students have been chosen for the 2017-2018 American Choral Directors Association of MN Honor Choir! These students will spend Thursday, February 22, 2018 rehearsing choral music with other 9th and 10th graders from around the state, culminating in a performance at the Minneapolis Convention Center. "We are so proud of them and excited to hear the beautiful music they will make!" said FHS Choir Director Megan Dimich.
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Fall Band Concerts take the stage at FHS
On Monday, November 13, the high school's Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Varsity Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. the Recital Hall. This concert will feature a variety of classic and contemporary pieces, including the “Washington Post” march by John Philip Sousa and a dramatic programmatic piece by Robert W. Smith entitled “The Inferno.” Admission is free. On Tuesday, November 14, the FHS Wind Ensemble will join forces with the eighth grade bands from both Dodge and Boeckman Middle Schools, a unique "bridging" concert that will include a variety of music both contemporary and classic, such as "The Stars and Stripes Forever" march. The bridging concert is at 7 p.m. in the FHS Recital Hall. Admission is free.
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National Letter of Intent Signing Event
National Letter of Intent Signing - November 2017
Congratulations to all the Tiger student-athletes who signed a National Letter of Intent this week. These students have committed to continuing their academic and athletic careers post-high school…
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Solar Panels at Dodge Middle School Come Online This Week!
Farmington Area Public Schools, District 192, has made a commitment to Minnesota’s clean energy future by installing a solar electric system at Dodge Middle School. The solar facility was designed and installed by Sundial Solar Energy, a Minneapolis-based solar energy developer. On Thursday, November 9th, at 9 a.m. Xcel Energy will install the Dodge solar production meter and bi-directional main meter. Xcel will perform what is known as a "witness test" in conjunction with the meter installation. Once these meters are installed the new solar system will be powering the building and feeding excess electricity in to the grid.
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We're Hiring!
It takes a big team to run a school district! We're currently looking to fill substitute positions, part-time positions, and full-time positions. Whether you’re looking to pick up a few hours a week, to jumpstart your career, or to start a new adventure, we’ve got something for you. Have a look at our current job openings and share them with someone who wants to make a differences for students, families, and our whole community.
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District 192 Elementary Schools Participate in Buckets for Hurricane Harvey
Over the past several weeks, District 192 elementary school students have worked to collect donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. On Tuesday, October 24, representatives from each elementary school were able to present a check for $2,669.01 to Pellicci's Hardware to support the Buckets for Hurricane Harvey fundraiser. The student's contribution will purchase more than 100 buckets of cleaning and recovery materials for those affected by the hurricane. Many thanks to all our District 192 elementary schools, their generous families, and the greater community!
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FHS Senior Presents Eagle Scout Project to RVES Multiage
Sam Wallevand, a senior at Farmington High School, recently presented his Eagle Scout project to the multiage classes at Riverview Elementary School. To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, Sam created I Spy Shadow Boxes for the elementary students to use in play and learning. Each box contains dozens of miniature objects centered on a theme such as sea creatures or a summer picnic. The boxes can be used for developing attention to detail, memory, research skills, creative inspiration and many other things. In addition to the I Spy Shadow Boxes, Sam donated leftover materials to the multiage classrooms for future art projects…
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DMS Students Start the Year With Free Books!
Lori Mulhern, a teacher at Dodge Middle School, was very excited to receive free books for all her eighth grade students with her first Scholastic Book Clubs order of the year. “All 80 of my eighth graders received a copy of The Time We Ran Away and Other Short Stories, an original anthology of nine stories created by 11 favorite middle grade authors exclusively for Scholastic Book Club teachers. The anthology actually fit perfectly in our curriculum as we are currently studying short stories. I was particularly excited to begin this year with a free book for everyone. My students were excited too,” said Ms. Mulhern.
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Gateway Academy Still Accepting Students for 2017-18 School Year
Gateway Academy is still accepting students in grades 5-8 for the 2017-2018 school year. Click "Read More" to see a brand new video about the school and find links to enrollment information.
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