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Caleb Poissant, a senior at Farmington High School, with FHS Choir Directors Megan Dimich and Brian Ohnsorg
FHS Student Performs with the MN All-State Mens' Choir
02/22/2017
Caleb Poissant, a senior at Farmington High School, recently had the honor of performing with the Minnesota All-State Men's Choir at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
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Farmington Students at MN All-State Band Concert
02/21/2017
Two FHS band students recently gave the performance of a lifetime - they performed in Orchestra Hall as members of the Minnesota All-State Band. This is the highest honor bestowed upon high school music students in the state, and Farmington was represented this year by seniors Taylor Julson (flute) and Lucas Toutge (trombone).
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Three Farmington Alumi to Sing with The Concordia Choir in their Hometown
02/17/2017
Just a few short years ago Ali Carlson, Landon Franke, and Kelsey Lindell were making amazing music with the choir at Farmington High School under the direction of conductor Megan Dimich. Now the three are attending Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota – Dimich’s alma mater – and singing in the very same choir that led Dimich to become a high school conductor. Carlson, Frank and Lindell and The Concordia Choir will be taking the stage at 7:00 p.m. Feb. 25th at Farmington High School in the Recital Hall. Concordia’s choir will be sharing that stage with the Farmington High School Concert Choir under the direction of Megan Dimich.
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Farmington’s Science Olympiad Team Qualifies for State Tournament!
02/14/2017
For the first time in school history, Farmington's Science Olympiad Team has qualified for the State Tournament! Special congratulations to Cole Stansbury, who finished 4th in the Electric Vehicle event, and Hailey Karnowski and Morgan Weberg, for finished 3rd in the Write It/Do It event. Other team members include Angelina Lind, Daniel Roegiers, Margaret Spannbauer, and Logan Spano. Best of luck at in the State Tournament!
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One Act Play Cast Takes Second Place at Section Tournament
02/03/2017
Congratulations to the Farmington High School students who competed in the One Act Play 1AA section tournament on Thursday, February 2nd! They advanced to the sections after taking second place in the subsection meet. The students staged and performed Booby Trap. The story is set in the near future while an American soldier sits in a combat zone, trapped by a land mine. As he waits to see what will happen to him, scenes from his past, present, and future unfold around him. The cast was awarded 2nd place in the section tournament.
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Middle School Students Take Part in Future City Competition
01/30/2017
On Saturday, January 21, five teams of students from Boeckman Middle School, Dodge Middle School, and Gateway Academy competed with nearly 50 middle school teams from across Minnesota in the Future City Competition, at Dunwoody College of Technology.
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Sam Buresh (vibraphone) and members of Jazz II earned a Superior Rating at Solo/Ensemble Contest at Lakeville South on Saturday.
FHS Jazz Bands impress at Region Contest: Jazz One receives “Best in Site” award
01/24/2017
On Saturday, January 21, the Farmington High School Jazz Bands took part in the MSHSL Region 1AA Solo/Ensemble Festival at Lakeville High School. All three ensembles received high marks, with Farmington Jazz I taking top honors among all jazz ensembles, known as a “Best in Site” Award.
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Lauren Peterson takes 1st place at a conference meet.
FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETE NAMED GATORADE MINNESOTA GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR
01/23/2017
In its 32nd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company recently announced Lauren Peterson of Farmington High School as its 2016-17 Gatorade Minnesota Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Peterson is the first Gatorade Minnesota Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from Farmington High School."This is a great honor for Lauren and her family, and for our girls cross country program," said Bill Tschida, Farmington High School Athletics Director. We are very proud of Lauren and pleased to see her hard work and accomplishments recognized.
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FHS Concert Choir to Perform with The Concordia Choir
01/16/2017
The recording “Life and Breath: Choral Works by René Clausen” received the GRAMMY for Best Choral Performance recently. Now, Clausen will bring The Concordia Choir from Moorhead, Minn., to perform in Farmington, Minn. at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Farmington High School Recital Hall, 20655 Flagstaff Ave. The concert stage will be shared with the Farmington High School Concert Choir under the direction of Megan Dimich. Tickets are available online at ConcordiaTickets.com, by calling (800) 838-3006 or at the door.
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FHS Band students working with college faculty
01/16/2017
Last Tuesday, members of the Farmington High School Band program were treated to a performance and musical clinic by Dr. Paul Budde, Assistant Professor of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Budde critiqued the bands, performed a tuba solo for the ensembles, and led an hour-long low brass sectional. Budde’s visit was not an anomaly, however…
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FHS Will Host School Resource Officers From Around Dakota County
01/05/2017
Don’t be alarmed! There will be several police cars outside Farmington High School next week when we host the monthly meeting of School Resource Officers from Dakota County on Tuesday, January 10. School Resource Officers play a key role in the safety of our students and we are pleased to welcome them for this professional development opportunity. While the officers are at FHS, Principal Jason Berg will discuss the changing school landscape with them and share some of our district safety practices.
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Gateway Academy Information Night — Jan 17, 2017
01/05/2017
Students, along with their families, who will enter grades 5-8 next year are invited to attend a Gateway Academy Information Night on Tuesday, January 17 at 6 p.m. Click the link for more.
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2017 Kindergarten Round-Up!
01/05/2017
Will your child be starting Kindergarten in the Fall of 2017? Want to learn more about the Farmington Area Public Schools Kindergarten program? Attend a Kindergarten Round-Up session!
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2017 ExCEL Award Winners
12/22/2016
Farmington Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s ExCel Awards for Farmington: Emily Rubins and Tanner Hubbard. The ExCel Award highlights high school juniors that show significant progress towards 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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FHS Holiday Concert 2016
12/05/2016
The Farmington High School Choirs, Wind Ensemble, Jazz I, and special guest, the 5th Grade Honor Choir, will present their annual Holiday Concert on Monday, December 19th. Because of the popularity of this event they will perform the same program twice that evening: once at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. There is no cost for tickets but seating is assigned to ensure that all those in attendance have a seat.
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Dodge Middle School Gives Back!
11/23/2016
Respect, kindness, and responsibility to community are important parts of the learning experience at Farmington Area Public Schools. During the last few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, Tiger Connections classes at Dodge Middle School have been busy working on service projects to build these qualities and give back to the community.
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FHS Bands Give Back to Community
11/21/2016
The Farmington High School Bands recently presented three fall concerts, free performances open to the greater Farmington community. But beyond these concerts, the students in the FHS band program are also giving back to the community in unique and important ways.
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Patriotic Day 2016 Recap
11/17/2016
Missed the 2016 Farmington Patriotic Day celebration? Want to relive the fun? We've got pictures and videos!
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New Kindergarten Classrooms Opened at North Trail Elementary
11/16/2016
Teachers and students moved into new kindergarten classrooms at North Trail Elementary earlier this month. The occasion was marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by teachers, staff, administrators, and School Board members.
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School Highlight: North Trail Elementary Welcomes Award Winning Author
11/14/2016
North Trail Elementary School was privileged to welcome Mike Wohnoutka, an award winning author and illustrator from our very Minnesota, on November 3, 2016. Wohnoutka is the author and illustrator of several children’s picture books including Moo and Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster. He spent the day at North Trail speaking to students and families about the process of writing and illustrating books.
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District 192 Hosts Minnesota Council for Exceptional Children SpEd Camp
11/11/2016
On Saturday, November 5th Farmington Area Public Schools Special Education Department hosted the Minnesota Council for Exceptional Children (MN CEC) SpEd Camp. This was a free professional development opportunity for special education teachers from a variety of school districts to come together and participate in conversations, sharing information and resources.
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Fall Band Concerts take the stage at FHS
11/11/2016
The Farmington High School Bands are in the midst of a busy fall concert series, as was demonstrated by the nearly 2,000 people who attended the recent Band Brunch and Indoor Marching Band show. In its 29th year, the annual brunch and concert raise funds for the band program and its students, including a recent push for new band uniforms. Farmington High School has marched in the same uniforms for 24 years and is nearing their fundraising goal to purchase new uniforms for the coming year. A series of additional performances are upcoming, and the public is encouraged to attend:
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Farmington Teacher of the Year 2016: Heidi Barlage
11/11/2016
Congratulations to Heidi Barlage, a second grade teacher at Farmington Elementary School, on being voted the 2016-17 Farmington Teacher of the Year! We are proud of our dedicated District 192 teachers for the way they support their students and one another.
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2016 School Board Election Results (Unofficial)
11/09/2016
Unofficial Result: Julie Singewald and Jake Cordes have been re-elected and Jacilyn Doyle has been elected to the Farmington Area Public Schools Board of Education. They will be sworn into office in January 2017. Kristin Goodreau has been elected to fill the vacant seat on the School Board and will be sworn into office on November 28th.
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Eight Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
11/09/2016
Congratulations to the eight student-athletes from Farmington High School who signed national letters of intent to play college sports!
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A Letter from the Commissioner
10/31/2016
Please read this message from Education Commissioner Dr. Brenda Cassellius: "Dear Parent or Guardian: Important changes are coming to Minnesota’s education system, and you are invited to share your opinions on the direction it takes.…"
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Patriotic Day 2016
10/19/2016
Please join us for a special tribute to women in the military, featuring patriotic music, speeches, student entertainment, and more! RSVP Today!
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October 2016 Healthy Hero: Rachel Olson
10/15/2016
Congratulations to Rachel Olson, the Physical Education teacher at Riverview Elementary, on being named the Farmington Area Public Schools Healthy Hero for the month of October! Ms. Olson hosts after school running clubs, a basketball club, workouts for parents and workouts for teachers in the gym. “I will make a workout for anyone.… I'm not a healthy hero, I'm just the one who started the ball rolling,” said Ms. Olson.
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Farmington Marching Band competes at State Championships
10/10/2016
The 12th Annual Youth in Music State Marching Band Championships were held October 8th at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The event featured the top marching bands from throughout the state of Minnesota, as well as several bands from Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. A total of 29 bands performed. The Farmington Tiger Marching Band performed their 2016 show, The Rave from the Graves of Vienna, and took 4th place in the Class A competition.
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September 2016 Healthy Hero: ECFE Preschool Teachers
09/30/2016
Congratulations to our Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Preschool Teachers for being named the Farmington Area Public Schools Healthy Heroes for the month of September!
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Farmington Elementary Is Six Time Reward School!
09/16/2016
The Minnesota Department of Education has released its list of 2016-17 Reward Schools and Farmington Elementary is on it for the 6th time! The schools on this list are Minnesota’s highest performing Title I schools. These schools have demonstrated exceptional student outcomes and success in closing achievement gaps. Farmington Elementary is one of only 10 schools to have achieved this designation 6 consecutive times.
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District 192 welcomes more than 45 new teachers
08/31/2016
As we prepare for the 2016-17 school year, Farmington Area Public Schools is happy to welcome more than 45 teachers new to the district. Thanks to the generous support of our community in passing a levy last fall, this group included 12 brand new teaching positions which have helped to lower class sizes at all schools and provide additional learning opportunities.
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The iPad Loan Agreement is now available for the regular 2016-17 school year!
08/30/2016
The 2016-17 iPad Loan Agreement is now available to review in both English and Spanish. If you have not already completed the 2016-17 iPad Loan Agreement and you would like your student to take an iPad home during the school year, please do so as soon as possible.
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FHS Welcomes New Choir Director
08/25/2016
Brian Ohnsorg is in his 18th year as a music educator, during which he has taught vocal music at the secondary and collegiate levels. He holds a degree in Music Education from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota. This is Mr. Ohnsorg’s first year at Farmington High School where he will team with Mrs. Dimich and primarily conduct Men’s Choir and Cantibile.
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Back to School Events
08/19/2016
Are you ready for the first day of school? The new school year begins on Tuesday, September 6. Here's a comprehensive list of back-to-school events happening over the next few weeks throughout the district. Please contact the school directly if you have questions about a specific events. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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2016-17 Class Size Forecast
08/18/2016
Thanks to the generous support of our community in approving the levy last November, class sizes across the district look much improved this year. Class size target numbers have been lowered by one, restoring them to their previous state during the 2014-15 school year. To help meet class size targets, the district has hired an additional 12 full time teachers.
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Bradley Mariska is welcomed as Farmington High School’s newest band director
08/17/2016
Bradley Mariska, Farmington High School’s newest band director, hit the ground running in mid-July and has been working alongside co-director Erin Holmes to ensure the 2016-17 band program gets off to a strong start.
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The Farmington Tiger Marching Band is ready to perform!
08/10/2016
FHS band members will perform Thursday, August 11, at 1 p.m. at the Dakota County Fair. Members of the Farmington Tiger Marching Band recently completed a week-long Band Camp. The band spent the week in intense rehearsals as they began to put together their fall field marching show, Rave from the Graves of Vienna. The 130-member marching band…
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2016-17 District Calendar
08/09/2016
The 2016-17 District Calendar is now available. District residents will have received their free calendar with the August 4th Sun ThisWeek Newspaper. Didn’t see it in the mail? Get your free calendar at any school office or the District Service Center, located at 20655 Flagstaff Ave., Farmington, MN.*
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New Head Boys’ Hockey Coach at Farmington High School
08/08/2016
Lee Goren will join the Tigers as the new Head Boys’ Hockey Coach at Farmington High School (pending approval by the ISD 192 School Board).
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Farmington students continue to test above average
07/28/2016
The results from the 2016 MCA tests are in and Farmington students continue to demonstrate overall achievement above state averages.
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2016-17 Transportation Information
07/19/2016
Information regarding transportation for the 2016-17 school year will be available in late August, but for your planning purposes here is a brief reminder of our transportation policy as adopted by the School Board in 2013:
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A Lions Club grant will help Farmington students with hearing difficulties
06/22/2016
The Farmington Lions Club has provided Farmington Area Public Schools with a grant for $3,639 to purchase a portable Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) hearing screening device to be used during initial referrals for special education or anytime there may be a concern about a child’s hearing.
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