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VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (January 25, 2016)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, January 25, 2016, at 7pm, in the high school media center. Highlights of the meeting included:


Skatepark Documentary Screening January 27th at Weitz Center

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Make No Noise ~ The Story of a Skatepark chronicles the 17-year long struggle of skateboarders in Northfield  to secure a permanent place for their sport. Shot in collaboration with members of the Northfield Skateboard Coalition, the film is a testament to young people's resilience and perseverance as well as an examination of the victories and failures of the democratic process in small town America. There will be a Q&A session following the screening with the filmmaker Cecilia Cornejo and members of the Coalition.

The public is invitvited to this exciting event at no charge. The screening will be at 7:00 p.m.in the Cinema at Carleton's Weitz Center, 3rd Street East. 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Special Meeting (January 14, 2016)

The Northfield School Board held a special meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2016, to consider a matter of student discipline. The school board met in closed session for over four hours before returning to open session to vote on the resulting resolution. Due to student data privacy restrictions, no names or specifics of the case were mentioned in the public portion of the meeting.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (January 11, 2016)

The Northfield School Board held its organizational meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016, at 7 pm, in the High School media center. A packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights included the election of school board officers: Julie Pritchard (chair), Ellen Iverson (vice-chair), Noel Stratmoen (clerk), and Rob Hardy (treasurer).


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (December 14, 2015)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, December 14, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. A packet, including the agenda, can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


HCI funds 10 “Investing in Youth” grants this fall to benefit area youth

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This fall, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support 10 projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth, including the first-ever “Roger Jenni Investing in Youth Grant”. All projects are funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grant program.

Funded projects included:


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (November 23, 2015)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. A full packet for the meeting can be found here. The table file is here. Highlights of the meeting included:


City of Northfield Announces Vacancies on City Advisory Boards & Commissions

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Northfield-The City of Northfield is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on several City advisory boards and commissions. At the end of December, the terms of several members of the City’s boards, commissions and committees will expire. Please visit the City of Northfield’s website at http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/Index.aspx?NID=98 for information on all City boards and commissions.

Over 100 citizen members annually provide valuable leadership to the City through their participation on these groups and special study committees. Members participate in advisory, regulatory, governance and oversight activities in a wide variety of fields.


Thoughtexchange: Join the conversation about the future of the Northfield Public Schools

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Northfield Public Schools would like to hear what you think about our schools and to better understand what is important to you, both in our schools and in the District.

Thoughtexchange is an online learning process that allows us to reach out to everyone affected by the decisions made in our District. This process enables us to hear your thoughts and learn about your priorities.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (November 9, 2015)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, November 9, 2015, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. A full packet for the meeting, including an agenda, can be found here. The table file can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


Minute with the Mayor

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Mayor Dana Graham talks about attending the National League of Cities Conference, inviting the community to the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon celebration, and the community’s effort to educate on Alzheimer’s disease in his latest short video.

 

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Minute-with-the-Mayor-13


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (October 26, 2015)

The regular meeting of the Northfield School Board was held on Monday, October 26, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. A complete board meeting packet, including agenda, can be found here. The table file can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


Emergency Response: A Follow-Up from the School Superintendent

Note:The following message was sent to school district families and staff on October 20 as a follow-up to the emergency situation. Read the letter in PDF form here. Lea el mensaje en español

As you are aware, the Northfield Public Schools responded to an emergency situation in southeast Northfield on Tuesday afternoon. The situation was prompted by an individual in his home making threats to inflict harm on others and claiming he had access to firearms. The individual, to our knowledge, never threatened children or our school district in any way.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (October 12, 2015)

The regular meeting of the Northfield School Board was held on Monday, October 12, 2015, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. Highlights of the meeting included:


YMCA Youth in Government Preparing for Model Assembly

Calling all 8th-12 grade students!  The YMCA Youth in Government Model Assembly Program is gearing up for another year of Model Assembly fun.  Deadlines are approaching.  For more information, contact Liz Cooney at Liz@northfieldymca.org or 507-645-0088 and visit our website at http://northfieldymca.org/news/model-assembly-program-areas/


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