Braham School Board

The Braham School Board approved a $10,000 donation from East Central Energy to implement Rachel’s Challenge in the schools. Rachel’s Challenge is an anti-bullying organization named after Rachel Joy Scott, one of first victims in the Columbine High School shooting incident in 1999. The board has started organizational meetings, and plans to start with an [...]

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Staff at Braham Area High School will soon have the option of choosing a custom-made smoothie for a snack. The special education transition skills class is opening a smoothie shop for teachers during lunch on Wednesdays, High School Principal Justin Sawyer said during the School Board meeting Feb. 25. The purpose is to develop job [...]

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Steve Eklund was re-elected as chair of the Braham School Board during the organizational meeting held Jan. 7. All of the officers remained the same, with Max Eng re-elected as vice chair, Zane Braund as clerk and Anthony Cuda as treasurer. Angie Flowers, Robert Hughes and Dan Klemz are the other members of the board. [...]

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The Braham Area School Board approved a 3.9 percent increase in the 2013 District 314 property tax levy. The total levied amount is about $1.7 million, with the increase mainly due to health and safety. “A large chunk of that was through our food service,” said Superintendent Greg Winter. “We had a lot of maintenance [...]

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Braham Area High School Principal Justin Sawyer discussed parent-teacher conference attendance during the Nov. 19 school board meeting, and some board members had concerns. In 10th grade, 69 percent of parents attended conferences, while 50 percent of parents attended conferences for eighth graders. Sawyer said eighth graders are the group of students who struggle the [...]

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A Braham Area Elementary School second grade teacher recently had a surprise visit. Representatives from OfficeMax earlier this month stopped by Lori Auers’s classroom to surprise her with $1,000 worth of school supplies as part of their program called A Day Made Better. Braham School Board members congratulated Auers during the board meeting Oct. 15. [...]

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The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released the new school rankings for 2012. Braham Area Secondary School received 60.1 percent for its Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR), up from 35.02 percent in 2011. “We did very well,” High School Principal Justin Sawyer said during the School Board meeting Sept. 17. “If you take every school in [...]

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