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Q Comp a ‘new wrinkle’ in the system PDF Print E-mail

gaylevanvoorenOUT & ABOUT

By Gayle VanVooren, Mascot Editor

The Minneota faculty have been approved to begin a ‘new wrinkle’ in their curriculum with the addition of Q Comp, or Quality Compenstation, in their everyday work schedules.
This is additional salary that can be earned while they are teaching at our district over and above what their pay schedule is. It is a vigorous attempt to ensure that our students are learning at the highest rate possible, while our teachers are rewarded for it.

The battle rages on and on PDF Print E-mail

byron higgin-newtifFROM MY FRONT WINDOW

By Byron Higgin

I had the misfortune to say, “I’ve never seen as much rain as we’ve seen this year.”
All of a sudden the opinions on that subject ranged from, “In 1993,” or even back into the 1950’s and the 1940’s.
Fact is, we got a whole lot of rain in these parts.
The next area of concern will be, “Can we get the crops out of the field.”
And ... “Will we lose some of the harvest because the corn and beans will rot in the extra moisture and the muck?”
No doubt, we’re going to need some super drying weather to get this great harvest out of the field.

"Jobs" money coming to Minneota school PDF Print E-mail

Superintendent's Report

By Supt. Dan Deitte

Minneota School District

Recently, the United States Congress and the President passed and signed a Jobs Bill, giving money to Minnesota and ultimately a sum of money to the Minneota Public School District.  The estimated amount provided to our District is $99,600.
While getting new funding is great, there are numerous, restrictive strings attached. This money is meant for very strict purposes, and is ONE TIME MONEY.  
The money can only be spent for creating jobs, retaining jobs, or bringing back jobs that may have been eliminated.

A special gift given — thanks to Chris Meidt PDF Print E-mail

jake schmidtJake Schmidt (17) talked things over with a teammate during the Bemidji State vs. SMSU Mustang game Saturday night.


By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

He was speaking to young college students at SMSU last week as part of  Fellowship of Christian Athletes and in the process he talked about how we should give “gifts” to other people.
Instead of expecting to receive, we should give “gifts.”
Meidt, a former Minneota student and quarterback and also former NFL coach is an excellent speaker.

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