Kimball Elementary has been named a Reward School for being among the top 15 percent of Title I schools in the state based on high performance on the MMR (Multiple Measurements Rating). The reward for this achievement is public recognition.
Eden Valley Elementary School has been named eligible to be a Celebration School for being in the 15 to 40 percent performers of Title I
schools in the state, again based on MMR. An application must be submitted to the state, and those selected will be announced in January. About 10 percent of applicants will receive the recognition as Celebration Schools.
“Title I” schools accept financial assistance based on high numbers of students from low-income families.
MMR is a new system of measuring school performance, now that Minnesota schools are waived from “No Child Left Behind” requirements.
The Kimball area chapter of Dollars for Scholars is struggling with both IRS changes and with declining interest from the community and parents. They are down to eight active members, with three about to step down. Call Maureen Dingmann at (320) 398-2539 if you have any ideas for DFS or are willing to help.
Sport: 8th-grade volleyball, 8th grade girls' basketball, 8th-grade boys' basketball.
My family: Wife Mandy, and daughters Lydia (3) and Bella (3 mos.).
My high school: Melrose Area High School.
My college (and degree): Southwest Minnesota State University, B.S. in Elementary Ed.
My sports achievements: Varsity baseball, football, and track in Melrose.
Other life achievements: I was married in May 2006, and bought a farm in August 2008.
College World Civilization (11), and College U.S. History (12).
I grew up in: Rochester, Minn.
My high school: Rochester John Marshall.
College: University of Minnesota, B.S.p; St. Cloud Stte University, M.A.
My academic achievements: National Honor Society, B.S. with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.