Friday, May 17, 2013
Roughly 60 community members attended the event at Northfield High School on May 11.
Editor's Note: The following information is from the organizes of the May 11 Zumbathon in Northfield. Nine Zumba instructors and around 60 community members filled the Northfield High School cafeteria on Saturday, May 11, for a Northfield Zumbathon. A Zumbathon is an extended Zumba class, Latin dance-based fitness, that serves as a fundraiser for a cause. For this event, the instructors chose to have all donations benefit the Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative scholarship fund because the scholarship fund to help all youth in Northfield participate in sports regardless of income. It was amazing to have the Zumba community come together to take a little of our time to dance so that we can provide more opportunities for Northfield youth …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Big 9 voted to add two new member schools starting in 2014-15.
The Big 9 Conference's executive board voted this morning to admit Northfield High School. The decision, announced by the Minnesota State High School League on Twitter, comes none too soon for Northfield as schools continue to flee the sinking ship of the Missota Conference. Northfield had been a member of the Big 9 until the late 1960s, but much has changed in the last 40-plus years. “When Northfield left the Big 9 there were zero girls sports,” Northfield activities director Tom Graupmann told the Northfield News in March. "Automatically we’ve doubled what we’ve done since the early 1970s. “We didn’t have nearly as many sports for the boys either. We have a lot more stuff going on now. We’re spending a lot more time on the road than what…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Do you have photos from Saturday's Northfield High prom to share? Upload them here.
The Northfield High prom could be described the glamour event of the year for NHS and Area Learning Center juniors and seniors and their families. It's one long photo op, and Patch is the perfect place to share your pictures with the community. Share your shots from: • Shopping • Grand March • Dinner • Dancing • Post-prom Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above and show off your photos.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Northfield High School and Area Learning Center juniors and seniors snapped photos and hung with friends as they prepared for the Grand March in the NHS gymnasium.
Saturday is Prom Day for Northfield High School and Area Learning Center juniors and seniors. Prom-goers assembled in the Northfield High cafeteria early Saturday afternoon to wait for the 3 p.m. Grand March to begin in the gym. Students spent their time talking with friends and snapping photos on their cell phones and digital cameras. Following the Grand March, students are free to go to dinner, shoot more photos or relax with their peers until the evening, when the the Prom begins the Northfield Ballroom. The After Prom Party is set to begin at midnight at Jesse James Lanes.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Community feedback from this meeting will be provided to the Northfield Board of Education May 13.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Northfield Public Schools. The Northfield Board of Education and district administration would like to invite parents, students and community members to participate in the final meeting of the district’s Calendar Conversation project, from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 30 in the Northfield High School upper cafeteria. Participants will have an opportunity to identify the benefits and concerns of seven calendar concepts, or “skeletal calendars.” These calendar concepts represent the diversity of calendar ideas explored in the previous community meetings. Participants will also have an opportunity to weigh in on whether any of the calendar concepts have enough merit to move forward for further …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Rebecca Kasper was found dead in her boyfriend's bathtub on Tuesday. Her father said she had brought her boyfriend home for Christmas and he "seemed like a good kid."
Dan Kasper, the father of the 19-year-old Northfield High School graduate found murdered Tuesday in her boyfriend's Tempe, Ariz., apartment, described his daughter's death as "like lightning out of the clear blue sky." Rebecca Kasper had started dating Luis Soltero, 22, in the fall and brought him home to Northfield for Christmas. "I got a good chance to know him and we didn't see anything that would indicate something like this would happen," Dan Kasper told CBS affiliate KPHO. "He was quiet, laid back and easy going, seemed like a good kid." Kasper's body was found on Tuesday, her face beaten beyond recognition with a dumbell, after Soltero brought her driver's license in to police and told them to go to his apartment. "My girlfriend is …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Rebecca Kasper, a 2011 graduate of Northfield High School, was found dead in an Arizona apartment on Tuesday.
The body of Rebecca "Becky" Kasper, 19, a 2011 graduate of Northfield High School, was found decomposing in the bathroom of a Tempe, Ariz., apartment on Tuesday. The Arizona State University student's 22-year-old boyfriend, Luis Soltero, has been charged in her death. A dumbell found at the scene appeared to be the murder weapon, and court documents say a confession, apparently written by Soltero, was found near Kasper's body, the Phoenix New Times is reporting. Soltero brought Kasper's Minnesota driver's license into a Tempe police station on Tuesday. "My girlfriend is there and she is dead, and I am not going to tell you anything more without an attorney," he said, according to the paper. Soltero was hospitalized after telling police he …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The school moved up slightly in the rankings from No. 27 last year.
The annual ranking of public high schools was announced Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, and Northfield High School has moved up slightly in the rankings from 27th last year to 26th this year. But its national rank moved down dramatically to No. 1,322 from No. 986 last year. More than 21,000 public high schools throughout the country were reviewed. Criteria include student-teacher ratio, a college readiness index (determined by percentage of students taking and passing Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate exams), and students' proficiency on standardized tests. A total of 31 percent of Northfield High students took one or more Advanced Placement (AP) exams and 84 percent received a passing grade in the 2010-2011 …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The game brought in more than $1,500 to support Northfield families fighting cancer.
Northfield High School's faculty basketball team eked out a 58-54 overtime victory over the student team in the school's annual charity match on Tuesday. Students and staff raised more than $1,500 for Northfield families fighting cancer, the Northfield News reported. The yearly game has brought in almost $20,000 since it started in 2003. “They all had fun and it was a good experience, and it’s a great cause,” senior Kellen Robideau, coach of the student team, told the paper. “There are a whole bunch of families that need it, which is a tough time. But it’s a fun thing for all of us to do. This is the best event the high school activities has.” Student ballplayers will be hungry next year. Tuesday's win was the faculty's fifth consecutive …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Max wore No. 77 and played on the offensive line for the Raiders.
Congratulations are in order for Northfield High School's Max Weaver. Today Max signed a letter of intent to play Division II football on a partial scholarship at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Max wore No. 77 and played on the offensive line for the Raiders. Going into this junior year on the team, Coach Bubba Sullivan told Patch that Max had "the makings of a top offensive lineman." Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter