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.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Northfield's school superintendent says district officials believe it’s too late in the 2012-13 school year to reschedule class time missed because of recent snowstorms.
Students in the Northfield Public Schools will not make up the two days they missed in the past two weeks because of snow-related school closings. In a message emailed to district parents on Friday morning, Superintendent Chris Richardson says district officials believe it’s too late in the school year to schedule make-up days. The last day of classes for the 2012-13 school year is June 4. Classes were cancelled on April 23 and May 2 because of late-season snowstorms. The district cancelled classes one other time during the winter. Here is the text of the Richardson’s message: Dear families, Yesterday's closure due to the heavy snow and hazardous driving conditions was a first in my 33 years as a Superintendent. Never before have I had to …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Schools were closed, electric was out and tree limbs were down.
Northfield residents were getting back to normal Thursday afternoon after a freakish May snowstorm played havoc with residents’ routines. The storm left residents without electricity, students without classes and trees without limbs. The National Weather Service says 6.8 inches of snow fell in Northfield between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The winter storm warning issued for the city expired at 1 p.m. Taking a glimpse at the storm: The storm didn't keep Northfielders down for long, however. By early Thursday afternoon, children and their parents were out sledding on two popular hills—at St. Olaf College and Sibley Elementary—and residents were packing Division Street restaurants and coffee shops for lunch. Here is a list of posts…
Northfield remains under a winter storm warning until 1 p.m. Thursday.
UPDATE, 9:55 A.M.: Although the National Weather Service says six inches of snow had fallen in Northfield as of Thursday morning, several city residents are reporting much higher amounts. Figures approaching a foot of snow have been reported on Facebook. According to the most recent statistics available on the weather service website, 6.0 inches of snow was reported to have fallen in Northfield at 5:44 a.m. Thursday. At 8:30 a.m., a spotter in Nerstrand reported that 12.5 inches of snow fell there. Four inches of snow was reported in Faribault at 7 a.m. One of the most impressive figures, though, came from Ellendale in Steele County, where 15 inches had been reported at 8 a.m. ____________________________ ORIGINAL STORY (5:40 A.M.): …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
In other news from Northfield Public Schools, registration is open for summer classes through Northfield Public Schools Community Services.
Editor’s Note: The following news releases are from the Northfield Public Schools website. The Tattered Pages, Northfield Middle School’s student-run bookstore, is still accepting donations for its Third Annual Mother’s Day Sale, beginning May 2. Donations are welcome at the middle school until the bookstore opens. Needed items include: • Gently used books (English & Spanish) – popular topics include cooking, gardening, crafts and art • Stationary, journals and pens • Candles, mugs and vases • Picture frames, plants and bookmarks • Jewelry and key chains Call the Northfield Middle School Media Center at 507.663.0677 for more information or to arrange for donations to be picked up. From May 2 through May 10, middle school students will be …
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 …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Parlin served as director of Northfield Public Schools' Alternative Learning Center for six years.
Pat Parlin is retiring from Northfield Public Schools' Alternative Learning Center after serving as director for six years. "She's been getting really good results and has been able to reach so many students and help them successfully complete the requirements to receive their diploma," superintendent Chris Richardson told the Northfield News. "She's also done a lot to reach out to the neighborhood." Parlin came to Northfield after 27 years as a health and a special education teacher in the Austin Public School District. "I couldn't have asked to work with a better group of teachers and I'm going to miss them and I'm going to miss the kids," she told the paper. "I have put some things into place that I would like to see continue (like the …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Northfield is ending classes two hours early today in response to a Rice County Blizzard Warning.
With a blizzard warning in effect for Rice County through Tuesday and wind gusts reaching 50 miles per hour, Northfield Public Schools is ending classes two hours early today. Afternoon pre-school and kindergarten are canceled along with all after school activities. From the district: Northfield has received about two inches of snow since the storm began this morning.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
In this week's video, Superintendent Chris Richardson talks about a recent visit he and other area superintendents had with Republican Congressman John Kline, who represents the Second Congressional District in Minnesota.
In this week's video, Superintendent Chris Richardson talks about a recent visit he and other area superintendents had with Republican Congressman John Kline, who represents the Second Congressional District in Minnesota. Richardson said the group talked about school safety and the ramifications of sequestration. Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter