Kringen's Korner

This writer has no desire to engage in a public debate about politics and this week’s column should not be construed in any way to be an endorsement of any political candidate nor does it reflect an official position of the school district; all views are the opinion of the author alone.  However,...
One of the great things about Twitter is that it is not unusual that people tweet about interesting items.  One person that I follow tweeted out an article from Forbes magazine that I will summarize in this week’s column.  By the way, you can follow me on Twitter at @lpgesuper! The author of the...
The General Election is about one month away and although we have all been inundated with political commercials for state and national offices, there are many local offices (state legislature) up for election that are very important to us all.  Although the last thing this writer wants to see is...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the preliminary tax levy for 2017 at their regular September meeting.  While this is the preliminary levy and changes are possible, the Board may not increase the levy only lower the levy; this is the topic of this week’s column. The great news for...
This week’s column will update readers on the progress of the Deferred Maintenance Project.  Be sure to check out next week’s column, as there will be some exciting news for taxpayers of your local school district! A substantial amount of work has been completed as we enter Phase 3 of this project...
A light-hearted column this week that will highlight some fun facts from the first week of school. 1. 871 students walked through the doors of your school this week and almost all of them appeared happy to be back in school.  2. Almost 800 personal learning devices (otherwise known as iPads) were...
This week’s column is based on an article from the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education and contains useful information for parents as students return to school this week. The first day of school is Sept. 6th and it is not unusual for children to feel somewhat anxious about returning to...
The 2016-17 school year will officially begin on Sept. 6th and on behalf of the School Board, administration and all staff, we welcome back new and returning students; we are excited to see you and thank you for choosing LPGE! Every new school year provides students the opportunity to challenge...
Last week’s edition of this newspaper had a well-written article on the test scores from last school year in your local school district as well as St. Mary’s, Browerville and Swanville; it is fair to say that the struggles in our school are shared by many schools across the state. We are not...
The middle of August means that school is just around the corner!  The next two weeks, this column will have information that readers may find of interest as we move ever closer to the day that parents fear will never come and students dread but secretly really enjoy:  the first day of school on...

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