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Construction South of FHS the Week of June 25th
06/22/2018
Please be aware, Flagstaff Avenue will be closed north of County Road 50 (212th Street W) and south of Farmington High School beginning Monday, June 25th. The work is projected to be completed in 3-4 days and the road will be open before the weekend. The detour route will be north on Pilot Knob, west on 195th, and south on Flagstaff.
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FHS Graduation Information
2018 Farmington High School Graduation Ceremony
06/07/2018
The 2018 Farmington High School Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 8, 7 p.m. at Farmington High School. Due to the forecast of rain and thunderstorms over the next 48 hours the ceremony will be held indoors in the FHS Main Gym. Click "Read More" for additional information and to watch the ceremony live online.
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Staff Changes Coming to Farmington Area Public Schools
05/25/2018
There will be some notable changes in Farmington Area Public Schools administrative staff beginning July 1, 2018.
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Seussical The Musical, Live at the Middle School
05/24/2018
Boeckman Middle and Dodge Middle School students will soon be performing their school musicals for all to see. Students in grades 6-8 have auditioned, memorized, and rehearsed to create their own unique versions of the Broadway production Seussical The Musical.
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GWA Project Showcase
Gateway Students Show Off Their Passion Projects
05/18/2018
Next Wednesday, May 23, is Gateway Academy’s informational meeting and final project fair of the year, showcasing the students’ personal passion projects. For the past two months, students have been researching topics and creating presentations to creatively educate the public.
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Reality Store
FHS Sophomores Experience the Real World in the Reality Store
05/11/2018
On Tuesday, 10th graders at Farmington High School took part in the Reality Store, a real life financial activity that tested students ability to spend their money wisely. Throughout the day, different sophomore classes were excused to meet in the gym and begin their new “life.”
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Mock Crash at Farmington High
05/08/2018
On the morning of May 8th, junior and senior students at Farmington High School participated in a “mock car crash.” It is a somber event and an important one, especially in advance of prom and graduation. Thank you to all the community members and volunteers who took time out of their day to provide this crucial learning experience for our students.
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Optional Summer iPad Checkout is Back for 2018-19!
05/07/2018
Families with students who currently take iPads home in grades 3-11 may now opt to checkout their issued iPads for the summer months! Last year more than 60% of eligible families and students opted to checkout their issued iPads. Using FeePay to agree to the updated 2018-19 iPad Loan Agreement and having your child complete the summer iPad checkout process at their current school will also ensure that your child is set with the iPad checkout for the entire 2018-19 school year.
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Impressive Performances at Farmington Choir’s Cabaret
05/07/2018
Last Saturday, the Farmington High School Choir students and teachers put on an incredible show full of talent and laughs in their 5th annual Cabaret. The show’s performances ranged from solos to large group performances that gave audience members chills.
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Kelly's Visit
Newbery Award Winning Author Visits North Trail Elementary
05/04/2018
North Trail Elementary fifth graders marched into the Media Center with excited chatter, big smiles, and hand-made signs proclaiming, “We love you, Erin!” The students were preparing to meet and speak with Erin Entrada Kelly, recipient of the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, the 2017 APALA Award for The Land of Forgotten Girls, and the 2016 Golden Kite Honor Award for Blackbird Fly. The kids were impressed by her awards, but more by the quality of her writing.
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Farmington Art On Display
05/04/2018
Last night, Farmington had it’s 6th annual District Art Show, showcasing art from students in the district, regardless of age. The artwork ranged from pencil drawings to 3 foot tall paintings to a wearable dinosaur costume. The event was held at Farmington High School and was busy with students and parents, excited to see the immense amount of creativity in the room.
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Boeckman 8th Graders Share Poetry at Local Coffee House
05/04/2018
For the first time, 8th graders at Boeckman Middle School have taken their poetry outside the classroom and shared it with the community. In addition to reading, writing, and sharing poetry in class, students were offered the opportunity to attend an open mic at BlueNose Coffee in Farmington. “We've always had students read their poetry in class, but this was the first optional poetry reading outside of school,” Jenna Schlatter and Jennifer Logan Allen, 8th grade Language Arts teachers, shared in a joint statement. “Here at BMS, we have many passionate poets who are looking for a way to share their work with others. This was also a way to give students a chance to voice their thoughts and emotions in a supportive environment,” the teachers shared.
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Grand Day at the Elementary Schools
04/30/2018
On Friday, April 20th and Friday, April 27, 1st (and some 2nd) graders at Farmington Elementary, Meadowview Elementary, North Trail Elementary, and Akin Road Elementary invited their grandparents to attend their annual Grand Day event. Grandparents and special guests were greeted with a music program where students sang, danced, and played instruments to entertain and honor their family in the audience. After, students showed their special guests their school and different projects they had been working on.
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FHS at the Visual Art Festival
04/24/2018
Fifteen Farmington High School students competed in the Region 1 Visual Art Festival in Rochester, MN on Saturday, April 21. They received 6 Excellent ratings and 9 Superior ratings. In addition to a Superior rating, Madison Esters was awarded Best in Show for her photograph, Reflection. This earns her the opportunity to compete at the state level. Congrats to all the FHS participants for their hard work and excellent results!
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Farmington’s Second Annual Middle School Band Festival
04/20/2018
Last week, 13 middle school bands performed at Farmington High School while participating in the Farmington Music Department’s second annual Middle School Band Festival.
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Spring Play Cast
The Skin Of Our Teeth - FHS Spring Play
04/20/2018
On Wednesday, Farmington High School premiered it’s 2018 Spring Play, By The Skin Of Our Teeth, full of humor and an unexpected and engaging concept. The three act play tackles the biblical story of Adam and Eve set in a modern, apocalyptic society.
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The Water Challenge at RVES
04/19/2018
The multiage classes at Riverview Elementary were inspired by their studies to challenge our community to take part in The Water Project. Through this effort they raised money to help provide clean and safe water, by not only digging wells but also providing clean sanitation, for communities in Africa.
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April Healthy Hero: Lanetta Franzoi
04/17/2018
Introducing April’s Healthy Hero...Lanetta Franzoi, a special education paraprofessional at Farmington Elementary School!
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Mr. McCarthy Brings Deeper Learning to PhysEd
03/23/2018
Joe McCarthy, a physical education teacher at MVES, uses a unique teaching style to bring deeper learning, purpose, engagement and fun into physical education. His goal? To develop individuals who comprehend that a physically and mentally active lifestyle is the foundation for a balanced, healthy and productive life.
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Science Project
Elementary Science Fairs
03/20/2018
This past month, all five ISD 192 elementary schools held Science Fairs. Dozens of students from each school have spent the past months creating, researching and building various projects to present in front of their teachers, families, judges and classmates. After presenting their projects, a number of students from each school were chosen to move on to the Regional Science Fair in April.
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Healthy Hero: March 2018
03/20/2018
The Healthy Hero for March 2018 is Tracy Tredinnick! Tracy works in building technology at Boeckman Middle School. In the past months, Tracy has continued to make progress in her personal weight loss, diet, and fitness goals.
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NTES Kindness Retreat
NTES Kindness Retreat
03/16/2018
North Trail Elementary fourth graders participated in a Kindness Retreat led by Youth Frontiers, an organization on a mission to build school communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically.
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4-H Key Award Winners
03/07/2018
Each year, Dakota County recognizes a number of 4-H high school members for their contributions to their individual club and community, encouraging members to continue to grow as outstanding citizens. Congratulations to Hailey Berg and Kristi Flodin for being awarded the 4-H Key Award!
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Dr. Kreighbaum Wins 3rd Place
03/01/2018
On February 8, Dr. Tracie Kreighbaum, Adult Basic Education Coordinator for the Dakota Prairie Consortium, was chosen to present her dissertation research as part of the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Poster Competition.
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Eleanor Moser
2018 Athena Award Winner
02/27/2018
Farmington Area Public Schools, ISD 192 is pleased to announce the 2018 Athena Award winner, Ellie Moser, a senior at Farmington High School. The St. Paul Area Athena Awards program honors female high school seniors for their athletic achievements.
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Elementary Read-A-Thon
02/23/2018
Students at North Trail and Farmington Elementary Schools have been celebrating I Love to Read Month by working with their teachers, classmates and families to promote reading and raise money for literacy programs at each school.
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GWA Service Learning Day
02/16/2018
Students at Gateway Academy took the afternoon away from Smart Boards, iPads, textbooks and desktops to help those in need. A few times a year, Gateway Academy students and teachers take part in a Service Learning Day as an opportunity to give back to those around them and learn about what it means to be a community member.
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Healthy Hero: February 2018
02/15/2018
This month, we decided to re-honor two of our previous Healthy Heroes because they have continued to show such excellent determination and passion for health and well-being! Rachel Olson from Riverview Elementary and Connie Berg from Dodge Middle School have been nominated this time around by colleagues from their buildings and the Wellness Committee.
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FAEF 2018 Grant Recipients
02/14/2018
The Farmington Area Education Foundation’s (FAEF) mission is to support and enhance innovative educational opportunities by fostering community involvement and financial support for students in ISD 192 by awarding grants to schools and programs within the district. The 2018 grants were recently announced and awarded. Five separate funding awards were granted totaling just under $10,000.
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FHS Mental Health Help Kit
02/13/2018
Farmington High School counselors have created a Mental Health Help Kit to give students and staff a great resource for information on how to reduce stress, practice mindfulness and start the difficult conversation about mental health.
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MN Author Visits FES
02/12/2018
Local Minnesota author and illustrator, David LaRochelle, visited Farmington Elementary School today to speak with all grades about his journey to becoming a published author of 30 books and counting!
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ECSE Receives Teaching Grant
02/09/2018
VSA Minnesota, an organization that helps make the arts accessible to Minnesotans with disabilities, has awarded the Farmington Early Childhood Center with an exciting teaching grant! Students enrolled in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and/or Wee Tigers programs have the opportunity to learn from Anna Grudzinski, a Teaching Artist and Music Therapist provided by VSA Minnesota.
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Website Redesign
02/07/2018
You may have noticed our websites looking a bit different as we recently launched the redesign of our district pages in order to make them accessible to more parents and students, as well as give them a fresh look and a more user-friendly interface.
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Crew52 Holds Two FHS Seniors!
02/01/2018
As Super Bowl LII rolls into Minnesota, the entire nation is preparing for the biggest football game of the year. Among the most prepared are Farmington High School seniors, RJ and Justine Beal, who have volunteered their time to be members of the Super Bowl Host Committee, better known as “Crew 52”.
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Kindness Day
MVES 4th Grade Kindness Day
01/30/2018
On January 29th, Meadowview Elementary School participated in the 3rd Annual 4th Grade Kindness Day. This event originally began as a two-hour activity and has since grown into an all-day program. Students learn the importance of treating others with respect and gives them opportunities to practice kindness with their peers.
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Kristi Huettl
January 2018 Healthy Hero!
01/25/2018
Congratulations to Kristi Huettl, a GEL Teacher at Meadowview and Farmington Elementary Schools, on being selected as the January 2018 Healthy Hero! Kristi was nominated for her dedication to integrating mindfulness into the classroom as well as her general passion for health, fitness and well-being! She loves to explore all different kinds of yoga and works everyday to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
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5th Grade Career Fair
01/24/2018
On Friday, January 19th all Farmington Area Public Schools 5th graders were invited to attend the 8th annual 5th Grade Career Fair hosted by Farmington Elementary School.
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Innovation Space Projects
Innovation Space Projects
01/16/2018
Farmington Area Public Schools, ISD 192 is invested in providing flexible and innovative learning spaces that assist all students in achieving success! Learn about what our schools are doing to incorporate innovative learning spaces into their buildings by viewing the layouts below.
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Farmington "Triple A" Award Winners
01/09/2018
Farmington Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017-2018 Academics, Arts, and Athletics, or Triple “A”, Award – Isobel Thompson and Tanner Hubbard. This award is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League and AAA and given to high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in all three categories of Academics, Arts and Athletics.
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FHS Band Director Receives Honors
01/08/2018
The Tiger Band has become synonymous with Farmington athletic events, pep rallies, parades, and state competitions, bringing the halls of Farmington High School, and the community, to life. FHS Director of Bands, Erin Holmes, with help from Associate Director, Bradley Mariska and former Director Jeff Gottwig, has spent the past 18 years building the Farmington High School band into the 300-student musical art form it is today. Recently, Holmes has received two major honors from state and national music organizations to celebrate her dedication.
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Sarah Hannon and Ethan Partida win 2018 Farmington ExCel Award
12/21/2017
Farmington Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s ExCel Awards for Farmington: Sarah Hannon and Ethan Partida. The ExCel Award highlights high school juniors who show significant progress toward graduation and also participate in athletics and/or fine arts programs. Winners are not only viewed as leaders in the school but also in their community.
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Farmington Teachers of the Year!
12/13/2017
Congratulations to Jenny Marshall, a math teacher at Dodge Middle School, and Matthew Grove, a social studies teacher at Farmington High School, on being chosen as the Farmington Teachers of the Year! Ms. Marshall and Mr. Grove were voted Teachers of the Year by their fellow District 192 educators. Our district is fortunate enough to have so many exceptional teachers that the vote this year resulted in a tie.
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Kim Lester
Healthy Hero: November 2017
11/21/2017
Congratulations to Kim Lester, an Administrative Assistant with Community Education, on being named the Farmington Area Public Schools Healthy Hero for the month of November! Kim was nominated by Community Education Communications Generalist Kris Akin because of the exceptional example she is setting for her co-workers and the community. In the past year Kim has implemented a healthy eating plan which incorporates more fruits, veggies, and protein. She is taking in fewer carbohydrates and no tobacco or alcohol. The end result? She’s lost 20 pounds and those around her are noticing.
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FHS Students Sing in Honor Choir
11/15/2017
Eight Farmington High School students have been chosen for the 2017-2018 American Choral Directors Association of MN Honor Choir! These students will spend Thursday, February 22, 2018 rehearsing choral music with other 9th and 10th graders from around the state, culminating in a performance at the Minneapolis Convention Center. "We are so proud of them and excited to hear the beautiful music they will make!" said FHS Choir Director Megan Dimich.
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We're Hiring!
11/03/2017
It takes a big team to run a school district! We're currently looking to fill substitute positions, part-time positions, and full-time positions. Whether you’re looking to pick up a few hours a week, to jumpstart your career, or to start a new adventure, we’ve got something for you. Have a look at our current job openings and share them with someone who wants to make a differences for students, families, and our whole community.
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Gateway Academy Still Accepting Students for 2017-18 School Year
03/16/2017
Gateway Academy is still accepting students in grades 5-8 for the 2017-2018 school year. Click "Read More" to see a brand new video about the school and find links to enrollment information.
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