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Nicollet Public School (NPS) plans to interview two candidates for the K-8 part-time principal position for Nicollet Public School.

It was announced during Wednesday Nicollet School board that current Principal Robin Courrier and current Superintendent Stephen Malone would be interviewing the principal candidates on October 23 and another one on October 25.

NPS has been advertising the principal position for weeks. Current Principal Robin Courrier will be taking over the Superintendent position after Malone’s contract expires Dec. 31.

Courrier will take over as a full-time superintendent Jan. 1 with 9-12 grade principal duties.

In other news, the school board receieved an update on school events. Courrier reported on Community Engagement and the Schoolwide Community Events that gives different grade levels opportunities to lead events instead of just the PBIS Team.

As part of the Student Engagement program, “Choose to be Nice,” is the program for K through 8th grade which is service learning. The 7th to 12th grades are also working the advisory pieces of social and emotional learning. Nineteen students have volunteered to be Student Ambassadors and have begun attending classrooms once a week to build relationships and be a role model to elementary students.

  • Courrier also reported on the October 9 Indigenous Peoples Day that was held at the school. Dr. Dan Ninham, a professor on the Indian Reservation was present to show the K-12 students some Indigenous games.

“The senior class is already planning for the Veterans Day Ceremony, which is scheduled for Friday, November 10,” Courrier said.

  • Nicollet School has introduced a “Homework Café.” The Homework Cafe is available to students who want to stay on top of school work. The cafe allows kids to work independently, work in small groups or seek additional help from adults. Courrier said students can be assigned to the Homework Cafe in cooperation with their parents if they are falling behind on homework and grades.
  • Field trips scheduled are History Fest for the 3rd and 4th graders on October 12; Operating Engineers Pathway, students’ choice, on October 14; and the Animal Science Class to FFA at St. Paul on October 24.
  • MEA weekend is October 19-20 and the fall conferences for PreK-12 will be November 16-17.
  • Student Representative Mackenzie Regner reported on homecoming week, saying “Homecoming went well.” Students are now planning an upcoming Halloween party for the elementary students.
  • The board decided not to adopt the Resolution for Establishing Regulations related to counting of write-in votes which was recommended by Nicollet County.

Source: The Journal

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