Sunday, April 21, 2002

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Cotter 8th grade, Bluffview lead in reading, math

Most local schools showed slight improvement this year

The results are in, and Cotter Junior High School 8th graders lead the pack of Winona area schools on the 2001/2002 Basic Skills Test.

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Studio art show next weekend

Is there an artist living next door to you?

Find out on April 27 and 28, when nine local artists will open their home studios to display their best works in an intimate, informal setting during the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour. Six stops are in Winona, one in Fountain City, one in Rollingstone and one in Dakota.

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School closing criteria nearly ready

The District 861 task force for developing school closing criteria met Wednesday to discuss public feedback to their rough draft of criteria and evaluate if or where new suggestions fit in with the current list.

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Professionals search for ways to reach troubled kids

Winona County 6th, 9th and 12th graders candidly answered 45 pages of intimate questions in the CFL survey, painting a grim picture of the overall well-being of our youth. According to the survey, students in Winona County are, in general, engaging in more risky behaviors like alcohol and drug use, sexual activity and smoking than the Minnesota average, and for many, the problem seems to come from some place far deeper than the thrill of taking risks. What many students gave to researchers was a glimpse of a troubled adolescence, leaving professionals with the challenge of addressing these haunting statistics and the teens who made them.

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Jefferson School held its annual Springtime Follies on Friday, two shows to standing room only crowds. Here first graders display their tallents, and their poodle skirts.
(Photo by Cynthya Porter)

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