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Kaddatz Galleries Hosts La Valleur Salon Talks
Kaddatz Galleries Hosts La Valleur Salon Talks Photojournalist Barbara La Valleur will lead two salons in connection with her photo exhibit Hola, Cuba! at The Kaddatz Galleries in Fergus Falls. On Sat., April 22 the Battle Lake and Ashby native will present, “How I went from being a 15-year-old owner of a 1937 Chevy in Battle Lake to being an award winning international photojournalist in Germany.” This salon will appeal to students of all ages interested in photography and art or a communications career, as well as mid-career people looking to expand income options, and anyone who appreciates great photography. On Sat., May 6 La Valleur will present, “My 55-year journey as an International Photojournalist” and “Why I took the photos, how I choose the subject matter and the responsibilities of a photojournalist.” La Valleur will offer easy-to-follow tips for improving family and vacation photographs whether using an iPhone or a Nikon. Participants are encouraged to bring up to three favorite photos for critique. Both salons are 2-4 p.m. at the Kaddatz Galleries, 111 W Lincoln, Fergus Falls, MN and are free and open to the public. They are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through grants […]
Our school is the proud home of the Battle Lake Battlers and Otter Tail Central Bulldogs. Our mission: Striving toward educational excellence in a safe, respectful, accepting environment: preparing all students to meet the challenges of a changing world. Our award-winning school has been recognized within Minnesota and nationally for exemplary education. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education awarded Battle Lake Elementary with National Blue Ribbon status. That is the highest honor a school can receive. We followed that up by being designated a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School District! On the state level, we are one of only 14 schools to earn the honor of being a five-time Minnesota Reward School, named by the MAEF as a School of Academic Excellence, and designated a Star of Innovation school by MASSP. We proudly deliver a world class education. Battle Lake Public School – the right school, the right time, the right choice. You belong here!
Mission The mission of the Fergus Falls Public Schools is to prepare all students to be productive citizens through academic excellence in partnership with families and community. Core Values Integrity – Responsibility – Innovation – Accountability – Respect – Enthusiasm Goals The District will measure its effectiveness by: Expecting that students entering kindergarten meet school readiness goals.
M State has been providing high-quality academic programs in the liberal arts and health services for more than a half century. The Fergus Falls campus offers students the opportunity for a well-rounded college experience that is much like the first two years at any four-year college; the majority of our students transfer to four-year institutions after graduation. We’re recognized for our rich tradition in arts, music and athletics, and our strong community support is evident in the annual awarding of more than $100,000 in scholarships through Fergus Area College Foundation. Start here, go anywhere! Here are some of the things that make Fergus Falls a unique place to study: Top-level Liberal Arts Education Generous Scholarship Opportunities Housing on Campus Competitive Varsity Athletics Widely Renowned Culture and Art Vibrant College Community
Welcome to ISD #553 It is our mission to provide opportunities for students to achieve their personal best, become responsible and productive citizens, and embrace lifelong learning in a safe and positive environment. We believe all children can learn and excel with developmentally appropriate materials, practices, and strategies. School is not just about children: it encompasses families, parents, community, stakeholders, society, the environment and beyond.
The Perham Area Learning Center offers programs for students in middle and high school who have experienced difficulty in the traditional educational setting. The programs are designed to encourage all District 549 students to achieve academic success and complete their education.
Welcome to Heart of the Lakes Elementary! We are a PreK – 4th grade school with approximately 600 students. We are committed to small class sizes and teachers developing strong relationship with their students and families. Our school has been recognized the past two years as a Celebration Eligible School by the Minnesota Department of Education. Our staff is dedicated to partnering with you to help your child learn and grow – academically, physically, and socially. They are truly top notch and it is a joy to be working side by side with them.
Welcome to Perham-Dent Public School District We are a close-knit community in Otter Tail County, home to over 1,000 scenic lakes and streams. Our school district is proud of its commitment to excellence in education and its student achievement. The school has a long tradition of success in sports, academics, band awards, and high test scores. Such commitment to excellence comes in part from Perham’s strong community spirit, where our citizens are proud of their youth and show great support for the district’s academic growth and athletics. We invite you to take a look around our website and learn why more than 3,000 residents are proud to call Perham home.
Join the Minnesota Waters & Prairie Chapter as they recognize all the partners that made the NCT in Fergus Falls possible and officially open the NCT. There will be a formal program at 1pm and then a variety of guided hikes offered afterward. For more information, visit the North Country Trail Association Facebook, or contact: Judy Carpenter at [email protected]
Downtown Fergus Falls Mystery Tour Twilight stroll through downtown reveals legendary events from the city’s past. Tour begins in front of the historic River Inn on Friday, June 9th at 8:00 PM. For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Town & Country Breakfast, Grand Parade with 100+ entries, Bingo, Fresh Fry Bread, Carriage Rides, Elks Lodge Children Events, Family Fun Day with Fishing Tournament, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Minnow Races, Batting Cage, Crafts, Food & More. For more information, contact Shirley Uselman at (219) 632 -7704 or [email protected]
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Perham Discover historic buildings, people and events through a walking tour of downtown Perham on Thursday, Jun 15th at 7:00 PM. Meeting place: NP Park, Fergus Falls. For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
East Otter Tail Summer History Series: Otter Tail County in World War I East Otter Tail Museum Tuesday, June 20, 2 pm www.otchs.org For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Missy Hermes at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Lake Alice Cyclone Tour Walk around Lake Alice on the 98th anniversary of Great Fergus Falls Cyclone on Wednesday, June 21, 7 pm. Meeting place: St. James Episcopal Church www.otchs.org For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Stories from the Fergus Falls State Hospital State Hospital history and stories as we walk around the complex on Friday, July 7, 7 pm. Meeting place: Government Services Center Parking Lot For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Pelican Rapids Discover the hidden history of Pelican Rapids on a story-telling walking tour with Chris Schuelke on Friday, July 14, 7 pm. Meeting Place: Historic City Hall in Pelican Rapids For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Battle Lake Discover Battle Lake’s past as we stroll through the downtown on Friday, July 21, 7 pm. Meeting Place: Lakes Area Community Center For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Enjoy a great weekend of fun! Pageant Thursday night. Baseball game Friday night. Vendors, bean bag contest, beer garden & dance Saturday, and parade and water wars on Sunday. For more information visit: www.cityofvergas.com Contact: Renee Sonnenberg 218-841-0712 [email protected]
Grandparents Day Dessert Reception & Entertainment on September 10 from 1-2.30p. Entertainment TBD. For more information contact Ann Erhard, Director of Sales & Marketing, at +1 (218) [email protected]
Come out to Vergas, MN to enjoy a great time for the whole family! We will have pumpkin painting, a hayride, local music, delicious food and a 5K race! Cost: Hayrides are $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. 5K Race registration is $30. Food is available for sale by vendor (prices vary). Pumpkin painting and kids games are free. For more information visit www.cityofvergas.com or contact Julie Lammers at (218) 342-2091 or [email protected]