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Data Spotlight – January (2)

Data Spotlight – January (2)

NL Data Spotlight – ACT This week I thought I would highlight our ACT scores.  This is a test that our Juniors take that plays a vital role in scholarships and college entrance.  As you can see we have made gains between the 16-17 school year and the 17-18 school year.  We also enjoyed an above the state average on every category of the ACT test.  In particular o1ur mathematics, English, and science ACT scores are very good.  If...

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Data Spotlight – January

Data Spotlight – January

NL Data Spotlight – Academics We are in a community with a pretty strong German heritage.  As such we tend to be a bit modest and prefer not to talk ourselves up.  I’ll be writing some articles highlighting some of the things we are doing up here at the school.  If you look at the provided graphs you can see our high school (top graph) and our elementary (bottom graph) perform exceptionally well in the area of language arts.  In...

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Community Pool

Community Pool

The Elgin Pool has come a long way since 3 years ago.  We went from having about a lifeguard and a half to several lifeguards.  We’ve also made a lot of other changes to help our pool operate better.  We are presently offering swimming lessons as a part of our Physical Education curriculum and host Water Aerobics a few times a week.  Soon the time of year will be coming back around where we are offering lifeguard classes.  If you are...

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Math! What Fun!

Math! What Fun!

Wait!  Don’t move on!   Hear me out.  Mathematics for some reason is a subject that tends to elicit memories when mentioned.  Unfortunately, these memories are often not positive.  Sometimes we even tell our kids we are not good at mathematics to give them a pass for how they struggle.  It doesn’t have to be that way nor is that attitude particularly helpful.  If you think about it, many of us did play games involving math as...

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Data Dig

Data Dig

Recently the state has initiated something called a Dashboard on a place called Insights of North Dakota.  It’s a place where you can find a host of different information about the schools in North Dakota.  I wanted to take a minute to explain why you should be proud of what you’ll find about the ENL school district. If you want to check the data out for yourself you can go to the dashboard at...

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Get the Facts

Get the Facts

Board Meeting Follow-Up This past September we had talked about a Guaranteed Performance Contract for two weeks in a row, both on September 11th and September 18th.  The vote on the 18th was a tie.  Due to the tie the board voted to table the issue until the October 16th board meeting, when we’ll have the full board present.  Briefly, a tie board vote is considered a no action. There are a few things I want to make sure are plain as...

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