The New York Mills School welcomes four new teachers this fall. Three of the teachers—Alli Slieter, Jared Hotakainen and Brian Schornack (pictured)—may be familiar because they are NY Mills High School graduates. Although not alumna, the district is also excited to welcome Nikki Braaten to the teaching staff. Slieter and Hotakainen are in the elementary school, while Shornack and Braaten are in the high school.
Ten New York Mills High School students are working their way toward a nursing assistant certification through a new class offered this fall. In the new skills lab, students took turns practicing skills on each other. “They were working on Pre/Post steps (what is done before going into a resident's room, what to do while in the room, and what to do upon leaving the room) and also Resident Unit Order (making sure everything is tidy and ensuring the resident is safe),” said Jodi Seelhammer, the district nurse and course instructor.