On Saturday, Dec. 9th, the New York Mills School will be hosting the Park Region Conference Girls Basketball Showcase. Featured in this event will be all teams from the Park Region Conference; JV will also play on Saturday, while the c-squad will be playing on Friday night. In conjunction with this, we are also planning a special reunion of the 1977 Girls State Basketball Championship team. The team will be honored before and at halftime of Saturday’s Varsity game vs. Wadena-Deer Creek, starting at 7:00p. Saturday afternoon from 1:00p-3:00p there will be a meet-and-greet with the state championship team in the high school media center.
Each year at the New York Mills School, a K-12 curriculum review committee is put together to look at the school’s current curriculum. The group of teachers and administrators use data and state standard information to determine if the current curriculum is the best curriculum for students. In the past three years, the committee reviewed reading, math and social studies curriculum. This year, the committee will focus on science.
For the first time, the New York Mills School Board has two high school students sitting on the board. As non-voting members, junior Ashley Herr and senior Mikayla Greer report to monthly school board meetings to offer a student view on various issues.
In his 18th year coaching softball, New York Mills High School physical education teacher Bryan Dunrud was recently named the State Class A Softball Coach of the Year. Although he has been named conference and section coach of the year a few times in the past, this was Dunrud’s first Coach of the Year recognition at the state level.