New York Mills ISD #553

Preparing Students for Life



  • NYMHS Students in Regional Honor Band

    On Saturday, January 12, nine New York Mills band students participated in the Minnesota Band Directors Association North West Region Honor Band at Fergus Falls High School. The following NYM students were selected for the honor bands: Max Johnson-Ding (8, french horn), Sara Mindermann (8, bassoon), Will Oakes (8, trumpet), Aliya Gerber (9, alto sax), Irene Mursu (9, percussion), Jack Peeters (9, trombone), John Bachim (11, trumpet), Emma Bartels (11, flute), and Sierra Gerber (12, clarinet).

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  • NYM Driver's Training

    Two sessions of Driver’s Training will be offered this year. The first session is March 4-15 and the second session is June 10-21. Register your child in the District Office to reserve a seat in one of these sessions.

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  • Film to highlight MLK Jr.

    On Monday, January 21, NY Mills Elementary students will learn about the most well-known advocate for peaceful protesting—Martin Luther King Jr. Students across the district will learn about MLK Jr. and his historic role in the Civil Rights Movement in America. According to Minnesota State Law, public schools in session on MLK Jr. Day (Jan. 21) must spend at least one hour teaching students about MLK Jr. and his life. While some grades will teach their own lessons in the classroom, second-sixth grade students will watch the film “No More Baths” in the auditorium. This family friendly film tells the story of 10-year-old Keagan and his old neighbor Jake. When a land developer uses force to push Jake out of his home, adults in the community stand aside even though it seems wrong. This 10-year-old child though, rounds up his friends to stand up for their African American neighbor. They protest the unfairness by refusing to take baths. Through this story, students will learn the importance of standing up for neighbors and the power of a peaceful protest—concepts that Martin Luther King Jr. pushed for back in the 1950s and 60s.

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