Bright Spot: Early Childhood Navigators Help Connect Young Children to Preschool Options
Esther, her husband, and their four children moved to Northfield in September. The three oldest children go to school during the day; still at home was Ben-Felix, about to turn 3. “My husband works nights, so I work mornings,” Esther explains. “I go in to work; he cares for Ben. He can’t sleep well. To […]
Education Fellow Pilot
Yamile Hernandez wants to help children grow and develop. With the help of the Northfield Community College Collaborative (NCCC) and its new Education Fellows program, she’s on her way. After she graduated from Northfield High School in 2018, the Education Fellows program helped Yamile secure a full-time position as a Minnesota Reading Corps tutor at […]
Bright Spot: MCA Test Results Highlight Improvements in Middle School Math Scores
According to the 2018 MCA Math Scores for Northfield’s 8th grade students, there is good news. After four years of declining scores from 2013-16, Northfield’s proficiency rates have increased by 12% over the past two years. Not coincidentally, according to Northfield Public Schools Director of Assessment Services Hope Langston, the 8th grade math team of […]
Bright Spot: Student Data Summit
As Carrie Duba, Northfield Public Schools’ School Psychologist, researched the measuring of social emotional learning in older students, she came upon a program implemented by the Washoe County School District in Nevada. The large district wanted its students to understand that the data collected about them was reviewed, shared and used to make improvements with […]
Move 5 Kids
When each child can read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade, they have gained an essential component of ongoing academic success. This reading goal is among the academic goals in Northfield Promise’s efforts. It is also tied to a recent award from the StriveTogether Accelerator Fund. In 2017, 57% of Northfield’s 3rd […]
Mother Goose Time Pilot with Home Daycare Providers
Nearly 150 young Northfield children benefitting from public-private partnership Through a series of intentional, one-on-one conversations with Northfield’s in-home childcare providers, the Northfield Promise Ready for Kindergarten Team identified an opportunity to support providers – and some of our community’s youngest learners – in early learning. During these conversations, providers identified an interest in offering […]
Local PTOs Team Up to Keep Bookshelves Stocked
More than 2,400 books collected through collaborative book drive. The local elementary school Parent Teacher Organizations/Booster Clubs teamed up last month to organize book drives to help make sure that all Northfield children have access to books in their homes.
New Pass for Middle & High School Youth Opens the Door to Athletic Events
As one of its key benchmarks, Northfield Promise recognizes the importance of young people feeling connected to their school and community. Part of this connection can be fostered by participating in school activities.
“Reading Rockets” Takes Off!
Reading skills and the joy of reading both took big leaps forward for students participating in Reading Rockets last summer, a seven-week program offered as part of the Summer PLUS program.
Schwan’s Foods Visits FACS Class
Northfield High School students in Shari Karlsrud’s FACS International Foods Course had the opportunity to meet with professionals from Schwan’s Foods, a Minnesota-based company, to engage in a product development project for a new pizza flavor to be introduced to schools next fall.