New Hampton Community Schools

The good news is that New Hampton Community Schools has quite possibly never been in better financial shape.The bad news is school finances are always changing, so if “nothing changes” in NewHampton, that rosy financial picture won’t last all that long.Superintendent Jay Jurrens presented budget...
As his students tinkered with their “robots” Friday morning, New Hampton High School science teacher Chad Pemble explained why the school’s J-Term is so valuable.“When you’re doing things like this, a normal class period just doesn’t give you enough time,” he said. “You’re just getting going, but...
How involved are the kids in our high school? Why is it important to be involved? High school is a time for education, but it also offers many opportunities outside of the classroom, as well.These activities range from NERD club, to the marching band, to the track and field team.The teachers at New...
When it comes right down to it, maybe the best way to describe the cast of the fall play is it’s a family.“Maybe a dysfunctional one, but yes, we are a family,” Director Maggie Konecne said. “We spend so much time together, that it does become a family, and so we have all the things a family has....
Jay Jurrens has been through a construction project before so he’s not panicking — not even coming close — at a slight delay when it comes to New Hampton Community Schools’ $19.415 million project.“We’re going to be fine, and after going through a project in Emmetsburg, I think that’s helped keep...
The New Hampton School Board gave the go-ahead Tuesday night for members of the New Hampton Alumni Association to begin a fundraising campaign for a larger vocational agriculture and industrial technology center.FFA Alumni President James Frantzen said the organization would seek pledges to help...
Gone from the New Hampton Community Schools 2017-18 calendar are the “early outs” that have been a staple in recent years.And the calendar the School Board adopted at its meeting Monday night tentatively includes a longer spring break next year, although the emphasis should be on “tentatively.”...
The New Hampton Light Plant Board last week took a step toward a project that would lead to it offering community wide broadband.But one board member said he will closely watch the results of the bond referendum New Hampton Community Schools residents are voting on today [Tuesday].“I’m comfortable...
Decision day is almost here when it comes to a $19.415 million bond referendum New Hampton Community Schools will put forth to voters on Tuesday.At stake is a proposed new middle school, competition gym and a new industrial technology and vocational agriculture center that would be built if “60...
When New Hampton Community Schools’ voters overwhelmingly defeated a $29 million bond referendum in September 2014, the message school leaders heard was loud and clear.The tax impact was simply too much.If the 2014 referendum had been approved by voters, the district would have financed the project...

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