New Hampton Schools

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....
New Hampton’s school enrollment has dropped by more than 2 percent, the School Board learned during a meeting Monday night, but Superintendent Jay Jurrens said be believes the district has prepared itself well for the challenges that come with declining enrollment.The district’s Oct. 1 certified...
What would it be like to travel halfway across the world to a place entirely different from your own for one year?You would find yourself away from everyone you love, but also opened up to a brand new world of adventure and possibility.Viktoria Izdebska and Silje Sorenson are doing just that and...
While teachers strive daily to engage their students in their lessons, it is perhaps less probable that a teacher hands students the keys and challenges them to live with the results.But handing students the keys — a challenge issued by teacher leadership consultant George Couros last week — is...
Teachers cheered on their last peers standing as a rock, paper, scissors tournament advanced, following quickly to the next active game.As the final round ended, teacher leadership consultant George Couros raised the hand of New Hampton faculty member Sara Baltes in victory as cameras flashed....
One of the highlights of homecoming every week is the annual tradition of “Celebrity Readers,” and this past Thursday, the “celebrities” — the members of the fall sports teams at New Hampton High School — spent the morning with a designated New Hampton Elementary School classroom and read children’...
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 parking lot has been somewhat cleared, orientation for New Hampton High School freshmen and new students was held Thursday, the new Chromebooks are scheduled to arrive today or Monday and a few more parking places have been created.In other words, they’re ready to start classes at New Hampton...

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