Hands on learning

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By Deb Hadachek Telescope editor

Eighth graders will get a taste of high school next year at Pike Valley. Principals Jeremy Luedke and Mike Gritten told the USD 426 school board April 10 that they plan to give the junior high students an introduction to four high school technical education classes: agriculture, industrial arts, business and art. Students will be bussed from Courtland to Scandia first hour, and spend nine weeks in each rotation.

‘We hope to get enrollment up in those classes by introducing them to eighth graders,” said Luedke, who is high school principal. Republic County USD 109 offers a similar rotation of tech classes for grades 6, 7, and 8, which started when those classes were moved to the Republic County High School building several years ago.


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