Is This the Greatest Senior Prank Ever? A Kid “Rickrolled” His Entire School District

By |2021-10-15T07:33:51-05:00October 15th, 2021|

This kid is going places . . . and he's probably lucky JAIL isn't one of them after this.   A high school senior in Illinois named Minh Duong recently pulled off the greatest "Rickroll" prank off all time.  That's where you trick someone into watching Rick Astley sing "Never Gonna Give You Up".  But he didn't just trick one person.   As his senior prank, he managed to Rickroll his entire SCHOOL DISTRICT all at once.   District 214 is right outside Chicago and has over 11,000 students.  Back in April, he hacked into their network . . . and played the video [...]

Mankato District still waiting to see if Gov. Dayton signs bills that would impact education funding

By |2018-05-23T09:34:06-05:00May 23rd, 2018|

With the legislative session coming to an end at midnight on Sunday, local school officials are still trying to sort out the fine details when it comes to funding. The Legislature passed two bills that would help schools pay for bulletproof glass, monitoring systems, secure entrances as well as mental health counseling. Lawmakers included 28-million dollars in a mammoth spending package and another 25-million dollars in the public works bill. Additional money for schools was included in several different bills, pulling from several different funding sources to help avert teacher layoffs and program cuts. Much of the 225-million dollar total came [...]

Mankato School District reaches agreement with MDHR to reduce suspension and expulsion rates for minority students

By |2018-04-27T16:36:50-05:00April 27th, 2018|

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) reached an agreement on Friday with ten districts around the state, including the Mankato School District, to reduce disparities in suspension and expulsion rates for students with disabilities or students of color. ISD 77 Director of Human Resources Eric Hudspith says many of the initiatives in the agreement are already being practiced in the district. "The goals of our agreement continue the work we started in reducing the number of suspensions of African-american students, students of color and students with disabilities, relative to their enrollment in the district. The second goal we have as [...]

School officials propose plan to close Lincoln Drive to improve safety at Saint Peter Middle School

By |2018-04-11T15:33:43-05:00April 11th, 2018|

Saint Peter School Officials are proposing a plan to improve safety at the Middle School that would close off Lincoln Drive to through traffic. Issues have surfaced this school year with now 5th through 8th grade students at the middle school and students are exiting the cafeteria on the street side during their lunch break. Officials hope closing a portion of the road would provide students with a safe crossing and an opportunity to make further improvements, as the district owns land on both sides of the street. The proposal would block off the road starting on the north and south [...]

School canceled, Officials advise staying home as Winter Storm plows through listening area

By |2018-04-03T07:28:22-05:00April 3rd, 2018|

Area schools have closed and bands of snow will continue through the day as a winter storm makes its way through the listening area. Weathereye Meteorologist Megan Mulford says a total of 5 to 9 inches of snow is expected during the day. "I would advise just staying home because we are just gonna see lots of snow and it's gonna be that heavy wet snow. Because we are into spring now, it's holding a lot more moisture. Also, if you do have to shovel just kind of take it easy and don't strain yourself." Another 1 to 2 inches of [...]

Authorities respond to possible threat at Cleveland School

By |2018-03-28T13:29:45-05:00March 28th, 2018|

A potential threat was made to the Cleveland Public School Wednesday morning. Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason said deputies found the potential suspect and that person was taken into custody. Mason added that there is no threat to the Cleveland Public School or the community, and his department is actively investigating the incident. The sheriff said more information will be made available as the investigation continues.

Mankato Schools Superintendent: “we continue to work hard to look at safety”

By |2018-02-20T16:37:38-06:00February 20th, 2018|

The issue of school safety has been on the minds of some families and officials in the Mankato Metro after last weeks shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida. ISD77 Superintendent Sheri Allen says she has received phone calls from concerned residents following the incident that killed 17 students and faculty. "Unfortunately, the times are where they're at. We need to continue to work to keep our schools as safe as possible. I can't imagine that school community and the tragedy. You know, our students are amazing, they have great voices and perspectives. We continue to work hard to look at [...]

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