The Mariners had their end of the season football banquet on Sunday to celebrate a 2011 season which had an unexpected magical run to the state tournament that uplifted the program, school, and community. The team also announced their end of the season awards.
New scores on a national test of math and reading skills show Minnesota students remain above average, but several other states are pulling ahead.
Meanwhile, the scores showed fourth and eighth grade students in Wisconsin performed slightly above the national average in math and reading.
The Mariners completed the regular season with a record of 6-2 after defeating Northeast Range 48-0. It was another easy win in the opening round of the Section 7 Nine-man playoffs as the team whipped Wrenshall 59-6 Tuesday.
After a predatory sex offender moved into her neighborhood, Tarissa Saice no longer felt safe with her son waiting alone for the bus a block and a half away. So each morning, Saice, her 8-month-old child and her 4-year-old walk the fifth-grader to the bus stop and wait with him there.
That’s OK for now, but things will get substantially more challenging once the snow flies.
Last year a committee of school administrators and representatives from the Local Indian Education Committee met to go over areas of the Indian Ed Program to produce new goals for the upcoming school year. The group ultimately decided the program should move in a different direction.
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