Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds begins Tuesday, September 8. Openings still available! ECFE classes for 0-5 year olds begins September 28. Call 507-644-8939 or visit http://www.redwoodareaschools.com/page/2877 for more information.
Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records
Special education records which have been collected by the Redwood Area Independent School District, related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of five years beyond the student's 21st birthday.
These records will be destroyed October 1, 2015, in accord with state law, unless parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. These records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request these records in writing or in person at the Redwood Area School District.
Good choices: David Madson looks back on four decades of teaching teens about health
By Joshua Dixon
Posted Aug. 27, 2015 at 12:01 AM
When David Madson was hired to be the new health teacher at Redwood Falls High School in 1974, he basically had to invent the program from the ground up.
“Before then, health was a subject that was taught in physical education if they had a rainy day,” he said this month in his office at Redwood Valley Middle School.
Madson didn’t set out to be a health teacher. His goal was originally to teach math.
“At Bethany Lutheran College I had this really charismatic professor. He got me interested in health service, so I switched majors.”
At the time, health was considered a senior high subject, and so Madson had to develop classes for ninth and tenth graders.
“When we moved to this new building in the early 1990s, it was decided that health needed to be more of a middle school subject,” he said. Now starting his 42nd year teaching good health to teenagers, what changes has Madson seen over the decades?
K-12 TAX CREDIT Save Your Receipts for School Supplies!
Minnesota has two tax relief programs for families with children in kindergarten through 12th grade: the K-12 Education Subtraction, and the K-12 Education Credit. Both programs help lower taxes and may provide a larger refund.