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January 21, 2016
Perham FFA students (pictured center, in t-shirts) with National and Region 1 FFA officers and Perham High School on Jan. 8. Debbie Irmen/FOCUS
National FFA officers visit Perham High School
January 21, 2016 - 1:36pm
January 7, 2016
Exchange student Jussara Neeracher and Mya, Elijah and Gracie Morris, left to right, boil peanuts at the Morris home in Perham. “It’s a North Carolina thing,” explained family patriarch Jeff Morris, a North Carolina native, of the ‘nutty’ tradition. They boil the peanuts in salt water for about 8 hours, which  makes them soft and salty. Submitted photo
Big fun in a small town
January 7, 2016 - 5:21pm
Perham High School teacher Robb Moser gets his social studies students laughing during a class on Tuesday. The Every Student Succeeds Act, a new education initiative that replaces No Child Left Behind, will touch on many aspects of education, according to school officials, and eases the focus on standardized tests.Debbie Irmen/FOCUS
Every Student Succeeds: Schools prep to meet new state-led education standards
January 7, 2016 - 12:01pm
December 31, 2015
Angkawara Songtarn, center, (or Fang, for short), is a 12th-grade foreign exchange student from Thailand who is spending this year in Perham with her host family, Roberta and Dirk Currier (left and right). Marie Johnson/FOCUS
Getting a feel for ‘the American way’
December 31, 2015 - 1:20pm
December 26, 2015
Hannah Frink works with seventh grade student Ben Burkman to create his own comic strip with the help of a program called Pixton during a Writers’ Conference last Wednesday at Prairie Wind Middle School.
Writers’ conference em-phasizes styles
December 26, 2015 - 12:00pm
December 23, 2015
Nienke Vis and Lidia Brunegard, with their host parents Lori and Gary Skillings (left to right), are both attending Perham High School as juniors in a foreign exchange program this year. Nienke is from the Netherlands; Lidia is from Sweden. They’re the most recent in a long line of exchange students who have stayed with the Skillings over the past several years. Lori and Gary live on Long Lake, near Vergas.
From strangers to ‘sisters’ in a matter of months
December 23, 2015 - 12:34pm
Perham Community Ed offers hundreds of online courses
December 23, 2015 - 12:25pm
December 18, 2015
District earns ‘clean audit’
December 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Pictured, left to right, are Jenna and Alex Wegscheid, Tihana Milosevic, and Marjorie, Hailey, Aaron and Stephen Wegscheid. Marjorie said the kids all get along well with Tihana, the foreign exchange student they’re hosting this year, and she’s teaching them bits of German and Croatian. Submitted photo
German ‘city girl’ learns about cows, critters and all kinds of things country through PHS foreign exchange student program
December 18, 2015 - 11:00am
December 10, 2015
Perham-Dent referendum vote formalized, Truth in Taxation meeting set
December 10, 2015 - 3:00pm
Relief over deadline extension
December 10, 2015 - 2:24pm
December 4, 2015
Minnesota 4-H Key Award Recipients Trent Jahnke, Heather Weller and Elizabeth Wippler.
EOT 4-H honors members during annual meeting
December 4, 2015 - 1:09pm
Perham teachers win award for math instruction
December 4, 2015 - 11:46am
December 3, 2015
Student excitement was high at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School last Wednesday afternoon as they celebrated the passing of the school referendum. Seniors and teachers led the kids in a rousing rendition of the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ just before school let out for the Thanksgiving holiday break. Debbie Irmen/FOCUS
A win for Perham schools
December 3, 2015 - 12:35pm
November 28, 2015
PHS alum establishes scholarships at Harvard, U of M, Sri Lanka
November 28, 2015 - 11:00am