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January 23, 2015
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Thanks to a 549 Foundation grant and funds raised at the Heart of the Lakes Elementary School Carnival, retired teacher Marlene Johnson returns to the school once a month to teach students about art history and help them create their own artworks.
‘Art’ of the matter: Retired teacher, Marlene Johnson, keeps art alive in HOTL classrooms
January 23, 2015 - 2:24pm
January 19, 2015
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PHS crowns Snow Ball royalty
January 19, 2015 - 10:36am
January 15, 2015
Marie Johnson/FOCUS Prairie Wind Middle School student Audrey Portrament and her mentor, Heidi Solberg, have been meeting twice a month for the past several months through the Perham Area Kinship program. They like to do different things every time they get together, such as attend school sporting events or go ice skating.
National Mentoring Month: Enjoying some ‘girl time’
January 15, 2015 - 4:36pm
January 14, 2015
The 2015 Perham High School Snow Ball court royalty, back row, left to right, are: Seth Johnson, Cole Carignan, William Parks, Matt Benke, Curtis Swanson, Logan Vorderbruggen. Middle row: Maria Rutten, Cierra Olson, Hope Slettebak, Kanyon Edvall, Josie McAllister, Mallory McEachran and Jose Salinas. Front row: Carly Breitenfeldt, Aubrey Hill, Mattie Scheidecker, Kendra Jacobson, Abby Thompson, Emma O’Boyle and Joe Lorenson. 
Not pictured: Christian Bueng and Matt Stoll.
Snow Ball week starts Saturday
January 14, 2015 - 4:42pm
December 31, 2014
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Erik Lee’s second grade class at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School made Christmas pictures or wrote poems and letters for Ann Kostynick’s first graders as one of their random acts of kindness.
Planting seeds of kindness: HOTL students take a pledge to be kind to others
December 31, 2014 - 12:52pm
Submitted photo Perham’s Close-Up group participants include, front row, left to right: Paityn Lund, Michaela Sonntag and Amelia Potrament. Back row: Carolynn Baardsen, Brianna Alley, Rachel Newville, Emily Holzer and Sydney Biksen. Not pictured are Lauren Anderson, parent/advisor Darren Newville, and Close-Up Advisor Shelley Bunkowske.
Close-Up group preps for trip to Washington, D.C.
December 31, 2014 - 12:22pm
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Local students share their camp RYLA experiences
December 31, 2014 - 12:01pm
December 24, 2014
Submitted photo Madison Ruther, a fifth grade student at Perham’s Prairie Wind Middle School, with KVLY meteorologist Robert Hahn after completing her “weather kid” broadcast last Thursday evening.
Middle school meteorologist: Perham girl is ‘weather kid’ on evening newscast
December 24, 2014 - 11:41am
December 12, 2014
Marie Johnson/FOCUS Heidi Solberg, a 15-year special education teacher, was escorted around Heart of the Lakes Elementary School on a specially decorated maintenance vehicle on Friday in celebration of being named Perham-Dent’s 2015 Teacher of the Year. Physical education teacher Kyle Van Dyke drove the vehicle.
Hip, hip, hoo-RAY! Students and staff cheer on Perham-Dent’s Teacher of the Year, Heidi Solberg
December 12, 2014 - 1:13pm
Hashing out plans for a new high school
December 12, 2014 - 12:38pm
December 11, 2014
Perham High School students attend We Day
December 11, 2014 - 4:54pm
Technology 101 for parents at PHS
December 11, 2014 - 4:43pm
December 1, 2014
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Mark Rice is a new math teacher at Perham High School.
Meet your teacher: Mark Rice
December 1, 2014 - 8:00am
November 28, 2014
New task force holds first meeting: Band program growing, audit reveals no issues
November 28, 2014 - 11:52am
November 26, 2014
WDC rallies around student, coach diagnosed with cancer
November 26, 2014 - 10:47am