Member Newsletter
  February 2016  
April 27th is Administrative Professionals Day ... and we have a special day planned for Administrative Assistants!  Rick Olson will be our guest speaker on "Out Of This World Customer Service".  For more information and to register, click here.

JEFFERS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES the addition of 16 more School Garden Programs displayed on our website. This makes a total of 42 MN School Garden Programs that are available for your viewing at:  
2016-17 Contract Renewal Process: 2016-17 contracts have been emailed to school superintendents by Annette Miller, Director of Finance. We are asking districts to submit/electronically sign their contracts by April 1.  Please contact Annette with any questions at  
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Winter 2016 Professional Development Catalog!
Upcoming SWWC Conferences
  • 2016 Behavior Conference: Meeting the Challenge
  • February 22 in Brookings, SD
    February 23 in Redwood Falls 
  • This is IT2 2016 - March 13-14 in Redwood Falls
  • Annual School Business Conference - April 13 in Marshall


    The Annual Law Seminar for School Administrators will be held on April 7th. More information will be available soon!



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    Winter 2016 Review,

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    Administrative Updates

    Cooperative Purchasing Connection News: We are excited to announce that Innovative Office Solutions was awarded the office supply RFP. This new partnership allows us to bring our members the best available service, options, and value in the marketplace, including:
  • Office, facility and break room supplies and furniture;
  • A Dedicated customer service team;
  • Free delivery with no minimum order;
  • Accurate and consistent pricing;
  • Backorder notifications;
  • Express integration.
  • Visit to register and get started with our new office supply partnered vendor.

    Education Updates
    Student Activities  Find more info on these events at
    Regional Spelling Bee: Congratulations to the Regional Spelling Bee winning students. Everyone did such a great job. Good luck to these students heading off to state on February 22 in Fergus Falls.

    1st Place - Kalea Appel - 8th grade - Worthington Middle
    3rd Place: Chase Corner - 8th grade - YME Jr. High
    2nd Place: Zoe Vorbach - 7th grade - Marshall Holy Redeemer
    4th Place: Maysa Gillingham - 6th grade - Marshall Middle School
    Alternate: Dan Cross - 8th grade - GSL - Lincoln Jr. High

    The World of Robots - Science & Nature Conference: Watch for brochures in mid-February for the 22nd Annual Science & Nature Conference. For more than twenty years, keynote Jack Burrus, has been actively involved in changing attitudes about science and technology at all levels of education by giving people a glimpse of the power of technology and its potential to shape the future. His expertise in robotics and technology, combined with years of experience, gives him insight on what will need to prepare our youth today for their roles as the leaders of tomorrow.

    This conference will be held on May 11, 2016 at SMSU. We will have a number of new and exciting topics this year, mixed with some old such as the science of firefighting, crime scene, maple syruping, bees and honey, makerspace, rockets and much more.

    We now have online registrations available, which we encourage people to use.  
    Early Registration deadline is March 22
    Final Registration deadline is March 24
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