Colfax Schools

CHS student Taylor Meyer recognized at FBLA National Leadership Conference

COLFAX  —  After finishing in the top four at state competitions, Taylor Meyer, a student at Colfax High School, advanced to the national level of competition at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference. Meyer competed in Spreadsheet Applications (using Excel), an event consisting of two parts: a skills production test on the…

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Five new teachers start at Colfax schools this fall

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Five new teachers will be on duty in the Colfax school district when school starts September 4. The new teachers include Kassandra Behymer (seventh grade math and science); Emily Mattson (Colfax High School English); Heather Niesen (Colfax Elementary special education in early childhood); Megan Pawlak (Colfax Middle School sixth…

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Colfax school board eliminates Chromebook fees for this year

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Colfax High School students will not have to pay a Chromebook technology fee this year. William C. Yingst Jr., superintendent, told the Colfax Board of Education at the August 20 meeting he was recommending the Chromebook fees be eliminated. The school board can review whether to charge a technology…

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Colfax school board sees new shop equipment in action

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  It’s quite remarkable, really. In the space of about five minutes, the new wood router in the Colfax High School wood shop was able to cut out an image of the Colfax Viking and the words “Colfax Vikings” on a 14-inch by 15-inch piece of three-quarter inch plywood. Jamie…

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Colfax school board approves changes in athletic code regarding disputes

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax Board of Education has approved changes to the athletic code so an athlete, the athlete’s parent or the athlete’s coach can appeal an athletic suspension by requesting a meeting with the athletic director. More people are “not taking no for an answer” regarding playing time and violations…

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Colfax school board hires three teachers

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Board of Education has approved hiring a high school agriculture teacher, a sixth grade teacher and a middle school science and math teacher. Tiffany Schaffner will be Colfax High School’s new agriculture teacher and FFA advisor.

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