BL Schools offers free busing for summer school

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Big Lake Schools is about to start its 13th year of offering summer school, but for the first time ever busing will be available upon request.
“We are excited to be offering busing this year,” said Superintended Miller. “We wanted any family with a student who would benefit from summer school to be able to sign them up for school without having to worry about the transportation obstacle.”
The availability of busing will be on a year-to-year basis going forward.
A continuing service for those in summer school this year is the summer food program. Thanks to state and federal funding, breakfast and lunch will be available to students at no cost.
Invitation letters were sent to families with a child who may benefit from summer school during the first few weeks in April. Although the registration deadline has passed, Big Lake Schools is still accepting students for the summer school program.
Parents who still want to register their child should send in their registration forms as soon as possible. For questions regarding the summer school program, please contact your child’s school.  

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MEMBERS OF THE BIG LAKE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR performed for the school board at the beginning of their last meeting. The Chamber Choir members are selected for their skills from among their peers. They were directed by Mary Ebanks. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

DARLENE LANZ grew up just east of town and has lived in or around Big Lake all her life. She recalls what Christmas was like in Big Lake back then. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY ATTORNEY Kathleen Heaney, taking over as MCAA President. (Submitted photo.)

Cheryl Turck and Corey Mabis of the Sherburne County Probation Dept. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

SANTA AND HIS HELPERS prepared to give out toys to 111 families at the Food Shelf Monday. The toys were all donated by one local merchant. (Photo by Ken Francis.)