Faribault Education Center News

May 2022 Newsletter

If you are interested in having a catalog book they are available at our Faribault Education Center front desk.

Faribault Education Center

What We Offer:
  • English Language (EL) Classes
  • College & Career Readiness Classes
  • Adult Diploma
  • GED Classes, practice exams, and real exams
  • Computer Classes - Northstar Digital Literacy
  • CDA Exams
  • Paraprofessional Exams
  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Classes
  • Enrichment Courses
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Youth Center!

Technology Feedback Form

Please take a few minutes to fill out this technology feedback form so we can continue to improve our services.
Additionally, please take a look at the Teaching and Learning Updates, particularly for a message at the beginning about balancing printing and screen time.


Casey Rutherford

Registration open for Fall CPR/AED training

CPR/AED Training for 2022-23

Faribault Public Schools Staff
August 16 8:00-11:00 am
August 16 12:00-3:00 pm

August 17 8:00-11:00 am
August 17 12:00-3:00 pm

FBO Transportation
August 18 8:00-11:00 am
August 18 12:00-3:00 pm

Who Should Attend?

  • All Special Education Paras, EA's and bus drivers are required to be trained in CPR/AED every 2 years.
  • Health Paras and nurses are required to take First Aid and CPR/AED every 2 years.
  • Crisis Team members and custodians strongly encouraged to be trained.

Things to note

  • Class size is limited to 25 per session.
  • Priority will be given to those who are required to be trained.
  • All sessions will be held in the Falcon Room at the District Office.
  • If you are not required to be trained, you must have permission from your supervisor in order to be paid.

Click here to register for CPR training

FEC Happenings & Birthdays!

Extending GED Testing hours

  • May 12th- Suzi's Birthday!
  • May 30th - Mary Milbert's Birthday!

  • May 25th - Last Day of School for FEC
  • May 26th - FEC Graduation

As of Monday, April 4, 490 out of 743 staff members have enrolled in 2-step verification. Nice job! Please recall that all staff must set this up before May 15th.

We are aware that some of our PC users are being prompted every day for 2-step verification. We are looking into removing Deep Freeze to resolve this issue, but we first have to set up a process for Windows updates as those are currently being processed through Deep-Freeze. We will keep you updated on that process.

Below is some of the information sent out previously about 2 step verification as a reminder.

How do I sign up?

While you don't have to yet, you can opt-in by going to google.com/landing/2step/ and following the instructions. We created some extra steps and explanations here if you want more of a guide. We will be forcing sign-up later this spring.

What if I don't want to use my personal device as the 2nd step?

You can use your school iPad, get a phone call on your school phone, use printed-out codes, or use the Authenticator app that does not use data (it just stores codes on your phone). We're happy to work with you to find a method you are comfortable with; just know that you will want to have easy access to your chosen method in case you need to sign in to Google and you are not at school. See this guide for alternate options for your 2nd step.

What if I have problems?

We're here to help! Fill out a service request if you need anything at all.

-Casey Rutherford

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Meet one of our Staff!

NAME: Bridget Lund

Role: Reading and Test Prep teacher for Adult ESL

Fun fact:

  • I enjoy hiking, biking, and camping in the summer and skiing in the winter

  • I love to travel.

  • My husband and I have lived in Faribault for 21 years and have three children: two girls, a senior and a freshman, and one son who is in 5th grade.

From Cradle to Career

Check out our video to learn more about Community Educations Programming!
FPS Community Education: Serving Learners of All Ages

Youth Center at the FEC

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MEP Wellness Retreat

We are excited to invite you to attend a Wellness Retreat on June 15 from 9:00-2:00 at Waseca Junior-Senior High School. The Minnesota Educators Partnership group planning this event understands the unique challenges of this school year and is looking forward to bringing educators from across the region together for a day focused on wellness.

Cindra Kampoff, our keynote speaker from workshop week, will be part of this day which is a great opportunity to connect back to and build off of her message from this fall. The day will also include wellness activities and fantastic wellness giveaways as well!

If you are interested in attending, please complete this form ASAP, as registration will close when this event reaches capacity. Faribault Public Schools will pay your registration fee. Breakfast and lunch are included as well.

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Project ABLE: Q-Tip Flowers

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Early Childhood Family Education Fun!

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Faribault Public Schools supports the Every Connection Counts initiative. Every Connection Counts is a movement to help uplift others' mental health and to let them know that they are cared about. All you have to do to participate is:

1. Connect with three people. Ask them how they're doing, let them know you care about them, or just have a conversation.

2. Let others know you're participating by signing the Every Connection Counts pledge. You can do that by following Every Connection Counts on Facebook, Instagram or by clicking the QR code.

3. Encourage others to participate.


Check Below for information on more programs at the FEC

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