Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. To register, call 218-587-2080 or go online to prbschools.revtrak.net.
• Here's To Your Health: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Stone Woman Herbals, Pine River. Fee: $10.
The Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus High School speech teams competed Saturday, March 1, at the Chuck Beckman Memorial Tournament in Walker with the following results:
Pequot Lakes: Allie Miller, seventh; Katie Northenscold, blue; Abby Person, blue; Mackenzie Renford, red; Willia...
The Pine River-Backus junior varsity speech team competed at the Pequot Lakes Speech Wars! tournament Tuesday night, Feb. 25.
Claudina Williams took home a white ribbon for her informational speech on illusions.
The Pine River-Backus School District completed its strategic planning workshop sessions Feb. 26.
The sessions included four public sessions that included school district residents, one session with students and a session with faculty and staff.
The PineandLakes Echo Journal incorrectly reported Feb. 27 that Jean Grev is retiring at the end of the 2013-2014 school year at Pine River-Backus.
Grev's retirement is not effective until Nov. 28, 2014.
The Pine River-Backus School Board approved a revised 2013-14 school calendar to make up for school days lost to cold or snowy weather at the regular meeting Monday, Feb. 24.
The revised calendar extends the school year to June 4.
The Pine River-Backus School District Spelling Bee was neck and neck for three rounds before the first contestant was eliminated with the word "pastel," after which the contestants began falling like dominoes.