Pine River-Backus School District

  • First day of school: Tuesday, Sept. 7.
  • Estimated district enrollment: 880.
  • New teachers/administrators: Rachel Telfer, high school interventionist; Mike Young, high school special education; Jennifery Parry, early childhood family education; Teresa Hamp; high school vocal; Suzanne Cramer, high school special education; Rachel Warg, English/language arts; Nancy Sandeen, family and consumer science; Rebecca Stavenow, high school special education; Matthew Casperson, elementary physical education; Heather Hulke, paraprofessional; Kaylynn Shepard, paraprofessional; Brenda Alexander, paraprofessional; Nathan Fischer, high school interventionist; Roderick Knight, bus driver; Gabrielle Schmidt, behavior management specialist; Jennifer Deplazes, cook; Kaden Swenson, custodian.
  • Anything new/exciting/different happening in the district this year: Pine River-Backus will open a new concession stand and accessible restroom by the football field and track. The high school will offer new and expanded intervention services to better meet the needs of all learners.
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