District Office

District office building

Esser Funds

The Federal and State Government is requiring schools to gather input from their communities, staff, parents and students regarding services/programs to support students with in-person learning in the COVID environment.

We are asking that you consider completing this short survey that will provide the district with your input as we prepare a COVID budget to support students over the next two years.

News & Updates

  • School Board Vacancy

    District 518 School Board Vacancy – the school board has a vacancy that will need to be filled. The school board has approved an application that can be picked up in person at the District Office at West Learning Center, 117 11th Avenue (former ALC entrance) or accessed on the school district website at https://www.isd518.net/district/school-board/… Continue Reading

    January 23, 2023
  • No School/Snow Day – January 4

    No School / Snow DayThere will be no in-person classes or learning from homeBuses will not runAttendance will not be takenThis may be made up at a later day Inside… District District Office COVID-19 Dashboard School District Policies Human Resources Benefits Health Savings Account and Flex Spending Account Open Enrollment Employee Assistance Program Dental Insurance… Continue Reading

    January 4, 2023
  • No School December 22 and 23

    No School Thursday and FridayNo in-person classes or learning from homeBuses will not runAttendance will not be takenFriday – Snow Day with possible time to be made up Inside… District District Office COVID-19 Dashboard School District Policies Human Resources Benefits Health Savings Account and Flex Spending Account Open Enrollment Employee Assistance Program Dental Insurance Health… Continue Reading

    December 21, 2022
  • Learn from Home Tuesday, December 13

    Learn From Home DayThere will be no in-person classes for the day.Students will receive instruction through pre-determined methods.Classes could start later than normal.Teachers will be available 7:30 am – 3:30 pmBuses will not run.Attendance will be taken Inside… District District Office COVID-19 Dashboard School District Policies Human Resources Benefits Health Savings Account and Flex Spending… Continue Reading

    December 13, 2022
  • Junta Importante

    Somos socios en la educación de su hijo. Necesitamos trabajar juntos a medida que surgen nuevas tendencias o preocupaciones que ponen en riesgo la salud y la seguridad de nuestros hijos. El propósito de esta reunión es informarle aún más sobre los cigarros electrónicos, brindarle recursos si piensa que su hijo tiene este problema, así… Continue Reading

    November 30, 2022

Mission Statement, Vision Statement and District Goals

Mission Statement

Educational Excellence for All Learners to be Successful Citizens in the Future — “Excellence in Action”

Vision Statement

District 518 is a leader in Southwest Minnesota and in the State of Minnesota that provides educational opportunities for all students to be productive global citizens and successful lifelong learners. District 518 will capitalize on opportunities that will lead to student success in school, the region, the state and the world through strong educational programming that meets the goals of the World’s Best Work Force.

District 518 will increase student achievement:

GOAL 1:

All Children Ready for Kindergarten: The percentage of children who participate in the district preschool program will increase in kindergarten readiness from 75% to 80% as measured by earning a score of 52 or more on Kindergarten Entry Profile tool.

GOAL 2:

100% of students will read at grade level by grade 3 as determined by earning a proficiency score on the Reading MCAs.

GOAL 3:

Part A: Reading: The reading proficiency achievement gap will be reduced in half for each student group by 2023 as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Reading Assessment.

Part B: Math: The math proficiency achievement gap will be reduced in half for each student group by 2023 as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Math Assessment.

GOAL 4:

The percentage of students in Worthington School District who are college and career ready will increase from 75% – 80%, as measured by having career goals/pathway plan in a written format, completing a career assessment, and having a 90% or higher attendance rate (MDE data), and meeting all graduation requirements.

GOAL 5:

The percentage of student graduates in the Worthington School District will increase from 78.9% to 85% (7-year), as measured by MDE graduation data.

Contact Info

Address:
117 11th Ave.
Worthington, MN 56187
Main Phone: 507.372.2172
Fax: 507.372.2174
Email: admindistrict@isd518.net

Map / Directions

OFFICE STAFF

John Landgaard
Superintendent
507-372-2172
john.landgaard@isd518.net

Lisa Ahrenstorff
Executive Administrative Assistant/Election Clerk
507-727-1105
lisa.ahrenstorff@isd518.net

David Skog
Director of Operations
507-727-1101
dave.skog@isd518.net

Josh Noble
Director of Instruction
507-727-1138
josh.noble@isd518.net

Patrick Morphew
Accountant / MARSS Coordinator
507-727-1102
pat.morphew@isd518.net

Carmen Johnson
Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator-Human Rights Officer
507-727-1103
carmen.johnson@isd518.net

Kelsey Hagen
Human Resources Assistant
507-727-1109
Kelsey.Hagen@isd518.net

Katy Phillips
Human Resources Generalist
507-727-1119
kathryn.phillips@isd518.net

Jodi Bohn
Payroll/Benefits Admin. Assistant
507-727-1104
jodi.bohn@isd518.net

Tracy Kunkel
Accounts Receivable / Payable Admin. Assistant and Free and Reduced Lunch
507-727-1106
tracy.kunkel@isd518.net

Anne Foley
Public Relations/ Communications Coordinator
507-727-1106
anne.foley@isd518.net

DeeAnn Crall
Food Service Coordinator
507-727-1184
deeann.crall@isd518.net

District Wellness

Committee Members

Committee Meeting Minutes

Building Action Plans

Health Assessment

If you need assistance reading the Health Assessment, please send a detailed email to 4tech@isd518.net or contact us at District Office 507-372-2172.

Wellness Committee Invite

Reports

If you need assistance reading the reports, please send a detailed email to admindistrict@isd518.netor contact us at District Office 507-372-2172.

Crisis Management