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

  • Education Minnesota Worthington Awards

    EMW met for their annual awards event to honor fellow staff members with being the Outstanding Member of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and retiring members. They also select an individual, group or organization to be the Friend of Education. They honored the following: EMW Friends of Education 2022: ISD 518 Paraprofessionals EMW Outstanding… Continue Reading

    May 9, 2022
  • Outstanding Lifetime Contribution Award

    Patrick Morphew, Worthington District 518 Accountant for 29 years, was presented the 2022 Outstanding Lifetime Contribution Award by the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO). The Outstanding Lifetime Contribution Award recognizes and celebrates the overall contributions of Minnesota school business officials to their districts or organizations, their communities, and the profession. This specific award… Continue Reading

    May 9, 2022
  • No School – April 15 and April 18

    All District 518 schools and offices will be closed on Friday, April 15. No school on Monday, April 18. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 18. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 19. Inside… District District Office COVID-19 Dashboard School District Policies Human Resources Benefits Health Savings Account and Flex Spending Account Open Enrollment Employee… Continue Reading

    April 5, 2022
  • Early Out – April 14

    All District 518 schools will dismiss early on Thursday, April 14Prairie – 12:20WMS – 11:55WHS & LC – 11:30, students may stay for lunch until 12:00 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 Insurance Life… Continue Reading

    April 4, 2022
  • New Student Registration

    All K-12 Registrations for District 518 will take place at District 518 Commnuity Education (West Learning Center), 117 11th Ave, Rm #136 as of March 15, 2022 Documents needed to register a new student:* Birth certificate* Immunization records* Power of attorney (if applicable)* Information from previous school (if transferring) For more information or to schedule… Continue Reading

    March 14, 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:
1117 Marine Ave.
Worthington, MN 56187
Main Phone: 507.372.2172
Fax: 507.372.2174
Email: admindistrict@isd518.net

Map / Directions

OFFICE STAFF

John Landgaard
Superintendent
john.landgaard@isd518.net

Lisa Ahrenstorff
Administrative Assist. to the Superintendent/Election Clerk
507-727-1105
lisa.ahrenstorff@isd518.net

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

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

Carmen Johnson
Human Resources Coordinator
507-727-1103
carmen.johnson@isd518.net

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

Katy Phillips
Human Resources Generalist
507-727-1110
kathryn.phillips@isd518.net

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

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

Anne Foley
Public Relations/Communications Coordinator
507-727-1204
anne.foley@isd518.net

DeeAnn Crall
Food Service Director
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