District Office

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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

  • No School Monday, May 27

    All District 518 schools will be closed on Monday, May 27. Classes resume on Tuesday, May 28. Inside… District District Office COVID-19 Dashboard School District Policies Human Resources Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Plans Benefits Health Savings Account and Flex Spending Account Employee Assistance Program Dental Insurance Health Insurance Life Insurance Vision Insurance Learn From Home Master… Continue Reading

    May 21, 2024
  • Early Out Friday, May 31

    All District 518 schools will dismiss early on Friday, May 31Prairie – 12:30Intermediate – 12:00Worthington Middle School – 11:50Worthington High School – 12:00 (students may stay for lunch until 12:30)Learning Center – 12:00 Inside… District District Office COVID-19 Dashboard School District Policies Human Resources Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Plans Benefits Health Savings Account and Flex Spending… Continue Reading

    May 21, 2024
  • Early Out Wednesday, May 22

    All District 518 schools will dismiss early on Wednesday, May 22Prairie – 12:30Intermediate – 12:00Worthington Middle School – 11:50Worthington High School – 12:00 (students may stay for lunch until 12:30)Learning Center – 12:00 Inside… District District Office COVID-19 Dashboard School District Policies Human Resources Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Plans Benefits Health Savings Account and Flex Spending… Continue Reading

    May 21, 2024
  • April 17 Early Out

    All District 518 schools will dismiss early on Wednesday, April 17Prairie – 12:30Intermediate – 12:00Worthington Middle School – 11:50Worthington High School – 12:00 (students may stay for lunch until 12:30)Learning Center – 12:00 Inside… District District Office COVID-19 Dashboard School District Policies Human Resources Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Plans Benefits Health Savings Account and Flex Spending… Continue Reading

    April 15, 2024
  • District 518 Receives Music Education Award

    District 518 Schools have been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 25th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement for providing music access and education to all students. To… Continue Reading

    April 8, 2024

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
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
507-727-1102
pat.morphew@isd518.net

Ryan Swanson
District Financial Officer/Accountant
507-727-1162
Ryan.Swanson@isd518.net

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

Dina Lubben
Human Resources Assistant
507-727-1109
dina.lubben@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
507-727-1204
anne.foley@isd518.net

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

Karina Ramirez
Student Information Generalist
507-727-1247
karina.ramirez@isd518.net

Sue Hagen
Multilingual Learner Coordinator
507-727-1209
sue.hagen@isd518.net

Sarah Schumann
Curriculum Coordinator
507-727-1212
sarah.schumann@isd518.net

Josh Langseth
Staff Development/Data Assessment Coordinator
507-727-1201
josh.langseth@isd518.net

Allison Eitreim
Special Education Director
507-727-1223
allison.eitreim@isd518.net

McKenzie Helgeson
Special Education Assistant Director
507-727-1220 ext. 6103
mckenzie.helgeson@isd518.net

Malory Fritz
Special Education Administrative Assistant
507-727-1220
Malory.fritz@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