137 – WELSTech Road Trip: New Ulm, MN

This week the WELSTech Podcast Road Trip stops by Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, MN.

Road trip:

roadtrip02c(2:11) Student Management System – The next stop on the WELSTech Road Trip takes Martin and Sallie to New Ulm, MN to talk with Heath Dobberpuhl, teacher and registrar at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School (MVL).  MVL recently converted to a new student management system, making their cookie sales (and grade management) much easier for teachers, staff and parents alike.  Listen as Heath shares their experience with the system.

Heath Dobberpuhl

Class Section Summary
The Class Section Summary screen (Click the view full size)

Missing Assisgnment Settings
The Missing Assignments Settings Screen (Click to view full size)

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(34:07) Episode 138 – The WELSTech summer 2010 Road Trip heads east to Liverpool, NY to meet Pastor Jeremiah Gumm and learn about pastoral blogging. (Release date 06/30/10)

The featured artist:

(34:55) We close the podcast with the music of Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com and mikewestendorf on Twitter) – Found from his CD titled “Climb the Mountain”

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1 reply
  1. Perry Lund
    Perry Lund says:

    Great interview on school management software. I am partial to PowerSchool, but fully agree that Pearson, who develops PowerSchool now has left school lunch management behind. I know my wife as asked on multiple occasions for PowerSchool to pick up the ball in that area.

    However PowerSchool is wonderful in their remote support, their move to Oracle database over SyBase, and their customizable reports. Parents enjoy the portal to check on kids and PowerTeacher continues to improve. Just my 2 cents or so.


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