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Student Drivers Ed Information:

Dan Bieberdorf and Jake Dahl are Driver's Education Instructors and they will be offering a 30-hour classroom training in Mabel this winter, in Rushford and Spring Grove this summer, and Houston this fall for students wanting to get their driver's permitStudents must be at least 14 years old to take a class, and all classes are open to any students (you do not have to be a student at M-C, R-P, Spring Grove, or Houston to attend).  The course includes a special Parent/Student Class and ten 3-hour student classes that each student will need to attend, as well as a make-up date that will be for anyone that has to miss part or all of one of the classes. The specific dates for the classes in Mabel are listed below.

In addition to the classes being taught this year, they will also be offering additional classroom trainings in Mabel next winter (Feb/March 2021), as well as in Rushford, Spring Grove, and Houston again in 2021 as well. While the specific dates have not yet been determined, the format will be similar and it will start with a Parent/Student Class followed by 10 Class Days and a Make-up Day.


Please CLICK HERE for more information about the upcoming classes in 2020 and to register for one of the classes.  The specific dates and times are listed below:



Parent/Student Class

Feb 9 – 1:00 -2:30 pm


Student Classes:

Feb 15 – 8:00-11:00 am

Feb 16 – Noon-3:00 pm

Feb 22 - 8:00-11:00 am

Feb 23 - Noon-3:00 pm

Feb 28 - 4:00-7:00 pm

Feb 29 - 8:00-11:00 am

March 1 - Noon-3:00 pm

March 2 - 4:00-7:00 pm

March 5 - 4:00-7:00 pm

March 6 - 4:00-7:00 pm


March 7 - Noon-3:00 pm (Make-up)

The cost for the program is $190 for the Classroom portion and $190 for the Behind-the-Wheel portion, but only the Classroom fee is due at the start of the class. Parents and students are highly encouraged to attend one of the Parent/Student Classes on Feb 9th, and payments can be brought to the Parent/Student Class or the first Student Class. For more information on the program or to register for a class, please feel free to email us, check out our website, or go to the direct registration link:


For any specific questions, please contact Mr. Bieberdorf or Mr. Dahl using their contact info. below:

          Dan Bieberdorf                                                             Jake Dahl
          Cell: 507-450-1314                                                      Cell 507-450-4975
          Email:                              Email:






New Student School Hours 2019:

Elementary: 8:11 am - 3:04 pm
High School: 8:11 am - 3:09 pm

Parent's Night (Boys basketball/Cheer) - has been moved to Monday, Jan. 27th. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Parent's Night (Girls basketball/Cheer) - Thursday, Jan. 30th
(Mini Cheer camp halftime performance as well)

M-C High School will be offering the ACT on March 24th.  The tests need to be ordered soon. We have made arrangements with the Mabel Community Center to administer the test at their site.

The deadline to register is Friday, January 31st.  Please pay the fee in the main office.  Make the checks to "Mabel-Canton Public High School". Cost : $59.00

If you miss the payment deadline or choose to test at a later date, you can register for testing (the test will be at another school location - NOT through M-C High School) at  The other national test dates are April, June & July (you register & pay one month prior).


Lori Schutte, 7-12 Special Education & Title I Services
I am Lori Schutte, the Mabel Canton High School Special Education Teacher. I began teaching here in 2000.  This 2017/2018 school year will be my 18th year at Mabel-Canton School!  My positions have changed, my classrooms have changed, my students have changed and our staff has changed over the years.  But, one thing remains the same... Mabel-Canton is a strong school dedicated to educate each and every student!

I now provide special education services to students in grades 7th-12th. I work with students and families of children with a variety of disabilities. My goal is to provide an individualized education experience for each of my students to help them reach their full potential not only in high school, but following into their adult life. This instruction may include accommodations or modifications to classroom materials, direct reading or math instruction in the resource room, para support in the general education setting, adaptive physical education services, speech/language services, counseling services, and more.  For students in grades 9 through 12, I also provide Transition Services.  This is training to prepare my students for gainful employment after high school.  This includes work seminar classes and work experience in a variety of settings.  When appropriate, I also work with county agencies to set up supports for my students in the community and into life after high school.

Special Education is here to help students who have been identified with a disability based on Minnesota's criteria. Students who are unable to make academic gains in the school setting, are referred to me for a Special Education Evaluation.  Minnesota has clear laws on what the evaluation procedure is to include as well as strict time lines to adhere to.  If a child qualifies for services based on Minnesota's disability criteria, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will be written for the student.  Once a student is in the program, IEP meetings are help annually to discuss progress and determine if there is a need for continued services.  

Through my years of teaching - the most important thing I have learned is the need for a cooperative relationship between home, school and student.  Special Education services set a clear goal for a child.  When parents and teachers work together and support the process, the students reach their goals!  They succeed!

If you as a parent have a concern about your child's skills, please contact their general education teacher first to let them know your concern.  Mabel-Canton staff works together to provide intervention services in the general education setting, through Title and through RTI services as well.  

If you have continued concerns of have questions about Special Education, please feel free to contact me!  

I can be reached between 7:15 and 3:15 at 507-493-5423 ext 112. You could also email me at . I enjoy visiting face to face, so I am always willing to set up a meeting time with you.  

Here's hoping for another great year at Mabel-Canton!  Keep supporting our hometown school!