Education

Scott Geary wants his students to explore. Instead of focusing only on subjects they know they will excel in, the new principal at Southwest Junior High hopes they will test new waters. “My advice to students is to try everything,” he said. “Junior high and high school are about trying things you’re not familiar with [...]

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Century Junior High was filled with high expectations Monday as students in grades 7, 8 and 9 received their schedules and met their teachers. School begins on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Photo by Mary Bailey.

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The ISD 831 School Board intends to return to the voters with a second request for bonding approval after the May 20 proposal was defeated. If the board acts quickly, it could include a new facilities bond referendum in the upcoming November election. Separating the failed bond package into parts would give voters the chance [...]

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They will bring new ideas, approaches Joe Nathan, Education Columnist From Anoka-Hennepin to Richfield, Stillwater, Waconia, International Falls, Houston and all over the state, more than 50 of the 331 Minnesota school districts will have new superintendents in the 2014-15 school year. We hear a lot about student mobility. But outside of professional meetings, there has [...]

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A new summer camp experience is coming to Forest Lake. Four days of the first week of August, Willowbrook Community Church will present Center Stage camp. Students in grades three through eight will have opportunities to create music and art at half-day camps held Monday through Thursday, Aug. 4-7. Grades three through five will meet [...]

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