Education
Scandia Elementary has installed a “Buddy Bench” out on the school playground to encourage friendship and cooperation. If a student feels lonely or discouraged, they can sit on the bench and another student will come and befriend them. The Scandia PTO funded this project and it will be promoted ...Read More
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Lakes International Language Academy received a Minnesota Promising Practice In Character Education award from the Synergy and Leadership Exchange at a ceremony at the state capital on May 21. In honor of the importance of character development programs, Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed the day “Ch...Read More
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Recently, I’ve heard and read some of the most powerful student essays I’ve encountered over more than 45 years of work with young people. Students presented them at a statewide conference attracting almost 300 students sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs. Quietly, wit...Read More
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A locally-backed bill to increase physical education in public schools didn’t make it out of the Minnesota Legislature this year, but District 39A Rep. Bob Dettmer said he’s not giving up on it. The bill, authored by Dettmer and District 53 Sen. Susan Kent, would require districts to adopt natio...Read More
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Teens finishing grades 7 to 12 are needed to lead groups of safety camp participants and engage the children in activities during Forest Lake Safety Camp June 16 and 17. This is an opportunity to gain leadership skills to add to a resume. Junior counselors will work with children during their free t...Read More
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The Forest Lake Area Community Scholarship Foundation received a record 196 completed applications this year, up from 135 in 2014. This includes FLAHS and North Lakes Academy seniors and others who live in the community but attend elsewhere. “The Forest Lake Area Community Scholarship Foundation w...Read More
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