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Published March 12, 2014 at 10:51 am
Academic updates on local college students.
College-level high school courses saving millions
Published March 12, 2014 at 10:02 am
One of the greatest opportunities, or bargains, Minnesota public schools offer is the ability to earn free college credits while taking college-level courses offered in high school.
School chooses lunch, breakfast menus for nutrition and appeal to students
Published March 5, 2014 at 9:13 am
It’s a big job to get kids to eat right. For nine months of the year, most families trust the school district to provide a noon meal that will get kids through the second half of the day.
Scandia turns out to see student projects
Published March 5, 2014 at 8:55 am
More than 300 students displayed projects at Scandia Elementary’s annual Art & Academic Fair, “Reach for the Stars,” on Friday, Feb. 21. Top: Painted glass by third-grader Jordan Zenk. Middle: Third-grader Austin Devine’s solar...
St. Peter’s holds science fair
Published March 5, 2014 at 8:50 am
Marcus Longsdorf shows his fabric absorbency test results at the St. Peter’s Catholic School science fair. Fifth- and sixth-grade students presented their projects to judges on Feb. 27, the culmination of two months’ work identifying a problem, developing a hypothesis, creating a procedure,...
School officials hope voters’ wallets have loosened since 2010
Published February 26, 2014 at 11:33 am
The school district's facilities bond proposal that will be decided May 20 stems from a task force of area residents who looked at each building, parking lot and athletic field. But it’s not the first time a task force met to address the problem of school facilities wearing out.
Food service tries hard to please
Published February 26, 2014 at 11:30 am
New policy will prohibit forced dumping of meals School lunches are in the news. Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed using state money to buy hot lunches for students who can’t pay. “We cannot expect our students to succeed on an empty stomach,” Dayton said. According to a recent study conducted...
Snowfall causes school closing Friday
Published February 26, 2014 at 11:12 am
School was canceled for the sixth time this year on Friday.
Century speech team wins conference
Published February 26, 2014 at 11:03 am
For the second year in a row, the Century Junior High speech team captured the junior high conference championship at White Bear Lake on Feb. 6.
Century student wins art award
Published February 25, 2014 at 11:17 am
Veronica Mahnke, an eighth-grader at Century Junior High, was selected to receive the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards Silver Key. The Minnesota program, affiliated with the national Scholastic Art Awards, offers early recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating...