About 400 students, staff, family and friends of St. Peter’s Catholic School participated in the Minnesota Marathon for Nonpublic Education on Saturday, Oct. 5. The school’s pledge goal is $50,000, and the school family who collects the most pledges will celebrate their success with the sheer honor of shaving Principal Hurley’s head at the rally [...]
Dan Hurley is the new principal of Saint Peter’s Catholic School, a private elementary school and preschool in Forest Lake. Hurley and his family live in Woodbury, where they are members of Saint Ambrose Catholic Church and School. He brings a background in Catholic education, having attended elementary school at Church of the Presentation of [...]
After years of studying the inherited traits of pea plants, Gregor Mendel published his paper on the laws of inheritance in 1865. Almost 90 years later, James Watson and Francis Crick, using an X-ray diffraction image taken by Rosalind Franklin, discovered the double helix structure of DNA. Their report was published in 1953. Only 50 [...]
Pen pal letters, pennies and prayers. This past school year, students at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Forest Lake embraced a Catholic school in Ganjala, Kenya. Students at the two schools communicated through written correspondence, videos, photos and the Internet. Some of the money raised by the annual St. Peter’s penny harvest was sent to [...]
Angelyn Von Rueden and Greg Montana, from the NET evangelization program, sang and talked with students from St. Peter’s Catholic School about discovering God’s purpose, meaning and mission for our lives on Monday, Jan. 28. The event was part of Catholic Schools Week, which includes a different focus each day.
Lakes International Language Academy in Forest Lake has decided to offer all-day every-day kindergarten, beginning with the 2013/2014 school year. “We were going to do that just for the Chinese kindergarten, because there’s so much more rote memorization,” Assistant Director Shannon Peterson said. Now all kindergarten classes will be all day, every day. St. Peter’s [...]