ISD 197

Sun
17
Jan

District 197 chairman retires

At the Nov. 2 school board meeting, Mark Spurr was recognized for his years of service to the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District. (submitted photo)
At the Nov. 2 school board meeting, Mark Spurr was recognized for his years of service to the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District. (submitted photo)

After eight busy years, Mark Spurr retired from the District 197 School Board.

Spurr served two terms on the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan board, starting in 2008, and chaired his last meeting on Dec. 21.

Sun
08
Nov

Of nine ISD 197 School Board candidates, three incumbents and one newcomer win

Brenda Corbett
Brenda Corbett

Nine candidates were on the ballot Nov. 3, each vying for one of the four-at-large seats on the ISD 197 School Board.

The board will see only one new face, as three of the four winners are incumbents.

Sun
18
Oct

2015 Elections - ISD 197

ISD 197 school board elections: nine candidates, four seats
On Nov. 3 residents of West St. Paul, Mendota Heights and part of Eagan will have the opportunity to select a majority of the ISD 197 school board.
The terms of current school board members Brenda Corbett, Joanne Mansur, Byron Schwab and Mark Spurr are set to expire Dec. 31. All but Spurr are running for re-election.

Sun
09
Aug

St. Thomas Academy team wins national experimental vehicle challenge

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Sun
26
Jul

Free meals available to area children this summer

This summer area school districts, including 197, 199, and 6, are participating in the Minnesota Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program.

Thu
16
Jul

New principal selected as at Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet

Mark Quinn
Mark Quinn

School District 197 announced that Mark Quinn has been named the next principal at Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet Elementary School in West St. Paul.

Sun
07
Jun

ISD 197 early childhood learning outgrows current space

A handful of ISD 197’s early childhood learning programs will be relocating to a building at 1970 Christensen Avenue in West St. Paul for the upcoming school year, to accommodate an increase in overall enrollment. (Review graphic)
A handful of ISD 197’s early childhood learning programs will be relocating to a building at 1970 Christensen Avenue in West St. Paul for the upcoming school year, to accommodate an increase in overall enrollment. (Review graphic)

As the current school year winds down with final exams, field trips and graduation ceremonies, District 197 is preparing for a bulge in incoming classes this fall — classes whose students may not graduate until 2029 or 2030.

Sun
07
Jun

Henry Sibley teacher recipient of award for Teacher Achievement

Eric Friberg, a biology teacher at Henry Sibley High in School District 197, has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 WEM Outstanding Educator Award for Teacher Achievement, an honor that is accompanied by a $15,000 award.

Mon
09
Mar

Mary Philblad and Joel Kemp: 40 years of safely transporting ‘precious cargo’ in School District 197

Mary Philblad drops off her bus load of kids on Feb. 25 at Pilot Knob Elementary in Eagan. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Mary Philblad drops off her bus load of kids on Feb. 25 at Pilot Knob Elementary in Eagan. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

A school bus driver and a mechanic, setting high standards

From kindergarten to high school, many students start their school day before they enter the classroom. They begin their school day by stepping foot onto a school bus.

Mon
01
Dec

Local educators honored as 2014 TIES Exceptional Teachers

Gina  Smethers  and Micah  Klotz  of Inver Grove Heights Community Schools  will be recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers at the TIES 2014 Education Technology Conference at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency on Dec. 9.

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