Schools - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review


'Volunteer of the Year'

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Oakdale Elementary School held its Annual Volunteer Breakfast on Thursday, May 22. Irene “Grandma” Nuessmeier was this year’s award recipient, who was recognized for putting in over 150 volunteer hours!


STA2RS Banquet 2014

Tartan’s Andrew Borowiak is joined on stage by Matt Cory, Tartan political science teacher, as the 18th annual STA2RS Banquet at Prom Center honored the top ten percent of Tartan and North seniors May 22.

Tartan’s Erin Wintheiser and Tartan choir teacher Tracie Hanson choreograph their honor recognition at the STA2RS Banquet May 22.

Tartan seniors Marc Buchmayer, Sara Duke, and Ta’Kendra Elbert visit as the honorees gather in line at the STA2RS Banquet. In its 18th year, 83 top students from Tartan and North were honored along with their selected teacher and parents.

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review


622 approves settlements, teacher layoffs

At its Tuesday, April 22 meeting, the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board approved a settlement on an outstanding contract with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 70 and District 622.
A settlement was also approved between the school district and the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 12, which covers education assistants.


Lake Elmo, Stillwater Area Schools partner for park project

The area highlighted in green, just north of Oak-Land Junior High School, is the future sight of 3.7-acre park. The park will not be developed this year, however, three new tennis courts will be built there this summer. (submitted image)

Three new tennis courts will be built on school grounds this summer
Stillwater Area Schools and Lake Elmo are partnering to create more park amenities in the southeast quadrant of the city just north of Oak-Land Junior High School.  
At its April 23 meeting, the city council approved a joint powers agreement between Lake Elmo and the school district. As part of the agreement, the city will pay $64,000 to District 834 to build three new tennis courts, and the district will make 3.7 acres of land it owns on the corner of Manning Avenue and 10th Street N. available to the city for use as a public park.


Graduates - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review April - May 2014

These area students are recent graduates of colleges and universities:


Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review Dean's list April-May 2014

These area students made the dean's list of their colleges and universities:


More adjustments made to Stillwater area schools budget

In an effort to balance next year’s budget, the Stillwater Area School Board approved nearly $1.5 million in budget adjustments at its March 27 meeting.
Some of the largest adjustments include:


State senate recognizes Stillwater Mock Trial team

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Senator Karin Housley honored the Stillwater Area High School Mock Trial team with an official Senate Resolution on Thursday, March 27.


Stories you wouldn’t believe

The cover of “Perils of a Polynesian Percussionist” was hand-drawn by author Meg Corrigan and her grandson Logan Broich, 14. Sitting at the drum set is Todd Barlow, a character inspired by Corrigan herself.

Meg Corrigan of Lake Elmo never aspired to be a drummer, let alone play for a Polynesian revue, but from a young age she had a passion for Hawaiian culture. She played the drums for a traveling Polynesian revue for three years. (Submitted photos)

True events inspire Meg Corrigan’s new novel
Meg Corrigan has a penchant for picking things up.
She never studied to be a writer. She’s only ever taken three months of drum lessons. And yet somehow she’s managed to transform both of those talents into professions.


Stillwater superintendent accepts job in Iowa

Superintendent Corey Lunn

School board to discuss next steps Thursday
Stillwater Area Public Schools will need to soon look for a new leader.
Superintendent Corey Lunn was recently offered a position in a suburban district north of Des Moines, Iowa. On March 20, Lunn signed the contract to be the Johnston Community School District superintendent, starting July 1.