Schools - Ramsey Co. - Maplewood Review

Wed
04
Mar

District 622 makes offer to superintendent finalist

Stillwater administrator Laager is top pick

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board entered into contract negotiations last week with Ryan Laager to be the district’s next superintendent.

Wed
04
Mar

District 622 budget cuts include 90 layoffs

Local schools grappling with $8 million deficit

District 622 school board members had to use their red pens last month as they slashed just over $8 million from the general fund budget for the 2015-2016 school year.

Wed
25
Feb

North High School’s Autumn Moder

Senior Autumn Moder, Homecoming Queen and a three-sport athlete, has competed in soccer, basketball and track at North High. A photo collage wall at her home displays the many highlights of her high school career. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Senior Autumn Moder, Homecoming Queen and a three-sport athlete, has competed in soccer, basketball and track at North High. A photo collage wall at her home displays the many highlights of her high school career. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Tri-sport athlete, homecoming queen, student rep, ASL advocate

Packed into North High School’s gymnasium for a homecoming pep fest, a bunch of students pay special tribute to their homecoming queen by erupting into silent applause. Enthusiastically waving their extended hands above their shoulders -- signing their applause -- they celebrate Autumn Moder’s achievement as the school’s first deaf royalty member.

Fri
13
Feb

Taken to the ground - Photos

Tartan senior Peyton Floyd won his 145 weight class by technical fall over St. Thomas Academy’s Christian Lowery.
Tartan senior Peyton Floyd won his 145 weight class by technical fall over St. Thomas Academy’s Christian Lowery.

The Titans won at home in Oakdale 40-33 over Saint Thomas Academy, a Mendota Heights college prepatory school.

Wed
28
Jan

First, in-class visit, then ‘night at the museum’ for Weaver kids

The Science Museum of Minnesota will present its “Science Matters” program at Weaver Elementary School starting at 9:30 a.m. Jan.

Wed
24
Dec

District 622 approves tax levy

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board approved District 622’s final 2015 property-tax levy at its December 16 meeting. 

Wed
24
Dec

No wrapping: 97-year-old’s gift is in song

Around a dozen Edgerton Elementary 4-5-6th-grade choir members made a surpise caroling visit with Cecilia Gresback, a 97-year old Maplewood resident Dec. 16. Next, the singers were off to the Maplewood Mall for a singing engagement.
Around a dozen Edgerton Elementary 4-5-6th-grade choir members made a surpise caroling visit with Cecilia Gresback, a 97-year old Maplewood resident Dec. 16. Next, the singers were off to the Maplewood Mall for a singing engagement. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Carolers sent from across the country
The scene: following a fresh sprinkling of snow, 14 young carolers from Edgerton Elementary School file into Cecilia Gresback’s living room, filling her Maplewood home with song and good tidings. The 97-year-old rocks her chair back and forth and claps her hands, keeping tempo with the carolers as they sing “Holly Jolly Christmas” with a keyboard accompaniment.
Her daughter, Rita Shor, sitting by her side, can hardly keep her eyes dry.

Wed
03
Dec

District 622 board approves superintendent profile

Public feedback helps formulate desired attributes
The District 622 School Board has approved a superintendent profile to be used for recruiting and selecting the district’s next superintendent.  
Superintendent Patty Phillips announced she would be retiring at the end of the school year after 10 years as District 622’s top administrator.

Fri
21
Nov

A new generation remembers - photos

Cowern Elementary honored veterans at the all-school assembly Nov. 11. Veterans were invited as special guests, and students and staff were encouraged to invite neighbors and friends, as well as family members who have served. The veterans introduced themselves and their branches of service as part of the program.
Linda Baumeister/Review

Cowern Elementary honored veterans at the all-school assembly Nov. 11. Veterans were invited as special guests, and students and staff were encouraged to invite neighbors and friends, as well as family members who have served.

Fri
21
Nov

On their way

Rigorous academics, athleticism, and making collegiate decisions were celebrated with eight North High students on the NCAA College Signing Day Nov. 12. Pictured from left are Maddie Johnson- Iowa State gymnastics, Natalie Huntley- Minnesota State Moorhead swimming,  Nevena Vukomanovich- Minnesota State Mankato volleyball, Holly Elwanger- Wayne State volleyball, Abby Hauskin- Minnesota State Mankato soccer, Maddie Frick- DePaul University soccer, Tyler King- Olivet Nazarene University soccer, and Ashley Wie
Linda Baumeister/Review

Rigorous academics, athleticism, and making collegiate decisions were celebrated with eight North High students on the NCAA College Signing Day Nov. 12.

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