Due to bitterly cold temperatures -- caused by what the National Weather Service has dubbed as “polar vortices” -- several local school districts are scheduling makeup days for students after five days of school cancellations in January.
Under state statutes, school districts must provide a minimum of 1,020 hours of instructional time per school year, or 165 days. School districts vary, however, in how many extra days are added to each school calendar year to act as a buffer for weather-related cancellations.
The 2014 property tax levies for School District 623 and the city of Little Canada were approved last week.
The Roseville School Board approved the school district’s 2014 property tax levy at its Tuesday, Dec. 17 meeting.
District business manager Shari Thompson presented information on the levy and current budget year at the truth in taxation hearing prior to the regular board meeting.
The Roseville Area High School a cappella choir, Good ‘Pellas, performed at the Minnesota Department of Education Dec. 5. The Department of Education held a food shelf fundraiser/drive and Good ‘Pellas was invited to sing at the event.
Ava Witthauer received the 2013 Caring Youth Award, which was presented to her by Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, left, and Shoreview Human Rights Commission co-chairs Bob Minton and Nancy Hite. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)
Ava Witthauer of Shoreview has been in the habit of helping others since she was a little girl at Parkview Center School in Roseville -- from raising cash donations for victims of 2004’s deadly tsunami in southeast Asia, collecting thousands of Valentine’s Day cards for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, to helping start a food shelf at Roseville Area High School (RAHS).
“She was born this way,” her mother Kim says. “As far back as I can remember she has been looking for ways to help others.”
The National Forensic League, the speech and debate honor society, is proud to announce Gregg Martinson as its newest diamond coach. Martinson, of Roseville Area High School, received a First diamond award after earning 1,505.70 points on Oct. 12.
Principal, Dr. Jenny Loeck, of Roseville Area High School announced today that seniors Emily Inwards, Alexandra Kennedy, Virginia Larson, Sungmoon Lim, Sierra Schadegg, Sumen Seong, and Margaret Strahan have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Dr. Loeck to these scholastically talented seniors.
On Election Day, School District 623 was one of many school districts across Minnesota to receive voter approval of a levy referendum.
About 68 percent of those who cast ballots voted in favor of the levy request, according to unofficial results. The eight-year operating levy will generate $1,505 per student in the district and will increase annually with the rate of inflation. The current operating levy, which generates $1,575 per pupil, will expire in June of next year.