The Minnesota Technology and Engineering Education Association (MTEEA) has awarded the Roseville Area High School Industrial Tech Program the Program Excellence Award. This is the first year Roseville Area High School has received this distinction.
As the new school year gets underway, your school-age children will be facing a whole new set of opportunities and challenges. While it is common for parents to focus on the school’s classroom teachers, there’s an important resource that too many parents simply overlook — the school counselor.
Kendra Bergstedt, Chloe Boehm, David Pellegrini, Kelsey Porter, and Alexander Valois have been National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Principal Jenny Loeck made the announcement Sept. 16.
Nearly 1.5 million college-bound students applied to become National Merit Scholars this year. The five students representing Roseville Area Schools were chosen along with 16,000 other semifinalists from across the nation.
Again this year, Concordia Academy’s drama department was recognized by the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Musical Theatre program.
The goal of the spotlight program is to honor and support local high school theatre programs and productions. Three local artist-evaluators attend each accepted school’s production and offer their feedback.
Northern Voices teacher Elizabeth Rogers works with two soon-to-be graduates of the school’s preschool program, Ava (Left) and Sammy, both 5.
Northern Voices co-founder Penny Johnson (left) and Discovery Room teacher Angie Schnellman celebrate the school’s 15th year with some of its students. (submitted photo)
Northern Voices in Roseville, a nonprofit school and daycare center focusing on listening and spoken language, provides a unique learning experience for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
And in the school’s preschool, some children’s speech seems more advanced than the typical 5-year-old’s.
“What color are you coloring the roof of the house?” a curious little girl asks the boy across from her. “I’m coloring the roof blue,” he says.
Harambee students head in for one of their first days of school.
Classes resumed Sept. 3 at Harambee Elementary Community Cultures and Environmental Science School along with all other schools in District 623.
Initially, it appeared as though the school would sit dormant this year until a deal was struck in June between the East Metro Integration District (EMID) and ISD 623.
EMID had announced it was no longer able to operate Harambee, located on County Road B in Maplewood, or its other school, Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School in Woodbury, due to funding issues, and bills to transfer oversight of the schools to other school districts failed during the 2013 state legislative session.
When Jeff Whisler took over as the activities director at Roseville Area High School in the summer of 2012, his first major order of business was to find a boys hockey coach. A year later, Whisler spent the early part of the summer finalizing the hiring of another coach for that position.
Whisler announced on July 5 that Ryan Adams had accepted the offer of the position of Roseville’s boys hockey head coach. Adams takes over the head varsity job after serving as the junior varsity head coach last season.
Roseville Area High School speech team member Logan Daniels thought life presented too many choices, so he chose to write and present about it. His dignified rant against life choices landed him a fourth place finish at the National Forensic League’s national speech and debate tournament.
Falcon Heights Elementary School Principal Paul Charest is retiring after 24 years in District 623.
He has been the school’s principal for the past 13 years; prior to that leadership role he was the principal at Central Park Elementary School. Over his 39 years in education he has also worked as a teacher and school counselor.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner on Wednesday, May 29, confirmed that a body found in the Mississippi River near the Ford Dam was Jerome Gordon-Jackson. Gordon-Jackson was a 28-year-old special education assistant in Roseville Area Schools.
A Minnesota State Patrol officer arrested Gordon-Jackson for D.W.I. around bar close on Saturday, May 18.