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.
Over 250 community leaders were in attendance for the eighth annual Roseville Schools Foundation luncheon held at Midland Hills Country Club on Sept. 24.
The event, which raised over $30,000, will provide needed funding to provide grants for educational programs that expand learning opportunities for students and staff.
The Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association (MTEEA) has named Roseville Area High School instructor Peggy Finnegan as Teacher of the Year.
The announcement was made at MTEEA’s annual banquet on Friday, Sept. 27.
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 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.