One of my teachers in college had a saying that has stuck with me over the years. It went something like, "Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good." She was referring to some good church leaders and pastors. Her face still sticks with me.
This school year is a year of many visible changes in the Inver Grove Heights Community Schools. The most visible are the construction of new academic space at Inver Grove Heights Middle School and remodeling and construction at Hilltop Elementary School.
Dakota County was recently recognized by the Center for Digital Government, the National Association of Counties and Government Technology magazine for using information technology tools to deliver high-quality service to its citizens, customers and staff.
Teachers at Garlough Elementary School in West St. Paul returned to school on Aug. 23, several days before most Dist. 197 teachers, for a two-day workshop with Elizabeth Howard, the founder and president of Journey North.
ISD 197 Community Education will offer preparatory classes for the upcoming ACT and SAT tests. These courses are designed for students who wish to improve their test-taking skills and improve their overall scores on the college-entrance tests.