Education

Everyone remembers a favorite teacher, someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime. Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate that unique educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Nominations opened Oct. 1 and remain open through Nov. 15. Nominations can be submitted online by accessing a simple nomination form on www.educationminnesota.org [...]

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• State didn’t meddle with Homecoming fundraiser but work toward healthier choices for Snow Week will be expected, state says by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School could not get an exemption for its homecoming food sale fundraiser, but an official for the Minnesota Department of Education acknowledged this week the wheels for this year’s [...]

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• Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will impede Homecoming fund drive for high school scholarships by Jim Boyle Editor College scholarships will be some of the newest victims of the calorie-shaving, sodium-lowering Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the federal legislation that authorizes funding and sets policy for [...]

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Jordan Haack, a student at Elk River High School, has been named one of approximately 16,000 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Haack and these other  academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be [...]

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• New class at middle schools to help prepare next generation of computer programmers by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District will begin preparing the next generation of computer programmers when school begins next week. Sixth-grade students across the district will take computer coding instead of the 21st century skills class this school year, [...]

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• New course will give kids a glimpse into several world languages, and other cultures   by Jim Boyle Editor Members of the Elk River Area School Board got their first good look at courses that will replace a middle school health and Family and Consumer Science class. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will be taking Introduction [...]

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• Perfomance on stated goals nets school chief bonus   by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board gave Superintendent Mark Bezek high marks during a recent performance review. He scored well on all nine factors he was evaluated on as part of the review and on all four of his stated goals that [...]

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Father-son team John Fritzke (at left) and Tony Fritzke of Fritzke Trucking out of Watertown prepared six temporary classrooms for transport at Elk River High School this past week. The portable classrooms were reportedly in tough shape and there will be enough space in the building for students when classes resume this fall.  

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by Aaron Brom ECM-Sun Newspapers Former Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn filed a lawsuit June 10 against the school district and Rogers police chief. The lawsuit cites “harm to his reputation and standing in the community, mental distress, shame, humiliation and embarrassment” and requests monetary damages “against Police Chief Jeffrey Beahen for defamation.” The [...]

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