Education

Dave Hauer, principal at Meadowvale Elementary School, dressed the part of Gru and his front office staff also got into the groove as his minions today for Halloween. Little did he know that nearly his entire staff planned to dress as minions. They surprised him Thursday morning when they gathered for a group picture. The [...]

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n Salk Middle School assistant principal performs balancing act in transition to Otsego principal post   by Jim Boyle Editor The first few weeks of Todd Van Erp’s 2013-14 school year have been a balancing act. He’s had one foot in his new school as the Otsego Elementary School principal. The other has been at [...]

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n Members believe district is doing great keeping its students with allergies safe   by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board has considered the merits of going peanut free in schools. But after hearing a report on the district’s efforts to safeguard students with various allergies, board members decided enough is being [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The start of school is still a few weeks away, but early indications are that the Elk River Area School District will have a bumper crop of students showing up at their doors. Superintendent Mark Bezek reported that as of Aug. 12 the district is up in enrollment by about 260 [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Parents of preschool-age children say what they appreciate most in a business is staffs who are welcoming to their kids, according to survey results from the Elk River Early Childhood Coalition. The survey, which targeted adults with young children, was filled out by 269 adults. One-third of the respondents had a [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Contractors who were itching to get into Parker Elementary School for a $5.9 million remodeling project said they are on target to complete the project in time for the start of school, according to Parker Elementary School Principal Mike Malmberg. When school opens in the fall, the K-5 building will be [...]

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by Mike Hanks ECM Sun Publishers Pledging federal support for early childhood education initiatives, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited a Bloomington summer school classroom and took part in an early learning forum July 16 as part of a swing through Minnesota. Duncan, who has been U.S. education secretary since 2009, praised Minnesota’s commitment [...]

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by Mike Hanks – Sun Newspapers Pledging federal support for early childhood education initiatives, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited a Bloomington summer school classroom and took part in an early learning forum July 16 as part of a Tuesday morning swing through Minnesota. Duncan, who has been U.S. education secretary since 2009, praised [...]

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GRADE 12 “A” HONOR ROLL Rachel Anderson, Mambo Asangwe, Matthew Awker, Odrey Bechtel, Austyn Beese, Danielle Berry, Hana Boudlali, Alicia Brady, Elizabeth Brady, Alicia Braun, Trevor Brink, Alexa Bryner, Evan Caldon, Benjamin Correll, Derek Cross, Anessa DeMers, Abigail Dery, Devin Donelson, Ryann Eckblad, Bryan Edwards, Mary Elmquist, Garrett Embury, Matthew Engler, Jacob Esterberg, Cydney Evert, [...]

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