Education

by Jim Boyle Editor Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit as a dreamer is alive and well in the hearts and artistic hands of at least four Elk River High School seniors. They were among nine semifinalists in the high school division to be recognized last month at the Minneapolis Convention Center for their contributions to [...]

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Michael Thompson, Ph.D., is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than 500 schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For nearly 35 years, he has [...]

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Grade 9 A Honor Roll Julia Abell, Marit Adams, Nicholas Alex, Brianna Anderson, Jadyn Anderson, Adielya Audette, Nina Battig, Bradley Beaver, Jacob Benkofske, Jake Berglove, Morgan Bleyhl, Kayla Borntrager, Alison Boser, Blair Budahn, Monet Cairns, Lydia Carr, Alex Christensen, Anne Christensen, Philippa Cockcroft, Alexander Corpe, Kyle Corpe, Katie Crocker, Ashley Daniel, Jared Davies, Sophia Davitt, [...]

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“A” Honor Roll (GPA 3.51 and above)   GRADE 9 William Alexander, Bryce Anderson, Gabrielle Anderson, Natalie Baccam, Kala Berg, Samantha Bolden, Emma Bolduc, Lindsey Borel, Jacob Boyd, Jenna Breseman, Amy Brown, Jenna Carnes, Aaron Carter, Sydney Clark, Mitchell Crosby, Alexa Culliver, Rylan Darr, Kaitlyne Dittberner, Paige Dobberstein, Brooke Dorn, Jakob Dotterer, Josiphene Dotterer, Lauren [...]

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by Jim Boyle, Editor What happened at Salk Middle School this past week? A. One of the school’s teachers, Ron Hustvedt, became a semifinalist for teacher of the year. B. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., came to visit the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-themed magnet school to arm herself with information to push for more STEM [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School High School recently held  Snow Week, a week-long bonanza of fun, fundraising and recognition for the school’s wide and varied list of student groups. Snow Week has catered to student groups with the high school for the past 10 years, giving each group a chance to pick [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District has laid out plans for $3.2 million in cuts and given the District 728 School Board a $2.4 million minimum target to hit. About 75 percent of the cuts being proposed, or about $2.4 million, are geared to come out of instruction, which will be [...]

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The field of possible candidates for this year’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor has been narrowed to 39 semifinalists, and one of them is a teacher at Salk Middle School in Elk River. Ron Hustvedt Jr. is a social studies teacher at SMS for students in sixth through eighth grade. Hustvedt said  the process [...]

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