elk river area school district

• With Minnesota No. 1 in the nation, District 728 officials are quite proud The Elk River Area School District class of 2014 composite ACT score was 23.1, a 0.3 jump from the previous year. That 23.1 figure far outpaced the nation average of 21.1 and also beat the state of Minnesota’s 22.9 composite score. Minnesota’s [...]

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“We are excited to have a full-day, all-day, every-day program for all kindergarten students this year,” Hassan Elementary School Principal Heidi Adamson-Baer said. District 728 elementary schools were able to offer a modified all-day program for all students; however, it did not include instructional time with specialists. “In addition to music, art and physical education, [...]

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• Media specialists, teachers have been collaborating to prepare new curriculum by Jim Boyle Editor Elementary school students will have a new subject to learn this year. Technology and media literacy has been added across the board K-5, an addition made possible by shaving some time off specialist classes taught by gym, art and music [...]

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                by Jim Boyle Editor Activities director Mike Cunningham told members of the Elk River Area School Board the most pressing need for his department is to bolster the district’s underfunded marching band. The district marching band is underfunded, understaffed in terms of paid staff, and under-supported, a [...]

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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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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The Elk River Area School Board agreed June 23 to present $104 million in bond and levy questions before all district voters next Election Day. Officials will enter the 2014-15 school year with intent to address space needs at Rogers High School and elsewhere in the southern end of the [...]

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n EREA approves pact with increases and changes to the salary schedule   by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board will vote on a tentative two-year teachers contract Monday that will provide both increases and changes to the teachers salary schedule. Teachers in the Elk River Education Association approved the two-year pact [...]

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Students have accepted diplomas across five area high schools, and many of them did so knowing they were awarded scholarships for their efforts in school. Below is a listing of the scholarships worth $1,000 and more that have been given out by businesses, organizations and initiatives to memorialize.   Elk River High School Kyle Badger,  [...]

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