The National School Public Relations Association has announced the Elk River Area School District is the recipient of four national awards. Three of the four awards are the highest publications and electronic media recognitions bestowed upon educational public relation professionals throughout the nation. There were a total of 894 entries in this year’s contest. The [...]
by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Thirty retiring veteran employees from across Elk River Area School District were the guests of honor at a ceremony at Westwood Elementary in Zimmerman. Superintendent Mark Bezek and School Board Chair Jane Bunting shared words with the 21 women and nine men from all but three of the schools in [...]
The Elk River Area School District handed out special awards last week. Fal Sentryz, 98, is the Volunteer of the Year recipient. She was described in her nominations as “inspirational, extraordinary, a life-long learner and ‘positive, positive, positive.’” Sentryz has contributed more than eight years to volunteering with children with articulation disorders. One nominator wrote, [...]
Thirty Elk River Area School District employees representing 827 years of service will be recognized at 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 20 at Westwood Elementary School (13651 4th Avenue South, Zimmerman, MN) The public is invited to attend the fifth annual retirement ceremony that will last one hour.
by Jim Boyle Editor The process of notifying Elk River Area School District administrators who will likely lose their jobs in the face of a minimum of $2.4 million in budget reductions has begun. The Star News has learned the district’s communication’s department will take a hit. Casey Mahon, the district’s manager of communications, confirmed [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District will enter the world of online learning this fall through a smattering of high school health courses. These classes have been selected in part because of a successful pilot the past two school years that placed iPads in the hands of the health teachers and [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District is co-sponsoring a suicide prevention workshop 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, in the Rogers High School media center. The workshop is free and open to the public. Deb Link, owner of co-sponsor Link Therapy and Mediation in Rogers, and Jen Holper, Community Relations representative with [...]
Joe Montplaisir of Westwood Elementary School and Logan Braley of Meadowvale Elementary School took home top honors on Feb. 23 in their respective age brackets at the 4th Annual Meadowvale Tournament. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade represented their schools coming from Otsego, Westwood, Parker, Hassan and Meadowvale. Participants played five preliminary rounds with the [...]