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 [...]
by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter School closings kept students at home, but Elk River School District officials were on the road early Tuesday morning (March 4). School District Superintendent Mark Bezek and School Board Chairwoman Jane Bunting shuffled between House and Senate education committees at the State Capitol testifying in support of legislation designed [...]
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 [...]