Elk River High School

• Oct. 4 walk, run, bike and blade event to raise mental health, suicide awareness resonating in Elk River by Jim Boyle Editor The Thumbs Up High 5K – a walk, run, bike and in-line skate event for mental health and suicide awareness – is gaining traction. Nearly 300 people have signed up, including more than […]

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• Event at Elk River High School attracts more than 2,000 kids by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer High school students in grades nine through 12 toured the college fair at Elk River High School Sept. 25, getting a glimpse of their postsecondary options from 90 facilities that attended the event and offered information. All the […]

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• State didn’t meddle with Homecoming fundraiser but work toward healthier choices for Snow Week will be expected, state says by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School could not get an exemption for its homecoming food sale fundraiser, but an official for the Minnesota Department of Education acknowledged this week the wheels for this year’s […]

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• Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will impede Homecoming fund drive for high school scholarships by Jim Boyle Editor College scholarships will be some of the newest victims of the calorie-shaving, sodium-lowering Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the federal legislation that authorizes funding and sets policy for […]

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• Academic labs and ASAP program will offer students way to keep up with their studies in school by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School administrators and teachers are doubling up efforts to keep students from falling behind in their core classes. They have developed a two-pronged approach to reach students who are struggling with […]

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Jordan Haack, a student at Elk River High School, has been named one of approximately 16,000 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Haack and these other  academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor District 728 high school activities directors recommended a litany of changes and improvements to their athletics and activities programs at an Aug. 18 work session of the Elk River Area School Board. Their report was the culmination of a 2014 activities study. The list, spread out on a six-page document, includes […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor While lacrosse players kicked, nudged, batted and threw hard rubber balls into nets over the summer on local fields, District 728 high school activities directors were busy scoring a big point for the future of the sport. They brokered a partnership with local lacrosse boosters that will keep the fastest-growing sport […]

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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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