elk river school district

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, district voters will be asked to support our learners by approving two levy questions. One of the levy questions includes $400,000 for “Curriculum that directly impacts the classroom.” For those not familiar with curriculum and its vital importance to education, I would like to explain why the money is needed. The [...]

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My daughter attends middle school in the Elk River School District. Recently, parents received a letter regarding changes in the school lunch system. The first change is the increase in cost. A secondary school lunch is $2.50. Milk is 55 cents. There are also à la carte items available for additional cost. The biggest change [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Children as young as 4 and 5 years old filed into classrooms across the Elk River Area School District this past week for the start the 2012–13 school year. They were greeted in the elementary schools by teachers full of hope and optimism who will roll out a new math curriculum, [...]

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I worked in the Elk River school district for over 20 years as a teacher at VandenBerge and at Elk River High School. I was surrounded by teachers and administrators who were dedicated, hard working, and professional. Day after day, the teachers crafted lessons that challenged and inspired their students. They cultivated an educational atmosphere [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board ratified a teachers contract settlement at its last meeting of the 2011 calendar year. The two-year settlement, which has been described  by school district officials as reasonable and affordable given the circumstances, represents a total package increase of 5.342 percent over the last settlement. The [...]

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Tour of White Bear Lake facility considered worth replicating by Casey Mahon Special to the Star News Wanting to know more about how technology can be integrated into the curriculum, four members of the Elk River Area School Board toured the Century College Fab Lab in White Bear Lake on Aug. 4. School board directors [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor There are more than 2,200 senior high school students taking world languages across the Elk River Area School District this year, and that number is expected to grow considerably once a new world language curriculum adoption takes root. “The students will be very excited about the technology and resources they will [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor There are at least 40 people planning to attend one of three Community Cafe conversations being arranged by the Elk River Area School District. More than 17,000 e-mails went out last week asking people to attend one of three conversations on May 3, May 11 or May 18. To have 40 [...]

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The Elk River Area School District wants feedback from community members and has decided to host what it has termed three Community Café conversations. The school district is in the initial process of updating its strategic plan, and the Community Café conversations have been designed to serve as a beginning step to formulating the district’s [...]

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