Parker Elementary School

by Jim Boyle Editor Contractors who were itching to get into Parker Elementary School for a $5.9 million remodeling project said they are on target to complete the project in time for the start of school, according to Parker Elementary School Principal Mike Malmberg. When school opens in the fall, the K-5 building will be […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor After nearly three years of planning, imploding bid climates and one last hiccup when news of a declining birth rate called the  Parker Elementary School remodel into question, the Elk River Area School Board has awarded bids to have the  project completed. “It will be an exciting time for our students, […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor After further review, the Elk River Area School Board has authorized the administration to advertise for bids for the Parker Elementary School remodeling project. District 728 administrators paused last week after news of a declining birth rate in the Elk River Area School District broke, and they asked members of the […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Two days after hearing the news of a decline  in births in the Elk River Area School District, Elk River Area School Board members have been asked to consider holding off or scaling back on its plans to spend of $7 million to remodel Parker Elementary School. The newfound hesitance stems […]

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It was “Crunch” time at Parker Elementary School last week. The Minnesota Timberwolves mascot came to the Elk River school Nov. 12 as a reward for students who earned more than 15,000 Puma Points since the start of school this fall. Students earn these points for positive and respectful behaviors.  The expectation is for the […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor What would possess an elementary school principal to let students duct tape him to a wall? iPads. Twin Lakes Elementary School Principal Dan Collins challenged his students to sell at least 10 items during a recent fund-raising effort. Every student who did so received a piece of duct tape to tape […]

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Rogers DECA store earns gold certification The Rogers High School School-Based Enterprise (SBE) is among the 137 DECA school stores in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification this year. Students Sarah Kornovich, Gabby Moter, Courtney Steeves and Taylor Lynch and adviser Shalaine Seymour will be recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Salt […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Only one person turned out to speak at the Elk River Area School District’s budget hearing, formerly known as the Truth in Taxation hearing. And he came to compliment the Elk River Area School Board on its work keeping school taxes at bay. The Elk River Area School District’s levy has […]

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